Author Topic: What are you listening to now?  (Read 3571245 times)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #87840 on: March 20, 2017, 04:00:42 PM »
I have the former but not the latter. Cheers.  :)

Enjoy, my friend!
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #87841 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 #87842 on: March 20, 2017, 07:19:36 PM »
Now:



Im listening to this whole recording. It doesnt matter what part of this recording I go to whether it be the first work, the next to last work, etc., its high quality music and this is an essential Ives recording that no Ivesian should be without. Its 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 #87843 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 #87844 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?
« Reply #87845 on: March 20, 2017, 10:03:48 PM »
"Where we're from, the birds sing a pretty song and there's always music in the air"

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #87846 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 #87847 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 #87848 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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I like old music :)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #87849 on: March 21, 2017, 12:36:12 AM »
Man I'm gonna be so emotionally exhausted tomorrow:  :laugh:


"Where we're from, the birds sing a pretty song and there's always music in the air"

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #87850 on: March 21, 2017, 01:17:05 AM »
Sibelius' 2nd:


"Where we're from, the birds sing a pretty song and there's always music in the air"

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #87851 on: March 21, 2017, 01:44:29 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #87852 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 #87854 on: March 21, 2017, 02:58:52 AM »

Seriously considering this... but should I get the CD or DVD? Hummm...
Do what I must do, and let what must happen happen.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #87855 on: March 21, 2017, 03:59:33 AM »
Be Impeccable With Your Word
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Re: What are you listening to now?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #87857 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 #87858 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 #87859 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


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String Quartets Nos. 3 (1917), 8 (1944) & 14 (1953)
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