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Rod
03-06-2001, 01:20 PM
I've uploaded 4 more MP3s, all popular suff, on different Viennese pianos, this is the last lot so grab them while you can at the page below, they won't be there for ever.
www.frameworks-city.ltd.uk/Beethoven.html (http://www.frameworks-city.ltd.uk/Beethoven.html)

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Chris
03-06-2001, 02:55 PM
Thanks Rod, it's been interesting. (I think something is messed up with th Op31/2 link, by the way.)

Rod
03-06-2001, 04:51 PM
Originally posted by Chris:
Thanks Rod, it's been interesting. (I think something is messed up with th Op31/2 link, by the way.)

The link with op31/2 is now working, download away.

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Chris
03-06-2001, 05:39 PM
Well, I think the Op. 53 is best one out of this group. Overall...maybe the Kreutzer. I'm still enjoying that one.

Rod
03-06-2001, 06:45 PM
Originally posted by Chris:
Well, I think the Op. 53 is best one out of this group. Overall...maybe the Kreutzer. I'm still enjoying that one.

The performance in these recordings is a somewhat secondary issue, but I chose some that I like personally. Ultimately I am trying to show that, at the very least, these instruments of Beethoven's era are the equal of their modern equivalent when it comes to performing Beethoven. But compared with a fp in the right hands, I suggest the modern instruments sound tame by comparison, regardless of whatever 'big star' is playing. With the lastest 4 tracks, even the 1784 Stein recording has a poignancy I have not heard on the best of what we have today with WoO54, so subtle and pure is its tone.

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"If I were but of noble birth..." - Rod Corkin

Chris
03-06-2001, 08:46 PM
You know what I say to that http://www.gyrix.com/~cgraye/ubb/smile.gif

Rod
03-07-2001, 10:48 AM
Originally posted by Chris:
You know what I say to that http://www.gyrix.com/~cgraye/ubb/smile.gif


Yes, and as usual you'd be totally wrong http://www.gyrix.com/~cgraye/ubb/wink.gif


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Peter
03-07-2001, 12:34 PM
Originally posted by Rod:
Yes, and as usual you'd be totally wrong http://www.gyrix.com/~cgraye/ubb/wink.gif




He wasn't wrong about the Op.31/2 link!

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'Man know thyself'

Rod
03-07-2001, 01:55 PM
Originally posted by Peter:
He wasn't wrong about the Op.31/2 link!


In bringing this to my attention, Chris only succeeded in furthering my position when I fixed it. So even when he was right, he was wrong to have been right!

Anyway, was the legato used in these last 4 tracks up to your high standard?!

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Peter
03-07-2001, 07:16 PM
Originally posted by Rod:
In bringing this to my attention, Chris only succeeded in furthering my position when I fixed it. So even when he was right, he was wrong to have been right!

Anyway, was the legato used in these last 4 tracks up to your high standard?!



Haven't had time yet Rod, hopefully they'll still be there at the weekend?

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Rod
03-08-2001, 11:57 AM
Originally posted by Peter:
Haven't had time yet Rod, hopefully they'll still be there at the weekend?


They'll be there for a while, a few weeks. Once people get used to the sound of one track, they (the clever ones) may like it and come back for more goodies. But eventually they will have to go. Have you considered using the tracks to make a page for your site? They are of value from a historical as well as musical perspective, considering B played all of these brands of instruments, and would fit in with this aspect of your site. Say they are supplied by me if you are worried about legal stuff (but this is hardly Napster!) or angry Steinway employees, also use the label and catalogue references.

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Peter
03-08-2001, 12:42 PM
Originally posted by Rod:
Have you considered using the tracks to make a page for your site? They are of value from a historical as well as musical perspective, considering B played all of these brands of instruments, and would fit in with this aspect of your site.


It would be great to do that - I presume a link to your page would not be good enough, I'd have to download them all and create my own page?

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'Man know thyself'

Rod
03-08-2001, 01:48 PM
Originally posted by Peter:
I'd have to download them all and create my own page?


Yes, but if I can do it, you can do it!

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"If I were but of noble birth..." - Rod Corkin

Peter
03-08-2001, 03:51 PM
Originally posted by Rod:
Yes, but if I can do it, you can do it!



I haven't got enough webspace free so I've contacted Chris to see if he can help! If he can upload them, I can put a link from the homepage. They'd certainly be a great asset to the site.

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Rod
03-08-2001, 05:06 PM
Originally posted by Peter:
I haven't got enough webspace free so I've contacted Chris to see if he can help! If he can upload them, I can put a link from the homepage.


If he can do it, he can do it!

Originally posted by Peter:

They'd certainly be a great asset to the site.


You bet, infact almost as good as the 'symphonies' page! http://www.gyrix.com/~cgraye/ubb/wink.gif


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Serge
03-09-2001, 01:21 AM
Originally posted by Rod:
Once people get used to the sound of one track, they (the clever ones) may like it and come back for more goodies.



For the love of God, Rod, would you knock it off?

Peter
03-09-2001, 09:40 AM
Originally posted by Rod:
Have you considered using the tracks to make a page for your site?


Chris has agreed to help so very shortly there will be a link from the homepage to B on authentic instruments. Thanks to both of you for making that possible.

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'Man know thyself'

Rod
03-09-2001, 01:32 PM
Originally posted by Serge:
For the love of God, Rod, would you knock it off?


I would happily regard those who have a historical and musical interest in Beethoven, so sufficiantly developed as for them to be interested in these wholely relevant tracks, to be 'clever'. I suppose you would you say otherwise?

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"If I were but of noble birth..." - Rod Corkin