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Second part (Faust) of the 8th symphony by Mahler, starts at 26:40, conducted by Bernstein

 

it doesn't get any better then this :D             really!


Edited by Quinto - 11/28/13 at 1:09pm
post #842 of 8957
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Originally Posted by perhapss View Post
 

 

I like to think of the classical repertoire as a vast life long process of discovery.

Way too much stuff to discover, beyond classical.

In this video below related to the theory of textures in music, I  found the different examples provided interesting.

You learn in particular, that heterophonic textures are not much used in "classical" musical.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by bigshot View Post
 

Gustav Holst came back from the dead to sue Hans Zimmer! He should have come back earlier and sued John Williams!

 

I'm not exactly a fan of John Williams, but there are stuff from him that are quite catchy and instantly recognizable. I  find the "imperial march" in particular , quite enjoyable.

I'd like to know what he has plagiarized, and especially for the "imperial march".

 

 

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Can anyone recommend me a recording of the Sibelius violin concerto? 

 

I started out with Mutter, but I wanted something slightly less syrupy and got Heifetz, which turned out to be too fast for my liking.

 

 

I've heard good things about Oistrakh and Repin.

post #844 of 8957

So out of curiosity extrabigmehta,

 

If there is way too much too discover elsewhere, why waste your time here on this thread?

Are you trying to convince us old incorrigible folks something?

 

I agree that there are indeed vast territories in music outside of classical music.

I'm quite interested in MANY other kinds music as well.

 

It's ok to be broadminded.

Some broadminded people I've met are quite successful indeed.

 

One thing I will say: ignorance of a subject definitely won't make you more of an expert on that subject.

 

And what are you trying to prove with this "heterophonic textures" thing?

post #845 of 8957

In keeping with thread title:

 

 

There are other great versions of this masterpiece.

This one I have personal reasons in my life that make this recording the best to me.

 

Even if not the best it's still worth a listen for those who care to take the time....

post #846 of 8957
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Originally Posted by 96rubberduckys View Post
 

Can anyone recommend me a recording of the Sibelius violin concerto? 

 

I started out with Mutter, but I wanted something slightly less syrupy and got Heifetz, which turned out to be too fast for my liking.

 

 

I've heard good things about Oistrakh and Repin.


I like Vilde Frang's Sibelius

 

post #847 of 8957
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Originally Posted by perhapss View Post
 

So out of curiosity extrabigmehta,

 

If there is way too much too discover elsewhere, why waste your time here on this thread?

Are you trying to convince us old incorrigible folks something?

 

Sorry , you are a bit right.  The constant flooding of new recommended recording in this thread gives me a bit the vertigo.  If there was at least some classifications , proposed by the particpant of this thread...
 

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And what are you trying to prove with this "heterophonic textures" thing?

 

Well, it's a moody thing.  I thought there was some  kind of consistency regarding classical music. I  remind once , I  tried to listen to the a full box of mozart symphonies, and thought after some times "enough !". There's no need to listen to all symphonies, because even if Mozart is a supposed genius, after some times, you still find a kind of "pattern" in such music,  and you just want to break it, by trying something else. Try heterephonic stuff, or whatever. I liked that video, but perhaps it was not the best thread to post about it.

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yea, some people when they suggest a great classical recording they are taking about the performance. I would like to find ones that sound great. Of course having a work with the best of both worlds would be ideal and i suppose some people have posted examples of that. I think the Rostropovich/Britten Schubert ticks these 2 boxes. 

 

but for the most part there has to be a sacrifice of one or the other it seems, like the Rubinstein that was posted about a while back. 

 

I am on the hunt for good sounding Sibelius symphony no1 and 2. I really love symphony no1 especially the 2nd movement. 

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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

yea, some people when they suggest a great classical recording they are taking about the performance. I would like to find ones that sound great. Of course having a work with the best of both worlds would be ideal and i suppose some people have posted examples of that. I think the Rostropovich/Britten Schubert ticks these 2 boxes. 

