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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103660 on: November 17, 2017, 07:07:56 PM »
Warhorse or workhorse?

Warhorse. But I bought it for the Wolf Ferrari...

My 2¢ on Henze. I have the VCs on Naxos. I found them...not for me is the kindest way of saying it. MI calls them impenetrable. I came away feeling they were not worth the effort.  Henze seems to be one of several major 20th composers who are not for me.

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A composer very much worth the effort.
Martinu
Symphonies 3 and 4
Meister/ORF Vienna RSO

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103661 on: November 17, 2017, 07:29:25 PM »
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A composer very much worth the effort.
Martinu
Symphonies 3 and 4
Meister/ORF Vienna RSO

Indeed! Martinu is most certainly worth the effort. I found Meister’s cycle of the symphonies overall to be pretty good, but he doesn’t displace Jarvi or Neumann for me. Would be curious to know your thoughts on the performances whenever you feel you can give an impression on them?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103662 on: November 17, 2017, 07:47:49 PM »
Indeed! Martinu is most certainly worth the effort. I found Meister’s cycle of the symphonies overall to be pretty good, but he doesn’t displace Jarvi or Neumann for me. Would be curious to know your thoughts on the performances whenever you feel you can give an impression on them?

I like what I heard, but as I said before I only have the Jarvi set and don't remember enough to compare.  I'll have to dig it out for a listen. So I can't say what credit goes to the composer and what credit goes to the conductor.

BTW, I listened to that CD of Faust playing the VC2 this afternoon. This may be slightly heretical, but I thought the other two works on the CD, the Serenade for Strings and the Toccata/Due Canzoni were much more interesting. The CD itself was certainly as good as you said it would be.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103663 on: November 17, 2017, 07:53:50 PM »
This is one of my favorite versions. (It's on the Accentus Music label, not ECM!)

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« Reply #103664 on: November 17, 2017, 07:56:43 PM »
I like what I heard, but as I said before I only have the Jarvi set and don't remember enough to compare.  I'll have to dig it out for a listen. So I can't say what credit goes to the composer and what credit goes to the conductor.

BTW, I listened to that CD of Faust playing the VC2 this afternoon. This may be slightly heretical, but I thought the other two works on the CD, the Serenade for Strings and the Toccata/Due Canzoni were much more interesting. The CD itself was certainly as good as you said it would be.

Yes, take your time and get back to me whenever you can on the Jarvi/Meister comparison, Jeffrey. No rush there. I’m glad you liked that disc with Isabelle Faust (and not to mention Cedric Tiberghien and Belohlavek). It’s a great disc. I say give the VC2 another spin. I may sound incredibly biased here, but I have yet to find a Martinu work where I don’t at least find something to enjoy. I do love every work on that recording, but Toccata e due canzoni is one of those works that never ceases to amaze me and put a smile on my face. This work and, in particular, this performance, is worth the price of admission.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103665 on: November 17, 2017, 08:04:37 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103666 on: November 17, 2017, 08:07:20 PM »


Beethoven's Symphony No.3 - Jordi Savall, cond.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103667 on: November 17, 2017, 08:57:40 PM »
The Rite Of Spring for organ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjm2y7POBCg

It's almost as it was written for it  ??? To add to that, I can really hear how it influenced Messiaen here!

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103668 on: November 17, 2017, 09:23:47 PM »
Yet again  :D

Grisey - Espaces Acoustiques second half:

Modulations
Transitories
Epilogue



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103669 on: November 17, 2017, 09:30:23 PM »
Yet again  :D


You're obsessed.

Currently the rain here is far too loud to listen to any music, but I am VERY happy it isn't so hot any more. This thunderstorm is lovely to listen to.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103671 on: November 17, 2017, 09:42:17 PM »
Being a fan accounts for a certain level of addiction I guess

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103672 on: November 17, 2017, 09:43:38 PM »
Grisey is the composer I'm most in the mood for I guess, so powerful!  :-*

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103673 on: November 17, 2017, 10:10:31 PM »
Martinu's Double Concerto for 2 String Orchestras, Piano, and Timpani:



I love the nervous energy of this work!

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103674 on: November 17, 2017, 10:29:12 PM »
Well I really like Grisey too so I will listen to Vortex Temporum. Thank you, Spotify. This is a brilliant piece.


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103675 on: November 17, 2017, 11:04:33 PM »
Chaminade's Piano Trio no. 1:


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103676 on: November 17, 2017, 11:41:12 PM »
The three Lachenmann quartets  ;D



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103677 on: November 17, 2017, 11:53:12 PM »
Peter Ablinger (b. 1959)



points & views (2014)

1. Ink-jet print, 6,40 x 6,40, 16 parts
2. Ensemble, 2 pianos, 2 loudspeakers, 16 parts

Ensemble Modern
Hermann Kretzschmar / Ueli Wiget, pianos
Jonathan Stockhammer, conductor

Kryštof Mařatka (b. 1972)



Mélodictionnaire Concerto for piano and septet (2014)

Hermann Kretzschmar, piano
Ensemble Modern
Jonathan Stockhammer, conductor

Brian Ferneyhough (b. 1943)



Inconjunctions for ensemble (2014)

Ensemble Modern
Jonathan Stockhammer, conductor

Disc 3 of this brilliant box set of recordings from Donaueschinger Musiktage 2014


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103678 on: November 18, 2017, 12:06:59 AM »
The three Lachenmann quartets  ;D




Oh fantastic! The first and third are wonderful, but I don't know the 2nd as much unfortunately. I should give these another listen one day. Have you heard the recording of all three made by JACK Quartet? I really like them but I haven't heard it..........Stadler and Arditti quartets all the way for me (with preference to Arditti of course)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103679 on: November 18, 2017, 12:11:49 AM »
Oh fantastic! The first and third are wonderful, but I don't know the 2nd as much unfortunately. I should give these another listen one day. Have you heard the recording of all three made by JACK Quartet? I really like them but I haven't heard it..........Stadler and Arditti quartets all the way for me (with preference to Arditti of course)

2nds actually my favorite  :laugh:


Nope, I've only heard this disk of the Arditti, far as the quartets go  :)

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