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Offline "Harry"

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #95420 on: August 13, 2017, 06:34:51 AM »


I have known Spohr through his chamber music so far (witty, melodious, always well-crafted). The same qualities apply in his symphonies, but they do not make up for real inspiration and originality, which are in short supply here.

I would like to disagree :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #95421 on: August 13, 2017, 06:42:19 AM »
I'm not surprised  ;D

My lack of enthusiasm must be counted as a reaction to what I perceive as an absence of boldness in his themes or his treatment of orchestral textures. It is all very pleasant and well crafted. Spohr excoriated Beethoven over his 5th symphony (the finale esp.), preferring instead "dignity" and "organic evolution" (I'm quoting the booklet notes). I don't think Spohr lacked anything as a composer, rather his inclinations and tastes didn't make him pursue the kind of clashes Beethoven was famous for.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #95422 on: August 13, 2017, 06:44:32 AM »
JS Bach: Italian Concerto [Leslie Pearson]....





A fine performance and interpretation.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #95423 on: August 13, 2017, 06:50:41 AM »
Kilar's Piano Concerto...


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #95424 on: August 13, 2017, 07:53:26 AM »


Andrew Manze / Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Vaughan Williams: A Pastoral Symphony; Symphony No. 4

Release Date March 24, 2017
Duration01:08:41
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Recording DateMay 5, 2016 - May 7, 2016
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Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #95425 on: August 13, 2017, 07:54:37 AM »
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 [Brendel]....


   
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #95426 on: August 13, 2017, 08:00:38 AM »
Chin: Acrostichon-Wortspiel
Piia Komsi, Ensemble Intercontemporain, cond. Ono



Carter: Interventions
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, BBC Symphony Orchestra, cond. Knussen



Decided to check this out on a streaming service.  Might warrant a purchase indeed.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #95427 on: August 13, 2017, 08:42:59 AM »
That is interesting. The Violin Concertos are my least favoured of Mozart's music. Perhaps Faust might be my answer.

Did you ever try Carmagnola with Abbado?

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #95428 on: August 13, 2017, 08:45:01 AM »
Nielsen
Two Preludes, FS 137
Elisabeth Westenholz
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #95429 on: August 13, 2017, 09:19:05 AM »
You like a heavy breakfast!  :D

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I had a heavy lunch too with Bruckner 6 / Celi  8)

Now for a lighter dinner :

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #95430 on: August 13, 2017, 09:27:19 AM »


Quartet no 1 (1946).

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #95431 on: August 13, 2017, 10:23:49 AM »


Kristjan Järvi / MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
Philip Glass: Aguas da Amazonia

Release Date May 19, 2017
Duration51:21
Genre
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Pencil Factory Recording, New York
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #95432 on: August 13, 2017, 11:06:54 AM »


Quartet no 1 (1946).
A very lucky man! ??? You've got the actual cd set,have you?!!

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #95433 on: August 13, 2017, 11:07:56 AM »


Leonhardt plays Bach, now on Seon, I was prompted to go to this after hearing Leon Berben play the Chromatic Famtasy. This document from Leonhardt is very bold and original. It contains a transcription of a cello suite (BWV 1010), the C Minor suite BWV 995, which is the 5th cello suite transcribed, and the aforementioned BWv 903. The Zak 1729 sounds very muscular.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #95434 on: August 13, 2017, 11:10:12 AM »
On now! Powerful,vintage performances.


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #95435 on: August 13, 2017, 11:12:41 AM »
Reentering the wonderful musical world of Ravel with....


 


Sonata for Violin and Piano
Tzigane



Both of which are strong, assertive performances by Mordkovitch and Sternfield.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #95436 on: August 13, 2017, 11:15:03 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #95437 on: August 13, 2017, 11:16:57 AM »
Did you ever try Carmagnola with Abbado?


Yes, I do indeed own the Carmignola/ Abbado cycle, along with various others  :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #95438 on: August 13, 2017, 11:19:24 AM »


Quartet no 1 (1946).

I do not know either the composer or music but I certainly like the artwork  :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #95439 on: August 13, 2017, 11:26:23 AM »
Very reminiscent of....




 ;D

The disc came out in 2005, so a bit after the Matrix craze died down (or was killed by the mediocrity of the sequels).  The word "encryption" can be seen on the third line, if you look closely.

There's a re-release of the same disc on Kairos (just re-ordered tracks) that lacks the distinctive visual of the DG original:

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