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  1. Solved Cases (archive)
    today I watched 'The Cabinet of Dr. Calgari' in cinema for my study at the University of Amsterdam. It's a silent film so we had a musician playing piano along with the film, very beautiful. Well, I recorded a bit and now I want to know what he was playing... All films on YouTube have different...
  2. Hi-Fi
    I have wondered about this for years—and more so since I got my new amplifier close to two years ago... When I listen to my CDs, I typically listen at somewhere around -18 to -24 dB, or for a background ambient listen, closer to -34 dB. I have only a handful of CDs that are recorded very...
  3. Opera
    I don't ever remember anyone trying to classify Caballe's voice in my reading over the years. She sang most of the big coloratura roles Sutherland and Callas sang and did so very well, despite having just a so so trill. Her L'Orange Norma is by far one of the finest ever recorded. She even had a...
  4. Solved Cases (archive)
    Hello all, Who knows what this classical piano piece is? I recorded the notes I remembered... thanks!
  5. Solved Cases (archive)
    Hey, guys! I've just found an old cassette tape with the tale of Cinderella recorded on it. There are two classical pieces heard once or twice while the story goes, which I tried to identify but without any success. I don't even know if they were written by the same composer. I've recorded the...
  6. Opera
    Opera as an art form is great because it has been around for so long. There are so many operas and so many singers. For as long as there have been recordings there have been opera singers who have recorded them. From Caruso to today so many artist have been recorded live or in studio. And every...
  7. Solo & Chamber Music
    Can anyone tell me about this recording (on the Nonesuch label, I think)? Performance (especially) and the recorded sound. Thank you.
  8. Orchestral Music
    Afetr reading Gramophone article on Sibelius, I am planning my approach to this composer. Being mostly a Baroque music lover, I don't have any clue to which are the best Sibelius recordings. I plan to buy as a first approach the symphonies recorded by Philips with the Boston SO, and Sir Colin...
  9. Non-Classical Music
    in both his vast music that he recorded, but also his sort of aesthetic appeal and his philosophy?
  10. Classical Music Discussion
    This question was inspired by a comment from superhorn in another thread. Images of musicians covered in dust and cobwebs scouring ancient archives in an attempt to find anything that hasn't been recorded to CD yet. This is not a criticism, I know there's a wealth of good music that hasn't...
  11. Today's Composers
    As usual, this may not be the best playing and it was recorded in a hurry. But see what you think.
  12. Opera
    We often see reference on TC to the numerous performances by Maria Callas which we wish had been recorded, but what other performances are you aware of which would be fascinating to hear? I ask this because last night I came across an intriguing run of 3 performances of Die Walkure at the Met...
  13. Classical Music Discussion
    I recently acquired this recording of Mendelssohn's Octet for double string quartet recorded by the Emerson Quartet: Upon my first listen I immediately knew it was the best recording of the piece I had heard so far, at least better than the 4 others that I have in my collection. I opening the...
  14. Recorded Music and Publications
    Can anyone suggest me a good recording of Ligeti's etudes? I can't find anyone convincing. I'd like to hear well played especially Etude No.5 "Arc en ciel".
  15. Recorded Music and Publications
    Ha! I've talked a lot on here about how hard it is to get an electrical transcription of an acoustically recorded 78. Now I've been able to capture it. Here is "Qual volutta trascrorre" from Verdi's I Lombardi. The singers are Enrico Caruso, Frances Alda and Marcel Journet. It was recorded on...
  16. Solved Cases (archive)
    When I was a child, my mom used to play this song on the piano, but even then she didn't know the name of the song. I can't play the piano, so I recorded a whistling of the song. May someone please help me identify it? Thanks a lot.
  17. Musicians
    For fans of the great Hungarian pianist Annie Fischer (1914-1995), here is a paradise that you must visit. A special website devoted to her life, career, artistry and recorded legacy (both studio and live), together with many wonderful rare photos, has been developed and established by a devoted...
  18. Solved Cases (archive)
    Hello everyone! Does anybody know which is this classical piece? Sorry for the terrible audio quality, I've recorded this in my city's dancing water fountain, and since it's a public space, there is much noise, including barking dogs, people talking, etc, but anyways I'm sure music is audible...
  19. Solved Cases (archive)
    Does anyone know what's the name of the song that plays in the background of this video, and who recorded it?
  20. Classical Music Discussion
    Gonna go see the Florida Orchestra perform this in January, with Jennifer Koh as the violinist. I like the violin playing in the Heifest recording, but it seems like the orchestra just can't keep up. Not to mention that it was recorded in the late 50's. Contrarily, I like the orchestra in...
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