Top ten western classical albums

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square_wave
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#1 erstellt: 23. Jun 2008, 14:14
What do you like listening to most?

All must be good recordings as well as great performances.
Please mention the label also.
Manek
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#2 erstellt: 23. Jun 2008, 16:55
Bethoven sym 5 karlos klieber DG

Dvorak cello concerto pierre fournier, BPO georg szell

Suite espanola, philharmmonia orch

John williams concerto d'aranjuez, cbs

To name a few.....
G_S_Madhav
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#3 erstellt: 23. Jun 2008, 17:52
For Western Classical look for 'DECCA' lable.
bhagwan69
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#4 erstellt: 24. Jun 2008, 05:13

G_S_Madhav schrieb:
For Western Classical look for 'DECCA' lable.


Superb suggestion.

However, Decca / DG / Phillips etc. have a few thousand titles that they have released - classical music - i.e.
This Thread is to short list the nice ones.

Now since we have drifted from individual music to Record Labels, , ,
I personally like :-

Referance Recordings
Turtle Records
Channel Classics
Fone Records
Devox
Pope Music
Tacet
Telarc
Archiv
Chesky
Teldec

These are all lablels. I could go on and on. I have only mentioned what I own and have..

Individual pieces are very very personal - type of music one appreciates.
bhagwan69
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#5 erstellt: 24. Jun 2008, 05:16

square_wave schrieb:

All must be good recordings as well as great performances.


This is an almost impossible task;

Great Performance & Great Recordings are like oil & water - they can never mix !!!

I have yet to come across a CD that has a great performance & brilliant recording - well actually I have come across a few - but they are very very very rare.

If any one has, please do shed some light on those.
Thanks, Appreciate it !!
square_wave
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#6 erstellt: 24. Jun 2008, 07:41
I was always a casual listener of western classical. Had some random recordings and used to listen whenever I wanted to relax.
Jazz was my thing. I still love Jazz.
But it looks like now, western classical is making me sit riveted to the chair and appreciate it. I recently went through the Beethoven : Symphonies 5 & 7 ( emi classics) in one sitting
and was mesmerized. I guess the age is showing
Thanks for the suggestions.
The wide range of performances and interpretations by different conductors has me bewildered and overwhelmed.
How do you guys pick up your cds? Import them ? Would be nice if you could give me some pointers.
Thanks,
Square.
stevieboy
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#7 erstellt: 24. Jun 2008, 09:08
hi square wave,

ought to available at planet m, mg road, music world or the other music outlets. check online www.rhythmhouseindia.com or something like that. they're in mumbai and deliver across the country too. or you can call them out. perhaps the only outlet in the country that knows music and has knowledgeable staff.

regards
reignofchaos
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#8 erstellt: 24. Jun 2008, 10:40
I've had an excellent experience with Rhythm House inspite of the courier guy goofing up. A person by the name of Mr Amir manages the operations and he's a gem when it comes to customer support. Highly recommended!
square_wave
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#9 erstellt: 24. Jun 2008, 11:41
I went to rhythemhouse website and saw cds by labels like the following:

DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON
PHILIPS
ARCHIV PROD
EMI

How do I know if these are indian prints or imported ? I was at planet m recently and I saw both versions. I picked up the EU printed import of course.


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reignofchaos
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#10 erstellt: 24. Jun 2008, 12:21
Try mailing their support. They are very responsive.
bhagwan69
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#11 erstellt: 24. Jun 2008, 13:34
Just headed for this :-

Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto

Western Music Concert

Jamshed Bhabha Theatre
Tue. 24th – 7.00 pm

In collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Mumbai, the Italian Cultural Institute in New Delhi and the Mehli Mehta Music Foundation.

