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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDEaEJXMKuA

    I remember buying this video on laserdisc in the mid 90's. It was mastered on early analog high definition TV and digital sound. Very high tech for its day. Still have the LD. IIRC, The recording date was 1991.
    ( The pcm on the laserdisc sounds better than youtube, but you get the point). While I like Reiner Chicago, Solti Chicago was pretty damn good too.
    Last edited by JCOConnell; 05-17-2016, 04:27 AM.
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    Originally posted by JCOConnell View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDEaEJXMKuA

    I remember buying this video on laserdisc in the mid 90's. It was mastered on early analog high definition TV and digital sound. Very high tech for its day. Still have the LD. IIRC, The recording date was 1991.
    ( The pcm on the laserdisc sounds better than youtube, but you get the point). While I like Reiner Chicago, Solti Chicago was pretty damn good too.
    The first chair players in this recording were pretty much the same principals as in the Reiner version of 20 years before as well. Reiner remains my definitive reading although Solti was a fantastic conductor and one of my faves.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by 1morerecord2clean View Post

      The first chair players in this recording were pretty much the same principals as in the Reiner version of 20 years before as well. Reiner remains my definitive reading although Solti was a fantastic conductor and one of my faves.
      Yeah, I have the Reiner RCA/Classic LP and its better performance and sound, but it sure is nice to get to be able to see them too. The Solti only sounds pretty good if you play it LOUD. While the Reiner sounds great at any volume you choose. Damn early digital recording.
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      • #4
        For a very different Pictures, try to find Columbia ML5600, a live recording of the great Sviatoslav Richter playing the original piano version of Pictures at a live concert from 1958 (IIRC) recorded in Sofia, Bugaria. The performance is absolutely amazing. Sound is not great and the audience coughs a lot, but the playing is magical. One of my favorite recordings. (BTW, learning the piano version Pictures has been on my bucket list for a very long time - I'm currently doing that - although very slowly. After playing the first three promenades and the Gnomes and Old Castle, I've jumped to the very end, and am learning the "Great Gate of Kiev". Some of the stuff in the middle is extremely hard and I probably will never play those :-( .
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        • #5
          Originally posted by astrotoy View Post
          For a very different Pictures, try to find Columbia ML5600, a live recording of the great Sviatoslav Richter playing the original piano version of Pictures at a live concert from 1958 (IIRC) recorded in Sofia, Bugaria. The performance is absolutely amazing. Sound is not great and the audience coughs a lot, but the playing is magical. One of my favorite recordings. (BTW, learning the piano version Pictures has been on my bucket list for a very long time - I'm currently doing that - although very slowly. After playing the first three promenades and the Gnomes and Old Castle, I've jumped to the very end, and am learning the "Great Gate of Kiev". Some of the stuff in the middle is extremely hard and I probably will never play those :-( .
          Ive heard a piano version on Mercury I think, not Columbia though. Congrats on learning to play a good portion of it yourself.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by JCOConnell View Post

            Yeah, I have the Reiner RCA/Classic LP and its better performance and sound, but it sure is nice to get to be able to see them too. The Solti only sounds pretty good if you play it LOUD. While the Reiner sounds great at any volume you choose. Damn early digital recording.
            JC I assume the Solti is an early digital?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by astrotoy View Post
              For a very different Pictures, try to find Columbia ML5600, a live recording of the great Sviatoslav Richter playing the original piano version of Pictures at a live concert from 1958 (IIRC) recorded in Sofia, Bugaria. The performance is absolutely amazing. Sound is not great and the audience coughs a lot, but the playing is magical. One of my favorite recordings. (BTW, learning the piano version Pictures has been on my bucket list for a very long time - I'm currently doing that - although very slowly. After playing the first three promenades and the Gnomes and Old Castle, I've jumped to the very end, and am learning the "Great Gate of Kiev". Some of the stuff in the middle is extremely hard and I probably will never play those :-( .
              ! Learning Pictures original piano version? You must be very good. I heard in Munich Philharmonie Hall a while back Vladamir Ashkenazy play Pictures to a packed house. Very good performance too.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by 1morerecord2clean View Post

                JC I assume the Solti is an early digital?
                yes, 1991 digital recording
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JCOConnell View Post

                  yes, 1991 digital recording
                  Oh. So same players essentially but close to 35 years after the Reiner.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 1morerecord2clean View Post

                    Oh. So same players essentially but close to 35 years after the Reiner.
                    same basic players and music, but different time, conductor, hall, and presence of audience. I believe it was recorded in Japan, so different country too.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by 1morerecord2clean View Post

                      The first chair players in this recording were pretty much the same principals as in the Reiner version of 20 years before as well. Reiner remains my definitive reading although Solti was a fantastic conductor and one of my faves.

                      Hard to argue with the Reiner either musically or sonically.
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                      • #12
                        Have you heard this one?



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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by tima View Post
                          Have you heard this one?



                          MFSL 1-520
                          Yes, I have that one. Excellent sound from what I remember. Don't recall the performance, need to revisit it.
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                            I cant find it. Arrh, I hate when that happens.........

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                            Me too. Good luck with the search ...

                        • #14
                          I have several recordings of Pictures, as it's been a favorite of mine since I first heard it in high school. Always preferred the original piano version to the Ravel orchestration, though I like both. Over the past few years I've tended towards the Byron Janus release from 1961 on Mercury. I don't think it was ever released on LP (that's what the notes said in the CD), but it is available on CD and SACD, though I haven't found the SACD yet.
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                          • Steve Lefkowicz
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                            Turns out Speakers Corner has a 2 LP 45 RPM release of the Janus performance. Acoustic Sounds has it for $65!

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