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  1. Musicophile

    Official Qobuz Issues Thread

    Cool. Including time travel?
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    Album of the Evening

    Are you sure this is a 1975 Digital recording? Didn’t the CD only come out in 1983?
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    Album of the Evening

    Still not too familiar with Sibelius symphony cycle in spite of several attempts with Vänskä and some others. So just checking this new box set out on Qobuz, given that I typically really like Paavo, downloaded for offline playback to the Qobuz iOS app for today’s in-flight entertainment. By the way for those who are interested I have a new blog post out about Mendelssohn: https://musicophilesblog.com/2019/02/16/another-excellent-recording-of-the-mendelssohn-piano-concertos-by-ronald-brautigam/
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    Official Qobuz Issues Thread

    The developer of A+ has already announced that the next upgrade of A+ (Expected to launch soon) will have improved labeling of Hires albums
  5. Musicophile

    Album of the Evening

    And just to clarify I didn’t mean to judge. There are many artists out there in the love it or hate it camp.
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    Qobuz USA launching soon!

    Guys do yourself a favor and don’t use the regular desktop app but Audirvana instead. Much better SQ. And an iOS Remote.
  7. Musicophile

    Album of the Evening

    Interesting that you both like it. Dinnerstein seems to be a love it or hate it affair and I believe I rather fall into the latter camp.
  8. Musicophile

    My Essential Classical Albums.

    While we are on Prokofiev we can always go back to Martha.
  9. Musicophile

    My Essential Classical Albums.

    That reminds me of this recording. I bought it for the excellent Brahms, but really started to like Khatchaturian.
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    Official Qobuz Issues Thread

    The new releases issue really is annoying even for me as a French subscriber. There is no obvious way to get all new releases, just “La Grande Sélection Qobuz”. Having a full exhaustive listing of all new releases not just the ones selected by Qobuz would be a truly great feature.
  11. Musicophile

    Album of the Evening

    It’s pretty cold outside right now so this feels appropriate: Redbook download by Qobuz. I have several recordings of the Winterreise but this is among my favorites
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    Album of the Evening

    Indeed. It's not particularly cheap at ~€10 per hour of music (6h37), but Amazon sells the physical box at around the same price, and I've seen used sets go for more than that on Ebay. https://www.amazon.com/Bill-Evans-Village-Vanguard-Recordings/dp/B002993XF4/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=turn+out+the+stars+evans&qid=1549862580&s=gateway&sr=8-1 Note that the recording quality is quite decent for a live gig, not fully audiophile, but really quite enjoyable overall, especially Marc Johnson's bass.
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    Album of the Evening

    I‘m not sure Qobuz had a choice in this. International licensing rights for music are a confusing nightmare. But this is excellent news for the future US subscribers of Qobuz as all three are fantastic. .
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    Album of the Evening

    Listening to a lot of Bill Evans recently, and more and more getting to the point of preferring his last trio with Marc Johnson and Joe Labarbara to the two main other trios. Luckily they are extensively documented on record, be it the two big boxes of the last concert series The Last Waltz and Consecration, and also in this great series taken from the Village Vanguard. And while The Last Waltz and Consecration have disappeared from Qobuz (France) at some point, this box seems fully available there for both streaming and purchase. Highly recommended.
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    Album of the Evening

    An excellent recent DG release in 24/96, purchased from Qobuz. See also my new review here: https://musicophilesblog.com/2019/02/09/jan-lisiecki-play-mendelssohn-recommended/
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