AudioAficionado.org  

Go Back   AudioAficionado.org > The Lounge > Music

Music What really matters most

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #5571 (permalink)  
Old 05-03-2012, 08:02 PM
Josquin des Prez's Avatar
Vinyl, Baby!
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,948
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pider View Post
Jeez, be absent for a couple days and the kids get all snippy.

Might I remind you gentle folk that the majority of us want it all, whether it's a comment about too much this or that, a treatise on the lute and it's significance in the development of Elvis Costello's early works, or even how Beethoven was the first composer of honky tonk, we are learning. We are soaking it all up. Eager sponges.

Don't hold your opinions back. We need them. Just be civil and constructive in your opinions.
I like your attitude.
__________________
—Dean

Clearaudio Ovation/Magnify/VTA Lifter2/Talisman v2 Gold Herron Audio VTPH-2
Naim Audio ND5XS/NAC282/NAPSC/Hicap/NAP250.2 QNAP 219P-II
Dynaudio Contour S3.4-e2 REL Serie R-328 Cables Clearaudio, Herron Audio, Naim Audio
Reply With Quote
  #5572 (permalink)  
Old 05-03-2012, 08:33 PM
kfr01's Avatar
Music Provides Joy


 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,234
Default

__________________
Karl

Man Cave: Vandersteen 5A speakers, Audio Research Ref. 150 Amplifier, Esoteric D-07X Asynchronous USB DAC (with digital volume control serving as preamplifier), Apple Mac Mini (lossless or high resolution files played using iTunes via Audirvana), Furman IT-Reference 20i Power Conditioner, (2) GIK Acoustics 244 Bass Traps, (12) GIK Acoustics 242 Panels, Audioquest Gibraltar Speaker Cables, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 6 XLR, WW Silver Electra 5.2 PC on amp, WW Stratus PCs rest of system, WW Starlight USB cable. HRS Damping plate on the Ref. 150.

Living Room: Monitor Audio Silver RX6 speakers, McIntosh MA6600 Integrated Amplifier, Pro-Ject RME 9.1 TT w/ Sumiko Blackbird MC Cart.
Reply With Quote
  #5573 (permalink)  
Old 05-03-2012, 09:05 PM
kfr01's Avatar
Music Provides Joy


 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,234
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kfr01 View Post

Through the first movement of violin concerto 1 I thought the playing was nice, but by somewhere during the third movement I noticed that I had stopped working and was paying attention to her delicate playing.

This is my first album from this artist, so I'm not sure if this light playing is her style or how the album was intentionally styled given the "Air" album title / title track. In any event, I think this is a very nice, delicate, and somewhat romantic interpretation of these popular Bach violin concertos.
__________________
Karl

Man Cave: Vandersteen 5A speakers, Audio Research Ref. 150 Amplifier, Esoteric D-07X Asynchronous USB DAC (with digital volume control serving as preamplifier), Apple Mac Mini (lossless or high resolution files played using iTunes via Audirvana), Furman IT-Reference 20i Power Conditioner, (2) GIK Acoustics 244 Bass Traps, (12) GIK Acoustics 242 Panels, Audioquest Gibraltar Speaker Cables, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 6 XLR, WW Silver Electra 5.2 PC on amp, WW Stratus PCs rest of system, WW Starlight USB cable. HRS Damping plate on the Ref. 150.

Living Room: Monitor Audio Silver RX6 speakers, McIntosh MA6600 Integrated Amplifier, Pro-Ject RME 9.1 TT w/ Sumiko Blackbird MC Cart.
Reply With Quote
  #5574 (permalink)  
Old 05-03-2012, 10:28 PM
ehoove's Avatar
Old & New - Carpe Diem


 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mid-Maryland
Posts: 1,637
Default

I must say that though not as educated in classical music as many of the posters here, I enjoy many new pieces through my exposure to them here. I have also invested in many of the selections mentioned in this thread with great delight for the most part. The one thing collections do is peak many folks interest in Classical music which is a great thing, and it has led me to explore some composers and works I had no experiance with. My ears love it and my wallet questions me on a regular basis.
Just a thanks to all for their posts and recommendations.

Carry on,
Jim
__________________
It's all about the Music, but I sure like way my gear makes it come alive!
My Rigs are here:
http://www.audioaficionado.org/membe...ve-albums.html
Reply With Quote
  #5575 (permalink)  
Old 05-03-2012, 10:59 PM
Josquin des Prez's Avatar
Vinyl, Baby!
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,948
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tima View Post
Soooo.... guess we won't be getting you that collection of Wagner adagios after all.
Well, if you do it's unlikely to get any playtime.

