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Originally Posted by perhapss View Post
 

 

And no offense to Headfi but Gramophone magazine has a much longer and highly regarded reputation on the subject of classical music.

It's worth a look.

 

Back in my day I used to walk to this funny place called a library to read it.

They had lots of books on this subject as well.Also worth a look.

Beethoven is a deep subject on many levels and lots of fascinating stuff there IMO.

 

Nothing personal against what's written here.

Good post.  It takes an open mind to do the processes that lead to a deep understanding of any art form, and the place of the output of someone like Beethoven is worth deep consideration, beyond the realm of any one place or source.

post #767 of 9004
Quote:
Originally Posted by perhapss View Post
 

 

And no offense to Headfi but Gramophone magazine has a much longer and highly regarded reputation on the subject of classical music.

It's worth a look.

 

Back in my day I used to walk to this funny place called a library to read it.

They had lots of books on this subject as well.Also worth a look.

Beethoven is a deep subject on many levels and lots of fascinating stuff there IMO.

 

Nothing personal against what's written here.

Thanks for posting i will have a look at gramophone magazine. I haven't heard of it before. :beerchug:

post #768 of 9004

And on the subject of the library:

 

If you live in the USA you probably live in close proximity to a public library.

If you are interested in Beethoven(or other classical folks) you may be surprised if you go.

If you live near a State University(like I do in Fredonia NY) you may have access to that(as I do here).

 

I've found that even modest libraries can contain interesting collections of classical cds and often vinyl as well.

 

I can not underestimate my debt to libraries in this regard.

post #769 of 9004

etc.....

 

 

post #770 of 9004

These days I'm reading two great books on the subject Beethoven..


Edited by Quinto - 11/27/13 at 12:56am
post #771 of 9004
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Originally Posted by perhapss View Post
 

 

Being new to Headfi but not new to Beethoven I would still recommend looking at all viewpoints of his output.

My point was to not limit your view to any one other view.

 

"Need" is not the point.

I did not mean to diss the gramophone forum to which I often head up for advice. I just wanted to point to one of the best threads in this forum. I wish many of the good folks who posted there were still active on headfi...

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Originally Posted by perhapss View Post
 

 

And no offense to Headfi but Gramophone magazine has a much longer and highly regarded reputation on the subject of classical music.

It's worth a look.

there we could start a fun argument. Before online fora opened my eyes, I was a long-time (10+ years) subscriber to Gramophone and as a consequence my CD collection still shows a significant British bias. Everything is worth a look, but there are better ways to spend your hard earned dollars/euros/pounds, unless you think great music-making stops at the edge of the Dover cliffs.

post #772 of 9004

Back to the main subject, just listened this CD.

Outstanding performance.

 

And as I posted before, an interesting comparison (Proko 3) with a "more" modern and quite virtuous interpretation would be this one below

 

Although Argerich is really really good, for Tchaikovsky 1, this one below is the best

post #773 of 9004
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Originally Posted by calaf View Post
 

I did not mean to diss the gramophone forum to which I often head up for advice. I just wanted to point to one of the best threads in this forum. I wish many of the good folks who posted there were still active on headfi...

there we could start a fun argument. Before online fora opened my eyes, I was a long-time (10+ years) subscriber to Gramophone and as a consequence my CD collection still shows a significant British bias. Everything is worth a look, but there are better ways to spend your hard earned dollars/euros/pounds, unless you think great music-making stops at the edge of the Dover cliffs.

 

I never suggested Gramophone was the be all end all.I also agree with you in that it is biased.

There were and still are good folks at Headfi posting as well. I never claimed the opposite was true.

 

I was responding to a post that said readers of this thread don't "need" to look and could find "everything" here at Headfi.

 

IMO I still believe you would doing yourself a great disservice if you limited your view of Beethoven Headfi.

 

And for the record,my observation about Gramophone being a longer and more respected source for information in the world

(not just Britain, which I don't and have never lived) is definitely a fact,not opinion.

And I'm clearly stated that I went to the library(which is free) to read gramophone(which I still do occasionally).

This is I've never spent my "hard earned dollars" on it ever.

The Beethoven thread of theirs is also free and quite informative on Beethoven's recorded symphonies.

 

I believe it is still worth a look.I didn't claim that you become a sheep to one source of information.

I think if one buys all one's music from Gramophone's advice you are definitely a "sheep".

If you want to argue,please use what I actually said as your counter argument.

post #774 of 9004

There is good reason to argue over the grammar used in my previous post however.

Sorry.

post #775 of 9004
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Originally Posted by sh4dowd4ncer View Post
 

Back to the main subject, just listened this CD.

Outstanding performance.

 

And as I posted before, an interesting comparison (Proko 3) with a "more" modern and quite virtuous interpretation would be this one below

 

Although Argerich is really really good, for Tchaikovsky 1, this one below is the best

 

I'm curious about the Rattle/Lang Lang.

For some reason i have an irrational disposition away from anything to do with him(Lang Lang)

and have mixed feelings about Rattle's work in the past with Bartok's music.

post #776 of 9004

Kind of on topic:

 

 

This was my first exposure to Martha Argerich and I recall being blown away.

This was some time ago however and I'm not saying it's on the "Best classical recordings.... ever!" category.

 

Just saying....

post #777 of 9004

Hmm.. I have both the Cliburn and the Argerich recordings (one with Dutoit, another with Kondrashin), but the Pogorelich is definitely my favorite, with Kissin (with Karajan) second. Must be the slower tempos I like :)

post #778 of 9004
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Originally Posted by sh4dowd4ncer View Post
 

Back to the main subject, just listened this CD.

Outstanding performance.

 

And as I posted before, an interesting comparison (Proko 3) with a "more" modern and quite virtuous interpretation would be this one below

 

Although Argerich is really really good, for Tchaikovsky 1, this one below is the best

 

 

This Van Cliburn recording has long been a standard and is worth a listen even if the repertoire is not your cup of tea... 

post #779 of 9004

Horowitz and Toscanini's Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto live from Carnegie Hall is electrifying. Nothing is similar to it at all.

post #780 of 9004
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Originally Posted by 96rubberduckys View Post
 

Hmm.. I have both the Cliburn and the Argerich recordings (one with Dutoit, another with Kondrashin), but the Pogorelich is definitely my favorite, with Kissin (with Karajan) second. Must be the slower tempos I like :)

 

Never heard this one but will look out for it.

"Slower tempos" in this repertoire sometimes turn me off though.

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