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  Patrick
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  My principal musical interest is classical and opera. I attend several live concerts each year, most by travel to NYC to hear visiting orchestras at Carnegie Hall, and the Metropolitan Opera, where Iíve enjoyed a subscription for many seasons - live performance is my reference. My CD/SACD collection is quite extensive and varied; about 80 percent classical/opera, the balance classic rock, jazz, folk and ethnic.
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  Connecticut
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  Adcom GFA 5802 power amp. Audio Research LS2 preamp. Luxman T-4 tuner. ADS L810 loudspeakers (3rd and final generation). Sony SCD-XA5400ES SACD player. Sony NS999ES DVD/SACD/CD player (for DVD only). Audioquest Quartz interconnects (XLR between power amp and preamp).
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Bach: Brandenburg Concertos - Savall        (10 of 17 found this review helpful)
  June 29, 2010

Recorded from a mid hall perspective this is as close to the sound of a live performance of these concertos that I've heard; instruments, rather than being highlighted, blend beautifully in a not too resonant acoustic (no Bathroomburg Concertos here). As is well documented elsewhere (these are ... more

 
 
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Audiophile, Music Lover, and obfuscation (Now here to free up the Korngold thread for Korngold)
July 9, 2010
Passionate opinions, enthusiastically defended - good. Intrenched opinions, angrily insisted upon - not so good. ... more
Audiophile, Music Lover, and obfuscation (Now here to free up the Korngold thread for Korngold)
July 8, 2010
My father was with General McAuliffe when he gave that answer. In more ways than one, they, and those like them, made it possible for us to devote so much time and energy "discussing" these far less weighty matters. ... more
Korngold
July 7, 2010
A bit of a broad stroke there and just not true. Many who attend such concerts do not go to have a picnic. In fact many outdoor venues (Caramoor, Planting Fields Arboretum, Pavarotti's stadium concerts, for example) provide concert like seating that requires a ticket for that particular seat, and those who buy those tickets, suprise, sit there and ... more
Korngold
July 7, 2010
That's a bit simplistic and just not true. Many who attend such concerts do not go to have a picnic. In fact there are many outdoor venues (Caramoor, Planting Fields Arboretum for example) with concert like seating that requires a ticket for that particular seat, and those who buy those tickets, suprise, sit there and just listen to the music. Just ... more
Korngold
July 6, 2010
The question under consideration is at what point do acoustic deficiencies make it impossible to enjoy the music being played, regardless of the quality of the music or of the performers. Picnics have nothing to do with that question. ... more