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Offline Papy Oli

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119720 on: August 17, 2018, 05:23:24 AM »
Good afternoon all,

Kodaly - Hary Janos Suite, Dances of Galanta, Peacock Variations, Dances of Marosszek

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119721 on: August 17, 2018, 05:31:08 AM »
Hartmann: Concerto for piano, winds and percussion - Maria Bergmann (piano) with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Rafael Kubelik. This work was mentioned in the Six Piano Concertos thread by Karl and I listened to it out of curiosity. Probably need to get more familiar with it but I enjoyed it more as it went on. I have a couple of Hartmann symphonies, also conducted by Kubelik, must revisit them some time.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119722 on: August 17, 2018, 05:36:54 AM »
Nørgård, Cello Concerto No.1, "Between".



I'm not sure if I've ever really listened to the music of Norgard, but this same disc is on Apple Music so I think I'll give it a go this morning.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119723 on: August 17, 2018, 05:38:43 AM »
I'm not sure if I've ever really listened to the music of Norgard, but this same disc is on Apple Music so I think I'll give it a go this morning.
Thanks, Madiel!
Check out Symphony No. 3, Greg. 8)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119724 on: August 17, 2018, 05:49:27 AM »
Check out Symphony No. 3, Greg. 8)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119725 on: August 17, 2018, 06:07:15 AM »
Good afternoon all,

Kodaly - Hary Janos Suite, Dances of Galanta, Peacock Variations, Dances of Marosszek

Dorati / Philarmonia Hungarica



Fine choice. ;)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119726 on: August 17, 2018, 06:41:11 AM »
But does the world really need more "sonic cowpat"?  ;) 8) 0:)

 ;D For the record, I quite enjoy a lot of music that could be termed “English pastoral” (VW, Finzi, Moeran, etc.). I certainly don’t agree with Copland that VW’s 5th Symphony is “like staring at a cow for 45 minutes”!  ::) :D
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119727 on: August 17, 2018, 06:42:23 AM »
Holmboe, Symphony No.9


The first movement tends to make me think of things crawling in the night...

Yes, I love those spooky, nocturnal atmospheres that Holmboe creates in his music.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119728 on: August 17, 2018, 07:27:28 AM »
;D For the record, I quite enjoy a lot of music that could be termed “English pastoral” (VW, Finzi, Moeran, etc.). I certainly don’t agree with Copland that VW’s 5th Symphony is “like staring at a cow for 45 minutes”!  ::) :D

Copland's Turd Third, on the other hand . . . .

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119729 on: August 17, 2018, 07:30:56 AM »
Koppel: Symphony No. 4 [Atzmon]





On first listen some time ago this work struck me as not being very cohesive or organic. I enjoyed large parts of the music particularly the wonderful second movement. The sound world and musical language were both interesting and engaging. After a long lapse and a listen with more amenable ears perhaps I now do not find it not to be as episodic as I had originally thought. It is certainly a powerful work making a big statement.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119730 on: August 17, 2018, 07:34:03 AM »
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?

Thank you for the reply André. You have given me cause to think about these performances for further analysis in the future  :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119731 on: August 17, 2018, 07:39:00 AM »
Cowpat USA?—You make the call!

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119732 on: August 17, 2018, 07:59:47 AM »
And now:

Frescobaldi
Assorted Ricercari
Vartolo
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119733 on: August 17, 2018, 08:03:10 AM »
Sor: Sonata “Gran Solo” Op. 14 [Teicholz]





This short, single movement work offers the performer the opportunity to display his/her command of bravura and this opportunity is readily taken up here with a very fine performance. The recorded sound is also very good which enhances the performances.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119734 on: August 17, 2018, 08:15:25 AM »
Fresh from the mail for First-listen Friday
Mozart
Horn Concertos
Bassoon Concerto
Louis-Philippe Marsolais (horn), Mathieu Lussier (bassoon, direction)
Les Violons du Roy

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119735 on: August 17, 2018, 08:44:15 AM »
Chopin
Ballades
Wojciech Switala
(Pleyel, 1848)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119736 on: August 17, 2018, 09:07:19 AM »
Debussy
Divers Études
Pollini
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119737 on: August 17, 2018, 09:20:05 AM »
Debussy
Divers Études
Pollini

Hmm, and why not all of them?  8)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119738 on: August 17, 2018, 09:26:06 AM »
Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 7 [Langley/Davin]





Passion, pathos, lyricism and virtuosity all equally coexist happily together in this work; such is the skill, for me, of Vieuxtemps’ compositional skills. The performance here [from all concerned] lacks nothing in any of these departments.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119739 on: August 17, 2018, 09:26:55 AM »
Fresh from the mail for First-listen Friday
Mozart
Horn Concertos
Bassoon Concerto
Louis-Philippe Marsolais (horn), Mathieu Lussier (bassoon, direction)
Les Violons du Roy



How did you find the Horn Concertos Karlo?
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