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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119480 on: August 10, 2018, 08:29:21 PM »
Giving this one another spin:

Cantigas de Santa María
Barbora Kabátková, Hana Blažíková, Margit Ubellacker, Martin Novák
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Gorgeous sound; maybe too gorgeous if you're looking for authenticity.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119481 on: August 10, 2018, 10:35:01 PM »
Vivaldi: Four Seasons [Flanders Recorder Quartet]






This version, although it is in the novelty category, this version is one that I have always liked. Obviously the textures are very light with clean lines down to a bare minimum. Obviously a recorder quartet does not have the weight or authority of a small orchestra so lots of the drama is not there (e.g. storms) but I have always liked it and I still find it intimate and somewhat intriguing.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119482 on: August 10, 2018, 11:00:40 PM »
The Symphony for string quartet and large orchestra (1943), an impressive 'war symphony' by Belgian composer Jean Rogister (1879-1964):   

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119483 on: August 10, 2018, 11:40:52 PM »
Soler: Harpsichord Sonata No. 22 [Rowland]


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119484 on: August 11, 2018, 12:12:40 AM »
A rerun of this recording of music by Chiara Margarita Cozzolani (1602-ca.1677):


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119485 on: August 11, 2018, 12:20:58 AM »
Good morning all,

A little wander through the Lieder ohne Worte this morning  :)

 

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119486 on: August 11, 2018, 01:02:13 AM »
Good morning Papy Oli.

This morning a little wander through some Lieder mit Worte for me with a selection from this CD





Strong, robust performances from Ludwig.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119487 on: August 11, 2018, 01:04:55 AM »
Chávez: Symphony No. 5
London SO/Mata

Scored for strings alone, the long first movement ends with some extraordinary sonorities, with violins in their highest register.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119488 on: August 11, 2018, 01:16:45 AM »
That is actually the second movement (the Mata recording is not well tracked, w movements 1 & 2 on one track and movement 3 on the second), for what it's worth.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119489 on: August 11, 2018, 01:48:00 AM »
Good morning Papy Oli.

This morning a little wander through some Lieder mit Worte for me with a selection from this CD





Strong, robust performances from Ludwig.

  Robust yes, but  not in  Wagnerian proportions.  ;) She is well  suited to sing these  sensitive songs.
She is really an artist  I love to listen to. Schubert, Mahler, Brahms, the Wesendonck Lieder, she is wonderful  in many  departements.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119490 on: August 11, 2018, 02:05:41 AM »


I’m enjoying this, more than the previous volumes. I don’t say that’s necessarily a reflection on Belder or the music, it’s more likely to be that I’m in the mood. Maybe time to revisit the previous volumes of what’s turned out to be a bit of a monument, a serious achievement for Belder and Brilliant.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119491 on: August 11, 2018, 03:26:55 AM »
The Symphony for string quartet and large orchestra (1943), an impressive 'war symphony' by Belgian composer Jean Rogister (1879-1964):   



Sound interesting! Never heard of him.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119492 on: August 11, 2018, 03:31:32 AM »
Sound interesting! Never heard of him.
Rogister is too much from the Franck school to be of total interest for me - but this Third (as I should have added) holds a special place. The concept - SQ raising 'against' the full orchestra - reminds of the Tallis Fantasia. I think I saw André posting about it, an no doubt Peter (pmje) knows much more about him.  :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119493 on: August 11, 2018, 03:36:33 AM »
Rogister is too much from the Franck school to be of total interest for me - but this Third (as I should have added) holds a special place. The concept - SQ raising 'against' the full orchestra - reminds of the Tallis Fantasia. I think I saw André posting about it, an no doubt Peter (pmje) knows much more about him.  :)

Ok thanks Johan. Sadly no CD release as far as I can see. Is the style at all like Tournemire whose music I greatly admire?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119494 on: August 11, 2018, 04:02:53 AM »
Beethoven

His 7th symphony

When I sold my LP's it was clear that I would go for the best edition,soundwise speaking.


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119495 on: August 11, 2018, 04:24:39 AM »
Telemann: Tafelmusik, Production III [Goebel]





The musicianship is exemplary and the production and recording are of the highest quality which manifests itself in the wonderful sound of the textures of the instruments. This is refined and sophisticated music making which has a very easy flow to it. The Concert is a stand out movement in this section with those wonderful sounding horns. The Trio section is charming and the Solo section is also notable for its singing oboe lines. The programme is wonderfully wound up with gusto in the final Conclusion.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119496 on: August 11, 2018, 04:26:17 AM »
  Robust yes, but  not in  Wagnerian proportions.  ;) She is well  suited to sing these  sensitive songs.
She is really an artist  I love to listen to. Schubert, Mahler, Brahms, the Wesendonck Lieder, she is wonderful  in many  departements.

Oh, I would be interested in that. Thank you for mentioning it.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119498 on: August 11, 2018, 05:00:57 AM »
Ok thanks Johan. Sadly no CD release as far as I can see. Is the style at all like Tournemire whose music I greatly admire?
No, I can't hear much of Tournemire here. Rather Vincent d'Indy, though I'm very little at home in the Franck school and will thankfully stand corrected by the better informed. It IS a CD though, released in 1987. Now playing, courtesy one Vandermolen:  :D
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119499 on: August 11, 2018, 05:03:13 AM »
Ok thanks Johan. Sadly no CD release as far as I can see. Is the style at all like Tournemire whose music I greatly admire?

I purchased it directly from Musique en Wallonie. The price shown includes shipping:


http://www.musiwall.ulg.ac.be/spip.php?page=fiche&id_article=152



 Rogister has his own individual voice, certainly less romantic (some would say gushing) than Franck. I find his music very focused without being terse or spiky. It’s impressive stuff. I got the feeling that the composer meant every note he wrote and wouldn’t write a superfluous one. His  string quartets (there’s a disc of # 2 and 6) share these characteristics.