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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #108020 on: January 13, 2018, 12:59:45 AM »
Can you please stop criticizing so many of my posts? It's getting really tiresome.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #108021 on: January 13, 2018, 01:01:04 AM »
On Friday, 12 JAN 2018, I listened to 5 CDs.


1--Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943): Tr. 1--Somg without words in D Minor: Lento (1'06)  |Tr. 2-5--Four Pieces (1887-91) (13'04)  |Tr. 6--Canon in E Minot: Andante (2'01)  |Tr. 7-10--Suite in D Minor (1890-1)  |Tr. 11--Prelude in F: Commodo.... (20 July -1 August 1891) (3'10)  |Tr. 12-15--Four Improvisations on themes of Arensky, Glazunov, Taneyev, & Rachmaninoff (1896-7) (3'20)  |Tr. 16--Moreceaux de fantaisie in G Minor:  Liberamente (11-23 January 1899 (1'00)  |Tr. 17--Fughetta in F: Moderato (4-16 February 1899) (2'23)  |Tr. 18--Oriental Sketch in B Flat :....(14-27 November 1917) (1'52)  |Tr. 19--Prelude in D Minor ....(14-27 November 1917) (2'30)  |Tr. 20--Fragments in A Flat....(15-28 November 1917 (1'57)  |Tr. 21--The Star Spangled Banner in B Flat (arr. Rachmaninoff) (15 December 1918) (1'24)--Nils Franke, piano.  Rec. 1-3 August 2008 Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, England.  CD 7 of a 9 CD Brilliant set of Rachmininoff's complete solo piano music. 


2--Anton Bruckner (1824-96): Tr. 1-4--Symphony 3 in D Minor (1877 vers., ed. Nowak) (59'33)--Georg Solti, cond., Chicago Sym. Orch.  Rec. Orchestra Hall, Chicago, 11/1992.  CD 5 of a 10 CD DECCA set of the complete Bruckner Symphonies.


3--Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644-1704) (77'34): Missa Christus resurgentis8 (1673-4)--Andrew Manze, cond., The Englkish Concert & Choir.  Rec. 20-23 SEP 2004 @ The Temple Church, London.  harmonia mundi CD.
At least that's the title of the album, but its a bit more complicated.  It starts with a Fanfare, and instrumental music, not all by Biber, is played at various times, often interstitially with sections of the mass.  It goes like this  1)Fanfare 4 a due  from "Sanatae tam aris quam aulis servientes" (1676)  (1'56)  |2) Sonata (1'16)  |3) Kyrie (3'11)  |4) Gloria (8'57)  |5) Sonata a 6 (c. 1673) for trumpet, 2 violins, 2 violas, & bass (7'10)  |6) Credo (11'21)  |7) Sonata XII from "Sacra-profanus concentus musicus (1662) by Johann Henrich Schmelzer (c. 1620-80) (4'40)  |8) Sanctus (4'49)  |9) Sonata XI from "Fidicinium sacro-profanum" (1682) (6'09)  |10) Agnus Dei (4'15)  |11) Fanfare 1 a due  from "Sanatae tam aris quam aulis servientes" (1676)  (1'32)  |12-15) Fidicinium sacro-profanum (1672): Sonata I (7'37), Sonata V (3'59), Sonata III (5'09), Sonata VII (5'45).
Now, if you can make sense of that, you are a better--or perhaps just crazier--person than I.


4--Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-93):  Tr. 1-4--Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48 (27'18)  |Tr. 5-8--Symphony 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 "Pathetique" (50'37)--Ferenc Fricsay, cond.  Berlin RSO.  Rec., Berlin, Jesus-Christus-Kirche 14-15 OCT 1952 (1-4)--MONO, & 17-23 SEP 1959 (5-8)--STEREO.  This is CD 43 of a 45 CD set of Fricsay's complete orchestral recordings for DGG.

Actually, the serenade was more interesting to me than the symphony.  The Serenade was played light-heatedly and with lots of exuberant delight in the melodies.  The Pathetique seemed excessively slow and lugubrious.  I'd say this is one of Fricsay's few misses.


5) Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809):  Tr. 1-4--Sym. 46 in B Major (16'56)  |Tr. 5-8--Sym. 47 in G Major (20'17)  |Tr. 9-12--Sym. 48 in C Major "Maria Theresia" (26'43)--Adam Fischer, cond., Austro-Humgarian Haydn Orchestra, rec. Haydnsaal, Esterhazy Palace, Eisenstadt, Austria.  This is CD 13 in a 33 CD Brilliant set of the complete Haydn symphonies by these forces.  Licensed from Nimbus Records.

