Author Topic: Blind comparison : Mahler 2nd symphony [2nd round until March 16]  (Read 26466 times)

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Re: Blind comparison : Mahler 2nd symphony
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2014, 07:37:09 AM »
Yes, please count me in for this one.  And I'm happy with whatever order of movements you choose.

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Re: Blind comparison : Mahler 2nd symphony
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2014, 08:01:12 AM »
So if I just compare set A, then ie Sarge, GS & Mirror Image compare A B C D and we have different views then the person who reviews only 1 set is wiped out straight away.

That would only be true if you were the sole member in your group initially and therefore the lone decision maker. But you already have other folks rating your group. Adding a few more won't negate your vote and it might possibly enhance it (surely some of us are going to give high ratings to the performances you like too).


Why are some persons reviewing 2 or 3 in past comparisons? 

Because the organizers of the comparisons ask us to compare as many groups as possible in order to get the largest sampling (at least Mad requests that).

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Re: Blind comparison : Mahler 2nd symphony
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2014, 08:51:28 AM »
Also depends on how the originator organizes the groups.

Imagine a group on a given piece of music which they all have recorded

A - Klemperer, Walter, Bernstein, Abbado & Sinopoli
B - Lizzio, Nanut, Daniel, Alsop & Klee

"oh, no....my favourites have just been eliminated"  ???

"Who put Anton Nanut through, and Walter got dumped" ? ? ?  :laugh:

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Re: Blind comparison : Mahler 2nd symphony
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2014, 09:54:18 AM »
Is it true to say that if each individual doesn't compare each of the sets A B C D (x8 clips in each set), then the comparison can not be true to itself?

I think it's more important to get a large number of voters per group than to equalize the number of groups per voter.

I also think we're both over-thinking it. ;)

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Re: Blind comparison : Mahler 2nd symphony
« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2014, 01:51:04 PM »
you can count me in too, Cosi/Discobole.
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Re: Blind comparison : Mahler 2nd symphony
« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2014, 01:59:24 PM »
I would like to take part as well. 

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Re: Blind comparison : Mahler 2nd symphony
« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2014, 02:40:46 PM »
24 participants for now, still counting... That's great, really, thanks for the enthusiasm :)

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Re: Blind comparison : Mahler 2nd symphony
« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2014, 03:29:08 AM »
I'm in, at least for the first round. It's not a symphony I listen to that often, nor do I feel a need for a new recording (with Abbado and Bertini on hand), but I can't resist a blind listening. :)
Be kind to your fellow posters!!

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Re: Blind comparison : Mahler 2nd symphony
« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2014, 05:29:39 PM »
Great mc ukrneal, I'm really happy that you'll participate, your contribution is always very appreciated :)

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Re: Blind comparison : Mahler 2nd symphony
« Reply #29 on: February 09, 2014, 12:06:13 AM »
I'd be happy to join in as well. It's been awhile since I heard it (Haenchen, live in the concertgebouw in Amsterdam).

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Re: Blind comparison : Mahler 2nd symphony
« Reply #30 on: February 09, 2014, 06:28:09 AM »
I'd like to join as well.  This will be my first blind comparison....sounds fun.   :D

Thanks!

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Re: Blind comparison : Mahler 2nd symphony
« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2014, 07:17:58 AM »
When does it start?

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Re: Blind comparison : Mahler 2nd symphony
« Reply #32 on: February 09, 2014, 11:53:59 AM »
Thanks to the lastest who joined the comparison.

Jay, it should take around 10 days for me to finish preparing everything.

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Re: Blind comparison : Mahler 2nd symphony
« Reply #33 on: February 09, 2014, 06:20:38 PM »
Thanks to the lastest who joined the comparison.

Jay, it should take around 10 days for me to finish preparing everything.
Thanks, CBD.

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Re: Blind comparison : Mahler 2nd symphony
« Reply #34 on: February 09, 2014, 11:49:47 PM »
Too late to join?

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Re: Blind comparison : Mahler 2nd symphony
« Reply #35 on: February 10, 2014, 01:39:33 AM »
No no, not at all, it has not begun, and anybody can join at anytime anyway :)

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Re: Blind comparison : Mahler 2nd symphony
« Reply #36 on: February 10, 2014, 01:54:59 AM »
No no, not at all, it has not begun, and anybody can join at anytime anyway :)

Great, and thank you for the effort in doing this!

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Re: Blind comparison : Mahler 2nd symphony
« Reply #37 on: February 10, 2014, 03:04:29 AM »
Definitely count me in, and welcome back! Would it be OK to let me get closer to finishing my Brahms 2 comparison before we start this though?
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Re: Blind comparison : Mahler 2nd symphony
« Reply #38 on: February 10, 2014, 07:05:39 AM »
Count me in, as well! This is a most beloved work and a great Mahlerian favourite. I'll be curious to see which versions that will turn up I don't already own.

Starting with Urlicht sounds good. However, if it's not too much trouble, Cosi, I do hope that the format of the samples will be separate mp3 files (much easier to manipulate and listen to comparatively) instead of one cumbersome single file of all the samples clumped together.

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Re: Blind comparison : Mahler 2nd symphony
« Reply #39 on: February 10, 2014, 10:12:47 AM »
Definitely count me in, and welcome back! Would it be OK to let me get closer to finishing my Brahms 2 comparison before we start this though?

Great news, thanks !
As I said, I will not start before 10 days. Maybe even 2 weeks. I still have to listen to a couple dozens versions. Will it be ok ? (If I remember well, we already did 2 comparisons at the same time without much trouble anyway ?)

Count me in, as well! This is a most beloved work and a great Mahlerian favourite. I'll be curious to see which versions that will turn up I don't already own.

Starting with Urlicht sounds good. However, if it's not too much trouble, Cosi, I do hope that the format of the samples will be separate mp3 files (much easier to manipulate and listen to comparatively) instead of one cumbersome single file of all the samples clumped together.

Great :)
Of course the samples will be separate files, this is how I proceed (except I prefer lossless (flac) format)

And there are now 33 participants  ??? ;D
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