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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #101760 on: November 11, 2017, 11:03:25 PM »
Brahms, Sonatas for Piano & Viola - Yuri Bashmet & Mikhail Muntian.

Much as I enjoy Brahm's symphonic works I'm beginning to think of Brahms more as a fine chamber composer.

I am alone in this way of thinking?

I'm on board, i.e. my feeling of the most prominent mid to late romantics is that their more overt concert works for large ensembles are preoccupied with some idea they had of grandeur, and there was also, overall in the times, a general fascination with 'gigantism.'  Those larger and more overt works strike me as somehow labored and self-conscious, and it is in the chamber works where I think we find 'the real person,' or at least the one who is not consciously aware of grandeur, gigantism, the public, etc.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #101761 on: November 12, 2017, 01:05:27 AM »
First listen to this new acquisition:

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #101762 on: November 12, 2017, 01:43:26 AM »
Morning listening is a continuation of this set:


Third Book of Psalms (1614)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #101763 on: November 12, 2017, 01:50:35 AM »
Let's try this other edition of Violin and Harpsichord sonatas

J.S.BACH

Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord BWV 1014-1019

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #101764 on: November 12, 2017, 02:30:35 AM »
Due to a prompt, Pavel Haas' Quartets 1 & 3 off this:



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #101765 on: November 12, 2017, 02:46:04 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #101766 on: November 12, 2017, 03:07:06 AM »
Xenakis Choral Music:



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Re: What are you listening to now?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #101768 on: November 12, 2017, 03:13:25 AM »


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #101769 on: November 12, 2017, 03:39:29 AM »
… music is not only an `entertainment’, nor a mere luxury, but a necessity of the spiritual if not of the physical life, an opening of those magic casements through which we can catch a glimpse of that country where ultimate reality will be found.    RVW, 1948

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #101770 on: November 12, 2017, 03:43:04 AM »
Josquin: Missa sol fa re mi [Phillips]....


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #101771 on: November 12, 2017, 04:27:14 AM »


K576 sounds even better in FLAC. This set is definitely proving to be worthwhile; there is an intimate and self-absorbed quality to the performances miles away from the more extraverted, public-facing "concert" performances Pires recorded for DG. This sounds more as though she's playing the sonatas at home for herself or maybe a few friends, simply out of love for the music—very "period"-appropriate, except that almost all the period performances I've heard lack this intimacy and sound scaled for the concert hall.

Next sonata to be determined by algorithm.

update: it is K311 and I am fine with that as well

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #101772 on: November 12, 2017, 04:51:50 AM »


K576 sounds even better in FLAC. This set is definitely proving to be worthwhile; there is an intimate and self-absorbed quality to the performances miles away from the more extraverted, public-facing "concert" performances Pires recorded for DG. This sounds more as though she's playing the sonatas at home for herself or maybe a few friends, simply out of love for the music—very "period"-appropriate, except that almost all the period performances I've heard lack this intimacy and sound scaled for the concert hall.

Next sonata to be determined by algorithm.

update: it is K311 and I am fine with that as well

That's an excellent set!  :)

If you're still interested in the physical form: it was reissued on Brilliant Classics.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #101773 on: November 12, 2017, 05:18:03 AM »


Kronos Quartet
Winter Was Hard

Release Date 1989
Duration01:07:27
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Recording Date1987 - 1988
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #101774 on: November 12, 2017, 05:31:18 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #101775 on: November 12, 2017, 05:54:37 AM »
Haydn: Nelson Mass [Hickox]....





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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #101776 on: November 12, 2017, 06:47:34 AM »
A recent (rather random) bargain:


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #101777 on: November 12, 2017, 07:22:11 AM »


Romanesca
Biber: Violin Sonatas

Release Date March 1, 1997
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“You practice and you get better. It’s very simple.”
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #101778 on: November 12, 2017, 07:35:49 AM »


This set is definitely proving to be worthwhile; there is an intimate and self-absorbed quality to the performances miles away from the more extraverted, public-facing "concert" performances Pires recorded for DG. This sounds more as though she's playing the sonatas at home for herself or maybe a few friends, simply out of love for the music—very "period"-appropriate, except that almost all the period performances I've heard lack this intimacy and sound scaled for the concert hall.

That's an excellent set!  :)

Agreed.

Generally speaking, female pianists have delivered very fine sets of Mozart PS: Kraus, Pires, Haebler, Uchida, de Larrocha. I haven't heard Wurtz, but if her Schubert is any indication, it should be great as well.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #101779 on: November 12, 2017, 07:51:52 AM »
J.S. BACH
Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord BWV 1014-1019

Reinhard Goebel - Robert Hill

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