Friday, October 23, 2009

Beethoven 9 symphonies - Karajan 1980s Rcording

I have always love Beethoven 9 symphonies especially conducted by Karajan. According to some expert, Karajan has recorded the Beethoven in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. These are from the 1980s recording...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Rossini Overtures

Pierino Gamba - 指揮, London Symphony Orchestra 伦敦交响乐团, 演奏的羅西尼(Rossini)《序曲集》(Overtures),收錄有"威廉o退爾"(William Tell)、"塞維利亞的理發師"(II Barbiere di Siviglia)等廣為熟知的珠玉之作,他的演奏生動愉快,優美動聽,Decca的錄音明朗、飽滿、氣氛十足。

Gamba has very few recording but this is a superb one!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Rossini String Sonatas

My Marantz 7 has left home over the weekend. I have given up "collecting" hifi gears but has not given up listening to music.

Over the weekend, I have bought the Rossini String sonatas conducted by Marriner.

From the booklet, we have been informed that these three movement works written in the composer's youth and only rediscovered after WWII.

They are not the most complex of works, but are thoroughly enjoyable nonetheless. Neville Marriner leads the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in these analog recordings from the mid-1960s, which also include works by Donizetti, Bellini and Cherubini.

In Hong Kong, the more popular and competing Philips Duo title of the String Sonatas, by Accardo. I have not bought that version...will do a AB comparison when I have the other version...

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Sunday, October 04, 2009

Theresa Vol 1 -3

Teresa's voice is always sweet. I was fortunate to be able to find new old stocks of Theresa Teng by Polydor..coverng songs from 1974-1981..