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Re: Favorite Ravel Recordings
« Reply #40 on: November 04, 2010, 06:45:57 AM »
I have been greatly enjoying this one:



It may seem redundant somehow to use period instruments in music as recent as the 1920's, yet the sound is different, sort of like 78's without the scratches... :)

In any case, the orchestra plays very well, and it's nice on occasion to hear them step out from the Classical Era which is their usual home. :)

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Re: Favorite Ravel Recordings
« Reply #41 on: November 04, 2010, 06:50:35 AM »
I have a recording of Liszt played on an Érard, Gurn, and the sound is truly charming.

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Re: Favorite Ravel Recordings
« Reply #42 on: November 04, 2010, 06:54:05 AM »
I have been greatly enjoying this one:



It may seem redundant somehow to use period instruments in music as recent as the 1920's, yet the sound is different, sort of like 78's without the scratches... :)

In any case, the orchestra plays very well, and it's nice on occasion to hear them step out from the Classical Era which is their usual home. :)

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Wow, I did not know you enjoyed Ravel's music, Gurn! 

I really need to drop this stereotype that you only listen to Classical Era music, on period instruments.  :-[

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Re: Favorite Ravel Recordings
« Reply #43 on: November 04, 2010, 06:56:16 AM »
Is that the same Catherine Deneuve that was in all the French movies?

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Re: Favorite Ravel Recordings
« Reply #44 on: November 04, 2010, 06:57:44 AM »
Yes, it's a speaking part

For the Chansons de Bilitis, oui.

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Re: Favorite Ravel Recordings
« Reply #45 on: November 04, 2010, 07:00:37 AM »
I have a recording of Liszt played on an Érard, Gurn, and the sound is truly charming.

Yes, they have such an archetypal 'French' sound. I think my earliest recorde actual Érard is from 1805, so they had a lot of time to perfect that distinctive sound. :)

Wow, I did not know you enjoyed Ravel's music, Gurn! 

I really need to drop this stereotype that you only listen to Classical Era music, on period instruments.  :-[

Well, to be fair, Ray, I bring it on myself by rarely talking about all the other stuff I listen to. It appears that <>35% of my collection is music from post-1850, and about half of that is post 1900... :)

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Re: Favorite Ravel Recordings
« Reply #46 on: November 04, 2010, 07:03:26 AM »
You've even got some 21st-c. stuff in there (I hear) . . . .

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Re: Favorite Ravel Recordings
« Reply #47 on: November 04, 2010, 07:08:45 AM »
You've even got some 21st-c. stuff in there (I hear) . . . .

Carter's Oboe Quartet? ;)

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Re: Favorite Ravel Recordings
« Reply #48 on: November 04, 2010, 07:11:58 AM »
You've even got some 21st-c. stuff in there (I hear) . . . .

Yes, it's true...  0:)

Carter's Oboe Quartet? ;)

Yes, it's true   >:D

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Re: Favorite Ravel Recordings
« Reply #49 on: November 04, 2010, 07:13:37 AM »
Yes, it's true...  0:)

Yes, it's true   >:D

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Re: Favorite Ravel Recordings
« Reply #50 on: November 04, 2010, 07:21:19 AM »
And, in the odd way these things work, it's a period performance!  :o

Low-hanging fruit, Neal, might as well pick it. :D

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Re: Favorite Ravel Recordings
« Reply #51 on: November 04, 2010, 07:30:47 AM »
Low-hanging fruit, Neal, might as well pick it. :D

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I just couldn't help myself. Bad, bad ukrneal.... :-[
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Re: Favorite Ravel Recordings
« Reply #52 on: November 04, 2010, 07:32:52 AM »
No, Neal, nought wrong with fetching in the l.-h. f.

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Re: Favorite Ravel Recordings
« Reply #53 on: November 04, 2010, 07:33:57 AM »
No, Neal, nought wrong with fetching in the l.-h. f.

And Karl would know; he lives for it! ;)

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Re: Favorite Ravel Recordings
« Reply #54 on: November 04, 2010, 07:34:37 AM »
Hah!

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Re: Favorite Ravel Recordings
« Reply #55 on: November 04, 2010, 08:04:29 AM »
I think it's a great testimony to Gurn's modesty that he is so reticent about that great collection of HIP Wagner that he owns.

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Re: Favorite Ravel Recordings
« Reply #56 on: November 04, 2010, 08:11:56 AM »
Very nicely played, Maciek!

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Re: Favorite Ravel Recordings
« Reply #57 on: November 04, 2010, 08:20:00 AM »
I think it's a great testimony to Gurn's modesty that he is so reticent about that great collection of HIP Wagner that he owns.

 :-[  Now you've spilled it...   :)

Actually, once he went from the beautiful ophicleide to the Wagner Tuba, I knew all was lost... :D

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Re: Favorite Ravel Recordings
« Reply #58 on: November 04, 2010, 08:25:02 AM »
And speaking of Ravel recordings (trying to keep up appearances here)...

I can't recommend this one highly enough:
http://highponytail.blogspot.com/2009/11/wanda-at-last_22.html
(with a thank you nod and smile towards Dax)

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Re: Favorite Ravel Recordings
« Reply #59 on: November 04, 2010, 08:28:41 AM »
And speaking of Ravel recordings (trying to keep up appearances here)...

I can't recommend this one highly enough:
http://highponytail.blogspot.com/2009/11/wanda-at-last_22.html
(with a thank you nod and smile towards Dax)

I saw reference to pony tails, no reference to Ravel.   ???
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