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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #94020 on: July 16, 2017, 08:29:50 AM »
Holst: The Hymn of Jesus [Hickox]....





A fine version of the work.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #94021 on: July 16, 2017, 09:54:12 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #94023 on: July 16, 2017, 10:20:58 AM »
Except that 1.) she did not know I was on break; 2.) I was not using required headphones (no one else was in the listening room and anyway, they make my ears too warm).  Needless to say, she was not an aficionado of the 2nd Viennese School...

Well, well, we none of us can know everything . . . .
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #94024 on: July 16, 2017, 10:23:32 AM »
Erwartung :

Yet another piece my ears have always loved.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #94025 on: July 16, 2017, 10:40:15 AM »
Fine new recording of one of those symphonies of the 1940s - that does anything it can to evoke a better world, and yet:


… music is not only an `entertainment’, nor a mere luxury, but a necessity of the spiritual if not of the physical life, an opening of those magic casements through which we can catch a glimpse of that country where ultimate reality will be found.    RVW, 1948

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #94026 on: July 16, 2017, 11:43:56 AM »
Just finished the BBC Proms concert with Barenboim.

Birtwistle: Deep Time
Elgar: Symphony No. 2 in E-flat
Staatskapelle Berlin, cond. Barenboim

I liked the Birtwistle piece a lot, and I'd be happy to hear a live performance of it sometime (audience reaction seemed positive too), and the Elgar was quite enjoyable as well.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #94027 on: July 16, 2017, 12:02:27 PM »
CPE Bach: Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu [Herreweghe]....


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #94028 on: July 16, 2017, 12:51:52 PM »



Mehta's Tchaikovsky Fourth and Slavonic March with the LAPO, along with Swan Lake with the IPO.  The symphony has plenty of drama and evokes the whole fate thing quite well, and Mehta directs very fine playing.  A better than anticipated reading of the work, and I thought it would be good.  This is shaping up to be an excellent cycle.  The ballet and march are less my speed, but they are likewise well done.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #94029 on: July 16, 2017, 02:10:04 PM »
Noted  :)

Yeah, among recordings - of anything - these Bach Veldhoven boxes stand out for their gorgeous presentation. As well as being beautiful, they come with hard-bound mini-books which are small in size but large in content (this one has 192 pages...well, it's bilingual ;)), with lengthy essays, tons of pictures, full texts, and plenty to keep a person occupied.

And so far, the performances are the finest I've heard of the "big" Bach choral works (I only lack the B minor mass, which is en route).
Veit Bach-a baker who found his greatest pleasure in a little cittern which he took with him even into the mill and played while the grinding was going on. In this way he had a chance to have the rhythm drilled into him. And this was the beginning of a musical inclination in his descendants. JS Bach

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #94030 on: July 16, 2017, 02:28:03 PM »
Continuing with my program of listening to music I haven't listened to for quite a while, with CD 1 from a set I liked


SQs 6,1,17 in that order

And CD 1 from a set I didn't like the first time but am hoping for better results.


Symphonies 1,25

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #94031 on: July 16, 2017, 02:40:24 PM »
Debussy : String Quartet- Orion Quartet, Piano Trio- CMS members. This is an excellent 3 disc collection and highly recommended.


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #94032 on: July 16, 2017, 03:13:27 PM »



D557 & D958 to wrap up the musical portion of the weekend.  Almost GoT time.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #94033 on: July 16, 2017, 08:42:19 PM »
Morning listening - Sylvius Leopold Weiss' London Manuscript by Michel Cardin:


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #94034 on: July 17, 2017, 01:29:30 AM »


Woefully Arrayed: Sacred and Secular Choral & Polyhoral Works of Jonathan David Little

Release Date July 14, 2017
Duration01:09:50
Genre
Classical
Styles
Choral
Recording DateNovember, 2005

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #94035 on: July 17, 2017, 02:37:14 AM »
+2  8)

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Concerts Avec Plusieurs Instruments - III
Café Zimmermann ‎



This cd contains one of the most spectacular performances of the Suite in b minor I've ever heard. Fantastic !

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #94036 on: July 17, 2017, 03:02:26 AM »
Mieczysław Weinberg
Symphony № 10, Op.98 (1968)
Kremerata Baltica


Terrific!
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #94037 on: July 17, 2017, 03:09:19 AM »


Baltic Chamber Orchestra / Emmanuel Leducq-Barome
Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony in C minor, Op. 110a; Strauss: Metamophosen for 23 strings

Genre
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Audio CD Release: (August 18, 2017)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #94038 on: July 17, 2017, 04:12:51 AM »
Yet another piece my ears have always loved.

The very intention of the work was bound to fascinate :  Schoenberg said, "In Erwartung the aim is to represent in slow motion everything that occurs during a single second of maximum spiritual excitement, stretching it out to half an hour." I was quite bowled over by this performance (not being much of a Rattle fan). Phylis Bryn-Julson wows. 
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #94039 on: July 17, 2017, 04:17:20 AM »
Arutyunyan's Trumpet Concerto :

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