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Offline AnthonyAthletic

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Re: Most Recorded Conductors
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2007, 09:48:44 AM »
Is your arse musical then?.....Had Karajan but known! But can we compile a list of memorable Marriner recordings? I like his B Minor Mass, a good DLVDE...there has to be more than that.

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Why are you turning it into a fight between Karajan & Marriner, not once have I said I like or appreciate Marriner.

Read carefully

And yes my arse can appear as musical as much as the some of the crap people are talking within this thread

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Re: Most Recorded Conductors
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2007, 09:50:05 AM »
Dang, I've overstepped my bounds again . . . .

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Re: Most Recorded Conductors
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2007, 09:52:16 AM »
I am not turning to any kind of argument, I have not supported Karajan at all. I agree, he re-recorded every time there was an advance in technology. But his work seems to have stood up better than Marriner's whose mainstay has been overtaken by the HIP brigade.

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Re: Most Recorded Conductors
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2007, 09:56:17 AM »
Dang, I've overstepped my bounds again . . . .

On the contrary! Karl, you are breathing life into an otherwise dull 'another list!' thread.  0:)

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Re: Most Recorded Conductors
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2007, 10:55:41 AM »
For some reason, I was curious about which conductors have issued the most recordings over their career.  Although this may not be the most accurate method, I went to Arkivmusic and clicked on their link of "Most Popular Conductors".

No surprise as to who's number one, but it's still a bit of an eye-opener to see the extent to which he outdistances the pack.  The one I'm surprised to see on the list is #9.  I don't think I have a single recording by him.  Anyway, the list:
 
 1. Herbert von Karajan (778)
 2. Neville Marriner (564)
 3. Leonard Bernstein (403)
 4. Claudio Abbado (360)
 5. Georg Solti (332)
 6. Colin Davis (327)
 7. Karl Bohm (319)
 8. Zubin Mehta (311)
 9. Neeme Jarvi (305)
10. Eugene Ormandy (300)

Of course, the accuracy of the list is skewed by only including recordings currently in print on CD.


These numbers only indicate what is available through Arkivmusic, not the total recorded output of these individuals (which may be more or less, given that some reissues are listed twice or more often).

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Re: Most Recorded Conductors
« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2007, 11:10:27 AM »
Something I've wondered about Karajan.  He's certainly a controversial, polarizing figure, and my sense is that most music fans today have a negative opinion of him.  Was he this controversial when he was alive, or is this mainly a posthumous phenomenon?

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Re: Most Recorded Conductors
« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2007, 12:10:09 PM »
What happened to the original thread containing the word Conductors???

It took a detour created by some contrary member.

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Re: Most Recorded Conductors
« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2007, 12:10:48 PM »
and my sense is that most music fans today have a negative opinion of him. 

There you have me frowning with a puzzled expression on my face. What makes you think that? Among my circle of music loving friends, the general opinion is positive. My friends live in many contries, not just patriotic Austrians, or even native Salzburgers.

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Re: Most Recorded Conductors
« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2007, 12:12:22 PM »
Is your arse musical then?.....Had Karajan but known! But can we compile a list of memorable Marriner recordings?


I tried, but there's nothing on the page.

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Re: Most Recorded Conductors
« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2007, 12:45:03 PM »
There you have me frowning with a puzzled expression on my face. What makes you think that? Among my circle of music loving friends, the general opinion is positive. My friends live in many contries, not just patriotic Austrians, or even native Salzburgers.

I guess I'm basing my impression on groups like this!

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Re: Most Recorded Conductors
« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2007, 01:26:57 PM »
Of course, those lists include things like "Best of So-and-So", "100 Great Arias", "Classics for the Baby", etc. I wonder which conductor actually made the most recordings.

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Re: Most Recorded Conductors
« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2007, 01:34:28 PM »
Since a few of you are grousing about the accuracy of using ArkivMusic as a source, someone should investigate the matter further.  But it ain't gonna be me; I'm satisfied.