Founded in 1966, the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto is one of the foremost performing chamber ensembles in Italy. The Orchestra`s annual programme of activities is extensive comprising concerts in regional centres, guest performances for renowned Italian chamber music festivals and international tours. Peter Maag, critically acclaimed as one of the world`s renowned performers of Mozart repertoire, has been the Principal Conductor of the ensemble from 1983 to 2001. The Orchestra has been distinguished by the number of top musicians and acclaimed soloists who have joined its ranks and an outstanding list of international guest conductors with whom it has played. It has several music recordings to its credit. In addition to playing, the Orchestra maintains a strong commitment to educational activities that provide quality musical programmes and experiences for students of all ages. In 1994, it was appointed as the sole concertistic and orchestral Institution of the Veneto Region, gaining recognition for all its activities. The Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto enjoys the support of the Italian Ministry for Cultural Development, Regione Veneto Government, Padova Municipality and Padova Province.

The programme will include works by Mozart, Vivaldi and Corelli.

I do hope it will be good.

Shall write about it tom.

square_wave
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#12 erstellt: 24. Jun 2008, 14:25

bhagwan69 schrieb:
Just headed for this :-

Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto

Western Music Concert

Jamshed Bhabha Theatre
Tue. 24th – 7.00 pm

In collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Mumbai, the Italian Cultural Institute in New Delhi and the Mehli Mehta Music Foundation.

Founded in 1966, the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto is one of the foremost performing chamber ensembles in Italy. The Orchestra`s annual programme of activities is extensive comprising concerts in regional centres, guest performances for renowned Italian chamber music festivals and international tours. Peter Maag, critically acclaimed as one of the world`s renowned performers of Mozart repertoire, has been the Principal Conductor of the ensemble from 1983 to 2001. The Orchestra has been distinguished by the number of top musicians and acclaimed soloists who have joined its ranks and an outstanding list of international guest conductors with whom it has played. It has several music recordings to its credit. In addition to playing, the Orchestra maintains a strong commitment to educational activities that provide quality musical programmes and experiences for students of all ages. In 1994, it was appointed as the sole concertistic and orchestral Institution of the Veneto Region, gaining recognition for all its activities. The Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto enjoys the support of the Italian Ministry for Cultural Development, Regione Veneto Government, Padova Municipality and Padova Province.

The programme will include works by Mozart, Vivaldi and Corelli.

I do hope it will be good.

Shall write about it tom.

:prost


Have fun.
G_S_Madhav
Stammgast
#13 erstellt: 24. Jun 2008, 16:16
Free Classical Music CD for you!!!

Norway is blessed with many churches and cathedrals and most of 2L's recordings are made in these wonderful spaces. The music captured by 2L features Norwegian composers and performers, and an international repertoire reflected in the Nordic atmosphere.

The traditional way to illuminate and enhance an identity is to define the borders to operate within. This Norwegian label has chosen a different path as the products are developed without fences, originating from classical European art music and traditional folk music, recognizing the fundamental values of musical performances and excellent sound production

Order a CD-sampler free of charge!

Log on to : http://www.2l.no/sampler2007/index.html

Fill up the details such as Name, email, postal address etc. And a free CD will be in your mail box in just 10 days flat! I am not joking friends, I did it on June 15, and surprized to see a CD in my mail box yesterday !

CD contains some well recorded classical music:

Just to name a few

1> Mozart Violin Concerto in D major - Allegro 9:14
2> Bartok Sonata for solo Violin - Fuga 4:11
3> Madsen Dimitri 1:34

and others total 17 tracks. The web page I mentioned lists all details about 17 tracks and more about 2L lable.

Regards

SUhas
square_wave
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#14 erstellt: 24. Jun 2008, 16:31
Thanks Madhav. will register there..

Picked up one more cd today from crossword.
Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Swedish Radio Chorus, Eric Ericson Chamber Choir
Label: Deutsche Grammophon


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Manek
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#15 erstellt: 24. Jun 2008, 17:37
Square

Listening to and loking classical is not a sign of age but a sign of acceptance of this form of music in your life. Very often people relate western classical music with old age. Well I began listening to it voluntarily when I was a todller telling my dad to play some for me - grew up with jazz and classical, somewhere along the way lost my way(listened to other stuff, peer pressure) and within a few months came back to my first loves :-)


Btw beethoven moonlight sonata playmed by vladimir ashkenazy decca. My favourite version of the piece.love him as a pianist. Not so much as a conductor.

