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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #105360 on: December 07, 2017, 09:48:55 AM »


Years 1 and 2, for a start. Julian Gorus needs to make more albums.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #105361 on: December 07, 2017, 10:26:34 AM »
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

The current management of La Scala - and I mean Mr Pereira - is worthless (to be kind) if compared with the former one. I miss the 'Lissner régime' very much...

That said, I'm now enjoying the RAI TV broadcast of the season's opening night, although Andrea Chénier is very far from being my favorite opera.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #105362 on: December 07, 2017, 10:54:42 AM »


String Quartet No. 3

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #105363 on: December 07, 2017, 11:32:16 AM »
Biber, Heinrich (1644-1704) - Rosary Sonatas - own three 2-disc sets of these works; still amazed at how good the performances and digital remastering (analog tapes from 1962) are on the first one below w/ Susanne Lautenbacher - all of these recordings are excellent, and so many others are available!  Dave :)

   

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #105364 on: December 07, 2017, 11:40:56 AM »
Brahms: Violin Concerto [Heifitz]....





A wonderful performance of this very fine work.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #105365 on: December 07, 2017, 12:32:19 PM »
Stanford: String Quartet No. 2 [RTE Vanbrugh Quartet]....


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #105366 on: December 07, 2017, 12:35:45 PM »
Brahms: Violin Concerto [Heifitz]....





A wonderful performance of this very fine work.

If you can play SACD's, the upgrade is noticeably better.

http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=103970

Cheers,

LKB
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #105367 on: December 07, 2017, 12:39:19 PM »
If you can play SACD's, the upgrade is noticeably better.

http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=103970

Cheers,

LKB

You are correct and I do have the facility. This is such a strong performance to begin with  8)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #105368 on: December 07, 2017, 01:02:31 PM »
Schubert: Symphony No. 9 [Solti]....





The Vienna Philharmonic are in very fine voice in this superlative, strong, taut, buoyant rendition.

I am curious to check this out; it isn't all that often I hear this orchestra sound above the level of a youth orchestra.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #105369 on: December 07, 2017, 01:02:36 PM »
Excellent kyjo, that cycle is quite worthy of appreciating. What other works do you know by Langgaard?

I also know his Symphonies 3, 4, 12, 13, and 14. I look forward to exploring more of his output!

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #105370 on: December 07, 2017, 01:04:25 PM »
You are correct and I do have the facility. This is such a strong performance to begin with  8)

Agreed. While I've listened to a number of recordings of the Brahms, Heifetz/Reiner/RCA is the only one l own.

Cheers,

LKB
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #105371 on: December 07, 2017, 01:08:46 PM »
Kraus: Symphony in C major [Sundkvist]....


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #105372 on: December 07, 2017, 01:09:21 PM »
Agreed. While I've listened to a number of recordings of the Brahms, Heifetz/Reiner/RCA is the only one l own.

Cheers,

LKB

But you are well served   :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #105373 on: December 07, 2017, 01:12:56 PM »
But you are well served   :)

Most assuredly!

 8),

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #105374 on: December 07, 2017, 02:36:43 PM »
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.

+1 That Cavatina is really special indeed :)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #105375 on: December 07, 2017, 03:36:20 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #105376 on: December 07, 2017, 05:05:00 PM »
This new recording arrived today. "The Trout" has never been a favorite piece of mine, but this performance has certainly improved my opinion! Very energetic.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #105377 on: December 07, 2017, 05:44:32 PM »
On Wenlock Edge:

"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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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #105378 on: December 07, 2017, 06:19:56 PM »


Quartet No.6 in Eb

I'm not sure if I've actually heard this quartet before. The first movement, in particular, is beautiful.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #105379 on: December 07, 2017, 06:25:15 PM »



Disc two.
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