Recordings That You Are Considering

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Atriod

What do people think of Ozawa/Saito Kinen Orchestra recording of Concerto for Orchestra? My impression is the orchestral back and forth is a bit soft edged but this could be a "me" issue with too much Reiner burned in my brain, it was one of the earliest orchestral pieces I heard. Last I heard it I opted not to buy it for partly what I heard in the performance but more that I have too many recordings of it already.

Hurwitz says the Reiner version is lacking in emotional depth, but I don't really hear much in this piece to begin with. I like all of his selections from the ones I have heard.


DavidW

Just like that M9 it looks like another Ozawa recording I can't stream!  Hurwitz is a fool, the Reiner recording is one of the finest recordings of anything I've ever heard and in my top five recordings (of anything).

For a modern recording I like this one:

Atriod

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Quote from: DavidW on February 10, 2024, 09:07:11 AMthe Reiner recording is one of the finest recordings of anything I've ever heard and in my top five recordings (of anything).

For a modern recording I like this one:


For sure, for me that Reiner is a desert island album regardless of any parameter. The Maalkki disc is one of the best, same with her Miraculous Mandarin Suite/Wooden Prince. Sort of forgot I had the Maalki for this until you pictured it. I think I'm going to do the sensible thing and skip the Ozawa, I have even more than I remembered and most truly great performances are more similar than not with the assumption that they're playing Bartok's revised score.

DavidW

Quote from: Atriod on February 10, 2024, 09:16:43 AMFor sure, for me that Reiner is a desert island album regardless of any parameter. The Maalkki disc is one of the best, same with her Miraculous Mandarin Suite/Wooden Prince. Sort of forgot I had the Maalki for this until you pictured it. I think I'm going to do the sensible thing and skip the Ozawa, I have even more than I remembered and most truly great performances are more similar than not with the assumption that they're playing Bartok's revised score.

I forgot about the Miraculous Mandarin Suite and Wooden Prince recording of hers!  I'll have to give it a listen.  You did prompt me to search and I found this recording on Qobuz which I plan to listen to this weekend:



That one and Ozawa's Prokofiev 4 will be how I honor him.

VonStupp

Quote from: Atriod on February 10, 2024, 09:01:02 AMHurwitz says the Reiner version is lacking in emotional depth, but I don't really hear much in this piece to begin with. I like all of his selections from the ones I have heard.

One person's emotionless is another's emotion-ful. Trust your own instincts. For me, Reiner's is great, deep or no!
VS
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DavidW

Quote from: VonStupp on February 10, 2024, 11:43:30 AMOne person's emotionless is another's emotion-ful. Trust your own instincts. For me, Reiner's is great, deep or no!
VS

Yes emotion is not content part of a performance.  It is the listener's own feelings and how they resonate (or fail to) with the recording.

Spotted Horses

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There's been some mention of Daniel Grimwood's recording of Liszt's Annees de Pelerinage on a 19th century piano. Now I've noticed Grimwood has a recording of the Faure Nocturnes.



Different record label, very obscure (Peters Edition Sounds) which may or may not still exist. I can't find any reviews or advertising copy that mentions what plano he uses in this recording. I can only find the CD on presto, although it is available to stream on Apple Music and Qobuz. Download also available on qobuz, but no booklet. Anyone heard or know about this release? Listening it seem like it might be a period piano, but presumably the booklet would mention this.
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Mandryka

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Quote from: Spotted Horses on February 11, 2024, 11:18:10 PMThere's been some mention of Daniel Grimwood's recording of Liszt's Annees de Pelerinage on a 19th century piano. Now I've noticed Grimwood has a recording of the Faure Nocturnes.



Different record label, very obscure (Peters Edition Sounds) which may or may not still exist. I can't find any reviews or advertising copy that mentions what plano he uses in this recording. I can only find the CD on presto, although it is available to stream on Apple Music and Qobuz. Download also available on qobuz, but no booklet. Anyone heard or know about this release? Listening it seem like it might be a period piano, but presumably the booklet would mention this.



https://theclassicalreviewer.blogspot.com/2015/01/music-publishers-edition-peters-launch.html

Looks like it's a Bosendorfer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lfdw0StIeA&ab_channel=DanielGrimwood
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Spotted Horses

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Quote from: Mandryka on February 12, 2024, 04:25:50 AMhttps://theclassicalreviewer.blogspot.com/2015/01/music-publishers-edition-peters-launch.html

Looks like it's a Bosendorfer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lfdw0StIeA&ab_channel=DanielGrimwood

Thanks for finding that. No mention in the review, but I see that he's playing a Bosendorfer in the brief clip at the beginning of the promotional video. Not definitive since it doesn't appear to come from a recording session, but the review is quite detailed and if it was a PI piano it seems like it would have been mentioned.

Note added: I did listen to the last Nocturne from this set. Good performance, but not destined to become a favorite of mine, I think.
There are simply two kinds of music, good music and the other kind. - Duke Ellington