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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #111060 on: March 18, 2018, 03:59:11 AM »
Now streaming for (I think) a first listen...

Debussy: Première Suite d’Orchestre


Rather fun to hear what Debussy was up to way back in 1883.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #111061 on: March 18, 2018, 04:40:46 AM »
Sibelius: Five Christmas Songs, with the wildly inaccurate opus number of 1.


I've just realised that most of my planned listening for the evening is from my top 10 composers for last year. This is almost complete coincidence. The only non-coincidence is that these are mostly works on an existing "to-do" list that started last year. But the reason many of them are emerging tonight is that it's been a while.

Anyway... first ever listen to op.1, and it's surprising. It doesn't feel characteristic, but these are nice songs. I feel best listened to in front of a log fire, with children.

I put them on my list,seems attractive.


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #111063 on: March 18, 2018, 04:55:37 AM »
I go further today with Messiaen CD 7 of this box


Des canyons aux étoiles..., for piano, horn, xylorimba, glockenspiel & orchestra, I/51~Part III. No. VIII. Les Ressuscités et le Chant de L'Étoile Aldébran
2. Des canyons aux étoiles..., for piano, horn, xylorimba, glockenspiel & orchestra, I/51~Part III. No. IX. Le Moqueur polyglotte
3. Des canyons aux étoiles..., for piano, horn, xylorimba, glockenspiel & orchestra, I/51~Part III. No. X. La Grive des bois
4. Des canyons aux étoiles..., for piano, horn, xylorimba, glockenspiel & orchestra, I/51~Part III. No. XI. Omao, Leiothrix, Elepaio, Shama
5. Des canyons aux étoiles..., for piano, horn, xylorimba, glockenspiel & orchestra, I/51~Part III. No. XII. Zion Park et la Cité céleste
6. Ville d'en haut, for 31 winds, piano & percussion, I/56
7. Sourire, for orchestra, I/57


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #111064 on: March 18, 2018, 05:11:35 AM »
Tallis: Mass: Puer Natus Est Nobis [Dixon]....





The apparent simplicity of this work is one of its most appealing aspects. The performance is very sensitive to the tone and character of the music.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #111065 on: March 18, 2018, 05:13:40 AM »
I enjoy the organ works very much,do you think that having Latry and Willem Tanke, this set is worth buying as a third set? Thank you in advance.

I enjoy it, but compared to Latry, the acoustic feels quite distant.

Schoenberg: Verklarte Nacht Op. 4 (orchestral arr.)
Los Angeles Philharmonic, cond. Mehta

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #111066 on: March 18, 2018, 05:16:43 AM »
This CD should transform anyone in a Tharaudphile, more so than any of his other cds.



The other recordings I am aware off are Tacchino (old but good) and LeSage (so-so)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #111067 on: March 18, 2018, 05:44:32 AM »
I haven't been aware of Tanke at all -- how is he? UK & US Amazon reviews are quite positive; a possibly pedantic (jealous organist?) review on German Amazon criticizes him for sloppy plays and several mistakes and goes on to praise Hans-Ola Ericsson. (I have Latry, Weir, and the Messiaen recordings on Warner... but don't think I've really found what I've been looking for, yet. Not across the bord, at least.)

FYI: The Bate set was re-issued in 2016.

When you read reviews you discover that taste differs very much.

Olivier Messiaen, Complete Organ Works (8 CD's)
Remastered edition, issued by Brilliant Classics
in over 40 countries

''This new set by Willem Tanke is most certainly Messiaenic heaven to me, and has placed the music far closer to my heart than any of the previous sets. This recent release is as close to perfect as I think I will find'    (Simon Fitzgerald, The Organ)

'This stunning new recording is sure to cause great excitement. Incredible as it may seem there were only 3 edits in the entire performance! This is playing of an exceptional standard'  (Cathedral Classical)

With virtuoso lightness, unfailing timing and inexhaustible wealth of colours, Tanke opens up Messiaen's heaven...his interpretations touch the heart through the organist's peace of mind and sensitivity...this collection is a milestone in the Messiaen discography and a great moment in his organ music' (Miquel Cabruja, klassik.com)


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #111068 on: March 18, 2018, 05:44:53 AM »
This CD should transform anyone in a Tharaudphile, more so than any of his other cds.


Wow! Given that his Chopin, Ravel and Chabrier recordings are imho outstanding, this is quite a recommendation! Wishlisted then.

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The other recordings I am aware off are Tacchino (old but good) and LeSage (so-so)

The only recording I have is this one:



which I like very much.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #111069 on: March 18, 2018, 05:49:49 AM »
I enjoy it, but compared to Latry, the acoustic feels quite distant.

Schoenberg: Verklarte Nacht Op. 4 (orchestral arr.)
Los Angeles Philharmonic, cond. Mehta



Thank you,good enough for me,I just purchased a set.A recording with a distant sound picture may have its own merits.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #111070 on: March 18, 2018, 05:52:21 AM »
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The only recording I have is this one:



which I like very much.

Indeed, that Roge is very good, my favourite so far among the piano recordings I´ve heard (I only have a piano works LP from the set).
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #111071 on: March 18, 2018, 06:06:44 AM »
This CD should transform anyone in a Tharaudphile, more so than any of his other cds.



The other recordings I am aware off are Tacchino (old but good) and LeSage (so-so)

I’m not sure if I agree as Tharaud’s Ravel is some of the finest I’ve heard. Remarkable musicianship and interpretative insight.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #111072 on: March 18, 2018, 06:15:34 AM »
Palestrina: Missa sine nomine [Vartolo]....


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #111073 on: March 18, 2018, 06:40:57 AM »
Poulenc
Clarinet Sonata
Ronald van Spaendonck
Alexandre Tharaud


“It must be beautiful, or it wouldn't be worth the effort.” - Bohuslav Martinů

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #111074 on: March 18, 2018, 06:48:01 AM »
"How To Listen To And Understand Great Music" by Proffesor Robert Greenburg

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #111075 on: March 18, 2018, 07:00:11 AM »
Debussy - Jeux:



John (MI) reminded me that I've never really seriously listened to this work, so I figured it was time to change that. It's a really kaleidoscopic, brilliant work, changing direction all the time but never losing my interest. This is a simply fantastic new recording - a great performance matched by some of the best audio engineering I've ever heard!

Sounds like a winner, kyjo. 8) I bought this recording since it contained all three of Debussy’s last ballets. A fascinating program to say the least and this is the kind of novelty I’m attracted to these days, although I could very well set up my own program of all three works, but having newer performances is icing on the cake.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #111076 on: March 18, 2018, 07:09:24 AM »
Nielsen
Saga-Drøm
Niklas Willén
South Jutland Symphony Orchestra



“It must be beautiful, or it wouldn't be worth the effort.” - Bohuslav Martinů

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #111077 on: March 18, 2018, 07:31:14 AM »
Bruckner 8


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #111078 on: March 18, 2018, 07:36:18 AM »



Disc eleven.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #111079 on: March 18, 2018, 07:53:36 AM »



There is some wonderful music on that CD.
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