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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103960 on: December 07, 2017, 06:27:00 AM »
Luciano Berio's late (2001) and somewhat lisztian Piano Sonata, performed by Francesco Tristano:



This is an ambitious and interesting work, but one that (honestly) I'll need to relisten to several times to "get". But I'm convinced such an exercise will be worthwhile...

I am not a fan of this pianist, nevertheless, that recording looks interesting.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103961 on: December 07, 2017, 06:27:36 AM »



From FFG to another of today's great pianists, Herbert Schuch.  Schuch's overall tempo choice is middle of the road, but his playing is not.  He opens with a measured and beautiful Moderato, which while not quite as intimate as FFG's, starts introspective before moving to a more outward, ecstatic expression in the climax.  Schuch then plays the rest of the section with a lightly joyous sound, letting the music fade away.  After a nice pause, he starts in on the lovely Andante, which Schuch presents in a sort of episodic manner, which he also ends by letting the music fade away.  Similar to FFG, he starts the Piu sostenuto section with a sound that is more elevated than what came before.  The rolled chords are almost impossibly beautiful as he builds up to the climax, and he adopts a notably quicker tempo here, again opting for an ecstatic approach.  The right hand runs are flowing, effortless, lovely, ethereal.  The last part of the piece is all about heavenly sounding music, but it is different from FFG.  It is somehow purer, more innocent, yet exultant.  Yeah, this one's pretty darned good, too.   
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103962 on: December 07, 2017, 06:33:07 AM »
Jonathan Harvey
String Quartet No. 1 (1977)
String Quartet No. 2 (1988)
String Quartet No. 3 (1995)
Arditti Quartet [Aeon, 2009]

Harvey's gorgeous, serene and ethereal sound-world is realised gloriously by the Arditti Quartet, for whom these works were all written. This is my favourite chamber music purchase of the year so far.




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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103963 on: December 07, 2017, 06:48:20 AM »
Francisco Coll: Four Iberian Miniatures (Augustin Hadelich, violin / Britten Sinfonia / Thomas Adès, conductor) -- A gem of a piece, from a student of Adès. Hadelich is dazzling.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103964 on: December 07, 2017, 06:49:47 AM »
Jonathan Harvey
String Quartet No. 1 (1977)
String Quartet No. 2 (1988)
String Quartet No. 3 (1995)
Arditti Quartet [Aeon, 2009]

Harvey's gorgeous, serene and ethereal sound-world is realised gloriously by the Arditti Quartet, for whom these works were all written. This is my favourite chamber music purchase of the year so far.



This looks absolutely delectable. I am way behind in getting to know Harvey's work, and this appears to be an excellent way to fix that.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103965 on: December 07, 2017, 06:55:32 AM »
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Thanks for posting that. I enjoyed it.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103966 on: December 07, 2017, 06:57:34 AM »
Piano Concerto No. 5:

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103967 on: December 07, 2017, 07:58:27 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103969 on: December 07, 2017, 08:29:21 AM »


This is excellent. Looking forward to hearing the second volume.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103970 on: December 07, 2017, 09:19:10 AM »
Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
Philadelphia Orchestra, cond. Ormandy



Schoenberg: Piano Concerto
Peter Serkin, London Symphony Orchestra, cond. Boulez



de Monte: Missa "La Dolce Vista"
Hilliard Ensemble

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103971 on: December 07, 2017, 09:20:02 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103972 on: December 07, 2017, 09:29:33 AM »
Schubert: Symphony No. 9 [Solti]....





The Vienna Philharmonic are in very fine voice in this superlative, strong, taut, buoyant rendition.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103973 on: December 07, 2017, 09:48:55 AM »


Years 1 and 2, for a start. Julian Gorus needs to make more albums.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103974 on: December 07, 2017, 10:26:34 AM »
But you're the natural candidate to represent GMG in this event!  ;)

It seems to me that the current management of La Scala is somehow reacting to the "intellectual" policy of the Lissner régime by programming for the notte di Sant'Ambrogio works that were neglected for many years. Last year, a decidedly minor Verdi form the anni di galera, now a prime example of giovane scuola. At this rate, we'll get Leoncavallo's Zazà one of these years to open the stagione;D

The current management of La Scala - and I mean Mr Pereira - is worthless (to be kind) if compared with the former one. I miss the 'Lissner régime' very much...

That said, I'm now enjoying the RAI TV broadcast of the season's opening night, although Andrea Chénier is very far from being my favorite opera.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103975 on: December 07, 2017, 10:54:42 AM »


String Quartet No. 3

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103976 on: December 07, 2017, 11:32:16 AM »
Biber, Heinrich (1644-1704) - Rosary Sonatas - own three 2-disc sets of these works; still amazed at how good the performances and digital remastering (analog tapes from 1962) are on the first one below w/ Susanne Lautenbacher - all of these recordings are excellent, and so many others are available!  Dave :)

   

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103977 on: December 07, 2017, 11:40:56 AM »
Brahms: Violin Concerto [Heifitz]....





A wonderful performance of this very fine work.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103978 on: December 07, 2017, 12:32:19 PM »
Stanford: String Quartet No. 2 [RTE Vanbrugh Quartet]....


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103979 on: December 07, 2017, 12:35:45 PM »
Brahms: Violin Concerto [Heifitz]....





A wonderful performance of this very fine work.

If you can play SACD's, the upgrade is noticeably better.

http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=103970

Cheers,

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