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What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

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3 minutes ago, Alexander Hawkins said:

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Very good ....

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5 minutes ago, soulpope said:

Very good ....

Agreed - I really like this set. Just finished it; earlier played this too. Quite incredible playing.bishopbrahmsphilips.jpg?v=1499265635

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Just now, Alexander Hawkins said:

Agreed - I really like this set. Just finished it; earlier played this too. Quite incredible playing.bishopbrahmsphilips.jpg?v=1499265635

Yep ....

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My collection is too heavy on EMI recordings with von Karajan ("Fluffy" as they used to call him on rec.music.classical.recordings ^_^) and Schwarzkopf. Years ago I paid too much attention to Gramophone and the Penguin Guide. But I don't listen often enough to justify getting duplicate recordings...

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2 hours ago, T.D. said:

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My collection is too heavy on EMI recordings with von Karajan ("Fluffy" as they used to call him on rec.music.classical.recordings ^_^) and Schwarzkopf. Years ago I paid too much attention to Gramophone and the Penguin Guide. But I don't listen often enough to justify getting duplicate recordings...

Not a big HVK fan, nor Betty Blackhead, but after a huge cull of the collection this and the Erich Kleiber set remain.

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Thereof the "Ballades" ....

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Thereof Symphony 6 ....

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Besides Vegh, Quartetto Italiano and Budapest I am interested in exploring some other complete sets of Beethoven's string quartets. Are there any that can hang with those three? Or any individual CDs (or smaller sets) that are just as good.

I have heard Takacs and Emerson, IMO not for me.

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1 hour ago, Deepak said:

Besides Vegh, Quartetto Italiano and Budapest I am interested in exploring some other complete sets of Beethoven's string quartets. Are there any that can hang with those three? Or any individual CDs (or smaller sets) that are just as good.

I have heard Takacs and Emerson, IMO not for me.

Several years ago, after a good deal of comparative listening and somewhat to my surprise, I settled on the Guarneri (RCA), now o.o.p. OTOH, the last time I looked, their early, middle and late LP sets can be found on Amazon at modest prices; CDs, I dunno. Their later Beethoven traversal on Phillips I haven't heard.

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On 1/2/2019 at 11:39 AM, T.D. said:

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Was watching some Tipo Mozart concerti on Youtube the other day...I think she's really amazing...

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Kreisleriana from this set!

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