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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #114900 on: May 17, 2018, 07:12:06 AM »
I think I know what you are getting at. But I also think that it gets so deliciously close to pure ecstasy, that it's notable (and enjoyable) on that count, alone. Consider it "impure ecstasy". (My favorite, actually.)

Yes, I actually concur. Have you listened to the String Quartets yet?

Maybe that's why it's entitled Unknown Heavens. :)

Haven't gotten to the quartets yet.


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #114902 on: May 17, 2018, 07:21:02 AM »
Maybe that's why it's entitled Unknown Heavens. :)



Good point  :) :)


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #114903 on: May 17, 2018, 07:33:11 AM »
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A minor "Scottish"
London Symphony Orchestra, cond. Maag

"l do not consider my music as atonal, but rather as non-tonal. I feel the unity of all keys. Atonal music by modern composers admits of no key at all, no feeling of any definite center." - Arnold Schoenberg

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #114904 on: May 17, 2018, 07:44:25 AM »
There is something to be said for a conductor who creates a very personal interpretation, and something to be said for a conductor who simply creates a perfectly balanced, perfectly paced performance.

Aye.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #114905 on: May 17, 2018, 08:06:33 AM »
I just watched and listened to these videos,I hope you like it.I found it   quite  impressive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t3wUDe8aOw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2YMcMrjWHA

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #114906 on: May 17, 2018, 08:41:27 AM »
Vivaldi

Laetatus sum RV 606    I was glad in this, when it was said to me:  Let us go into the house of the Lord.


What an uplifting piece this is,full of spirit and joy .The singing is transparant and exemplary.I'm always happy when I hear this piece.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AKRLY4QyvQ

 


 
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #114907 on: May 17, 2018, 08:43:39 AM »
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben
Chicago SO/Reiner

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #114908 on: May 17, 2018, 08:56:56 AM »
What an uplifting piece this is,full of spirit and joy .

That actually applies to all of Vivaldi's sacred works.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #114909 on: May 17, 2018, 09:04:17 AM »
Second play through for this thoroughly enjoyable disc.


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #114910 on: May 17, 2018, 09:44:26 AM »
That actually applies to all of Vivaldi's sacred works.

. . . and most of his concerti.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #114911 on: May 17, 2018, 09:51:54 AM »
That actually applies to all of Vivaldi's sacred works.

. . . and most of his concerti.

Well, of course, since they all sound the same.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #114912 on: May 17, 2018, 09:57:31 AM »
Well, of course, since they all sound the same.

(runs for cover)


Hah!
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #114913 on: May 17, 2018, 10:08:42 AM »
Pettersson: Symphony No. 14 [Arnell]





I find this to be an atmospheric work of high tension, drama and high intensity. It is a passionate and somewhat menacing work that has a powerful presence. The scoring is, as ever, inventive and intriguing enhancing the tone and mood of the work. The musical language is somewhat raw but exciting. I find it is an absorbing and compelling work.

The much lamented missing member lethevich was one of the very few who loved this symphony. She'd've approved your post.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #114914 on: May 17, 2018, 10:10:28 AM »
I especially like the Sinfonia concertante.

That was my maiden listen. Yeah, it's a great piece.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #114915 on: May 17, 2018, 10:21:27 AM »
The much lamented missing member lethevich was one of the very few who loved this symphony. She'd've approved your post.

Sarge

I still lament Lethevich (originally Lethe). I will listen to the 14th in her honor.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #114916 on: May 17, 2018, 10:25:06 AM »
Vierne: Organ Symphony No. 3 [van Oosten]


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #114917 on: May 17, 2018, 10:26:27 AM »



The much lamented missing member lethevich was one of the very few who loved this symphony. She'd've approved your post.

Sarge

Cheers Sarge.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #114918 on: May 17, 2018, 10:27:53 AM »
2nd listen to the 7th. Wonderfully transparent, chamberlike and consoling. Superb recording.


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #114919 on: May 17, 2018, 10:28:35 AM »
That actually applies to all of Vivaldi's sacred works.

Adamantly seconded.
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