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Quote from: Brian on July 14, 2021, 01:33:07 PMThose are different recordings!! The newer one was recorded in May and October, 2013. I have them both and just took a look. Now, don't ask me which is better cuz I can't remember and will have to listen to them again. Wait, that sounds fun. OK, you can ask
Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on July 13, 2021, 10:19:53 AMp.s. I must admit, there are certain works which I have a hard time not picking up more than one recording of. I'm sure that you have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about?
Quote from: Roasted Swan on May 26, 2021, 08:32:22 AMPD: if you like the Janacek quartets try and hear this disc (perhaps Hurwitz mentioned it - I've no idea)Not only were these the first recordings of a new critical edition of the quartets - with several terrifyingly hard passages reinstated on the "original" instruments, but also the filler is a brilliantly idiomatic transcription of movements from "On an Overgrown Path" for quartet. Its nearly as good as having a third quartet by Janacek!
Quote from: amw on August 06, 2021, 04:11:51 AMThe Czech Philharmonic Quartet recording is.... mostly loud, to the exception of many other qualities, so hard for me to describe otherwise. Not loud as in the instrumentalists play loudly; loud as in the audio has been compressed (probably using a limiter) and normalized to 0dB. I'd probably have to hear a live performance by the same ensemble to evaluate them properly.The performances may well be fine, it's just... that's legitimately the main thing I noticed.
Quote from: Madiel on August 06, 2021, 03:26:08 PMCompression is essentially DONE to make things louder, and it has very deleterious effects. For classical music in particular it's a rather dumb idea.If you listen to podcasts, Twenty Thousand Hertz has 2 really good episodes on the whole phenomenon.
Quote from: Irons on August 07, 2021, 12:02:51 AMJust as deleterious is too much dynamic range which with full range loudspeakers can be a bugbear with digital recordings. When setting gain for loud passages soft are inaudible and setting for soft leads to uncomfortable loud climaxes.Classical music is not the easiest to reproduce in a recording.
Quote from: Madiel on August 07, 2021, 12:05:18 AMI agree, and this can be particularly tricky for orchestral recordings. I don't think a quartet should have such issues, however.
Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on August 06, 2021, 05:18:31 AMWhat did you think of arrangements of the music?
Quote from: Mirror Image on August 07, 2021, 06:08:25 AMI can't image any arrangement of a Janáček work being successful, especially when there isn't a thing a wrong with the original.
Quote from: MusicTurner on August 07, 2021, 09:49:03 AMHeresy, but: operas, such as 'Jenufa' or 'From the House of the Dead', arranged as piano concertos. I'd like that - the musical ongoing would be clearer, and there's often a certain mixture of percussive and lyrical tendencies in Janacek's music, that would suit the sound picture, I imagine.But of course, it won't happen.
Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on August 07, 2021, 01:47:42 PMOoh! Interesting idea! Very clever! PD
Quote from: Roasted Swan on August 07, 2021, 09:35:36 AMbut you don't like the concept of arranging full stop....!
Quote from: Brewski on October 13, 2021, 07:18:22 PMJust found out this production of Jenůfa — starring Asmik Grigorian and Karita Mattila — is available on demand through November 9, via the Royal Opera House. https://operavision.eu/en/library/performances/operas/jenufa-royal-opera-house#--Bruce
Quote from: Mirror Image on August 07, 2021, 07:40:39 PMI don't mind the idea of arrangement, but sometimes I wonder whether it was worth the trouble? This is what I'm asking myself when talking about these Janáček arrangements or the Barshai arrangements of the Shostakovich SQs that he has done. The answer I keep coming up with is "No, it wasn't worth it." But to each their own.
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