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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96580 on: September 02, 2017, 11:17:28 PM »
JS Bach: Cantata Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen BWV 51 [Rifkin]....



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96581 on: September 02, 2017, 11:19:25 PM »
Ah yes, fresh vinyl! It's hard to find a sealed copy for a decent price. Overall, this is my favorite version.



Very nice  8) I am envious. Enjoy the set  :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96582 on: September 02, 2017, 11:32:58 PM »



Very nice  8) I am envious. Enjoy the set  :)

The artwork on those "Vinyls" (j/k, I promise ;D) is a lot nicer than the CD versions of the same set that I've seen :).

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96583 on: September 02, 2017, 11:50:26 PM »
Recent listening:



Sibelius: Symphony #1 In E Minor, Op. 39 - Barbirolli/Hallé Orchestra

Quite nice although it does seem a tad slow - probably not in the running for strongest version of #1 that I've heard, but I'm sure it won't be the last time I listen to it.

Sibelius: Symphony #3 In C, Op. 52 - Barbirolli/Hallé Orchestra

Noone else in my collection takes this Symphony as slowly as Barbirolli - I must admit that I don't really like this version (although I found it a bit less objectionable than usual this time).



Sibelius: Symphony #3 In C, Op. 52 - Vänskä/Lahti Symphony Orchestra

Very good - I must check out Vänskä's 2nd Cycle with Minnesota Orchestra at some stage..




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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96584 on: September 03, 2017, 12:18:31 AM »
JS Bach: Motet “Komm, Jesu, Komm!” BWV 229 [Willcocks]....


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96585 on: September 03, 2017, 12:25:21 AM »


D850 from the greatest Schubert interpreter in history.

It's good, obviously.

Not taking away any of the deserved accolades for Schnabel, but grom me Edwin Fischer gets high marks in Schubert  as well!  :)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96586 on: September 03, 2017, 12:50:59 AM »
I had been considering purchasing Haitink's Tchaikovsky recordings with the RCOA - After seeing your post something in my mind went "ping", So I will definitely be adding these recordings to my collection as soon as I am able to afford it :).

Don't do it, would my advice be.
His Tchaikovsky is rather dull, though the earliest symphonies (1 -3) come out best and are rather pretty.

If you'd like more Haitink, try his Bruckner or his beautiful (and underrated) Brahms symphonies.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96587 on: September 03, 2017, 01:07:48 AM »
Don't do it, would my advice be.
His Tchaikovsky is rather dull, though the earliest symphonies (1 -3) come out best and are rather pretty.

If you'd like more Haitink, try his Bruckner or his beautiful (and underrated) Brahms symphonies.

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Good stuff Que - thanks for your opinion.
I must admit to having a bit of a blood rush about the Tchaikovsky set now and feel like I really want it, but I'll try to calm down a bit (it's going to be a week before I can buy it anyway).
I'd certainly like to hear Haitink's Bruckner and Brahms recordings (for these I assume you mean his Concertgebouw versions?) - I'll seriously consider getting them at some stage; thanks :).

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96588 on: September 03, 2017, 01:51:03 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96589 on: September 03, 2017, 01:57:50 AM »
Leclair: Sonatas for Flute and Continuo [Rampal/Veyron-Lacroix]....


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96590 on: September 03, 2017, 02:22:21 AM »


A playlist of Pavans and Galiards by Byrd taken mostly from CD2 and CD7 of Moroney's big bird recording. I'm going to propose a hypothesis, without being at all certain of it. That in the recording for Harmonia Mundi, the first recording, Moroney makes the counterpoint sound more like the heart of the music, and in the recording for Hyperion he makes the melody the centre of the music. I'm really thinking of the Pavans more than the Galliards, the Pavans are more contrapuntal. There's also a subtle textural difference: I think there's more air between the notes in the earlier recording, the textures in the Hyperion sound busier.


It's a great joy to hear the muselar on Hyperion,  it makes the music sound sweet and tuneful.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96591 on: September 03, 2017, 03:37:30 AM »
Russian piano for this evening, all first listens:

1. Medtner, 4 Skazki, op.26 (Milne)
2. Scriabin, 2 Impromptus, op.12 (Lettberg)
3. Prokofiev, 10 pieces for piano from Romeo and Juliet, op.75 (Raekallio)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96592 on: September 03, 2017, 03:38:07 AM »
Fantaisie pour piano et orchestre.  From


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96593 on: September 03, 2017, 04:09:22 AM »
Time for Vinyl Sunday. Haydn's 88th from the following record...



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96594 on: September 03, 2017, 04:22:20 AM »
I had been considering purchasing Haitink's Tchaikovsky recordings with the RCOA - After seeing your post something in my mind went "ping", So I will definitely be adding these recordings to my collection as soon as I am able to afford it :).

Conor,

They are also included in the Haitink Symphony Edition (Decca box) along with his superb Bruckner and Mahler cycles. In whatever form you choose to buy it, you will be rewarded with honest, sophisticated, no-nonsense conducting, awesome execution and drop dead gorgeous sonics. Enjoy! 

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96595 on: September 03, 2017, 04:28:47 AM »
The return of MI prompted me to listen to



A work I discovered through him

What bothered me with this Zinman recording of Le Livre de la jungle is the fact that the conductor chose to present the tone poems in the order they were written, whereas Koechlin specifically requested a different order. Since they are spread over 2 discs, it becomes very cumbersome to listen to them in the right order, as you have to change discs all the time. BUT: the interpretations, playing and sonics are to notch. I arranged with a friend with suitable equipment to re-record everything in the right order. Makes a big difference !

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96596 on: September 03, 2017, 04:32:34 AM »
Vinyl Sunday continues...


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96597 on: September 03, 2017, 04:35:03 AM »
JS Bach: 4 Canons [Leonhardt]....





Another vinyl Sunday here  8)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96598 on: September 03, 2017, 04:36:17 AM »



I have listened to a lot of Reiner in Richard Strauss in the past but I am totally unfamiliar with his Haydn.
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« Reply #96599 on: September 03, 2017, 04:41:46 AM »
I have listened to a lot of Reiner in Richard Strauss in the past but I am totally unfamiliar with his Haydn.

Truthfully it was a little bland. Reiner is great in other areas, such as Strauss as you mentioned, and even the Mozart 41 on this record is thrilling, and worthy of many, many listens. But I could list a dozens of other conductors I would've preferred to listen to perform Haydn.