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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #82520 on: January 21, 2017, 01:22:08 AM »
Dvorak: Symphony No. 3 - Neumann/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.



I do not have any Dvorak symphonies under Neumann; I have put that set on my List.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #82521 on: January 21, 2017, 01:27:22 AM »
I do not have any Dvorak symphonies under Neumann; I have put that set on my List.
It's a good set, for sure.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #82522 on: January 21, 2017, 01:34:43 AM »
It's a good set, for sure.

I think it was you who first brought it to my attention  ;)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #82523 on: January 21, 2017, 02:27:04 AM »
Vecchi: L’Amfiparnaso, Prologue & Act 1 [Vartolo]....


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #82524 on: January 21, 2017, 02:45:38 AM »
Villa-Lobos, Five Preludes for guitar

The solo guitar music is effectively a "bonus disc" to go with the what's actually advertised on the front cover. First listen, and I'm not even sure that I own any other guitar music. If this is how good guitar music generally sounds... sign me up for more.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #82525 on: January 21, 2017, 02:51:34 AM »
J.S.BACH
Orchestral Suites

Musica Antiqua Koeln - Reinhard Goebel




It seems more traditional and quiet than that of Brandenburg's concerts  :-\
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #82526 on: January 21, 2017, 03:17:09 AM »
If this is how good guitar music generally sounds... sign me up for more.
Try too find Brittens "Nocturnal" after Dowland - a mesmerizing piece of guitar music.

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Very cheap and no texts - lamentably - but my shelves are filled with Schubert editions with texts. I think the set may have a downloadable text option.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #82527 on: January 21, 2017, 03:18:44 AM »
Albinoni: Trio Sonatas Op. 1 Nos. 1-3 [Guglielmo]....




Curious about your impressions..... :)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #82528 on: January 21, 2017, 03:19:37 AM »
I got it last month, and have been enjoying it greatly.  It fills in gaps in my Bruckner collection with the earlier versions of the Fourth and Eighth, both of which I've come to appreciate as valid alternatives to the more common revisions, if not necessarily replacements for them.  I think the weakest recording in there is her Fifth, unfortunately.
I think I don't really need yet another cycle ... Wand (Berlin, live 2001) seems to offer the original version of No. 8, right? And Gielen (SWR, live 2007) as well, I think.

I haven't heard the latter, so it's the former I'm recommending.
I found a rave review of the Dresden one, so that one goes to the buy list, I guess, as does the Blomstedt, if that if I can find it reasonably priced (and be sure the SA-CD will play on a CD player, too):

Bruckner 3rd was subject of BBC3 'Building a Library' program couple of weeks ago. Their final choice was also 1873 version - Blomstedt/Gewandhaus Leipzig recording on Querstand. The program is still available to stream for another ten days or so.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #82529 on: January 21, 2017, 03:20:27 AM »
Just in:


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #82530 on: January 21, 2017, 03:32:13 AM »
J.S.BACH
Orchestral Suites

Musica Antiqua Koeln - Reinhard Goebel



It seems more traditional and quiet than that of Brandenburg's concerts  :-\
IMO in hindsight it is only a handful of movements or even less among the MAK Bach that seem provocative. Mainly the outer movements of the 6th Brandenburg concert and the 3rd all of which are extremely fast and aggressive. The slow movements are slower than many other HIP recordings and while the fast movements of the other pieces are also often very fast, they are not extraordinarily so compared to later recordings such as Giardino armonico and others.

I don't have the ouverture suite complete but what I have heard of them is more mainstream, considerably more than e.g. Malloch's one to a part with the "slow sections" almost as fast as the fast ones. So if you want a *different* set of the suites, that would be Malloch (I am not a big fan of these suites anyway but the Malloch is really quite different).

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #82531 on: January 21, 2017, 03:38:17 AM »
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Vivaldi
Concertos with or without a mandolin or two
Europa Galante
Fabio Biondi

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #82532 on: January 21, 2017, 03:45:44 AM »
Barber, Medea's Meditation and Dance of Vengeance



Listening to this recording for the first time (I have one by Slatkin too). Having already listened to the fuller version of Medea from this box, I think this confirms it's one of my favourite Barber works.

Which surprises me as I'm not that heavily inclined to ballet music in general. Ballet tends to count as mildly interesting/nice to have, rather than essential.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #82533 on: January 21, 2017, 03:56:48 AM »
IMO in hindsight it is only a handful of movements or even less among the MAK Bach that seem provocative. Mainly the outer movements of the 6th Brandenburg concert and the 3rd all of which are extremely fast and aggressive. The slow movements are slower than many other HIP recordings and while the fast movements of the other pieces are also often very fast, they are not extraordinarily so compared to later recordings such as Giardino armonico and others.

I don't have the ouverture suite complete but what I have heard of them is more mainstream, considerably more than e.g. Malloch's one to a part with the "slow sections" almost as fast as the fast ones. So if you want a *different* set of the suites, that would be Malloch (I am not a big fan of these suites anyway but the Malloch is really quite different).



You are right about the Brandeburg's Concerts (I'll listen to them in the next few days).

These Suites of Goebel are extremely sharp, polyphony is very refined. The general impression is of extreme precision, perhaps this generates a bit of monotony. But it remains a magnificent and strongly recommended performance ! Diego Fasolis is more imaginative, Savall dramatic and symphonic, Koopman superficial.

Thanks for the advice, I never listened to Malloch.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #82534 on: January 21, 2017, 04:23:59 AM »
JS Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor BWV 1041 [Oistrakh/Goossens]....


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #82535 on: January 21, 2017, 04:26:09 AM »



Curious about your impressions..... :)

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They are well played with good presentation and recorded well with all lines balanced. Interpretation is on the “forceful” side [typical of Guglielmo I suppose] but not aggressive, with allegro tempi being brisk and adagios being a step above meditative. I like them. I hope that you understand what I am trying to say and that it helps.  :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #82536 on: January 21, 2017, 04:28:23 AM »
Reasonably fresh from the mail
Vivaldi
Concertos with or without a mandolin or two
Europa Galante
Fabio Biondi



That is a wonderful set. I always get the impression that the musicians really enjoyed themselves here  :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #82537 on: January 21, 2017, 04:50:28 AM »
Gideon Klein's intense string trio



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Re: What are you listening to now?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #82539 on: January 21, 2017, 05:03:34 AM »