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3 hours ago, EuroChamp said:

Johanna Martzy

Bach Sonatas & Partitas (Johanna Martzy) [24/352]

Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London by EMI Records 1955

Download: High Definition Tape Transfers

 

This one was new to me, even though I have many versions of Bach's 'Sei Solo'.

Excellent interpretation and very good SQ!

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These recordings, especially in their original form, have been highly valued and sought after (with very high prices) by record collectors for many years. Martzy's performance is ethereal.

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1 hour ago, austinpop said:

Osmo's back! Great recording, but performance shares that emotionally reserved character of all of Osmo's Mahler recordings. Great intro price at eClassical: https://www.eclassical.com/conductors/vanska-osmo/mahler-symphony-no4.html

 

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Rajiv,  

I do not have a Mahler 4 in my library.  Would you say this is “the one to have” or would you start with a different interpretation?  For the price I should just get it!

 

bob

 

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31 minutes ago, biosailor said:


Blue Mitchell is great! I just listened to his ‚Step Lightly‘ album, the one I like most. Sad he died relatively young.

 

I haven't listened to this one yet but it's up next. Thanks!

 

Listening to this now ..

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3 hours ago, bobfa said:

Rajiv,  

I do not have a Mahler 4 in my library.  Would you say this is “the one to have” or would you start with a different interpretation?  For the price I should just get it!

 

bob

 

 

Hi Bob,

 

At this price, it's a worthy addition. However, there are a lot of excellent Mahler 4th's, and many strong opinions. I can only give you my personal top 2:

  1. Chicago Symphony, Sir Georg Solti conductor, Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano). It's Redbook only, and is on Qobuz as part of this anthology: https://open.qobuz.com/album/0002894308042
  2. San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson-Thomas - sadly not on streaming. I have the SACD ripped to DSF.

Other good versions to check out on streaming:

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2 hours ago, austinpop said:

 

Hi Bob,

 

At this price, it's a worthy addition. However, there are a lot of excellent Mahler 4th's, and many strong opinions. I can only give you my personal top 2:

  1. Chicago Symphony, Sir Georg Solti conductor, Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano). It's Redbook only, and is on Qobuz as part of this anthology: https://open.qobuz.com/album/0002894308042
  2. San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson-Thomas - sadly not on streaming. I have the SACD ripped to DSF.

Other good versions to check out on streaming:

Thank you I will go listen to as much as I can find.  It is sort of like me picking different "versions" of Pictures at and Exhibition.  So many variants! 

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I found this interesting, as an LP from Melodiya, recorded sometime in the mid 60's - a label which I had the impression didn't have a brilliant reputation ... just heard it on an audio friend's rig, and it sounded fine to me - good piano sound, nicely captured depth to the orchestra. Are Russian recordings highly variable, did I strike a good one?

 

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Frank

 

http://artofaudioconjuring.blogspot.com/

 

 

Ahhh, Mankind ... Porsche intellect, Trabant emotions ...

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