jim204

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What became of Mahgister?
@secretguy ”Putting rap and jazz in the same thought tells me all I need to know about your tastes.” Why so nasty? I am the "civilian" that you are referring to and just to let you know that if you read the thread where he insulted me you will t... 
What became of Mahgister?
Hopefully at home ruminating about the equipment and add-ons he would like us to get to give us superb sound but spending next to nothing for it. I have a friend who copied a lot of his photographic endeavors that he had seen on his home system pa... 
Best qobuz records to compare dac upgrades
Hi there as you say you are interested in classical music may I give you a couple of suggestions. My first is a new recording of Mozart's Wind Music on Deutsche Gramophone by the Blaserphilharmonie. Very open and detailed and a superb spread of in... 
Hi-Fi Tuning Fuse Holder
Try it and see and then you can review it.  
Classical Music for Aficionados
Len your Bach on the lute was lovely, I used to play that on the guitar and let me tell you it was not at all easy. Petra Poláčková performs "Chaconne" from Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004, by J.S. Bach - YouTube I'm sorry I couldn't g... 
Classical Music for Aficionados
Why on earth would someone want a gun that can fire 11 rounds a second !!! Pure madness. The usual "man thing" mines is bigger than yours.  
Classical Music for Aficionados
William Wallace, Now there's a very patriotic name.  
Classical Music for Aficionados
I sure like Perahia too , I saw him play the Goldberg Variations in the Glasgow Concert Hall some years ago and he was very very good. One of the best Goldbergs I have ever witnessed.  
Classical Music for Aficionados
@jcazador   Thanks for the link, it's nice to put fingers to an interpretation. Isn't it amazing that he is not even 20 yet. I see he takes lessons from Murray Perahia.  
Classical Music for Aficionados
Have any of you heard of the 18 year old sensation Yoav Levanon who hails from Israel. He has a technique that is absolutely astonishing and also produces a beautiful tone from the piano. There is a recording from Warner from him entitled A Monume... 
The Case for a Home Playback Studio
+1 @tsacremento  I wholly agree with you about being able to shift the  tonal range of recordings for one's own enjoyment. I also own software to alter the tonal characteristics of my music collectiion and do not bother in the least if anyone poo... 
Classical Music for Aficionados
I remember once seeing a BBC television program about Nichola Benedetti and the Orkney fiddler Alli Bain playing music together and it was fascinating. The two of them were virtuosos of entirely different styles of music and yet they both adapted ... 
Classical Music for Aficionados
Aye Len, I used to like a wee bottle o ginger masel, Cream soda and Irn Bru. Gaun yersel.!!  
Classical Music for Aficionados
Hi Len , have you tried Kavakos in the Sibelius Violin Concerto in the two versions, the first version which most violinists of the time couldn’t get their fingers around so Sibelius revised it. In the revisions he simplified some of the dificulti... 
Classical Music for Aficionados
Hi Len , not at all they are Maxim Vengerov and Leonidas Kavakos and all three in no particular order.