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Can`t reach bigshot`s link. Am I the only one? Some kind of problem with my provider?

Another precious CD from the Living Stereo amazing collection

post #572 of 2183

It works, it's just a one hour mp3. Be patient and it will start. Or right click and download it.

post #573 of 2183

Abbado is better in opera than in classical music. The singers can add the passion.

post #574 of 2183
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Can`t reach bigshot`s link. Am I the only one? Some kind of problem with my provider?

Another precious CD from the Living Stereo amazing collection

 

 

You guys need to stop posting this stuff...I am running out of money :)

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wow great effort was taken by you to transfer this. Many thanks bigshot, I am enjoying it very much right now.

X3

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I have the entire collection on CD/SACD and they are amazing. However, this copy on vinyl i have is just stunning, found it for $1 too.

 

One of the best recordings - ever. 

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You are so missing my point lol sorry I'm apparently not expressing myself very clear, English is my second language after all, I find it frustrating sometimes :o

No worries, Quinto. Your point was easily understood by anyone capable of conceiving of the possibility that they themselves could ever be wrong about something :D

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Speaking of that. Has anyone seen Taking Sides? Which thank all the gods of Rome, was NOT a hollywood production.

It would appear so sir :
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0260414/reviews?ref_=tt_urv
Certainly a very fecund subject. It seems the production found your approval? 
For just this one occasion I shall overlook your implied slur on Bugs Bunny ;) 

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It would appear so sir :
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0260414/reviews?ref_=tt_urv
Certainly a very fecund subject. It seems the production found your approval? 
For just this one occasion I shall overlook your implied slur on Bugs Bunny ;) 


Euro production company.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0260414/

 

I though Keitel's role was too reaching, he was out of his depth here. Skaarsgard goes between perplexity to outrage but seems like a Furtwangler "light". The speculative subject itself (and this seems to be a very big thing in German film of late) is trully fascinating. It hits it's target in that it provokes thought as to whether the arts are in fact exempted from political climates. The references to von Karajan are priceless. I would highly recommend this to any classical music buff in the same speculative way I would point them to Amadeus.

 

My father and I used to watch the Bugs Bunny Roadrunner hour together slurring is out of the question.

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It works, it's just a one hour mp3. Be patient and it will start. Or right click and download it.

My home Internet provider blocked www.vintageip.com IP (I couldn`t even ping it).

Now in my office it is working fine.

Thanks for posting it.

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Mahler the greater? That's ridiculous. I personally enjoy Mahler's music more than Wagner. I can listen to Mahler's relatively small output regularly without ever tiring of it. It thrills me and speaks to me like no other composer's work can. However, I also recognize that in terms of sheer genius, originality, and musical thought that Wagner is clearly the superior composer. Popularity does not equal greatness. Henry Pleasant's wrote a book almost 60 years ago, The Agony of Modern Music, where he made it clear: after Wagner all it has been is refinement and modification of his rules. Without Wagner there would have been no Mahler, no film scores. Among all the great, and not-so-great, composers of all time, there is a small group of men of titanic importance: Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Wagner, and maybe Stravinsky. Studying, and playing, their music is revelatory. The way they put music together is just mind-blowing. Mahler was a superb craftsman and created music of immense power, but study a score like Tristan und Isolde or Die Meistersinger and you'll realize why Wagner is considered one of the all-time greats.

I wouldn't say it's ridiculous at all; and strange you should talk of Mahler and popularity contest, as he was nearly forgotten due to the anti-semitism of his time.

I also don't agree with the "importance" school of literary judgment; it's merely didactic insistence on a small set of rules (determined by whom?) to Defend the Club.

Schoenberg, not Wagner, was responsible for Hollywood's film score history. And quite literally; he along with many of the other cultural intellectuals of his time had to flee from Wagner's Fan Club in Germany, you know, the ones who liked histrionics so much they made it a state religion and justified genocide as its fundamental belief?

I've never taken the time to study one of Wagner's scores; the dreariness in the musical result is enough of an education for me.
Edited by Copperears - 11/7/13 at 8:01am
post #583 of 2183

Got this one as birthday gift this week.

Just an example of the new school. Clean sound and nice recording.

Worth a preview: specially Bartok 2

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Just picked up this recording today:

http://www.amazon.com/Haydn-Symphonies-93-104-Esterh%C3%A1zy-Recordings/dp/B001B3NZGG/ref=pd_sim_dmusic_a_3

Absolutely gorgeous, beautiful-sounding in IEMs. This is the way I think Haydn should be played. Lots of space for the music, rhythmic performances without being overpoweringly so, no schmalz but no Original Instruments sterility, either -- perfect balance.

Think I'll get the whole set -- you can get the full collection in one go as well, if you wish.
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So, one more post here, excited to find this.

It provides some very thought-provoking perspective on "greatness" in classical music.

It is an interview with Bruno Walter, the conductor who resurrected Gustav Mahler from invisibility.

Walter was a contemporary of Mahler's, Richard Strauss, Wagner.

It is absolutely thrilling to hear his perspective on the history of musical performance.

And, it's amusing to note that apparently, a few minutes into the interview, it was Mahler who resurrected _Mozart_ from being forgotten for his operas; apparently at the time, Mozart's operas were not good box office. smily_headphones1.gif

Ah, how times change the concepts of what matters, who's up, who's down, and why! smily_headphones1.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFtQcv8TcUQ
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