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Re: Ivan Moravec
« Reply #200 on: July 31, 2011, 04:43:42 PM »
I don't follow. Wasn't Mandryka wondering about a Children's Corner issued commercially on CD? Am I missing something? :(

Yes, he was. A kind soul shared a copy of that CD with another kind soul who is currently sharing the FLAC files over at Demonoid. I was just giving Mandryka a heads-up.

EDIT: But now I see that he already was aware of this.
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« Reply #201 on: July 31, 2011, 05:09:37 PM »


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Claire de lune
Children's Corner Suite

The combination of playing, piano tone and recorded sound here is breathtaking. VAI should have never let this go OOP.
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Re: Ivan Moravec
« Reply #202 on: July 31, 2011, 05:20:55 PM »
VAI should have never let this go OOP.

Good thing those "kind souls" have kept it in, err...circulation! ;D


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« Reply #203 on: July 31, 2011, 05:26:54 PM »
Good thing those "kind souls" have kept it in, err...circulation! ;D

As you know, Supraphon reissued some of this material, but not all of it. They did the same with his Beethoven and Chopin recordings. Why they chose to do this is beyond me.   
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« Reply #204 on: July 31, 2011, 05:38:22 PM »
As you know, Supraphon reissued some of this material, but not all of it. They did the same with his Beethoven and Chopin recordings. Why they chose to do this is beyond me.

Sad but true... :-\



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« Reply #205 on: July 31, 2011, 07:52:42 PM »
The thing on demonoid id an LP rip I think. I didn't know that the VAI CD existed (can I have it George?)

The next problem is to find the recording of that Paris concert.
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Re: Ivan Moravec
« Reply #206 on: June 21, 2012, 08:21:36 AM »
Hmm...a year without a Moravec post. So...

That super-rare VAI French recital set (two discs) is going for big bucks on ebay (apparently in a packaged deal with other Moravec). Stunning set of course for anyone $$$ inclined:

Here's the link.






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« Reply #207 on: June 21, 2012, 09:01:52 AM »
I was going to say that's at the MFA, but of course, there's more than one haystack by Monet out thar.
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Re: Ivan Moravec
« Reply #208 on: August 18, 2012, 06:54:35 PM »
George! Where are you? This week guess what I've been hearing for the first time!



*heart melts*

By the way, this Supraphon re-release has been newly (2012) remastered and contains a 4-page interview with Moravec himself on what it's like to hear the recording again after 50 years.

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« Reply #209 on: August 18, 2012, 06:57:54 PM »
Very cool, Brian!  :)
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Re: Ivan Moravec
« Reply #210 on: August 19, 2012, 05:13:03 PM »


This is the same recording as the following set, which I have.


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Re: Ivan Moravec
« Reply #211 on: September 16, 2012, 04:32:30 PM »
Anybody have this?


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« Reply #212 on: September 16, 2012, 05:00:09 PM »
I've got it, Brian.  0:)
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Re: Ivan Moravec
« Reply #213 on: September 16, 2012, 05:04:26 PM »
I've got it, Brian.  0:)
I'm sure! Got thoughts on it?

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« Reply #214 on: September 16, 2012, 05:09:03 PM »
Anybody have this?



I have it, too.

If you're after recommendations I've always preferred the Supraphon recordings of each concerto to this one. Not because the playing's bad but because the disc is somewhat dimly recorded. Not quite the quality I'd expect from Dorian, which in general is known for their high-quality sonics.


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« Reply #215 on: September 16, 2012, 05:32:02 PM »
I'm sure! Got thoughts on it?

Only heard it once, but I wasn't wowed by it.
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« Reply #216 on: March 10, 2013, 09:34:10 AM »


Anyone hear this new mastering yet?

Or more specifically, has anyone compared it to the Nonesuch release (below)?

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Re: Ivan Moravec
« Reply #217 on: March 10, 2013, 09:38:45 AM »
Cannot imagine it being that much improved?
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« Reply #218 on: March 10, 2013, 09:49:29 AM »
Cannot imagine it being that much improved?

Nope. And I just read an amazon.uk review that claims that they removed the hiss. I don't like what noise reduction does to the piano tone (the Nocturnes were recorded in 1965, on analog tape that inherently has hiss), so I won't be getting the Supraphon.
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Re: Ivan Moravec
« Reply #219 on: March 10, 2013, 10:29:12 AM »
I have not heard the Nonesuch version, but I have heard the Supraphon. The piano tone's certainly wonderful. I think I'll rip a track and post it later today...

The Supraphon comes with a great, long interview with Moravec about his pianism.