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Offline aligreto

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104240 on: November 24, 2017, 02:29:12 PM »
Holst: Hammersmith [Hickox]....





A work with some fine, interesting contrasts throughout.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104241 on: November 24, 2017, 02:31:14 PM »



Wow!  :o

Such enthusiasm!

Looks like I need to check this out.  8)

Absolutely, and do not forget that there are two volumes involved and you will want both  :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104242 on: November 24, 2017, 02:35:28 PM »
Beethoven, The Ruins of Athens


First listen underway now. The texts appear to be a little less embarrassingly dated than for King Stephen.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104243 on: November 24, 2017, 02:37:38 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104244 on: November 24, 2017, 02:37:46 PM »


on the radio:

Mendelssohn's "Scottish" Symphony - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, cond.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104245 on: November 24, 2017, 03:03:33 PM »
I am pleased that you enjoyed the CD  :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104246 on: November 24, 2017, 03:22:39 PM »
Beethoven, Symphony No.8.  Possibly my favourite.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104247 on: November 24, 2017, 04:02:31 PM »
Somehow found myself back at the Chopin Sonatas again:


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104248 on: November 24, 2017, 05:21:03 PM »
Sublime.

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"Es muß sein!"

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104249 on: November 24, 2017, 05:54:32 PM »
Recommended by both Mirror Image and aligreto:



On Symphony No. 2 at the moment.

Very fine release; I am enjoying it very much. ;)

Very nice, indeed. Glad you enjoy the music. I need to revisit these works myself as it’s been far too long.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104250 on: November 24, 2017, 05:55:27 PM »
Wiren: Triptych [Wedin]....





I really like this work with its conversational musical language and its orchestral scoring.

Sounds like a disc I’m going to have to pickup at some point. I recall enjoying Wiren’s symphonies (on CPO).
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104251 on: November 24, 2017, 06:10:49 PM »
Pounds the table! Hanson gets plenty of love around here from me, at least :) Fortunately, Naxos has reissued Schwarz's Hanson recordings with much better cover art!

  I'm glad to hear it.  I'll look into getting the re-released set.
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Offline Todd

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104252 on: November 24, 2017, 06:18:29 PM »



Disc one.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104253 on: November 24, 2017, 06:38:43 PM »
Wiren: Triptych [Wedin]....





I really like this work with its conversational musical language and its orchestral scoring.

Couldn't find that on Tidal, but was able to find this one with the Cello Concerto:



...a really beautiful recording.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104254 on: November 24, 2017, 06:59:02 PM »
Happy Thanksgiving, Jeffrey!  What do you think?

Everything I don't like about Arnold: emotionally cold, and when despite himself he falls into a bit of lyricism, he hurries into the ugliestst dissonance he can find to kill it.

'Struth, Berg wrote two operas (more or less) and managed to be both lyrical and dissonant but no ugliness.  Why couldn't Schonberg do it?

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Re: What are you listening to now?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104256 on: November 24, 2017, 07:06:58 PM »
TD
Recovering from working Black Friday with
Enescu and Papa

Symphony 3 and Rhapsody 1
In this re-listen I found more substance and more interest than the first go- through, but  I can't honestly say, "Guys, you are missing something if you haven't heard this"

Op. 54
As the lawbooks say, res ipsa loquiter.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104257 on: November 24, 2017, 07:15:07 PM »


This works superbly well as a program. Bayrakdarian in Il Tramonto is enchanting. Not being an impenitent respighian, this was just the ticket for me. Excellent recording.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104258 on: November 24, 2017, 08:13:22 PM »
Holst - Lyric Movement



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104259 on: November 24, 2017, 08:23:46 PM »
The Wild Dove, Op. 110:

"In the next world, I shan't be doing music, with all the striving and disappointments. I shall be being it.” - Ralph Vaughan Williams

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