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  1. Classical Music Discussion
    Recently I decided to begin with piano concertos since I just explored the 5 greatest violin concertos by general consensus (Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn & Sibelius). Anyway I decided to start with Beethoven, and specifically his 3rd Piano Concerto, no idea why. After listening to...
  2. Classical Music Discussion
    What do you guys think about these recordings, and in general, Marriner’s Mozart? I think he is the greatest Mozart conductor of all time. I think that his recordings are perfectly paced with very good phrasing and I also think the magic not only lies with Marriner but also with the Acadamy of...
  3. Classical Music Discussion
    I noticed there’s not a single thread for this piece, so I wanted to start one because I have never listened to this particular symphony before and I’m planning on doing so very soon. I think I’m going to listen to Mackerras/SCO because generally those are excellent accounts, but if someone has...
  4. Classical Music Discussion
    We all know Carlos Kleiber is one of the most celebrated conductors, whether you like him or not that's a fact. His Beethoven, Brahms and Strauss is very highly regarded, but he also conducted Mozart on multiple occasions. To be more precise, Mozart's 33th symphony and 36th symphony. Yesterday...
  5. Classical Music Discussion
    I recently watched some of the Keeping Score documentaries including the one about Shostakovich’s 5th symphony. I was interested so later I looked it up and got some info on some other sites as well as this one. What I understand from the information, the west thought the finale of the 5th...
  6. Classical Music Discussion
    I know I know, there’s already a thread on Brahms 2nd symphony. But I think this is different. I’m asking for a recording for exploring the work for the first time and i’m going to reference back to said recording. Lately I have been listening to Brahms symphonies and so far I have listened to...
  7. Classical Music Discussion
    Hi, I love this symphony and I have been listening to 3 recordings of the work in particular: Klemperer, sandor végh & mackerras. Klemperer is slow and very heavy, extremely out of the ordinary for him obviously. Végh is slow and very light and it has that haydnesque wit to it that I like, then...
  8. Classical Music Discussion
    I haven’t listened to many 8th’s, but I like karajan’s 63 recording, because for me he chooses just the right tempi, except in the 3rd movement, that’s why I’m curious to hear all your recommendations. Fire away!
  9. Classical Music Discussion
    Lately I have been trying to find the best recordings for every Beethoven Symphony. I have been copying the 10 recommended recordings from Trout's blog here on TC for the Beethoven symphonies that he made a blog post about (3,5,6,7 & 9) and I have been copying every recommendation from David...
  10. Classifieds
    I am about to self-publish a book on Amazon.com. The book is titled VERDI'S "RIGOLETTO": A SELECT DISCOGRAPHY WITH COMMENTARY. The official publication date is April 26th, but the Kindle version of the book is going up for pre-order within the next couple days. When the Kindle is officially...
  11. Recorded Music and Publications
    Umbrella thread for chatting about the EMI Icon series, still ongoing though not as continuous as the other bargain boxes. I'm hesitating. Is it worth buying these boxes for 25€ each? I like Kubelík's Tchaikovsky mostly but other recordings are rarely available. EMI Icon boxes for Rafael...
  12. Opera
    I was thinking there should be a thread for Italian Opera as a counterpart to the "Historical Wagner Recordings" thread. Since that thread is in the main opera forum, I thought I'd put this one here too. To get things started, I wanted to mention the most recent historical recording I've...
  13. Religious Music
    2009 thread about the work I've started a Berlioz Grande Messe des Morts challenge in the last days, counting 30 different performances. I have other questions, but which are your favourite performances and what do you like to feel listening to them?
  14. Opera on DVD, Blu-ray and CD
    Final voting thread for the 2020 Opera recordings poll. A single round for all the operas ranked 101-150. Poll should close this Sunday. Use the voters list below to make the process easier. Read the rules here. LAST VOTING ROUND 14-20 DECEMBER (PST) Gioachino Rossini La gazza ladra Giacomo...
  15. Opera on DVD, Blu-ray and CD
    We continue the previous thread in this new section for ranks 81-100. Final thread will comprise positions 101-150 in a flash poll to be determined. Read the rules here.
  16. Recorded Music and Publications
    Hello Mozart diehards. I'm not in an opera mood lately and I have spent this morning browsing different Mozart symphony recordings, and I found several sets by the Camerata Academica and the Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg conducted by Sandor Végh. What I 've streamed so far makes me like the...
  17. Opera on DVD, Blu-ray and CD
    We continue the previous thread in this new section for ranks 71-80. Read the rules here.
  18. Opera on DVD, Blu-ray and CD
    We continue the previous thread in this new section for ranks 61-70. Read the rules here.
  19. Opera on DVD, Blu-ray and CD
    We continue the previous thread in this new section for ranks 51-60. Read the rules here.
  20. Opera on DVD, Blu-ray and CD
    We continue the previous thread in this new section for ranks 41-50. Read the rules here.
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