Manek
bhagwan69
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#16 erstellt: 24. Jun 2008, 20:59
I do not know about EMI, but I have never come across any CD from DG / Decca / Phillips [Classical] etc. that are pressed in India.

Some more record labels.....

Pentatone
Hyperion
Warner Classics
Chandos [lovely]
Nimbus
Topmusic
Mercury Classics
Vanguard Classics

There are many such more.

Classical music is great.
I simply love it.

Returned from an evening of Mozart & Vivaldi.
Simply Superb. Iceing on the cake - it was free....
stevieboy
Stammgast
#17 erstellt: 25. Jun 2008, 09:34

G_S_Madhav schrieb:
Free Classical Music CD for you!!!

Norway is blessed with many churches and cathedrals and most of 2L's recordings are made in these wonderful spaces. The music captured by 2L features Norwegian composers and performers, and an international repertoire reflected in the Nordic atmosphere.

The traditional way to illuminate and enhance an identity is to define the borders to operate within. This Norwegian label has chosen a different path as the products are developed without fences, originating from classical European art music and traditional folk music, recognizing the fundamental values of musical performances and excellent sound production

Order a CD-sampler free of charge!

Log on to : http://www.2l.no/sampler2007/index.html

Fill up the details such as Name, email, postal address etc. And a free CD will be in your mail box in just 10 days flat! I am not joking friends, I did it on June 15, and surprized to see a CD in my mail box yesterday !

CD contains some well recorded classical music:

Just to name a few

1> Mozart Violin Concerto in D major - Allegro 9:14
2> Bartok Sonata for solo Violin - Fuga 4:11
3> Madsen Dimitri 1:34

and others total 17 tracks. The web page I mentioned lists all details about 17 tracks and more about 2L lable.

Regards

SUhas



thanks suhas! ordered a cd for myself!

regards
SWITCH-IT-ON
Ist häufiger hier
#18 erstellt: 25. Jun 2008, 15:24
Hello to all.

A few CDs that top my list are as mentioned below. There are many, many more and i shall expand this list in days to come.

1) Beethoven: Symphonies 5 & 7
Carlos Kleiber, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

2) Beethoven: Piano Trios
Daniel Barenboim, Pinchas Zukerman & Jacqueline du Pré

3) Beaux Arts Trio
Philips Recordings, 1967-1974 (Limited Edition) [BOX SET]

4) Dvorak: Symphonies 7 & 9
Rafael Kubelik, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra [ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED]

5) Modest Mussorgsky – Pictures at an exhibition.
Eiji Oue, Minnesota Orchestra, Reference Recordings.

6) Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 4, 5, 6 "Pathetique"
Yevgeny Mravinsky, Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra

7) Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade / Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
Myung-Whun Chung, Bastille Opera Orchestra, and Frederic Laroque

8) Vladimir Horowitz:
The Studio Recordings - New York 1985

9) Vivaldi: The Four Seasons / Tartini: The Devil's Trill
Anne-Sophie Mutter, Trondheim Soloists

10) Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 3 / Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly, Martha Argerich, Kirill Kondrashin

11) Rachmaninov: Préludes
Boris Berezovsky
square_wave
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#19 erstellt: 25. Jun 2008, 16:51
The Beethoven: Symphonies 5 & 7 conducted by
Carlos Kleiber seems to be a favorite everywhere
Is this the one ?

http://www.amazon.co...ig-van/dp/B000001GPX

Hi switchiton, could you mention the labels also ?

Thanks,
Square


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bhagwan69
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#20 erstellt: 25. Jun 2008, 17:22
No need for labels -
square_wave schrieb:
The Beethoven: Symphonies 5 & 7 conducted by
Carlos Kleiber seems to be a favorite everywhere
Is this the one ?

http://www.amazon.co...ig-van/dp/B000001GPX

Hi switchiton, could you mention the labels also ?

