Started by Dancing Divertimentian, April 16, 2007, 08:39:57 PM
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Quote from: donwyn on April 18, 2007, 06:12:05 PMThank you for bringing his piano music to my attention, Harry. Up 'till now I've not given it a second thought.Would like to remedy that.
Quote from: Don on April 19, 2007, 09:17:42 AMThen you need Olli Mustone's Ondine disc (no. 1014). He takes good music and makes it sound wonderful.
Quote from: karlhenning on April 19, 2007, 09:22:07 AMA query awaits you here, Don.
Quote from: Harry on April 19, 2007, 09:28:33 AMErik T on BIS also knows how to handle Sibelius's piano music, and he is a world wide expert in this field.
Quote from: Don on April 19, 2007, 09:38:40 AMHave you heard the Mustonen disc? What's your opinion?
Quote from: Harry on April 19, 2007, 09:46:24 AMOf course I heard it, and its good, but I rate my Erik T recordings as high Don.
Quote from: karlhenning on April 19, 2007, 09:15:57 AMGood news is, that the Sibelius component of that has been reissued on this Gemini two-fer.
Quote from: DavidW on April 28, 2007, 05:29:52 AMAlright George, I hope you read this thread because I decided to post my thoughts here:I currently have three recordings of Sibelius' Sixth Symphony: Bernstein, Blomstedt, and Segerstam.I'm focusing on the finale, which is where I think these recordings really diverge, and is the heart of the symphony for me:What I noticed is that Bernstein was uniformly faster than both conductors. However I think that the finale has a delicate contrast of joy and despair that is lost in the Bernstein recording. Thanks to the poor quality of the recording the dynamic range sounds squashed, and in combination with the overly zippy tempos, I feel that we never see the manic-depressive mood swings portrayed like we do in Blomstedt and Segerstam.I think that the slow tempos are essential to really hear the emotional complexity of the Sixth, but I should say that Hurwitz doesn't think so, he think it should be played fast like Bernstein. George, how does Ashkenazy play it? I'm wondering if you're in Hurwitz' camp and find Blomstedt's slower tempos distasteful.And for other forumites, how do you like the finale in the Sixth to be taken?George, overall my favorite is Segerstam, he's just amazing. His recording of this symphony just floors me!
Quote from: PerfectWagnerite on April 28, 2007, 05:36:49 AMNice to have you back Dave !What are you doing now?
Quote from: DavidW on April 28, 2007, 05:56:37 AMThanks! Well after several months of wondering what the hell I want to do with my life, I realized that I still like physics, I just hated grad school. So I've been applying for teaching positions. I have an interview on Tuesday, they're paying to fly me out and it should be neat.
Quote from: edward on April 28, 2007, 06:03:07 AMGood luck.
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