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Re: New Releases
« Reply #360 on: January 19, 2012, 09:43:41 PM »
Oh, I'm getting this...

I thought the name was familiar, and went to look, and found out why--it's the same conductor (and pianist and orchestra) as the Pierne Piano Concerto recording on Chandos.

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #361 on: January 19, 2012, 10:18:28 PM »
I thought the name was familiar, and went to look, and found out why--it's the same conductor (and pianist and orchestra) as the Pierne Piano Concerto recording on Chandos.

That's right. Hopefully, this will be a good one. I'm such a sucker for Falla's music.
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« Reply #362 on: January 26, 2012, 05:44:23 PM »
Ahem.


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« Reply #363 on: January 26, 2012, 08:17:22 PM »
That cover screams desperate studio tries anything to get people to buy the music!  That is demeaning more than it is artistic, sensual or even interesting.  But maybe I just need to go to bed now, getting cranky. :)

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« Reply #364 on: January 27, 2012, 06:20:15 AM »
That cover screams desperate studio tries anything to get people to buy the music!  That is demeaning more than it is artistic, sensual or even interesting.  But maybe I just need to go to bed now, getting cranky. :)

Sucks, because I like the repertoire - but I'm not having that thing on my shelf. (But I'd credit the artist as much as the label for the idea - it's not likely that the subject matter would have been suggested by the latter before the former - odds on that such a suggestion would chill the professional relationship with most artists ;D "Hey, wanna go nude? :-* It'd be doing us a big favour!")

Edit: Ohlsson is always worth a listen, though I'll be waiting for reviews:

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« Reply #365 on: January 27, 2012, 12:48:38 PM »
Sucks, because I like the repertoire - but I'm not having that thing on my shelf. (But I'd credit the artist as much as the label for the idea - it's not likely that the subject matter would have been suggested by the latter before the former - odds on that such a suggestion would chill the professional relationship with most artists ;D "Hey, wanna go nude? :-* It'd be doing us a big favour!")


I'm totally unfamiliar with her--not even if she's a violinist, singer, pianist, or some other variety of -ist.  What music is on the recording?

Second question:  when will Sarge (pre)order it?
That cover screams desperate studio tries anything to get people to buy the music!  That is demeaning more than it is artistic, sensual or even interesting.  But maybe I just need to go to bed now, getting cranky. :)

It's at least useful evidence to use when someone complains that classical music is stale and old fashioned.  Even a hip hop artist might consider this pushing the envelope.  (Well, maybe not a hip hop artist.  Let's use "pop" or "rock" there instead.)

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« Reply #366 on: January 27, 2012, 12:52:40 PM »
I'm totally unfamiliar with her--not even if she's a violinist, singer, pianist, or some other variety of -ist.  What music is on the recording?

Songs:

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« Reply #367 on: January 27, 2012, 02:52:32 PM »
Ahem.



What the Sarge!!  :o :o  :o

Is it Andrea on the cover (something of a contradictio in adjecto as it is a cover without much cover) or is it just an anonymous model?
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« Reply #368 on: January 27, 2012, 03:12:22 PM »
Ahem.



That's a nice cover - tasteful, dignified and attractive.  Lang-Lang should give it a try (or Brendel). ;D

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« Reply #369 on: January 27, 2012, 03:49:43 PM »
To answer questions,
(a) Yes, it's really Andrea on the CD cover,
(b) She's a mezzosoprano,
(c) I am perfectly willing to bet it was either her idea or something she was enthusiastic about, because
(d) She appears to be a minor sex symbol in CzRep already, with a whole gallery (SFW) on iHOT.cz

Oh and
(e) I requested this from MusicWeb  ;D

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« Reply #370 on: January 28, 2012, 02:03:21 PM »
The only disturbing thing about this cover for me: the shitty hair.

And yes, a quick google-image-search reveals: She really is that tacky, and worse!

I didn't notice anything tacky about those images, and her hair looks fine for bedroom activities.

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« Reply #371 on: January 28, 2012, 02:24:54 PM »
There you go : http://www.mdt.co.uk/MDTSite/product//PCLM0033.htm

Looks like virtually all of it. The only stuff I can't find is the Debussy, and the  Bach P&F disc. This means that I have eight of the 10 CDs already. Now, if this is well recorded, it will definitely be worth getting as I consider Fiorentino to be one of the best pianists I have ever heard.

About the Kempff - if it had the mono LVB sonata set I'd jump for it but it looks like it's the stereo.
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« Reply #372 on: February 13, 2012, 05:30:10 PM »


Well, well, well! Alexander Melnikov plays the Piano Concertos with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and joins Isabelle Faust for the Violin Sonata.

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« Reply #373 on: February 13, 2012, 10:45:06 PM »
That's a nice cover - tasteful, dignified and attractive.  Lang-Lang should give it a try (or Brendel). ;D

It's not a good cover artistically. The best sexy covers were on Westminster Gold LPs, and by comparison that one is poor. My favourite is Monteux's Romeo and Juiliet (Berlioz)

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« Reply #374 on: February 13, 2012, 11:52:52 PM »
It's not a good cover artistically. The best sexy covers were on Westminster Gold LPs, and by comparison that one is poor. My favourite is Monteux's Romeo and Juiliet (Berlioz)



You find that sexy?  I don't, especially those ridiculous stockings the guy is wearing.

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« Reply #375 on: February 14, 2012, 01:35:15 AM »
I think it's very evocative of a certain era and yes  I think is sexy. I don't look at the socks. I like her ass and her hair and his mustache. 

It reminds me of the sex scene in Nick Roeg's film Don't Look Now, the one with Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland, which I also think is very sexy. Somehow there's a similar ambiance. I recommend the film enthusiastically if you don't know it. 

Here's the sex  scene

http://en.vidivodo.com/video/julie-christie/279275#videoalt

Not on youtube: maybe because it's so hot, in a subtle sort of way.



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« Reply #376 on: February 14, 2012, 01:44:41 AM »
Ahem.



I would say things are definitively getting better for us guys. She is a gem.

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« Reply #377 on: February 14, 2012, 04:23:09 PM »
I think it's very evocative of a certain era and yes  I think is sexy. I don't look at the socks. I like her ass and her hair and his mustache. 

It reminds me of the sex scene in Nick Roeg's film Don't Look Now, the one with Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland, which I also think is very sexy. Somehow there's a similar ambiance. I recommend the film enthusiastically if you don't know it. 

Here's the sex  scene

http://en.vidivodo.com/video/julie-christie/279275#videoalt

Not on youtube: maybe because it's so hot, in a subtle sort of way.

That was 3 minutes of boredom with about the worst music applied.  You and I are on very different wavelengths.  I don't see sex as a subtle activity; it's primitive and messy. 8)

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« Reply #378 on: February 14, 2012, 04:30:01 PM »
The ending is what sticks in my mind most about that movie.  It's a pretty good sex scene though but forgettable, not risque for it's time but probably risque for now... we're such puritans! ;D

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« Reply #379 on: February 14, 2012, 04:31:14 PM »
That was 3 minutes of boredom with about the worst music applied.  You and I are on very different wavelengths.  I don't see sex as a subtle activity; it's primitive and messy. 8)

Don, this must be you and the Mrs. ;D ;D