Thanks,
Square


Just google [cut copy & paste] it & they will be there only on 1 label.
All are on contracts & will not be on multiple labels.
Amazon should have them all.

I like his [switch it on] compilation.
Lovely music.
SWITCH-IT-ON
Ist häufiger hier
#21 erstellt: 26. Jun 2008, 07:07
Dear Square wave,

Yes, that is the one! The best 11 dollars spent. I did leave out my dearest pianists Maurizio Pollini and Yevgeny Kissin from the list. They have soo many top quality recordings/performances, just wouldn't know where to start

Cheers
square_wave
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#22 erstellt: 26. Jun 2008, 07:17

stevieboy schrieb:

G_S_Madhav schrieb:
Free Classical Music CD for you!!!

Norway is blessed with many churches and cathedrals and most of 2L's recordings are made in these wonderful spaces. The music captured by 2L features Norwegian composers and performers, and an international repertoire reflected in the Nordic atmosphere.

The traditional way to illuminate and enhance an identity is to define the borders to operate within. This Norwegian label has chosen a different path as the products are developed without fences, originating from classical European art music and traditional folk music, recognizing the fundamental values of musical performances and excellent sound production

Order a CD-sampler free of charge!

Log on to : http://www.2l.no/sampler2007/index.html

Fill up the details such as Name, email, postal address etc. And a free CD will be in your mail box in just 10 days flat! I am not joking friends, I did it on June 15, and surprized to see a CD in my mail box yesterday !

CD contains some well recorded classical music:

Just to name a few

1> Mozart Violin Concerto in D major - Allegro 9:14
2> Bartok Sonata for solo Violin - Fuga 4:11
3> Madsen Dimitri 1:34

and others total 17 tracks. The web page I mentioned lists all details about 17 tracks and more about 2L lable.

Regards

SUhas



thanks suhas! ordered a cd for myself!

regards


The Norway music scene looks quite exciting.
Ordered one for myself.
bhagwan69
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#23 erstellt: 26. Jun 2008, 07:35

stevieboy wrote
The Norway music scene looks quite exciting.
Ordered one for myself.


Norway + Sweden + Finland have a very different manner in which they record and re-produce the music.
Either one likes it, or one hates it.

Actually the Italian & German too are very different. So are the British. I personally like the East European & Russian representations.....
square_wave
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#24 erstellt: 26. Jun 2008, 08:10

SWITCH-IT-ON schrieb:
Dear Square wave,

Yes, that is the one! The best 11 dollars spent. I did leave out my dearest pianists Maurizio Pollini and Yevgeny Kissin from the list. They have soo many top quality recordings/performances, just wouldn't know where to start

Cheers


Hi Switch-it-on,
I like the piano. I have mostly Jazz piano music. Bill Evans, Monty Alexander, Dave Brubeck etc..

Recently got hold of some Rachmaninoff and Volodos cds. Very Nice.
Can you suggest some Maurizio Pollini and Yevgeny Kissin cds ?
Krish
Stammgast
#25 erstellt: 26. Jun 2008, 10:32

square_wave schrieb:

SWITCH-IT-ON schrieb:
Dear Square wave,

Yes, that is the one! The best 11 dollars spent. I did leave out my dearest pianists Maurizio Pollini and Yevgeny Kissin from the list. They have soo many top quality recordings/performances, just wouldn't know where to start

Cheers


Hi Switch-it-on,
I like the piano. I have mostly Jazz piano music. Bill Evans, Monty Alexander, Dave Brubeck etc..

Recently got hold of some Rachmaninoff and Volodos cds. Very Nice.
Can you suggest some Maurizio Pollini and Yevgeny Kissin cds ?


See my post on Steinway Legends - http://www.hifi-foru...um_id=65&thread=155.
sivat
Stammgast
#26 erstellt: 26. Jun 2008, 14:03

Manek schrieb:


Btw beethoven moonlight sonata playmed by vladimir ashkenazy decca. My favourite version of the piece.love him as a pianist. Not so much as a conductor.



