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What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

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Takacs Quartet, Beethoven Op. 127. Listening to the first  movement, which begins in a stentorian manner and than alternates between that manner and relatively softer episodes, I find it very difficult in the Takacs recording to make out much of what's going on, even at times the actual pitches, in some of the softer passages, especially after the 4:00 minute mark. It's certainly not my playback system or my hearing, because those same passages are quite clear on at least two other Op. 127 recordings, the Guarneri (RCA) and the Yale (Vanguard). Has anyone else encountered this problem with the Takacs set? 

My assumption is that the Takacs (and/or Decca's recording engineer) just got too coy for their/his own good here. If so, that would be a shame, because otherwise the performance sounds like it might be quite a good one. I recall that the original Takacs Beethoven set was issued later on in remastered form. Did the remastered version solve the problem I've mentioned? 

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Earlier today .... :

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thereof CD 2 Mahler 5 (Klaus Tennstedt, December 9th, 1990 ....

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Korngold - Complete Songs (Capriccio) Disc 1

fabulous Konrad Jarnot

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41 minutes ago, Balladeer said:

Korngold - Complete Songs (Capriccio) Disc 1

fabulous Konrad Jarnot

Excellent recording ....

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From the new Black Composers Series box. An interesting character, this guy. Among other things, including being a champion fencer, he may also have been a pain in Mozart's ass for which, if true, I should like to send him a thank-you note.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/classical/features/chevalier-de-saint-georges-the-man-who-got-under-mozarts-skin-a6859191.html

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On 1/24/2019 at 10:24 AM, soulpope said:

NP .... :

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Very nice, this one. Great composer, Cerha.

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Mendelssohn _ Piano Trio No.2 

Mozart - Piano Concerto No.27

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Beethoven - Piano Sonatas No.13, Op.27/1 & No.14, Op.27/2 "Moonlight"

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Mendelssohn - String Quartet Op.44/3

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