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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118000 on: July 12, 2018, 01:01:38 AM »


Revisiting this pinnacle of musical art. It doesn't matter how many times I listen to it, always overwhelms me. The 4 movements are incredibly well-crafted in every way, with a truly accomplished mastery that is characteristic of geniuses. This performance is not less than sharp and muscular. A desert-island disc.


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118001 on: July 12, 2018, 01:35:02 AM »
Symphony 4

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118002 on: July 12, 2018, 02:44:30 AM »
Symphony 4



I've listened to this three times in the past week. It is holding up well  ;)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118003 on: July 12, 2018, 04:06:51 AM »
I've listened to this three times in the past week. It is holding up well  ;)

The glowering darkness of the end section was wonderfully conveyed and recorded  (appropriate for me after England's exit from the World Cup - I needed something which conveyed a sense of doom-laden catastrophe).

On to Symphony 11 now.

A terrific CD but part of me misses the rawness and glaring brass of those old USSR SO versions conducted by Kondrashin and Mravinsky.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118004 on: July 12, 2018, 04:09:56 AM »
For me, that glare is a bug not a feature  ;)


I feel sorry for the players;  I want them to have better control of the instrument . . . .
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118005 on: July 12, 2018, 04:19:27 AM »
Again—how beautiful this is:

Shostakovich
Symphony № 11 in g minor « 1905 », Op.103
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118007 on: July 12, 2018, 04:42:27 AM »
Stravinsky, Orpheus


This lovely work does seem rather different from the 'neoclassical' works that precede it in Stravinsky's output.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118008 on: July 12, 2018, 04:52:49 AM »
Stravinsky, Orpheus



This lovely work does seem rather different from the 'neoclassical' works that precede it in Stravinsky's output.

It is one-of-a-kind.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118009 on: July 12, 2018, 06:17:08 AM »
Playing here,now! I absolutely love the strange nocturnal atmosphere of the Chinese Symphony by Bernard Van Dieren. It really is quite beautiful and haunting. The performance and recording quality really is superb. Whoever it was who left money to record this definitely got their money's worth. Although,sadly,they won't have been able to hear it!! :( Lovely choice of artwork,too! :)

               

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118010 on: July 12, 2018, 07:10:13 AM »
Vaughan Williams : A Sea Symphony - Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus conducted by Leonard Slatkin with Thomas Allen and Benita Valente. Fine performance,  the Philharmonia Chorus are excellent, the only blemish is the rather feeble soprano soloist though she improves in the Finale.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118011 on: July 12, 2018, 07:23:03 AM »
Vivaldi: Orlando finto pazzo, Atto secondo [De Marchi]


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118012 on: July 12, 2018, 07:23:48 AM »


Jill Gomez is a singer’s singer. Whether she sings Mozart or Canteloube, she throws her heart into the experience like few do. Netania Davrath has this repertoire under her skin, and it’s high praise indeed to put Gomez in the same company. Vernon Handley is much more than a mere accompanist here, and the RLPO play beautifully. Even the cover art is excellent: one of Canteloube’s most fetching songs is La fiolairé (The Spinning Girl), the subject of the art cover by Millet, Une chevrière auvergnate.

A winner.

Agreed on all counts  8)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118013 on: July 12, 2018, 07:37:35 AM »


An extremely impressive performance of JSB’s 6th cello suite by Rocco Filippini, original and inspired. The lean, taut, grey-shaded, muscular sound is extraordinary. Magisterial, restrained, engaged. Discovered this morning, I’ve been bowled over by it all day.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118014 on: July 12, 2018, 07:50:22 AM »
Poulenc: 7 Chansons [Crespin/Wustman]


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118015 on: July 12, 2018, 08:16:39 AM »
More Bach cantatas (149-151 by Leonhardt), more Keilberth Icon box...

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118016 on: July 12, 2018, 09:40:45 AM »


first spin ... nice stuff, nothing all too deep I guess, but most enjoyable to wind down after a long day
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118017 on: July 12, 2018, 10:02:42 AM »
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 4, 1930 version [Kitajenko]





I really like this version of this work for its musical language and the textures resulting from its scoring as well as its wonderful harmony and counterpoint. The second movement is particularly appealing with its wood winds initially singing out with those disconcerting lower register strings; all making for wonderful, atmospheric music. The harmonies in this movement are particularly intriguing and absorbing; a really wonderful movement. The second movement also benefits from those beguiling wood winds; the third movement scherzo like movement flits about in a very appealingly refined way. The two outer, more assertive and dramatic movements contrast very well with the magical like inner movements and this leads to great balance to my ear. This is a very compelling work.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118018 on: July 12, 2018, 10:31:53 AM »
Gandolfi
The Garden of Cosmic Speculation
Part III
xiii. Fractal Terrace
xiv. The Jumping Bridge
xv. The Quark Walk
xvi. The Nonsense
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118019 on: July 12, 2018, 11:55:21 AM »
Sances: Dialoghi Amorosi
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Scott: Chamber Works
Gould Piano Trio, et al.
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