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While acknowledging the greatness of the Callas/Carmen/EMI production, I still think any opera recording can only come as a close second in front of this:
davidchan
12-09-19
08:18:19
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Latest addition to my reference list, a wonderful gift from davidchan of Canada. This RCA recording was made in England but the recording engineer has not been mentioned. I believe it ought to be under the hands of Kenneth Wilkinson as it does carry a lot of his signatory authority.  
 
 
limage
12-09-18
22:34:37
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When it comes to recording opera EMI is second to none.  
This Carmen set by Maria Callas got my nomination for:  
The best opera recording  
The best soprano.  
The best tenor.  
The best opera director.  
The best recording sound.
kh33
12-09-18
10:36:43
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" My favorite showpiece, a 3 LP set which gives you 2 hours of nonstop sonic safari. "  
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Glad you mentioned this set. This is one of my ' guilty pleasure ' album.  
Sonically and performanwise it doesn't lose out to the famous Ansermet Royal Ballet.  
 
 
 
kh33
12-09-16
12:10:24
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Picture taken back in Feb 2011 during a gathering in Toronto hosted by my good friend Ricky Mak:
davidchan
12-09-16
10:27:09
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My favorite showpiece, a 3 LP set which gives you 2 hours of nonstop sonic safari.  
 
 
limage
12-09-15
11:15:07
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' 殿堂級極品 '  
 
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This Philip LP is indeed 極品 esp. in your system  
My 殿堂級極品 for liszt piano work would be Shura Cherkassy/Karajan/BPO playing Liszt Hungarian Fantansy, a DG Tulip LP, nickname 'white horse' by audiophile.  
 
 
kh33
12-09-14
17:38:42
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殿堂級極品  
 
 
limage
12-09-14
15:03:20
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I started my classical journey with the baroque and this was one of my favorites back then. Nothing spectacular  
really, just delicious music all the way. Good music doesn't have to be impressive, it is meant to be enjoyed.  
 
 
limage
12-09-13
14:45:17
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Shit, this is deadly !!!  
 
This LP ought to be dated before 1960, a time when Chinese meant nothing to nobody. Why then was there a Chinese character, what for?  
 
limage
12-09-12
14:20:17
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The original pressing is so hard to find:
davidchan
12-09-12
14:03:14
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True, Suisse Romande / Ansermet is the sonic showcase par excellence, almost without exception. Remember this one, Song of the Nightingale which we got from Wanchai………..  
 
Hence the rule is very simple: 見一隻,買一隻!  
 
 
limage
12-09-12
11:11:29
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I love them all, but the sound of the Ansermet early Decca is to die for:
davidchan
12-09-12
10:13:36
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Don't overlook the early pressings of Ace of Diamonds, especially Ansermet's Falla El Amor Brujo:
davidchan
12-09-12
10:09:44
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Sifu, another 「抽筋」Decca that is also amazing, typical VPO Sofiensaal sonics recorded by (most likely) Gordon Parry:
davidchan
12-09-12
05:02:20
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The version I have was by Jorda
CKM
12-09-11
11:38:07
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kh33
12-09-11
11:33:11
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DG label seldom made it to the TAS list, but it contains quite a number of real gems. This LP of Bohm conducting Bruckner is a notable example, with performance matching the sound too. There is transparency and truthness of timber that few records can match, not to mention the fine details and the minute inner voices that can be heard easily. Bruckner Symphonies, with their complicated structure and grand archiecture, are always a challenge to the recording engineer. In my opinion this is Bruckner with the best sound. This record captures the excellent playing of the VPO in all its glories. Listening to the silver sheen of the strings and the golden glow of the Wagner tuba just sends chills in my spine. Karl Bohm, not known to be a Brucknerian, is exceptional in this symphony seven. His down to earth style matches that of Bruckner perfectively. There is no awkward change of tempo, no undue tension and no idiosyncrasy, the music just flows naturally. The second movement, the adagio, is especially beautiful.  
This, and the one by Walter/Columbia Symphony, remain my most treasured records.  
kh33
12-09-11
11:29:07
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12-09-11
11:21:58
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這是我啟蒙老師 司馬功 當年所推薦,命名「抽筋」。演奏錄音俱佳,果真不可多得好碟。  
 
 
limage
12-09-11
10:40:12
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one more  
 
CKM
12-09-07
10:01:08
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Found it in Youtube, interesting playing and hysteric intrepretation.  
 
CKM
12-09-07
10:00:09
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CKM
12-09-07
09:52:54
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How about Beecham, to me the recording is a remarkable, the player is relax natural and fluent, the sonic quality can compare with the best modern sonic achievement of today.  
 