Wagner did Adagios? i thought all he did was Bombastios!
__________________
—Dean

Clearaudio Ovation/Magnify/VTA Lifter2/Talisman v2 Gold Herron Audio VTPH-2
Naim Audio ND5XS/NAC282/NAPSC/Hicap/NAP250.2 QNAP 219P-II
Dynaudio Contour S3.4-e2 REL Serie R-328 Cables Clearaudio, Herron Audio, Naim Audio
Reply With Quote
  #5576 (permalink)  
Old 05-04-2012, 03:27 AM
AndyPandy's Avatar
A happy little vegemite..
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 805
Default

Thanks Tim,
- really lovely and lets others share one of the reasons I love Wagner.
__________________
Thank you for sharing
Reply With Quote
  #5577 (permalink)  
Old 05-04-2012, 06:29 AM
AndyPandy's Avatar
A happy little vegemite..
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 805
Default



Artist: Peterson - Berger / Nilla Pierrou
Title: Concerto And Romance For Violin And Orchestra
Label: EMI - solid 200g vinyl
Catalog ID: CSDS 1083
Country: Sweden

Really lovely 1968 recording found in amongst 40 Lp's I picked up today for $10: Nilla Pierrou, Violin; Stig Westerberg Conducting The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

If you see a copy grab it; the emotion in her playing is intense, the sound very good and dynamics very very good. She was all of 20 when she made this. It doesn't show.
I am on a quest now to find more of her.

Here is a copy for my friends: http://www.classical-music-records.c...8kprvttrb1ock6
__________________
Thank you for sharing

Last edited by AndyPandy; 05-04-2012 at 06:35 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #5578 (permalink)  
Old 05-04-2012, 06:38 AM
AndyPandy's Avatar
A happy little vegemite..
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 805
Default

Keeping on with violin music tonight another gem (that needs a jolly good clean...but I couldn't wait) :



Bartok - Violin Concerto No. 1 - Viola Concerto - Yehudi Menuhin (Violin & Viola) - The New Philharmonia Orchestra - Antal Dorati: Well, goodness me, Menuhin and Dorati in 1967. Both at the top of their game. Just superb. Imagine how it will sound when I clean it what joy! Deeply involving, it just carries you forth on this relentless wave.

Fascinating back commentary by Malcolm Rayment: extraordinary history given to both the violin and viola pieces, and the place they each had in Bartok's life. I should scan and post. For the music historians among us.
__________________
Thank you for sharing

Last edited by AndyPandy; 05-04-2012 at 06:43 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #5579 (permalink)  
Old 05-04-2012, 06:38 AM
AudioNut's Avatar
World's Oldest Audiophile


 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Deep in the Heart of Dixie
Posts: 7,018
Thumbs up Handel's Complete Chamber Music in Very Nice Form!

Listening to . . . . Handel - The Chamber Music

Disc Number 4 - The Trio Sonatas, Op. 2

L'Ecole d'Orphée

Susan Sheppard - Cello
Stephen Preston - Flute
Lucy Carolan - Harpsichord
John Holloway - Violin
David Reichenberg - Oboe
John Toll - Harpsichord
Philip Pickett - Recorder

A CRD 6 CD box set of the complete chamber music of Georg Frederich Handel. Some well known and others previously very obscure to me. This set is very well recorded, includes excellent liner notes in booklet form and is a beautiul way to listen to some of Handel's lesser known music.


CLICK ME

Quote:
This extensive survey of Handel’s chamber music by the ensemble L’Ecole d’Orphée features leading musicians of the British ‘Early Music’ movement. All the players are experienced members of orchestras such as The Academy of Ancient Music, The English Baroque Soloists, The English Concert, London Classical Players, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and The Taverner Players.

Philippe Gelinaud wrote that “the whole interpretation is particularly stylish and refined”, and spoke of “the variety of feelings expressed” and “the irresistible melancholic charm”. I fully agree with Philippe’s comments.

