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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #136180 on: May 23, 2019, 11:50:38 AM »
She played Op. 10/3 as encore.

I saw Op. 10/3 and thought Beethoven. That's some encore! But, oh, Chopin, nevermind.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #136181 on: May 23, 2019, 11:59:55 AM »
I saw Op. 10/3 and thought Beethoven. That's some encore! But, oh, Chopin, nevermind.

 :D

Now that you got me started, though, take that:

Compared to Chopin, Beethoven is a semibarbaric nature whose great soul has been badly educated so that it had never learned to distinguish clearly between the sublime and the adventurous, between the simple and what was mediocre and in bad taste. --- Nietzsche

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #136182 on: May 23, 2019, 12:25:44 PM »
Robert de Visée (c. 1655-1732/33) - Suites et al w/ period instruments (as listed on the back of the 4-CD jewel box) - from his Wiki bio, he 'was a lutenist, guitarist, theorboist and viol player at the court of the French kings Louis XIV and Louis XV, as well as a singer and composer for lute, theorbo and guitar.'  Apparently, one of his duties was to put the Sun king to sleep w/ his guitar playing - delightful music.  Dave :)

 

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #136183 on: May 23, 2019, 12:37:26 PM »
:D

Now that you got me started, though, take that:

Compared to Chopin, Beethoven is a semibarbaric nature whose great soul has been badly educated so that it had never learned to distinguish clearly between the sublime and the adventurous, between the simple and what was mediocre and in bad taste. --- Nietzsche

 :laugh:

This is the same Nietzsche that was seen conversing with the hindquarters of an ass that he had mistaken for Richard Wagner? :)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #136184 on: May 23, 2019, 01:31:05 PM »
I found the von der Goltz Bach partitas on streaming and tried Partita No. 3. Really, really enjoyed it. Cheers, Jens and Scarpia...will definitely listen to the rest.

Now, my favorite Sibelius 2 (and yes, I know this is an eccentric choice!):



I'm a big fan of Paray/Detroit, but I've not heard that recording. I should, including the Dvorak coupling.

von der Goltz is on my wishlist, but I decided to listen to this other recording I've had for a few years, Amandine Beyer.



Just superb. The fast bits play themselves (well, if you have the technique) but I love the way she shapes the slow movements, particularly the double, triple, quadruple stopping. (Well, based on listening to Sonata 1 and Partita 1). Very fine!


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #136185 on: May 23, 2019, 02:54:20 PM »


Delightful. Just delightful. :)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #136186 on: May 23, 2019, 02:56:33 PM »
Delightful. Just delightful. :)

...interesting.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #136187 on: May 23, 2019, 03:13:43 PM »
A high-voltage performance with sound to match. I hope this is the beginning of a new cycle.


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #136188 on: May 23, 2019, 04:09:20 PM »
Whew, now on my third run through Russell Sherman's Beethoven piano sonata cycle. This is the most addicting cycle I've heard since Lucchesini's; not that the two are even remotely comparable in style. Arrau's Debussy recordings from the big Philips box has also been in my heavy rotation recently.


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #136189 on: May 23, 2019, 04:42:15 PM »
I think you're overdosing on Wolfgang Amadeus!  :o

I'm pacing myself.
And about to break for Stravinsky!
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #136190 on: May 23, 2019, 04:43:55 PM »
Stunning.



I just cannot help smiling at the name
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #136191 on: May 23, 2019, 05:23:27 PM »
I just cannot help smiling at the name
Constantly, I am sure...
Do what I must do, and let what must happen happen.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #136192 on: May 23, 2019, 05:24:18 PM »
Mahler: Symphony No. 8 "Symphony of a Thousand"
Warsaw National Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Antoni Wit
Naxos



This sounds really, really good with my new headphones (ok, IEMs).

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01A60I4P6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #136193 on: May 23, 2019, 05:31:01 PM »
Thread Duty:

Louis Andriessen
De Stijl (Part 3 of De Materie
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #136194 on: May 23, 2019, 05:38:50 PM »
It is not possible to overdose on Mozart


CDs 3 and 4
#4 in G K41
#6 in B Flat K238
#3 in D K40
#10 in E Flat K 365 for 2 pianos [Till Engel second pianist]
#11 in F K413
#12 in A K414
#13 in C K415

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #136195 on: May 23, 2019, 06:12:15 PM »
Continuing my journey through RVW’s symphonic cycle with Thomson at the mantle:

Symphony No. 4 in F minor
Bryden Thomson, conductor
LSO


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #136196 on: May 23, 2019, 06:57:26 PM »
One more work before bed:

Moeran
Two Pieces for Small Orchestra (Lonely Waters, Whythorne’s Shadow)
Vernon Handley, conductor
Ulster Orchestra


“Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.” - Claude Debussy

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #136197 on: May 23, 2019, 07:32:43 PM »
I just cannot help smiling at the name

The name is very familiar to me. Landau and Lifshitz were the standard  physics textbooks in the Soviet Union, also translated and published in the west.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #136198 on: May 23, 2019, 07:34:09 PM »
It is not possible to overdose on Mozart

CDs 3 and 4
#4 in G K41
#6 in B Flat K238
#3 in D K40
#10 in E Flat K 365 for 2 pianos [Till Engel second pianist]
#11 in F K413
#12 in A K414
#13 in C K415

That’s not my experience. :)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #136199 on: May 23, 2019, 07:57:23 PM »
One more work before bed:

Moeran
Two Pieces for Small Orchestra (Lonely Waters, Whythorne’s Shadow)
Vernon Handley, conductor
Ulster Orchestra




Two great CDs! (Moeran and VW No.4)

TD
Symphony 24 (Miaskovsky)
One of his finest I think.

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