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Re: The 2017 Golden Raspberry Awards
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2017, 01:28:31 PM »
I've never managed to get to the end of a Clementi sonata.

He's wildly inconsistent, since a lot of them were teaching pieces. But some are terrific -- I was very surprised. I cannot think of any numbers off the top of my head.  Look for the Demidenko disc.
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Re: The 2017 Golden Raspberry Awards
« Reply #21 on: December 16, 2017, 11:01:27 PM »


Zimerman, in 960, too much pointless and intrusive rhythmic rubato. 959 is another matter, but 960 is a turkey,
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Re: The 2017 Golden Raspberry Awards
« Reply #22 on: December 17, 2017, 01:43:54 AM »
I'll be happy to post my duds and clunkers of the year when I go through the list of purchases the coming week.... :D

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Re: The 2017 Golden Raspberry Awards
« Reply #23 on: December 17, 2017, 02:11:49 AM »


Zimerman, in 960, too much pointless and intrusive rhythmic rubato. 959 is another matter, but 960 is a turkey,

Funny. Although I can sortof relate, my ultimate feeling is almost the opposite: 959 leaving me underwhelmed (though a nice drive and locomotion established in the first movement), whereas the fingerprints and smudges in 960 leave me moved, rather than exacerbated.

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Re: The 2017 Golden Raspberry Awards
« Reply #24 on: December 17, 2017, 08:12:24 PM »

One of my favorite pieces with one of the worst piano playing.

Got around to the Piano Quintet and thought it was fantastic.  The piano playing sounded excellent to my admittedly not very discerning ears.

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« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2017, 01:58:24 AM »
Got around to the Piano Quintet and thought it was fantastic.  The piano playing sounded excellent to my admittedly not very discerning ears.
Which other performances have you attentively listened to?

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Re: The 2017 Golden Raspberry Awards
« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2017, 03:54:35 AM »
Which other performances have you attentively listened to?

The two I would have heard would be Rubinstein/Guarnieri and Peter Serkin, but it's been a long time since I've heard either.  (I had not realized until now that Tree and Soyer play on both of these recordings.)





I can sample from any of the recordings on Tidal.  I think I'll try this one from 2016 next:

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Re: The 2017 Golden Raspberry Awards
« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2017, 04:32:10 AM »
The two I would have heard would be Rubinstein/Guarnieri and Peter Serkin, but it's been a long time since I've heard either.


I like Rubinstein, too.

The famous one with Richter I've found surprisingly flat;
Apart from that, I've liked these quite a bit

Gaudier Ensemble (hyperion/helios)
Takacs/Haefliger (Decca)
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Prazak/Klansky (Praga)

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Re: The 2017 Golden Raspberry Awards
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Re: The 2017 Golden Raspberry Awards
« Reply #29 on: December 18, 2017, 07:30:16 AM »
Do you know of any links to sample this?

Just checked on Qobuz, Spotify, Amazon & the Naxos Music Library... sadly none of them have clips for samling.  :(

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Re: The 2017 Golden Raspberry Awards
« Reply #30 on: December 20, 2017, 09:24:16 PM »
Sorry, perhaps, to be controversial. It's wonderful that Pressler is still performing at his age, but the technical deficiencies in these performances are enormous. No-one will remember Pressler for this album - as it should be - but it was still by far the worst release of 2017 to which I listened.


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Re: The 2017 Golden Raspberry Awards
« Reply #31 on: December 22, 2017, 12:36:06 PM »

I don't think I'll re-visit this one for years, if ever.
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Re: The 2017 Golden Raspberry Awards
« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2018, 11:43:36 AM »


Still waiting for my copy to arrive...

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Re: The 2017 Golden Raspberry Awards
« Reply #36 on: February 09, 2018, 07:13:15 AM »
I nominate this disc:



One of the worst sounding modern recordings I’ve heard from a major label. Everything sounds dead. Some reverb would have been nice. Of course, labels can overdo it with reverb, too, but this recording just sounds lifeless. A pity as the performances themselves are quite good, but not on the scale of The Nash Ensemble, which remains my reference in these Debussy pieces.
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Re: The 2017 Golden Raspberry Awards
« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2018, 08:39:18 AM »

I don't think I'll re-visit this one for years, if ever.

I gave this a listen, streaming. It just doesn’t work. The orchestra is never propulsive, and there is no sense of being swept along.
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