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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #92620 on: June 18, 2017, 12:12:36 PM »
Haydn: Symphony No. 8 “Le Soir” [Freiburger Barockorchester]....





This wonderful work is given a fine performance here.

Very fine indeed!


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #92621 on: June 18, 2017, 12:27:22 PM »
Harrison: Scenes from Cavafy



also:
Larsson: Orchestral Works, Vol. 1

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #92622 on: June 18, 2017, 12:59:37 PM »



Op 12.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #92623 on: June 18, 2017, 01:44:38 PM »



All Beethoven, all day.  Disc one, Opp 28, 49, 53.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #92624 on: June 18, 2017, 02:49:10 PM »
Harrison: Scenes from Cavafy




What's that one like? I've known about Cavafy since high school, via Durrell's Alexandria Quartet, but never read much of him beyond The Gods Abandon Antony.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #92625 on: June 18, 2017, 03:25:54 PM »


Clementi's mature sonatas are a wonder to behold. Slow movements in particular are real dramatic scenas straight out of the operatic stage. Pietro de Maria's interpretations are super refined and beautiful. John Khouri (on fortepiano) and Pietro Spada display a bit more drama IIRC. Hard to tell, as these works do not welcome back-to-back comparisons: they are so emotionally charged that listening to all three at a sitting is tantamount to going through a Mahler or Bruckner symphony. I'll wait a few days before going through the other interpretations.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #92626 on: June 18, 2017, 03:50:43 PM »
John Dowland - Galliards

Lute - Paul O'Dette

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=613nUS1m3j8

Highly recommended!



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #92627 on: June 18, 2017, 05:03:59 PM »
What's that one like? I've known about Cavafy since high school, via Durrell's Alexandria Quartet, but never read much of him beyond The Gods Abandon Antony.

I'll be honest - I didn't much care for this album on this my second listen.  It has two works which are for gamelon and voice(s) – Scenes from Cavafy (1980) and Soedjatmoko Set (1990). I thought both were somewhere between okay and pretty good.  I didn't pay attention to the words though.

Between those two works is the Concerto for Piano with Javanese Gamelan (1987). I thought this piece was very good.

Lou Harrison is probably more enjoyable when you're in the right mood. I just wasn't in that mood this time around.

Just my humble opinion. Your mileage may vary.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #92628 on: June 18, 2017, 05:44:08 PM »
I'll be honest - I didn't much care for this album on this my second listen.  It has two works which are for gamelon and voice(s) – Scenes from Cavafy (1980) and Soedjatmoko Set (1990). I thought both were somewhere between okay and pretty good.  I didn't pay attention to the words though.

Between those two works is the Concerto for Piano with Javanese Gamelan (1987). I thought this piece was very good.

Lou Harrison is probably more enjoyable when you're in the right mood. I just wasn't in that mood this time around.

Just my humble opinion. Your mileage may vary.

Thanks. My experience with Harrison has not been encouraging.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #92629 on: June 18, 2017, 07:07:14 PM »
I just listened to Oktophonie https://youtu.be/ePBB-NO8vKg

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #92630 on: June 18, 2017, 07:33:21 PM »
What's that one like? I've known about Cavafy since high school ...

The Harrison is excellent.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #92631 on: June 18, 2017, 09:31:11 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #92632 on: June 18, 2017, 09:38:16 PM »
The Harrison is excellent.

Liar!!

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #92633 on: June 18, 2017, 11:19:04 PM »


Gotta fend myself from the crazy office noise ... wasn't even aware I have this one on my smartphone (or rather on my 100 GB extra memory card) ... pretty cool disc fersure!
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #92634 on: June 18, 2017, 11:30:48 PM »
Thank you for that   ;)
I trust that your father was in fine form  :)

+ 1.

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EDIT: Now on to



EDIT: Beside the piano trios, this disc also contains a very fine Cello Sonata.

And now playing:

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #92635 on: June 19, 2017, 02:42:47 AM »
What's better than a Haydn symphony? 
Seven of them!

That's the right idea!
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #92636 on: June 19, 2017, 02:43:46 AM »


Gotta fend myself from the crazy office noise ... wasn't even aware I have this one on my smartphone (or rather on my 100 GB extra memory card) ... pretty cool disc fersure!

Well done!
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #92637 on: June 19, 2017, 03:13:07 AM »




Beside the piano trios, this disc also contains a very fine Cello Sonata.



Definitely some of the best chamber music I've ever listened to. Strongly recommended, all of them.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #92639 on: June 19, 2017, 03:42:14 AM »


Tigran Mansurian's Cello Concerto - Mario Brunello, cello, Susanna Mälkki, cond.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shsID7gvKJE