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    Quote Originally Posted by StarThrower View Post
    It rocks! I never realized those 1955 live Rings were recorded in stereo by Decca with the best engineers and equipment of the day. Apparently they were shelved because a top producer who returned to Decca that year didn't like live recordings and they were planning for the Solti studio series. Anyway, I don't have the box that came out on Testament but I listened to Die Walkure on YT.

    I've been doing a lot of opera on CD and YT lately. I watched two Bluebeard's Castle films (Adam Fischer, and Solti), Abaddo's 1987 Wozzeck, and Karajan's Don Carlo with Carreras, which is pretty dramatic. I just got the Kempe Lohengrin, and two Tristan's. Karajan 1972, and the classic Furtwangler 1953 on EMI. I buy everything used on eBay or Discogs. And I found a couple at my local record store including R. Strauss's Die Frau Ohne Shatten by Solti. That one kicks butt! A great recording.
    Great stuff man. You've explored the creamcheese out of classical over the past whatever years now, its musical education! Endless endless endless.

    I hit M2 Bertini today, been a long time. Also RVW 5 with Boult. Still hitting Canterbury like crazy and can't stop either.

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    I bought the Boult RVW box set several years back but I haven't really given it enough attention. I'll have to start playing that sucker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarThrower View Post
    I bought the Boult RVW box set several years back but I haven't really given it enough attention. I'll have to start playing that sucker.
    Its pretty great and consistent.

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    Spinning vinyl LP one of The Debussy Album, Ormandy, Phil Orch. $2 at The Salvation Army in VG condition

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    ^^^

    You scored big time, that's a great one.

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    ^^^^^^ One of all time favorite pieces of music. I will never get bored of this.

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    Ligety, Lake & Palmer


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    Steve Reich: Symphony for piano and digital sampler "City Life" (1995)



    0:00 - 0:01 Check it out
    5:56 Pile driver/alarms
    9:45 Itīs been a honeymoon/Can't take no mo'
    14:32 Heartbeats/Boats & Buoys
    18:31 Heavy smoke

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedunno View Post
    ^^^^^^ One of all time favorite pieces of music. I will never get bored of this.
    Absolutely. Probably still my fav Debussy orchestral piece, although I adore a ton of his pieces.

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    Wagner Die Walkure Solti Act III on vinyl. Sounds wonderful. I have the entire opera on LPs...its a LOT of vinyl. Can't believe how clean this sounds, virtually unplayed.

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    I just ordered a copy of Solti's Tannhauser. I really wanted the Sawallisch recording on Philips but I couldn't find an affordable copy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarThrower View Post
    I just ordered a copy of Solti's Tannhauser. I really wanted the Sawallisch recording on Philips but I couldn't find an affordable copy.
    I love the Solti recording. Never heard the Sawallisch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fracktured View Post
    I love the Solti recording. Never heard the Sawallisch.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiW7HVwtB-4&t=1211s

    I'm a big fan of his '62 Lohengrin as well. But I just got the Kempe studio recording recently which is excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarThrower View Post
    I just ordered a copy of Solti's Tannhauser. I really wanted the Sawallisch recording on Philips but I couldn't find an affordable copy.
    Nice. I have Sinopoli on the big Complete CD set, and I dig it. Never heard Solti. Greatest overture though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    Nice. I have Sinopoli on the big Complete CD set, and I dig it. Never heard Solti. Greatest overture though.
    I have the Sinopoli version also. Havenít played it in years but one thing I do remember about it is excellent sound quality.

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    Sometimes I just listen to the overtures and preludes. I bought a cheap box set by Klemperer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarThrower View Post
    Sometimes I just listen to the overtures and preludes. I bought a cheap box set by Klemperer.
    Get the EMI Karajan Berliner set...so classic - rich and thick! German all the way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    Get the EMI Karajan Berliner set...so classic - rich and thick! German all the way!
    Herbie can be a little too rich and thick for my taste. I don't have many of his orchestral recordings, but I do have that Schoenberg CD which I'm not crazy about. He's pretty good with the operas. I have Tristan, and Carmen. And I like his Don Carlo.

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    Leonard Bernstein described the symphony as the first musical expedition into psychedelia because of its hallucinatory and dream-like nature, and because history suggests Berlioz composed at least a portion of it under the influence of opium.

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