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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100300 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 #100301 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 #100302 on: October 23, 2017, 07:42:25 PM »
Schumann, Davidsbündlertänze, Anda. Very nice rendition.



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100303 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 #100304 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 #100305 on: October 23, 2017, 10:26:33 PM »
Morning listening:


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100306 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 #100307 on: October 23, 2017, 11:52:55 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100308 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 #100309 on: October 24, 2017, 12:08:09 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100310 on: October 24, 2017, 12:08:26 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100311 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 #100312 on: October 24, 2017, 12:25:39 AM »
Must be sublime music, given the composer's name... 8)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100313 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 #100314 on: October 24, 2017, 01:01:28 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100315 on: October 24, 2017, 01:49:14 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100316 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 #100317 on: October 24, 2017, 03:05:25 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100318 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.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #100319 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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