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Offline Toccata&Fugue

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118200 on: July 16, 2018, 12:27:09 PM »
Strong Sibelian overtones (never a bad thing!). Seems well performed and is very well recorded.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118201 on: July 16, 2018, 12:45:29 PM »
More Marx:

Marx: Eine Frühlingsmusik, Idylle, Feste Im Herbst
Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, Johannes Wildner
CPO



Apparently this is 2/3 of the Nature Trilogy, plus Feste im Herbst, but I can't find a booklet.

Hat tip to SymphonicAddict and Daverz listening to Marx the other day – you guys inspired me to check him out for myself.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118202 on: July 16, 2018, 03:52:53 PM »
More Marx:

Marx: Eine Frühlingsmusik, Idylle, Feste Im Herbst
Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, Johannes Wildner
CPO



Apparently this is 2/3 of the Nature Trilogy, plus Feste im Herbst, but I can't find a booklet.

Hat tip to SymphonicAddict and Daverz listening to Marx the other day – you guys inspired me to check him out for myself.
 :)

His music is wonderful, isn't it?  :)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118203 on: July 16, 2018, 06:08:29 PM »
If you don't mind, this will be the one I'll start with. Three weeks to go with only Spotify in my luggage, but it has the Pizetti. Will report back.  :)

Please do, Johan! I'd think it would be right up your alley.  :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118205 on: July 16, 2018, 08:26:01 PM »
Morning listening:



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118206 on: July 16, 2018, 08:40:33 PM »
Pollini's Schoenberg recordings are the ones for me, but do think that the solo works are rather mixed - they dont really push the instrument and seem more like compositional studies. They are most subject to the 'Brahms with wrong notes' charge that sometimes gets laid on his music.  It seems Schoenberg was struggling on how to fully utilize the textures of the piano for his compositional style.  Having lost all the Romantic piano textures, and avoiding doublings but not using the really dense vertical chords you see in later 20th century piano music, the pieces sound thin.  None of the piano writing in the solo pieces comes close to that of the Concerto.  certainly Webern's piano music overshadows AS's

He did figure out the piano when he wrote the Concerto, but none of the solo works are from this period




Serkin makes this music sound like dewy gossamer webs in the dawn sunlight. Nuanced, delicate, fresh, refined, kaleidoscopic. Is this what you meant by thin?

It would be good to hear Serkin play Lemma Icon Epigraph (Ferneyhough), which seems to me to owe a lot to Schoenberg.

This music sounds nothing like Brahms - the idea of “Brahms with wrong notes” is rubbish, even in op 11, at least as interpreted here.

I only know one Webern piece for piano alone, that’s the variations. Is that what you’re thinking of? It’s not obvious to me that it “overshadows” the music Schoenberg wrote at all. 

It’s a while since I heard Webern’s chamber music with piano, and I haven’t got a clear enough memory of how he writes for piano there to comment on your idea. I’ll be back!

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118207 on: July 16, 2018, 09:08:32 PM »
I have a huge soft spot for the Orgelbüchlein, so I immediately searched for his version on Apple Music. Unfortunately the sedated tempi put me off almost immediately too. BTW, do you have something like a favorite Orgelbüchlein, Poul?

I think that given your interest in string sounds, you should try this



(For me one main weakness of the recording is that there’s a pause after each piece, I like orgelbuchlein when the pieces seem to flow naturally one from the other.)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118208 on: July 16, 2018, 09:42:26 PM »
Strong Sibelian overtones (never a bad thing!). Seems well performed and is very well recorded.


Great work! The CD conducted by Stig Westerberg is my favourite version although I don't know this one.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118209 on: July 16, 2018, 10:15:59 PM »
Hello there. Biking about the countryside over; back in front of a computer. Cheers & all!
(Oh, and GMG is working for the first time in weeks (to the extent I have been able to try.)



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118210 on: July 17, 2018, 12:09:06 AM »
Please do, Johan! I'd think it would be right up your alley.  :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118211 on: July 17, 2018, 12:18:21 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118212 on: July 17, 2018, 12:39:17 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118213 on: July 17, 2018, 12:52:27 AM »


3 & 4. Brahms deconstructed.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118214 on: July 17, 2018, 02:30:32 AM »
I think that given your interest in string sounds, you should try this



(For me one main weakness of the recording is that there’s a pause after each piece, I like orgelbuchlein when the pieces seem to flow naturally one from the other.)

Thanks, Mandryka! I will listen to it. It's available on Tidal.  :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118215 on: July 17, 2018, 02:32:19 AM »
This music sounds nothing like Brahms - the idea of “Brahms with wrong notes” is rubbish [....]

It is no use as a general rule, no.  But, like much rubbish, there was a time and a specific place where it seemed to serve a purpose.  IIRC the phrase was given to an orchestra which was having trouble "getting inside" the music they were asked to play.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118216 on: July 17, 2018, 02:32:59 AM »
Hello there. Biking about the countryside over; back in front of a computer. Cheers & all!

Good to "see" you, Jens!
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118217 on: July 17, 2018, 02:34:59 AM »
Tasted my first slice of Pizzetti [....]

That had the air of inevitability about it, non è vero?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118218 on: July 17, 2018, 02:49:59 AM »


A mish-mash of everything that could be heard in Venice from 8th to 18th centuries, from Byzantine chant, Turkish and Armenian dances, through usual Gabrielis, Monteverdies and such, to Mozart and even Beethoven. Quite an undertaking, interpretatively. 

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118219 on: July 17, 2018, 04:17:55 AM »
Louis Couperin & D'Anglebert

A pity that it is not available on CD.

I could only find this American pressing,I have have never seen a European  pressing by DHM.