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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133760 on: April 14, 2019, 10:49:07 AM »
Shostakovich
Cello Concerto 2
Rostropovich, BSO, Ozawa

One of the greatest recordings.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133761 on: April 14, 2019, 10:52:17 AM »
B]Stravinsky[/B]

Scherzo À la Russe

 I love this piece, this is what a really  scherzo means, funny.


+1 Great piece indeed.... :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133762 on: April 14, 2019, 11:49:42 AM »
With the release of the new Holbrooke cd,from Cpo;The Birds of Rhiannon,is now Holbrooke's most recorded work,with three recordings!! ???

           
What's the Third Symphony like cilgwyn? I don't have that CD although I have the other two recordings featured.
Three rather impressive pieces of cover art.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133763 on: April 14, 2019, 12:02:36 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133764 on: April 14, 2019, 01:14:17 PM »
The Dreifaltigkeits organ at Ottobeuren  (Repp, 1766)
Works by LEIDING, BALBASTRE and SCHNITZER and transcriptions by WALTHER
Jan Overduin, organ
GINASTERA: Concerto for Strings op. 33  EVANGELISTA: Airs d’Espagne
VILLA-LOBOS: Suite for Strings, Bachianas Brasileiras 9
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133765 on: April 14, 2019, 01:26:44 PM »
What's the Third Symphony like cilgwyn? I don't have that CD although I have the other two recordings featured.
Three rather impressive pieces of cover art.
It hasn't been released in the Uk,yet;as far as I know?! It has been released in Germany & can be bought from the Jpc website. I'll be waiting for it to become available here & the price to drop! If I had more dosh I'd have ordered it from Jpc. Alas! I was just looking at the back of the cd on another site (Clic Musique). I didn't expect the symphony to be so long!! ???

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133766 on: April 14, 2019, 01:29:49 PM »
Playing,now! More Holbrooke!

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133767 on: April 14, 2019, 01:47:46 PM »
I love that work with its 'tolling bell' redemptive ending. I'm sure that it influenced the young Shostakovich (Symphony 1) in its use of the orchestral piano. Do you know Steinberg's 4th Symphony Cesar? It's one of my favourite symphonies and great, comparatively recent, discoveries.

Your assessment of the Steinberg-Shostakovich connection is quite probable, Jeffrey. As for the MS's 4th Symphony, no, I don't have it yet, but I intend to acquire it along with other stuff.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133768 on: April 14, 2019, 03:41:29 PM »
Some afternoon Telemann:



This is a newly acquired CD, mentioned here recently.

Most excellent.  ;)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133769 on: April 14, 2019, 03:54:44 PM »
Arriaga: Symphony



Delightful.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133770 on: April 14, 2019, 04:02:04 PM »


I was impressed with the works contained in the violin works set (also on CPO). This 3cd set includes symphonies 2-5 and the 1956 vocal/choral symphony "Of the Great Wisdom" based on Lao-Tseu. Tonight’s listening included a second hearing of no 2.

Written in 1932, it is cast in 5 movements and lasts over 3/4 of an hour. It is a big, bold and very assured work. In his lifetime Raphael was championed by the likes of Furtwängler, Stokowski, Celibidache, Jochum, Sawallisch, Ancerl, Kempe etc. It’s easy to understand why. The composer’s imagination, thematic inventiveness and mastery of orchestration are impressive. There is nothing derivative, nothing recalling another composer’s idiom and yet, the composer clearly walks in the footsteps of Strauss, Reger and Hindemith. The 2nd symphony was written a couple of years before Franz Schmidt’s 4th. Although quite different, both works share a similar bigness of heart and solidity of structure.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133771 on: April 14, 2019, 04:18:32 PM »
Arriaga: Symphony



Delightful.

Another outstanding contemporary example of the Arriaga is that by Jan Vaclav Vorisek (Symphony in D major) (see below, appropriately coupled with the Arriaga), written in 1821. Both the Arriaga and the Vorisek are quite accomplised.


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133772 on: April 14, 2019, 05:16:00 PM »



The bonus disc of Berg of Schoenberg.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133773 on: April 14, 2019, 05:29:59 PM »


I was impressed with the works contained in the violin works set (also on CPO). This 3cd set includes symphonies 2-5 and the 1956 vocal/choral symphony "Of the Great Wisdom" based on Lao-Tseu. Tonight’s listening included a second hearing of no 2.

Written in 1932, it is cast in 5 movements and lasts over 3/4 of an hour. It is a big, bold and very assured work. In his lifetime Raphael was championed by the likes of Furtwängler, Stokowski, Celibidache, Jochum, Sawallisch, Ancerl, Kempe etc. It’s easy to understand why. The composer’s imagination, thematic inventiveness and mastery of orchestration are impressive. There is nothing derivative, nothing recalling another composer’s idiom and yet, the composer clearly walks in the footsteps of Strauss, Reger and Hindemith. The 2nd symphony was written a couple of years before Franz Schmidt’s 4th. Although quite different, both works share a similar bigness of heart and solidity of structure.
I just bought the violin works CD which should arrive next week. Maybe I will look into the symphonies afterwards as well.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133774 on: April 14, 2019, 05:41:16 PM »
The BBC Music Magazine Vol 27 No 6 (March 2019)

Berlioz
Waverley Overture (Nicholas McGegan conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra (I think. The credits are not clear which of the two orchestras is heard here)
Harold in Italy (Michael  Seal conducting the BBC SO with Lise Berthaud viola)
La mort de Cleopatre (Ilan Volkov conducting the BBC Scottish SO with Ruxandra Donose mezzosoprano).

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133775 on: April 14, 2019, 06:01:08 PM »
Stravinsky

Apollon Musagète  Concertgebouw Orchestre Chailly
The Fairy's Kiss  The Cleveland Orchestre  Oliver Knussen



Pounds the table! Both are superb ballets.

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Copland
Billy the Kid
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Detroit Symphony Orchestra


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133776 on: April 14, 2019, 07:01:43 PM »


That... is not the best cover art I’ve ever seen.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133777 on: April 14, 2019, 07:15:03 PM »
Another spin of the Finzi Cello Concerto.



It's starting to sink in, but the first movement still seems a bit sprawling. The second is a solemn meditation and the finale contains some very attractive melody. Not destined to become my favorite Finzi, but I am starting to appreciate it.

Listened to the Cello Concerto 3 times tonight:




And the Watkins above.  Chandos had the best sound.  Lyrita's sonics are disappointing compared to their best.  Watkin's cello tone is a happy medium between Ma's softness and Hugh's focus.




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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133778 on: April 14, 2019, 07:39:35 PM »
That... is not the best cover art I’ve ever seen.

Indeed. An eyesore really.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133779 on: April 14, 2019, 08:01:37 PM »
That... is not the best cover art I’ve ever seen.

I had several of those original releases when they first came out and I'll admit to being fond of the cover art for the series.
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