Cannot agree more. Beethoven and Vladimir...is a an excellent combo. I will buy any of his album's on Decca.

From my experience, Decca offers some of the best "performance" combined with good recording.
Manek
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#27 erstellt: 26. Jun 2008, 18:59
Siva

The only decca recording/performance I did not like at all on all counts was beethoven 9th by chicago symphony by georg solti. But that was a long time ago.

Manek
sivat
Stammgast
#28 erstellt: 27. Jun 2008, 07:50

Manek schrieb:
Siva

The only decca recording/performance I did not like at all on all counts was beethoven 9th by chicago symphony by georg solti. But that was a long time ago.

Manek


I have Karajan's version on Deccan...which is good. Karajan's Beethoven 7th is also very good on Deccan.

Fritz Reiner on Living Stereo is the most popluar one ... i suppose (I'm not very knowledgable on Western Classical).


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goolimangala
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#29 erstellt: 27. Jun 2008, 08:35
Though I am not really much into classical music there are some records/pieces which I like to listen to frequently:

1.Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, performed by Anne Sophie Mutter and the Berlin PO conducted by Karajan. DGG. Especially the vinyl reissue by Clearaudio is awesome.
2.Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, performed by the Vienna PO conducted by Karl Boehm. DGG. I am desperately waiting for an audiophile reissue of this fantastique performance!
3.Sibelius’ Violin Concerto op. 47, performed by Anne Sophie Mutter and Staatskapelle Dresden conducted by Andre Previn. DGG. Here too I’m waiting for a proper reissue!
4.Saint-Saens’ Danse Macabre, from the sampler Witches Brew performed by The New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Alexander Gibson, conductor. RCA Victor/Classic LSC 2225 Living Stereo. This is also one of the best recordings I have ever listened to.

Further I like a lot of Baroque Music my wife usually listens to. Most of these are from the labels Naxos and Harmonia Mundi. And I must say most of it is very very well recorded and mastered too.

If you like to get well recorded classical music look out for recordings done by SONOPHIL who has mostly recorded for CBS, Naxos, Harmonia Mundi and a Hungarian label called Hungaroton. Never heard about Sonophil? It’s a sister concern of the Hungarian HiFi manufacturer ETALON. Never heard of Etalon? It’s one of the best and most musical sounding Hifi gear that I have ever listened to sofar. Get a small impression here: http://www.etalonacoustics.com/index.html and especially the Credo page which somehow reflects very much my attitude to HighEnd HiFi.

Jochen
Kamal
Stammgast
#30 erstellt: 27. Jun 2008, 11:09
"especially the Credo page which somehow reflects very much my attitude to HighEnd HiFi."
Nice reading.
Thanks, Jochen.
Arj
Inventar
#31 erstellt: 27. Jun 2008, 12:58
Thought Ill paste the Credo Page text


In the beginning was music…. then when the musicians first stood around Edison’s phonograph, and the stylus first engraved the impression of the artists’ production into the wax layer circling beneath it, reproduced music was born, as a result of the human ability to (re)create…

From that moment on a dual process has accompanied the technological development of reproduced music: on the one hand a striving for ever better reproduction quality, and on the other hand people have always wished to make financial profit from the results of that improvement. Unfortunately the latter tendency has been much more pronounced, and is now a complete independent industry and plays the dominant role in the process. This is why it is important always to remember that “in the beginning was the music…” and, after the development of several decades, what one should strive for cannot be anything else than the following goal: putting the reproduction in the
place of the performer, one should be able to sit down and enjoy the (re)production with the same experience as those who had the opportunity to be present at the live performance.

When listening to reproduced music, it is one’s natural desire that it should not be audible that one is not listening to a live production. Satisfying this desire is an enormous challenge for anybody engaged in the industry of music reproduction. When one considers the commercial products available on the global market, the dominant trends justify the suspicion that always when the quality of the most common current technology is about to reach its culmination that a new technology makes its appearance on the market (and thus overshadows the original goal).

