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Old 01-26-2012, 06:30 PM
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Guy, I love that cover...do you know whose work that is?

EDIT: Google Goggles is pointing me to Friedrich Wilhelm Schadow...yet to confirm.
EDIT #2: Indeed looks like Friedrich Wilhelm von Schadow's Felix Schadow...
EDIT #3: Here is the link to the page at the museum where the piece is located: Portrait of Felix Schadow

Sorry for the diversion, but I'm an art lover...
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:49 PM
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Great atmosphere here tonight!
Unfortunately time to go to bed...
But not before playing some nice polyphonic music.
I'm really liking this box set more and more:



The Flemish Polyphony - 200 pages colour book in English, French, German and Dutch + 8 CDs in a magnificent box!!
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:51 PM
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Guy, I love that cover...do you know whose work that is?

EDIT: Google Goggles is pointing me to Friedrich Wilhelm Schadow...yet to confirm.
EDIT #2: Indeed looks like Friedrich Wilhelm von Schadow's Felix Schadow...
EDIT #3: Here is the link to the page at the museum where the piece is located: Portrait of Felix Schadow

Sorry for the diversion, but I'm an art lover...
Thank you Robert!
I'm an art lover too!

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Old 01-26-2012, 06:55 PM
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Guy, I love that cover...do you know whose work that is?

EDIT: Google Goggles is pointing me to Friedrich Wilhelm Schadow...yet to confirm.
EDIT #2: Indeed looks like Friedrich Wilhelm von Schadow's Felix Schadow...
EDIT #3: Here is the link to the page at the museum where the piece is located: Portrait of Felix Schadow

Sorry for the diversion, but I'm an art lover...
Good detective work, Robert !

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Old 01-26-2012, 07:40 PM
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Listening to . . . Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op 57

"Appassionata"

Ikuyo Kamiya, Piainst

Piano - Bosendorfer Imperial - Recorded Directly From The Hall To The Master Disc. 45 RPM

Many people feel that this may be one of the top piano recordings ever made

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Old 01-26-2012, 07:53 PM
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Listening to another Harmonia Mundi LP, recorded by Peter McGrath

Archangello Corelli - Concerto Grosso Op. 6, 1-6

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra - Nicholas McGegan, Conductor


And this one has won a lot of praise over the years. an Excellent recordingl

I got a pair of used CDs yesterday of this recording 1-6 plus 7-12. This is a really nice performance. It's much better than the Philips I Musici recording I have, that I never really liked (can't understand how the latter won a Grand Prix du Disque).

Really wish I could get vinyl of these. I'll bet that sounds great.
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Listening to Finlandia - Music of Grieg and Sibelius

A RCA Living Stereo LP - Recorded in 1959

London Proms Symphony - Sir Charles Mackerras, Conductor




I'm starting off with side two because Sibelius' wonderful Finlandia Op. 6 No 7 is a remarkably beautiful and exciting piece of music. Includes several of the more well known short compositions by Grieg and Sibelius.
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Listening to Finlandia - Music of Grieg and Sibelius
A RCA Living Stereo LP - Recorded in 1959
London Proms Symphony - Sir Charles Mackerras, Conductor
If you like that, try his Sibelius Symphony #2 which seems to fly under the radar but is magnificent.

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Old 01-27-2012, 12:35 AM
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24/88 from hdtracks

She nails this performance and it is an excellent recording.

Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20 (first track, before the Carmen Fantasy piece) is one of my favorite pieces of violin music. The end is very dynamic and fast. If you aren't tapping your toes, bobbing your head, or air conducting by the end, well, you don't like this style of music. :-)
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:51 AM
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An awesome recording. High res. from hdtracks. The Liszt piece at the beginning is a lot of fun.
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