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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104140 on: December 10, 2017, 09:45:14 AM »
Some Schoenberg this afternoon: the Chamber Symphony No. 2 (hat tip to Mahlerian  ;)) and Die glückliche Hand, conducted by Robert Craft.



Craft’s whole Schoenberg series is excellent. I should revisit it at some point. So much music, so little time.
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« Reply #104141 on: December 10, 2017, 09:45:28 AM »
This seems like a great christmas purchase.  The alpha period was probably the best for C. Pluhar ensemble before she tried experimenting.

Yes, they have it cheaply at Presto and from some other dealers. I had none of the music before this purchase.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104142 on: December 10, 2017, 10:14:55 AM »
A trio of Nordic third symphonies from the following recordings:



The Sæverud 3rd is the real ‘oddball’ work here. It’s austerity truly speaks of the Norwegian landscape unlike Grieg's fairy-tale, picturesque music.
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« Reply #104143 on: December 10, 2017, 10:57:25 AM »
Pounds the table! LOVE that disc.
Me too. One of the first LPs I bought in the 70ies, and a firm favorite.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104144 on: December 10, 2017, 11:31:23 AM »
Fauré: Messe des Pêcheurs de Villerville [Herreweghe]....





This is poignantly sung in a very appealing acoustic.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104145 on: December 10, 2017, 11:33:44 AM »
Fauré: Messe des Pêcheurs de Villerville [Herreweghe]....





This is poignantly sung in a very appealing acoustic.

Good one.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104146 on: December 10, 2017, 11:38:36 AM »
A trio of Nordic third symphonies from the following recordings:



The Sæverud 3rd is the real ‘oddball’ work here. It’s austerity truly speaks of the Norwegian landscape unlike Grieg's fairy-tale, picturesque music.

Interesting comments. I do not know the music of Sæverud but it sounds very appealing to me. Definitely one I need to to investigate.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104147 on: December 10, 2017, 11:39:47 AM »
The ability to talk comes with knowledge. The ability to listen comes with wisdom.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104148 on: December 10, 2017, 12:22:48 PM »




The Funeral Cantata is preceded by the Mortuary Music (symphonie funèbre in the autograph score). On other discs it’s vice versa. Be that as it may, this is incredibly intense and poignant, a lament on a grand scale indeed.

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« Reply #104149 on: December 10, 2017, 12:34:05 PM »



Disc four, ballets and arrangements (Khamma, a Prelude L62 arrangement, Jeux, Intermede, and La Boitr a joujoux.)  Devine plays like a world class répétiteur.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104150 on: December 10, 2017, 01:32:45 PM »


I first discovered Paul Von Schilhawsky through his Chopin Mazurkas, and now I'm finding that his Preludes are equally interesting to hear. There's a whole bunch of recordings by him released by Bibliothèque Nationale de France and it's  promising to be an Aladin's cave.
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« Reply #104151 on: December 10, 2017, 02:47:27 PM »
Vivaldi: Laudate pueri [Dantone]....





Piau’s singing is divine and the accompaniment is wonderfully sensitive.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104152 on: December 10, 2017, 02:50:49 PM »



The Funeral Cantata is preceded by the Mortuary Music (symphonie funèbre in the autograph score). On other discs it’s vice versa. Be that as it may, this is incredibly intense and poignant, a lament on a grand scale indeed.

Agreed. This is very powerful and poignant music that is quite different from the music of his Symphonies. A composer definitely worth investigating.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104153 on: December 10, 2017, 03:02:28 PM »
Interesting comments. I do not know the music of Sæverud but it sounds very appealing to me. Definitely one I need to to investigate.

He’s a fascinating composer, aligreto. Before jumping into his symphonies, I recommended checking out his Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 & 2. As fine as Grieg’s adaptation is, I have to say that Sæverud captures the unhinged, savage quality much more effectively than Grieg.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104154 on: December 10, 2017, 03:11:21 PM »
The 4th:



Such an extraordinary symphony! The performance by Boult/New Philharmonia is scorching.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104155 on: December 10, 2017, 03:32:32 PM »

 

The Funeral Cantata is preceded by the Mortuary Music (symphonie funèbre in the autograph score). On other discs it’s vice versa. Be that as it may, this is incredibly intense and poignant, a lament on a grand scale indeed.

Hi André - own about a dozen or so CDs of the Swedish Mozart's music, but just one of his vocal works (inserted above), so your post piqued my interest - there is plenty of Kraus on Spotify but that specific CD is not there - also not sure that I have anything on that label, assume  out of Sweden?  Dave :)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104156 on: December 10, 2017, 04:19:34 PM »
Earlier today. I love the approach here of having the soloists as the choir, utilizing a one-per-part. Such an amazing album...



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104157 on: December 10, 2017, 04:25:25 PM »
The 6th:

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104158 on: December 10, 2017, 04:48:59 PM »
Hi André - own about a dozen or so CDs of the Swedish Mozart's music, but just one of his vocal works (inserted above), so your post piqued my interest - there is plenty of Kraus on Spotify but that specific CD is not there - also not sure that I have anything on that label, assume  out of Sweden?  Dave :)

Hi Dave !  ;D You certainly have more Kraus than I do. Which record(s) of his symphonies do you recommend ? I have none!

Musica Sveciae is a swedish label, but it can be found at different outlets. I have these other Kraus discs on MS:


4 of his string quartets. A very fine disc.


Lovely haydnian arias and cantatas, with excellent soloists.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104159 on: December 10, 2017, 05:27:59 PM »
Hi Dave !  ;D You certainly have more Kraus than I do. Which record(s) of his symphonies do you recommend ? I have none!

Musica Sveciae is a swedish label, but it can be found at different outlets. I have these other Kraus discs on MS:


4 of his string quartets. A very fine disc.


Lovely haydnian arias and cantatas, with excellent soloists.

The most recent Haydn 2032 CD has what seems to be his most famous symphony as the counterbalance for Papa.

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Harold en Italie Op. 16*
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I don't remember hearing the Berlioz Op. 8 before.