Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Young, snobbish classical loiterers

Found this cartoon and had a good laugh…

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Well, it is horrible to hear Beethoven over a pair of crappy Tanoy speakers outside, but what do young snobbish classical loiterers listen to? To op 101, the sophisticated A-Major sonate by Richard Goode? The highlight of his complete sonatas set! 

Or the ultimate vintage vinyl of the 1944 Furtwangler Eroica on Urania? One of the holy grails for classical collectors. Issued in 1953, but drawn from the market when Furtwangler found out this radio recording was issued without his consent. One of the most intense Eroica’s ever produced. 

Maybe they go for one of the finest recent Beethoven 4th piano concerto recordings, Pierre-Laurent Aimard with “the father of all Hipsters” Nikolaus Harnoncourt? 

You tell me! :-)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1828)

Tracks 01-03 Piano sonata no 28 in A-Major op 101. 
Richard Goode, piano

Tracks 04-07 Symphony No.3 E-flat major
Wilhelm Furtwängler and Wiener Philharmonic Orchestra
December 1944, Musikverin Saal, Vienna

Tracks 08-10 Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 
Pierre-Laurent Aimard 
Chamber Orchestra of Europe,
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor
(Webplayer link)

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