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2 extremes?

 

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Despite their Beethoven.

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Thanks, will give it a try. My favourite complete Romeo and Juliet is the Maazel/Cleveland one. I also love Muti's Suites from the ballet with the Philadelphia Orchestra. The playing is stunning, just check out the Death of Tybalt!

I got distracted for a few days here, so hopefully this line-of-thought has not expired… Maazel:Cleveland is a great performance, though I must admit to preferring Ozawa:Boston and Gergiev:Kirov (not Gergiev:LSO which is a bit of a train wreck, IMO). Decca's ADD remastering of Maazel's is absolutely incredible, though… Puts plenty of DDD discs to shame…

 

Currently listening to Maazel's 'Der »Ring« ohne Worte,' and wondering why I tortured myself with Lawrence Renes: Royal Swedish Orchetra's performance of De Vlieger's interpretation on the train the other night instead… (Renes/RSO do a fine job… de Vlieger's condensation of 'Der Ring,' on the other hand…).

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Last weekend I found this gem at a garage sale:




The records were in amazing condition - they looked like they had never spinned before - 3 dollars later, they were mine.  Later that week I saw the same two operas on CD at a music store... each sold separately for $13.99.  Cha-ching.

I've only just finished listening to Cav... Picking up my jaw from the floor right now.  Herbert von and the Scala orchestra are a frantic match made by the devil, and I would rank the cast among my top five of all opera recordings I have ever heard.

Indeed. I am also a happy owner of this piece - in my case iTunes format.
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hi there,

 

pretty new to classic despite having the souvenir of listenning a lot to it when i was a kid, i'm actually rediscovering some major orchestra.

 

i'm struggling finding some nice sounding redition of 9th symphony ( beethoven's of course ) and bach orphestra suite (as i love listenning to II air on G) any advices for a young chap? 

 

regards

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This thread is slowly but surely becoming my favourite thread in all of head-fi.

 

To the ignorant and uninitiated, enthusiastic, fervent, sometimes even over-zealous comments on the performance or recording of classical music by the cognoscenti really must sound at least like Zulu or Plutonian language - but I like different approaches and reactions to these approaches very much indeed.

Just keep them coming !

 

I am still fix und fertig from this weekend ( 3 recordings in three places in less than 48 hours ... ) - but just got a mail I would like to share. Linn Records seemingly is making a tradition of possibility of downloading one piece of music every day of the Christmas season FOR FREE - in various resolution of digital PCM, unfortunately no DSD yet. They are starting a bit earlier today, with the possibility to free download an excerpt from Haendel's Mesiah as performed by the Dunedin Consort for five days, till December 1st. Others will be available for a free download for 24 hours only. But they cover pretty much any musical genre from their label, not only classical ( with a HEAVY Scottish accent ...) - so take your pick according to your taste.

 

http://www.linn.co.uk/christmas?utm_source=Linn+Email&utm_campaign=05fc436671-Linn_Xmas_25_Nov_13&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_517fad5333-05fc436671-278937253

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Im thinking of ordering this - just finished the documentary for the second time and now i really want to buy this collection.  

 

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hi there,

 

pretty new to classic despite having the souvenir of listenning a lot to it when i was a kid, i'm actually rediscovering some major orchestra.

 

i'm struggling finding some nice sounding redition of 9th symphony ( beethoven's of course ) and bach orphestra suite (as i love listenning to II air on G) any advices for a young chap? 

 

regards

 

strange, both of them are so wonderful that even less-than-stellar performances, as long as they respect the page, are usually satisfactory. In any case here are a couple of suggestions 

 

this for me is one of the best compromise between modern(ish) sound and German old-school sensitivity (that for the 9th is a must)

 

 

no compromise here: fantastic performance in top sound. It is expensive as a full-price CD/SACD but available e.g. on spotify. If you want a more traditional performance try

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My current favorite(these days) of the orchestral suites.

 Not to say the best but.....

 

 

 

I will add that I am particularly keen

on Freiburger Barockorcheter in general.

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strange, both of them are so wonderful that even less-than-stellar performances, as long as they respect the page, are usually satisfactory. In any case here are a couple of suggestions 

 

this for me is one of the best compromise between modern(ish) sound and German old-school sensitivity (that for the 9th is a must)

 

 

no compromise here: fantastic performance in top sound. It is expensive as a full-price CD/SACD but available e.g. on spotify. If you want a more traditional performance try

 

I heartily second the Jochum Beethoven 9th, good sound and one of my favorite performances.

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9th Beethoven... Maybe the hardest question...
Tried a lot ... But I always keep coming back to Karajan's / BPO 63...
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When it comes to Bartok, specially his violin music, for me at least, most violinists can evoke a cold landscape feeling. That it absolutely does not have to be the case, was quite a little shock when I heard the first of unfortunately few LPs I managed to procure - by Gyorgy Pauk http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gy%C3%B6rgy_Pauk . Here a YT vid of his farewell concert :

 

 


Edited by analogsurviver - 11/25/13 at 4:36pm
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I still find Solti with the Chicago Symphony on the 9th as my long-time favorite.
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