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Offline NikF

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128400 on: January 18, 2019, 12:47:41 PM »
Riisager: Etudes - Rozhdestvensky/Danish National Radio SO.



A one act ballet that also charms as a musical sorbet.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128401 on: January 18, 2019, 12:55:59 PM »
Delius: Sea Drift [Beecham]





At best, I am indifferent to the music of Delius. In this case I stopped the listening session half way through. This is something that I rarely do.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128402 on: January 18, 2019, 01:04:38 PM »


Schlemihl

This is supposed to be the antithesis to Der Sieger. Once more, I find myself marveled by the great talent of this somewhat neglected composer. Reznicek blends humour, drama, exultation, greatness, melancholy quite consistently. I dare to say that it's a masterpiece. The work leaves a strong impression.

I haven't listened to the Raskolnikoff yet.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128403 on: January 18, 2019, 01:14:00 PM »


Schlemihl

This is supposed to be the antithesis to Der Sieger. Once more, I find myself marveled by the great talent of this somewhat neglected composer. Reznicek blends humour, drama, exultation, greatness, melancholy quite consistently. I dare to say that it's a masterpiece. The work leaves a strong impression.

As I always like to point out, Reznicek was more of a schlimazel than a schlemiel.  As the saying goes, a schlemiel is somebody who always spills his soup and a schlimazel is the person it lands on.  It's really fun music in any case.

Riisager: Etudes - Rozhdestvensky/Danish National Radio SO.



A one act ballet that also charms as a musical sorbet.

Love Riisager.  Dacapo has a great series of his orchestral music.  His ballet Benzin is probably my favorite.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128404 on: January 18, 2019, 01:26:00 PM »
Love Riisager.  Dacapo has a great series of his orchestral music.  His ballet Benzin is probably my favorite.
I agree on Benzin - Etudes is from the newest Dacapo CD (out last month), and it's a modern update on Czerny etudes with colorful orchestration and a good deal more wit than I thought Czerny had in him.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128405 on: January 18, 2019, 01:26:52 PM »

Love Riisager.  Dacapo has a great series of his orchestral music.  His ballet Benzin is probably my favorite.



I don't think I've heard that but I'll seek it out. Cheers.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128406 on: January 18, 2019, 01:35:51 PM »
Chopin: Fantaisie in F minor [Rubinstein]


   
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128407 on: January 18, 2019, 01:44:15 PM »


Dipping into this new set - Mari Kodama : No. 4 in E Flat Major, op. 7

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128408 on: January 18, 2019, 01:54:39 PM »
Her hair on fire playing won't be to all tastes, but I finding it thrilling. It's nice to hear someone play with so much passion and individuality. Superb sound, too.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128409 on: January 18, 2019, 02:18:59 PM »


The Don Juan Variations is incredible music. The subject is Mozart’s opera, but far from being derivative, this is music that invents itself as it goes along, as if the composer had rubbed a magic lamp and lost control over his creation. Amazing stuff. Yet another little-known provincial orchestra from the german hinterland proves the depth of talent out there. Wide-ranging, lustrous recorded sound.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128410 on: January 18, 2019, 02:50:46 PM »


CD 1 -- Lamentations and Consolations op 17, Aus Andersens Maerchen op. 30, Preludes op. 33

First item in memory of my countryside dog Max which died suddenly two days ago.  :(



CD 2 - The C major sonatas

Both discs are superb on all accounts, including Say's vocalizing, moaning and groaning.  :D

Very sorry to hear about your cousin and also Max.

Losing a loved cat or dog or any other pet can be devastating. We were inconsolable when our former cat died. I hope that things look up for you in 2019.

Jeffrey

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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 #128411 on: January 18, 2019, 03:52:26 PM »


"Muß es sein?"
"Es muß sein!"

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128412 on: January 18, 2019, 03:59:12 PM »
The piano obviously suffers in comparison to the orchestral originals in terms of color and sustain, but taken on their own terms, these are stunning arrangements. I had not previously heard of her, but she handles these monstrously difficult works with aplomb. Superb sound (24 bit 96k FLAC).



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128413 on: January 18, 2019, 04:05:34 PM »
Debussy: Cello Sonata - Fournier/Holetschek.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128414 on: January 18, 2019, 04:40:56 PM »


CD 1 -- Lamentations and Consolations op 17, Aus Andersens Maerchen op. 30, Preludes op. 33

First item in memory of my countryside dog Max which died suddenly two days ago.  :(
Bummer. Sorry to hear that. Excellent disc though...
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128415 on: January 18, 2019, 04:50:58 PM »
Debussy: Jeux - Bavouzet.

"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 #128416 on: January 18, 2019, 05:37:46 PM »
This was actually one of the greatest hits of Victorian theater

Despite a rather silly plot that has more than a few holes
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_(opera)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128417 on: January 18, 2019, 05:41:34 PM »


Metamorfosi (from pic 1) and Singe die Gärten (from pic 2)

Two very interesting pieces. The first one for strings and the other for chorus and 8 instruments. I'm glad for having explored this fascinating music.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128418 on: January 18, 2019, 06:27:53 PM »
Miroirs

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128419 on: January 18, 2019, 06:31:31 PM »

Ravel for me, too:


 

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