Started by karlhenning, April 12, 2007, 06:03:44 AM
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Quote from: ultralinear on January 20, 2023, 09:45:16 AMPresto are listing this box of Elder's VW symphonies as available now:
Quote from: JBS on January 20, 2023, 01:02:42 PMYou don't need Pristine because you've got Decca Eloquence's Boult Legacy set!ASIN is B0BCX3R1R7Which includes Job, Old King Cole, etc, as well as Arnold, Holst, etc.
Quote from: SurprisedByBeauty on January 20, 2023, 01:07:50 PMBit of a mix, but good to know. Will include that option in the survey.Are they remastered, though? I can't find any info on that. (Not until now, anyway.)
Quote from: JBS on January 20, 2023, 01:47:49 PMApparently not, except for four tracks of Holst that were never released until they were included in this set. The track listings, copyright dates, recording data, and brochure credits refer only to the original LPs. But the sound is fairly good, so I'm surprised it's not a remastering.
Quote from: vandermolen on February 03, 2023, 11:23:52 PMOn my return from work yesterday I tuned into a very interesting programme about the Viola on BBC Radio 3. It featured an especially interesting and rather moving discussion about Vaughan Williams's 'Flos Campi' which made me consider the work in a new light:https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000sycs
Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 04, 2023, 08:36:56 AMThanks, Jeffrey. I greatly enjoyed this. It contrasts so sharply, too, with the anodyne vapidity of Boston's CRB
Quote from: Irons on February 14, 2023, 12:18:21 AMA stunning performance of 8th Symphony by Charles Munch and Boston Symphony. Poor show that RCA didn't have the wherewithal to make a recording. https://youtu.be/26Two4qjxmw
Quote from: Roasted Swan on February 14, 2023, 02:16:42 AMThanks for sharing that - No.8 is usually one of my least favourite of the RVW cycle but this is a tremendous performance and the actual sound is very good too. What a discovery!
Quote from: Irons on February 14, 2023, 07:23:08 AMPleased you enjoyed it. Previn is my benchmark in the 8th but I thought Munch surpassed that. A second movement to die for!
Quote from: Roasted Swan on February 14, 2023, 08:58:59 AMThe latest installment in the excellent SOMM/RVW live includes a Barbirolli 'live' No.8 with the Halle from 1964. Even given all the "authority" that Barbirolli brings to this particular score the Halle are simply 2nd tier compared to the Boston players. Given this is the score where (arguably) RVW 'plays' with instrumental textures more than any other symphony the quality of the playing is key so hard not to give the laurels to Munch/BSO......
Quote from: Brian on February 15, 2023, 01:28:44 PMThanks so much for posting that Munch performance, I also immensely enjoyed it. Not a conductor I associate with Vaughan Williams, but he shows an extraordinary affinity. Might have to find the CD (especially if the restored sound helps to make some of the finale's percussion clearer).In other RVW listening this week, this is truly excellent:
Quote from: Karl Tirebiter Henning on February 15, 2023, 02:35:22 PMNice! How's the Howells?
Quote from: Skogwald on February 19, 2023, 09:24:15 AMHey all, I'm only just getting into Vaughan Williams' music. I have been listening to the complete symphonies by Boult and have been especially drawn to symphonies 6 and 9.I'm sure you have already discussed this several times over the previous 300+ pages but what do you consider amazing RVW recordings that I should get?
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