Does recorded music change!

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Does recorded music change!

I like Furtwangler, so when CD review recommended the 1944 Bruckner symphony 8 recording on Musical Concepts I thought 'ummm, I'll try that'. The recording is excellent for 1944, indeed it sounds as good as a CBS recording from the sixties. The first movement is very powerful, then the Scherzo begins. It is fast, then it slows down, then it speeds up again, it twists, it turns 'Oh dear' I thought, what have I done, £5 down the drain. However three playings later and all seems fine, what a performance. I now play the Bohm recording on DG and think 'how boring'. Recorded music can be a slippery thing, it's never the same twice, I don't get it.

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Shouldn't you be out campaigning to get the BBC closed down?

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The silly thing is that if he had accessed classicalmusicmobile, as advised on another thread, he could have downloaded the Furtwangler for 1 Euro thus enabling him to put most of that fiver towards the renewal of his radio licence!

Or, perhaps, he hates the EU, the Euro and all its works and wouldn't pay out in euros in principle.

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Looks like the liberal mafia are out in force. They don't like their comfortable little lives changing in anyway and besides, who would comment on their little photo opportunities in the third world if the BBC didn't exist. And this is me in Africa, I met a woman who had to walk a thousand miles a day just for water......really Quentin, very interesing, pass the port please.

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Once more, Dr. Br., you go over the top. However, I can understand you, but think it over: moderation is a virtue.

As for the african tale, I have to tell you, I know the Black Continent very well, almost inside out, and, despite all these poignant stories about people who have to walk endlessly to find the absolutely necessary, I don't have any sympathy whatsoever for the...african devil.

As for the subject of your thread, yes CDs change by the time, regular use, the way you handle them, etc. Listening experience is an extremely subjective thing as well.

Parla

 

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DrBrodsky wrote:

And this is me in Africa, I met a woman who had to walk a thousand miles a day just for water......really Quentin, very interesing, pass the port please.

parla wrote:

despite all these poignant stories about people who have to walk endlessly to find the absolutely necessary, I don't have any sympathy whatsoever for the...african devil.

Nurse, nurse!! They've got loose again.

JKH

JKH

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"Liberal Mafia" indeed.

If he carries on like that I'll have to send the boys round to make him an offer he can't refuse.

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I found Microphonie I & II on vinyl in a charity shop in Leicester once - must have been back around 1989 mind you. It's nothing but Harry Secombe and Andy Williams these days. CALL THAT PROGRESS?!?gucci sunglasses

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What an interesting post. I do sometimes think recorded music must change but one just approaches each playing in a different frame of mind and with certain expectations. I don't understand most of the replies to this question, am I missing something.

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Me too like Furtwängler ..and I often listen to music here 
Bibomart 

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