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post #91 of 233
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill Ward
DA, are you familiar with "The Dark Angel," a poem by Lionel Johnson? I ask because this stanza keeps echoing in my mind.

When music sounds, then changest thou
Its silvery to a sultry fire:
Nor will thine envious heart allow
Delight untortured by desire.

What better description of the Tempter?

BW
Yeah! What he said!
post #92 of 233
Yes unfortuantely the more good music you hear the more you will want to buy. It is a vicious cycle that never seems to end........unless you have strong will power as displayed by BW and Scott.

BW
Sorry don't really read poetry......but that was kinda cool in a dark way.
post #93 of 233
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkAngel
It is a vicious cycle that never seems to end........unless you have strong will power as displayed by BW and Scott.
Heyyyyyyyy...
post #94 of 233

Good one!

(Staggers across stage clutching wound.)

BW
post #95 of 233
*points to the Mahler thread* and how many pruchases have YOU made because of Head-Fi, hmm DA?

Let's start Team Spends-too-much-money-on-Classical-and-Has-No-Willpower

Scott
post #96 of 233
So now, thanks in no small measure to Berkshire, I have Maazel 2,3,5,6, and 7, and the old Adrian Leaper/Naxos 1 & 6 (which are better than one might assume, though not top-shelf). That leaves 4, which means I'll probably have to do a little duplicating to fill the gap, as i doubt there are any "4-only" discs out there. I believe Maazel 4 is paired with 7, so I'd be buying the same 7 twice, which I'd rather avoid. Sakari then?
post #97 of 233
My Maazel set is shipping today (according to the Amazon seller) we'll see how long it takes. I've been listening to the Karajan/Kamu set, and it's not bad. I certainly like the music, not sure if Karajan is the right match for this music. I think Kamu handles things a bit better, but I don't think I can recommend it if you have a performance you really love.

Scott
post #98 of 233
Quote:
Originally Posted by scottder
My Maazel set is shipping today (according to the Amazon seller) we'll see how long it takes. I've been listening to the Karajan/Kamu set, and it's not bad. I certainly like the music, not sure if Karajan is the right match for this music. I think Kamu handles things a bit better, but I don't think I can recommend it if you have a performance you really love.
Scott
The Karajan 4,5,6,7 are the same that received rosette in Penguin Guide so critics love them, but I really don't like them much. Karajan did much different style for early 1980's EMI sessions that sound much different and better to me.

I like the Kamu 1,2,3 and he is defintely closer in style to the Maazel, but sound DG sound quality for Kamu is not in the same class as London for Maazel.
post #99 of 233
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkAngel
The Karajan 4,5,6,7 are the same that received rosette in Penguin Guide so critics love them, but I really don't like them much. Karajan did much different style for early 1980's EMI sessions that sound much different and better to me.

I like the Kamu 1,2,3 and he is defintely closer in style to the Maazel, but sound DG sound quality for Kamu is not in the same class as London for Maazel.
Yes I have found Penguin to be a good guideline, but just that, a guideline.

Like I said, the Kamu was pretty good, I find now bog flaws in it, just nothing I want to rave about. I look forward to hearing the Maazel. Better be good darn you!

Of course I can always point my wife to you and show how crazy one can go!

Scott
post #100 of 233
I've noticed something about Vanska, he seems to lean towards using the orignal compositions. Anyone have thoughts on this? Is there a huge difference between these and the ones other conductors favor?

Scott
post #101 of 233
As far as I know, he only did this with the fifth. Haven't heard it, but the CD includes both the original and final versions of No. 5. Receives some glowing reviews though.
post #102 of 233
Here's a link to an article on the two if you're interested.
post #103 of 233
My Maazel Sibelius CDs arrived. Yay!

Time to see if they live up to the hype!
post #104 of 233
Smile of contentment forms on Scott's face as he listens in amazement to the mighty Maazel renditions........his mouth is slighly ajar and he finds it hard to move from his seat and miss what may come next, OMG he thinks to himself that was so beautiful/spectacular, he he
post #105 of 233
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Originally Posted by DarkAngel
Smile of contentment forms on Scott's face as he listens in amazement to the mighty Maazel renditions........his mouth is slighly ajar and he finds it hard to move from his seat and miss what may come next, OMG he thinks to himself that was so beautiful/spectacular, he he
Well I'll let you know what I think soon.
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