Performers out of fashion

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I cannot help thinking there is no justice in the world.
A recording that does not show its sixty plus years one bit but it is Otterloo's interpretation that steals the show.He out Beecham's Beecham.
I have managed to acquire the two piano concertos of Liszt with Cor de Groot and the Frank Symphony as well as Symphonie Fantastique by this great conductor,all on LP.I believe there is a box set of CDs devoted to Willem van Otterloo. 

Gabapentin

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I'm pleased to see that the old Danish String Quartet has another fan. Their recordings of the Mozart string quintets (with Serge Collot) and the clarinet quintet (with Guy Deplus) are the finest I have ever heard.

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Hi everybody! nice comments about those performers out of fashion. Thank you very much. However don't you think that the real problem is the impossibility to keep endlessly alive the whole recordings made by unequal performers for such or such label. 2012 has seen the crowning of such muscians as Isabel Faust or Benjamin Grosvenor, etc. Who is absolutely sure that those names are going to be lapidary landmarks in the next fifty coming years? If it happens that those young musicians are, for any reason, less publicized in fifteen or twenty years onwards, will it be as easy to find their former recordings as it is up to-day?

A little french independant label is acknowledged for giving a new life to a lot of historical recordings, safely transferred to Cds http://forgottenrecords.com/

Having started to collect LPs in the late 60's, and lost all of them, alas, because of a divorce, I greatly appreciate this artistic policy. Have a look at forgotten records catalog, I am sure you'll find old recordings having nicely found an attractive rebirth. And performers out of fashion coming back to the light. Thank you so much in advance for your reactions.

Alceste

Alceste Arverniensis

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The fashion industry is a creation of the current age. Prior
to the mid-19th century, most clothing was tradition made. It was handmade for
individuals, either as home making or on order from dressmakers and tailors.

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Little OT, but what happened to the Alfred Schnittke frenzy? It's "approachable" music that had many performances in the '80s and '90s but (viola concerto!) is rarely on the concert program's and CD's these days...

Rolf

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Good question, Rolf, but this is an issue for another (future) thread: Composers out of fashion.

Parla

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Yes, but even so little fashions of the time did creep in. Also technical inovations played a part in changes. The modern obsession with fashion is similar to the modern obsession with art history. It creates the myth of an inevitably linear path of.....I'm just waffling now Jackie. That's a great smile you have. Fashion fades Jackie but beauty is timeless. It's your inner beauty I'm talking about Jackie. Some people say the eyes are the gateway to the soul and judging by your eyes jackie your soul has a beauty that is .... eh Ok Jackie, see you around, bye.

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otterhouse wrote:

Little OT, but what happened to the Alfred Schnittke frenzy?

Rolf, he was in fashion on the "Listening Project" thread recently!

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Schnittke was a fashion whim for those looking for life after Shostakovich. An uninteresting joke who adds nothing to music. Music for the easily led and shallow minded.

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I think that is inappropiate apply to performers the term "out of fashion", because better than that what really changes are the interpretative criterion. Performers only lives and dies, but in some cases adecuate conceptions remains. oscar.olavarria

 

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