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jlaurson

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #60 on: February 16, 2013, 12:01:32 PM »
Just nowish this...



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Dorothee Mields / Hamburger Ratsmusik / S.Eckert

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There just can't be enough Dorothee Mields to go around, as far as I am concerned. After Love's Madness (#1 Best of 2012), this is her latest.


Now this:


Gottfried August Homilius
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Basel Madrigalists, L'arpa festante / Fritz Nf

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World Premiere Recording. Tremendously beautiful opening Chorale as I type.  Five tracks into it and already in love with Homilius.


This morning, after the boring Mozart, this:


(Traditional)
Makh tsu di Eygelekh
Yiddish Songs
Helene Schneiderman / G.Payer

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Based on one song that H.Schneiderman had recorded for the awesome "Christmas Songs" and "Lullabies" and "Folk Songs" series of SWR & Carus (which is so good, I want to have children because of it, pronto, just so I can expose them to it)... which was then expanded into this project. Last three tracks are of her parents singing the very songs they sang their daughter when she was a little girl.


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #61 on: February 16, 2013, 12:08:35 PM »
First time with Kertesz, or first time hearing the symphony ever? Because I still remember the first time I heard the symphony... I was 14, I think, and it was so dark and malevolent that I ended up frightened. Nowadays it's one of my favorite works ever, of course, but I still occasionally hear a performance that makes me feel afraid!

First time ever. I still have a lot of gaps when it comes to Dvořk, but the 7th definitely made a very strong first impression. Looking forward to giving it another run, perhaps with a different recording.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #62 on: February 16, 2013, 12:21:08 PM »
Chaikovsky, String Quartet No. 1 (Op. 11)

hard to overstate how much i like this piece

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #63 on: February 16, 2013, 12:28:33 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #64 on: February 16, 2013, 12:46:20 PM »
Why did I have to miss the revolutionary creation of this new thread?! ;)
Anyway, good evening everyone! :)


Porgy and Bess Suite 'Catfish Row'

Fantastic music! :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #65 on: February 16, 2013, 01:24:32 PM »
Mozart - The Symphonies
The Academy of Ancient Music
Jaap Schroeder - Christopher Hogwood



CD8: Symphonies Nos. 25 & 29

Suggested by this movie:

Isn't it funny? The truth just sounds different.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #66 on: February 16, 2013, 01:29:41 PM »
Cimarosa, Domenico (1749-1801) - Keyboard Sonatas, V.1/2 w/ Victor Sangiorgio on a modern piano.  Cimarosa, of course, was MOST famous as an opera composer - these KB works were discovered in the 1920s; most are in 3 movements, short, charming & melodic, and certainly not of the complexity of the latter solo sonatas written by Haydn or Mozart.  Excellent review of Vol. 1 HERE - :)

 



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #67 on: February 16, 2013, 01:35:13 PM »
Ottorino Respighi
Fontane di Roma


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #68 on: February 16, 2013, 02:12:57 PM »
Martinu: Piano Concerto No. 1 In D Major, H 149


Good morning all - now listening to Disc 1 of this set for the second time today. Its taking me quite a few listens to absorb this set but im getting there I think :)



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #69 on: February 16, 2013, 02:41:27 PM »
Finally reaching parity with the Dutch members of this forum - now playing CD1 from the following set for a first listen over this long weekend ...


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #70 on: February 16, 2013, 03:44:47 PM »



It's been a while since I last listened to this disc.  Some of the finest chamber music making extant.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #71 on: February 16, 2013, 03:49:10 PM »


Listening to disk 4, the stunning Sinfonietta, wow!

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #72 on: February 16, 2013, 07:54:06 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #73 on: February 16, 2013, 08:15:29 PM »


Listening to disk 4, the stunning Sinfonietta, wow!

