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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #116980 on: June 20, 2018, 01:23:45 AM »
First, the sound of my World-Cup-addled body clock screaming at me.

Second, Brahms, String Quartet No.2

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #116981 on: June 20, 2018, 01:49:31 AM »
A bunch of fairly short-ish works this morning:

McEwen: Grey Galloway; Coronach
London PO/Mitchell

Walton: Portsmouth Point; Scapino
London SO/Previn

Enescu: Concert Overture in A major
Bucharest PO/Mandeal

MacMillan: Veni, Veni, Emmanuel
Currie (percussion)/Ulster Orchestra/Yuasa

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #116982 on: June 20, 2018, 02:21:05 AM »
Les Six: Les Mariés de la Tour Eiffel - Casadesus/Lille National Orchestra.



A series of small vignettes for ballet I'd love to see.

"You overestimate my power of attraction," he told her. "No, I don't," she replied sharply, "and neither do you".

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #116983 on: June 20, 2018, 02:54:19 AM »
Early Baroque Music for Cornett. CD 3.
The Cornett and German Music.
Dietrich Buxtehude.
La Concert Brise, William Dongois.


As with the previous 2 cd's in this box, it is simply amazing in all respects, recorded with the use of authentic instruments.
Very interesting music by Buxtehude.
State of the Art recording.
 
Some solo organ works, played on the organ of St Paul de Lausanne by orgelbau Felsberg (1986) in the late 17th century Hamburg style  of Arp Schnitger, by Pierre Alain Clere.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #116984 on: June 20, 2018, 03:39:46 AM »
Respighi





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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #116985 on: June 20, 2018, 03:41:48 AM »
The Stucky work is the stand out for me, though everything here is very well done:



I even enjoyed the Ruggles.

...Now listening to this classic recording of the Ruggles:



Same here. Didn't like the Harbison much. That MTT Ruggles,Ives, Piston CD is indeed a classic one.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #116986 on: June 20, 2018, 04:48:06 AM »
More Grieg this morning...

Grieg: Violin Sonatas
Pierre Amoyal, Frederic Chiu
Harmonia Mundi



Grieg: Songs
Anne Sofie von Otter, Bengt Forsberg
DG



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #116987 on: June 20, 2018, 04:53:22 AM »
Third rerun of a wonderful disc, which I can recommend.


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #116988 on: June 20, 2018, 05:09:29 AM »
Schönberg

Gurre Lieder

 
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #116989 on: June 20, 2018, 05:40:12 AM »
Khachaturian: Symphony No. 1 in E minor
Armenian PO/Tjeknavorian

Mathias: Symphony No. 2
BBC Welsh SO/Mathias
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #116990 on: June 20, 2018, 06:46:07 AM »
Brahms
16 Waltzes, Op.39
Bracha Eden & Alexander Tamir
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #116991 on: June 20, 2018, 06:57:23 AM »
Paul Juon.
SQ opus 5 in D major & opus 11 in B minor.
Sarastro Quartett.


Delightful music and well composed.


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #116992 on: June 20, 2018, 07:00:28 AM »
Brahms
Piano Quintet in f minor, Op.34
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
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Boston MA
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #116993 on: June 20, 2018, 07:06:12 AM »
Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 33 - Tilson Thomas/LSO/Isserlis.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #116995 on: June 20, 2018, 07:21:29 AM »
R. Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme-Suite [Maazel]





The tone of this very entertaining Suite is quirky and amusing. As is usual with Strauss the orchestration is captivating.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #116996 on: June 20, 2018, 07:24:54 AM »
Well, I didn't pay too much attention to the work while it was playing – didn't follow along in the libretto for example.  So I guess it didn't make a big impression.  My bad.

But I did find the backstory about Herschel Grynszpan on wikipedia to be fascinating.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herschel_Grynszpan

Come to think of it, I quite liked the inclusion of Negro Spirituals in the work.  They seemed to fit, which is not always true in such cases when composers try to cram a different musical style into their work (cough - Bolcom - cough).

Definitely worth revisiting.

Thank you for that. I asked a first time listener the question because when I first heard it I did not like it. However, on subsequent listens, I changed my opinion on it.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #116997 on: June 20, 2018, 07:26:24 AM »



Yes, it's a lovely disc and a great discovery.

Thank you for the confirmation and endorsement. It is on my List.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #116998 on: June 20, 2018, 08:18:11 AM »
Haydn: Arias from La vera costanza sung by Jessye Norman





I found both of these sets of extracts to be sung, performed and interpreted in the manner of full blown Romantic Opera; not to my liking in this case.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #116999 on: June 20, 2018, 08:28:26 AM »
Saint-Saens: The Complete Etudes - Piers Lane.

"You overestimate my power of attraction," he told her. "No, I don't," she replied sharply, "and neither do you".