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kishnevi

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Re: The one recording you think everyone should bin
« Reply #320 on: February 13, 2014, 08:16:33 AM »
  I've bought 2K cds over the last year, and the only thing I regret buying was the huge Furtwangler Membran box. Sound is a bit too historical for my ears.

Historical.   Nice diplomatic way of putting it.  I'll have to remember that one.

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Re: The one recording you think everyone should bin
« Reply #321 on: February 13, 2014, 05:43:05 PM »
Baklavaboy:    I've bought 2K cds over the last year ...

You are my new hero! Not only that I can show this to my girlfriend and say, "See? See?"

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Re: The one recording you think everyone should bin
« Reply #322 on: February 13, 2014, 05:54:25 PM »
Klemperer's St Matthew Passion.

This turned me off the SMP for years. I generally love Klemperer. It takes a great musician to do anything remotely this awful.

Interesting.  Klemperer's is the only non-hip version I've ever enjoyed, but I have to admit it's a very slow trek.

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Re: The one recording you think everyone should bin
« Reply #323 on: February 13, 2014, 07:45:58 PM »
Baklavaboy:    I've bought 2K cds over the last year ...

You are my new hero! Not only that I can show this to my girlfriend and say, "See? See?"

 In my defense, they are ALL parts of sets and boxes.  I have only bought about 10 that are in jewel cases, and those were jazz.  About a 1/3 were a dollar a disc (Jazz encyclopedia boxes, Meister Conzerte, Toscanini, Rubinstein, furtwangler) , and virtually all the others at $3 or less a disc.  Still insane, though.  I also bought 3 stereos... 8)
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Re: The one recording you think everyone should bin
« Reply #324 on: February 13, 2014, 07:48:37 PM »
 
Will keep this in mind, don't worry  ;) ... but for the time being, I don't intend to go as far punishing Gieskeing with exile from my collection  ;D

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Re: The one recording you think everyone should bin
« Reply #325 on: February 14, 2014, 02:44:32 AM »
Interesting.  Klemperer's is the only non-hip version I've ever enjoyed, but I have to admit it's a very slow trek.

Ah, that's just because the others play it way too fast  >:D. I also love Mengelberg which is ever more non-hip.

As for records to bin, I've always been mystified by the popularity of Hamelin's Haydn recordings. Hamelin is nice for Alkan and Godowsky and the likes. But Haydn?
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Re: The one recording you think everyone should bin
« Reply #326 on: February 14, 2014, 11:38:50 AM »
The one recording you think everyone should bin???

There is no such beast, period. De gustibus et coloribus non disputandum est;D ;D ;D
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Re: The one recording you think everyone should bin
« Reply #327 on: February 14, 2014, 01:50:16 PM »
The one recording you think everyone should bin???

There is no such beast, period. De gustibus et coloribus non disputandum est;D ;D ;D

I totally agree.

Therefore, here goes my recommendation: the one recording I think everyone should own.  :P



(I ignore if other versions with different covers have the same remastering)

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Re: The one recording you think everyone should bin
« Reply #328 on: February 14, 2014, 02:57:51 PM »
I dislike most modern atonal/serial/radical music.  However, there are some pieces I especially hate.  But I fear to post the CD titles in the fear that a minority who like that stuff will actually try these deservedly obscure recordings.  I prefer to keep them obscure and impecunious.

I can remember some premieres in particular, that were so awful and unpleasant that I violated all protocol and loudly booed the conductor and the composer at the end of the piece when they both came up on stage.

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Re: The one recording you think everyone should bin
« Reply #329 on: February 14, 2014, 04:49:51 PM »
I also bought 3 stereos... 8)
That must help - you can listen to all the disc three times faster now!  :laugh:
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Re: The one recording you think everyone should bin
« Reply #330 on: February 14, 2014, 07:20:16 PM »
I dislike most modern atonal/serial/radical music.  However, there are some pieces I especially hate.  But I fear to post the CD titles in the fear that a minority who like that stuff will actually try these deservedly obscure recordings.  I prefer to keep them obscure and impecunious.

I can remember some premieres in particular, that were so awful and unpleasant that I violated all protocol and loudly booed the conductor and the composer at the end of the piece when they both came up on stage.

Some musicians would think it a good thing to be booed.

But I was once part of a choral group in college which gave the premiere of a new work;  our feelings for the composer and the work by the end of the rehearsals can be deduced from the fact that we nearly booed the composer (who made no attempt to win us over) ourselves.   But we merely said to each other, "thank God that's over!  Now for some decent music!"  (I've recounted this episode in some thread or other.)

In truth,  I'm not keen on the sort of music you refer to.  But I usually pass it over as "not to my taste", and instead give a weak sort of applause for the sake of the performers, who (my experience notwithstanding) really believe in this music, if they are going to the effort of performing it.

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Re: The one recording you think everyone should bin
« Reply #331 on: February 14, 2014, 07:47:37 PM »


Snore fest. ;D

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