Yes, an absolute masterpiece, Leo.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #74 on: February 16, 2013, 08:30:59 PM »
Today's listening log looks absolutely nutso, because 1. I listened to a lot of very short pieces, 10-12 minutes each, 2. I listened to four CDs I'm reviewing for MusicWeb, and 3. I mostly sat around the house. So the result is this gigantic behemoth of a Saturday listen:

*stars = first-ever listens to the works
+plus = living composer

Reichenauer: Quartet. Lenka Torgersen, Sergio Azzolini, Collegium Marianum
Fasch: Quartet. Torgersen, Azzolini, Semeradova, Collegium Marianum
Jiranek: Trio sonata. Torgersen, Zemanova, Collegium Marianum
Postel: Trio Sonata.  Torgersen, Zemanova, Collegium Marianum
Fasch: Concerto in C. Semeradova, Torgersen, Azzolini; Collegium Marianum
Orschler: Trio in F minor. Torgersen, Zemanova; Collegium Marianum
Chopin: Waltz Op 18. William Kapell
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto. Michael Collins; Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Debussy: La mer. New York PO; Bernstein
*Bird: the Soundtrack, tracks 7-9. Charlie Parker etc.
Borodin: Prince Igor overture. Philharmonia; Constantin Silvestri
Borodin: Polovtsian Dances. Conservatory Concert Orch; Constantin Silvestri
Copland: Clarinet Concerto. Michael Collins; Swedish Chamber Orchestra
+Kats-Chernin: Ornamental Airs. Michael Collins; Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No 2. Pascal Roge; Royal PO, Charles Dutoit
*Francaix: Variations sur un theme plaisant. Mainz Wind Ensemble; Jean Francaix, piano
*Francaix: Cinq portraits de jeunes filles. Jean Francaix, piano
*Francaix: Harpsichord concerto. Jean Francaix; Saarbrucken Radio SO, Emile Naoumoff
Onslow: Cello Sonata No 1. Maria Kliegel; Nina Tichman
*Onslow: Cello Sonata No 2. Maria Kliegel; Nina Tichman
*Onslow: Cello Sonata No 3. Maria Kliegel; Nina Tichman
Weber: Der Freischutz overture. Philharmonia; Constantin Silvestri
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Nights Dream overture. Philharmonia; Constantin Silvestri
Liszt: Les Preludes. Philharmonia; Constantin Silvestri
*Liszt: Tasso. Philharmonia; Constantin Silvestri
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No 4. Vienna Philharmonic; Constantin Silvestri
Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel overture. Philharmonia; Constantin Silvestri


I will say this, the Constantin Silvestri Complete EMI Recordings box set which arrived in my mailbox today is already, after just a few listens, promising to be a contender for my 2013 Purchase of the Year. Cannot WAIT to hear the rest.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #75 on: February 16, 2013, 08:43:42 PM »
Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps


For the rest of the day I plan to listen to Le Sacre from these 3 recordings and a bit of other Stravinsky too.



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #76 on: February 16, 2013, 08:45:50 PM »
Piotr Chaikovskii--Symphony No.3 in D Major, Op.29 {"Polish"}, performed by the Leonard Bernstein conducted New York Philharmonic.
Vaughan Williams--Symphony No.4 in F Minor and Symphony No.6 in E Minor, both featuring the Adrian Boult led New Philharmonia Orchestra.
Gustav Mahler--Symphony No.4 in G Major, with soprano Reri Grist and the New York Philharmonic under Maestro Bernstein.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #77 on: February 16, 2013, 08:46:42 PM »
Shostakovich

Symphony No. 4 in C minor, Op. 43


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #78 on: February 16, 2013, 11:40:34 PM »
RACHMANINOFF Vespers  op. 37/1
Johannes-Damascenus-Chor fr ostkirchliche Liturgie, Essen
Chor des Pptslichen Russischen Kollegs, Rom
passable, but a bit insecure compared to the  Russian choirs on other discs.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #79 on: February 17, 2013, 12:09:23 AM »
Yes, it has been a very, very popular idea from Romanticism onwards. Almost a dogma, I'd say: the eternal Bach.

Although my opinion stems from listening and watching a variety of YouTube videos and not, say, a 150-year old adage. ;) Nonetheless, it's interesting to know that this view has persisted for such a long time. :)
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