Just load it into your iPad.
(No, I don't have one, or intend to get one, either, but I do look forward to the day when musicians have tablet screens on their music stands and will be able to 'turn' pages silently and without dropping sheaves of paper on the floor. )
:quote: Bryn - many thanks for this link. It's great for checking the odd point but a bit of a sweat to print out so I still hope Dover reprint the whole thing. :unquote:
Thanks Steerpike, Bryn and Rollmill
I do agree with Steerpike on this one. Thanks for the link. It is a lot of printing and with my simple printer I have to stick the pages back to back or put them in plastic sleeves.....
By the way, the Eulenbergs are much cheaper on Amazon....but wouldn't it be nice to have the whole cycle in one book.
I am sure it was discussed elsewhere but I cannot remember which thread so I thought I would resurrect this one. The 1939 live Talich performance which the CPO issued was then reissued on Supraphon. It is quite astonishing and very well recorded for its time apparently by Oslo radio . No hesitation here from the audience about applauding between movements !
It is an astonishing performance - not merely as a document of what was self-evidently an immensely moving occasion a sort of act of artistic defiance of the first order but the passion of the playing is breathtaking . Very very strongly recommended.
Whizzing through this thread late as usual, don't see anyone mentioning Kubelik's 1952 mono stunner on Mercury with the Chicago Symphony; it's full of the requisite slav fire and passion, it really swings, marches and dances! But it dreams too, and the bird-calls are vivid and alive... Too much has been made of "distortion" in the tapes, and despite his later, great readings in Prague and Munich (I prefer the live 1984 BRSO version) there's an electrifying vitality to his earliest complete attempt that cannot be gainsaid. It has all the freshness of discovery for the performers, the orchestral response is both virtuosic and spontaneous.
I've huge admiration for all that BIS and Claus Peter Flor are doing in Malaysia, but haven't heard this Ma Vlast yet. If their recent Dvorak 7th is a sure guide, it should be special!
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It was discussed on BAL in the pre-Xmas review of the year's releases:
Originally Posted by Barbirollians
Then afterwards on these pages. The audience sang their anthem at the end of the performance. Very emotional.
There's a Kubelik Czech PO recording from Japan. Has anyone heard it?
Yes, this is the Denon/Supraphon coco-73061 issue of the live 1990 Prague Spring Festival account. The one I have here is the Blu-spec CD, and sounds marvellous! I don't have a standard one for comparison but these Japanese reissues almost invariably sound superior - cleaner, fresher, more dynamic and detailed - just more real.
Originally Posted by mathias broucek
Thanks Jayne. I've got the Supraphon version and will stick with that. There's nothing special about the sound on Denon's issue of Kubelik doing Mozart and Dvorak with the Czech PO in 1991
Originally Posted by jayne lee wilson
BTW I completely agree about the Chicago recording. That's probably my favourite Kubelik Ma Vlast although the Munich one also has a lot to commend it....
I've never heard a complete Ma Vlast live at a concert but Malcolm Sargent certainly used min scores if a couple of the pieces were done. Working in a music library I've certainly never seen a full score,not that that proves anything