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#1
Klami: Kalevala Suite
Turku Philharmonic, Jorma Panula - a great introduction to Klami's music:
#2
[Time to tease @Florestan. ;D ]

One of two Presto orders has escaped from the ruins of the Royal Mail and landed today.

Currently the Clarinet Concerto is playing.



#3
GMG News / Re: Missing Members
Last post by Spotted Horses - Today at 11:51:55 AM
Quote from: Mandryka on Today at 11:39:41 AMI just got an alert saying that deprofundis has added me to their buddy list, but when I searched for deprofundis in the members list to send a  message saying hello, nothing came up.

What's going on?

When you change your username the system seems to remember your original username (it reverts to that if you delete your account). Is it possible that deprofundis changed his username but it reports the original name when it tells you about the buddy request.
#4
I gotta say, luxuriating in the full stereo version of this is the bee's knees... if our old pal Bogey's out there lurking somewhere, I raise a glass to ya...  8)


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#5
GMG News / Re: Missing Members
Last post by Mandryka - Today at 11:39:41 AM
I just got an alert saying that deprofundis has added me to their buddy list, but when I searched for deprofundis in the members list to send a  message saying hello, nothing came up.

What's going on?
#7
The Diner / Re: What audio system do you h...
Last post by Valentino - Today at 11:35:02 AM
Alfred Bokrand sources vintage Ortofon AS-212 tonearms from (mainly) Telefunken S 500 and S 600 turntables. Those arms were OEM for Telefunken with a longer mast and more widely spaced horizontal bearings than the ordinary AS-212.
He replaces the horizontal and vertical bearings.
He makes a new arm tube, vertical bearing housing, end stub and counterweigts, and adds a new Oriofon/SME/JIS connector, internal Cardas cables and MDIN connector, a new tonearm lift (Jelco) with a copy of the beautiful original Ortofon lever.
He offers his tonearms as Straight (J-bend, AS-) or Banana (like those EMTs of yore, AB-), with P2S of 309 (12"), 230 (10") and 211 (9") mm. He's analogandmore4you on Ebay.


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Mine is an AS-230 ("Straight" 230 mm P2S). In the interim I'm using an SME-adapter from E-bay. I'll get a new arm board for Bokrand's own arm mount, which like the rest of his work also is a beautiful piece of craftmanship.
(That's the famous drunken coda of Solti's Rheingold It's the brand new remaster and it sounds magnificent.)
#8
Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on Today at 10:20:01 AMCD 45

Tchaikovsky
Symphony № 5 in e minor, Op. 64

Philharmonic Society of New York (New York Philharmonic)

recorded 27 Mar 1954
Splendid performance, excellent sound.
#9
Over the last week:

Shostakovich
Piano Trio no. 2
Martha Argerich, piano
Gidon Kremer, violin
Mischa Maisky, cello

(on CD)


Rachmaninov
Symphonic Dances
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy

(on CD)


Haydn
Symphony no. 82
Symphony no. 83
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Sir Neville Marriner

(on CD)


Dvorak
String Quartet in E-flat major, op. 51
String Quartet in G major, op. 106
Pražák Quartet

(on CD)


My first foray into this box, which arrived on Saturday. Is there anything more beautiful than the opening of op. 51? The music and the performances are just astonishingly great!
#10
Bruckner Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, 1891 Vienna Revision by Bruckner himself. Ed. Guenter Brosche, March in D Minor and Three pieces for orchestra. Gustavo Gimeno, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg