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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104020 on: December 08, 2017, 05:44:53 AM »
MI, thanks for the feedback, I'll be looking up that recording of OWE.  8)

Dona Nobis Pacem was the first major choral work by RVW which l performed, back in the Jurassic Period. I haven't heard the Hickox recording so I'm also curious as to your reaction to this one, as well as Sancta Civitas whenever you get to it.

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Very nice, LKB. 8) This Hickox recording is outstanding. Of course, I own several performances of each of these choral works that have impressed me. As usual in RVW, Hickox has the full measure of this music and all of the soloists are top-notch even though I’m not a huge fan of Bryn Terfel. He does a good job here.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104021 on: December 08, 2017, 05:51:58 AM »



Aldo Ciccolini's Benediction.  A middle of the road overall tempo by Ciccolini translates into a fairly direct reading.  The Moderato flows nicely, has attractive rolled chords, a reasonably powerful if somewhat metallic climax, and calmer music thereafter.  The Andante is a bit rushed and reasonably attractive.  The Piu sostenuto is played in a complete straight-forward manner up until the climax, which is dashed off, with the right hand runs reasonably quick and the other music up to the coda nicely done.  The piece is well enough executed, but it doesn't really evoke much of anything.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104022 on: December 08, 2017, 05:54:19 AM »


A charming opera buffa with gorgeous music and hilarious plot and acting, on a libretto by Giovanni Bertati, author of Il matrimonio segreto and Don Giovanni Tenorio. If you need a smile on your face, try it.
The golden mean, the truth, is no longer recognized or valued. To win applause one must write stuff so simple that a coachman might sing it, or so incomprehensible that it pleases simply because no sensible man can comprehend it. - Mozart

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104023 on: December 08, 2017, 06:08:58 AM »
The 6th:



A sizzling performance from Berglund/Bournemouth.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104024 on: December 08, 2017, 06:15:19 AM »


I'm actually not sure how the content of this disc (pieces taken from the Chigi manuscript from the Vatical library) compares to Aymes' series of releases on Ligia, but as I was looking for them and stumbled over this one, I bought it, too - and it sounds quite gloriously recorded. Frescobaldi is still pretty new to me, so I will not even attempt to comment the performances/interpretations, but I do enjoy what I hear!
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104025 on: December 08, 2017, 06:27:29 AM »
Bach
Cantatas 27, 34 & 41
Schäfer, van der Kamp
Tölzer Boys' Choir
'Baroque Orchestra'
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104026 on: December 08, 2017, 06:50:17 AM »
Summer Tale from this recording:

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« Reply #104027 on: December 08, 2017, 06:54:56 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104028 on: December 08, 2017, 07:05:57 AM »
Turned off the Suk...don’t care much for his music to be honest, so now playing Celtic Symphony:


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104029 on: December 08, 2017, 07:26:43 AM »


There was an article on Branka Musulin (1917-1975) in a local paper and I just had to check her out ... playing the Diabellis right now. Good!
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104030 on: December 08, 2017, 07:48:01 AM »
Bach: Mass in B minor
Collegium Vocale Ghent, dir. Herreweghe

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104031 on: December 08, 2017, 07:54:20 AM »


Fernstroem: Symphony No. 6.  As seen on GMG!


Indeed, sounds very intriguing so far.

Interesting, thanks for the tip! There are 2 versions of that symphony available and, judging from samples, the approach of the 2 conductors is vastly different, to the point of making a choice difficult between them. Some investigation will be needed, I guess.

 I have this recording of Fernström and recommend it without reservations:

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104032 on: December 08, 2017, 08:00:19 AM »
More Sylvano Bussotti: Nuovo montaggio d'inedite sequenze musicali per accompagnare dal vivo RARA (film), for voices, two pianos, violin and percussion. Performed by midi ensemble.


The music was composed in 2007, some 40 years after the (originally silent) film was made.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104033 on: December 08, 2017, 08:31:11 AM »
CD 9&10 from this set.
It is not what I expected but I can call the performances and recordings decent.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104034 on: December 08, 2017, 08:56:44 AM »
Fine stuff.


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104035 on: December 08, 2017, 09:07:46 AM »


The Carter works

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104036 on: December 08, 2017, 09:15:01 AM »


The Carter works

... and the Bach does not?

Seriously, having just bought and given a first spin to his new recording and having read of the first one pairing Bach with 20c works ... do you know the entire series, what are your thoughts?
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Fick mich, lieber Peter!
Und do die roten röslein stan:
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Fick mich mehr, du hast dein ehr.
Kannstu nit, ich wills dich lern.
Fick mich, lieber Peter!

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104037 on: December 08, 2017, 09:17:03 AM »
Mozart - Apollo et Hyacinthus / Pommer / Brilliant Classics 2CD

In spite of it being a very early work (he was 11 years old when he composed it) and the counter tenor there, a nice piece & a great recording, sufficiently weighty and giving an incredibly mature impression.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104038 on: December 08, 2017, 09:22:58 AM »
... and the Bach does not?

 ;D

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Seriously, having just bought and given a first spin to his new recording and having read of the first one pairing Bach with 20c works ... do you know the entire series, what are your thoughts?

I am not familier with his Bach/XX series but it sounds interesting. The one paired with Carter is the only one I've heard.  If there are others and I can find them available for streaming I will definitely listen.

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« Reply #104039 on: December 08, 2017, 09:45:48 AM »
More Italian 20th century stuff...

Giacomo Manzoni: Dedica (1986), for flute, bass, orchestra (with instrumental ensemble and chorus ad libitum), on texts by Bruno Maderna.

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