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Discussion in 'Mike Moffat (Baldr)' started by baldr, Oct 13, 2015.
At the Schittr - in a day or two (as soon as I can get down there).
Someone on a different forum answered my question (from another person) this way:
I prefer to mix and match:
1 & 4 - Karajan '77
2 & 8 - Norrington
3 - Klemperer '61
5 & 7 - C. Kleiber
6 - Bohm
9 - Bernstein VPO
That's pretty much a perfect Beethoven set in good sound.
Is that better than the best cycle?
Another question for you:
I am completely enamored with Rimsky-Korsokov's "Scheherazade". I have been unable to find another piece of classical music that has a similar sound. Are there any other compositions out there that have a similar sound? Or his "Scheherazade" unique?
+1 on Skroweczewski for a complete Bruckner cycle.
It should be possible to capture the Gadget's digital output in FLAC form, so that everyone can get an idea of the effect.
Obviously only 0.000000000001% of prospective buyers would be able to make it there so a FLAC demo would be most appreciated indeed.
And why no "auto" button then? Are we supposed to wiggle the knob for every song till the led lights up?
Well - it is a slightly different question - it looks like a cycle, but the question answered is, "what are the best versions" - When answering the question of best *cycle*, there are factors that apply that are not in play in the piecemeal approach - like unity of concept, how the interpretation adapts from as you move ahead, etc..
That said - those are great versions except for the Norringtons - Somewhere on the 405 freeway there lies a CD on the road that I threw out the car after listening to Norrington's Beethoven - same reaction I got with Zinman's cycle (and I like Zinman - is his Beethoven conception I hate) but this time instead I just took the cycle back for the store for a refund. Same with Dudamel's 5th - I put the CD in the car after buying it from Amoeba records - actually made a U-Turn to return it.
ymmv, of course.
How about a skingasm'd file vs the source file for our delectation?
or aren't you set up to save the wonderfile.
What would be your favorite versions of each symphony?
Asleep at the wheel, I'd guess.
Here it goes
1 - Karl Boehm , DG, 70s cycle
2 - Harnoncourt
3 - Furtwangler Vienna, 1944
4 - Barenboim, Berlin Staatskapelle
5.- Erich Kleiber on Decca, Concertgebouw - 1950s recording, tie with Carlos Kleiber's on DG
6 - Karajan 63
7 - Bruno Walter, CBS, 60s cycle, tie with Carlos Kleiber's, DG
8 - Chailly Decca, Gewandhaus
9 - Tie between the extremely perversely slow Boehm from the 80s and Furts' Bayreuth reopening one
However, if you ask me tomorrow, answer might be different!
What stacks will have access to the Gadget? I would, of course, be interested to hear it on both headphones and speakers. Gumby and Yggy stacks would be my votes, though I understand if Yggy is already too busy with the turn table and multiple power amps and preamps.
I have over 5 recordings of Scheherezade.
Have you heard Rimsky-Korsakov's Sadko (Song Of India) or Capriccio Espagnol
and for some variety, Chabrier's Espana
That Waldteufel turned into a waltz
Shameless plug here
Borodin's "Steppes of Central Asia"
Beethoven 4: Carlos Kleiber