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post #2716 of 2730
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Is that the living stereo recording with Beethoven's violin concerto too? His technique together with that gut string tone is hard to beat. I have the Heifetz/Piatigorsky concerts along with his living stereo recordings.

It is Mendelssohn's 1st and 2nd, I have both the Beethoven and it on vinyl and when listening in my office I stream both on TIDAL, love the early RCA sound. I like his pace, never a dull moment.

post #2717 of 2730
The Heifetz complete box set is jam packed with treasures.
post #2718 of 2730

+1 on the old RCA recordings. Not to say that I shun contemporary recordings, but I do tend to find more interest in the records of yesteryear. Considering them as historical relics gives them that bit more romance to them for me at least.

 

The Heifetz/Piatigorsky includes a recording of the Mendelssohn octet op.20 which I feel is slightly faster than I prefer. But that gorgeous tone and expressiveness he get out of his instrument more than makes up for it. I can get used to the tempo.

 

 

I don't think he managed to record all of Mozart's violin concertos. It's a shame, as I like Mozart played in his style.

post #2719 of 2730
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The Heifetz complete box set is jam packed with treasures.


What are your favorites in the Heifetz Box Set?

post #2720 of 2730

All of the early recordings. Tchaikovsky Souvenir of Florence, the chamber recordings with Primrose, Prokofiev concerto Munch, Bruch Sargent, Spohr Soloman, Everything is worth hearing

post #2721 of 2730

Anyone heard this disc of Bartók?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000057MT/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=7JM1M8SPYYYR&coliid=I1XCA9TGI2EZ3Q

Especially how the MfSP&C compares to the Reiner?

post #2722 of 2730
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Anyone heard this disc of Bartók?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000057MT/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=7JM1M8SPYYYR&coliid=I1XCA9TGI2EZ3Q

Especially how the MfSP&C compares to the Reiner?

I have the Vinyl somewhere in my Album's, but haven't listened in a while. So with a bit of effort I found i on TIDAL. The sonics are 1st rate, typical classic Mercury. On my 560's, wired directly to one of my speaker amps the dynamics, percussion, and piano are extraordinary, very high, "jump factor". I will leave it too others to comment on the performance.

post #2723 of 2730

This may earn me the reputation of a Philistine but to date I have found exactly two pieces of classical music that I adore: Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" and Addinsell's "Warsaw Concerto".  While I tend to enjoy music written with classical sensibilities and structures, I largely find the genre to be boring.

 

I did recently fall in love with Musk Ox, though—a Canadian three-piece band (cellist, violin, acoustic guitar) who perform a breathtaking blend of neo-classical and folk instrumentals.  Strings and piano get me every time, I tell you.

post #2724 of 2730
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This may earn me the reputation of a Philistine but to date I have found exactly two pieces of classical music that I adore: Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" and Addinsell's "Warsaw Concerto".  While I tend to enjoy music written with classical sensibilities and structures, I largely find the genre to be boring.

 

I did recently fall in love with Musk Ox, though—a Canadian three-piece band (cellist, violin, acoustic guitar) who perform a breathtaking blend of neo-classical and folk instrumentals.  Strings and piano get me every time, I tell you.

 

Then you should try listening to piano trios/quartets/etc. The Dvořák «Dumky» trio is a nice one to start with.

post #2725 of 2730
I'll try looking that up, thanks.
post #2726 of 2730
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I have the Vinyl somewhere in my Album's, but haven't listened in a while. So with a bit of effort I found i on TIDAL. The sonics are 1st rate, typical classic Mercury. On my 560's, wired directly to one of my speaker amps the dynamics, percussion, and piano are extraordinary, very high, "jump factor". I will leave it too others to comment on the performance.

 

Thanks for scoping it out. I don't have a recording of the Wooden Prince, so I'll give it a shot.

post #2727 of 2730
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Anyone heard this disc of Bartók?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000057MT/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=7JM1M8SPYYYR&coliid=I1XCA9TGI2EZ3Q

Especially how the MfSP&C compares to the Reiner?

 

Never heard the Reiner, but in comparison with Boulez' DG recording it is more bold and expressive, though at the same time more 'matter of fact', which seems contradicting, but Boulez' is more subtle and refined in tonal colors and choice of tempi and to my ears this results in a deeper ('mood swingy') listening experience. (Boulez the ice man cometh? Maybe in the way he studies the score, the precision of conducting, but the end result is anything but cold)

It is clear I prefer Boulez in this work, but Dorati's Wooden Prince is excellent as well.

The sound is great, but not very subtle in the treble, never harsh though.


Edited by Mink - Yesterday at 10:31 am
post #2728 of 2730

Boulez removes the Hungarian folk influences in Bartok and plays it as straight modern music. Personally, I think that is a huge mistake. The folk music influence is the most interesting aspect of Bartok's music for me.

post #2729 of 2730

Heres a classic. 

 

The delicate yet confidently relaxed approach mixed with his aptitude to add so much light and shade, makes Mozart's twinkles even more interesting than normal. An absolute joy from start to finish. 

 

 

Apologies if this has already been posted on here... If it hasn't then it should have been!! :D

post #2730 of 2730
He also recorded a good K. 332 in 1947 and a decent K. 331 in 1966.

I disliked his A major concerto though, with the effing Busoni cadenza.
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