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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104280 on: December 12, 2017, 01:52:07 PM »


Alain Planès | Alexandre Tharaud | Isabelle Faust, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin and Marko Letonja | Philippe Bernold, Gérard Caussé, Isabelle Moretti and Ariane Jacob | and others

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104281 on: December 12, 2017, 02:07:41 PM »
Vaughan Williams Symphony No.6 E minor, Previn conducting the LSO




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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104282 on: December 12, 2017, 06:08:36 PM »
Essay for Orchestra No. 3:



Barber’s last work and it’s quite moving.
“It must be beautiful, or it wouldn't be worth the effort.” - Bohuslav Martinů

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104283 on: December 12, 2017, 06:33:05 PM »
The major item on tonight's agenda


I'm wondering how anyone could extract a suite from Spalicek. It's very fast flowing and diverse. The liner notes have a major flaw: while they contain the sung text, they make almost no attempt to explain what is supposed to be happening on stage.
Spectre's Bride sounds properly spectral.

MI was right about this recording: it's a near essential Martinu CD.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104284 on: December 12, 2017, 06:49:43 PM »
The major item on tonight's agenda


I'm wondering how anyone could extract a suite from Spalicek. It's very fast flowing and diverse. The liner notes have a major flaw: while they contain the sung text, they make almost no attempt to explain what is supposed to be happening on stage.
Spectre's Bride sounds properly spectral.

MI was right about this recording: it's a near essential Martinu CD.


Glad you enjoyed the music, Jeffrey. 8) It’s a fine disc. The Romance of the Dandelions is a particular favorite. This whole disc is Martinu in ‘Czech mode’. Gorgeous stuff.
“It must be beautiful, or it wouldn't be worth the effort.” - Bohuslav Martinů

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104285 on: December 12, 2017, 06:55:20 PM »
Fresh from the mailbox:

A London Symphony (‘Symphony No. 2’) - 1920 version
Sound Sleep
Orpheus with his lute
Variations


Elizabeth Watts, soprano
Mary Bevan, soprano
Kitty Whately, mezzo-soprano
Martyn Brabbins, conductor
Royal College of Music Brass Band
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra


“It must be beautiful, or it wouldn't be worth the effort.” - Bohuslav Martinů

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104286 on: December 12, 2017, 07:25:17 PM »



From the long box.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104287 on: December 12, 2017, 07:54:43 PM »
Revisit of this set of good music disguised as salon music


CD2
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Mazurka No. 1 for piano in G minor, Op. 21
  2. Mazurka No. 2 for piano in G minor, Op. 24
  3. Mazurka No. 3 for piano in B minor, Op. 66
  4. Gavotte for piano in C minor (also orchestrated), Op. 23
  5. Études (6) for piano, Op. 52: Prelude
  6. Études (6) for piano, Op. 52: Andantino malinconico
  7. Études (6) for piano, Op. 52: Prelude-Fugue
  8. Études (6) for piano, Op. 52: Andantino
  9. Études (6) for piano, Op. 52: Prelude-Fugue
  10. Études (6) for piano, Op. 52: Etude en forme de valse
  11. Allegro appassionato, for piano (also with orchestra ad lib) in C sharp minor, Op. 70
  12. Minuet et valse, for piano, Op. 56
  13. Une nuit à Lisbonne, barcarolle for orchestra in E flat major, Op. 63
  14. Polonaise, for 2 pianos in F minor, Op. 77

I think the Amazon editorial review, by Leslie Gerber, drastically underestimates the quality of this music.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104288 on: December 12, 2017, 08:18:11 PM »
Billy the Kid:



Quite an evocative account of a Copland masterpiece.
“It must be beautiful, or it wouldn't be worth the effort.” - Bohuslav Martinů

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104289 on: December 12, 2017, 11:13:57 PM »
 

Pieter-Jan Belder plays the Italian Concerto, French Overture and Chromatic Fantasy on a harpsichord after Ruckers.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104290 on: December 13, 2017, 12:25:25 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104291 on: December 13, 2017, 12:49:43 AM »
Early morning listening on a dark and rainy Wednesday morning.
CD 3 of this set, with which I am quite pleased.

http://walboi.blogspot.nl/2017/12/telemann-georg-philipp-1681-1767_13.html?spref=tw

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104292 on: December 13, 2017, 01:06:18 AM »
Early morning listening on a dark and rainy Wednesday morning.
CD 3 of this set, with which I am quite pleased.

http://walboi.blogspot.nl/2017/12/telemann-georg-philipp-1681-1767_13.html?spref=tw

The snow definitely looked nicer...  Enjoy!

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104293 on: December 13, 2017, 01:41:44 AM »
Titz, Anton Ferdinand (1742-1810) - String Quartets w/ the Hoffmeister Quartet on period instruments - Titz was born in Nuremberg, moved to Vienna where he was 'discovered' by the Russian aristocracy and secured a job in St. Petersburg as the court musician to Catherine the Great; he was not quite 30 years old - lived the rest of his life in Russia. Classical Viennese style w/ Slavic influences and early romanticism - attached are Fanfare comments on the first two CDs, the second volume was reviewed by our own Jens. :)  Dave

   

Ah, good music and good memories. And of course this line -- "I, for one, canʼt wait to get my hands on more Titz." -- which I enjoyed sneaking into Fanfare.  ;D

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104294 on: December 13, 2017, 01:56:45 AM »
New acquisition, first listen:
CD 3 of this set.
Gorgeous!!

http://walboi.blogspot.nl/2017/12/the-heritage-of-claudio-monteverdi.html?spref=tw

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104295 on: December 13, 2017, 02:10:37 AM »
Luciano Berio's playful Opus Number Zoo (for wind quintet and reciter) and Ricorrenze (a tribute to Pierre Boulez, also for wind quintet) form this CD:


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104296 on: December 13, 2017, 02:14:28 AM »
Lutoslawski: Cello Concerto
Bauer (cello)/Polish NRSO/Wit

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104297 on: December 13, 2017, 02:45:29 AM »
Barber, Excursions op.20 for piano (Margalit)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #104299 on: December 13, 2017, 03:14:38 AM »
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Aristotle.


When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways - either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength.