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Thanks, Bigshot for the recommendations. I just ordered both the Living Stereo collection and the 1963 Karajan Beethoven 1-9 Symphonies... Looking forward to hearing them all...
post #347 of 2347

That Living Stereo box is jam packed with great stuff.

post #348 of 2347

I'll have to grab Karajan's Beethoven.. Been enjoying Kletzki's immensely. Probably one of the greatest pieces of music I've ever heard, to be honest. 

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Better to get pieces you don't have yet. Come back to other versions later.

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Maybe so. I'm such a big Beethoven fan though. Nothing else has done it for me quite like his symphonies. They just blow me away. 

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Maybe so. I'm such a big Beethoven fan though. Nothing else has done it for me quite like his symphonies. They just blow me away. 


I have the same with his string quartets, his symphonies not so much though..

post #352 of 2347
and Piano Sonatas and concertos
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I have the same with his string quartets, his symphonies not so much though..

+1

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I have the same with his string quartets, his symphonies not so much though..

 

Really? I don't think anyone stands near Beethoven in symphony innovation. 

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Really? I don't think anyone stands near Beethoven in symphony innovation. 


I think from a then contemporary point of view yes..but most certainly not since Mahler and Shostakovich..I can't help myself from hearing with 20th century made ears 

 

I love Beethoven for his chamber- and solo piano music, for me it's were lies his obvious genius

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I think from a then contemporary point of view yes..but most certainly not since Mahler and Shostakovich..I can't help myself from hearing with 20th century made ears 

 

I love Beethoven for his chamber- and solo piano music, for me it's were lies his obvious genius

 

 

Opinions vary. I think Beethoven's symphonies ooze his genius and are still fresh today. 

 

On the other hand, I just ordered a set of Bernstein's Mahler symphonies. So I'm pretty excited to dive into that. 


Edited by Origin89 - 10/27/13 at 8:22am
post #357 of 2347

Experience brings understanding and appreciation. The more you listen to, the wider your tastes will become. Always push the edge.

 

I really like Bernstein's New York Mahler cycle. I got the Bernstein symphonies box on Sony and it's uniformly good. (Can't say the same for the Abbado or Gardiner box sets unfortunately.)

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Opinions vary. I think Beethoven's symphonies ooze his genius and are still fresh today. 

 

On the other hand, I just ordered a set of Bernstein's Mahler symphonies. So I'm pretty excited to dive into that. 


Ahhh, lucky you, you're in for a treat :D

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Experience brings understanding and appreciation. The more you listen to, the wider your tastes will become. Always push the edge.

 

I really like Bernstein's New York Mahler cycle. I got the Bernstein symphonies box on Sony and it's uniformly good. (Can't say the same for the Abbado or Gardiner box sets unfortunately.)

 

Agreed. I catch on pretty quick though :cool:. There's always certain artist in any given musical field who stick out to me... Beethoven is one for this realm. Of course I like others... Mozart, Bruckner, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, etc.... But there's just something special about Beethoven that pushes him above the rest for me. That won't stop me from exploring the fringes though. :smile:

 

 

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Ahhh, lucky you, you're in for a treat :D

 

Awesome! Looking forward to it. 


Edited by Origin89 - 10/27/13 at 3:42pm
post #360 of 2347

There's nothing wrong with "not getting" a composer yet. It took me 20 years of classical music listening to get to the point where I was ready to fully appreciate Bach.

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