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Perhaps this is simply of tired repertoire.

There are only so many ways to skin a cat eh?Even a meaty one?

 

I'd like to see Toscanini(whom I admire greatly) try to conduct a lot of modern repertoire.

Of course if your argument is so weighted in your personal opinion you may as well

put down anything remotely contemporary as inferior as well.Toscanini himself was not a fan of much music of his own era which others admired and championed.

 

And actually I can recognize by their style today and sometimes I don't care for what they do.

One example would be Pletnev's Beethoven.

Not saying it's bad but It's not my(stress:MY) favorite.

Sorry for my questionable grammar.

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I love Quartetto Italiano's Beethoven Quartets! 

 

Their Schubert I don't know yet, maybe takes some getting used too :rolleyes:

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I love Quartetto Italiano's Beethoven Quartets! 

 

Their Schubert I don't know yet, maybe takes some getting used too :rolleyes:

Haven't heard them with the Schubert. Actually came late to Schubert's music and my experience with his string quartets are limited.

Thought a lot about Beethoven quartet recordings over the years.These recordings stand out.

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I might snag Toscanini's Beethoven. I've been sampling the symphonies and I'm impressed. So much fire.

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What happened to the discussion in this discussion? Everything is fragmented now.

 

Toscanini is my favorite for Beethoven's 3rd. He has energy that no other conductor can match. When I hear a Toscanini recording, I know instantly who it is. I sure can't say that for Abbado or Jarvi!

 

Toscanini didn't perform a lot of modern music. The one who did that was Stokowski. He was the most versatile conductor who ever lived, and totally his own man. Again, whenever I hear Stokowski recordings, especially the free bowed strings, I know instantly who it is.

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This post continues thread fragmentation but adheres to original thread topic:

 

Sorry about my ADD.

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What happened to the discussion in this discussion? Everything is fragmented now.

 

Toscanini is my favorite for Beethoven's 3rd. He has energy that no other conductor can match. When I hear a Toscanini recording, I know instantly who it is. I sure can't say that for Abbado or Jarvi!

 

Toscanini didn't perform a lot of modern music. The one who did that was Stokowski. He was the most versatile conductor who ever lived, and totally his own man. Again, whenever I hear Stokowski recordings, especially the free bowed strings, I know instantly who it is.

Toscanini 3rd is amazing.

Agreed regarding Stokowski.

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Old and new ways:

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Yes!  I love that Carter album, though I only have it via iTunes (cf. my question re: a sound issue with the clarinet in the AAC version from iTunes in the Sound Science forum).  Wish I'd bought it on CD now, sigh.

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The one who did that was Stokowski. He was the most versatile conductor who ever lived, and totally his own man. Again, whenever I hear Stokowski recordings, especially the free bowed strings, I know instantly who it is.

This reminds me that I've read quite some criticism , regarding Stokowki interpretations of Wagner.

I  was looking for a kind of "best of" of wagner, and I  didn't want to hear the full "Der Ring des Nibelungen" thing (14 cds of opera is not my cup of tea, and I 'm barely just interested by the music piece called "the ride of valkyries"  ). The recording "Ring Without Words" by maazel seemed perfect for me, but after seeing all the negative reviews  (especially from "santa fe listenner", a knowledgeable   reviewer ) ,  it seems that  the one called " Highlights from the Ring of Nibelungs" by Szell is a better choice.

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Hogwash. Stokowski's Symphonic Synthesis of the Ring takes the vocal lines and assigns them to lead instruments in the same range. Other orchestral excerpts just present the background music without the lead. To me, that is LESS authentic, not more. The only thing Stoki does is add concert a concert ending, which Wagner himself did when he conducted the pieces before the operas were completed.

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