jim204

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I find Bernstein's Mahler too sentimental for me but I do like him in many other things though. 
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How true Len how true, I shall have to look for his mass myself and although deeply sceptical of all religions I do admire pious men who do everything in praise of their God and are deeply attatched to earthly human beings. Bach and his contempora... 
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Len and RV if you would like a good recommendation for a Mahler 3 with an older conductor how about Bernard Haitink with the  Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks on BR Klassiks. Obviously the conducting is beyond reproach and the beauty o... 
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As for Yuya Wang I really think like RV she could some day be one of the greats but I do wish they would stop sexualising these young female pianists and fiddlers as it really annoys me . You would like to think that these girls would be able to c... 
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@unsound  and uberwaltzThanks Guys yes I have lusted over one of those bikes for years and have always had classic Brittish bikes . Can you imagine my absolute joy when my wife and daughter asked me to come to the garage on the morning of my retir... 
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Escape from reallity - a ride on my 1949 Vincent Black Shadow although it would be nice to not have so much traffic on the road nowadays. 
To get best sound quality, roon or lumion app?
I am using Roon in DSD upsampling as I find it integrates well with my PS Audio Direct Stream Dac . I think probably because it gives thd Dac less work to do . I have to admit the sound now is to die for and I have never heard another PC based mus... 
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Yes I did the same and came to the same conclusion so I dropped Qobuz. I find Idagio to be more open despite the fact that they only stream CD quality. 
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Jeremy - Thanks for your info on the Richter CD's but as I don't buy any CD's nowadays I shall wait till it comes out on Idagio and sample it there. While on the subject of pianists can I recommend one to you , his name is Ivan Bessonov and we are... 
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@jcazador      Jeremy I have just read your post about Arrau and Bach.Having famously said he deferred to the harpsichordists when it came to playing him he unfortunately relented and recorded some Bach before he died. Well it is sad to see ones h... 
To get best sound quality, roon or lumion app?
Although I cannot speak on the Lumin App I can tell you that Roon is certainly the cleanest most transparent music player I have used. It blows away all the incarnations of J River for sure. 
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@schubert     Len you really suprise me about Arrau . I was led to believe from his autobiography form Josef Horowitz thet he revered Fischer-Deskau more than any other vocalist . I am quite perturbed therefore thet you should have heard that from... 
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@jcazador         Jeremy  I enjoyed those links you posted of Arrau they were very informative and gave us an insight to his sound which was wonderfull. I was really amazed how a man of 80 could keep his techniquein such good shape. I think I have... 
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@schubert     Len I can really put you onto an "Art of The Dance" in Heinrich Schiff doing The Cello Sonatas of JS they are absoloutely joyfull and the first one is a delight from start to finish. No he doesn't have the polished perfection of Foun... 
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Yes guys it is very dangerous for anyone to be compared to Horowitz but I am saying that given time maybe he will become as good maybe. here I think he is testing the water and the last number although not in my field is a pastiche on pices by Lis...