Von Krolock

Classical Club, album #1 - Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Grieg

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The quaintly named Academy of St Martin in the fields was a chamber orchestra formed in the late fifties by the late Sir Neville Marriner
as a reaction to the often inflated performances of big orchestras.
It was a democratic band, in contrast to the often dictatorial ways of other orchestras & had a commitment to playing music as
authentically as possible. Leader, players & sound engineers shared the same attitude.
They are the most recorded orchestra in history covering all classical genre.

This collection was recorded in 1968 & 1970 at the Kingsway Hall in London - a venue noted for its acoustic qualities.
It is firmly in the 'Romantic' era of the late 19th century.
These pieces are beautifully & sensitively played, enhanced by the fine acoustics of the venue & the vividness of the recording.

Couple of links here of part of the record - hope they work.

 
 


 

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Also listen here : DEEZER

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I enjoyed that Richard , had it on in the garden cabin whilst doing some gardening between lazing on the decking :) , will be playing it again soon.

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All these pieces I have in my collection in other performances. I shall look forward to hearing these versions.

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18 hours ago, Bazzer said:

I enjoyed that Richard , had it on in the garden cabin whilst doing some gardening between lazing on the decking :) , will be playing it again soon.

Glad you enjoyed it Barry. It's melodic stuff, unlike some classical music out there..:) 

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Was busy yesterday but having a crack today before the WAC tomorrow 

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Enjoying it as I type. The album on Tidal has a different cover with a silhouette of a violinist on red background. Still sounds great.

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found it on Tidal (Using roon) they call it string serenades, any one know how to get a link out of roon. It is on Tidal, but can I buggery as find it

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If you like this, here's an equally good alternative to try from Karajan & his BPO with their famous string sound.
Contrast & compare.

Image result for dvorak serenade for strings karajan

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1 hour ago, Von Krolock said:

If you like this, here's an equally good alternative to try from Karajan & his BPO with their famous string sound.
Contrast & compare.

Image result for dvorak serenade for strings karajan

The Grieg part of the album is that then something different to String Serenades ?

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11 minutes ago, Bazzer said:

The Grieg part of the album is that then something different to String Serenades ?

The Grieg piece was I believe,  originally written for piano & was later adapted by Grieg for a string orchestra.
The Dvorak & Tchaikovsky serenades are also string-only compositions of course, but all three are tuneful, 'romantic' pieces
& have this in common, along with many differences - unsurprisingly as they were written by different composers.

They were originally issued on three separate LPs on the Argo label.
 

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6 minutes ago, Von Krolock said:

They were originally issued on three separate LPs on the Argo label.
 

Are they edited to fit on this album ?

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No, they're complete & unedited to my knowledge.

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22 minutes ago, Von Krolock said:

No, they're complete & unedited to my knowledge.

The reason I asked was that there aren't enough tracks , doing a quick search Dvorak and Tchaikovsky are on one LP and Grieg's Holberg Suite plus other Grieg's work on another.

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