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2 hours ago, Musicophile said:

Too bad that in the early 80s the HIP influences hadn’t impacted the mainstream yet.

 

My preferences are the opposite of yours.  I love old-fashioned romanticism.  I especially lament the HIP influence on mid to late Romantic music like Schumann and Brahms.

 

For example, I love the Brahms violin sonatas in the flowing style of the Khachatryan siblings.


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3 hours ago, Musicophile said:

My impression exactly.

 

Too bad that in the early 80s the HIP influences hadn’t impacted the mainstream yet.

 

And unfortunately the only new recent recordings are Currentzis (over the top) and Nézet-Séguin (a bit meh).

 

I wonder if I should start a kickstarter campaign for the perfect Figaro. Given all the nonsense that gets funded, at least this would be a worthy goal.

HIP influences, what do you mean with that?

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53 minutes ago, JanRSmit said:

HIP influences, what do you mean with that?

Historically informed performance. This typically results in a lighter style, with smaller ensembles, and less vibrato. 
 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historically_informed_performance

 

This trend started in the 1970s and 80s, driven by Harnoncourt and many others. This has influenced the way even “modern” orchestras and conductors perform today.  

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6 hours ago, Musicophile said:

My impression exactly.

 

Too bad that in the early 80s the HIP influences hadn’t impacted the mainstream yet.

 

And unfortunately the only new recent recordings are Currentzis (over the top) and Nézet-Séguin (a bit meh).

 

I wonder if I should start a kickstarter campaign for the perfect Figaro. Given all the nonsense that gets funded, at least this would be a worthy goal.

 

I liked Levine's a lot. Didn't listen for years though.

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+1 from me on the Brahms piano concertos. Beyond the different classic iterations with Fleisher, Curzon, Gilels, and  Richter, among the more recent versions I can recommend Zimerman/Rattle for no. 1 and Freire/Chailly for both.  
 

Going back to an older classic today. It has aged pretty well, maybe with the exception of the early DG Digital SQ (but even that is bearable, if a bit sharp). 

 

 

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On 10/5/2019 at 8:02 AM, austinpop said:

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A really lovely performance and recording of the familiar Schubert Octet, and the unfamiliar (to me) Berwald Septet.

 

Indeed, just listening it over Qobuz streaming and it's fantastic!


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