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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100300 on: October 23, 2017, 07:23:25 PM »
Rachmaninov’s masterful and passionate Cello Sonata:



And yet again (same performance).
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    probably something somebody somewhere is snickering at...wait, Schoenberg! Definitely Schoenberg! (And, let's see, does he have a disciple or two...)...
Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100301 on: October 23, 2017, 07:42:25 PM »
Schumann, Davidsbündlertänze, Anda. Very nice rendition.



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 #100302 on: October 23, 2017, 08:40:40 PM »


Cercle des fumeux. An interpretation of music by Solage which seems influenced by Lou Reed's album Andy Warhol. It's relaxing.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100303 on: October 23, 2017, 08:57:11 PM »
Bartok, Concerto for Orchestra, Four Orchestral Pieces.

Boulez Chicago Symphony.



I have to come to terms with the fact that I hate these recordings.  Too harsh, and the wonderful transparency that I associate with Boulez' conducting is not here. I have to remember that it is the older recordings on Erato and Sony that I admire.

I have to make sure I don't sell this set, because I'll end up buying it again and hating it all over again.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100304 on: October 23, 2017, 10:26:33 PM »
Morning listening:


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100305 on: October 23, 2017, 11:39:20 PM »
The Fourth volume from the Leidse Koorboeken.
Second rerun.
Twice as good!

http://walboi.blogspot.nl/2017/10/the-leiden-choirbooks-leiden-koorboeken.html?spref=tw

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100306 on: October 23, 2017, 11:52:55 PM »
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Aristotle.


When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways - either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100307 on: October 24, 2017, 12:05:31 AM »
Penderecki: Symphony No. 2
Polish NRSO/Wit

At a push, this might be my favourite Penderecki symphony, though No. 7 pushes it close.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100308 on: October 24, 2017, 12:08:09 AM »
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100309 on: October 24, 2017, 12:08:26 AM »
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and upon which it is impossible to remain silent." - Victor Hugo

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100310 on: October 24, 2017, 12:23:47 AM »

Must be sublime music, given the composer's name... 8)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100311 on: October 24, 2017, 12:25:39 AM »
Must be sublime music, given the composer's name... 8)

You're ri(gh)ter than you think. A windy and rainy morning outside but sunshine in my room. 8)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100312 on: October 24, 2017, 12:48:35 AM »
What better resolve as replay all the volumes of this music?
Volume I CD 1 & 2.

http://walboi.blogspot.nl/2017/10/sweelinck-jan-pieterzoon-1562-1621-de.html?spref=tw

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100313 on: October 24, 2017, 01:01:28 AM »
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and upon which it is impossible to remain silent." - Victor Hugo

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100314 on: October 24, 2017, 01:49:14 AM »
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100315 on: October 24, 2017, 02:14:41 AM »
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op 34 - Belcea Quartet with Till Fellner (piano) - fine performance, the sound quality isn't quite as good as in the string quartets that accompany it in the two disc set; the strings sound a bit wiry.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100316 on: October 24, 2017, 03:05:25 AM »
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
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When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways - either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100317 on: October 24, 2017, 03:17:13 AM »


Apart from their intrinsic musical quality, Moscheles's concertos are valuable historical documents, because one can clearly see (or rather hear) in their chronological unfolding the gradual but inexorable transition from the Classical to the Romantic style. In this respect he is similar to Spohr, with whom he also shares a deeply felt veneration for the Classical models --- one which never results in blind imitation, though.
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and upon which it is impossible to remain silent." - Victor Hugo

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100318 on: October 24, 2017, 03:54:33 AM »
Still playing,but just about to put on something else! I prefer this recording,by Heger, to the Kubelik. The Kubelik was well sung,but next to this recording it just seems dull and studio bound. I left my copy in a charity shop!
Heger was an expert in this field. His Lortzing recordings,for example,are superb. I only wish he could have recorded some Marschner for emi. :( Anyway........this is an excellent recording of a delightful opera! :)

     

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100319 on: October 24, 2017, 04:02:26 AM »
Various stuff this morning.

As regards Rameau, it´s "Nais".

A decade ago, I probably wouldn´t have liked the Gudmundsen-Holmgreen chamber pieces. Now they are rather conventional, even lyrical.

The Ludolf Nielsen quartets are attractive, but there are so many quartets quite like them from that period and before.

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