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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102680 on: November 22, 2017, 07:45:35 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102681 on: November 22, 2017, 08:03:18 AM »
The recording date and venue.

These might indeed be of interest to some people, although they can be easily found online: eljr, for instance, copy-pastes them from allmusic.com. But style? genre? duration? Hardly.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102682 on: November 22, 2017, 08:05:27 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102683 on: November 22, 2017, 08:07:26 AM »
Copland's Suite from The Red Pony:



Really charming music.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102684 on: November 22, 2017, 08:10:20 AM »
Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 17 K 576 [Landowska]...





I think that this is the only recording that I own of Landowska playing a piano.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102685 on: November 22, 2017, 08:51:35 AM »
Enescu's Symphonie concertante for cello and orchestra:



Unfortunately, I didn't find this to be a very interesting work.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102686 on: November 22, 2017, 09:22:01 AM »
Continuing with Pauline Viardot, a very successful 19th century mezzo-soprano who also composed.  She studied the piano with Franz Liszt. This is a nice CD of some of her russian melodies.


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102687 on: November 22, 2017, 09:34:21 AM »
Remembering Hvorostovsky.

Shostakovich: Suite on Poems by Michelangelo Buonarroti. Hvorostovsky/Ilja


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102688 on: November 22, 2017, 09:50:21 AM »
Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations [Tortelier]....





A fine, energetic performance of this work.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102689 on: November 22, 2017, 10:29:52 AM »
Enescu's Symphonie concertante for cello and orchestra:



Unfortunately, I didn't find this to be a very interesting work.

By some coincidence, I listened to the same work (different recording, Foster conducting Monte Carlo on Erato). The orchestral tutti's were beautifully done, but the interaction of the cello and orchestra was flat. Turned it off about half way through.

Started on Suite No 3, but it was quickly apparent that I've already heard enough village music to last a lifetime. Listened to Suite No 2 instead (a neo-baroque work with Overture and dance movements). Interesting, if not great.



The Symphonies, Nonet, Decet and Chamber symphony remain high on my list, but further exploration of Enescu doesn't seem to be turning up much other stuff that really resonates with me.


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102690 on: November 22, 2017, 10:34:19 AM »
Johann Baptist Vanhal (1739-1813) - String Quartets, Op. 6 w/ the Eybler Quartet; purchased as a MP3 album from Amazon after reading an excellent review in the most recent issue of Fanfare (attached for those interested).  I own about a dozen Vanhal CDs, including the two others shown below of SQs - some overlap w/ the Kubin Quartet recording (3 works).

Vanhal from his dates was a contemporary of Haydn and considered an important early developer of the 'String Quartet'; he apparently wrote about 100 along w/ 70+ Symphonies - these Op. 6 works are from around 1770 and all six quartets fit on a single CD, so each about 10 or so minutes in length - so not double counting the overlapping works, I now have just a dozen of Vanhal's SQs - need to put on the Camesina Quartett on period instruments - his later compositions in this genre w/ each lasting 20 minutes or so.  Dave :)

   

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102691 on: November 22, 2017, 10:57:53 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102692 on: November 22, 2017, 11:47:33 AM »
Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations [Tortelier]....





A fine, energetic performance of this work.
I dont have the recording but saw them perform it live.  I heard many details I had never heard before.  This is a fine memory I somehow have kept despite the many years...

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102693 on: November 22, 2017, 01:30:24 PM »
Vaughan Williams Symphony No.8 D minor, Previn conducting the LSO




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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102694 on: November 22, 2017, 01:44:00 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102695 on: November 22, 2017, 01:47:14 PM »


Disc 4/4.

This set has music from 10 movies, all performed superbly by Frank Strobel and the RSO, Berlin. Schnittke is more successful than Shostakovich in creating genuinely original, intriguing, captivating numbers. Although I love Dsch’s film music, and own half a dozen discs of it, I find Schnittke’ genius more at home in the particular language of film music.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102696 on: November 22, 2017, 01:56:46 PM »
More music by der Sohn:



Siegfried Wagner's Symphony in C (original version), Not a rediscovered masterpiece by any means (too rhapsodic and formally uneven), but actually quite enjoyable...

From the big box:

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102697 on: November 22, 2017, 02:00:12 PM »
I mostly bought this for the Szymanowski Sonata No.2, and Debargue certainly doesn't disappoint! He plays with tremendous flair and virtuosity, seemingly unfazed by its colossal difficulties. The Schubert sounds good too, though he may be too much of an "interventionist" for some listeners. Excellent sound.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102698 on: November 22, 2017, 02:05:37 PM »
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 1 [Kamenikova]....





This is a fine interpretation and performance of this work and I particularly liked the slow movement.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102699 on: November 22, 2017, 02:06:54 PM »



I dont have the recording but saw them perform it live.  I heard many details I had never heard before.  This is a fine memory I somehow have kept despite the many years...

That is a nice memory to have.
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