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  1. Classical Music Discussion
    Mr. Barenboim has crafted a new piano for himself. More details regarding the piano. Selected excerpts: Barenboim's already released an album with the new piano: Is there any real difference in this new piano? Or is it all hype for very minute difference? I suspect experienced chamber...
  2. Classical Music Discussion
    Do pianists from France - well most of them; not all of course - have a particular style of playing? Does there really exist a 'school of pianism' in France? I suppose the idea's ridiculous to an extent because it implies homogeneity - an impossibility in art. From what I can gather, the...
  3. Classical Music Discussion
    I am hearing the Sixth Symphony [only 6:11 in] and it already feels like a good work. I like it already which is rare because I hate almost everything I listen the first time. For me then, Sallinen looks promising. What is the critical view of Sallinen? A Finnish legend like Rautavaara? A...
  4. Non-Classical Music
    There currently exist not one, not two but three remasterings of their entire catalog. As any American with sufficient exposure to the outside world would know, Capitol Records was a money-grubbing corporation who released Beatles' albums fragmented up until the release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely...
  5. Classical Music Discussion
    The introduction of the Apple Music service [including an official release in India :eek:. As I have stated earlier, to use Spotify I have to use VPNs.] has certainly raised lots of questions, debates, loyalists and has caused raging orgasms for Apple Fanboys. For classical music listeners, a...
  6. Classical Music Discussion
    We all know and love/despise Sergiu Celibidache, the egomaniac from Romania whose many pupils inherited his invaluable teaching and failed to be quite the name of their mentors, probably because of his scathing and uncompromising standardswhich resulted in some very critial remarks that probably...
  7. Orchestral Music
    Originally I thought there were only few sets: Marriner, Hogwood, Pinnock, Mackerras and Bohm. I have uncovered many, many more since then: A. Fischer, Otmar, Levine, Arigoni, Levine, Leinsdorf, Ward, Tate, Kehr,. The sheers number of artists recording some 40+ symphonies is boggling. So, I...
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