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Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 Op. 60 "Leningrad"
conducted by Toscanini, July 19, 1942. The most contemporary piece Toscanini ever conducted.
Friday evening I listened to a broadcast of a performance I attended in 2006 at Houston Grand Opera of Monteverdi's L'incoronazzione di Poppea. Nero and Poppea, a lot of nasty people doing nasty things and getting away with murder.
Saturday evening I listened to a broadcast performance I attended in 2002 at the Dallas Opera of Beethoven's Fidelio.
 

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Lots of "Football Music" today.

Queen's A Day at the Races and some of The Game, but that's really not a very good album, so I cut it short.

Followed with Steely Dan's Everything Must Go and Gaucho.

Then on to some classical...

Holst's The Planets - André Previn and the Royal PO on Telarc. Previn winds up the Double-Bs in this performance so much it occasionally sounds like there's a pipe organ playing. I think sometimes there is.

Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony - Christian Badea and the Royal PO (again) on Telarc, with Michael Murray contributing Pipe Organ from a different continent. My favorite recording of this piece.

Beethoven - Piano Concertos 1 & 2 - Martha Argerich with Giuseppe Sinopoli and the Philharmonia Orchestra on DG.

This was all played on my living room system, instead of the HT. It has ELAC Debut B6.2s and an SVS SB-2000 with a Marantz SR7012. Those Debuts are just beautiful sounding speakers. Remarkable imaging and generally great sound from a real bargain speaker.
 

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Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nuernberg
Herbert v. Karajan conducting the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra 1951 (the inaugural season post-WW2).
 
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Act 3 of Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nuernberg
Herbert v. Karajan conducting the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra 1951 (the inaugural season post-WW2).
 

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Speaking of von Karajan, recently I was watching a documentary which covered musicologist analysis of his musical performances during the 1930s.
 

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