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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Purchases Today
« Last post by SurprisedByBeauty on Today at 02:20:49 PM »
Maybe somebody related to the CEO of Eurodisc?  :D

Anyone remember when movie theaters had advertisements that were paintings of the main poster and/or characters... and they were always 'photo-realistic', except not quite?
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Composer Discussion / Re: Dmitri's Dacha
« Last post by Moonfish on Today at 02:17:36 PM »
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10                 Mravinsky/Leningrad PO

Excellent! The horns! The horns!  Ahhhhhhh! I cannot quite decide if I like this one better than Rostropovich's rendition. Hmm...
*leaning towards Mravinsky*

This is such a great symphony! I have been obsessed with Rostopovich's performance of S10 in the past so Mravinsky's performance with the Leningrad forces impressed me. (Perhaps I'm too easily impressed by the Russian horn section?). I feel like I'm wandering through a storm of challenges, wind beating my face and destiny is rapidly approaching. Ah, fate!

What are your favorite 10s?


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Opera and Vocal / Re: Wagner's Valhalla
« Last post by Tsaraslondon on Today at 02:12:42 PM »
Thanks Sarge! I do like Janet Baker, but haven't heard her singing Wagner at all.

She's full of surprises. She even recorded a wonderful Waldtaube in Schoenberg's Gurrelieder.

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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Moonfish on Today at 02:12:29 PM »
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10                 Mravinsky/Leningrad PO

Excellent! The horns! The horns!  Ahhhhhhh! I cannot quite decide if I like this one better than Rostropovich's rendition. Hmm...
*leaning towards Mravinsky*

This is such a great symphony!


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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Purchases Today
« Last post by Moonfish on Today at 02:05:20 PM »
Ouch. That IS hideous.

Maybe somebody related to the CEO of Eurodisc?  :D
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Purchases Today
« Last post by SurprisedByBeauty on Today at 02:03:15 PM »
Debussy - (ah, how can anybody approve of that cover? Pfffft!)



Ouch. That IS hideous.
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Composer Discussion / Re: Jean-Philippe Rameau
« Last post by SurprisedByBeauty on Today at 02:02:48 PM »
Congrats on the new gig, Jens. I've always enjoyed going to Classics Today as a freebie, now perhaps I'll pay for the extras with you there.

Thanks and thanks for the compliment! That would be fab., of course... my standing would go through the roof, no doubt, if people signed up for the new kid on the block.  ;)
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Composer Discussion / Re: Bruckner's Abbey
« Last post by SurprisedByBeauty on Today at 02:00:39 PM »
I'm contractually obliged to agree with everything he says!  ;D

P.S. The Gatti is my favorite La Mer recording of the last 20 years.
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Composer Discussion / Re: Bruckner's Abbey
« Last post by SurprisedByBeauty on Today at 02:00:05 PM »
Hurwitz must have undergone a root canal or suffered from bad hemorrhoïds. On top of this Bruckner review, he has penned two « CD from Hell » reviews this week ! That's a lot of bile on one page  ::)

Jens, find him a doctor !  ;D

I'm contractually obliged to agree with everything he says!  ;D
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Opera and Vocal / Re: Wagner's Valhalla
« Last post by Moonfish on Today at 01:59:33 PM »
I'd recommend another classic: Janet Baker, Boult conducting



I also like Studer/Sinopoli and Ludwig/Klemperer


Sarge

Thanks Sarge! I do like Janet Baker, but haven't heard her singing Wagner at all.
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