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« Reply #360 on: November 25, 2014, 07:09:10 PM »
Nope, I haven't listened to 51 (Dukas, Ravel et al), but I will follow your lead!  :)

Definitely! The chamber box was/is charming and was ultimately responsible for me getting the other sets. I fell for the Schubert recordings quickly followed by the Haydn. Have you listened to Schubert's Octet?

Yes, a powerful Eroica! Why aren't Scherchen's recordings more widely available...? It seems like his legacy has melted away for some obscure reason.

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« Reply #361 on: November 25, 2014, 07:28:03 PM »
Am I seeing what I think I'm seeing?



If you see a sailor giving an emotional embrace to a female, yes.  Nice combination of the two symphonic titles.

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« Reply #362 on: November 26, 2014, 02:00:26 AM »
If you see a sailor giving an emotional embrace to a female, yes.

  took me a while to see that, but you're right. First I was seeing something more like what Ken was >:D
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« Reply #363 on: November 26, 2014, 07:58:43 AM »
  took me a while to see that, but you're right. First I was seeing something more like what Ken was >:D
Yeah. After Jeffrey posted then, after a second or two, I could see he was right. It's a sailor's cap not part of his collar, and the picture re-orients ...

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« Reply #364 on: November 26, 2014, 08:04:10 AM »
A lot of these Westminster midprice covers were really strange. One of the most ugly and weirdly alluring is, I guess, the following :


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« Reply #365 on: November 26, 2014, 10:21:01 PM »
A lot of these Westminster midprice covers were really strange. One of the most ugly and weirdly alluring is, I guess, the following :


Yes. I spent years trying to buy this LP to put on my wall, but when one seller delivered it to me, they had sent a reissue with a different cover. Meanwhile, one of my college friends found it in a thrift shop. You can see his copy in the background of this almost-silent comedy - and hear his copy on the soundtrack!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/SVAjLyv79go" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/SVAjLyv79go</a>

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« Reply #366 on: November 26, 2014, 11:44:13 PM »
Yes. I spent years trying to buy this LP to put on my wall, but when one seller delivered it to me, they had sent a reissue with a different cover. Meanwhile, one of my college friends found it in a thrift shop. You can see his copy in the background of this almost-silent comedy - and hear his copy on the soundtrack!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/SVAjLyv79go" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/SVAjLyv79go</a>

Creative film!  :D
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« Reply #367 on: November 26, 2014, 11:48:06 PM »
Creative film!  :D
Looks more like a documentary to me.  8) (not that I'm personally that bad with deadlines)
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« Reply #368 on: November 26, 2014, 11:53:50 PM »
Looks more like a documentary to me.  8) (not that I'm personally that bad with deadlines)

Well, one can get a lot done in four minutes...... :P
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« Reply #369 on: November 27, 2014, 12:34:30 AM »
I missed it the first time. Behind the protagonist's right shoulder at 0:56 f.
Which campus was that filmed on?
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« Reply #370 on: November 27, 2014, 06:37:53 AM »
I missed it the first time. Behind the protagonist's right shoulder at 0:56 f.
Which campus was that filmed on?

Also at 5:00!  :)
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« Reply #371 on: November 27, 2014, 06:41:22 AM »
I missed it the first time. Behind the protagonist's right shoulder at 0:56 f.
Which campus was that filmed on?
Rice University in Houston, Texas.

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« Reply #372 on: November 27, 2014, 06:56:41 AM »
Rice University in Houston, Texas.

Doesn't look like it to me. :-[

ETA: Well, it does when I actually play the video.
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« Reply #373 on: November 27, 2014, 07:19:04 AM »
A lot of these Westminster midprice covers were really strange. One of the most ugly and weirdly alluring is, I guess, the following :


I have this one from EMI that strikes me as a non sequitur:



I gather that either

1) Kennedy or Rattle or both are dog lovers
2) Kennedy or Rattle is so-called "Big Dog" in this music.

It is even more strange since Kennedy has another recording of this music with a much more traditional cover:


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Re: Box Blather
« Reply #374 on: November 27, 2014, 07:34:53 AM »
I have this one from EMI that strikes me as a non sequitur:



I gather that either

1) Kennedy or Rattle or both are dog lovers
2) Kennedy or Rattle is so-called "Big Dog" in this music.

It is even more strange since Kennedy has another recording of this music with a much more traditional cover:



I love that Westminster cover, which I only first saw in our own 'Horrible CD covers' thread!

I should have thought the bulldog (symbol of Britain for the last 100 years, at least outside of Britain) referred to the all-Brit repertoire. The Big Dog analogy seems a bit strained given those two subjects... :D

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« Reply #375 on: November 27, 2014, 07:40:21 AM »
I love that Westminster cover, which I only first saw in our own 'Horrible CD covers' thread!

I should have thought the bulldog (symbol of Britain for the last 100 years, at least outside of Britain) referred to the all-Brit repertoire. The Big Dog analogy seems a bit strained given those two subjects... :D

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« Reply #376 on: November 27, 2014, 07:54:47 AM »
My box-buying cash reserve has slowly grown.  Anticipating soon getting either the Seon big box or the new Decca "black chocolate" box.  Is it is a coincidence that since I stopped buying music I seem to have less energy and enthusiasm (in general)?
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« Reply #377 on: November 27, 2014, 07:58:33 AM »
Doesn't look like it to me. :-[

ETA: Well, it does when I actually play the video.
That freeze-frame image is a new coffee shop pavilion they built around 2009. Campus reaction has been divided, to say the least.

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« Reply #378 on: November 27, 2014, 09:52:52 AM »
My box-buying cash reserve has slowly grown.  Anticipating soon getting either the Seon big box or the new Decca "black chocolate" box.  Is it is a coincidence that since I stopped buying music I seem to have less energy and enthusiasm (in general)?

Yes, it is life sustaining! You....have...to...get..........both....  *gasp* *puff* *acckk*...
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« Reply #379 on: November 27, 2014, 06:45:48 PM »
Yes, it is life sustaining! You....have...to...get..........both....  *gasp* *puff* *acckk*...

Dear god Al, your abstemiousness is killing Moonfish! Scrooge-by-proxy Syndrome!

The Seon box looks about half duplicates to me. Check it carefully.  :(