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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... 
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Hi Len , not at all they are Maxim Vengerov and Leonidas Kavakos and all three in no particular order.  
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I think Miss Fischer is so talented and yes is in my top 3. A superb musician.  
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Gaun yersel big man !!!  
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Hi Len, If and when I get the odd CD it is usually from Presto but I understand it can take a bit of time to get them from the UK. Have you ever thought of downloading them from Presto as I often have as you can download flac or wav and put them o... 
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@newbee        I agree 100% with you about the new Sibelius cycle, the playing and conducting are inspirational. Anyone looking for the complete set could not do any better, I am always dipping into it now.  
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Aye that wee lass has come on famously in the last few years. Alba forever !!  
Focal Clear Headphone Cable Problem
@tbz      I went for the Clear model.  
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Some people are saying this and that pianist produced the best tone, I have been to many many live concerts and believe me live is the only way you can judge a pianist. The pianist who is number one for me was Claudio Arrau whose tone could be a s... 
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@jim5559    My dear friend I agree with you one hundred percent, his Schubert is as if God himself is at his back and willing him on to give nothing other than life itself on a palette of 88 keys, such was his genius.  
Focal Clear Headphone Cable Problem
I moved my Sennheiser factory upgrade to a Cardas headphone Cable balanced also. My 800 phones were singing far better than with Sennheiser's own cable.  
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I have just been talking about Lupu playing Schubert and I am listening to another superlative player of the bard of the piano. Grigory Sokolov playing at the Esterhazy Palace and Schubert of such purity and crystalline beauty. He is another one w... 
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Heard Lupu in Edinburgh many years ago, playing of infinite beauty and virtuosity beyond reproach but only for the music not the crowd. We are fortunate he left us a large recorded legacy. Never be another Schubert player like him.  
Recording vinyl woes
I don't know if someone else can chime in here but as far as I can recall the disc that you use in these recorders is either Recordable CD + or - as there are two types. Hope this helps.  
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   @mahgister I certainly do not insinuate I tell it as it is and if that is in one sentence then that is the way I am so please do not chide me for that. I do not partake in your musical contributions because I do not like You Tube clips because ...