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Offline mr. mojo

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #660 on: November 02, 2018, 09:04:56 PM »
I have in the last couple days been really impressed with a Dvorak Violin Concerto MONO on the Heliodor Label From Johanna Martzy with Fricsay Conducting and also the Scheherezade with Stokowski Conducting on the Decca Label. 

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #661 on: November 07, 2018, 02:22:01 PM »


Symphony No. 1

This is clearly one of the most impressive revelations this year for me. What a stunning work! The music sounds so fresh, so invigorating, sometimes raw and with an incredible spark. I hope the rest of them will be similar or better!

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #662 on: November 07, 2018, 06:07:36 PM »


Symphony No. 1

This is clearly one of the most impressive revelations this year for me. What a stunning work! The music sounds so fresh, so invigorating, sometimes raw and with an incredible spark. I hope the rest of them will be similar or better!

This looks very interesting. Musicweb is quite enthusiastic too. Where and how did you get this set? I can’t find it on Amazon  :(.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #663 on: November 08, 2018, 01:54:44 AM »
Donnerwetter!

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/WDm2wTyw_xM" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/WDm2wTyw_xM</a>

read more onhis symphonies: http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2016/Sep/Sulek_symphonies.htm


Jan Kapr (Prague 1914-1988) wrote some eerily unsettling music. I love his seventh symphony - creepy in an unusual, poetic way!

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #664 on: November 08, 2018, 06:56:17 PM »
This looks very interesting. Musicweb is quite enthusiastic too. Where and how did you get this set? I can’t find it on Amazon  :(.

I acquired this set in a garage sale. It appears that is not easy to get it, so I had to buy it immediately.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #665 on: November 11, 2018, 03:59:18 AM »
BWV 70. It's almost as good as BWV 65. Almost.
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #666 on: November 22, 2018, 11:38:10 AM »


Oh, holy God from the most majestic heavens!!! I'm thoroughly overwhelmed by this hyper-monumental and inextinguishably glorious opera!!! Oh God, a million thanks for bringing this world to Puccini. He was a genius of the highest calibre, and such a sensitive human being to give life suchlike apotheosis in music!!! It's definitely and without any doubt a work of supreme creativity, power, majesty, awesomeness, greatness, exoticism, colorful, and so on!!! Several tears of ecstasy were provoked at listening to this. What an unforgettable experience!!! Now I think I can die in peace  ;D

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #667 on: November 23, 2018, 06:26:28 AM »


Oh, holy God from the most majestic heavens!!! I'm thoroughly overwhelmed by this hyper-monumental and inextinguishably glorious opera!!! Oh God, a million thanks for bringing this world to Puccini. He was a genius of the highest calibre, and such a sensitive human being to give life suchlike apotheosis in music!!! It's definitely and without any doubt a work of supreme creativity, power, majesty, awesomeness, greatness, exoticism, colorful, and so on!!! Several tears of ecstasy were provoked at listening to this. What an unforgettable experience!!!

This must be the most enthusiastic ode to Puccini ever posted on this forum --- not that there were many.

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Now I think I can die in peace  ;D

And Puccini can finally rest in peace, he's been eulogized on GMG.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #668 on: November 23, 2018, 10:42:13 AM »
This must be the most enthusiastic ode to Puccini ever posted on this forum --- not that there were many.

And Puccini can finally rest in peace, he's been eulogized on GMG.

 :D

Hehehe it's true. I saw his thread and there are no many posts. He's not the only composer, though.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #669 on: November 24, 2018, 05:20:52 AM »
Oh, holy God from the most majestic heavens!!! I'm thoroughly overwhelmed by this hyper-monumental and inextinguishably glorious opera!!! Oh God, a million thanks for bringing this world to Puccini. He was a genius of the highest calibre, and such a sensitive human being to give life suchlike apotheosis in music!!! It's definitely and without any doubt a work of supreme creativity, power, majesty, awesomeness, greatness, exoticism, colorful, and so on!!! Several tears of ecstasy were provoked at listening to this. What an unforgettable experience!!! Now I think I can die in peace  ;D

This is one of my favourite posts I've ever read on this forum. I totally echo all of these sentiments. An utterly stellar recording of the opera too.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #670 on: November 24, 2018, 05:14:08 PM »
This is one of my favourite posts I've ever read on this forum. I totally echo all of these sentiments. An utterly stellar recording of the opera too.

It's possibly the best available recording with such a stellar cast. I think that all about this recording is top-notch.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #671 on: December 14, 2018, 03:07:14 PM »
Currently struck by the beauty of Schoenberg's Op. 26, which had previously eluded me.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #672 on: December 14, 2018, 03:45:39 PM »
Currently struck by the beauty of Schoenberg's  Op. 26, which had previously eluded me.

We welcome all to the Opus 26, no matter when!   8)

For those who do not know the work:

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #673 on: December 14, 2018, 05:40:12 PM »
We welcome all to the Opus 26, no matter when!   8)

For those who do not know the work:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/VUEj5q43nec" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/VUEj5q43nec</a>

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #674 on: December 14, 2018, 06:53:52 PM »
Fixed.

Thank you!  I even checked it with a Preview!   ???

I have found a different performance: see above!
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #675 on: December 15, 2018, 03:08:11 PM »
Leroy Anderson’s Piano Concerto in C major, his only “serious” (non-“light music”) work. What an utterly delightful work, chock-full of instantly memorable tunes, wit, and charm! At just 20 minutes it is over far too soon. It would make a great substitute for the Gershwin concerto or Rhapsody in Blue on a concert program. It makes me wish he had written many more “serious” works, but I should probably give his “light music” a chance  :D
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #676 on: December 15, 2018, 11:18:29 PM »
Did you know that Anderson withdrew the work as he felt it had weak spots? If you do choose to explore the light music, I can wholeheartedly recommend this release:


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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #677 on: December 16, 2018, 08:28:23 AM »
Leroy Anderson’s Piano Concerto in C major, his only “serious” (non-“light music”) work. What an utterly delightful work, chock-full of instantly memorable tunes, wit, and charm! At just 20 minutes it is over far too soon. It would make a great substitute for the Gershwin concerto or Rhapsody in Blue on a concert program. It makes me wish he had written many more “serious” works, but I should probably give his “light music” a chance  :D

Cheers, Kyle! Try the Naxos series, it has several volumes of pure joy. My firm favorite is Buggler's Holiday.

Oh, and I disagree (sort of): his Piano Concerto is as light as his other works and his other works are as serious as his Piano Concerto. Writing genuinely light music is a serious business and writing first-hand light music is much more difficult than writing second- or third-hand serious music.  :)
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #678 on: Today at 09:56:29 AM »
Thanks for the feedback, guys. Seems as if I have some delightful listening ahead of me :)
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