Instead of the prevalent technology being given the opportunity to reach its true potential, what generally happens is that its newer rival replaces it, whose quality, however, fails to come even close to that of
Manek
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#32 erstellt: 27. Jun 2008, 18:43
Speakting of karl boehm, awesome conductor. His version of "also sprach zarathustra" is awesome. The best I have heard.

Berlin phil has has had a line of great conductors, furtwangler, boehm, kempe, klieber, karayan, etc.

I miss listening to karayan, boehm, kempe on vinyl. Most of the cd versions sound decapitated. Its probably becuase of the large dynamic range of the orchestras.... And the lack thereof of the cd recording ? I don't know for sure but the crecendoes are just not the same, neither is the resonace of the double bass or the rolls of the drums.or is it that notorious compression that recording engineers use ?

DG had come out with a very good record and performance of west side story on vinyl. Jose carreras and kiri te kanawa. Brilliant.


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square_wave
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#33 erstellt: 29. Jun 2008, 15:23

goolimangala schrieb:
Though I am not really much into classical music there are some records/pieces which I like to listen to frequently:

1.Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, performed by Anne Sophie Mutter and the Berlin PO conducted by Karajan. DGG. Especially the vinyl reissue by Clearaudio is awesome.
2.Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, performed by the Vienna PO conducted by Karl Boehm. DGG. I am desperately waiting for an audiophile reissue of this fantastique performance!
3.Sibelius’ Violin Concerto op. 47, performed by Anne Sophie Mutter and Staatskapelle Dresden conducted by Andre Previn. DGG. Here too I’m waiting for a proper reissue!
4.Saint-Saens’ Danse Macabre, from the sampler Witches Brew performed by The New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Alexander Gibson, conductor. RCA Victor/Classic LSC 2225 Living Stereo. This is also one of the best recordings I have ever listened to.

Further I like a lot of Baroque Music my wife usually listens to. Most of these are from the labels Naxos and Harmonia Mundi. And I must say most of it is very very well recorded and mastered too.

If you like to get well recorded classical music look out for recordings done by SONOPHIL who has mostly recorded for CBS, Naxos, Harmonia Mundi and a Hungarian label called Hungaroton. Never heard about Sonophil? It’s a sister concern of the Hungarian HiFi manufacturer ETALON. Never heard of Etalon? It’s one of the best and most musical sounding Hifi gear that I have ever listened to sofar. Get a small impression here: http://www.etalonacoustics.com/index.html and especially the Credo page which somehow reflects very much my attitude to HighEnd HiFi.

Jochen


Thanks Jochen.
The Etalon speakers look real nice.
Are these quite expensive ? I like the understated look of them. I am sure they perform quite nice.

I’ll look out for recordings done done by Sonophil.


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square_wave
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#34 erstellt: 29. Jun 2008, 15:27

Arj schrieb:
Thought Ill paste the Credo Page text


In the beginning was music…. then when the musicians first stood around Edison’s phonograph, and the stylus first engraved the impression of the artists’ production into the wax layer circling beneath it, reproduced music was born, as a result of the human ability to (re)create…

From that moment on a dual process has accompanied the technological development of reproduced music: on the one hand a striving for ever better reproduction quality, and on the other hand people have always wished to make financial profit from the results of that improvement. Unfortunately the latter tendency has been much more pronounced, and is now a complete independent industry and plays the dominant role in the process. This is why it is important always to remember that “in the beginning was the music…” and, after the development of several decades, what one should strive for cannot be anything else than the following goal: putting the reproduction in the
place of the performer, one should be able to sit down and enjoy the (re)production with the same experience as those who had the opportunity to be present at the live performance.

When listening to reproduced music, it is one’s natural desire that it should not be audible that one is not listening to a live production. Satisfying this desire is an enormous challenge for anybody engaged in the industry of music reproduction. When one considers the commercial products available on the global market, the dominant trends justify the suspicion that always when the quality of the most common current technology is about to reach its culmination that a new technology makes its appearance on the market (and thus overshadows the original goal).

