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Tip off topic:

Karajan recordings with Philharmonia.

Relative rare records for outrageous 6 USD.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/herbert-von-karajan-collection/id440244174

post #1412 of 8935

Just finished listening to this:

 

 

My jaw is still on the floor.  I'd never heard of this Tjeknavorian guy before, but man it takes an Armenian to understand Armenian music.  The textures, the aromas... a very exotic reading.

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                                                    http://www.channelclassics.com/pieter-wispelwey-suites-for-violoncello-solo.html

 

                                  

 

                                     http://www.referencerecordings.com/Minnesota.asp

                                      

                                                 http://www.soundliaison.com/products-from-our-studio-masters/71-andre-heuvelman

post #1414 of 8935

Forgot to say there is a free download of the last album to be had here:http://www.soundliaison.com/all-our-products/88-free-tracks

 

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Originally Posted by Delirious Lab View Post
 

Just finished listening to this:

 

 

My jaw is still on the floor.  I'd never heard of this Tjeknavorian guy before, but man it takes an Armenian to understand Armenian music.  The textures, the aromas... a very exotic reading.


Every recording he made seemed to be infused with almost demonic drive and energy. Unfortunately, he sometimes worked with less than great orchestras - his ASV series of Khachaturian symphonies suffer from his Armenian band. He made an early digital LP of Scheherazade that was thrilling, but marred by a stupid, pointless 2-bar cut in the finale.I wonder what ever happened to him.

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Every recording he made seemed to be infused with almost demonic drive and energy. [. . .] I wonder what ever happened to him.

http://www.loristjeknavorian.com/chronology.htm
post #1417 of 8935

 Celibidache 

One can disagree with his sometimes extreme choice of tempo, but he always had an artistic purpose with his choices.

 

  

post #1418 of 8935

 

I'm a huge Celibidache fan, always original and mighty interesting this great man..


Edited by Quinto - 2/24/14 at 3:01pm
post #1419 of 8935

Never been a fan. It's not just the slow tempos, either. He rehearsed music to death. While most concerts have 4 (or less) rehearsals for a total time of about 10 hours, he would double that, or more. It tool the life out of the music - and that's what I hear in his recordings - few they are. Celi is an acquired taste, and I don't like it. And his repertoire was really narrow. Not one of the greats, IMO.

post #1420 of 8935

To each his own, but generally Orchestras have to little rehearsal time, too much reading and too little truly getting into the deeper layers of the music.

 

Also one has to take into consideration that Celibidache found that a tempo had to fit the hall, big echo/reverb = slower tempo. That is one of the reasons he did not believe in recording.

post #1421 of 8935
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Never been a fan. It's not just the slow tempos, either. He rehearsed music to death. While most concerts have 4 (or less) rehearsals for a total time of about 10 hours, he would double that, or more. It tool the life out of the music - and that's what I hear in his recordings - few they are. Celi is an acquired taste, and I don't like it. And his repertoire was really narrow. Not one of the greats, IMO.

 

There is no such thing as too much rehearsal IMO and his repertoire was not narrow at all..  Complicated music needs time to unfold :wink_face:

post #1422 of 8935

Quinto - are you a musician?

post #1423 of 8935

The reason that so many recordings sound so similar is because conductors don't have rehearsal time to sculpt the performance their way. The orchestra just follows the beat of the stick and plays the work like they always do. It would be interesting to take something like Scubert's 9th by the either Vienna or Berlin and compare recordings with the same orchestra but different conductors. I bet a few conductors wouldn't come out looking very good.

post #1424 of 8935
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Originally Posted by mbhaub View Post
 

Never been a fan. It's not just the slow tempos, either. He rehearsed music to death. While most concerts have 4 (or less) rehearsals for a total time of about 10 hours, he would double that, or more. It tool the life out of the music - and that's what I hear in his recordings - few they are. Celi is an acquired taste, and I don't like it. And his repertoire was really narrow. Not one of the greats, IMO.

 

Out of curiousity, do you feel the same way about Carlos Kleiber?

post #1425 of 8935
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Quinto - are you a musician?


Nope

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