Started by Ken B, April 19, 2014, 07:07:51 PM
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Quote from: Jo498 on August 10, 2022, 11:17:46 PMThe older Previn box? or single issues had some small cuts in "Sleeping Beauty" to fit it on two discs, I think. (I only have one of these, in a red or purplish cardboard box.) Supposedly this was fixed in the most recent issues that might have an additional disc or use a bit of the space left on the Nutcracker discs.
Quote from: Spotted Horses on August 05, 2022, 07:34:43 PMThanks for the appreciation. I'm always pleasantly surprised when someone takes me seriously. You have described my view pretty well. I've noticed I get less value from yet another technically flawless recording of yet another immaculately executed performance of a familiar work. The old orchestras had performance styles which could be uniquely colorful and engaging, if you can tolerate the audio limitations. I've tried to train myself to imagine what actual sound would be required to produce what I am hearing through those old microphones recorders.One of the things I admire is the ability of the brass sections of the French Orchestra to create an atmosphere of excitement without playing too loudly, maybe a combination of their instruments and performance style. Markevitch/Lamoreaux is good for this. And a real French French horn section is something to be treasured! Some of the more interesting stuff is from the Mono years, not long after the orchestras had reconstituted themselves after the war. That Cluytens set has a remarkable recording of Ravel's Pavane pour une infante défunte from 1950 (very prominent horn vibrato) and a barn burning Schumann 4 from the same year (Paris Conservatory and Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Francaise, respectively).BTW, is the Tommasini/Scarlatti selection the old Desormiere recording on Decca?How I wish Eloquence would come out with a complete Decca/Paris Conservatory box.
Quote from: Maestro267 on December 01, 2022, 05:11:41 AMWhat are people's recommendations among the CPO complete symphonies boxes?I've got Toch and Wellesz, with Atterberg arriving tomorrow.
Quote from: Jo498 on December 01, 2022, 12:31:47 PMWhat else is there? Krenek maybe, if you like a bit more adventurous stuff than the three mentioned.
Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 29, 2022, 10:47:06 AMAn entirely worthwhile investment, I agree, although as yet I am only in the 40s.
Quote from: Mookalafalas on December 12, 2022, 08:14:10 PMKarl, did you make it to the end?
Quote from: Mookalafalas on December 19, 2022, 03:06:31 AMUp to 13 in Barbirolli. It's fun. I love the historical aspect of it. From 1928 to just about 1950. It's like a time-warp through the evolution of recording technology. The music choices are educational, too. Bax, Rubbra, and lots of Elgar. I'd never been that crazy about any of them, but for some reason, in this kind of chronological approach, they make more sense to me. Actually, I'm really liking Elgar a lot, especially the Enigma variations, which I actually heard a lot when I was younger, but then sort of forgot about. I noticed that towards the end of the box time goes backwards again--with lots more from the 1920s. Not that excited about that, to be honest...
Quote from: JBS on December 19, 2022, 07:58:10 AMThe time skip is because the box puts the vocal/opera and choral recordings in their own segments after the purely orchestral stuff, also arranged chronologically.
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