Yet I would add that the advantage of this CRD boxed set is the attractiveness of its packaging and the superior quality of its documentation (the booklet notes are expertly written by Anthony Hicks and Basil Lam). Brilliant Classics’s The Masterworks, admirable though it is in some ways, features no documentation and includes some poor recordings of other works that most Handelians will not require. There are other fine recordings of this repertoire available separately, especially the accounts of Opus 2 and Opus 5 by London Baroque on Harmonia Mundi (France). Nevertheless, these performances by L’Ecole d’Orphée should form an essential part of every Handelian’s audio library, and this reissue is without doubt the best edition of them to own.
__________________
.
Julian


MAIN SYSTEM: . . . Avalon Eidolons and/or Audio Physic Caldera III Loudspeakers, Spectral DMC 30SL Preamp, Spectral DMA 250 Amp, Spectral/MIT interconnects and speaker cable, STAX SR-404 Signature Electrostatic Headphones, STAX SRM-727 Headphone Amp, Basis Debut V Vacuum turntable, Walker Precision Speed Controller, Graham tonearm, Graham Nightingale II or Benz Ruby 3 Cartridges, PASS - X-ono Phono Stage, Esoteric Modified-X03 CD/SACD Player, Lexicon RT-20 Universal Player, Exact Power EP-15A & SP-15A power regeneration and conditioning devices. Symposium Acoustics Svelte pads & RollerBlock Jr's under speakers. ASC Tube Traps, Arcici Suspense Rack System

UPSTAIRS SYSTEM: . . . Sonus Faber Guarneri Memento Speakers, JL Audio F112 Sub, Olive 4HD Music Server, McIntosh MA7000 Integrated Amp, McIntosh MVP871 Universal Disc Player, OPPO BDP-95 Blu-Ray Player, VPI Scoutmaster with periphery ring clamp, VPI SDS Motor Drive, Koetsu Pro IV, or Clearaudio Discovery Cartridges, Mark Levinson No. 25s phono stage, Wadia 170i Transport with a Meridian Bitstream 203 DAC, VPI HW-17 Pro Record Cleaning Machine, Five Richard Gray RGPC 400 devices scattered around the two systems, Arcici Suspense Rack System, Discovery Essence and Essential Cables, 14,000 ± LPs .

.

. . . . . . . .  photo images-1.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #5580 (permalink)  
Old 05-04-2012, 08:01 AM
audiot servant's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Lake Mac (a bit north of Sydney) Australia
Posts: 852
Default

Have been tied up with work but have come back to plenty of great reading.

Julian and Bart - hope the Cafe Zimmerman box set is as good to your ears as to mine... and Julian hope you had enough left over in the budget to spring for food and wine this week - Bach can only take you so far :-)... I went back and picked up the earlier albums in the series and sounding very good.

Changing pace - listening to Ralph Vaughan Williams London Symphony Richard Hickox and the LSO... I'm sure I've seen this recommended here before. It has the Windsor seal of approval (as well as Mrs RVW).



Chandos have put out other series of RVW symphonies... I have always liked the one with Bryden Thomson with big stick in hand but in The London Richard Hickox is great. Beautifully paced reading and spacious and sensational hi-res recording. The Lento movement has such a presence like a whole city resting... it's beautiful.

Graham
__________________
We empty our minds, we empty our wallets, we kneel before the source and we drink deeply.
Main: Audirvana+Mac Air>WW Plat USB>Chord DAC>Shindo Aurieges L>Sanders Magtech>WWSE6 SCs>Magnepan 20.7 + Shunyata Cyclops>Z Anacondas Python Cobra PCs Cobra ICs, DFEs & Stillpoint Ultra 5 SS and Minis
Also: Audeze LCD2, AKG 702, Calyx DAC/CLPS, Violectric V200 Headphone Amp, Audioquest Dragonfly, WW SE6 ICs, Kimber 8tc SCs, Quicksilver GE 8417 Monos, Proac Response 2, Shunyata Hydra, Black Mamba HC PCs

Last edited by audiot servant; 05-04-2012 at 08:53 AM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Audioaficionado.org tested by Norton Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:15 PM.

Follow @AudioAficionado
US iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
©Copyright 2009-2014 AudioAficionado.org.Privately owned, All Rights Reserved.
Audio Aficionado Sponsors
AudioAficionado Subscriber
AudioAficionado Subscriber
VPI Industries
VPI Industries
Sound Earphones
Sound Earphones
Sound Anchors
Sound Anchors
Acoustic Sounds Inc
Acoustic Sounds Inc
GIK Acoustics
GIK Acoustics
Esoteric
Esoteric
Steve Blinn Designs
Steve Blinn Designs
Pitch Perfect Audio
Pitch Perfect Audio
Krell
Krell
Legend Audio & Video
Legend Audio & Video
Audio by E
Audio by E
Vivid Audio
Vivid Audio
Bryston
Bryston
WireWorld Cables
WireWorld Cables
Aerial Acoustics
Aerial Acoustics
Accuphase
Accuphase
Aluminati Sound
Aluminati Sound
Shunyata Research
Shunyata Research
Delicious Decibels
Delicious Decibels