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Re: Fun reviews corner
« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2011, 01:10:25 AM »
Quintet for pianoforte three hands

Movement 1: tuning up
Movement 2: tutti pianissimo
Movement 3: presto adagio (poco poco)
Movement 4: presenting of the bill
Movement 5: the next piece (attaca)

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Re: Fun reviews corner
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2011, 06:24:51 AM »
I don't know if it's fun, but it's at least quite deviant in style; the story of Colonel Abbado

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Re: Fun reviews corner
« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2011, 09:27:51 AM »
Quintet for pianoforte three hands

Movement 1: tuning up
Movement 2: tutti pianissimo
Movement 3: presto adagio (poco poco)
Movement 4: presenting of the bill
Movement 5: the next piece (attaca)

Hey! Is this by Thalberg too?
A day may be a destiny; for life
Lives in but little—but that little teems
With some one chance, the balance of all time:
A look—a word—and we are wholly changed.

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Re: Fun reviews corner
« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2012, 02:55:12 PM »
While the site is even less reliable than Gramophone, I was surprised at this low from classics today:

http://www.classicstoday.com/review.asp?ReviewNum=8315

A Karel Ančerl disc with a "10" for sound quality.
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Re: Fun reviews corner
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2012, 09:17:53 AM »
...mists of garlic patches,spatialized...

More than a month later, the disc is still available at only $99.00!!!
http://www.amazon.com/review/RTVDGF710SHE4/ref=cm_cr_pr_cmt?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0002W1B22&nodeID=&tag=&linkCode=#wasThisHelpful
"the '6 Capicci' as well, are extraordinary unaccompanied violin solos,owing to their genre, yet redefining it; brutal,lumbered,perverse,inversed graphic,gratuitous and raw almost machine like, like that is what we are suppose to be as human creators, machines,repetitive clones of what we have already created, and will create, models of ourselves..."
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« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2012, 09:34:29 AM »
More than a month later, the disc is still available at only $99.00!!!

I have that disc - perhaps I should sell it ;D Oh wait, this guy's review will turn anyone off from purchasing :(
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Re: Fun reviews corner
« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2012, 09:52:05 AM »
For Schubert sonatas, stay with Russian artists

Hi Petterson-ova
No way!!!
This set is for playing on your computer while at work; it will not detract from your productivity
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Re: Fun reviews corner
« Reply #27 on: January 16, 2012, 02:54:12 AM »
I don't know if it's fun, but it's at least quite deviant in style; the story of Colonel Abbado

This guy is genuinely amusing and interesting. Scroll down to the "Ghost of Furtwangler".
http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/ALAJL3S09HBS7/ref=cm_pdp_rev_more?ie=UTF8&sort_by=MostRecentReview#RYLKNPV5FKXWN

His conversational style of writing is reminiscent of early 19th century critics like Berlioz and Schumann.
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« Reply #28 on: January 16, 2012, 07:38:49 AM »
This guy is genuinely amusing and interesting. Scroll down to the "Ghost of Furtwangler".
http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/ALAJL3S09HBS7/ref=cm_pdp_rev_more?ie=UTF8&sort_by=MostRecentReview#RYLKNPV5FKXWN

His conversational style of writing is reminiscent of early 19th century critics like Berlioz and Schumann.
ZB

That guy is a gold mine. I especially love this:
"All great recordings are a joy to behold. This performance is energy draining. One is left listless, surly and partial to knocks on the door from people offering salvation."

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« Reply #29 on: January 16, 2012, 08:27:13 AM »
That guy is a gold mine. I especially love this:
"All great recordings are a joy to behold. This performance is energy draining. One is left listless, surly and partial to knocks on the door from people offering salvation."

It would be fun to have him here... :o
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« Reply #30 on: January 16, 2012, 11:50:03 AM »
It would be fun to have him here... :o

Exactly what I was thinking, bit of a polymath with a humorous edge.

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Re: Fun reviews corner
« Reply #31 on: January 17, 2012, 11:47:16 PM »
Exactly what I was thinking, bit of a polymath with a humorous edge.

Mike

I took the liberty of writing to and inviting Bernard O'Hanlon to our ragtag group. As an incentive, I mentioned that Bruckner fans congregate here. He wrote he would not only be happy, but honoured to join, however, he is very busy right now. Hopefully, he may find time to visit in the future and may even stay awhile.
(BTW, the Te Deum of Bruckner conducted by Karajan was on Mezzo TV last night, a really impressive work in a regal performance that surely did it justice.)
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Re: Fun reviews corner
« Reply #32 on: January 20, 2012, 12:53:53 PM »
I did wonder how he would get along here. He has very strong opinions on HIP, Abbado and a number of other matters that would provide a focus for some lively discussion, even....work for the mods if people did not appreciate his very direct views, but he would brighten things up and he has a terrific sense of style.

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Re: Fun reviews corner
« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2012, 07:29:19 PM »
Not too fun, but a little cringe-inducing - a disc by the Ysaÿe Quartet of Debussy, Stravinsky and Fauré, by a reviewer under the misconception that all the music is by Eugène Ysaÿe.

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« Reply #34 on: January 29, 2012, 05:39:04 PM »
I did wonder how he would get along here. He has very strong opinions on HIP, Abbado and a number of other matters that would provide a focus for some lively discussion, even....work for the mods if people did not appreciate his very direct views, but he would brighten things up and he has a terrific sense of style.

Others might say he loves the sound of his own voice ;)
 

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Re: Fun reviews corner
« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2012, 12:41:19 PM »
It is clear that he enjoys language and to play with it. He has a distinctive style. He is opinionated; like many here.

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Re: Fun reviews corner
« Reply #36 on: January 30, 2012, 12:46:38 PM »
He is opinionated; like many here.

MAHLER IS THE GREATEST! FACT.
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« Reply #37 on: January 30, 2012, 12:57:10 PM »
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« Reply #38 on: January 30, 2012, 01:04:42 PM »
MAHLER IS THE GREATEST! FACT.

You are of course correct, he was the greatest composer who wrote nine symphonies and died in 1911.

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Re: Fun reviews corner
« Reply #39 on: January 30, 2012, 01:09:46 PM »
You are of course correct, he was the greatest composer who wrote nine symphonies and died in 1911.

Mike
He wasn't, but I'll admit he was one of the two greatest composers to write nine symphonies and very little else of any relevance.