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Guidof

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  1. Guidof

    Album of the Evening

    Thanks for flagging this. One hopes Mr. Dunford didn't have to hold this weird pose for too long . . .
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    Album of the Evening

    Revisiting old favorites: Gould's 1981 recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations. Crisp sound from a digitized LP.
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    Album of the Evening

    The link does not seem to work. But thanks for signaling this album.
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    Album of the Evening

    Blue Mitchell, with Junior Cook, Chick Corea, Gene Taylor, Aloysius Foster: The Thing To Do. Most enjoyable, laid back trumpet playing. Very good sound from a 24/192 Qobuz download.
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    Album of the Evening

    Tommy Flanagan, with Peter Washington and Lewis Nash: Lady Be Good . . . For Ella. Great fun and fine sound streaming from Qobuz.
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    Album of the Evening

    Beethoven: Complete Works for Piano Trio, Vol. IV (Trios opus 11 & 38). Spirited and thoughtful playing by the Swiss Trio. Regrettably, the recording is a bit shrill and suffers from unfocused imaging. A 24/96 Qobuz download. For both performances and sound, I much prefer the old Beaux Arts Trio readings of these pieces (from CD rips):
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    Album of the Evening

    Barsanti & Handel: Edinburgh 1742. (Actually a 'Concerto' by Handel, which is made up of two movements from the Water Music that include two horns; also an aria from Alcina and a march from Tolomeo; and 5 Concerti Grossi by Barsanti). The Ensemble Marsyas is directed by Peter Whelan. Mezzo soprano Emile Renaud sings the Alcina aria. The clear and airy sound complements the pungent tonality of the instrumentation which includes French horns as well as timpani. A 24/192 Linn download.
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    The New CA Issues and Feedback Thread

    Chris: Images (as added in the Album of the Evening thread, which contains many images) were always a reasonable size. Suddenly, they are full page, which seems excessive. Can we go back to reasonable? Thanks.
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    Album of the Evening

    Bach: 6 Sonatas for Violin and Piano, BWV 1014-1019. Played with polish by Nicolas Dautricourt (violin) and Juho Pohjonen (piano) -- though at times I wished for a touch more expressiveness on Mr. Dautricourt's part. Excellent sound from a 24/96 Qobuz download. (And another incongruous cover art).
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    Album of the Evening

    Sonny Stitt/Richard Davis/Conny Kay/Jim Hall/Ira Gitler/John Lewis: Stitt Plays Bird. Vivid sound from a 24/96 HD Tape Transfers download.
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    Album of the Evening

    Brahms: Double Concerto. Janos Starker, cello; Wolfgang Schneiderhan, violin; Ferenc Fricsay conducts the Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. The vintage sound, from a 24/96 HD Tape Transfers download, is occasionally a bit shrill, but the performance is stellar.
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    Album of the Evening

    An old favorite: Hank Mobley: Another Workout. Fine sound from a CD rip.
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    Album of the Evening

    Ah, so. Thank you for the pointer, Musicophile!
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    Album of the Evening

    I also bought the download expecting it to be 24/192. But it’s only 24/96, though it sounds fine. Have emailed Qobuz about it but they have not responded so far. A curious detail: in the streaming version, every movement is in fact only a clip lasting a few seconds, but the sound is way better than the download, even though I’m streaming at 16/44. Weird.
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    Album of the Evening

    Shostakovich: 24 Preludes And Fugues, op. 87. Peter Donohoe, piano. Inventive and captivating music, beautifully played. Exemplary sonics by Signum Classics. A 24/96 Qobuz download.
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