Instead of the prevalent technology being given the opportunity to reach its true potential, what generally happens is that its newer rival replaces it, whose quality, however, fails to come even close to that of


Agree with the thought wholeheartedly.
I'l paste some more here from the article.


The following typical scenario can be observed: instead of these companies trying to remedy the shortcomings undeniably present in the prevailing technology by drawing upon their economic muscle to stimulate the market interest that has slackened as a result of these shortcomings, they throw in a new technology which, although it stimulates consumption, does not bring about an improvement in quality. Quite the contrary: in terms of quality it represents a step backwards.
square_wave
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#35 erstellt: 29. Jun 2008, 15:32

sivat schrieb:

Manek schrieb:
Siva

The only decca recording/performance I did not like at all on all counts was beethoven 9th by chicago symphony by georg solti. But that was a long time ago.

Manek


I have Karajan's version on Deccan...which is good. Karajan's Beethoven 7th is also very good on Deccan.

Fritz Reiner on Living Stereo is the most popluar one ... i suppose (I'm not very knowledgable on Western Classical).


Siva. Which was the Beethoven 9th we played when I visited last time ? It was such a fine recording ?
Was that not on Deutsche Grammophon ?
Conductor?
goolimangala
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#36 erstellt: 29. Jun 2008, 16:04
[quote="square_wave
Thanks Jochen.
The Etalon speakers look real nice.
Are these quite expensive ? I like the understated look of them. I am sure they perform quite nice.

[/quote]

Etalon is not cheap. I remember that their reference amp, which is now not on the website anymore, was some five years ago 15,000 Euro. A few specs:

Integrated SS amp 25 Watt pure Class A with passive preamplifcation (like Cadence VA-1). Weight 50 kg.

I know that Etalon is quite popluar in France. Perhaps Arj could help out with some prices.

Jochen
goolimangala
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#37 erstellt: 30. Jun 2008, 06:47

goolimangala schrieb:


passive preamplifcation (like Cadence VA-1)



Sorry that is of course rubbish what I have written. That happens when one does not know the english term and tries to translate directly from German into English.
When passive no amplification is taking place. So can I call it a passive pre stage? If someone can enlighten me I would be grateful.

Thanks
Jochen
sivat
Stammgast
#38 erstellt: 30. Jun 2008, 11:43
SW, I have both Karjan and Reiner..... not sure which one you heard. Drop in again for a listen..and we 'll find out
square_wave
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#39 erstellt: 30. Jun 2008, 13:04

sivat schrieb:
SW, I have both Karjan and Reiner..... not sure which one you heard. Drop in again for a listen..and we 'll find out ;)


Okay...that calls for another visit...will drop in soon.
Amp_Nut
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#40 erstellt: 30. Jun 2008, 13:09


goolimangala wrote:


passive preamplifcation (like Cadence VA-1)




Sorry that is of course rubbish what I have written. That happens when one does not know the english term and tries to translate directly from German into English.
When passive no amplification is taking place. So can I call it a passive pre stage? If someone can enlighten me I would be grateful.

Thanks
Jochen

________





Me thinks that you can get away with " Passive Amplification" in some cases as in Pre Amplifiers, where the Voltage is amplified.

A passive deivce such as a Transformer can produce Voltage gain.. ( Output Voltage is Greater than Imput Voltage )

But ofcourse the current devivery will be reduced ( commonly termed that the output Impedance is higher than the Input Impedance )

There can be no passive amplification of Power ... ( which is Voltage x Current )
square_wave
Inventar
#41 erstellt: 30. Jun 2008, 19:43
Here is a link to the Etalon reference integrated.
Thanks to Jochen

http://img111.images...renceintegratkn6.jpg
square_wave
Inventar
#42 erstellt: 03. Jul 2008, 09:29

square_wave schrieb:

stevieboy schrieb:

G_S_Madhav schrieb:
Free Classical Music CD for you!!!

Norway is blessed with many churches and cathedrals and most of 2L's recordings are made in these wonderful spaces. The music captured by 2L features Norwegian composers and performers, and an international repertoire reflected in the Nordic atmosphere.

