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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121940 on: September 25, 2018, 02:47:37 PM »
Joseph Haydn Six String Quartets, Opus 20.
Auryn Quartet.

For my money, Haydn's deepest and greatest quartet cycle.

Magnificent music. Terrific performances. All repeats taken.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121941 on: September 25, 2018, 05:37:34 PM »
A Bax evening.

Symphony No. 3



Spring Fire



The Happy Forest



Into The Twilight


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121942 on: September 25, 2018, 06:01:17 PM »
Giving this an online whirl.

I am now working on a discography of the works of Vagn Holmboe. Please visit and also contribute!

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121943 on: September 25, 2018, 06:07:47 PM »
Straight run through of this great disc, featuring music from Beethoven, Gabrieli, Schutz, Bach and Brahms. Concluding with a fiery performance of Brahms's 4th.



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121944 on: September 25, 2018, 08:25:49 PM »
Morning listening:


Very happy with this - thanks, Mandryka:)
A superb companion to Paul Beier's recording of Intabolatura da Leuto 1530 ca (also on Stradivarius).

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121945 on: September 25, 2018, 09:03:42 PM »
Harrison Birtwistle downloads from archive.org - Nomos, Imaginary Landscape, Nenia, Grimethorpe Aria, Carmen Arcadia, Fields of Sorrow, Silbury Air, Antiphonies. Grimethorpe Aria was better on the second listen after I'd overcome the unsettling feeling here and there that it was about to turn into a Yorkshire colliery brass band with all the associations of 1970s industrial unrest and social issues. Nenia was a little odd with interspersed talking and singing. Silbury Air seemed to improve as it developed. At the moment I have the feeling Nomos, Imaginary Landscape, Fields of Sorrow and Antiphonies were the most enjoyable but nothing was actually unpleasant and I'll listen to them all again. It could just be that I've listened to the first two several times already and they've become more familiar.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121946 on: September 25, 2018, 10:27:41 PM »
Strauss: Four Last Songs
Janowitz (soprano)/Berlin PO/Karajan

Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony
Rodgers (soprano), Keenlyside (baritone)
BBC Symphony Chorus, Trinity College of Music Chamber Choir
BBC SO/Slatkin
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121947 on: September 25, 2018, 10:28:32 PM »
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A set that I must revisit soon.

It's a great favourite and I always return to it sooner or later.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121948 on: September 25, 2018, 11:32:59 PM »
German Lute Music of the 18th Century. CD III.
"Encounters in Bach's House".
Composers: Silvius Leopold Weiss, Ernest Gottlieb Baron, Adam Falckenhagen, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Kropffgans, Karl Kohaut.
Played by Alberto Crugnola on a 13 chörige Barocklaute nach Johann Blasius Weigert; Hendrik Hasenfuss, Eidorf 2006.


Elegant and refined playing lets the music breath and gets a maximum of expression. This is playing on a very high level. Crugnola is well versed into the secrecies of the Lute, and has an inward sense for portraying in a very authentic way all that the notes contain, and so find the composer behind the music. The recording is superb.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121949 on: September 25, 2018, 11:50:21 PM »
What kind of pen is that? It looks like a Parker Duofold but I'm second guessing myself too.

Allan

That's exactly what it is. I have an old Parker Duofold Jr. that I restored, too, but that's their latest, modern version of the classic.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121950 on: September 26, 2018, 12:20:52 AM »
A Bax evening.

Symphony No. 3



Spring Fire



The Happy Forest



Into The Twilight


Great stuff!
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121951 on: September 26, 2018, 12:22:07 AM »
Imants Kalnins: Symphony 5
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"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121952 on: September 26, 2018, 12:23:34 AM »
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 [von Karajan]



Interesting that you play Lp's. I don't have a record player any more (or turntable) but I still have some fun playing musicassettes,now and again. I have assembled a collection of about 40 odd,including some box sets. They're quite hard to track down (well,good repertoire!) in good condition,or even at all? Allot got sent back,because they have been damaged,at some point;and you can't easily inspect them,visually,like a cd or Lp. I wonder what equipment you use to play your Lp's? Perhaps you have posted this elsewhere,as this is a music thread. I remember I had a Van Der Molen stereo record player,when I was in my 20's. (Not manufactured by our vandermolen,who posts here......as far as I know?!! Unless he had some kind of manufacturing sideline,I don't know about!! ;D)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121953 on: September 26, 2018, 12:30:50 AM »
I bought this project turntable some time ago.
Because I got a load of interesting recordings from a fellow classical music lover.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121954 on: September 26, 2018, 12:53:17 AM »
Early Baroque music for the Cornett.
The Cornett and German music.
La Concert Brise, William Dongois, direction and Cornett.
Pierre Alain Clerc, Organ.  Organ in St Paul de Lausanne by Orgelbau Felsberg, (1986) in the late 17th century Hamburg style of Arp Schnitger.
Stefan Legee, Sackbut.
Composer: Dietrich Buxtehude. Miscellaneous works.


This is my favourite CD of this box. Such an excellent choice of music, and so well performed. Dongois is a master on the Cornett, and has few equals that could match him. The Hamburg organ simply sounds fantastic, and in combination with different cornett's tuned at 440 Hz/490 Hz/ 520 Hz/ it gets an extra dimension. Sound is state of the Art.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121955 on: September 26, 2018, 01:02:48 AM »
Bach

CD 9


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121956 on: September 26, 2018, 01:03:04 AM »
I bought this project turntable some time ago.
Because I got a load of interesting recordings from a fellow classical music lover.

Looks very stylish!
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121957 on: September 26, 2018, 01:07:28 AM »
Looks very stylish!

Yeah but in hindsight maybe a little to expensive, but the sound is absolutely state of the art.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121958 on: September 26, 2018, 02:06:36 AM »
Straight run through of this great disc, featuring music from Beethoven, Gabrieli, Schutz, Bach and Brahms. Concluding with a fiery performance of Brahms's 4th.



We sang that Bach Cantata the year I was in the Wooster Chorus.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121959 on: September 26, 2018, 02:25:23 AM »
German Lute music of the 18th century. CD IV,
"Influences"
Composers: David Kellner, Wolf Jakob Lauffensteiner, Johann Michael Kühnel, Bernhard Joachim Hagen, Silvius Leopold Weiss,
Played by Alberto Crugnola.


No matter which CD you choose from this box, they are equally well played and recorded. There is so much to discover along these bypaths that it fills me with joy and promotes contemplation as well. There is a spiritual strain as well as a very wordly path in this music, that keeps your attention fixed.