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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #101660 on: October 23, 2017, 12:00:39 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #101662 on: October 23, 2017, 12:15:27 PM »
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 [von Karajan]....


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #101663 on: October 23, 2017, 12:44:48 PM »
cd 2 of this opera,again!


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #101664 on: October 23, 2017, 12:46:51 PM »


Opp. 109 and 110

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Re: What are you listening to now?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #101666 on: October 23, 2017, 01:07:44 PM »
Canteloube: Songs from the Auvergne [Davrath]....


   


Malurous Qu’o Uno Fenno
Lo Fiolaire
Bailero
Chut, Chut
La Delaissado
Deux Bourees



Davrath is probably my favourite singer of these songs. I find her voice has honesty, purity and clarity, all of which are served very well through the warmth and openness of vinyl.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #101667 on: October 23, 2017, 01:41:11 PM »



Opp 22 and 106.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #101668 on: October 23, 2017, 01:41:25 PM »
Holst Egdon Heath, Somerset Rhapsody and Hammersmith, Lloyd-Jones conducting the Royal Scottish




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Love that disc, Sarge!

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #101669 on: October 23, 2017, 01:44:29 PM »
The perfect touch of Mrs Uchida in Debussy

A woman voice glides like the wind
Of black, of damp, of night
And all it touches in this flight
Suddenly is over.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #101670 on: October 23, 2017, 02:03:49 PM »
Grieg: Peer Gynt, Incidental Music [Blomstedt]....


   
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #101671 on: October 23, 2017, 02:08:38 PM »
On now. The lovely,tuneful overture is playing now. I suppose the one thing that rather enjoyable (but well worth hearing) Goetz opera was really missing. A catchy tune! There are plenty here! A vintage performance,I might add! :)


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #101672 on: October 23, 2017, 02:39:06 PM »
JS Bach: Prelude, Gavotte, Chaconne & Loure [Segovia]....


   
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #101673 on: October 23, 2017, 02:50:40 PM »
I forgot what a massively talented pianist he is. Alkan’s music is ferociously hard to play (picture Liszt on crack!), but Smith plays it brilliantly. One of the discs sticks in 2 places, but I’m hoping my new table and cart will deal with it better. Still, 3 LPs for $1.98 (seems to be my record store’s default price!) is a pretty good deal.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #101674 on: October 23, 2017, 03:11:09 PM »
A trio of VCs:

Martinů: Violin Concerto No. 1, H. 226
Rodrigo: Concierto de estío
Stravinsky: Violin Concerto




From the following recordings:

"Music must be beautiful, or it wouldn’t be worth the effort” - Bohuslav Martinů

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #101675 on: October 23, 2017, 04:02:09 PM »
Earlier, Respighi's Vetrate di chiesa (Church Windows):



That last movement, in particular, is simply magnificent!

It moves me to tears. The level of ecstasy is immeasurable.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #101676 on: October 23, 2017, 04:05:08 PM »
Well recorded harpsichord music is a great test of a cartridge’s transient response and detail retrieval. It’s also nice to listen to! 😀

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #101677 on: October 23, 2017, 05:26:01 PM »




Disc four.  The big work is the Op 14 sonata, which Ciocarlie again plays quite well and with a sense of spontaneity, but it must cede to some others.  The other four works are all nicely done, though maybe the Op 126 fugues could be less opaque, though that's not necessarily all the work of the pianist.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #101678 on: October 23, 2017, 07:23:25 PM »
Rachmaninov’s masterful and passionate Cello Sonata:



And yet again (same performance).
"Music must be beautiful, or it wouldn’t be worth the effort” - Bohuslav Martinů

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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 #101679 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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