 
 
CKM
12-09-07
09:50:14
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OlvinFjeldstad, oh yes, this recording from Decca is equally remarkable, particularly the deadly whack from the Mountain King and yet I prefer the EMI probably because my Decca is only an Ace of Diamond.  
 
kh, well fully agree, x2!  
 
 
limage
12-09-06
21:01:11
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I also have this recording which is excellent both in performance and recording.  
Another Peer Gynt not to be missed is OlvinFjeldstad conducting the LSO.  
The sound is quintessential WB DECCA from the sixties, big and bold.  
Fjeldstad had that Nordic feel that is somehow missing from other conductors, and his Solveig's Song is so achingly beautiful.  
kh33
12-09-06
17:36:17
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An all time favorite with superlative recording to match. This is the best out of 5 different recordings I have.  
 
 
limage
12-09-06
13:56:16
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Wow, in addition to the love of the snow maiden, there is Julius Katchen playing "Somewhere in Time〔時光倒流 70年〕"  
which I have but in SDD pressing, yet good enough to leave everyone in the dust.  
 
This is the original, must be divine!  
 
limage
12-09-05
13:57:14
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Limage SiFu, your favourite track from Double Decca Rimsky-Korsakov Ansermet CD set - The Snow Maiden - was first released in.a 10 inch EP, Decca SWL 8505, yours in 2 weeks:
davidchan
12-09-05
13:07:10
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Ansermet did recorded a excellent version of Scheherazade, music just flow with ease and the recording by Decca is honest and direct.  
 
Quote from amazon:  
 
Ansermet was one of the first conductors to champion Rimsky-Korsakov, and at a time when the composer's reputation was at a low ebb. His feel for the rythmn and charm of the music is evident throughout. Things are rarely hard pushed - this Scheherazade might seem a bit leisurely for some (for more drama, try Kondrashin on Philips) but she is suitably imaginative and sensuous, in a fresh and parfumed way. Likewise, the flight of the bumble-bee is not as agressive as in some performances. But it weaves it's own spell none-the-less, along with the fabulous suite from Tsar Saltan. And the devil's flight in Christmas Eve comes off thrillingly, Sadko's trip to the bottom of the sea is engagingly clear as a musical narrative, and The Snow Maiden, with a choral "dance of the birds" is full of mystery and magic. May Night (overture) is properly fragrant, The Russian Easter booms out, and Dubinooshka trips along cheerfully.  
 
CKM
12-09-05
12:18:49
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Sifu, looking forward to the LP exchange in HK in 2 weeks!!  
Also, notwithstanding the amazing sonic quality, and the value of the 1st generation Mercury CDs released in the early 90's, digitally remastered under the heartfelt supervision of the great Mrs. Wilma Cozart Fine, the original MLP LPs do excel by quite an obvious margin, IMHO. The major challenge in collecting MLP LPs lies in the rarity and the vinyl quality. Performance aside, I just love the close up, near-field, dynamic thrill of the Mercury recordings!  
 
PS. Dear Kirby/Dr Ng...et al: see you in 2 weeks!  
 
davidchan
12-09-05
11:21:57
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Not to be outshone by Solti and Paray, here is Ansermet's Russian Delight.  
There are many 天碟 by Ansermet but this delightful piece is seldom mentioned.  
His Night on the Bald Mountain may not be as electricfying as Solti but there is no less drama with tension builds up gradually. The last track on side two, Glinka's Jota Aragonase, is superbly played, capturing the Spanish mood perfectly. The sonics matches the performance too, with unbelievable realism in the woodwinds, bass drum, tympani and castanets.
kh33
12-09-05
10:44:40
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David,  
 
I have this LP as well as the original CD already. Curiously, the CD doesn't seem to lose much.  
 
While you bring me invaluable LPs every year, I have with me now some 50 duplicate LPs in exchange. Your collection should have been far more complete than mine is, yet hopefully you may discover a few exotic ones to your liking!  
 
 
limage
12-09-05
10:20:42
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David, heard the good news you'll be appearing in HK as well!
kris
12-09-05
08:48:00
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Limage SiFu:  
One of the records you'll be having in 2 weeks. Must play to Sir CP...  
davidchan
12-09-05
08:25:32
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Karajan's 1960s recording of CAVALLIERA RUSTICANA by MASCAGNI is a classic, the recording should be in every Audiophil collection for its huge dynamic and smooth and wonderful strings, the singers are great too, unsupassed.  
 
CKM
12-09-04
17:43:40
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CKM
12-09-04
17:36:18
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Do you like Wagner?
CKM
12-09-04
17:34:16
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Very often, overtures are more than mere curtain raisers. This record boasts sonic spectaculars that you may even use to stun fellow audiophiles, far better than most so-called HiFi demo discs can.  
 
I like the one taken from Berlioz's opera, Les Francs-Juges, which was never staged. The opera was eventually abandoned but this overture did survive and has become a popular concert piece by its own right. Absolutely thrilling to the spine!  
 
 
limage
12-09-04
16:11:29
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OMG, Heifetz teaching, this is priceless !! Are there more ?!!
Cadiver
12-09-04
14:25:58
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