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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134240 on: April 23, 2019, 06:49:10 AM »
Schubert: Quintet Op. 163 D.956 [Ma/Cleveland Quartet]


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134241 on: April 23, 2019, 07:00:48 AM »
Out now.


You might remember Shaw for her Pulitzer-winning Partita for 8 voices, this disc consists of her pieces for the SQ. I've been a fan for a few years and the new stuff didn't disappoint.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134242 on: April 23, 2019, 07:05:44 AM »
Rameau - Les Indes Galantes (C. Rousset)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134243 on: April 23, 2019, 07:55:04 AM »
Very fine indeed. Had not listened to it in ages and the recent Janet Baker documentary on the BBC spurred me to dig it out.


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Previous attempts to go through those symphonies properly were interrupted. Let's try again.
Another fine disc!
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« Reply #134244 on: April 23, 2019, 08:34:50 AM »
Alwyn, William (1905-1985) - finishing up my Alwyn collection this morning w/ the discs below - could easily add some more, e.g. Ashley Wass has a second piano offering and I have none of his 'film music' - but happy w/ what I've heard the last few days.  Dave :)

   

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« Reply #134245 on: April 23, 2019, 08:37:55 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134246 on: April 23, 2019, 08:41:17 AM »
Debussy
La Damoiselle élue
Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Paula Rasmussen, mezzo-soprano
Women Of The Los Angeles Master Chorale
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134247 on: April 23, 2019, 08:53:35 AM »
Another fine disc!

I enjoyed both symphonies, Jeffrey, but the first would just about edge it for now.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134248 on: April 23, 2019, 09:53:32 AM »
Finzi, Clarinet Concerto



The Cello Concerto in this collection became my favorite. The Clarinet Concerto is quite good, but I don't think it will displace my favorite Thea King/Alcun Francis recording (on Hyperion).


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134249 on: April 23, 2019, 10:15:07 AM »
Bax: Symphony No. 3 [Thompson]


   


I think that this is such a wonderful work; noble and majestic in character. It is given a compelling interpretation and performance here.
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« Reply #134250 on: April 23, 2019, 10:16:38 AM »



The Cello Concerto in this collection became my favorite....

Yes, it definitely is deserving of attention for those who have not heard it.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134251 on: April 23, 2019, 01:53:10 PM »
Arnold, Malcolm (1921-2006) - Symphonies Nos. 1-4 & Brass Chamber Music - performers shown below - my next British composer - have over a dozen discs; all of his Symphonies (mainly Penny + Handley) - the Brass music is a delight - reviews attached for those interested.  Dave :)

   

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« Reply #134252 on: April 23, 2019, 02:48:50 PM »
The Violin Concerto is impressive enough to qualify it a piece "that blows me away".  The title piece is good but it didn't impress me the way it impressed the other Jeffrey (vandermolen).

Glad you liked the VC.
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« Reply #134253 on: April 23, 2019, 02:50:19 PM »
This cd has been playing all morning (I'm listening via cordless headphones). It's Pomp & Circumstance March No1,at the moment! I'm standing to attention,now,during the famous tune!! ;D



It sounds like you can't stop playing it cilgwyn.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134254 on: April 23, 2019, 02:52:23 PM »
Enescu
Octet, Op. 7
Kremerata Baltica
Gidon Kremer


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134255 on: April 23, 2019, 02:53:16 PM »
I enjoyed both symphonies, Jeffrey, but the first would just about edge it for now.
The First is in a different league IMO Olivier but, over the years, I have come to appreciate Symphony 2 as well and prefer the slow movement to that of Symphony 1.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134256 on: April 23, 2019, 02:54:05 PM »
Bax: Symphony No. 3 [Thompson]


   


I think that this is such a wonderful work; noble and majestic in character. It is given a compelling interpretation and performance here.
Totally agree with you Fergus. Great cover image as well.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134257 on: April 23, 2019, 03:10:30 PM »
Enescu
Octet, Op. 7
Kremerata Baltica
Gidon Kremer




I love both the work and the rendition! The strings sound so exuberant!

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134258 on: April 23, 2019, 03:12:43 PM »


Both works take certain time to be assimilated, and when it happens, the music turns out quite rewarding. The Quintet is clearly my favorite. Such a passionate work.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134259 on: April 23, 2019, 03:15:23 PM »
I love both the work and the rendition! The strings sound so exuberant!

Indeed. Of the three performances I own of Enescu’s Octet, this one is my favorite.
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