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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #81900 on: January 11, 2017, 11:46:31 PM »
Early morning listening:



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #81901 on: January 11, 2017, 11:48:36 PM »
Schumann: Piano Quintet, Piano Quartet - Juilliard Quartet/Bernstein/Gould.



A Golden Oldie - love it.... :)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #81902 on: January 12, 2017, 01:12:29 AM »
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor (version for two pianos) - Silke-Thora Matthies/Köhn.


I already have the version for piano duet and between that and this one it's an interesting experience - especially as it's kind of helping me hear things in the concerto a little more clearly.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #81903 on: January 12, 2017, 01:54:26 AM »
Schumann: Cello Concerto - Haitink/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Schiff.



Very nice!  They may accuse me of having it both ways, but I do not think there is anything wrong with Schumann's scoring.  And I also enjoy the added color in the Shostakovich re-orchestration.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #81904 on: January 12, 2017, 02:19:02 AM »
To my ears this is how Machaut should be performed. It feels totally authentic to me.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #81905 on: January 12, 2017, 02:41:57 AM »
I haven't seen you around here in awhile, Daverz. I hope you're doing well. I've been contemplating on whether I needed another Debussy disc of orchestral music, but no thanks to you and your comment about this MTT recording, I still have one more left to purchase now. ;) ;D

Kind of you to ask.   I've been hanging out more on a facebook classical group started by some friends.  But that group, which was cozy for a while, seems to have regressed toward the mean level of conversation on facebook, so here I am again. 

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #81906 on: January 12, 2017, 02:45:22 AM »
Llibre Vermell de Montserrat : Pilgrim songs & dances
New London Consort and Philip Pickett


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #81907 on: January 12, 2017, 03:10:44 AM »
Now:



Listening to L'enfant et les sortilèges. One of the most magnificent works of the 20th Century.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #81908 on: January 12, 2017, 03:19:52 AM »
Schumann composed some of the most magnificent oratorios of the 19th century


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #81909 on: January 12, 2017, 03:43:23 AM »
The second set of Impromptus, D.935



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #81910 on: January 12, 2017, 04:44:35 AM »
I'm also fan of Markevitch' Tchaikovsky - for the reasons you stated - but only know his London cycle.
Didn't know of this BPO recording - thanks for posting!  :)

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It's a very nice recording, can't say I prefer it to Mravinsky as Andre but still definitely worth hearing. I find it quite interesting also as a tribute to flexibility of early 50s Berlin Philharmonic. It's nearly contemporary recording with Furtwangler's Pathetique with the same orchestra from two years earlier and it's great to hear how well they cope with two interpretations which are polar opposites in terms of both vision and style.



Prompted by the Dvorak thread I'm listening to my favorite recording of Dvorak's 3rd. The lushness and sweep of Chung and the VPO in endlessly melodic piece as the 3rd is almost intoxicating. Shame that chances of hearing it live (outside Czech Republic) are pretty slim I guess. 

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #81911 on: January 12, 2017, 04:46:40 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #81912 on: January 12, 2017, 05:34:01 AM »
I wanna be a Machaut Man:

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #81913 on: January 12, 2017, 05:40:54 AM »
I wanna be a Machaut Man:

That Parrott recording is one of the best (imo) of the Machaut mass.  A new reissue is coming out this month and although I already have the LP I have pre-ordered the CD.  I am wondering if any remastering has been done.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #81914 on: January 12, 2017, 05:44:33 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #81915 on: January 12, 2017, 06:12:11 AM »
That Parrott recording is one of the best (imo) of the Machaut mass.  A new reissue is coming out this month and although I already have the LP I have pre-ordered the CD.  I am wondering if any remastering has been done.

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It's been my favorite - though I need to listen to some other recordings - My French medieval lit prof. turned me onto the work years ago and I cannot remember whose performance I heard first.  Quite bowled me over.  Should try to find it again. 
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #81916 on: January 12, 2017, 06:14:17 AM »
That Parrott recording is one of the best (imo) of the Machaut mass.

Completely agreed. Only the Clemencic is superior. Both favours my preferred scoring (two tenors and two basses - soloists of course). The only small problem with the Clemencic is that one has to burn another CD excluding all the irrelevant - if still interesting - interludes on the CD.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #81917 on: January 12, 2017, 06:18:09 AM »
It's been my favorite - though I need to listen to some other recordings - My French medieval lit prof. turned me onto the work years ago and I cannot remember whose performance I heard first.  Quite bowled me over.  Should try to find it again.

Then you have to know a little more about it. Was it performed by soloists? Including female voices or countertenor. Any instrumental contribution? Et.c.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #81918 on: January 12, 2017, 06:22:30 AM »


This is a really superb Op. 135, one of the best I've heard.

edit: apparently the only person who likes this set on the forum is Brewski, which, in retrospect, comes as no surprise. The Orion Quartet is a very "New York" ensemble. Think Juilliard Quartet, or Emerson Quartet, or Brooklyn Rider (in their Op. 131). So if you like Big Apple Beethoven you'll like this, and if you don't, you probably won't.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #81919 on: January 12, 2017, 06:33:47 AM »
Josquin Desprez....not quite what I expected from this recording, but reasonably well done.

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