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Offline Coopmv

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #46380 on: May 05, 2009, 04:45:44 PM »
Now playing CD2 from this set ...



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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #46381 on: May 05, 2009, 05:06:55 PM »
I hope you are enjoying the 5 Cortot CDs.  :)

George,  Cortot was definitely a major-league piano virtuoso when it came to Chopin ...

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #46382 on: May 05, 2009, 05:08:44 PM »
BERIOT | Duos for two violins
Christine Sohn and John Marcus, violins

A Naxos new release. To my amusement, my adoration for this CD in a recent Twitter update has just been "retweeted" by Naxos' Twitter account and is now ricocheting around the Internet for the multitudes.  :P

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #46383 on: May 05, 2009, 05:22:13 PM »
Debussy: La Mer

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #46384 on: May 05, 2009, 05:35:59 PM »
George,  Cortot was definitely a major-league piano virtuoso when it came to Chopin ...

Indeed, there's something very special about his Chopin.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #46385 on: May 05, 2009, 05:36:23 PM »
Mozart 39, 40 & 41, seeing if I can don ye olde Sherlock Holmes hat & see what Harnoncourt is on about.  Currently listening to Karl Bohm with the Concertgebouw, 1955, on Archipel.  SQ is quite good, although track 3 had a skip, and the CD is new :(
The man that hath no music in himself,
Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,
Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils.
The motions of his spirit are dull as night,
And his affections dark as Erebus.
Let no such man be trusted.

-- William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #46386 on: May 05, 2009, 05:42:27 PM »
Mozart 39, 40 & 41, seeing if I can don ye olde Sherlock Holmes hat & see what Harnoncourt is on about.  Currently listening to Karl Bohm with the Concertgebouw, 1955, on Archipel.  SQ is quite good, although track 3 had a skip, and the CD is new :(

Archipel is poor indeed.  :-\

I found this photo of their CEO:

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #46387 on: May 05, 2009, 05:45:48 PM »
Mahler 5, Sinopoli/Philharmonia  -- I've made a couple of favorable postings about this cycle lately on Bill's "Mahlerly Challenged" thread.  My first hearing of the 5th and I like it.  A bit weird but I dig it--especially the first movement funeral march that sounds like the soundtrack to the Godfather, the way the brass comes out smoking in the 2nd, and the 5th is like Mahler meets Copland and they drop acid and co-write music for a Fellini film.  It ain't your grandma's Mahler 5, that's fer shure!

P.S. George--sorry, that's not their CEO, that's a photo of M forever at his day job.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #46388 on: May 05, 2009, 05:51:57 PM »
Mozart 39, 40 & 41, seeing if I can don ye olde Sherlock Holmes hat & see what Harnoncourt is on about.  Currently listening to Karl Bohm with the Concertgebouw, 1955, on Archipel.  SQ is quite good, although track 3 had a skip, and the CD is new :(

I enjoy Lenny for this run, JW.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #46389 on: May 05, 2009, 06:00:22 PM »
I enjoy Lenny for this run, JW.

Ha!  :D   I'm actually ripping Lenny's Vienna recordings of this to my iPod as I type. 

Great minds  ;D
The man that hath no music in himself,
Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,
Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils.
The motions of his spirit are dull as night,
And his affections dark as Erebus.
Let no such man be trusted.

-- William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #46390 on: May 05, 2009, 06:03:41 PM »
Archipel is poor indeed.  :-\


Yeah, I know, but I got it from BRO for about the cost of an order of French fries, so I figured it was worth a shot.  I actually have several of their CDs which have been pretty good -- Scherchen's and Mengelberg's Beethoven, some old Bruckner, I forget what all.  But yes, it's a roll of the dice.
The man that hath no music in himself,
Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,
Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils.
The motions of his spirit are dull as night,
And his affections dark as Erebus.
Let no such man be trusted.

-- William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #46391 on: May 05, 2009, 06:13:20 PM »
Introducing myself to Martucci's music, starting with the rather old-fashioned and fireworks-free Piano Concerto No 1. Up next, some shorter orchestral works and, if I'm ready for it, the First Symphony. The Rome Symphony Orchestra and conductor Francesco La Vecchia are joined by pianist Gesualdo Coggi.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #46392 on: May 05, 2009, 10:21:42 PM »
HIP for all and all for HIP! Harpsichord for Bach, fortepiano for Beethoven and pianoforte for Brahms!

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #46393 on: May 05, 2009, 10:26:11 PM »
Archipel is poor indeed.  :-\

Sometimes you get lucky because they just copy stuff from another label that knows what they are doing.  I think I have a Stokowski Wagner set like that.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #46394 on: May 06, 2009, 12:05:38 AM »
Good morning all!

Today I ventured towards the last discs from the Haydn Baryton Trios, and reached Volume XX, that contains the Divertimento's for Eight Instruments, Hoboken X: 1,2,5,6, which the Esterhazy's play together with the Piccolo Concerto-Wien, and well they blend together. But what is surprising me more is that, despite the avalanche of compositions, there is never a faltering in quality, neither in performance or recording. And other groups will be hard pressed to get this better as the present set. For me at least this is quite definitive. I will of course start anew with playing all of them right away, of course I will.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #46395 on: May 06, 2009, 03:17:31 AM »
Ah, technology...
We audiophiles don't really like music, but we sure love the sound it makes

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #46396 on: May 06, 2009, 03:45:46 AM »
HIP for all and all for HIP! Harpsichord for Bach, fortepiano for Beethoven and pianoforte for Brahms!

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #46397 on: May 06, 2009, 03:47:29 AM »
Brahms

Piano Trio in B, Op. 8
Beaux Arts Trio

Trio in E flat for piano, violin and horn, Op. 40
Gyorgy Sebok - piano
Arthur Grumiaux - violin
Francis Orval - horn

Philips

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #46398 on: May 06, 2009, 03:59:20 AM »
Ach, Teknologie...



 8)
We audiophiles don't really like music, but we sure love the sound it makes

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #46399 on: May 06, 2009, 04:07:53 AM »
Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life. ~ Ludwig van Beethoven