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I will listen to both albums and have at it! While this particular piece calls for technical ability, that doesn't mean much if there is no heart. I for one listen more for enjoyment rather than sheer technique and a critical ear, although I do prefer a bit of both. I've only played for 5 years and haven't picked up a violin in some time so I'm in no position to criticize lol.
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Soundsgoodtome : That is an excellent Bach musical piece.  Have you listened to the versions by Itzhak Pearlman & Arthur Grumiaux ?  Pearlman's version has been bashed by critics & I can't understand why (probably due to the fact that I'm not a musical expert/critic).  They are both beautifully played; I would deem Grumiaux's version as more technical & Pearlman's version as being more from the heart which is what I generally prefer in music.  Good choice Soundsgoodtome if I may say so.
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I will listen to both albums and have at it! While this particular piece calls for technical ability, that doesn't mean much if there is no heart. I for one listen more for enjoyment rather than sheer technique and a critical ear, although I do prefer a bit of both. I've only played for 5 years and haven't picked up a violin in some time so I'm in no position to criticize lol.
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Soundsgoodtome : That is an excellent Bach musical piece.  Have you listened to the versions by Itzhak Pearlman & Arthur Grumiaux ?  Pearlman's version has been bashed by critics & I can't understand why (probably due to the fact that I'm not a musical expert/critic).  They are both beautifully played; I would deem Grumiaux's version as more technical & Pearlman's version as being more from the heart which is what I generally prefer in music.  Good choice Soundsgoodtome if I may say so.

The mere fact that you play violin is quite impressive to me personally.  In my case I played the spoons at French Canadian family gatherings when I was younger & I haven't picked up a set of spoons in decades :biggrin:  I envy you.

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The mere fact that you play violin is quite impressive to me personally.  In my case I played the spoons at French Canadian family gatherings when I was younger & I haven't picked up a set of spoons in decades biggrin.gif   I envy you.

Violin and Piano to be exact but 5 years is hardly any time. Spoons you say, I'm quite familiar with such graceful instrument. Practice 3x a day.... breakfast lunch and dinner lol
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Violin and Piano to be exact but 5 years is hardly any time. Spoons you say, I'm quite familiar with such graceful instrument. Practice 3x a day.... breakfast lunch and dinner lol

LOL !!!!

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Hey RUMAY408 : I only listen to music on CDs & a few ( very few) vinyl LPs.  I have both the mono & stereo remastered Beatles albums.  I can understand why you mention being torn between Rubber Soul & Abbey Road : to begin with, they are both excellent albums/songs but they also happen to be the two best produced stereo albums in The Beatles' catalog.  As you probably already know up until the White Album, the Beatles music was recorded in mono & then converted to stereo.  When RS was converted to stereo George Martin didn't like the final product and so took it upon himself to rework the stereo version on his own.  When EMI remastered the albums (2009 version) RS is the only album that the engineers did go to the original tapes but rather they used George Martin's original stereo conversion as a basis for the remaster.  If you listen to RS closely it sounds better than Revolver, Pepper, Mystery Tour & even the White Album stereo versions as a whole.  The only other stereo album to sound somewhat better is Abbey Road (I don't personally like Phil Spector's production of Let it be; I prefer the 2004 Let it be … Naked version so I don't count it with the other albums in the catalog which of course were all produced by George Martin).  My favourite Beatles albums in order : WA, RS, AR, REV., MMT, SP & LIBNaked followed by the Past Masters.  Never get tired of listening to this band. :beerchug:

The naked version of Let It Be on vinyl is so much better than the Phil Spector version I'm in total agreement with that.

 

My order Beatles catalog RS>AR>WA>SP>REV>Singles 2nd>Singles 1st>BFS>LIB Naked>MMT>Help>HDN>MTB>YS>LIB (PS)>PPM

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Hey RUMAY408 : I only listen to music on CDs & a few ( very few) vinyl LPs.  I have both the mono & stereo remastered Beatles albums.  I can understand why you mention being torn between Rubber Soul & Abbey Road : to begin with, they are both excellent albums/songs but they also happen to be the two best produced stereo albums in The Beatles' catalog.  As you probably already know up until the White Album, the Beatles music was recorded in mono & then converted to stereo.  When RS was converted to stereo George Martin didn't like the final product and so took it upon himself to rework the stereo version on his own.  When EMI remastered the albums (2009 version) RS is the only album that the engineers did go to the original tapes but rather they used George Martin's original stereo conversion as a basis for the remaster.  If you listen to RS closely it sounds better than Revolver, Pepper, Mystery Tour & even the White Album stereo versions as a whole.  The only other stereo album to sound somewhat better is Abbey Road (I don't personally like Phil Spector's production of Let it be; I prefer the 2004 Let it be … Naked version so I don't count it with the other albums in the catalog which of course were all produced by George Martin).  My favourite Beatles albums in order : WA, RS, AR, REV., MMT, SP & LIBNaked followed by the Past Masters.  Never get tired of listening to this band. :beerchug:

The naked version of Let It Be on vinyl is so much better than the Phil Spector version I'm in total agreement with that.

 

My order Beatles catalog RS>AR>WA>SP>REV>Singles 2nd>Singles 1st>BFS>LIB Naked>MMT>Help>HDN>MTB>YS>LIB (PS)>PPM

+1 on your order, I mean it's the bloody Beatles so how can any fan of their music argue with another fan about which one they like better.  Thumbs up to this post RUMAY408 !

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After listening to a couple of tracks from both albums I can tell that with Pearlman playing has a bit more soul. I see him having a bit more upper body movement while playing and taking short gaps between sets of notes to reset or transition. His bow technique has less control from the playing style and it can be heard through double strings and choppy segments. On the other hand Grumiaux is very technical and accurate but somewhat cold. A very postured like style of playing.

Perlman's mastering isn't as well done as the other as well but both are quite enjoyable in their own way. Hilary Hahn benefits from the best production imo but her recording is quite modern (digital?) in relative to the other two.

Cheers!

Edit, after more listening I prefer Pearlman's playing as well.
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Originally Posted by Old Groucho View Post

Soundsgoodtome : That is an excellent Bach musical piece.  Have you listened to the versions by Itzhak Pearlman & Arthur Grumiaux ?  Pearlman's version has been bashed by critics & I can't understand why (probably due to the fact that I'm not a musical expert/critic).  They are both beautifully played; I would deem Grumiaux's version as more technical & Pearlman's version as being more from the heart which is what I generally prefer in music.  Good choice Soundsgoodtome if I may say so.

And now this album: Torelli Concertos

Edited by Soundsgoodtome - Today at 1:32 am
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Only the best album eva! :tongue_smile: 

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