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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98580 on: September 13, 2017, 12:32:32 PM »
Nyman, Wonderland

Does so much with so little. There's a couple brief, simple, fragments that are the basis of everything in this score.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98581 on: September 13, 2017, 12:36:10 PM »
Thoughts?
By the way, that's my favorite Weinberg too, although Symphony No. 3, the piano quintet & trio, and the light music Moldavian Rhapsody are also in the running.

EDIT: Forgot the CPO discs of chamber music with Elisaveta Blumina, everything on those goes on this list too.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98582 on: September 13, 2017, 01:27:53 PM »
Disc 13/30, chamber music. Sonata in a minor for violin and piano. Phantasy Quintet, Six Studies in English Folk Songs for cello and piano; string quartet no. 2 in a minor. The variations movement of the violin sonata is typical VW, winding down in Lark Ascending mode. The preceding movement is atypical VW, a wiry, grating allegro furioso scherzo.

The cello/ piano works are playing as I write. Beautiful.


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98583 on: September 13, 2017, 01:37:05 PM »
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." - Confucius

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98584 on: September 13, 2017, 01:37:43 PM »
Harrison’s Symphony No. 2, “Elegiac” -

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98585 on: September 13, 2017, 01:46:21 PM »
Breakfast Mozart: Symphony No.25 in G minor


My memory was that I wasn't quite on board with the 1st movement, so this morning has already been a success as I thoroughly enjoyed it. The 2nd is progressing nicely at the time of writing...

EDIT: It should be noted that, according to the records I keep, my last "memory" was from November 2010. Yikes.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98586 on: September 13, 2017, 01:58:53 PM »
Weinberg
Cello Concerto
Claes Gunnarsson
Göteborgs Symfoniker
Svedlund

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I don't get it.  What's interesting about this music to people here?

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98587 on: September 13, 2017, 02:06:29 PM »
Recently: Louis Vierne's Organ Symphonies IV and VI !

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And I found this: the Sixth played on a theater organ!  :o ??? 8)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98588 on: September 13, 2017, 02:10:16 PM »
I don't get it.  What's interesting about this music to people here?

I don't think anyone said it was interesting. They said they liked it.

PS Thanks for tipping me from "should listen to that later" to "must listen to that now". I quite like it.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98589 on: September 13, 2017, 02:14:38 PM »
I don't get it.  What's interesting about this music to people here?

It’s beautiful, lyrical, soothes the soul, etc. Need any other explanation be given?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98590 on: September 13, 2017, 02:17:44 PM »
It’s beautiful, lyrical, soothes the soul, etc. Need any other explanation be given?

But I don't hear anything beautiful in it.  It just sounds like the musical equivalent of a bunch of hastily compiled run-on sentences.  From my standpoint, it's talking about emotion in a way that evokes no emotion whatsoever for me.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98591 on: September 13, 2017, 02:37:24 PM »
Harrison’s Symphony No. 2, “Elegiac” -



I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on this one, John :) I've been meaning to investigate Harrison's music for a while but have never gotten around to it.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98592 on: September 13, 2017, 02:41:11 PM »
I don't get it.  What's interesting about this music to people here?
Its atonality.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98593 on: September 13, 2017, 02:42:49 PM »
But I don't hear anything beautiful in it.  It just sounds like the musical equivalent of a bunch of hastily compiled run-on sentences.  From my standpoint, it's talking about emotion in a way that evokes no emotion whatsoever for me.

Then don't listen to it. Unless of course you get trapped somewhere with a limited range of musical options, but in general there are 59,000 other things you can derive enjoyment from.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98594 on: September 13, 2017, 02:46:48 PM »
I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on this one, John :) I've been meaning to investigate Harrison's music for a while but have never gotten around to it.

Lou Harrison is a fantastic composer, Kyle. Right up your alley (I would think). This particular work from Harrison, his Elegiac Symphony, is absolutely gorgeous. The last movement, in particular, breaks my heart. There’s a lyricism that runs through all of Harrison’s work, which I think you’ll find highly appealing.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98595 on: September 13, 2017, 02:49:22 PM »
But I don't hear anything beautiful in it.  It just sounds like the musical equivalent of a bunch of hastily compiled run-on sentences.  From my standpoint, it's talking about emotion in a way that evokes no emotion whatsoever for me.

I'm sorry to hear that.  The Weinberg concerto is one of the great cello concertos. 

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98596 on: September 13, 2017, 02:49:44 PM »
But I don't hear anything beautiful in it.  It just sounds like the musical equivalent of a bunch of hastily compiled run-on sentences.  From my standpoint, it's talking about emotion in a way that evokes no emotion whatsoever for me.

Okay, well...good luck? :-\ I don’t really know what to tell you other than listen to music in which you do get gratification from.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98597 on: September 13, 2017, 03:00:59 PM »
Then don't listen to it. Unless of course you get trapped somewhere with a limited range of musical options, but in general there are 59,000 other things you can derive enjoyment from.

I was just interested to see if anyone here could explain what attracted them to it.  Maybe I will change my mind in the future.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98598 on: September 13, 2017, 03:05:24 PM »
I was just interested to see if anyone here could explain what attracted them to it.  Maybe I will change my mind in the future.

And I told you what attracted me to the work but your response of “I don’t hear any beauty in it” and then going to on to criticize it as "the musical equivalent of a bunch of hastily compiled run-on sentences” doesn’t really open yourself up to any kind of conversation. It’s like me saying I dislike vanilla ice cream and you saying you love vanilla cream. Neither one of us is going to change the other’s mind, because they were made up well before the opinion was actually stated.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98599 on: September 13, 2017, 03:16:18 PM »
Now:

Quiet City
Symphony No. 3


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