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It don't matter which medium, and it don't matter a video or an album cover. It's Classical music, and all discussions are open to your heart contentment.
...The recordings, the musicians, the composers, the music.

 

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This disc contains powerful playing and excellent sound.

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It also forms an interesting contrast between his more Romantic-era harmonies of "P&M" and his more challenging 12-tone techniques in the Violin Concerto.
 

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I just saw Trifonov in Los Angeles--he was spectacular. The only Scriabin on his program was the Prelude for the Left Hand.

I really like this set by Igor Zhukov:

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He is not as well recorded as Hamelin, but he plays with greater intensity and imagination. This set is good, too:

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Thanks for the tips, I'm very new to Scriabin. As a child having piano lessons I never learned any of his pieces but a school friend did and I didn't like the one he played. As a result, I unconsciously steered clear.

Listening now to Pletnev's preludes. I do warm to Pletnev's playing and the Virgin label I find captures piano very well - this one's a live recording.

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Very crisp/clear playing and sound.

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Yes, it is a subscription service. For the equiv. cost of one CD a month, you get to stream everything they have. I can't recommend highly enough Bob. Even if you still want to buy music, you can use it to quickly sample content at CD quality as I do with you all's recommendations.
 
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Yes, it is a subscription service. For the equiv. cost of one CD a month, you get to stream everything they have. I can't recommend highly enough Bob. Even if you still want to buy music, you can use it to quickly sample content at CD quality as I do with you all's recommendations.

So it's like Netflix, but without DTS-HD MA or Dolby TrueHD and without moving pictures, and for more money than Netflix $6.99/month?
How much...$20/month. And the hi-res is what...PCM 16/44.1 or higher?
And last, how many music albums do they have in their database, and is there a good selection of Opera, Classical, Chamber, Jazz, Blues, New Age, International music?
...The good old and new stuff, Folk too?

If their Classical music selection is good; why are people paying $30 for a Classical SACD, ...is Tidal also hi-res multichannel music reproduction, or just stereo?
Sorry for all them questions but they are honest and coming up directly as I type them...in the moment.
 

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Its max quality is CD, i.e. 16/44.1, stereo only. The library of music is 1000 times more than videos you get on Netflix :).

The library is very good but you will run into holes.

For me, it has replaced CD buying completely. I only buy high-res content downloads now. I was averaging about 30+ CD purchases a month so this is a big saving. Saving that I am now putting toward buying videos :).
 
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Lol, I was coming back to delete my post. Because I could have goggle it.
But then, if we were to goggle each time we have a question, then audio forums wouldn't exist. :)

Alright, I got it from you now: PCM 16/44.1 and stereo only. And they have a vast music library, that's very :cool:
We run into holes in all life's departments, so no big deal...we just jump over them. :)

I spend quite bit (loonies) on Blu-rays, and less now on CDs and SACDs. We're all different, and we have our periods too...just not the girls have them.
30 CDs a month is roughly $750 (with tax here, for reasonable quality ones).

I'll have to check Tidal and see how much they charge for their CD downloads. That would be a brand new world for me.

@PianoMan, are you a Tidal subscriber too?
 

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world for me.

@PianoMan, are you a Tidal subscriber too?

Nope, I've never even visited their site and plan to keep it that way! I'm a confirmed disc lover, either silver or black.
 

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