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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #13800 on: May 10, 2021, 09:56:25 AM »
The Great Jazz Trio: Autumn Leaves



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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #13801 on: May 11, 2021, 10:56:20 PM »
Van Morrison: Moondance



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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #13802 on: May 12, 2021, 12:16:49 PM »
Goudnod: Faust Ballet Music: Bizet Carmen Suite - Gibson, Orchestra of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden



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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #13803 on: May 12, 2021, 12:21:47 PM »
Stravinsky: The Firebird - Dorati/London Symphony Orchestra



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Listed under "The Best of the Bunch" on the TAS SuperDisc List.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #13804 on: May 12, 2021, 09:21:27 PM »
FIesta In Hi-Fi with Howard Hansen Eastman-Rochester Orchestra streamed via Roon
I’m really enjoying the Mercury Living Presence recording

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #13805 on: May 12, 2021, 09:27:16 PM »
Music for Quiet Listening with Howard Hanson Eastman-Rochester Orchestra streamed via Roon

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #13806 on: May 13, 2021, 05:37:55 AM »
Wow.  You're really on a Mercury binge!  Several years back I bought an amp from a fellow who had collected the entire Mercury Living Presence catalogue except for 2 or 3 titles.  I find their sound musical and spacious, a bit more relaxed than their RCA peers.  It's also harder to find clean Mercury pressings, in my experience.  But with streaming, I guess that's not an issue.   :thumb:
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #13807 on: May 13, 2021, 08:54:29 AM »
Wow.  You're really on a Mercury binge!  Several years back I bought an amp from a fellow who had collected the entire Mercury Living Presence catalogue except for 2 or 3 titles.  I find their sound musical and spacious, a bit more relaxed than their RCA peers.  It's also harder to find clean Mercury pressings, in my experience.  But with streaming, I guess that's not an issue.   :thumb:

Yes, I can get into binge listening sometimes  :lol:  I certainly enjoyed the quality of the Mercury recordings and another label that does a nice job as well is Polydor. I’ve read the articles on streaming quality vs playing the CDs, but I don’t see myself getting a player again. The convenience of streaming has won me over  :thumb:
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #13808 on: May 13, 2021, 10:51:20 AM »
The Great Jazz Trio: Some Day My Prince Will Come



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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #13809 on: May 13, 2021, 12:31:54 PM »
Antal Dorati: The Mozart & Haydn Recordings on Mercury Living Presence



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Lots of music, almost 5 1/2 hours worth.  :shock:

Original Mercury Living Presence LP Releases:
• MG 50010 (Mozart: Symphony No. 40 mono recording): 1953
• SR2 9134 (Le nozze di Figaro): 1971
• SR 90438 (Mozart: Lucio Silla, Marches, Symphony KV 196/121, Minuet KV 409, German Dances): 1967
• SR 90280 (Haydn: Symphony No. 45, Mozart: Symphony No. 40 stereo recording): 1962
• SR 90436 (Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 59 & 81): 1966
• SR 90208 (Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 94 & 103): 1959
• SR 90155 (Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 100 & 101): 1960
• SR 90121 (Mozart: Symphony No. 36; Eine kleine Nachtmusik): 1957

For those looking to find this on Tidal, the album is listed as Dorati - Haydn & Mozart on MLP
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #13810 on: May 13, 2021, 02:31:38 PM »
What is your favorite Haydn piece?  He's a composer I could never learn to appreciate, but I'm willing to try again.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #13811 on: May 13, 2021, 08:28:00 PM »
Wow.  You're really on a Mercury binge!  Several years back I bought an amp from a fellow who had collected the entire Mercury Living Presence catalogue except for 2 or 3 titles.  I find their sound musical and spacious, a bit more relaxed than their RCA peers.  It's also harder to find clean Mercury pressings, in my experience.  But with streaming, I guess that's not an issue.   :thumb:

If you can recall a few great recordings on the RCA label, I’d appreciate the info and will check them out when I return from my trip. Any genres….
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #13812 on: May 13, 2021, 09:28:29 PM »
There are soooo many...

LSC 1806  Also Sprach Zarathustra  Reiner and the Chicago Sym
LSC 2068  Rachmaninoff 2nd Concerto   Rubenstein and Reiner
LSC 2225  Witch's Brew  a TAS list standby
LSC 2285  Walton Facade    great sound
LSC 2323  Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsikov  Capricio Italienne and Espagnol
LSC 2336  Finlandia Sibelius   really nice
LSC 2424 4 Seasons  Vivaldi
LSC 2436 Pines of Rome Respighi  - legendary.  First pressing mixed too hot for the cartridges of the early 60's so they remixed it.  With modern styli it's the stuff of legends.  I've never heard a 1S copy, but I've got one of the later stampers and it's still amazingly good. 
There are probably 30 more...
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #13813 on: May 13, 2021, 09:33:20 PM »
There are soooo many...

LSC 1806  Also Sprach Zarathustra  Reiner and the Chicago Sym
LSC 2068  Rachmaninoff 2nd Concerto   Rubenstein and Reiner
LSC 2225  Witch's Brew  a TAS list standby
LSC 2285  Walton Facade    great sound
LSC 2323  Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsikov  Capricio Italienne and Espagnol
LSC 2336  Finlandia Sibelius   really nice
LSC 2424 4 Seasons  Vivaldi
LSC 2436 Pines of Rome Respighi  - legendary.  First pressing mixed too hot for the cartridges of the early 60's so they remixed it.  With modern styli it's the stuff of legends.  I've never heard a 1S copy, but I've got one of the later stampers and it's still amazingly good. 
There are probably 30 more...

Oh, thank you! Am relaxing down in Orange County, California for a few days…  I’ve put these on my calendar for next week  :thumb:
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Reply #13814 on: May 13, 2021, 09:34:53 PM »
And this one will make a Jasha Heifetz believer out of you (if you weren't already)



A critical review said Heifetz doesn't play the violin, he tortures it.  I think it just amazingly bold.
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“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.