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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134180 on: April 21, 2019, 04:21:01 PM »
Now on the last CD of this set, Bruckner 9



I followed your lead on this and ordered this set from Arkiv Music while it was on sale.  It's a really excellent set!

The Bruckner discs are very much to my liking.  :)

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Superb performances!  The Finished - Unfinished Symphony is the edition put together by Mario Venzago.  Mostly MI, but period style percussion is utilized.

Sound is vivid and clear.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134181 on: April 21, 2019, 04:25:45 PM »
Bridge, There is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook



Bleak and moody music. Listening to Bridge in chronological order highlights that this has a similar tone to some of the piano pieces of the same period. But this is the first piece actually conceived for orchestra that he wrote in many, many years. There are some big ones to come.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134182 on: April 21, 2019, 04:31:59 PM »
Acquainting myself with a composer I don't know


(Reiissue by Naxos of an ASV recording)
Just started, but the first ten minutes are promising.
There was a big discussion of him here about a year or two ago.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134183 on: April 21, 2019, 05:16:52 PM »
Acquainting myself with a composer I don't know


(Reiissue by Naxos of an ASV recording)
Just started, but the first ten minutes are promising.

I'm really falling in love with Marx.  ;D

His sound world is much airier and Mediterranean than the name might lead one to believe.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134184 on: April 21, 2019, 05:22:45 PM »
I'm really falling in love with Marx.  ;D

His sound world is much airier and Mediterranean than the name might lead one to believe.

I liked what I heard. The second CD in this series is in my pile, perhaps tomorrow.

But now


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Mozart
SQs in G and C KV 387 and 465

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134185 on: April 21, 2019, 06:16:07 PM »
I have been binging on Ashkenazy lately.  In love with this disk. The Gaspard is extremely fine.



  From this set

It's all good...

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134186 on: April 21, 2019, 06:34:37 PM »
I have been binging on Ashkenazy lately.  In love with this disk. The Gaspard is extremely fine.



  From this set



Mmmmmmmmm pork chops ...
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134187 on: April 21, 2019, 07:12:46 PM »
Mmmmmmmmm pork chops ...

 8) actually got this and the PC box for about a C note, combined. Am.De has(had?) them super cheap, and a while back they also had "buy-2-get-1-free." I couldn't resist.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134189 on: April 21, 2019, 10:34:55 PM »
I followed your lead on this and ordered this set from Arkiv Music while it was on sale.  It's a really excellent set!

The Bruckner discs are very much to my liking.  :)

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Superb performances!  The Finished - Unfinished Symphony is the edition put together by Mario Venzago.  Mostly MI, but period style percussion is utilized.

Sound is vivid and clear.

That Bruckner, Beethoven box looks interesting. Finally an overlap in our musical tastes Dave!
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134190 on: April 21, 2019, 10:37:03 PM »
Bridge, There is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook



Bleak and moody music. Listening to Bridge in chronological order highlights that this has a similar tone to some of the piano pieces of the same period. But this is the first piece actually conceived for orchestra that he wrote in many, many years. There are some big ones to come.
That's a fine work from a great set. I especially like Enter Spring, Oration, The Sea and Phantasm but always fine Bridge's work of interest.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134191 on: April 21, 2019, 11:07:05 PM »
Haydn: Symphony No.101 "Clock".

 

Two great conductors from the same era and recording one of Haydn's most popular symphonies on the same label, I thought a comparison in order. This was Reiner's "swan song" his final recording made just two months before his death. Monteux with the Vienna Phil is a most attractive proposition and I enjoyed the performance without being swept away by it. But Reiner with an ad hoc orchestra in his iron grip took the "Clock" to another level. What a conductor!
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134192 on: April 21, 2019, 11:39:02 PM »
'Great Rock is Dead'

And now

'Odysseus on Ogygia: Prelude':

Along with Philip Spratley's 'Sinfonia Pascale' this is my favourite of the Toccata releases.

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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 #134193 on: April 21, 2019, 11:49:39 PM »
A Scarlatti: Serenata A Filli [La Risonanza]





Wonderful instrumental and vocal performances in a wonderful recording.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134194 on: April 21, 2019, 11:54:39 PM »



.... Incidentally the Fabulous Philadelphians under Ormandy recorded the complete score 15 yrs prior as in this LP but I cannot find a CD version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNHWcHEMy-Q

Thank you for the link; interesting for comparison purposes.
Incidentally, I prefer the earlier version cover art.


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134195 on: April 22, 2019, 01:01:07 AM »


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134196 on: April 22, 2019, 01:14:12 AM »
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 [Gardiner]





A great work given a fine performance here.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134197 on: April 22, 2019, 02:11:51 AM »


Schumann:
Arabeske Op.18
Humoreske Op.20
Kreisleriana Op.16

Dasol Kim (piano)


Kim creates a special kind of magic in the Eusebian moments of the music, but excels pretty much everywhere. I very much hope he records more Schumann, a Fantaisie for example from him could be extraordinary I think.



I liked the pieces you mentioned (Haydn variations and Night's Music and the Chase from Out of Doors), but I also (and unexpectedly) liked the Say piece 'Black Earth'.

I haven't really heard enough of the competition to comment on Çakmur's relative merits, though...

He seems someone to whom intensity and focus come naturally, every note seems to have been pondered, which works very well on that disc I think. I'll certainly be keeping an eye out for him.  :)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134198 on: April 22, 2019, 02:56:58 AM »
I don't know how much of this I'm going to try, but...

Nørgård, Gilgamesh



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134199 on: April 22, 2019, 03:02:04 AM »
Nielsen: Symphony No. 3 [Leaper]





The aspect that I admire most in this first movement is the energy, drive and forward momentum of this performance. The performance is robust and the tension is palpable. In terms of the music, I really like the scoring. The slow movement has interesting scoring and musical language. These facets have a valid interpretation here. The third movement is marked by a pronounced staccato marking which is energetically executed. The tension filled tone of this performance is very captivating. The rich scoring of the final movement is very well demonstrated in a strong and assertive performance.
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