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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119640 on: August 14, 2018, 10:41:21 AM »
Hi Aligreto - just own the 4 numbered symphonies, so curious what you think of the earlier Op. 18 pair from 1787?  This would be a nice disc to 'fill out' my collection - have a bunch of Bamert recordings and have enjoyed all - so, looked at some reviews and found several conflicting comments, i.e. one preferring Bamert (over Francesco D'Avalos) and another w/ the opposite thoughts; now D'Avalos is available on ASV w/ 2 discs having all 6 symphonic works at a decent price for a 'used' set - decisions, decisions!   ???  :laugh:  8)  Dave

   

Hi Dave. I feel your conflict. I found the Bamert to produce energetic and exciting music making that is well played and presented. However, I must confess, although I have not heard the set, that D’Avalos Complete set does look attractive from the point of view of a completist. Go with your gut feel is my advice.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119641 on: August 14, 2018, 11:40:08 AM »
It is surprising that of all the sets I have,Pires,Zacharias,Larrocha (decca),Eschenbach,Uchida and Lilli Kraus this adagio in B moll is not included.However Ingrid plays it very well,poetical in a way I can appreciate.

I have also a Brendel set and he plays the adagio as well.



Arrau is good in that one I think

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119642 on: August 14, 2018, 12:11:45 PM »
Arrau is good in that one I think

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Arrau is too much interpreting the piece,to my taste anyway,I like Lilli kraus better.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119643 on: August 14, 2018, 12:46:06 PM »
When trying to decide what I should listen to takes longer than the listening, pick a couple of unopened ones.  These arrived two months ago.
Theodore KIRCHNER: 12 Neue Davidsbündlertänze op. 17,  20 Romanzen op. 22, and  a selection of pieces from op. 29
Jean Martin, piano
Marcel LANDOWSKI: Quatre preludes pour l’opéra des Bastilles
DANIEL-LESUR: Sérénade
Charles CHAYNES: Onze visages de l’antifugue,
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119644 on: August 14, 2018, 01:29:06 PM »
Hi Milos! Which one do you prefer btw Neumann and Behlolavek? Are they much different from one another ?

I prefer Neumann, his touch is so incredibly light and the music moves like liquid. In comparison I find Belohlavek's Martinu a bit hard edged, especially the BBC recordings (I like his Supraphon 2/3 of a cycle better). I'm not talking about huge margins, but definitely Neumann.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119645 on: August 14, 2018, 02:29:13 PM »


Symphony No. 1

If you are fond of Dukas's Symphony, you'll like this one. An excellent work.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119646 on: August 14, 2018, 03:23:09 PM »

That is a big, and therefore intriguing, statement to make Andre and you have therefore piqued my interest greatly.  ;)

I have not heard Rowland playing Scarlatti. 

Overall I find the playing in this Soler cycle to be fine if lacking just a little in expression and flair in its interpretation and presentation. The instruments sound pleasing and the recordings are good, not sounding light or thin. However, I find it difficult not to compare both the music and performances with Ross’ Scarlatti where I believe that we are in a different league entirely. Unfair of me perhaps but an unavoidable comparison nonetheless when one is thinking of bodies of work such as these. That is my current thinking but given the above I need to do more research as I value your opinion.

I know, it’s a very personal opinion, certainly not a matter of fact. A review of vol 5 in Gramophone sums it up nicely, and the reviewer’s view is pretty much your own (« fine if lacking just a little in expression and flair in its interpretation »). https://www.gramophone.co.uk/review/d-scarlatti-harpsichord-sonatas-volume-5

 I have both Belder and Ross integral sets. Ross is certainly the more inventive and adventurous approach, but a certain sameness pervades both sets, which is rather unavoidable, I guess.

For maximum enjoyment nothing beats Hantaï’s discs IMO. But for the long term I thoroughly enjoy Rowland’s solid, sonorous readings. I notice that not a trace of these records can be found right now. I have vols 2-6 (12 discs). Maybe Rowland never completed the undertaking?

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119647 on: August 14, 2018, 03:25:50 PM »
I prefer Neumann, his touch is so incredibly light and the music moves like liquid. In comparison I find Belohlavek's Martinu a bit hard edged, especially the BBC recordings (I like his Supraphon 2/3 of a cycle better). I'm not talking about huge margins, but definitely Neumann.

Thanks! I’ve been ogling that set for some time without making up my mind.  I'll get serious about it, now ! ;)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119649 on: August 14, 2018, 04:31:21 PM »


Symphony No. 1

If you are fond of Dukas's Symphony, you'll like this one. An excellent work.

Indeed, a really fine work.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119651 on: August 14, 2018, 08:52:29 PM »
Further listening:



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119652 on: August 14, 2018, 09:29:15 PM »
Arrau is too much interpreting the piece,to my taste anyway,I like Lilli kraus better.

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You know Leonhardt recorded it?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119653 on: August 15, 2018, 12:08:46 AM »
Further listening:



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119654 on: August 15, 2018, 01:25:28 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119655 on: August 15, 2018, 02:24:40 AM »
You know Leonhardt recorded it?

I know  he.  made a recording  for Seon on Hammerklavier, an instrument  he  really  disliked.
I remember  that I  listened  to fragments many years  ago.. It is too  long  ago  but I am curious to hear  the adagio in B moll.

I found this video and at the end of it he plays the adagio in B moll.His sister "Trudeliese"played the forte piano.( not on this recording)
 
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119656 on: August 15, 2018, 03:01:07 AM »
The Frescoes of Piero della Francesca (LPO, Kubelik):


A great performance of a wonderfully imaginative and poetic work.

One of a number of fine works inspired by paintings, including Respighi's Botticelli Paintings, Reger's Bocklin Tone Poems and Rachmaninov's 'Isle of the Dead' (also after Bocklin).

Followed by 'Fantasies Symphoniques' (Boston SO, Munch) - Karl would approve!
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119657 on: August 15, 2018, 03:09:00 AM »
Haydn, Symphony No.71 in B flat.


The 1st movement is striking me as rather serious, compared to a lot from this part of the box.

Only 3 more first-ever listens to go here. Then there'll be just 6 Haydn symphonies I haven't heard...
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119659 on: August 15, 2018, 05:24:18 AM »
Bach, JC - Keyboard Sonatas, Op. 17 - on fortepiano & piano:

Bart van Oort - a new acquisition - fortepiano after Walter (c. 1795) by Chris Mean (Ruiselede, 2000)

Alberto Nosè - modern piano - enjoy both recordings - reviews attached for those interested - Dave :)