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Offline PerfectWagnerite

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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #40 on: May 09, 2007, 02:19:57 PM »
It pales next to the Michelangeli I listed earlier. The master is still better than the student.

Well I am not surprised you think that. Put it this way, there are virtuosi, and then there is A. B. Michaelangeli...

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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #41 on: May 09, 2007, 02:35:22 PM »
Martin Frost's Mozart CD:


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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #42 on: May 09, 2007, 05:04:57 PM »
This one's for you David (Ross) :):

There will never be another era like the Golden Age of Hollywood.  We didn't know how to blow up buildings then so we had no choice but to tell great stories with great characters.-Ben Mankiewicz

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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #43 on: May 09, 2007, 06:48:40 PM »
This one's for you David (Ross) :):



Am I the only one who heard Barry Manilow's voice when I read the above?

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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #44 on: May 09, 2007, 06:51:17 PM »
Am I the only one who heard Barry Manilow's voice when I read the above?

Yes.  ;D

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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #45 on: May 09, 2007, 06:52:52 PM »
Yes.  ;D

Yeah, but now its in your head too!  8)

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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #46 on: May 09, 2007, 06:56:08 PM »





And seeing as we're on a Miles kick, The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions box set:






Veit Bach-a baker who found his greatest pleasure in a little cittern which he took with him even into the mill and played while the grinding was going on. In this way he had a chance to have the rhythm drilled into him. And this was the beginning of a musical inclination in his descendants. JS Bach

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« Reply #47 on: May 09, 2007, 06:56:49 PM »
Am I the only one who heard Barry Manilow's voice when I read the above?
Yeah, but now its in your head too!  8)

Nope....my natural defenses would never allow such a thing, even if I tried to,....but let me give it a whirl....................................................nope, still nada 8)
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« Reply #48 on: May 09, 2007, 06:57:49 PM »
Nope....my natural defenses would never allow such a thing, even if I tried to,....but let me give it a whirl....................................................nope, still nada 8)

Same here.  $:)

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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #49 on: May 09, 2007, 06:58:43 PM »

Liars.

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« Reply #50 on: May 09, 2007, 07:03:01 PM »

And seeing as we're on a Miles kick, The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions box set:




Don,
You are truly a "styler".
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« Reply #51 on: May 09, 2007, 07:07:43 PM »
Don,
You are truly a "styler".

Thanks, Bill Bogey!

Back at ya, man!



Veit Bach-a baker who found his greatest pleasure in a little cittern which he took with him even into the mill and played while the grinding was going on. In this way he had a chance to have the rhythm drilled into him. And this was the beginning of a musical inclination in his descendants. JS Bach

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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #52 on: May 09, 2007, 07:12:21 PM »
The first thing that popped into my mind:




Have to bring BWV's to the table as well....ok, now I'm done.
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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #53 on: May 09, 2007, 07:42:04 PM »
Veit Bach-a baker who found his greatest pleasure in a little cittern which he took with him even into the mill and played while the grinding was going on. In this way he had a chance to have the rhythm drilled into him. And this was the beginning of a musical inclination in his descendants. JS Bach

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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #54 on: May 09, 2007, 07:50:00 PM »
You mean the 7-8-9 2CD set? Because I cannot stand his performances of 1-2-3-4.



Steve - you almost stole my choice. However, my choice is this CD:



Which contains not only the Brahms 4, but also the Schubert Unfinished and two tracks from Tristan und Isolde. I own both of these discs  ;D  , and when I saw this thread title I knew the Brahms-Schubert-Wagner CD was my choice (it's subtitled "Tribute to a Unique Artist", if I remember correctly). It's a CD that everyone - everyone - should own. I've given it to friends who don't listen to classical.

I'm glad that we both share a proclivity for Kleiber with Brahms. As for the Schubert's Unfinished, I've actually never heard it with Kleiber. I will certainly make an effort to acquire this one!

You're a man of good taste.  :)

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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #55 on: May 09, 2007, 07:54:41 PM »
As far as classical:

Rachmaninov Les Vêpres Op. 37 Alexandre Svechnikov/Chœur National de l'URSS (1965)
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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #56 on: May 09, 2007, 08:44:47 PM »
On the subject of Furtie, is it true that, when the CD was being developed by Sony, the reason they decided it should hold 75 minutes of music was so that the Bayreuth 9th could fit on a single disc?

I've indeed understood that when Philips (which invented the CD btw) and Sony negotiated on the future standard, the Japanese indeed insisted on a duration of 74 minutes (which was later increased a few minutes by using some extra space in the center of the disc) so LvB's 9th symphony could fit on a single CD!

But I doubt that it was a recording by Furtwängler, Sony doesn't have his recordings.

Q

P.S. You were absolutely right: it was Furtwängler's Bayreuth recording!
From the Philips site:

t was not always the technical arguments that won when choices had to be made. For example, the playing time of the CD was determined posthumously by Ludwig van Beethoven. Philips engineers had always based their work on a playing time of an hour, a few minutes longer than a double-sided LP. This meant that the existing repertoire could easily be issued on CD and, with a diameter of 11.5 cm, the CD would come very close to achieving Lou Otten’s ideal compactness.

However, Sony vice-president Norio Ohga, who was responsible for the project, did not agree. "Let us take the music as the basis," he said. He hadn’t studied at the Conservatory in Berlin for nothing. Ohga had fond memories of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (‘Alle Menschen werden Brüder’). That had to fit on the CD. There was room for those few extra minutes, the Philips engineers agreed. The performance by the Berlin Philharmonic, conducted by Herbert von Karajan, lasted for 66 minutes. Just to be quite sure, a check was made with Philips’ subsidiary, PolyGram, to ascertain what other recordings there were. The longest known performance lasted 74 minutes. This was a mono recording made during the Bayreuther Festspiele in 1951 and conducted by Wilhelm Furtwängler. This therefore became the playing time of a CD. A diameter of 12 centimeters was required for this playing time.
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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #57 on: May 09, 2007, 10:13:49 PM »
BEETHOVEN Sonatas by Friedrich Gulda.

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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #58 on: May 09, 2007, 11:22:36 PM »
This one's for you David (Ross) :):



I'd probably agree with this....

From a Classical perspective, at the moment I'd say



His reading of the 4th is unmatchable.

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