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post #1111 of 3714
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Originally Posted by DarkAngel
Looks like I'm going to have to spring for this... I have the Lys set, which has all these but #6, but the sound isn't always good-- some of them on the Lys set sound like they were taken directly from either LP or cassette. Getting the originals remastered from Melodiya itself must be worth it. Plus I'm curious as all get out to hear Kondrashin's 6th, even if it is fast.

Great, so now this demands being bought, as well as the Kondrashin Shostakovich set described on that thread. Hmm. I'll have to check with the landlord and see if July will be rent-optional this year.

Mark
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Originally Posted by Mark from HFR
Darkangel, I agree that Kondrashin's 5th is just killer! Amazing that such a kick-ass performance is so little-known. Do you find yourself bothered much by the "Russian-ness" of the horns? They occasionally bother me, but not too bad. The energy of the performance sweeps up my reservations.
Mark
Haven't given horns much thought, perhaps more concerning for Mahler purists is Russian vocals in 3,4

I just listened to Kondrashin 4th and I would put it in same class as 1st, very good but not quite top 3 reference version in extremely competitive field. This 4th was recorded in mid 1970's and sound is great, as good as any modern version, so there is a range of sound quality in set but everything is at least good sound quality.

Also for Mahler 4th they have two versions of final movement, added a German vocal movement recorded 1 year later but vocalist is a bit too closely miked so I prefer the original Russian 4th movement which is more properly spaced in 3D soundstage. Also the female vocalist is a bit full/mezzo toned for my taste, I prefer a lighter silvery tone for "child's view of heaven" vocals
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Would these be the same symphonies available at arkivmusic and also amazon individually at higher price? This sounds like a great deal even if you can't read the cover or booklets.
post #1114 of 3714
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Originally Posted by DarkAngel
Also the female vocalist is a bit full/mezzo toned for my taste, I prefer a lighter silvery tone for "child's view of heaven" vocals
Reminds me that I prefer the Reiner M4 to the Szell because Lisa della Casa's voice is just a bit better suited to the material than Judith Raskin's. Actually, I think I prefer the Reiner overall over the Szell, it's just a little more human. Sometimes Szell's orchestra just sounds a little bit too perfect. I can't wait for this to come out in SACD/hybrid next month.
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Originally Posted by Bunnyears
Reminds me that I prefer the Reiner M4 to the Szell because Lisa della Casa's voice is just a bit better suited to the material than Judith Raskin's. Actually, I think I prefer the Reiner overall over the Szell, it's just a little more human. Sometimes Szell's orchestra just sounds a little bit too perfect. I can't wait for this to come out in SACD/hybrid next month.
I've never heard the Reiner 4th, but I may just need to pick that up, that series is so reasonably priced, it's hard to say no. Still kicking myself for not giving the MTT 9th a whirl when it was $9.99...
post #1116 of 3714
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Originally Posted by Mark from HFR
Great, so now this demands being bought, as well as the Kondrashin Shostakovich set described on that thread. Hmm. I'll have to check with the landlord and see if July will be rent-optional this year.

Mark
Welcome to club Ramen Noodles....pass the diluted Kool Aide please.
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Welcome to club Ramen Noodles....pass the diluted Kool Aide please.
As a college student, I think I can say:

Kool-Aid, man? Where do you think you are? Buckingham Palace? Join Team Tepid Tap-Water. When even diluted flavorings are a luxury.
post #1118 of 3714
I don't know how I will sneak any other recordings into the house. My husband has been tearing his hair out and moaning that the cds are taking over everything! He's not too thrilled to get the bills either, so if I get this I may find myself eating dogfood for a while.
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Originally Posted by Bunnyears
Would these be the same symphonies available at arkivmusic and also amazon individually at higher price? This sounds like a great deal even if you can't read the cover or booklets.
Yes those are the same new Kondrashin Melodiya recordings at Arkiv, but not in stock (special order)
Tower Records also has a couple listed but again special order.

The vendor at Amazon is the same as Ebay, goes by a couple names and is based in NY.....perhaps he can sell direct in person pick-up to Bunny

Also the booklets do have English and Russian text.
post #1120 of 3714
Btw, I just clicked on a link at HighFidelityReview.com and came up with this , which led to Mahler - Symphonies Nos. 1, 3-7, 9 - Kiril Kondrashin (8 CDS) (8 CD Set). The Shostakovich is listed there as well, so there is no rush for me to get them on ebay. whew!
post #1121 of 3714
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Originally Posted by DarkAngel
Yes those are the same new Kondrashin Melodiya recordings at Arkiv, but not in stock (special order)
Tower Records also has a couple listed but again special order.

The vendor at Amazon is the same as Ebay, goes by a couple names and is based in NY.....perhaps he can sell direct in person pick-up to Bunny

Also the booklets do have English and Russian text.
Ha! I wish! My husband has an office at the Port of NY in Staten Island, so I could ask around to see if there is a vendor near the peer. Ofcourse, I'd be living in the doghouse if I asked him to do anything that brings another cd into the house (and he doesn't even know about the stuff that's been backordered and is now on the way ).

Free shipping at the website listed here in the USA! Another inducement to madness.
post #1122 of 3714
Speaking of Mahler 4th:

Levine Mahler 4th on Sale at Amazon



post #1123 of 3714
The Reiner is better.
post #1124 of 3714
Levine gets bored easily in between big moments. Others have noted this, and one need only look at his '89 Rheingold to see that.

However, he is a good conductor when he's on. I just don't know how suited he is to Mahler. I would like to hear his Munich 9th. Curse Arkiv-Music! I love them.
post #1125 of 3714
Got a mail from Amazon, all those Red Seal ones seem to be on sale...

Don;t shoot the messenger!
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