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Re: Your favorite mono recordings
« Reply #80 on: September 21, 2022, 06:37:57 AM »
How about Sofronitsky’s 1949 Chopin barcarolle?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5H1gJwp8LvU

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I was thinking about mentioning the box below. Great performance while the recording sound is a typical Soviet quality.



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Re: Your favorite mono recordings
« Reply #81 on: September 21, 2022, 06:47:39 AM »
I don't remember which cantatas and what CD that was; probably some grey issue, dubbed from LPs. Sound was not as good but that was not the main problem, more that the style worked in the more dramatic passions but not really in the cantatas.

I have not heard the mono recording of the Mozart Requiem but the stereo is also one of my favorite (good soloists, rather mediocre choir, unfortunately), admittedly the Mozart Requiem is not such a favorite of mine (except for the Introitus and Kyrie). I also have the 7 last words (this was an MCA twofer with the Mozart Requiem in the early 1990s or so) but it's been too long I listened to it (I prefer the piece in the orchestral or quartet version anyway).

I think that what happens for me in the Matthew Passion is that the old fashioned style is totally repellant for a lot of the time, but there are many long moments where the thing kind of really takes off, and the music making is so incandescent that I forgive and forget the way they’re projecting their voices, the vibrato etc etc. Like in Mengelberg’s Bach!

I didn’t know he did two Mozart requiems - now I’m not sure which one I have. I’ll check soon. Who knows? I may even start to like it.
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Re: Your favorite mono recordings
« Reply #82 on: September 21, 2022, 06:51:16 AM »
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Re: Your favorite mono recordings
« Reply #83 on: September 21, 2022, 07:14:31 AM »
Superb performance!
I was thinking about mentioning the box below. Great performance while the recording sound is a typical Soviet quality.




Does this have all the 1949 Chopin material? It was the centenary of Chopin's death and Sofro gave some really special concerts. There's some mazurkas, some nocturnes, the barcarolle, some waltzes, all of the op 28 preludes  and lots of other things.
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Re: Your favorite mono recordings
« Reply #84 on: September 21, 2022, 08:30:48 AM »
I think Vinogradov's Schone Mullerin is mono.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gxz6bAmzvJ8&ab_channel=BESTCLASSICS
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Re: Your favorite mono recordings
« Reply #85 on: September 21, 2022, 08:33:30 AM »
Yes they are great. I didn’t know his mono-era recordings. I think the recording below (compilation?) is a killer. Warm and hip recording sound!





I must confess that I haven’t listen to Segovia much because he was a pro-Nationalist/Franco during the Civil War.

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Re: Your favorite mono recordings
« Reply #86 on: September 21, 2022, 11:56:01 AM »
Does this have all the 1949 Chopin material? It was the centenary of Chopin's death and Sofro gave some really special concerts. There's some mazurkas, some nocturnes, the barcarolle, some waltzes, all of the op 28 preludes  and lots of other things.

Sorry, I don’t know. The below are links to a discography and a review.


https://www.discogs.com/release/1448388-Vladimir-Sofronitzky-Scriabin-Chopin-Rachmaninoff-Schumann-Liszt-Historical-Russian-Archives-Vladimi

http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2009/June09/Sofronitzky_brilliant8975.htm

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Re: Your favorite mono recordings
« Reply #87 on: September 21, 2022, 12:24:15 PM »
I must confess that I haven’t listen to Segovia much because he was a pro-Nationalist/Franco during the Civil War.

I wish you hadn’t told me that, because I’ve been really enjoying that Tarrega and Albeniz CD.
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Re: Your favorite mono recordings
« Reply #88 on: September 21, 2022, 01:01:09 PM »
I wish you hadn’t told me that, because I’ve been really enjoying that Tarrega and Albeniz CD.

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Re: Your favorite mono recordings
« Reply #89 on: September 21, 2022, 06:10:49 PM »


Recorded in mono in 1993.

(IMO the performance is not totally without interest because it is a sort of purification, simplification,zen-ification, of the music.)
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Re: Your favorite mono recordings
« Reply #90 on: September 24, 2022, 08:53:27 AM »
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Re: Your favorite mono recordings
« Reply #91 on: September 28, 2022, 10:29:51 AM »
Harold Samuel plays a lot of Bach, and it is worth a listen. If you're like me you'll be sucked in.

https://open.spotify.com/album/0zKLADzxXA26sK0fHcgVhq
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