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post #811 of 8942
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I don't believe in "pure".

Nice cliche though.

 

"Some requires a different approach".

All requires a different approach yes?

At least marginally IMO.

 And:

 

I just ran this "pure" idea past my wife.

She suggested maybe you meant pure sound lacking drama.

 

Yes?

 

Please clarify.

Those who use "pure" are sometimes not flexible people:wink_face:


Edited by perhapss - 11/27/13 at 10:40pm
post #812 of 8942

All art is based on contrasts. Contrasts of moods and drama are exactly what I'm talking about.

post #813 of 8942
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All art is based on contrasts. Contrasts of moods and drama are exactly what I'm talking about.

So there's no "contrast" in Haitink's interpretation?

Meaning it's pure?

post #814 of 8942

It doesn't have the sharp mood shifts that Stoki and Munch have. It smooths the transitions over and evens stuff out.

post #815 of 8942
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Originally Posted by perhapss View Post
 

So there's no "contrast" in Haitink's interpretation?

Meaning it's pure?

 

Sorry: "pure"

post #816 of 8942
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It doesn't have the sharp mood shifts that Stoki and Munch have. It smooths the transitions over and evens stuff out.

 

I think that your right with the sharp mood shift thing.

Sometimes.

post #817 of 8942
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I think that your right with the sharp mood shift thing.

Sometimes.

 

Just out of curiosity, who is your favorite conductor(if any) and composer(if any) living today?

Is there a living tradition in your opninion?


Edited by perhapss - 11/27/13 at 11:16pm
post #818 of 8942
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Just out of curiosity, who is your favorite composer(if any) and composer(if any) living today?

 

"Sharp mood shifts" somehow "smooths"???

post #819 of 8942

Keeping  with "Best classical recordings...ever!"

 

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Would love to hear anyone out there who can comment on this piece and recording.....

post #820 of 8942
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Just out of curiosity, who is your favorite conductor(if any) and composer(if any) living today?

Is there a living tradition in your opninion?

 

Are you asking me? Couldn't tell. If so, for conductors, the most versatile are Gergiev and Mehta... most conductors I just like for one type of thing, like Tilson Thomas for Ives and Dutoit for French stuff. For orchestral composers, Ennio Morricone, maybe Angelo Baldimente.


Edited by bigshot - 11/28/13 at 12:19am
post #821 of 8942
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Are you asking me? Couldn't tell. If so, for conductors, the most versatile are Gergiev and Mehta... most conductors I just like for one type of thing, like Tilson Thomas for Ives and Dutoit for French stuff. For orchestral composers, Ennio Morricone, maybe Angelo Baldimente.

 

Yes asking you.

 

Sorry for any confusion but you're the only one here at this thread tonight that's been here etc.....

 

Thanks for answering.

Interesting composers.

Not exactly typical concert hall stuff.

post #822 of 8942
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Originally Posted by bigshot View Post
 

 

Are you asking me? Couldn't tell. If so, for conductors, the most versatile are Gergiev and Mehta... most conductors I just like for one type of thing, like Tilson Thomas for Ives and Dutoit for French stuff. For orchestral composers, Ennio Morricone, maybe Angelo Baldimente.


Have to go plus one on Morricone. From less that auspicious beginnings, His adaptability and determination to extract breathtaking performances with what is currently at hand is a testament to Theodore Roosevelt's "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." work ethic. I would love to have seen one of his live concerts.

post #823 of 8942

A small iTunes research brought me this one.

Back on Pictures subject.

Nice performance + nice recording

post #824 of 8942

What bothers me a bit with classical music, is the number of interpretations , versions ...

I  mean, I  barely know some classical piece, but if you must additionally care of the orchestra, the conductor ...

I  wonder if you even find time to listen anything else than classical genre.

I 'm a bit surprised for people that "own"  different box of the same composer ,  but with different conductor / orchestra...  I  think "average" people are happy to have at least one version, of each most known classical piece, and then they'll listen to something else.

 

Regarding Ennio Morricone mentioned later on this thread, I  don't consider too much it's classical... because it's too easy listening. Lot of stuff he composed are catchy as hell, I  think everyone won't have difficulty to remind the main "musical idea" of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

post #825 of 8942
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Not exactly typical concert hall stuff.

 

Music isn't dead but concert hall music may be.

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