 

but for the most part there has to be a sacrifice of one or the other it seems, like the Rubinstein that was posted about a while back. 

 

I am on the hunt for good sounding Sibelius symphony no1 and 2. I really love symphony no1 especially the 2nd movement. 

My post at page 42. Exact the same discussion: performance x recording

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But here there is something that always amuse me...

Performance x Recording...

 

I do really enjoy Arrau`s performance but it is impressive how the white noise (statics) from the CD bothers me.

I am not sure if it my equipment or if I am an amateur in the classical music world, but hours of old recording causes me fatigue.

And it is really a pity because if you hear Arrau, Gulda (as a fellow member here introduced me), and so on, it is quite impressive.

 

And today with a lot of technology, turns out that it is easier to here Barenboim or the young man below.

Impressive records but quite average performances...


Edited by sh4dowd4ncer - 11/29/13 at 10:11am
post #850 of 8957
Quote:
Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

yea, some people when they suggest a great classical recording they are taking about the performance. I would like to find ones that sound great. Of course having a work with the best of both worlds would be ideal and i suppose some people have posted examples of that. I think the Rostropovich/Britten Schubert ticks these 2 boxes. 

 

but for the most part there has to be a sacrifice of one or the other it seems, like the Rubinstein that was posted about a while back. 

 

I am on the hunt for good sounding Sibelius symphony no1 and 2. I really love symphony no1 especially the 2nd movement. 

 

I love Sibelius symphonies. While many will tell you to go to legendary versions of yesterday(still not a bad idea but) I find these to be quite amazing in terms of sonics and dynamic flux.

There doesn't seem to be much limiting in these recordings which gives you REAL quiet then REAL loud.

They are different than many others but I think I hear new things in them that I didn't hear from many others.

And the price is astounding:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Sibelius-Complete-Symphonies-Lemminkäinen-Concerto/dp/B004Z4ZN4A

 

$7.99 for the whole set.:bigsmile_face:

post #851 of 8957
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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post
 

 

Sorry , you are a bit right.  The constant flooding of new recommended recording in this thread gives me a bit the vertigo.  If there was at least some classifications , proposed by the particpant of this thread...
 

Quote:

 

Well, it's a moody thing.  I thought there was some  kind of consistency regarding classical music. I  remind once , I  tried to listen to the a full box of mozart symphonies, and thought after some times "enough !". There's no need to listen to all symphonies, because even if Mozart is a supposed genius, after some times, you still find a kind of "pattern" in such music,  and you just want to break it, by trying something else. Try heterephonic stuff, or whatever. I liked that video, but perhaps it was not the best thread to post about it.

 

Yes variety and pacing may be required in the listening process.

I'm sorry if I came across as rude.

The video probably won't hurt anyone here I suppose.

 

Keep in mind the title os this thread:"Best classical recordings....ever!".

The "ever" part in particular invites LOTS of music and opinions.

post #852 of 8957
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Originally Posted by perhapss View Post
 

 

I love Sibelius symphonies. While many will tell you to go to legendary versions of yesterday(still not a bad idea but) I find these to be quite amazing in terms of sonics and dynamic flux.

There doesn't seem to be much limiting in these recordings which gives you REAL quiet then REAL loud.

They are different than many others but I think I hear new things in them that I didn't hear from many others.

And the price is astounding:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Sibelius-Complete-Symphonies-Lemminkäinen-Concerto/dp/B004Z4ZN4A

 

$7.99 for the whole set.:bigsmile_face:

wow

post #853 of 8957

but its mp3 :(

post #854 of 8957

That Sibelius set is very good. Great performances and fantastic sound (MP3 256 LAME VBR)

post #855 of 8957

I'm generally  anti-mp3 but this really is very good.


Edited by perhapss - 11/29/13 at 12:31pm
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