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Laught my socks off first time I heard this...:D

 

I love it.

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Because Karajan(other Austrians for that matter) was/were referred to as  "German" and  I thought I'd post this.I promise I personally love Austria and have visited many times and almost moved there twice.

 

Good reading if you have a good sense of humor...

 

http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Austrians

 


Edited by perhapss - 2/13/14 at 4:54pm
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Although I love his mono Beethoven recordings from the fifties, I found this Schubert a bit boring for my taste.. To be honest it has been a while, maybe I'll give it another go :rolleyes:

 

How do you like it?

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Piano is a subject that this thread opened my "repertoire" a lot.

Kempff, Gulda, Schnabel, and so on. Guys that I never had given the deserved attention.

Anyway, I still think Arrau has a place among the top.

 

From Kempff, I did enjoy this one  below.

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Although I love his mono Beethoven recordings from the fifties, I found this Schubert a bit boring for my taste.. To be honest it has been a while, maybe I'll give it another go :rolleyes:

 

How do you like it?

 

I personally like Schubert's piano music presented in an understated way. 

I can understand why other listeners prefer a more dramatic presentation(Richter for example) though.

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On the topic of Austria:

 

Anyone interested in Total no-compromise 21st century Hyper-modern music recorded is amazing sonics and performances

should check out the Austrian "Kairos" record label.Truly cutting edge stuff IMO.

 

http://www.kairos-music.com/

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I personally like Schubert's piano music presented in an understated way. 
I can understand why other listeners prefer a more dramatic presentation(Richter for example) though.

Do you have any thoughts about Schnabel (my favorite for Schubert)?
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On the topic of Austria:

 

Anyone interested in Total no-compromise 21st century Hyper-modern music recorded is amazing sonics and performances

should check out the Austrian "Kairos" record label.Truly cutting edge stuff IMO.

 

http://www.kairos-music.com/

 

Excellent - thank you!

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Do you have any thoughts about Schnabel (my favorite for Schubert)?

Haven't heard much of Schnabel's Schubert.

Love his Beethoven though!

 

I'm sure I could learn a thing or two by listening...

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Excellent - thank you!

 

My pleasure!:smile:

 

Those Kairos folks aren't kidding around.

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Speaking of kidding around:

Here's some classic comedy regarding a great composer, the English, Germans, Austrians and others:

 

 

And...

 

 

 

EDIT: Link corrected:o


Edited by perhapss - 2/15/14 at 10:10am
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I bought that Abbado box, and although it would be fine for a beginner, almost nothing in it was really good. I kind of liked the live Mozart and the Mahler was OK. But the Mendelssohn and Schubert were dull and the Beethoven was pretty generic. For this sort of collection, the Columbia Bernstein box was a lot better.

I am not sure if we are talking about the same but if this Bernstein box is the one with the black cover art, the 3rd of Mahler is something really special.

I have only a few of the discs, since itunes got it as separated CD`s.

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The Gunther Wand box is fantastic too

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The Gunther Wand box is fantastic too

 

+1 on this.

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