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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102780 on: November 23, 2017, 03:06:42 PM »
Nice, Sonic;)

This is also a very fine Dufay recording:

 

Note please, this is volume two, which is superior imo, to volume one.  The instrumental accompaniment is far more discreet here, than on volume one.

Edit:  I find that Van Nevel recording to be really excellent. One of his best.

Hi HIPster - I own about a half dozen CDs of Dufay, including the one added above (Motets, V. 1 w/ Quadrivium) - assume that is what you mean above - will take a look at V. 2 and also need to re-listen to the one I already own - thanks.  Dave :)

ADDENDUM: I just ordered the CD recommended in your post!
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102781 on: November 23, 2017, 03:19:01 PM »
Continuing my listening this afternoon to Renaissance Music, especially the masses based on the Cantus Firmus melody L'homme armé - this apparently was a popular 'song' of the times and was used in about 40 masses from my reading:

   

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102782 on: November 23, 2017, 03:26:42 PM »
Hi SanAntone - the book was first published in 1966 (and reprinted in 1986, but not really a 2nd edition); the author is Richard L. Crocker, born in 1927 and still alive (check the link for more detail, if interested).  The book is well written w/ a LOT of detail on early music (believe the author's specialty) - there is a lot on theory, musical evolution, sheet music examples, etc. - I scanned this material quickly (really hard for me to understand - not my training or inherent aural skills); concentrates on the major composers of their times, again well done - I have the paperback and the printing is small and not easy to read; I'm looking at the book on my iPad (a very easy read and a cheaper Kindle option).  The book is highly rated on Amazon (except for a 2* commenter who probably was overwhelmed by the musical detail and theory) - I would likely do a 4* rating w/ the reservation that some knowledge of music annotation and theory would help.  Dave :)

Thanks.  If he is a early music specialist, then I am very interested. 

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102783 on: November 23, 2017, 03:38:44 PM »
Interesting because my reaction to Marcon's Bach is quite similar to yours. Johanssen however I find more rewarding, even if his style is somewhat restrained. Try the triosonatas and the CD: Der junge Bach played on the Schnitger organ in Cappel.

Actually, I enjoy Johanssen's disk of trio sonatas as one of my very favorites...  :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102784 on: November 23, 2017, 03:48:03 PM »
Actually, I enjoy Johanssen's disk of trio sonatas as one of my very favorites...  :)

Hi Gordo!

Nice to see you posting.  Cheers!  :)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102785 on: November 23, 2017, 03:48:15 PM »
Brahms: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2, Tragic Overture, Variations on a Theme of Haydn
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Lovely first disk, engagingly energetic and impassioned.  :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102786 on: November 23, 2017, 03:51:11 PM »
Hi Gordo!

Nice to see you posting.  Cheers!  :)

Hi, Dave!

Yes, it's an unusual activity these days!  ;D
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102787 on: November 23, 2017, 03:54:58 PM »
Actually, I enjoy Johanssen's disk of trio sonatas as one of my very favorites...  :)

+1  Good to see you again..... :)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102788 on: November 23, 2017, 05:01:44 PM »
Actually, I enjoy Johanssen's disk of trio sonatas as one of my very favorites...  :)

I also enjoy that disc a great deal. When I mentioned it in the old days a got a thorough dressing down from bulldog. A shame he doesn’t frequent these parts lately.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102789 on: November 23, 2017, 05:03:20 PM »
Actually, I enjoy Johanssen's disk of trio sonatas as one of my very favorites...  :)

With around 50 versions on my shelves (excluding arrangements for chamber ensemble) I find it increasingly difficult to assess which ones are my favorites, but I would roughly put him in the upper third.

Long time since your last visit Gordo, welcome bach.  :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102790 on: November 23, 2017, 05:20:49 PM »
Like faulting L'oiseau de feu for not being Petrushka!

Indeed!
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102791 on: November 23, 2017, 06:12:11 PM »
???


(Yeah, Autumn is awesome!)

I can’t stand Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, but this doesn’t mean I don’t like the composer. The most popular works aren’t always the best ones unless we’re talking about Holst’s The Planets. ;D
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102792 on: November 23, 2017, 06:21:05 PM »
Thunderbolt P-47, H 309:

“I really would like to go to Marmorkirken. It was there that I heard music for the first time, and that experience is like a heavenly vision for me.” - Rued Langgaard

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102793 on: November 23, 2017, 06:31:41 PM »



Post-gluttony listening.  Disc two, Opp 49, 7, 10/1 & 10/2.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102794 on: November 23, 2017, 06:41:10 PM »
Scythian Suite, Op. 20
Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78


“I really would like to go to Marmorkirken. It was there that I heard music for the first time, and that experience is like a heavenly vision for me.” - Rued Langgaard

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102795 on: November 23, 2017, 07:37:46 PM »
Varese - Ameriques


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102796 on: November 23, 2017, 07:43:26 PM »


CD 6, Les heures persanes (1919). Beautiful music, highly experimental at times. The fascinating notes detail the exact places where Koechlin engages into polytonality, chords consisting of perfect fourths and fifths, atonality, twelve note areas, note repetitions as ostinatos, pedal notes/chords, parallel ninth chords, etc.

Considering the number of opuses Koechlin wrote during his very long life, it stands to reason that this set represents only a very partial account of his piano and chamber works. But, incomplete as it is, it’s still a fascinating and indispensable compendium. I should receive the set of orchestral works soon. I can’t wait!

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102797 on: November 23, 2017, 07:55:04 PM »
From the last several days

Brahms: Piano Trio No. 3


Via Tidal.  Excellent big-boned reading.  I gather that this Yo-Yo fellow is some kind of pop star who dabbles in classical music.  He's not bad.

Enescu: Symphony No. 1


A very fine Straussian work by a young genius.  24/96 download from eClassical.

Ben-Haim: Concerto Grosso and Symphony No. 2


Via Tidal.  Beautiful, lyrical works, among the best of mid-20th Century neo-Classicism.






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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102798 on: November 23, 2017, 08:20:53 PM »
Messiaen - Chronochromie


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102799 on: November 23, 2017, 08:27:48 PM »
Sonatina for Two Violins & Piano, H 198 and then off to bed:

“I really would like to go to Marmorkirken. It was there that I heard music for the first time, and that experience is like a heavenly vision for me.” - Rued Langgaard