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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #132240 on: March 15, 2019, 07:40:51 AM »
Can you tell me where one might find this review?

I've been looking for points of connection with Weinberg lately (violin concerto, cello concerto, piano sonatas) and although I've enjoyed some of the piano sonatas for example, the Piano Quintet is probably the most striking encounter I've had so far. It felt emotionally wilder somehow, not so filtered though an objectifying lens. As a consequence perhaps it seemed also structurally less concise than other things Ive heard.

The review in question can be found here: https://www.classicstoday.com/review/the-stamic-quartets-great-weinberg-bloch-combo/
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #132241 on: March 15, 2019, 07:46:28 AM »
Monteverdi

CD 11

 
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #132242 on: March 15, 2019, 07:54:59 AM »
I am pleased that you appear happy with your purchase of this recording.

After enjoying his first set, then discovering many other performers I've discounted Yo-Yo Ma, but he's got the goods. :)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #132243 on: March 15, 2019, 08:00:01 AM »
Good afternoon all,

First listen to George Lloyd's 10 Symphony "November Journeys". A tad underwhelming so far (halfway in 3rd. mvt)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #132244 on: March 15, 2019, 08:01:25 AM »
Ormandy was collateral damage to my contempt for terrible vinyl that Columbia Records USA was selling when I started collecting. I don't think I have a single Ormandy recording in my collection. I wonder if Sony is preparing an Ormandy Edition anytime soon....

A can of worms as there are so many variables. Cartridges are so more sophisticated today then they were when you listened to Columbia recordings on LP. Phono pre-amps too, Graham Slee has just released one, Accession, which has settings for British and American recordings. The vinyl world has moved on. My best recording so far this year is this one. The sound is fantastic.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #132245 on: March 15, 2019, 08:18:09 AM »
More George Lloyd  - 11th, this time.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #132246 on: March 15, 2019, 08:46:16 AM »
Zoltán Kodály

Sonata for Solo Cello Op. 18


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #132247 on: March 15, 2019, 09:15:20 AM »
Now that I basically have a complete Mahler collection all of a sudden...

Did you decide on a Symphony Cycle? - Curious to know which one you ended up picking?...

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #132248 on: March 15, 2019, 09:29:08 AM »
NP:



Shostakovich: String Quartet #2 in A, Op. 68

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #132249 on: March 15, 2019, 10:23:13 AM »
NP:



Mahler: Symphony #5 in C Sharp Minor

Rafael Kubelik: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra


OK - I have kicked Puccini and Shostakovich off of my iPod and am now commited to listening to some Mahler... :D



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Re: What are you listening to now?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #132251 on: March 15, 2019, 01:15:34 PM »
Did you decide on a Symphony Cycle? - Curious to know which one you ended up picking?...

Yes, Gielen. Which also has all the Knaben Wunderhorn songs I didn’t have (and all the other orchestral songs that I now have 3 copies of!)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #132252 on: March 15, 2019, 01:31:42 PM »
This may be a first-listen, but if it’s a second one, it had been at least 10 years ago:

Enescu
Symphonie concertante in B-flat minor for Cello & Orchestra, Op. 8
Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo
Lawrence Foster
Jean-Paul Barrellon (oboe), Franco Maggio-Ormezowski (cello)




What did you think of this work, John? Despite being a cello concerto aficionado, I found it to be rather uncohesive and not particularly memorable, though doubtlessly containing some very nice passages.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #132253 on: March 15, 2019, 01:44:08 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #132254 on: March 15, 2019, 02:01:42 PM »
This may be a first-listen, but if it’s a second one, it had been at least 10 years ago:

Enescu
Symphonie concertante in B-flat minor for Cello & Orchestra, Op. 8
Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo
Lawrence Foster
Jean-Paul Barrellon (oboe), Franco Maggio-Ormezowski (cello)




I've also had the set for years and can't remember if I've listened to it or not. I have a vague idea I did, but it's not in my listening notes.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #132255 on: March 15, 2019, 02:17:36 PM »
Savall, Jordi w/ Hespèrion XXI - found these 3 recordings in a corner stack - wonderful stuff!  Dave :)

   

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #132256 on: March 15, 2019, 02:40:35 PM »
Symphony No.1:

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

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #132257 on: March 15, 2019, 03:15:09 PM »


I used to have Erich Kleiber conducting Paris Conservatoire Orchestra in Tchaikovsky 4th and 6th, but never warmed to it. Too rigid and unyielding. Got rid of it in the end. Hopefully Koln finds him in a bit more flexible mood.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #132258 on: March 15, 2019, 04:21:04 PM »
Faure

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Barcarolle No.1 and Nocturne No.3
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #132259 on: March 15, 2019, 05:47:16 PM »
I used to have Erich Kleiber conducting Paris Conservatoire Orchestra in Tchaikovsky 4th and 6th, but never warmed to it. Too rigid and unyielding. Got rid of it in the end. Hopefully Koln finds him in a bit more flexible mood.

I’d say it’s flexible and, overall, an interesting interpretation. But there are plenty more accomplished than this.