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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #380 on: March 19, 2020, 07:58:17 AM »
Very interesting as a life long advocate of the relationship between von Karajan and the music of Strauss.

 Karajan, Strauss and Decca is a heady mix. There is another issue of a double LP of Muti conducting Mozart symphonies. I do fancy the Karajan though.
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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #381 on: March 19, 2020, 10:39:03 PM »
Unable to offer much advice but I would certainly plump for the cheaper set. I have a few Intercord issues and the German pressings are very good indeed. I don't think you can go wrong here.

They are licensed from Westminster   https://www.bach-cantatas.com/NVP/Demus.htm

Thanks for your thoughts. My interest in buying any kind of goodies has kind of evaporated with the events of the last week or so. WE are OK on money for the time being (although my wife's place of employment is shuttered for the time being), but I am being very careful because obviously everything is up in the air at this point. Also cancelled our upcoming week's vacation to SF Bay Area and Central Coast--sucks, but these are first world problems in the grand scheme of things. ANd, I have a ton of unheard disks (CDs, LPs) lying around the house.

I hope all you other vinyl lovers are doing OK!!

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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #382 on: March 25, 2020, 12:37:36 AM »
Don't see many around these days but some good stuff released on the EMI Greensleeve mid-price label. Pretty labels too.

You must have a very good opinion of yourself to write a symphony - John Ireland.

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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #383 on: March 25, 2020, 04:01:00 AM »
Don't see many around these days but some good stuff released on the EMI Greensleeve mid-price label. Pretty labels too.


Cool artwork!  ;D  Thank you for sharing that Irons!

PD

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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #384 on: March 25, 2020, 07:43:22 AM »
Don't see many around these days but some good stuff released on the EMI Greensleeve mid-price label. Pretty labels too.


I remember that fine old LP!
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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #385 on: March 25, 2020, 12:21:39 PM »
Where does HMV Greensleeve fit into the HMV pantheon?


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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #386 on: March 26, 2020, 12:53:35 AM »
Where does HMV Greensleeve fit into the HMV pantheon?

Trust you are keeping well, P.

A mid-price label I would guess the vinyl equivalent of the "British Composers" series EMI released on CD. A mixture of new releases and re-issues made up the catalogue. I have noticed the prices hold up well, for example the Haendel VC of Britten/Walton is just as desirable on Greensleeves as full price EMI. Does not delve into the repertoire as Lyrita but masses of good recordings can be had. The series lasted a long time, right up to the "Large dog" period on the cusp of CD, see below.

 
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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #387 on: March 26, 2020, 01:55:44 AM »
Trust you are keeping well, P.

A mid-price label I would guess the vinyl equivalent of the "British Composers" series EMI released on CD. A mixture of new releases and re-issues made up the catalogue. I have noticed the prices hold up well, for example the Haendel VC of Britten/Walton is just as desirable on Greensleeves as full price EMI. Does not delve into the repertoire as Lyrita but masses of good recordings can be had. The series lasted a long time, right up to the "Large dog" period on the cusp of CD, see below.

 

Thanks for that info - the posting had me wondering. I have Boult's 1968 recording of RVW's A Sea Symphony on a HMV Greensleeves (subtitles English Heritage Series ) LP. The date on the record label is 1981 so it is a reissue. Off hand, it is the only HMVG  disc I think I have.

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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #388 on: March 26, 2020, 06:00:37 AM »
Thank you for the info Irons.   :)

Trying hard to hang onto my sanity--like everyone else these days.   ::)  Walks (often) and looking for 'my hawk' help.

All the best,

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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #389 on: March 26, 2020, 07:49:18 AM »
Thanks for that info - the posting had me wondering. I have Boult's 1968 recording of RVW's A Sea Symphony on a HMV Greensleeves (subtitles English Heritage Series ) LP. The date on the record label is 1981 so it is a reissue. Off hand, it is the only HMVG  disc I think I have.

That follows English Heritage Series used for later issues (your Sea Symphony and my Delius). The earlier issues had a green band running along the top of cover. Interesting you have RVW 1st on Greensleeves, I do not recall ever seeing any other of his symphonies on the label.   
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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #390 on: March 26, 2020, 08:58:31 AM »
That follows English Heritage Series used for later issues (your Sea Symphony and my Delius). The earlier issues had a green band running along the top of cover. Interesting you have RVW 1st on Greensleeves, I do not recall ever seeing any other of his symphonies on the label.

The others of that Boult cycle I have (Nos 2, 5, 6 & 7) I bought as full-priced LPs. I don't recall seeing many HMV Greensleeves issues at all.

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« Reply #391 on: March 26, 2020, 11:20:34 AM »
The others of that Boult cycle I have (Nos 2, 5, 6 & 7) I bought as full-priced LPs. I don't recall seeing many HMV Greensleeves issues at all.

Recordings of great authority. Putting my neck on the block, 6 and 9 are indispensable.
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« Reply #392 on: March 27, 2020, 03:31:04 AM »
Recordings of great authority. Putting my neck on the block, 6 and 9 are indispensable.
I wouldn't dispute that.
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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #393 on: March 28, 2020, 08:03:21 AM »
I have just posted this box set in the Listening Thread but I feel that it is one that is appropriate for here also....





I like it because it is a big, hinged box containing 8 LP's. What I like about it most is the very tactile nature of it. It is a cloth woven, thick cardboard box, very nice to feel and to touch. It also contains an excellent cycle.
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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #394 on: March 28, 2020, 11:30:35 AM »
Is this a thread for laments? There is only one piece of vinyl I can think of that I love, and that has never been on CD.



I rashly donated it, thinking I had a digital transfer of it on my hard disc. Now I can't find the digital transfer! Gone forever.  :'(

https://www.discogs.com/Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Nikolaus-Harnoncourt-Concentus-Musicus-Wien-Sinfonia/release/6992790

Last reissue in 1983:
https://www.discogs.com/Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Nikolaus-Harnoncourt-Concentus-Musicus-Wien-Sinfonia/release/7051024




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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #395 on: March 29, 2020, 02:31:14 AM »
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"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #396 on: March 29, 2020, 02:41:02 AM »
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Small coincidence as I am [slowly] making my way through a set from the same edition


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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #397 on: March 29, 2020, 03:14:05 AM »
Small coincidence as I am [slowly] making my way through a set from the same edition



Interesting indeed Fergus.

Now playing:

I'm pleased to report that my replacement turntable plays at the right speed!
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"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #398 on: March 29, 2020, 03:40:33 AM »

I'm pleased to report that my replacement turntable plays at the right speed!

Yes, I definitely find that helps a lot  ;)  ;D
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Re: Thirty three and a third.
« Reply #399 on: March 29, 2020, 07:00:41 AM »
I'm pleased to report that my replacement turntable plays at the right speed!

Hurrah!   ;D