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#15130 - 08/29/03 12:48 PM Re: Classical Music suggestions? (sushi?)
DanTana Offline
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Registered: 01/06/03
Posts: 162
Loc: Chicago, Illinois
Let me know how you liked the Yo Yo Ma CD. One thing is that the quality of the recordings are usually first class as well as the quality of the performances.

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#15131 - 08/29/03 05:18 PM Re: Classical Music suggestions? (sushi?)
Zarak Offline
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Registered: 03/09/03
Posts: 1849
Loc: PA
I listened to it a couple of times. It's still not the type of thing I would listen to normally, but it was interesting to get to hear the different insturments and some of the detail in the music. There was one track I particulary liked (sorry, it's been a couple of weeks, I don't know which on it was anymore). Overall I liked it, it's just not the genre I would choose to listen to normally.

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#15132 - 08/29/03 08:02 PM Re: Classical Music suggestions? (sushi?)
MarkT Offline
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Registered: 02/15/03
Posts: 79
Loc: Philadelphia, PA
Would like all of your suggestions about quality recordings of Vivaldi's Four Seasons.
And, JohnK, tonight I finally got around to buying the Smetana: Ma Vlast - Paavo Berglund/Dresden State Orchestra. Will be listening to it tomorrow - it will be my first opportunity to listen to classical music on the Axioms.

Mark

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#15133 - 08/30/03 02:11 AM Re: Classical Music suggestions? (sushi?)
JohnK Offline
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Registered: 05/11/02
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Mark, I'm surprised that scads of baroque fans haven't piled in. They might gasp in horror to read that when I'm in the mood for a musical traversal of the seasons I'm more likely to put on Glazunov rather than Vivaldi. Having said that, the Vivaldi concertos are big, of course, with CDs all over the place. I'd suggest that you try something that Craig(spiff)has on RCA 61710. Jose Luis Garcia does the violin honors and the couplings to the Four Seasons are more interesting than most: James Galway does a Vivaldi Flute Concerto and Kazuhito Yamashita does a guitar concerto. Philadelphia area Borders and Tower Records show it as requiring an order. Incidentally, when you play Ma Vlast note the trumpet work near the end of Sarka.
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#15134 - 08/30/03 02:13 AM Re: Classical Music suggestions? (sushi?)
sushi Offline
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Registered: 02/09/03
Posts: 1490
Loc: Dallas, TX
My favorite requiem is Faure. I almost cry every time I listen to Sanctus.

I recommend Herreweghe / Orchestre des Champs Elysees (Harmonia Mundi).

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#15135 - 08/30/03 02:17 AM Re: Classical Music suggestions? (sushi?)
2x6spds Offline
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Registered: 03/16/02
Posts: 2726
Loc: CA, USA
Vladimir Ashkenazy - Chopin piano music (Ballade No. 1 in G minor, knock out) Polygram;

Minnesota Orchestra - Copland, Fanfare for the Common Man, Symphony No. 3, etc., Reference Recording - tremendous.

Richard Danielpour's An American Requiem, Reference Recording, incredible - remembering 9/11

Respighi's Church Windows, Reference Recordings,

I think you'll get a kick out of these on your Axiom systems!
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#15136 - 08/30/03 05:29 PM Re: Classical Music suggestions? (sushi?)
dharmatone Offline
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Registered: 03/09/03
Posts: 41
Ok, so i have many cd's of old opera performances. I listen to them and it pains me that the humanity of the performances predated the technology we have now. However, the performances are often far superior to those on newer, technologically superior cd's. When i get my axioms, am i going to be unable to listen to the Beecham Boheme, or old DeSabata/Callas/Gobbi/DiStefano Tosca. I don't listen to music to hear technology. Say it isn't so. What say you John K, Sushi, etc....and should i change my order to the 60's instead of the 22's - no home theater for me!

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#15137 - 08/30/03 06:00 PM Re: Classical Music suggestions? (sushi?)
JohnK Offline
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Registered: 05/11/02
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Dharm, I also have quite a few CDs of older(mostly orchestral)performances. I don't believe in attempting to cover up sonic blemishes, so the better the speakers, the better my enjoyment of whatever fidelity does happen to be on the disc.

Even if no HT is going to be involved, the bass that a good sub can provide, both because of its design and the ability to position it more optimally for bass(usually in a corner)than could be done with a full-range speaker, would make M22s plus sub better for those organ pedals than M60s alone. Of course, if you're not going with a sub, the M60s would be better.
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#15138 - 08/30/03 06:25 PM Re: Classical Music suggestions? (sushi?)
dharmatone Offline
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Registered: 03/09/03
Posts: 41
Thanks, John - I know i need a sub, from listening to 22's with Peter. Just hard to know if i could be happy listening to the 60's w/o a sub. I won't be listening in anything close to audiophile environment - just a living room with lots of hard surfaces, glass on 90% of a 30' wall, hardwood floors. It's cruel punishment for good speakers, but it's where i listen. Are the 60's much more placement sensitive than the 22s?

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#15139 - 08/30/03 06:26 PM Re: Classical Music suggestions? (sushi?)
OGS20 Offline
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Registered: 08/23/02
Posts: 65
Loc: TO
Dharmatone:

I have no problems listening to Gobbi, Casals, Tureck, Busch and company, etc etc ... with revealing Axioms. Yes poorly transferred material will sound much worse, but in general I actually find mono VOCAL recordings to be much more vivid than stereo -- at the expense of dynamic range of course. I'm not sure if the engineers aim for a different sound when they process old master tapes. Or maybe they just dick around with it less.

You'll be fine. You can't find a Baron Scarpia better than Gobbi anyways

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