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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102860 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 #102861 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 #102862 on: November 24, 2017, 05:21:03 PM »
Sublime.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102863 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 its been far too long.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102864 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 Im going to have to pickup at some point. I recall enjoying Wirens symphonies (on CPO).
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102865 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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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102866 on: November 24, 2017, 06:18:29 PM »



Disc one.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102867 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 #102868 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?
« Reply #102870 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 #102871 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 #102872 on: November 24, 2017, 08:13:22 PM »
Holst - Lyric Movement



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102873 on: November 24, 2017, 08:23:46 PM »
The Wild Dove, Op. 110:

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102874 on: November 24, 2017, 08:25:27 PM »
Debussy: Khamma (orchestrated by Koechlin).  Gorgeous music and a very rich recording from Bis.


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102875 on: November 24, 2017, 09:43:41 PM »
Taking an all-too-infrequent venture into the Classical Era with Haydn's Symphony no. 82:



As per usual with Haydn symphonies, my favorite movement is the infectious, catchy finale.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102876 on: November 24, 2017, 10:46:13 PM »
Shostakovich's 5th with my hometown band:




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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102877 on: November 25, 2017, 12:11:19 AM »
Morning listening - just in:


The little known and recorded Italian early Baroque composer Giovanni Valentini makes a strong impression here.
performances are excellent with good solo singing (strong & dramatic, some vibrato). And I didn't know that organist Stefano Molardi also conducted but here is... :)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102878 on: November 25, 2017, 12:58:00 AM »
Stravinsky's Agon (Ashkenazy) and The Flood (Knussen) from this box:



Cool and detached music for a Saturday morning.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102879 on: November 25, 2017, 01:05:22 AM »
Sounds like a disc Im going to have to pickup at some point. I recall enjoying Wirens symphonies (on CPO).
His string quartets on the Daphne label are truly excellent as well:


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