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Re: David Hurwitz
« Reply #340 on: September 10, 2020, 01:45:20 PM »
Unsuccessfully searched for CD but located a LP on RCA which I have ordered. Be interesting to see if as good Hurwitz says it is.

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« Reply #341 on: September 10, 2020, 11:19:12 PM »
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As far as recordings go I live in the dark age with the LP being my favoured mode of music carrier. I did sample Gibson's Nielsen 4 from the link you posted. If vinyl had not been available I may well have followed your suggestion and that would have been a first!
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Re: David Hurwitz
« Reply #342 on: October 08, 2020, 05:46:57 AM »
You're gonna love this, guys. The discussion is about Mozart's String Quintets.
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Re: David Hurwitz
« Reply #343 on: October 08, 2020, 05:50:34 AM »
Typical. Whenever he puts something down, it's best to check out the recording, chop-chop, because it is probably smashing.
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Re: David Hurwitz
« Reply #344 on: October 08, 2020, 05:51:47 AM »
Looks like he had a change of mind?  Perhaps newer ones have edged them out?

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Re: David Hurwitz
« Reply #345 on: October 08, 2020, 06:09:11 AM »
Shock, horror. Different opinions 16 years apart.

Also, given that old Classics Today reviews didn’t have names attached, was the old one definitely him?
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Re: David Hurwitz
« Reply #346 on: October 08, 2020, 06:11:09 AM »
I watched his enthusiastic recommendation of Anton Reicha fugues yesterday and was fascinated by the musical examples which he played and which I streamed afterwards. Reicha's big thing was that you could write a fugue any way you want, on any theme you want, with the voices in any key you want, as long as the result sounds good.

Well, this morning I had a dream about it  ;D and dream composed a fugue on "Gnomus" from Pictures at an Exhibition. It sounds pretty gnarly but it works?! and cracks me up  ;D

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Re: David Hurwitz
« Reply #347 on: October 08, 2020, 06:11:52 AM »
Shock, horror. Different opinions 16 years apart.

Also, given that old Classics Today reviews didn’t have names attached, was the old one definitely him?

It was.

https://www.classicstoday.com/review/review-10314/

Anyway, this volte face reminded me of our dear John (Mirror Image).  :D


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Re: David Hurwitz
« Reply #348 on: October 08, 2020, 07:42:33 AM »
Have to admit that I discounted the later Gibson recordings on Chandos, but this is a cheap download on chandos.net.

https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%206524
I liked Gibson's Nielsen and Sibelius recordings very much as well as his underrated VW Symphony No.5 and Walton Symphony No.1
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Re: David Hurwitz
« Reply #349 on: October 08, 2020, 07:45:48 AM »
I think one should also keep in mind that classical chamber music is not exactly Hurwitz' forte so he probably bothers only for specific reviews to check or double check. This can be both an explanation for changes of mind and for automatically mentioning some standard rec without really remembering it well.
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« Reply #350 on: October 08, 2020, 12:10:39 PM »
Don't get me wrong, guys: the more I watch his videos, the more I like him. It's just that that memory slip was too funny to let it go unnoticed.  :D
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Re: David Hurwitz
« Reply #351 on: October 09, 2020, 10:15:08 AM »
The beginning of this one is really ... unforgettable.  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: David Hurwitz
« Reply #352 on: October 09, 2020, 02:48:35 PM »
The beginning of this one is really ... unforgettable.  ;D ;D ;D
:laugh: Thank you for posting that Brian.  I had a good laugh (much needed these days).  :)

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Re: David Hurwitz
« Reply #353 on: October 09, 2020, 06:36:35 PM »
The beginning of this one is really ... unforgettable.  ;D ;D ;D

Almost as funny is when he hits the tam-tam.
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« Reply #354 on: October 10, 2020, 08:13:45 AM »
I really, really, really love this guy. He sings the praises of Boccherini and Mendelssohn, he takes Handel over Bach, Dvorak over Brahms*, )Mahler over Bruckner and --- quite unexpectedly for me --- loves Chopin. He has a great sense of humor and an uncanny physical resemblance to one of my favorite Romanian writers (who happens to be Jewish too --- albeit a convert to Orthodox Christianity). Truly a man after my own heart. Way to go, Dave!

* when it comes to symphonies, Dvorak wins hands down in my book --- also he was a much better tunesmith than Brahms
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Re: David Hurwitz
« Reply #355 on: October 10, 2020, 08:26:18 AM »
...but he doesn’t understand Boulez!   >:( ::)

I suppose you’d say “and he doesn’t like Boulez” as a plus, Andrei;D

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Re: David Hurwitz
« Reply #356 on: October 10, 2020, 08:29:20 AM »
...but he doesn’t understand Boulez!   >:( ::)

I suppose you’d say “and he doesn’t like Boulez” as a plus, Andrei;D

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Re: David Hurwitz
« Reply #357 on: October 10, 2020, 08:41:23 AM »
I really, really, really love this guy. He sings the praises of Boccherini and Mendelssohn, he takes Handel over Bach, Dvorak over Brahms*, )Mahler over Bruckner and --- quite unexpectedly for me --- loves Chopin. He has a great sense of humor and an uncanny physical resemblance to one of my favorite Romanian writers (who happens to be Jewish too --- albeit a convert to Orthodox Christianity). Truly a man after my own heart. Way to go, Dave!

* when it comes to symphonies, Dvorak wins hands down in my book --- also he was a much better tunesmith than Brahms

Which proves that humour is an especailly personal thing as I find Hurwitz's "humour" of the worst kind of bar-room bore type.  All a little too pleased with themselves and laughing at their own wit and insight.  Literally about as unfunny as I can find anybody or anything......

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« Reply #358 on: October 10, 2020, 08:59:26 AM »
Which proves that humour is an especailly personal thing as I find Hurwitz's "humour" of the worst kind of bar-room bore type.  All a little too pleased with themselves and laughing at their own wit and insight.  Literally about as unfunny as I can find anybody or anything......

Ain't the infinite diversity of human nature just marvelous? I mean, if everybody, everywhere, everytime would like exactly the same sort of things, humor included, the world would be such an unbearable bore...  :D
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Re: David Hurwitz
« Reply #359 on: October 10, 2020, 11:04:40 AM »
I find him always funny and good-humoured.
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