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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103940 on: December 07, 2017, 01:16:46 AM »
Thanks Rafael, maybe when I'll be billionaire... :D. A seat for this evening's Andrea Chénier costs in average more than 1000 Euro...
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But you're the natural candidate to represent GMG in this event!  ;)

It seems to me that the current management of La Scala is somehow reacting to the "intellectual" policy of the Lissner régime by programming for the notte di Sant'Ambrogio works that were neglected for many years. Last year, a decidedly minor Verdi form the anni di galera, now a prime example of giovane scuola. At this rate, we'll get Leoncavallo's Zazà one of these years to open the stagione;D
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103941 on: December 07, 2017, 01:22:26 AM »
They didn't like the music.

I suspected that much. More than likely a member of the Doom&Gloom brigade.  :D

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. That's why I wishlisted it! :) And because of you, now it's in my cart!  :o :-*  :P

Great! Don't forget to add the second volume as well.  :laugh:



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103942 on: December 07, 2017, 02:00:16 AM »
Listening to it right now.



The Sauer

On repeat: Cavatina. Larghetto amoroso. Bliss to die for. The Scherzo (and especially the trio) is also a gem. The outer movements, while not particularly memorable, are engaging and enjoyable. A very fine concerto.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103943 on: December 07, 2017, 02:27:28 AM »
A few hours ago, the politicians around here decided that I can get married.

For some reason I've decided that Beethoven's op.110 is part of my celebration.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103944 on: December 07, 2017, 02:40:32 AM »
A few hours ago, the politicians around here decided that I can get married.

We'll all be invited to the wedding, I suppose.  :D
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103945 on: December 07, 2017, 02:45:55 AM »
We'll all be invited to the wedding, I suppose.  :D

I don't actually have anyone to get married to, at present. So don't book your flights just yet.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103946 on: December 07, 2017, 02:49:08 AM »
I don't actually have anyone to get married to, at present. So don't book your flights just yet.

Thanks for advising me. I managed to cancel my flight full refund. Five minutes more it'd have been too late.  :D
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103947 on: December 07, 2017, 04:50:48 AM »
A few hours ago, the politicians around here decided that I can get married.

Congratulations, Orfeo. Huge victory.


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103948 on: December 07, 2017, 04:58:09 AM »
Congratulations, Orfeo. Huge victory.

Thanks. In some ways the survey result a few weeks ago was the really big moment, even though it had no legal effect. I'm just glad they didn't stuff it up in the bit that does have legal effect. There were enough who supported the proposed legislation to hose down all of the proposals for tinkering.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103949 on: December 07, 2017, 05:01:28 AM »
Monteverdi, Claudio (1567-1643) - Madrigrals & Vespro dello Beata Vergine - selections from the CDs below - still reading about medieval & Renaissance music - Dave :)

P.S. posted in wrong thread - an afternoon's listening - :)

 

Great stuff, Dave, great stuff.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103950 on: December 07, 2017, 05:01:56 AM »
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103951 on: December 07, 2017, 05:02:46 AM »
And what do you know! I've got Marteau sans Maitre on now and am actually enjoying it! And it's the same performance that initially turned me off Boulez a dozen years ago, more or less.

Well, if there's hope for Marteau, perhaps there's hope for Moses und Aron.

I love to read stories like this!
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103952 on: December 07, 2017, 05:07:56 AM »
G'day, Karl!

Continuing my way (for the second time, this time in catalogue order I guess) through these works

Langgaard
String Quartet No. 2 BVN 145 (1918; rev. 1931)
Nightingale String Quartet

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103953 on: December 07, 2017, 05:09:44 AM »
G'day, Karl!

Continuing my way (for the second time, this time in catalogue order I guess) through these works

Langgaard
String Quartet No. 2 BVN 145 (1918; rev. 1931)
Nightingale String Quartet



Cheers, Karlo!  I owe you thanks for the catalytic prompt to get the remainder of the set.  Thoroughly excellent.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103955 on: December 07, 2017, 05:15:44 AM »
Earlier:



Now:

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103956 on: December 07, 2017, 05:43:55 AM »
Stravinsky: Violin Concerto
Isaac Stern, CBC Symphony Orchestra, cond. Stravinsky

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103957 on: December 07, 2017, 05:57:50 AM »
First-listen Thursday
Bruhns
Complete organ works
Melchior Schildt
organ works
Joseph Kelemen



Earlier:

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String Quartet No. 3 BVN 183 (1924)
Nightingale String Quartet
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103958 on: December 07, 2017, 05:58:09 AM »


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103959 on: December 07, 2017, 06:24:33 AM »
Luciano Berio's late (2001) and somewhat lisztian Piano Sonata, performed by Francesco Tristano:



This is an ambitious and interesting work, but one that (honestly) I'll need to relisten to several times to "get". But I'm convinced such an exercise will be worthwhile...
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