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Offline GioCar

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100180 on: October 22, 2017, 01:24:50 AM »


Comparing now this one with the Gatti's Mahler 2 I heard live three days ago at La Scala.

Surprisingly, they differ each other quite a lot, and I've found the La Scala version more interesting and deserving further investigation. I don't believe it was just the 'live' effect.
The Amsterdam orchestra sounds more refined, no surprise here, but it seems all blander, in that recording.

I'd really like to listen to the La Scala concert again.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100181 on: October 22, 2017, 01:36:11 AM »


Comparing now this one with the Gatti's Mahler 2 I heard live three days ago at La Scala.

Surprisingly, they differ each other quite a lot, and I've found the La Scala version more interesting and deserving further investigation. I don't believe it was just the 'live' effect.
The Amsterdam orchestra sounds more refined, no surprise here, but it seems all blander, in that recording.

I'd really like to listen to the La Scala concert again.

Update: I've just reached the choir entrance and it one of the softest and most intense I've ever heard.
What a great choir they have in Amsterdam!

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100182 on: October 22, 2017, 01:37:11 AM »
What a wonderful work that Chamber Symphony, op. 33 is!

My first recording of it was with Silvestri(still my favourite) But this one is also very good and better sound..

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100183 on: October 22, 2017, 02:10:31 AM »


Zefiro / Gemma Bertagnolli / Alfredo Bernardini
Handel: Venus & Adonis - Cantatas & Sonatas

Release Date March 5, 2010
Duration01:15:10
Genre
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Chamber Music
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100184 on: October 22, 2017, 02:28:19 AM »
Organ Works, CD 3 / 5 [Saorgin]....





The organ on this CD is from Schnitger de la Groote Kerk de Zwolle [Netherlands] and it has a very appealing, velvety warm tone and it tends to sing more.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100185 on: October 22, 2017, 02:50:23 AM »
Second rerun of disc 3 and 4. Sacred Music part 1&2.
Sublime.

http://walboi.blogspot.nl/2017/10/music-at-time-of-louis-xiv-sacred-music_22.html?spref=tw

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100186 on: October 22, 2017, 03:15:22 AM »
Disc 1 of this set by Olivier Vernet:


Assorted pieces by Louis Couperin, Henry Du Mont, Jean-Baptiste Lully and Lebègue.
François Couperin's Messe pour les Couvents

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100187 on: October 22, 2017, 03:24:23 AM »
Bach
Cantatas BWV 56, 82, 158, 84
Carolyn Sampson, Peter Kooij
Bach Collegium Japan
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100188 on: October 22, 2017, 03:26:17 AM »
Disc 1 of this set by Olivier Vernet:


Assorted pieces by Louis Couperin, Henry Du Mont, Jean-Baptiste Lully and Lebègue.
François Couperin's Messe pour les Couvents

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Yay, I am still in the first listening with this box, but I can honestly say it is a success from beginning to end.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100189 on: October 22, 2017, 03:28:03 AM »
Update: I've just reached the choir entrance and it one of the softest and most intense I've ever heard.
What a great choir they have in Amsterdam!

That choral entrance is treacherous as hell. I sang the bass part for the first time in 1980, and most recently three years ago.
 
When everything comes together, it's the most fun I've ever had out of bed.  ;D

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100190 on: October 22, 2017, 03:32:27 AM »
Josquin: Missa Pange lingua [Phillips]....





I have this on both vinyl and CD. It is a wonderful work and performance.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100191 on: October 22, 2017, 04:02:05 AM »


Leila Schayegh and Jörg Halubek play Bach Violin Sonatas, interpretations based on an 18th century theory of keys and affects, not unlike Guido de Neve and Frank Agsteribbe.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100192 on: October 22, 2017, 04:09:01 AM »
evening past ENESCU; Rumanian Rhapsody no.1
 RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G      DVOŘÁK  Symphony no.5 in F op.76
Vancouver S.O.    Angela Cheng piano    Cristian Macelaru cond.
A smaller hall at UBC for this, sound is very clear and dry,  orch. size slightly reduced.  The more resonant sound of the usual Orpheum would have helped.  I think the Dvořák was a first performance here, it is usually overlooked in programming.
Good view from the third balcony.  Vertiginous though.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100193 on: October 22, 2017, 04:14:25 AM »


J​.​S. Bach: The Art of the Fugue (Kunst der Fuge​)​, BWV 1080
Kimiko Ishizaka

Release Date
October 4, 2017
Duration
1:17:56
Genre
Classical
Recording Date
May, 2017
Recording Location
Teldex Studio, Berlin
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100194 on: October 22, 2017, 04:18:42 AM »
Except the Carter and Wuorinen pieces, not a repertoire/composers that I´d normally be very eager to hear. But Carter´s Night Fantasies are very lively here, as are the other pieces. Whereas I find her recording of his piano concerto with Gielen on the Arte Nova label rather cold and unapproachable.

Never heard the other works on this 2cd set before.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100195 on: October 22, 2017, 04:44:53 AM »


Charles Bruffy / Kansas City Chorale / Phoenix Chorale
Rheinberger: Sacred Choral Works

Release Date November 6, 2007
Duration56:16
Genre
Classical
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Choral
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100196 on: October 22, 2017, 05:01:20 AM »
Cavalli: Messa Concertata [Holman]....





Cavalli was most likely a pupil of Monteverdi and certainly replaced him at San Marco after Monteverdi’s death. There are, therefore, loud echoes of Monteverdi’s style as well as the Gabriellis but Cavalli does have a voice of his own and one can hear the music definitely moving forward. The performance is very fine from all concerned.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100197 on: October 22, 2017, 05:03:27 AM »
Bridge, Phantasie piano trio

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100198 on: October 22, 2017, 06:05:56 AM »
Vivaldi: Salve Regina [Pinnock]....





A well rounded performance from Chance and a tight accompaniment from Pinnock and co.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100199 on: October 22, 2017, 06:29:55 AM »
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major, Sz. 95, BB 101 from this recording:

"Music should be able to invoke the natural emotions in all human beings. Music is not notes fixed on apiece of paper.” - Toru Takemitsu

 

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