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Classical Music for Aficionados
SchubertFunny about Benedetti but she was educated in my hometown of Ayr and I have seen her many times in Ayr as well shopping with her mum. She went to a swanky private school for girls in the town and I am glad she won the BBC competition Young... 
Hearing phase distortion
It's a great pity in a way that you can hear these anomalies so clearly as it must drive you nuts sometimes. I don't hear the shifts that you hear but absolute phase is the bug bare of my life , I hate it. The amount of CDs that we buy with revers... 
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Schubert You are bang on about Julia Fischer she is by far the greatest violinist of ourtimes with musicality in every stroke of the bow. I can only name one more in her class and to me that is Maxim Vengerov who is every bit her equal technically... 
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I'm just listening to a very well recorded and executed Mahler - Symphony No 9 from Herbert Blomstedt and Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. I have to say I am enjoying it as it is not as frenetic as Solti and not as leaden as Klemperer . It is very well... 
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Rana couldn't have anyone any better than Argerich to look up to. I always remember a quip by Barenboim who was having lunch one day with Arthur Rubinstein when old Rubinstein brought up Martha Argerichs name when they were discussing pianists. Ar... 
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Hi Jeremy I had a look at Rana on your link and it is not the same performance of the Liszt Sonata as I have one from The Wigmore Hall and recorded by the BBC which is maybe not recorded as per normal standards of the up to date quallity but is pe... 
Hardware/Software To Manage Multi-format, File-Based Audio Playback
Have you ever thought of Roon it will handle any format thown at it. I tried it last year and was instanly converted.It was also the most transparent of all the music players I tried. 
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Jeremy - Beatrice Rana , have a listen to her Liszt B Minor Sonata, it is utterly spelbinding from start to finish and I don't usually say that about pianists under thirty.I will have to give the Lyapunov's a listen to again, must be thirty years ... 
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Yes Jeremy he has quite an arsenal of technical ability , let's hope he never takes up the baton as I'd hate to hear that technique dissipating as it did with Ashkenazy and now I notice in hia last concert Mikhail Pletnov has lost a good bit of fl... 
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Jeremy - I love the playing of young Grosvenor, he has a lot of charm to his playing. I have a stunning Ravel - Gaspard di La Nuit that I recorded from BBC Radio 3 last year and the playing is phenoninal. He also has some super recordings also, ha... 
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I had the pleasure of listening to Grigory Sokolov a number of years ago at the  Edinbugh Festival in the Queen's Hall. He came on and did a medley of Wm. Byrd pieces.That one set was enough for me to see how great he was / is. He then played Beet... 
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@schubert Len you are dead right about Fischer she is a stunning violinist. Have you heard her on the piano she is superb, I’m of the opiion she could have made it on either instrument she is that good. A few years ago she was concertising with th... 
Enjoyed the Tannoy Kensington GR
Too warm for my liking I'm afraid, my friend had a pair for a while and I also thought they were dynamically challenged. 
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@schubert Len you are dead right about the monster bit as I grew up in a rough part of our town and they always thought I was a bit "OFF" with my liking for classical music but I survived that part of my life thank goodness.With classical there ar... 
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@schubert I think you could be right and I remedied that this afternoon also. I listened to his harpsicord suites today as I was doing a bit of digitising my CDs and I came across Dido and Aeneas and of course I had to listen to it and what a plea...