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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #91140 on: May 19, 2017, 06:55:30 PM »
I am sadly wrapping up my first listen to this wonderful set with several miscellaneous works....





I really liked all of the “fillers” on disc 7 very much all of which are very fine works in themselves.
Standout works for me were Drapa [On the Death of Edvard Grieg] and Hvidbjerg-Drapa both of which were enthralling.

This Symphonic cycle has been a huge success for me. I have found the music to be engaging, captivating, accessible and very entertaining. I regret it’s inevitable completion.

I’ll have to give this miscellany works disc a spin. I recall enjoying it quite a bit.

But for now listening to Isle of the Dead from this recording:

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #91141 on: May 19, 2017, 07:41:32 PM »
Now playing: Vaughan Williams, Symphony #2
Previn/LSO
 *on the radio  ;), via headphones ~



Sounding quite nice.  :)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #91142 on: May 19, 2017, 10:39:07 PM »
Now playing:



Concerti Grossi, Op. 6/#1-3

Not a great listener of the Baroque (apart from J.S. Bach) but this is cool - love that merry Basso Continuo pulse :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #91143 on: May 19, 2017, 10:47:45 PM »
Locatelli: Opus 4, Concertos Nos. 7-9....


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #91144 on: May 19, 2017, 10:55:27 PM »



Excellent! Of course, no one wasted piece!
Now you have listened to all the symphonies, what are your favorite ones?

As it is only my first pass through this cycle it is honestly too early to call one or more favourites. I have enjoyed each one of them because, as you have said, there is not a poor one amongst them.
However, the one that I found the most intriguing was the last one; obviously a late one, with the same musical language for the most part but yet with enough of a difference to make it stand out for me.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #91145 on: May 19, 2017, 10:56:33 PM »
Now playing:



Concerti Grossi, Op. 6/#1-3

Not a great listener of the Baroque (apart from J.S. Bach) but this is cool - love that merry Basso Continuo pulse :)

A good one to pick if you are moving away from JSB  :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #91146 on: May 19, 2017, 11:33:17 PM »
Morning listening:

   

Utopia Triumphans, The Great Polyphony of the Renaissance, Huelgas Ensemble, Paul van Nevel.
Thomas Tallis' famous Spem in Alium and other works by Constanzo Porta, Josquin Desprez, Johannes Ockeghem, Pierre de Manchicourt, Giovanni Gabrieli and Alessandro Striggio.

This set should definitely be re-issued...

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #91147 on: May 20, 2017, 12:04:56 AM »
A good one to pick if you are moving away from JSB  :)

Thanks I enjoyed listening to the Handel :) - I've added some Vivaldi (Marriner again) to my music player so may listen to that later :D

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #91148 on: May 20, 2017, 12:16:00 AM »
Reichenauer: Overture in B flat major for 2 oboes, bassoon, strings and b.c. [Musica Florea]....





This is a more substantial work than the preceding three so far on this CD. Wonderful varied, engaging and entertaining music with great orchestral textures. The playing has bite which enhances the performances.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #91149 on: May 20, 2017, 12:17:19 AM »
- I've added some Vivaldi (Marriner again) to my music player so may listen to that later :D

Great. I always enjoy Marriner in Vivaldi. Happy listening  8)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #91150 on: May 20, 2017, 12:31:21 AM »
CD 3 : don Quichotte
- Massenet
- Ibert
- Ravel don Quichotte a Dulcinée



3 fantastic works, and an inspired van Dam.  There a 2 versions of the Ravel.  A piano version with Dalton Baldwin,  and the orchestral is directed here by Kent Nagano, i.e. is different from the one with Boulez on the Sony disc.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #91151 on: May 20, 2017, 12:52:36 AM »
Following HIPster's lead  (thanks!  :))with the Italian Baroque triptich  (Perez, Galuppi & Jommelli) by Roberta Invernizzi and the until now for me unfamiliar Ghislieri Consort under Giulio Prandi:


Sterling performances sofar and Lisbon based Neapolitan composer Davide Perez proves to be a highly original composer.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #91152 on: May 20, 2017, 01:13:34 AM »
Chopin: Anderszewski

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #91153 on: May 20, 2017, 01:47:03 AM »
Cannabich: Symphonies 48-50 [Grodd]....





These are works with a bit of substance to them. They are very “Classically” structured in terms of form. The musical content is varied, engaging, elegant and robust, including the slow movements. The performances are very good as is the recording. Recommended if this era appeals to you.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #91154 on: May 20, 2017, 02:39:17 AM »
Howells: Missa Sabrinensis
Watson (soprano), Jones (contralto), Hill (tenor), Maxwell (baritone)
London Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra/Rozhdestvensky

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #91155 on: May 20, 2017, 02:45:40 AM »
Yes, why not?  :) Just in:


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #91156 on: May 20, 2017, 03:04:24 AM »
An intense rendering of some of Rameau opera on two harpsicord



well done boys !
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #91157 on: May 20, 2017, 03:44:32 AM »
Liszt: Hamlet [Haselbock]....





Suitably dark, brooding and foreboding in tone very ably assisted by wonderful strings and brass performances.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #91158 on: May 20, 2017, 03:45:11 AM »
Yes, why not?  :) Just in:


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I do hope that you enjoyed it.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #91159 on: May 20, 2017, 03:52:52 AM »
http://walboi.blogspot.nl/2017/05/fasch-johann-friedrich-1688-1758.html?spref=tw

New acquisition.

It is always a novelty to listen to music by Johann Friedrich Fasch, and more so as there are 3 world premiere recordings on this disc.
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