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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128740 on: January 23, 2019, 03:54:13 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128741 on: January 23, 2019, 06:26:11 AM »
Tchaikovsky

Suite No 1 in D minor,Op.41
Suite No 2 in C,Op.53


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128742 on: January 23, 2019, 07:40:15 AM »
Giovanni Stefano Carbonelli. (1694-1773) Sonate da Camera Nos. 1-6.
Bojan Cicic, Violin, The Illyria Consort.


Great surprise, a composer that should be known. His music is high class polish.
And with such performances is is absolutely necessary to have.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128743 on: January 23, 2019, 07:45:39 AM »
Jehan Titelouze, "Les Hymnes" (2 CD'S)
Yves G. Prefontaine, on a Julien Tribuot organ, France 1699.
Les Chantres du Roy.


There is actually a lot going for this recording I think, for it harbours all elements to please the ear.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128744 on: January 23, 2019, 08:04:59 AM »
The Balcarres Lute Book. A 17th century Scottish Manuscript.
Sylvain Bergeron, Baroque Lute.


Words fail me.........beautiful.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128745 on: January 23, 2019, 08:11:36 AM »
Seagull Suite:


Hauntingly atmospheric music.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128746 on: January 23, 2019, 08:34:13 AM »
Lutoslawski

Symphonic variations
Symphony No. 1
Musique Funèbre
Symphony No. 2


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128747 on: January 23, 2019, 10:53:14 AM »

User originated images (usually found on OOP items) and images for downloaded items don't show on the ASIN link (the link itself still works)--as here, a CD Amazon itself is not selling.

That makes sense, thanks! My own CD is part of an 8 CD set I bought some years ago from JPC.DE for a very low price.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128748 on: January 23, 2019, 10:53:42 AM »
A wonderful recording in every aspect.


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128749 on: January 23, 2019, 12:14:47 PM »
[Ernest Bour]... seems to have been one of those prominent conductors no one has heard of
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Bour

It says he gave the European premiere of Berio's Sinfonia besides those.
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Bour IMHO is a very interesting conductor, who never made it to (or never sought) stardom. Apart from that set of French/Russian music, there’s also a superb 4 CD set of music of the Secind Viennese School, also on Montaigne (long OOP).

He also was the first to record Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges, a performance available on a Testament CD:



As for Berio’s Sinfonia, apparently what Bour did was to give the first performance anywhere of the 5 movement final version. The 4 movement original had already been performed in Eurooe under Bruno Maderna (in April 1969, at Royan).
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128750 on: January 23, 2019, 12:33:08 PM »


CD 1

Goyescas plus El pelele

I know our friend ritter will probably disagree but I can't help feeling that Granados achieved in these works a more subtle and sublimated expression of Spanishness than Albeniz did in his Iberia. The former is more Unamunian in conception, methinks.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128751 on: January 23, 2019, 01:05:02 PM »


CD 1

Goyescas plus El pelele

I know our friend ritter will probably disagree but I can't help feeling that Granados achieved in these works a more subtle and sublimated expression of Spanishness than Albeniz did in his Iberia. The former is more Unamunian in conception, methinks.
Your friend ritter does indeed disagree... ;). Albéniz IMHO does something miraculous in Iberia (which I was listening to just yesterday) , delving deeper into Spanish folk music and flamenco (for instance, the fascinating Rondeña uses rhythms of the petenera alternating with an habanera—and all this at a point in history when flamenco still hadn’t been academically “institutionalised”). But Albéniz not only does that, he elevates everything (even in a descriptive piece like El Corpus Christi en Sevilla) to pure music, and to pianism of the highest calibre. Granados is much more romantic, sentimental and imbued with a salon spirit (all good things in your book, I know). I still enjoy him, though... :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128752 on: January 23, 2019, 02:53:38 PM »
Bour IMHO is a very interesting conductor, who never made it to (or never sought) stardom.

I was being a bit cute in my original post.  I was already somewhat familiar with Bour's career, and specifically his recording of the Stravinsky Violin Concerto with Grumiaux, a live Bruckner First, and, of course, his Ligeti recordings as used in Kubrick's 2001, and have previously praised his recording of the Berg Violin Concerto with Accardo.  It sounds like there are many treasures in those radio archives.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128753 on: January 23, 2019, 03:58:31 PM »
I was being a bit cute in my original post.  I was already somewhat familiar with Bour's career, and specifically his recording of the Stravinsky Violin Concerto with Grumiaux, a live Bruckner First, and, of course, his Ligeti recordings as used in Kubrick's 2001, and have previously praised his recording of the Berg Violin Concerto with Accardo.  It sounds like there are many treasures in those radio archives.



I have that Stravinsky concerto with Grumiaux (originally coupled with the Berg on Philips) as well as the Bruckner 1.

I also have him in a 4disc set of...Mozart symphonies with the SWF orchestra. Excellent recordings. As mentioned before, Bour did not seek fame. Born in Lorraine (then a german province), studied in Strasbourg with Fritz Munch (Charles Munch’s brother) and Hermann Scherchen. Fluently bilingual, he was very happy with the SWF which he helped steer toward the modern repertoire following Hans Rosbaud’s tenure.

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« Reply #128754 on: January 23, 2019, 04:05:36 PM »
Been gravitating towards the French side of things. After d'Indy orchestral and chamber music have listened Vierne Piano Quintet, recordings on Timpani and Hyperion.





I find the recording on the Timpani label to be more successful. The work is intense. I especially like the other-worldly slow central movement.


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128755 on: January 23, 2019, 04:46:39 PM »
Been gravitating towards the French side of things. After d'Indy orchestral and chamber music have listened Vierne Piano Quintet, recordings on Timpani and Hyperion.





I find the recording on the Timpani label to be more successful. The work is intense. I especially like the other-worldly slow central movement.

Those sentences describe much of Vierne's output!  A GREAT composer!

Today I discovered that I had access to  0:)  Eugen   0:)   Jochum's   0:)  last performance of Bruckner's Fifth Symphony, a 1986 performance with the Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Better than the DGG recording with the BRSO and the 1970's Staatskapelle Dresden performances!   Incredible intensity, everything is just perfect! 
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128756 on: January 23, 2019, 05:12:46 PM »
Prokofiev: Op. 75 - Boris Berman.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128757 on: January 23, 2019, 05:25:39 PM »
Second listen to this

Tentative ranking of the Kinsella symphonies I have heard
7
10
6
4
3
5
With a big gap in front of 5 to signify how much less I liked it.

That leaves 1,2,8, and 9 unheard. Are there any recordings of them?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128758 on: January 23, 2019, 06:08:31 PM »
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances - Mariss Jansons/St Petersburg Philharmonic.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128759 on: January 23, 2019, 06:22:11 PM »
Second listen to this

Tentative ranking of the Kinsella symphonies I have heard
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10
6
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3
5
With a big gap in front of 5 to signify how much less I liked it.

That leaves 1,2,8, and 9 unheard. Are there any recordings of them?

Yes, on YouTube (except the No. 8 ). The No. 9 is for strings and it's a dense and terrific work. Nos. 1 & 2 have a quite regrettable sound quality (I have checked them but not heard yet), but you can get an idea of them.