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Offline Todd

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #87840 on: March 20, 2017, 06:45:49 PM »





Dueling Op 7s.  Oppitz is stern, efficient, and never plays less than commendably.  Levinas is fleeter, lighter in feel but not in weight, is far more expressive in the Largo without resorting to histrionics, and generally just obliterates Oppitz in this work. 
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #87841 on: March 20, 2017, 07:19:36 PM »
Now:



I’m listening to this whole recording. It doesn’t matter what part of this recording I go to whether it be the first work, the next to last work, etc., it’s high quality music and this is an essential Ives recording that no Ivesian should be without. It’s OOP, but I imagine it can be tracked down for a good price.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #87842 on: March 20, 2017, 07:49:08 PM »
Now playing the Concord Sonata from this excellent recording:

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #87843 on: March 20, 2017, 09:03:08 PM »
This morning: act 2


I don't know if Kleiber had been assisted by some recording artifices, and I don't care. What he's doing here with the orchestra is absolutely stunning. The most gorgeous music in a sublime recording.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #87845 on: March 20, 2017, 10:27:49 PM »
Second time through my Jeanne d'Arc...

This time I watched it on Amazon Prime, with subtitles. Quite a different experience when you know what they're singing about.

This is really an amazing discovery for me.  Highest rating.

I'm sure I'll be playing it again soon.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #87846 on: March 20, 2017, 10:31:22 PM »
By the way, if anybody is a little foggy on the Joan of Arc story, this is a quite decent guide:



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #87847 on: March 20, 2017, 11:26:56 PM »
This evening's listening:



Playing versions by:

Haitink/BPO
Gergiev/Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra




Stravinsky: The Soldiers Tale Suite
Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #87848 on: March 21, 2017, 12:36:12 AM »
Man I'm gonna be so emotionally exhausted tomorrow:  :laugh:



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #87849 on: March 21, 2017, 01:17:05 AM »
Sibelius' 2nd:



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #87850 on: March 21, 2017, 01:44:29 AM »
You can safely assume you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #87851 on: March 21, 2017, 02:23:42 AM »
I don't know if Kleiber had been assisted by some recording artifices, and I don't care. What he's doing here with the orchestra is absolutely stunning. The most gorgeous music in a sublime recording.
I'm kinda ashamed to say that I've usually ignored this recording....every time I listen to it I notice a kind of magic that can't be heard in any other recording.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #87853 on: March 21, 2017, 02:58:52 AM »

Seriously considering this... but should I get the CD or DVD? Hummm...
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #87854 on: March 21, 2017, 03:59:33 AM »
You can safely assume you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #87856 on: March 21, 2017, 04:30:14 AM »
Test-drive Tuesday
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String Quartet No. 6, Op. 78 (1961)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #87857 on: March 21, 2017, 04:31:55 AM »
Seriously considering this... but should I get the CD or DVD? Hummm...
Been asking myself the very same question, ever since it was released ... and more recently again when I was at the local alpha distributor and held both in my hands (I bought so much that day, I didn't feel I had to make up my mind there and then, luckily).
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #87858 on: March 21, 2017, 05:20:27 AM »
Test-drive Tuesday
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String Quartet No. 7, Op. 86 (1964-5)
Kontra Quartet


Villa-Lobos
String Quartets Nos. 3 (1917), 8 (1944) & 14 (1953)
Cuarteto Latinoamericano

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #87859 on: March 21, 2017, 05:21:51 AM »
I'm sorry to say that I am not too impressed by the Louise Farrenc symphonies,I listened to last night. Impressed by her own personal achievement,yes;but try as I might,I find a dearth of memorable ideas,or indeed anything my mind can get a grip on in any of her symphonies,amidst all that,admittedly,vigorous writing. And this after several listening sessions!! :( Oh well,each to his own! I like Draeseke,what would I know?!! ::) ;D  On the other hand,these symphonies,by Salomon Jadassohn,are a different matter altogether. I find these full of satisfying ideas and melodic invention. I have only played side 1,so far,though.  Although I did play both cds when I received the set. The Cavatine for Violin and Orchestra is absolutely lovely. I got this set after reading several enthusiastic reviews. Harry's Classical Music Corner being the deciding factor. Although,I take his point about the Cavatine. I thoroughly enjoyed it;but he undoubtedly knows more about music than me! If it can sound any better than this,it would surely sound absolutely sublime?!! Great choice of artwork from Cpo as usual. Cd 2 coming up!! :) :) :)


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