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« Reply #40280 on: Today at 06:12:47 AM »
Yes it is. The whole system or lets say 3 of them had to be reset. I took measures to prevent a next time, by putting audio quest Niagara power surge protectors between the secondary and third system, my primary system was already protected by the Thor made by Nordost. I looked at all the fuses in amplifiers, and additional electronics but nothing had to be replaced. The electrical wiring in the listening room will be replaced, and I will put Hi-end sockets in this room that will keep the power lines better in place. I had quite a scare, but fortunately got a second chance.

Very glad of the outcome!
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« Reply #40281 on: Today at 06:16:34 AM »
Mendelssohn
Vn Cto in e minor, Op. 64

Schumann
Vc Cto in a minor, Op. 129
Pinchas Zukerman, vn
Leonard Rose, vc
NY Phil
Lenny
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Lully - Comédies-Ballets (Minkowski)



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« Reply #40283 on: Today at 06:40:19 AM »
Was in Symphony Hall for the première (played by our Jas Sommerville) as was the composer, whom I met during the intermission.

Very nice, Karl. Carter seemed like a down-to-earth guy.
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« Reply #40284 on: Today at 07:04:36 AM »

Schumann
Vc Cto in a minor, Op. 129

Leonard Rose, vc
NY Phil
Lenny[/b]

One of my favourite violin concertos (after Shostakovich 1 and Sibelius)

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« Reply #40285 on: Today at 07:20:33 AM »
Beethoven

piano sonatas 4-6-7 & 8



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« Reply #40286 on: Today at 07:24:46 AM »
Mendelssohn
Vn Cto in e minor, Op. 64

Schumann
Vc Cto in a minor, Op. 129
Pinchas Zukerman, vn
Leonard Rose, vc
NY Phil
Lenny


Much as I did enjoy this. the next CD is one of my favorites in the set:

Nielsen
Fl Cto FS 119
Cl Cto FS 129

Hindemith
Vn Cto

Julius Baker, fl
Stanley Drucker, cl
Isaac Stern, vn
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One of my favourite violin concertos (after Shostakovich 1 and Sibelius)

It's always a beaut, Ray!
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« Reply #40288 on: Today at 08:23:39 AM »
Mendelssohn, Felix - Songs Without Words w/ Ronald Brautigam on a Paul McNulty fortepiano (after an 1830 Pleyel) - my first listen on Spotify - I have other recordings on a modern piano, so now on a great sounding reproduction instrument - reviews attached for those interested; physical discs not inexpensive - I guess that BIS could package these as a double set at a more fair price?  Otherwise, the Spotify sound is fine sent to my den stereo.  Dave :)

P.S. for Felix fans, there has been a lot of activity in his thread HERE; also, in 2014, Todd started an excellent review thread on the 'Songs w/o Words' HERE.

 

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40289 on: Today at 09:57:23 AM »
Mendelssohn, Felix - Songs Without Words w/ Ronald Brautigam on a Paul McNulty fortepiano (after an 1830 Pleyel) - my first listen on Spotify - I have other recordings on a modern piano, so now on a great sounding reproduction instrument - reviews attached for those interested; physical discs not inexpensive - I guess that BIS could package these as a double set at a more fair price?  Otherwise, the Spotify sound is fine sent to my den stereo.  Dave :)

P.S. for Felix fans, there has been a lot of activity in his thread HERE; also, in 2014, Todd started an excellent review thread on the 'Songs w/o Words' HERE.

 

Those have been on my wishlist for ages!  ???

But... as on other occasions, BIS is playing hard to get...  8)

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« Reply #40290 on: Today at 10:17:05 AM »
Those have been on my wishlist for ages!  ???

But... as on other occasions, BIS is playing hard to get...  8)

Yep! Now they are SACD (which does me no good), but for me $33 USD + across the pond shipping at Presto - $20 both for MP3 DLs which includes booklets - Dave :)
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« Reply #40291 on: Today at 11:44:14 AM »
Well, this is indeed a beauty:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/-ReOj-e05JQ" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/-ReOj-e05JQ</a>
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40293 on: Today at 12:06:39 PM »
This entire recording:



I had already listened to the various orchesterlieder from this recording but went back and listened to Vier Letzte Lieder and now playing through the recording again. What can I say that hasn’t already been said before about this recording? Not much! Schwarzkopf has an individual feel for these works. In the Vier Letzte Lieder, the closest comparison I can make is Cheryl Studer not in terms of timbre, but the highly personal feeling she puts into the words that somehow transcend everything and make the music about Strauss and not herself. Szell’s accompaniment, like Sinopoli’s, is also on the same lines as Schwarzkopf --- a different perspective, but never about himself. Incredible music-making and the fidelity of this recording is first-rate --- the remastering sounds wonderful.

One of my favourite albums to listen to on vinyl, through valve amps and "warm" sounding speakers. Absolutely divine!
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40294 on: Today at 12:08:45 PM »
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 12 Op. 26 [Backhaus]



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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40295 on: Today at 12:15:04 PM »
Alwyn: 1st Symphony.



The cover design - by Keith Hensby as always for Lyrita - is most apt as Alwyn's 1st could easily described as cosmic. My impression was of a timeless vast unpopulated landscape. A stunning symphony.
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When I was a teen the Monteux performance of the Franck symphony was my introduction to the work. I loved the piece  so much that I soon bought another version of it (pictured above). I was sorely disappointed, finding it turgid and uninspiring. Over the years I’ve become a discriminating fan of Furtwängler’s art - sort of a hit and miss scorecard. When he hits, it’s bonanza. When he misses, he sounds out of sorts. I’ve reconciled myself with his view of the work, meaning I now see where he comes from and where he’s taking it. I just don’t think it’s appropriate to Franck’s symphony. There’s a level of tension allied to a transparency of textures that elude him. I have a dozen other versions that I prefer to this.

I kept that disc (in lp) for a long time because of Ferrier’s singing of 3 Rückert lieder - my introduction to that great artist’s unique voice.

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« Reply #40297 on: Today at 05:42:39 PM »
Well, this is indeed a beauty:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/-ReOj-e05JQ" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/-ReOj-e05JQ</a>

Indeed. I love that piece.
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« Reply #40298 on: Today at 05:45:17 PM »
One of my favourite albums to listen to on vinyl, through valve amps and "warm" sounding speakers. Absolutely divine!

I can certainly hear how it would sound on vinyl. I’m not a big fan of classical on vinyl (jazz on vinyl is a different story), but I can imagine this sounding fantastic.
Don’t forget your four A’s, folks: Alex, Arnie, Alban and Anton


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« Reply #40299 on: Today at 05:47:16 PM »
Listening to this recording yet again:



Not very often will I play an album again from start to finish after I just listened to it, but this recording has completely exceeded my expectations in every way imaginable.
Don’t forget your four A’s, folks: Alex, Arnie, Alban and Anton