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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #109260 on: February 21, 2018, 09:11:48 AM »
Benjamin Britten, String Quartets; Takacs quartet



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #109261 on: February 21, 2018, 09:14:10 AM »


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #109262 on: February 21, 2018, 09:18:39 AM »


Whaaaat?  :o

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #109263 on: February 21, 2018, 09:36:59 AM »
Whaaaat?  :o

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OK, you got me.... :D  I'm actually Mirror Image....

Ready for some Koechlin?  :laugh:

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #109264 on: February 21, 2018, 09:44:31 AM »


Just the finale, from the mondscheinmusik onward.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #109265 on: February 21, 2018, 09:45:09 AM »
OK, you got me.... :D  I'm actually Mirror Image....

Ready for some Koechlin?  :laugh:

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #109266 on: February 21, 2018, 09:57:45 AM »


Stokowski, the magician, in one of his greatest discs. Thrilling performances.


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #109267 on: February 21, 2018, 10:20:06 AM »
Have been stuck on Beethoven's String Quartet Op 127, with the Quartetto Italiano. Listened to the adagio several times in a row, and got more out of it each time. Music of great depth.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #109269 on: February 21, 2018, 10:37:36 AM »


Past the Lohengrin Prelude, and 6 mins into I.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #109270 on: February 21, 2018, 10:42:19 AM »
From Triad's spring concerts:

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #109271 on: February 21, 2018, 11:40:00 AM »
César FRANCK: Psyché    JONGEN: Suite no.3 for Orchestra <Dans le style ancien>
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MENDELSSOHN: Variations in Eb, Variations sérieuses in D   CHAVEZ: Piano Sonata
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #109272 on: February 21, 2018, 11:51:39 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #109273 on: February 21, 2018, 12:00:36 PM »
Good evening all,

1st listen from the bernstein concertos box :

Tchaikovsky
Ouverture Solennelle 1812
Hamlet Op.67
Serenade for String Orchestra in C Major
Andante Cantabile for string orchestra (after the 2nd mvt of the String Quartet No.1 Op.11)

The Elegie (from the serenade) and the Andante Cantabile are absolutely gorgeous !

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #109274 on: February 21, 2018, 12:02:32 PM »
Good evening all,

1st listen from the bernstein concertos box :

Tchaikovsky
Ouverture Solennelle 1812
Hamlet Op.67
Serenade for String Orchestra in C Major
Andante Cantabile for string orchestra (after the 2nd mvt of the String Quartet No.1 Op.11)

The Elegie (from the serenade) and the Andante Cantabile are absolutely gorgeous !



Cheers, Oli!
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #109275 on: February 21, 2018, 12:22:44 PM »
Cheers, Oli!

Evening Karl !

From the same Bernstein box :

Aaron Copland - Danzon Cubano (just finished - fun piece)
Elliott Carter - Concerto for Orchestra
W.C Handy - St Louis Blues
Dave Brubeck - Dialogues for Jazz combo and Orchestra.
Larry Austin - Improvisations for Orch. & Jazz soloists

Playing the Carter now, a new composer to me...way out of my comfort zone this one....  :o
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #109276 on: February 21, 2018, 01:33:01 PM »
I don't have much of Foerster's output, only a disc of male choruses and his 4th Symphony (Naxos). I think there is a great deal worth exploring.

Just finished listening to the Third Symphony of Foerster's friend Gustav Mahler. Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Women's Chorus of the Schola Cantorum, Boy's Choir of the Church of The Transfiguration & Martha Lipton (mezzo).

Apropos Foerster: I've recently gotten into his chamber music a good deal. (Link to review of his string quartets: Classical CD Of The Week: Josef Bohuslav Foerster's Surprised-By-Beauty Music

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#morninglistening to @Munich_Phil in #Bruckner’s 4th #Symphony:

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under @ValeryGergiev who extended his contract with the orchestra until 2025 today - a move that has been accompanied by some critical noises for political…


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #109277 on: February 21, 2018, 04:30:35 PM »
About Boston Baroque/Brandenburgs:

I have that CD and its companion with Concertos 4, 5 & 6. I think that they make a fine set.

Me, too!!! It's a fine set. No-nonsense interpretations with perfect interplay among the instruments, nice textures, and very good sound quality. Not courtly, but just an educated conversation.  :)

I think I will listen to the Dunedin Consort's set this weekend (first listen actually).
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #109278 on: February 21, 2018, 05:37:34 PM »


Listened to in its entirety, and got time to think it over. I was expecting something special, but I must register a degree of disappointment. This production is quite good, but no more than that, and falls quite low in the second tier of the 30something versions I have.

The good points first: the disc is full (almost 80 minutes) and sensibly offers the Wagner Lohengrin Prelude to act I as a curtain riser. The orchestra plays very well most of the time. BUT...

The sound is disappointing: flat and two dimensional, with no sense of depth, no sense of a ‘space’ surrounding the orchestra. Sometimes I struggled to hear winds or low brass figurations in the agitated passages. Timpani are weak throughout (except for that juicy thwack on the last chord of the scherzo).

Then, there is the slowish, way too safe interpretation. No chance is taken, there is no sense of adventure, no boldness. This is a slowish ‘Romantic’ at 70 minutes, distinctly too slow in the Andante quasi allegretto second movement. I found the reading almost identical to Nézet-Séguin’s (timings in all 4 movements are almost identical), but the latter has a smaller orchestra under his baton, which adds a bit of clarity to the proceedings. At 70 minutes, only Karajan (EMI) succeeds in making the massiveness work for, not against the music. His is not only a gigantic affair, but also an immensely dramatic one. Other slow versions (68 minutes) I really like are the Böhm WP and Kubelik BRSO. They have a purposefulness that the Nelsons sorely lacks. This is a weekday-at-the-office kind of performance.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #109279 on: February 21, 2018, 05:51:27 PM »
a pair of Naxos discs I bought this afternoon that I knew would duplicate nothing I already had
Portuguese Piano Trios by Luiz COSTA, Claudio CARNEYRO and Sérgio AZEVEDO
Trio Pangea
and two Symphonies by Francis CHAGRIN whose name I recognize from contributions to the Hoffnung Festivals
BBC S.O.   Martyn Brabbins, cond.
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