As always, these are committed, exciting performances, especially, it seemed to me, in Sym. 48.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #108022 on: January 13, 2018, 01:19:50 AM »
Morning listening - continuation with disc 2:


Missa "L' Homme Armé"
Missa "Vinus vina vinum"


This is one of the better sung recordings I've heard by The Sound of the Fury. Nice.  :)
One can wonder if these masses should be performed one-per-part, but that's a minor quibble.
Unless TSATF are going to do another Pipelaere, I have no more of their recordings on my wishlist.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #108024 on: January 13, 2018, 01:38:50 AM »
Can you please stop criticizing so many of my posts? It's getting really tiresome. And I'm not really sure what Nielsen's concerti have to do with Atterberg's...

 :) That is a problem here as far as I'm concerned. It's always the same few people and you begin to miss arguable criticisms among irrelevance. It makes you want not to post anything.  ::)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #108025 on: January 13, 2018, 01:51:58 AM »
Continuation with disc 2:


Harpsichord music by Joseph-Hector Fiocco (1703-1741), Flemish composer of Italian descent.
Ewald Demeyere plays a harpsichord after Henri Hemsch, Paris 1736.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #108026 on: January 13, 2018, 02:27:51 AM »
Can you please stop criticizing so many of my posts? It's getting really tiresome. And I'm not really sure what Nielsen's concerti have to do with Atterberg's...

For what it's worth (probably not much): I don't think he thinks of it as criticizing your posts... just sort of talking out loud with no harm intended. (Although it's good of you to speak up, so he knows how they might come across.)

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#morninglistening to #JuliusBeliczay’s #Symphony No.1 & #Serenade w/#BudapestConcertOrchestra

http://a-fwd.to/3R4MzOI

Rather decent 1995 performances of rather interesting repertoire.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #108027 on: January 13, 2018, 02:57:49 AM »
Next up:


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #108028 on: January 13, 2018, 03:40:50 AM »
Frans Bruggen playing music by Jacob Van Eyck....


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #108029 on: January 13, 2018, 03:42:07 AM »


All of HvK’s Sibelius recordings are mandatory listening for the Sibelian as far as I’m concerned!

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #108030 on: January 13, 2018, 04:00:51 AM »

Unless TSATF are going to do another Pipelaere, I have no more of their recordings on my wishlist.

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That Pipelare album is something else! Listening now.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #108031 on: January 13, 2018, 04:06:51 AM »
JS Bach: English Suite No. 3 [Gould]....


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #108032 on: January 13, 2018, 04:44:33 AM »
Definitely an original composer, he reminds me a bit of Antheil. When I’m done with this series I’ll listen to the Holmboe SQ box. This will be daunting ! :o

No, no, he'll just draw you right in!
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #108033 on: January 13, 2018, 05:47:01 AM »
Vivaldi: 2 Recorder concertos....





Concerto in A minor RV 108
Concerto in G minor RV 439 "La Notte"
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #108034 on: January 13, 2018, 05:50:35 AM »
Now:


Violin sonatas Op. 6 (part I) by Pietro Antonio Locatelli (1695 - 1764)
Igor Ruhadze (violin), Mark Dupere (cello) and Vaughan Schlepp (harpsichord)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #108035 on: January 13, 2018, 05:53:33 AM »
Now:


Violin sonatas Op. 6 (part I) by Pietro Antonio Locatelli (1695 - 1764)
Igor Ruhadze (violin), Mark Dupere (cello) and Vaughan Schlepp (harpsichord)

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Are you still appreciating what you hear?
You can safely assume you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #108036 on: January 13, 2018, 06:03:38 AM »
Are you still appreciating what you hear?

Definitely!   :)

I'm going to look for a separate nice period recording of the Caprices, that are here incorporated in the concertos.

Just for the fun of it and because they are fascinating pieces.

But other than that, I'm good on Locatelli - this set is highly satisfactory.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #108037 on: January 13, 2018, 06:21:35 AM »
I'm going to look for a separate nice period recording of the Caprices, that are here incorporated in the concertos.

You would not be able to do that. Add Hyperion 66721 (3 discs) to your archive and thank me later. ::)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #108038 on: January 13, 2018, 06:40:09 AM »
JC Bach: Sinfonias [Gmur]





Sinfonia in F major, Op. 3 / 5
Sinfonia in G major, Op. 3 / 6
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #108039 on: January 13, 2018, 06:48:33 AM »
Can you please stop criticizing so many of my posts? It's getting really tiresome. And I'm not really sure what Nielsen's concerti have to do with Atterberg's...

Well, Atterberg is your avatar, so it seemed pretty relevant to me. ;) I’m not criticizing your posts, Kyle. I’m merely making an observation. I just found it unusual to make comparisons between concerti and symphonies when they both strive for different goals. Since I see I touched a nerve, I’ll never comment on any of your posts again if that’s how you’re going to react each time I say something to you that doesn’t agree with your opinion. All the best to you in your future endeavors!

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