What classical music you listening to, luv?

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« Reply #2840 on: 10 Apr 2019, 12:52 am »
Another new 96/24 download today and it's mighty fine too:


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« Reply #2841 on: 10 Apr 2019, 02:23 pm »


Beethoven - Charles Munch / Boston Symphony ‎– Eroica
Label: RCA Victor Red Seal ‎– LSC-2233
Series: Living Stereo –
Format: Vinyl,  Stereo
Country: Germany

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« Reply #2842 on: 10 Apr 2019, 04:08 pm »
Another new 96/24 download today and it's mighty fine too:



I was listening to that 2 days ago - agreed it's really excellent. 

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« Reply #2843 on: 11 Apr 2019, 12:13 am »
Possibly the highest -fi (as well as best performance) LP in my entire collection is the Festival Arts Quartet playing the Brahms, Beethoven and Schumann piano quartets. The sound is absolutely stunning and natural. What did they know about recording in 1959 that we have largely forgotten today?




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« Reply #2844 on: 11 Apr 2019, 02:30 am »
The sound is absolutely stunning and natural. What did they know about recording in 1959 that we have largely forgotten today?



Well, in part because it’s mono and vinyl but a lot of the credit has to go to John Pfieffer as producer and John Crawford as engineer. Both were talented musicians as well as experienced engineers. Pfieffer later developed stereo and quadrophonic processes for RCA.

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« Reply #2845 on: 11 Apr 2019, 12:59 pm »



Recorded in 1964

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« Reply #2846 on: 11 Apr 2019, 01:01 pm »
Well, in part because it’s mono and vinyl but a lot of the credit has to go to John Pfieffer as producer and John Crawford as engineer. Both were talented musicians as well as experienced engineers. Pfieffer later developed stereo and quadrophonic processes for RCA.

Except that anything labeled "LSC" is not mono, but stereo as stated in large letters "Living Stereo". Mono's are labeled "LM".
I can't seem to put my fingers on my RCA guide right now, but Crawford was one of a group of star engineers for RCA, just a tad less consistent than John Leyton and Kenneth Wilkinson. All these guys had hits and misses, but these three were probably the best of the bunch.
This is a hard LP to find... none available at Discogs, and nothing currently or in the "sold" history at Ebay.  I'll have to do some watching to find a copy. 
Hmmm, after a bit of searching I see why there are few for sale... prices are $150+  :o

But as Throwback observed, I"ve also found that the original shaded dog and white dog pressings to be superior to their "Classic" or other repressings.

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« Reply #2847 on: 11 Apr 2019, 07:21 pm »
Except that anything labeled "LSC" is not mono, but stereo as stated in large letters "Living Stereo". Mono's are labeled "LM".

Yes, but the original master was mono. Not sure if Pfieffer and Crawford were involved in the stereo pressing.

Agree about Leighton and Wilkinson.



Regardless, I’m sure the quality of both is top drawer.

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« Reply #2849 on: 12 Apr 2019, 08:24 pm »
The Symphony and Violin Concerto are both played/recorded very well on this award winning disc of Walton's music:


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« Reply #2850 on: 12 Apr 2019, 10:10 pm »



Corelli: Op. 1 & 3, "Church Sonatas"
Hybrid SACD
Avison Ensemble (Artist), Arcangelo Corelli (Composer)

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« Reply #2851 on: 13 Apr 2019, 03:11 am »


Earlier today I listened to Fantasy.  Tonight I went to a local venue to hear Joshua Bell play B-side of  this disc (Violin Concerto No 1) with Eastman Philharmonia conducted by David Zinman. It’s nice having a great music school in the neighborhood.

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« Reply #2852 on: 13 Apr 2019, 04:09 am »
Philipp Heinrich Erlebach (1657-1714)


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« Reply #2854 on: 15 Apr 2019, 04:28 am »
Carl Maria von Weber: Quartet For Violin, Viola, Violoncello And Fortepiano, Op.8 In B Flat Major


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« Reply #2855 on: 15 Apr 2019, 04:58 pm »
Carl Maria von Weber: Quintet In B Flat Op. 34 For Clarinet, 2 Violins, Viola And Cello


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“The Cathedral ‘Notre Dame de Paris’ is the cradle of late medieval music. Much of the imagination of those involved in European, religion, culture and music is tied to this place.

Late 12th- and early 13th- century polyphonic repertory created at Notre Dame has provided an understanding of how musicians learned to capture rhythm in their notational systems. The innovative musicians Adam of St. Victor, Leonin, and Perotin were all connected to the cathedral in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.

Although the building has been constantly reshaped over time, much of the architecture and sculpture dates back to the original building, which was completed in around a century beginning in the 1160s. The thirteenth-century rose windows and the organs are assumed to be among the casualties.”

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« Reply #2857 on: 15 Apr 2019, 09:28 pm »
Great sound quality, slightly impersonal performances:


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« Reply #2859 on: 16 Apr 2019, 09:16 am »
A little Morton in the early morn.