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    How about a thread devoted to just classical listening? I'll start with this one. Lewis is a fantastic player and is very well recorded.
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    One of my favorite EMI recordings (ASD 2369). Side one starts off with the French composer Eric Satie's remarkable ballet Parades followed by what many consider the predecessor to "ambient" music Gymnopedie No. 1 and 3 (that many have heard even if they don't realize it eg. see BS&T's second album); side two concludes with another Satie Ballet Relache, the French word for the show is cancelled. The French conductor Auriacombe does a great job with Satie and the sound is extraordinary at times. Sonically, Gymnopedie No. 3 tops the charts with its recreation of the sound of the hall, huge stage and percussion work.


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    • #3
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ID:	2724 This disc arrived today. He's a superb player and is very well recorded.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by TubeMan View Post
        [ATTACH=CONFIG]n2724[/ATTACH] This disc arrived today. He's a superb player and is very well recorded.

        I've been impressed with some of Decca's latest releases. I really enjoy this LP: Believe it was recorded all analog D2D.


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        • JCOConnell
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          Isnt D2D always all analog?

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        • JCOConnell
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          is that mono or stereo?

        • JCOConnell
          JCOConnell commented
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          Better than the Copland cover though

      • #6
        Originally posted by allenh View Post
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        Try this version.

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        -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
        -cj 40th Anniversary ART300 monoblock amplifiers
        -cj GAT preamplifier Series 2 preamplifier
        -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
        -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
        -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
        -Lyra Atlas SL, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
        -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
        -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies Power Cords
        -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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        • #7
          ^ Yes, I like this version more. I have it on CD as part of a Decca boxset. I think the SC reissue is out, but did not not get good reviews on AcousticSounds if I remember.

          Myles, do you have the original Decca or reissue?
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          • #8
            First heard El Salon Mexico at the NY Phil last year. Great piece, so got the LP. Dynamic and fun, but stupid looking album cover!


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            • Rob
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              agreed on both counts. this was one of the orig. Mercs I literally wore out when I first starting collecting them.

            • JCOConnell
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              What's a matta you? Don't like cowgirls?

          • #9
            Originally posted by allenh View Post
            ^ Yes, I like this version more. I have it on CD as part of a Decca boxset. I think the SC reissue is out, but did not not get good reviews on AcousticSounds if I remember.

            Myles, do you have the original Decca or reissue?

            Original but it's been hard to find one in good shape.
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            -cj GAT preamplifier Series 2 preamplifier
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            -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
            -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
            -Lyra Atlas SL, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
            -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
            -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies Power Cords
            -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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            • #10
              Originally posted by allenh View Post
              First heard El Salon Mexico at the NY Phil last year. Great piece, so got the LP. Dynamic and fun, but stupid looking album cover!


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              Great and the greatest American composer to boot!
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              Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
              ________________________________________

              -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
              -cj 40th Anniversary ART300 monoblock amplifiers
              -cj GAT preamplifier Series 2 preamplifier
              -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
              -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
              -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
              -Lyra Atlas SL, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
              -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
              -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies Power Cords
              -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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              • #11
                I bought this CD after reading that a reviewer who was reviewing some very expensive ($40k) speakers used it as a "reference recording." It certainly sounds good, but I have a few that sound better. Still, Kissin's playing is phenomenal, and for $1.09, I could do a lot worse!

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                • #12
                  I'm not home right now but just before leaving for dinner out I was listening to the Rafael Fruehbeck de Burgos recordings of de Falla's Three cornered Hat, an original recording on Angel, blue label from the 60s I think. Outstanding recording. And Fruhbeck de Burgos on a Speakers Corner reissue of Albeniz pieces his own arrangements. Both outstanding. Finally outstanding cd of 1983 Vienna Phi and Von Karajan New Years concert. Very good live recording.
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                  • #13
                    Just the Barber Symphony on this wonderful sounding SACD. Click image for larger version

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                    • #14
                      Originally posted by 1morerecord2clean View Post
                      I'm not home right now but just before leaving for dinner out I was listening to the Rafael Fruehbeck de Burgos recordings of de Falla's Three cornered Hat, an original recording on Angel, blue label from the 60s I think. Outstanding recording. And Fruhbeck de Burgos on a Speakers Corner reissue of Albeniz pieces his own arrangements. Both outstanding. Finally outstanding cd of 1983 Vienna Phi and Von Karajan New Years concert. Very good live recording.

                      I love de Burgos' work. Great champion of Spanish music.
                      Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                      Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                      ________________________________________

                      -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
                      -cj 40th Anniversary ART300 monoblock amplifiers
                      -cj GAT preamplifier Series 2 preamplifier
                      -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
                      -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                      -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                      -Lyra Atlas SL, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                      -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                      -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies Power Cords
                      -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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                      • #15
                        Originally posted by 1morerecord2clean View Post
                        I'm not home right now but just before leaving for dinner out I was listening to the Rafael Fruehbeck de Burgos recordings of de Falla's Three cornered Hat, an original recording on Angel, blue label from the 60s I think. Outstanding recording. And Fruhbeck de Burgos on a Speakers Corner reissue of Albeniz pieces his own arrangements. Both outstanding. Finally outstanding cd of 1983 Vienna Phi and Von Karajan New Years concert. Very good live recording.
                        For digiphiles, the Albeniz mentioned above is due out on SACD from Analogue Productions later this year. Based on their first release in that series (the Oistrakh Bruch/Hindemith), it should be well-worth waiting for.

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