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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133840 on: April 16, 2019, 04:16:54 AM »
Hi Jeffrey! Why don’t you order it from JPC ? At 9.99€ it’s a steal.
Hi Andre - having thought about it that's just what I decided to do! :)
Having a bit of trouble processing the order through their website but hopefully will sort it out.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133841 on: April 16, 2019, 04:17:49 AM »
Recently discovered a soul mate: the 1949 Symphonie funèbre by Swiss composer Mathieu Vibert:

How interesting! More temptation  ::)

But maybe not at £40! I sampled it on You Tube and it sounds excellent. Thanks for posting about it Johan.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133842 on: April 16, 2019, 04:20:07 AM »
Barber: Essays for Orchestra Nos. 1-3
RSNO/Alsop
Regarding the Barber, what are peopple's thoughts on this:


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133843 on: April 16, 2019, 04:25:18 AM »
Regarding the Barber, what are peopple's thoughts on this:


I think that it's a very nice CD. It features two of my favourite works by Barber, the Symphony in One Movement and the Second Essay for Orchestra, which has the most wonderful end section.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133844 on: April 16, 2019, 05:29:35 AM »
Schubert

CD 5

4 Impromptus D.899
4 Impromptus D.935
2 Marches Caractèristique D.886


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133845 on: April 16, 2019, 05:51:50 AM »
Regarding the Barber, what are peopple's thoughts on this:



I feel that Järvi isn’t the right conductor for Barber. Alsop and Schippers are my go-to Barber conductors for the orchestral works with several exceptions here and there. Slatkin and Zinman are also very good.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133846 on: April 16, 2019, 06:15:56 AM »
I feel that Järvi isn’t the right conductor for Barber. Alsop and Schippers are my go-to Barber conductors for the orchestral works with several exceptions here and there. Slatkin and Zinman are also very good.
I do agree that Schippers is the No.1 choice for Essay No.2. What I like about the Jarvi disc is the selection of works.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133847 on: April 16, 2019, 06:24:08 AM »
Recently discovered a soul mate: the 1949 Symphonie funèbre by Swiss composer Mathieu Vibert:

I listened to 'Symphonie funebre' from You Tube using the mini pod speaker I bought for my iPad a while back (a bit of context there in the style of cilgwyn  8)) I was very impressed. At first I had it on while I was doing some work but by the last movement I'd given up with the work and was gripped by the music. Honegger came to mind, especially Symphony 2 and maybe 3. It was the powerful last movement which reminded me most of Sauguet's 'Expiatoire' symphony. Certainly a very interesting discovery which I would like to hear again.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133848 on: April 16, 2019, 06:51:31 AM »
Stravinsky

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133849 on: April 16, 2019, 06:56:21 AM »
Schubert

CD 5

4 Impromptus D.899
4 Impromptus D.935
2 Marches Caractèristique D.886



Infuriating that you have all those grand old Philips sets that I covet! :)

On the other hand, I just realized that I have Arrau's recordings of the Schubert Late Sonatas in a box set. I'll console myself with those, I suppose.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133850 on: April 16, 2019, 07:37:33 AM »
Some 'plucked instrumental' music, then back to Schütz; Moreno on Vihuela, Baroque Guitar, and Modern Guitar playing music from the early 16th to the early 20th centuries; 2-disc set and a MP3 DL - Dave :)

 

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133851 on: April 16, 2019, 07:50:09 AM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/VZb_D4fqwHg" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/VZb_D4fqwHg</a>

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133852 on: April 16, 2019, 07:56:55 AM »
As part of Holy Week for my Latin students: the opening movement with the Veni Creator Spiritus




And...



And...

The Te Deum

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133853 on: April 16, 2019, 08:08:36 AM »
Infuriating that you have all those grand old Philips sets that I covet! :)

On the other hand, I just realized that I have Arrau's recordings of the Schubert Late Sonatas in a box set. I'll console myself with those, I suppose.

A few years ago I sold almost all of my classic LPs.
Afterwards I replaced a lot of them with CDs.
I bought those two large Haitink boxes ( "Symphonies" and "the Philips years") that were very affordable boxes and were released by Decca.
For nostalgic reasons I would love to have the Philips boxes but they are harder to find and more expensive anyway.
Do you mean the  Philips CDs released by Decca?
I have only a few original Philips boxes  but not that much,Magaloff / Chopin was a big box that I purchased recently wich was quite expensive.
I'm also happy to have this one. :)



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133854 on: April 16, 2019, 08:09:14 AM »
Playing now! This rediscovery is light and frothy;yet,doesn't seem to,just go,in one ear and out the other,like some other's I've drummed my fingers through! ::) Stylishly performed too,with a lovely big booklet,that fits inside,the nice,slimline,card case!



Pounds the table! A delicious gem. That whole Opera Rara series is a treasure trove.
I compose music because I must give expression to my feelings, just as I talk because I must give utterance to my thoughts. --- Rachmaninoff

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133855 on: April 16, 2019, 08:23:42 AM »
A few years ago I sold almost all of my classic LPs.
Afterwards I replaced a lot of them with CDs.
I bought those two large Haitink boxes ( "Symphonies" and "the Philips years") that were very affordable boxes and were released by Decca.
For nostalgic reasons I would love to have the Philips boxes but they are harder to find and more expensive anyway.
Do you mean the  Philips CDs released by Decca?
I have only a few original Philips boxes  but not that much,Magaloff / Chopin was a big box that I purchased recently wich was quite expensive.

I was noticing the Haebler and remembering your mention of the Magaloff-Chopin and the Rubsam-Bach set, with a vague memory of some others.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133856 on: April 16, 2019, 08:35:14 AM »
Pounds the table! A delicious gem. That whole Opera Rara series is a treasure trove.
+1

One of my early purchases from Opera Rara and well worth it. A joy indeed!
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133857 on: April 16, 2019, 08:47:47 AM »
Good evening all,

1st listen to Havergal Brian - Symphony No.17

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133858 on: April 16, 2019, 08:52:07 AM »
+1

One of my early purchases from Opera Rara and well worth it. A joy indeed!

The whole series is fantastic! I am particularly fond of this one:



Tom's cavatina (Sulla poppa del mio bric) is to die for. I first heard it on YouTube and was completely blown away. Actually, that's what triggered my hunt for Opera Rara albums.  8)


I compose music because I must give expression to my feelings, just as I talk because I must give utterance to my thoughts. --- Rachmaninoff

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #133859 on: April 16, 2019, 08:56:16 AM »
Another maiden listen : Havergal Brian - Symphony No.28

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