Listenin' to Classical Music and Conversation

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by bluemooze, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. CMT

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  2. ALAN SICHERMAN

    ALAN SICHERMAN Van Cortlandt Park

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    I absolutely love this:

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    sherrill50 Well-adapted Melomaniac

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    Very interesting Steve Reich composition...
     
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  5. Sunburst Finish

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    Another Steve Reich composition written before he became a "minimalist" based on a riff from Mozart's "Konzert für brasilianisches Schlagzeug" -

     
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  6. TonyACT

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    Yes. Seems to be 1988.

    It was on the cover of a series called 'The Great Composers' - issue one had the Klemperer Beethoven 5th which got me going with Classical listening and collecting.
     
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  7. TonyACT

    TonyACT Boxed-in!

    I'm tempted to make a Twin Peaks reference in light of your extensive shrinkwrap collection - but I won't ;)

    ... and you could set up a pretty impressive ebay store if the financial investments take a dive :agree:
     
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  8. cartologist

    cartologist Not the world's foremost expert

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    I didn’t overpay for the Beatles in Mono. I paid the same ridiculous price as everyone else.
    It’s now the highest per disc Classical box I have purchased, but I have spent more per disc on Bowie releases.
    I won’t say how much I paid for Mozart 250 I bought earlier this year. I don’t count it (along with Bach 333 and Beethoven 225) because they are both at work, and I’ve been told not to expect to be able to retrieve them before 2021. That means they go on the 2021 budget. Like I actually budget!

    I am insulted! I play them on a $25 CD player hooked up to $10 speakers. Not karaoke Barbie.
     
  9. Sunburst Finish

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    "Wrapped in Plastic" is also the name of the magazine dedicated to all things "Twin Peaks" -

    Wrapped In Plastic Magazine
     
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  10. Sunburst Finish

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    Before I apologize for insulting you I'll need to know whether the speakers were 10 bucks each or if they were a "two for ten" deal - your "audiophile" cred is on the line so answer carefully, my friend...
     
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  11. cartologist

    cartologist Not the world's foremost expert

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    $10 for both, after a mail-in rebate, when I got them in 2006.
    I am not an audiophile. I can’t afford it. I do have a Denon DVD-2910 that I bought used for $130 ... well-wrapped in plastic, in the basement. And I could play the Blu-Rays through the TV!
     
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  12. 5-String

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    Thanks, the recordings on Qobuz, I guess these must be the latest remasters, do not sound very good. I could not find any of the old cds on eBay but the LPs seem to be more easily available.

    To be honest, despite Hurwitz's recommendation, I am not impressed by Kletzki's interpretations. I have been listening to symphonies 1-4 so far.
     
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  13. Sunburst Finish

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    :laugh::laugh::laugh:

    That was hilarious - took my mind off of being alone in Ottawa for the better part of the week - be well! - I shall be MIA which is either a blessed relief or a bit disappointing depending on how one feels - I know my wife quite often prefers the sight of the back of my head receding in the distance...
     
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  14. CMT

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    Spinning in the CD player: Just arrived a few minutes ago. First listen.

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  15. TonyACT

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  16. 5-String

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    CLASSICAL MUSIC'S TEN DIRTIEST SECRETS

    1. Mozart really does all sound the same.
    2. Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge is just plain ugly.
    3. Wagner’s operas are much better with cuts.
    4. No one cares about the first three movements of Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique.
    5. Schoenberg’s music never sounds more attractive, no matter how many times you listen to it.
    6. Schumann’s orchestration definitely needs improvement.
    7. Bruckner couldn’t write a symphonic allegro to save his life.
    8. Liszt is trash.
    9. The so-called “happy” ending of Shostakovich’s Fifth is perfectly sincere.
    10. It’s a good thing that “only” about 200 Bach cantatas survive.
    Editorial: Classical Music's Ten Dirtiest Secrets

     
  17. 5-String

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    Dave Hurwitz being provocative as always. :winkgrin::winkgrin:

    1. No
    2. No
    3. Maybe
    4. Absolutely No
    5. Yes
    6. Maybe
    7. Yes
    8. Absolutely No
    9. Yes
    10. Maybe
     
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    I made it to 29 seconds of this video before I had to shut it off in disgust.
     
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  19. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    Klemperer recordings were mostly released on Angel back in the day. But I only bought Angel for Karajan recordings as the press quality of most American labels was generally lousy ...
     
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  20. J.A.W.

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    In the US, that is. In the UK and some other European countries Klemperer's records were released on EMI labels Columbia and HMV back in the day.
     
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    The Lovely and Talented Mlle Petibon!!
     
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    I don't thing Bang Bang knows the difference between "Baroque", "Romantic", and "Crap".
     
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    Oh, it's going to be a huge hit. Every idiot who doesn't know crap about baroque music or piano playing will want to have it so they look hip.
     
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    That may have been a factor, but Fred Smith, the founder & CEO, is from Memphis.
     
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    He could be the next Jim Morrison. :)
     

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