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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118380 on: July 21, 2018, 05:08:42 AM »
"Yoicks!"

Indeed, I must be good fun for the orchestra to perform it.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118381 on: July 21, 2018, 05:10:28 AM »
There’s no escape: now you have to buy it !  :laugh:

You know, the funny thing is, I once thought that as I grew older my Wish List would decrease  ;D
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118382 on: July 21, 2018, 05:11:14 AM »
On the way to the gym today, caught Roberto Gerhard’s Pedrelliana on Spanish National Radio. Pedrelliana is a loving homage to the founding father of Spanish musicology, Felipe Pedrell, a man who exerted an enormous influence on most relevant Spanish composers of the first half of the 20th century. The piece is the third movement to Gethard’s Sinfonía homenaje a Pedrell from 1941, but was intended by its composer as a stand-alone piece too. Victor Pablo Pérez conducted the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra.



What a pleasant surprise to relisten to this beautiful work!  :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118383 on: July 21, 2018, 05:14:11 AM »
Zelenka: Concerto a 8



I wish Zelenka had written more orchestral music.  Did any other Baroque composers write anything so delightful.  Only Bach and Telemann sometimes come close.

The whole Camerata Bern box above is full of delights, but it's now OOP and CDs are silly expensive.  Presto has lossless downloads:

https://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/classical/products/7924661--zelenka-capriccios-nos-1-5-etc

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118385 on: July 21, 2018, 05:39:27 AM »


Rachmaninov's gorgeous second symphony in a great performance from Rozhdestvensky and the LSO.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118386 on: July 21, 2018, 05:44:42 AM »
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Bernstein



My local library had this set, with the blu-ray, so I was interested in hearing what a few more channels could do in this music.  The sound still feels of its time, but I do hear extra presence from the surround mix.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118387 on: July 21, 2018, 06:06:51 AM »
Rameau: Pieces de clavecin en concerts, Premier Concert [Rousset/Terakado/Uemura]





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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118388 on: July 21, 2018, 06:08:57 AM »
Ha!

hahahahahahahaha!

[catching breath]

Haha...


Yes, very naive of me; I know this now but I thought it might me amusing to admit it  ;D
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118389 on: July 21, 2018, 07:07:37 AM »
Zyman: Concierto para arpa, flauta y orquesta [Echenique]





This is a wonderful work, atmospheric, exciting and always beguiling. The musical language is inventive, colourful and very accessible. The music is lyrical and always engaging and appealing.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118390 on: July 21, 2018, 07:34:06 AM »


Leonhardt plays his transcription of BWV 1005. I got this out after listening to Rübsam’s transcription and performance of the same violin sonata, and after reading some remarks of Leonhardt on “homophonie cachée” in his monograph on AoF.

I wonder if Rübsam would say that Leonhardt’s too quick, that he just wants to impress with virtuosity rather than make us feel.

Does anyone know any other transcriptions of this violin music for keyboard? Did Busoni do the lot, or just the chaconne? Reger? Brahms?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118391 on: July 21, 2018, 07:51:55 AM »
Langgaard Symphony No.6, Stupel conducting




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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118392 on: July 21, 2018, 08:07:57 AM »


The D minor in full cry.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118393 on: July 21, 2018, 08:12:52 AM »
Langgaard Symphony No.4 "Fall of the Leaf"




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Re: What are you listening to now?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118395 on: July 21, 2018, 09:38:29 AM »
Leonhardt plays his transcription of BWV 1005. I got this out after listening to Rübsam’s transcription and performance of the same violin sonata, and after reading some remarks of Leonhardt on “homophonie cachée” in his monograph on AoF.

I wonder if Rübsam would say that Leonhardt’s too quick, that he just wants to impress with virtuosity rather than make us feel.


Maybe Rübsam is right. However I think he is a little too slow in the two movements titled Presto (fourth movement of sonata 1 and the double to the courante of partita 1). These two movements are being too much deprived of their innate affect IMO. But generally I am very moved by Rübsam's arrangements and interpretation - more moved than by Leonhardt's,

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Does anyone know any other transcriptions of this violin music for keyboard? Did Busoni do the lot, or just the chaconne? Reger? Brahms?

I thought you knew Winsome Evans' and Robert Hill's arrangements. Bob van Asperen has also arranged a few of the violin pieces for harpsichord.


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118396 on: July 21, 2018, 09:39:49 AM »
Chopin
Preludes, Op. 28
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118397 on: July 21, 2018, 10:05:15 AM »



I thought you knew Winsome Evans' and Robert Hill's arrangements. Bob van Asperen has also arranged a few of the violin pieces for harpsichord.

Ah yes, I wasn't thinking  . . .
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118398 on: July 21, 2018, 10:12:51 AM »
Langgaard: Antikrist, Act 2 [Dausgaard]





This is a first listen to this work for me. There is some simply wonderful music in this work and I really like it, its atmosphere, its musical language, its tension and its drama. It is a powerful work given a compelling performance here from all concerned and the work, and this performance, is warmly recommended.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #118399 on: July 21, 2018, 11:02:57 AM »
Stravinsky: Symphony in C
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. Saraste



An unusually slow interpretation of one of the defining works of Stravinsky's middle period.  Not badly played at all, but I would prefer a little more rhythmic zest.
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