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Desert Island Discs

Postby dai bread » Tue Feb 18, 2003 5:13 pm

Here's another oldie but (usually) a goodie. You are about to be marooned on a desert island. You have your cd player, your headphones and a good supply of batteries. With all that under your arm, you can carry only one recording. Which one, and why?<P>I'd take Beethoven's "Pastoral Symphony". There are several good versions around, starting with Ernest Ansermet and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and going through to Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Philharmonia. <P>Why? Because it's light enough for me not to have to be "in the mood" for it. Any time is the right time. And it's heavy enough to repay repeated listening.<P>And it reminds me of why I wish to survive my desert island and will not just jump into the mouth of the nearest shark. It's upbeat. :D
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Re: Desert Island Discs

Postby EJA » Tue Feb 18, 2003 6:46 pm

Beethoven's 6th symphony -- Herbert Von Karajan and BPO, 1963
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Re: Desert Island Discs

Postby thornhill » Tue Feb 18, 2003 7:33 pm

Mahler: Symphony No.9 - Szell/Cleveland (1969 - radio broadcast recording)<p>[ 02-18-2003: Message edited by: thornhill ]
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Re: Desert Island Discs

Postby TJRDN » Tue Feb 18, 2003 8:06 pm

Dvorak- Symphony # 9 "New World" LSO/Kertesz
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Re: Desert Island Discs

Postby BenMurphy6 » Tue Feb 18, 2003 8:10 pm

prokofiev: symphony 5
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Re: Desert Island Discs

Postby bignaf » Tue Feb 18, 2003 9:03 pm

that big pack of the complete Beethoven quartets. quantity over quality (though it does have some of the greatest music ever written). :D
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Re: Desert Island Discs

Postby thornhill » Tue Feb 18, 2003 9:45 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR> that big pack of the complete Beethoven quartets. quantity over quality (though it does have some of the greatest music ever written). <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>That takes the fun out of the question - it's supposed to be whatever can fit onto a single disc.
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Re: Desert Island Discs

Postby bignaf » Tue Feb 18, 2003 10:08 pm

OH ok. that's tough.<BR>the only ones I can think of are on double discs. Stravinski's "Rite of spring" with Abbado. Debussy orchestral music with Haitink. maybe Beethoven's 9th with Karajan or "La Boheme" or "Turandot" or "Madame Butterfly" with him? maybe Chopin's Ballades and Scherzi with Rubinstewin (60's)? or maybe Steve Reich music for 18 musicians 9ensemble modern)? I'll have to narrow this down grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.........<BR>OK. karajan's Boheme.
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Re: Desert Island Discs

Postby bignaf » Tue Feb 18, 2003 10:09 pm

I'd love to take Brams or Mahler but I'm still looking for the great performances.
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Re: Desert Island Discs

Postby thornhill » Tue Feb 18, 2003 10:15 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR> OH ok. that's tough. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>that's the point
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Re: Desert Island Discs

Postby barfle » Wed Feb 19, 2003 8:21 am

Holst's <I>The Planets</I> by NY and Lenny. And a solar battery charger!
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Re: Desert Island Discs

Postby treebeau » Wed Feb 19, 2003 9:15 am

These CD players today can usually play CDs that have MP3 files stored on them. I suggest you take your favorite boxed set of CDs, convert them to MP3 format, store them on a CD, and take them to your island. Please!<P>Regards,<BR>Tim B.<P>P.S. Sibelius, symphony number 2, a good woman, and at least an hour of battery time.<P> ;)<p>[ 02-19-2003: Message edited by: treebeau ]
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Re: Desert Island Discs

Postby thornhill » Wed Feb 19, 2003 10:03 am

MP3... bah. I'll take audio quality over quantity any day.
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Re: Desert Island Discs

Postby BenMurphy6 » Wed Feb 19, 2003 10:43 am

i don't know about that, thorny. with the newer encoders available, if you do it right, mp3's sound pretty darned good. the trade off in file size certainly more than makes up for any decline in quality.
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Re: Desert Island Discs

Postby treebeau » Wed Feb 19, 2003 10:46 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by thornhill:<BR><STRONG>Mahler: Symphony No.9 - Szell/Cleveland (1969 - radio broadcast recording)<P>[ 02-18-2003: Message edited by: thornhill ]</STRONG><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I'm just floored that Thorny didn't choose something by his man. (Gardiner)<P>Regards,<BR>Tim B.
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Re: Desert Island Discs

Postby TJRDN » Wed Feb 19, 2003 11:03 am

Not wanting to turn this into a Mahler thread,but his 2'nd symphony I find quite powerful. Klemperer and I believe the New Philharmonia on EMI.
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Re: Desert Island Discs

Postby EJA » Wed Feb 19, 2003 1:00 pm

Heh heh, a vision of a double-sided DVD full of high quality MP3s floats before my mind . . .<P><BR>Nya nya nya. Now <I>your</I> post needs editing, Jennifer. :p<p>[ 02-19-2003: Message edited by: EJA ]
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Re: Desert Island Discs

Postby audiogirl » Wed Feb 19, 2003 1:47 pm

<B>Float. </B> ;) I'd take my "Showboat" CD. Really. Please don't laugh.
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Re: Desert Island Discs

Postby Valerie » Wed Feb 19, 2003 2:36 pm

Ok - I have thought about this before and it's painful.<P>I have a list - I can't really decide on just one, but if I had to, it would be Shostakovich's Baba Yar Symphony - Lenny conducting<P>other's:<BR>Stravinsky - Rite of Spring (Lenny)<BR>Mahler - any symphony (either bruno walter or lenny)<BR>Any other Shostakovich symphony (lenny)
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Re: Desert Island Discs

Postby thornhill » Wed Feb 19, 2003 7:31 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR> I'm just floored that Thorny didn't choose something by his man. (Gardiner)<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I've always been more of a Szell fan. Besides, most of my favorite Gardiner recordings span multiple discs.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>i don't know about that, thorny. with the newer encoders available, if you do it right, mp3's sound pretty darned good. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>On what? Computer speakers?<p>[ 02-19-2003: Message edited by: thornhill ]
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