The traditional way to illuminate and enhance an identity is to define the borders to operate within. This Norwegian label has chosen a different path as the products are developed without fences, originating from classical European art music and traditional folk music, recognizing the fundamental values of musical performances and excellent sound production

Order a CD-sampler free of charge!

Log on to : http://www.2l.no/sampler2007/index.html

Fill up the details such as Name, email, postal address etc. And a free CD will be in your mail box in just 10 days flat! I am not joking friends, I did it on June 15, and surprized to see a CD in my mail box yesterday !

CD contains some well recorded classical music:

Just to name a few

1> Mozart Violin Concerto in D major - Allegro 9:14
2> Bartok Sonata for solo Violin - Fuga 4:11
3> Madsen Dimitri 1:34

and others total 17 tracks. The web page I mentioned lists all details about 17 tracks and more about 2L lable.

Regards

SUhas



thanks suhas! ordered a cd for myself!

regards


The Norway music scene looks quite exciting.
Ordered one for myself. :)


Got mine.
Nice sampler collection of classical pieces mostly piano and string.
Pretty good recordings too.
audio_engr
Ist häufiger hier
#43 erstellt: 03. Jul 2008, 19:14

G_S_Madhav schrieb:
Free Classical Music CD for you!!!

Norway is blessed with many churches and cathedrals and most of 2L's recordings are made in these wonderful spaces. The music captured by 2L features Norwegian composers and performers, and an international repertoire reflected in the Nordic atmosphere.

The traditional way to illuminate and enhance an identity is to define the borders to operate within. This Norwegian label has chosen a different path as the products are developed without fences, originating from classical European art music and traditional folk music, recognizing the fundamental values of musical performances and excellent sound production

Order a CD-sampler free of charge!

Log on to : http://www.2l.no/sampler2007/index.html

Fill up the details such as Name, email, postal address etc. And a free CD will be in your mail box in just 10 days flat! I am not joking friends, I did it on June 15, and surprized to see a CD in my mail box yesterday !

CD contains some well recorded classical music:

Just to name a few

1> Mozart Violin Concerto in D major - Allegro 9:14
2> Bartok Sonata for solo Violin - Fuga 4:11
3> Madsen Dimitri 1:34

and others total 17 tracks. The web page I mentioned lists all details about 17 tracks and more about 2L lable.

Regards

SUhas



Just received my copy. Wonderful recording & a great capture of the hall ambience !!
Thanks to G_S_Madhav for the link.
Krish
Stammgast
#44 erstellt: 10. Jul 2008, 05:55
Thank you Madhav,
I got my copy by post, in 10 days just like you said.

What a wonderful looking CD.

For those of you who haven't ordered your copy, the CD is designed to look like a miniature LP, it's totally black, both front and back.

Thanks again.

bhagwan69
Inventar
#45 erstellt: 10. Jul 2008, 07:29
I got mine too;

Yes the CD 'looks' very nice indeed.

Is the music 'up to the mark' ???

reignofchaos
Stammgast
#46 erstellt: 10. Jul 2008, 11:12
I got mine yesterday. The cd looks beautiful but I am not particularly fond of the recording. Its just passable :Y. It seems to present a very blurry image.
Jeeves
Stammgast
#47 erstellt: 10. Jul 2008, 14:03
reignofchaos what's the music like...I too just ordered one.
square_wave
Inventar
#48 erstellt: 10. Jul 2008, 14:21

Jeeves schrieb:
reignofchaos what's the music like...I too just ordered one.



Mostly classical pieces mostly piano and string and choral.

Reignofchaos,
I am getting clear images in my system.In fact I find the images quite precise.


[Beitrag von square_wave am 10. Jul 2008, 14:23 bearbeitet]
Krish
Stammgast
#49 erstellt: 14. Jul 2008, 11:02

bhagwan69 schrieb:
I got mine too;

Yes the CD 'looks' very nice indeed.

Is the music 'up to the mark' ???

:{


I think both the music selection and the recording are excellent.

In a way reminded me of the waterlily accoustic recordings.

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