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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137520 on: June 16, 2019, 06:33:49 AM »



Those Capucon brothers are pretty good.  A major label really ought to sign them.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137521 on: June 16, 2019, 07:37:33 AM »
Stanford: String Quartet No. 4 [Dante Quartet]





The opening movement is powerful, intense and passionate. The second movement is a good contrast to the first one and is lighter in tone, flits about and yet still has depth and body in its content. The Adagio is rich in melodic and harmonic content. The final movement is a jaunty, buoyant affair which is energetically delivered.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137522 on: June 16, 2019, 07:38:42 AM »

I will join you in listening to some Pandolfo:



Cheers!

Cheers and happy listening.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137523 on: June 16, 2019, 07:43:12 AM »
The Organ Works [Isoir] CDs 3 - 6





I just want to register my continued wonder at the quality of this set which has not lagged for one moment.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137524 on: June 16, 2019, 08:12:10 AM »
I hope it doesn't disappoint.

Sorry to see the Baron seems to have left us, always an engaging/intelligent presence I found. Hope he finds his way back.

Anyroad, just to say the Karajan was not a disappointment at all, quite the opposite. My experience of Karajan is not always wildly enthusiastic, so this counts as something of a bucking of the trend, for which many belated thanks.

I'm sure I'm repeating myself, but I don't care: I'm a huge fan of the [Hindemith] Opus 50 Konzertmusik.

Another excellent tip, which pushed me to listen to the music (in the Blomstedt, SFO recording), a very successful piece indeed! And another opened door for me, for which I'm very grateful.


Also recently spun:



Stravinsky Piano Sonata


Quite bare-boughed music, played with a distance and directness, even an elegant ordinariness, that suits it well I think. An excellent recording, which I found myself preferring to my memories of Andor Foldes or Soulima Stravinsky (the only others I know), though that could have something to do with the superior recorded sound, which seemed particularly relevant here for some reason.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137525 on: June 16, 2019, 08:49:21 AM »
Dowland: Lute Music Vol. 3 [North]






Pavana Johan Douland
Galliard on a Galliard of Bachelar
Almain

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137526 on: June 16, 2019, 09:10:29 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137527 on: June 16, 2019, 09:55:30 AM »
Haydn: String Quartet Op. 42 [Kodaly Quartet]





This is wonderful music and music making. The acoustic is a little dry but one soon aclimatises.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137528 on: June 16, 2019, 10:41:01 AM »
I'm sure I'm repeating myself, but I don't care: I'm a huge fan of the Opus 50 Konzertmusik.

I echo your enthusiasm. Steinberg/Boston SO (DG) is an especially fine rendition.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137529 on: June 16, 2019, 11:43:29 AM »
I'm a huge fan of the Opus 50 Konzertmusik.

So am I. Listening to the Ormandy version now:




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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137530 on: June 16, 2019, 01:32:02 PM »
Pierre Boulez

pling plong......  ::)

 
Playing those "plings" and "plongs" exactly as written is extremely difficult! As my wife said when I worked on a thorny guitar piece and told her how hard it was to play,"So, it's ugly and it's hard to play? What's the point?" I really didn't have a good answer!!

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137531 on: June 16, 2019, 02:34:56 PM »
Quite a wild ride!


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137532 on: June 16, 2019, 02:36:27 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137533 on: June 16, 2019, 04:31:38 PM »
So am I. Listening to the Ormandy version now:




Sarge

I’m a die-hard fan of the Steinberg/BSO version, but being a die-hard fan of Ormandy, I feel duty bound to investigate this  :).

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137534 on: June 16, 2019, 04:42:35 PM »


What a musical home run Cantus Arcticus is! There was never anything like it before (1960) and AFAIK it has not been imitated since.

I think I prefer Max Pommer’s version of the 3rd symphony, although this is perfectly valid. The fat sound of the RSNO brass and Lintu’s more legato approach give the work a slightly sticky feel, but that’s just my (very subjective) feeling.

A fascinating disc, with three highly contrasted but complementary works.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137535 on: June 16, 2019, 04:54:12 PM »
Currently enjoying:



The cover image might ring a bell

TD

I don't think I havd heard these works before.
CD includes two pieces for violin and piano.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137536 on: June 16, 2019, 08:16:37 PM »
Morning listening:


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137537 on: June 16, 2019, 10:19:33 PM »
Haydn: String Quartet Op. 42 [Kodaly Quartet]





This is wonderful music and music making. The acoustic is a little dry but one soon aclimatises.

Agreed. The Kodaly are the Aeolian SQ of the digital age. I quite like a dry acoustic for string quartets.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137538 on: June 17, 2019, 12:10:28 AM »
Playing those "plings" and "plongs" exactly as written is extremely difficult! As my wife said when I worked on a thorny guitar piece and told her how hard it was to play,"So, it's ugly and it's hard to play? What's the point?" I really didn't have a good answer!!

 Ah..... you were flabbergasted by the lucidity of your wife   ;)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #137539 on: June 17, 2019, 01:39:42 AM »
The cover image might ring a bell

TD

I don't think I havd heard these works before.
CD includes two pieces for violin and piano.
DK's Cello Concerto No.2 is his masterpiece I think. He is often seen as rather 'lightweight' and conformist but that is a work of considerable depth and one of my favourite cello concertos.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

 

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