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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137480 on: June 15, 2019, 04:15:57 PM »


Violin concerto

Terrific and ardent performance of a neglected concerto. The brass sound fabulous.




Piano concerto No. 3

This is my favorite by him. Frolicsome, lyrical and more concise than others.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137481 on: June 15, 2019, 04:27:46 PM »


Symphonies 1 and 2.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137482 on: June 15, 2019, 04:36:01 PM »
A couple of years ago I saw a survey of professional musicians about who was the greatest child prodigy (it might even have been shared by someone on this forum, I don't remember for certain). Mendelssohn won. I believe Glazunov was second. I don't think Mozart came that close.

Well, I'm in agreement, although I believe Wolfie would be in the top echelon, regardless of the exact numerical placement - Dave :)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137484 on: June 15, 2019, 06:04:37 PM »
Stunning playing and sound. (In 2-ch--haven't tried m-ch yet.)


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137485 on: June 15, 2019, 07:19:47 PM »
Stunning playing and sound. (In 2-ch--haven't tried m-ch yet.)


I impulse-bought all of Marchionda's CDs recently and they are all great.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137486 on: June 15, 2019, 08:12:08 PM »
Il Giardino Armonico: La morte della Ragione -The Death of Reason

Strong potential for ALBUM OF THE YEAR right here!
Exemplary playing from Giovanni Antonini and the Il Giardino Armonico as they travel from Renaissance to Baroque with an amazing variety of works. I love that one of my favorite early works, La Déploration de Johannes Ockeghem by Josquin des Prez, was included, I've never heard it performed as an instrumental version, but it's just as lovely.
The CD packaging is more of a book than a case. It's filled with paintings and writings that reflect the era and atmosphere of the music.


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137487 on: June 15, 2019, 08:45:44 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137488 on: June 15, 2019, 09:44:16 PM »
Early morning listening (volume turned down!):
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137489 on: June 15, 2019, 09:51:43 PM »
I impulse-bought all of Marchionda's CDs recently and they are all great.
Indeed. Sometimes his tempos are a bit slower than other guitarists, but his transcriptions are usually more faithful to the originals; thus, they are more difficult to play.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137490 on: June 15, 2019, 10:05:27 PM »
Elgar: Introduction & Allegro for Strings [Boult]





This is a work that I have always admired for its somewhat dark and disconcerting nature. It is given a robust performance here.
Nostalgia Trip  :)

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Kleiberg: Symphony 1 'The Bell Reef'
Thanks to 'J' for introducing me to this hauntingly atmospheric work. One of the many great discoveries that I have made through GMG.
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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 #137491 on: June 15, 2019, 10:22:01 PM »
Morning listening:


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137492 on: June 15, 2019, 11:30:20 PM »
Hildegard Von Bingen:






Symphonia virginum: O dulcissime amator
Responsory: Spiritui sancto
Responsory: Favus distillans

The ability to talk comes with knowledge. The ability to listen comes with wisdom.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137493 on: June 15, 2019, 11:32:32 PM »



I didn't listen to the other works on the CD, so I'm sorry for not saying anything interesting about them, but the Violin Concerto is impressive.

No problem at all and thank you for posting the CD.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137494 on: June 15, 2019, 11:34:39 PM »


Symphonies 1 and 2.

I have not listened to that set in a long time. I must excavate it soon.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137495 on: June 15, 2019, 11:37:18 PM »
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That is a great set and I have fond memories of first discovering it many years ago.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137496 on: June 15, 2019, 11:38:59 PM »
That is a great set and I have fond memories of first discovering it many years ago.

Always like Cluytens, especially his recording of the Ravel piano concertos and Shostakovich's 11th Symphony.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137497 on: June 15, 2019, 11:40:02 PM »



Nostalgia Trip  :)


I will have you emotionally exhausted before too long Jeffrey with all of these trips down Memory Lane.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137498 on: June 15, 2019, 11:42:44 PM »
Always like Cluytens, especially his recording of the Ravel piano concertos and Shostakovich's 11th Symphony.

I also like him in any vocal works where I have heard him.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137499 on: June 16, 2019, 12:04:20 AM »
I will have you emotionally exhausted before too long Jeffrey with all of these trips down Memory Lane.

 :laugh:
And behind the slime and the croaking there was , sure enough, like an old master beneath a layer of dirt, the noble outline of that divine music. - Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf.