Author Topic: What are you listening to now?  (Read 5275557 times)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96580 on: August 13, 2017, 05:52:04 AM »
1st listen:


The voice of Nuria Rial and the superb way she sings are so gorgeous that it hardly matters what she sings anymore....  :D
But the music is definitely some very nice Telemann all the same, adding to the excellence of this recording.
Considering Rial is not a native speaker, her German sounds pretty good.

Count me in as a fan of this Spanish soprano.... :)

Two of Telemann's violin concertos are mixed in, with the ensemble's conductor Julia Schröder playing the solo part.
I am quite enjoying them, but wouldn't have minded more Rial all the same....

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96581 on: August 13, 2017, 06:04:48 AM »
Nielsen, Music to five poems of J.P. Jacobsen, op.4

Streaming off the carlnielsen.org website, but I'm pretty sure they come from this album:


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96582 on: August 13, 2017, 06:17:16 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96583 on: August 13, 2017, 06:17:55 AM »


I have known Spohr through his chamber music so far (witty, melodious, always well-crafted). The same qualities apply in his symphonies, but they do not make up for real inspiration and originality, which are in short supply here.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96584 on: August 13, 2017, 07:05:41 AM »
JS Bach: Goldberg Variations [Serkin]....


      


Beautiful playing! Comparable with Gould methinks.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96585 on: August 13, 2017, 07:34:51 AM »


I have known Spohr through his chamber music so far (witty, melodious, always well-crafted). The same qualities apply in his symphonies, but they do not make up for real inspiration and originality, which are in short supply here.

I would like to disagree :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96586 on: August 13, 2017, 07:42:19 AM »
I'm not surprised  ;D

My lack of enthusiasm must be counted as a reaction to what I perceive as an absence of boldness in his themes or his treatment of orchestral textures. It is all very pleasant and well crafted. Spohr excoriated Beethoven over his 5th symphony (the finale esp.), preferring instead "dignity" and "organic evolution" (I'm quoting the booklet notes). I don't think Spohr lacked anything as a composer, rather his inclinations and tastes didn't make him pursue the kind of clashes Beethoven was famous for.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96587 on: August 13, 2017, 07:44:32 AM »
JS Bach: Italian Concerto [Leslie Pearson]....





A fine performance and interpretation.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96588 on: August 13, 2017, 07:50:41 AM »
Kilar's Piano Concerto...


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96589 on: August 13, 2017, 08:53:26 AM »


Andrew Manze / Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Vaughan Williams: A Pastoral Symphony; Symphony No. 4

Release Date March 24, 2017
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96590 on: August 13, 2017, 08:54:37 AM »
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 [Brendel]....


   
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96591 on: August 13, 2017, 09:00:38 AM »
Chin: Acrostichon-Wortspiel
Piia Komsi, Ensemble Intercontemporain, cond. Ono



Carter: Interventions
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, BBC Symphony Orchestra, cond. Knussen



Decided to check this out on a streaming service.  Might warrant a purchase indeed.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96592 on: August 13, 2017, 09:42:59 AM »
That is interesting. The Violin Concertos are my least favoured of Mozart's music. Perhaps Faust might be my answer.

Did you ever try Carmagnola with Abbado?

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96593 on: August 13, 2017, 09:45:01 AM »
Nielsen
Two Preludes, FS 137
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96594 on: August 13, 2017, 10:19:05 AM »
You like a heavy breakfast!  :D

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 :laugh:

I had a heavy lunch too with Bruckner 6 / Celi  8)

Now for a lighter dinner :

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96595 on: August 13, 2017, 10:27:19 AM »


Quartet no 1 (1946).

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96596 on: August 13, 2017, 11:23:49 AM »


Kristjan Järvi / MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
Philip Glass: Aguas da Amazonia

Release Date May 19, 2017
Duration51:21
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96597 on: August 13, 2017, 12:06:54 PM »


Quartet no 1 (1946).
A very lucky man! ??? You've got the actual cd set,have you?!!

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96598 on: August 13, 2017, 12:07:56 PM »


Leonhardt plays Bach, now on Seon, I was prompted to go to this after hearing Leon Berben play the Chromatic Famtasy. This document from Leonhardt is very bold and original. It contains a transcription of a cello suite (BWV 1010), the C Minor suite BWV 995, which is the 5th cello suite transcribed, and the aforementioned BWv 903. The Zak 1729 sounds very muscular.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #96599 on: August 13, 2017, 12:10:12 PM »
On now! Powerful,vintage performances.


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