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Quote from: Irons on May 14, 2023, 12:53:34 AMNice haul, PD.The Caprice issue caught my eye. I like Rangstrom's symphonies a lot but not heard the piece featured on your LP.
Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on May 13, 2023, 02:37:40 PMPurchased some used classical LPs today (along with 2 new non-c albums; if interested, check out the Diner).Bartok's string quartets on DG Gesellschaft with the "Ungarisches Streichquartett" (in mono).Also on same label: Emil Gilels playing Mozart piano sonatas (in stereo) 2530 061Same label: Janacek: The Diary of One Who Vanished with Kay Griffel, Ernst Haefliger & Kubelik (Stereo)Same label: Sibelius' Sym. Nos. 6 & 7 with HvK and Berlin (Stereo)Dvorak piano works with Kvapil (Supraphon 1 11 0865 in stereo)Lastly: a combo of various Swedish composers (Nystroem, Rangström and Johanson) on a new-to-me label called Caprice CAP 1109 (in stereo).PD
Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on May 14, 2023, 03:09:14 AMThanks! Will be interesting to see what all I like from the lot. My guess (and I could be wrong here) is that those Bartok quartet recordings weren't available in stereo by that same group at the time. The LPs looked to be in great shape--the cover (from that set rather less so). I didn't know the names of any of the musicians in that quartet--just went on my gut-level feeling there at the time.Did you perchance check out my new LP purchases? If so, thoughts?PD
Quote from: vandermolen on May 15, 2023, 12:41:14 AMNice looking haul PD although don't know the Dvorak.When I was at university in the North on England in the 1970s I purchased a two LP set of Janacek's piano music 'On the Overgrown Path'. It was the most amazing bargain ever at 25pence for a double LP DGG set (even in those far-off days). Apparently it was from a record shop in Belfast which had been damaged by a bomb blast (during that dark period in N Ireland's history). For £1.00 I bought the Janacek double LP set, Sibelius conducted by Beecham, Prokofiev's Classical Symphony with Shostakovich's 1st Symphony and Stravinsky's 'Firebird'.If you don't know it PD you must listen to Sinfonia del Mare by Nystroem - a most beautiful work which I'm sure you'd enjoy.
Quote from: Irons on May 15, 2023, 12:42:26 AMI am aware that the Hungarian Quartet recorded a complete set of Beethoven Quartets twice, mono and stereo. For Bartok not so sure. I have the complete stereo Bartok set (3LPs) on DG 138650/52 ST33 SLPM. To be honest it would not bother me one jot if a string quartet recording is mono or stereo. The Hungarian Quartet were one of the best and most famous of their day.I looked up your Caprice LP on Discogs. A most interesting release for anyone liking Scandinavian music. Let us know what you think of the Rangstrom piece.I recall Karajan's Sibelius 6th receiving good reviews but I have not heard the recording.
Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on May 15, 2023, 08:16:19 AMI remember your story Jeffrey (though not the specific LPs that you had purchased). Was it Kvapil who was playing the Janacek works? I suspect that at the time that you has purchased those LPs, that they hadn't been recorded much--sorry, not trying to make you (us) feel old here! And thanks for the Nystroem suggestion!I suspected as much (re the Hungarian Quartet). Many of the albums that I was flipping through the other day seemed to have come from one person's private library (judging by the stickers with numbers that I saw on many of them)...and they treated them well.And, well, I succumbed again to some music purchases yesterday [Err...cough....cough]. Here we go!Bernard Hermann Conducting the National Philharmonic Orchestra: Music from Great Shakespearean Films (SPC 21132). A Phase 4 recording imported from England (hope that the sound is OK as I've heard mixed things about the Phase 4 records).Elgar's Violin Concerto with Kyung-Wha Chung/Solti on Decca (SXL 6842). Not one of the "wide band" ones. I paid $20 for it. Hope that that was a decent price? The LP appeared to be in great shape. Cover as well though one crease in the top right-hand corner. I don't often run across Decca LPs here in the States.Also, bought a few CDs (which I'll list elsewhere).PD
Quote from: vandermolen on May 15, 2023, 09:11:29 AMHi PD - No worries (HAHAHA) Here is the CD version of the Janacek disc:
Quote from: Irons on May 16, 2023, 06:47:27 AMPD, after SXL 6449 all first labels are narrow band so your SXL 6842 is well past that. A Dutch or UK pressing? Excellent performance.
Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on May 16, 2023, 08:47:59 AMThanks for the info (not at all surprised that you knew that!). It's made in England.I've loved other performances of hers and enjoy the work which is why I splurged on it. This is an image of the other one that I purchased then:PD
Quote from: Irons on May 22, 2023, 06:40:19 AMHonegger: Symphonie Liturgique.Listened to little else recently then this LP, R/S too. The first movement of "Liturgique" is the best thing I have heard in ages. Although nothing to back it up I have the feeling the polish of Karajan and his Berlin Phil does Honegger no harm.
Quote from: Irons on May 25, 2023, 06:40:35 AMMore Honegger.The Cello Concerto is an amazing piece. A single movement opening with a heart-warming pastoral theme which reappears at the coda. Honegger over just shy of 15 minutes explores many themes and styles which flow seamlessly into each other. Along with du Pré/Elgar and Rostropovich/DSCH 2 my favourite cello concerto recording.
Quote from: vandermolen on May 25, 2023, 07:02:43 AMThumbs up for Honegger!
Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on May 26, 2023, 11:31:39 AMThanks for posting this. Thanks to Supraphon (who have uploaded this recording on youtube), I'm able to listen to it. Here, for anyone who doesn't own the LP, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZFs4MlURacPD
Quote from: Irons on May 31, 2023, 11:30:04 PMA couple of late Lyrita's which command surprisingly high prices on the second-hand market.Walter Leigh was killed in action at Tobruk in 1942.As always with Lyrita sleeve design by Keith Hensby. For this cover the painting "The Stream at Lolham Hill" also by Hensby.Off the top of my head I can't think of any other issues of Malcolm Arnold's music on (SRCS) Lyrita.
Quote from: vandermolen on May 31, 2023, 11:56:50 PMHere you go
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