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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118480 on: July 23, 2018, 04:24:07 AM »
Rather in the spirit of Bloch's 'Voice in the Wilderness' and 'Schelomo':



Heard an extract from this and it sounded wonderful!
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118481 on: July 23, 2018, 04:29:53 AM »


Piano Quartet, beautiful piece with particularly fine, wistful slow movement.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118482 on: July 23, 2018, 04:37:21 AM »
And today, in It’s Only MIDI (because this weekend I finished Scene 11) . . .

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118483 on: July 23, 2018, 05:46:18 AM »
Varietie of Lute Lessons
The Renaissance Lute.
Lutz Kirchhof, Lute.

CD 15.
Kirchhof is a robust Lute player, and one can not accuse him of subtleness in his interpretations. A bit rough and ready, and to little nuance in volume, makes it at times a bit boring. Some composers can carry the weight of this treatment, others not. Anthony Holborne and Robert Downland suffer most.. The sound is good, but as far as the music goes there are far better recordings.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118484 on: July 23, 2018, 06:03:39 AM »
Hildegard: A Feather On the Breath of God
Emma Kirkby, Gothic Voices & Christopher Page
Hyperion


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118485 on: July 23, 2018, 06:59:22 AM »
Hildegard: A Feather On the Breath of God
Emma Kirkby, Gothic Voices & Christopher Page
Hyperion



One of my favourite CD'S with Emma Kirkby, and the first CD I ever bought. :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118486 on: July 23, 2018, 07:04:15 AM »
The day that I added Paul Juon and his music to my collection was really a blessing. I still add compositions of him if I find them, like recently, orchestral works. These SQ are a musical marvel for me. So strongly argued, and played with passion and a thorough conviction of its worth displayed by Sarastro Quartett. Their expression is exemplary and without blemishes. I played the opus 29 and 67, for the Fourth time, and still I am mesmerized.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118487 on: July 23, 2018, 07:24:11 AM »
Shostakovich
Symphony no. 4 in c minor, Op. 43
Bavarian RSO
Jansons

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118488 on: July 23, 2018, 07:28:03 AM »
Heard an extract from this and it sounded wonderful!

It took me a couple of listens to fully appreciate it Kyle but it's possibly my favourite work by CT. I like 'The Prophets' VC as well. I like Bloch and Hollywood biblical epics so this is right up my street in a way although I wouldn't want anyone to think it is 'film music' there is more to it. I also liked some of the piano and cello arrangements on the CD. I was tempted to buy the CPO release with Hans Gal's Cello Concerto (written in an abandoned girls school in Scotland during the Second World War) but this version was much cheaper and I'm very happy that I bought it.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118489 on: July 23, 2018, 07:29:36 AM »
Shostakovich
Symphony no. 4 in c minor, Op. 43
Bavarian RSO
Jansons



I like the Janson's cycle very much.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118490 on: July 23, 2018, 08:02:38 AM »
One of my favourite CD'S with Emma Kirkby, and the first CD I ever bought. :)

It is a real pippin!  I had two Hildegard CDs before I got this one, and was luke-warm toward her.  This one was a revelation.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118491 on: July 23, 2018, 08:14:01 AM »
Cantigas De Santa Maria [Savall]
La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Hesperion XX, Jordi Savall
Astree / Naive



also

Cantigas de Santa María [Blažíková]
Hana Blažíková et al.
Phi



Hardly an A-B comparison, but I prefer the Blazikova disc.  Heretical I know, but one gets tired of the Savall early-music rhythm section which seems to appear on practically every one of the dozen or so Savall discs I have (just kidding – except not entirely).

Blazikova's disc is maybe a bit new-agey, but it is more pleasurable to listen to.  Also one could argue that it is more in the proper spirit of the works – i.e. reverential.  JMHO FWIW YMMV.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118492 on: July 23, 2018, 08:47:32 AM »
Extremely impetuous at times...not for the faint of heart!




For me I can live with impetuosity, and a different slant on a piece rather than yet another dull predictable recording. 

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118493 on: July 23, 2018, 08:57:02 AM »
I like the Janson's cycle very much.
Oh, me too, Jeffrey!. Haven't bothered with other recordings after getting it.


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String Quartets, Op, 50/I & II
The London Haydn Quartet




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36 Sechsunddreissig Originaltänze, D365
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Symphony No. 7 (1958)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118494 on: July 23, 2018, 09:00:15 AM »
Frank Martin: Mass for Double Choir



[Long break...]

Papandopolu: Piano Concerto No. 2



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118495 on: July 23, 2018, 09:10:57 AM »

For me I can live with impetuosity, and a different slant on a piece rather than yet another dull predictable recording.
So can I. I love her playing. Even amid the furor, she manages to bring out voices/lines that I haven't heard before.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118496 on: July 23, 2018, 09:19:28 AM »


Piano Quartet, beautiful piece with particularly fine, wistful slow movement.
+1

I too was taken by that third movement, andante, when I listened to the piece some months ago. Reynaldo at his best IMHO.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118498 on: July 23, 2018, 10:50:37 AM »


Davitt Moroney plays Francois Couperin’s 3rd Book. I like it very much.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118499 on: July 23, 2018, 12:04:42 PM »
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Speculum Musicae



Gorgeous sonorities in this one; guitar, mandolin, and vibraphone lead a highly individuated, highly colored ensemble that sparkles like few others can.

Sessions: Duo for violin and piano
David Bowlin, David Holzman



Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor
Vienna Philharmonic, cond. Bernstein

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