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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121340 on: September 14, 2018, 08:44:40 AM »
Part: Symphony No. 3 [Jarvi]





Symphony No.3 is a wonderful piece of music. The music is powerful, lyrical and very appealing. The scoring is stimulating. The tone is atmospheric and engaging.  The performance is compelling.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121341 on: September 14, 2018, 08:49:45 AM »
That's quick!  :)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121342 on: September 14, 2018, 08:56:31 AM »
Arnold: Symphony No. 6
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121343 on: September 14, 2018, 09:10:54 AM »


What.  A.  Sour.  Expression.

“I’m so happy.”
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121344 on: September 14, 2018, 10:00:10 AM »
One of my more bizarre CD purchases but great fun:


And oddly moving in places.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121345 on: September 14, 2018, 10:17:04 AM »
What.  A.  Sour.  Expression.

“I’m so happy.”

I played in the UK premieres of several of Part's works including the "popular" Tabla Rasa - he was there and actually very nice in a quiet and unassuming way.  This was before he was known at all and we all though he was a monk.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121346 on: September 14, 2018, 10:19:57 AM »
I played in the UK premieres of several of Part's works including the "popular" Tabla Rasa - he was there and actually very nice in a quiet and unassuming way.  This was before he was known at all and we all though he was a monk.
How exciting!
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121347 on: September 14, 2018, 10:26:45 AM »
Bach

CD 6



CD 10

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121348 on: September 14, 2018, 10:28:15 AM »
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto [Repin/Gergiev]





This is a magnificent, very powerful and lyrical performance of this wonderful work by all concerned. It is electrically charged and filled with energy and drive. It is a top tier performance and interpretation of this wonderful work and makes for compelling listening. Repin is magnificent in his performance and virtuosity. This is an unmissable listen and a very strong recommendation for this work.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121349 on: September 14, 2018, 10:29:09 AM »
What.  A.  Sour.  Expression.


Not a reflection of the work alluded to above.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121350 on: September 14, 2018, 10:43:29 AM »
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto [Repin/Gergiev]





This is a magnificent, very powerful and lyrical performance of this wonderful work by all concerned. It is electrically charged and filled with energy and drive. It is a top tier performance and interpretation of this wonderful work and makes for compelling listening. Repin is magnificent in his performance and virtuosity. This is an unmissable listen and a very strong recommendation for this work.

Duly noted, thanks.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121351 on: September 14, 2018, 10:45:02 AM »
Bach

CD 6


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121352 on: September 14, 2018, 11:06:37 AM »
I've no doubt it is there, and I am a great admirer of Sibelius (his 3rd, 5th and 6th symphonies, in particular, are works that I respond very strongly to). But recently I've been in a mode of exploring new performances rather than revisiting familiar ones, and maybe I've been exploring the wrong ones for the 4th.

Karajan is one for finding the long line in music, maybe he will do the trick for me.

Karajan in Sibelius is magisterial, especially the DG recordings.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121353 on: September 14, 2018, 11:31:16 AM »
Karajan in Sibelius is magisterial, especially the DG recordings.

Yes, he was my introduction to most of Sibelius, but I have wandered (Berglund, Barbirolli, Jarvi, Maazel, Vanska, ...)

I'm still uncertain that "magisterial" is a good thing for Sibelius.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121354 on: September 14, 2018, 11:43:48 AM »
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto [Repin/Gergiev]





This is a magnificent, very powerful and lyrical performance of this wonderful work by all concerned. It is electrically charged and filled with energy and drive. It is a top tier performance and interpretation of this wonderful work and makes for compelling listening. Repin is magnificent in his performance and virtuosity. This is an unmissable listen and a very strong recommendation for this work.
The Miaskovsky is fine as well. One of his sunniest works.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121355 on: September 14, 2018, 12:14:15 PM »
How are you doing with the Vernet?

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It is a fine box with very good recordings, his play is dynamic and entertaining.About the Foccroulle box I am less enthusiastic.His way of making music is a bit pedantic and heavy.  I have hesitated for a long time  if I should purchase it or not  I think I will not return to it  very often.
Vernet is certainly an attractive acquisition.
I also want to listen more to Isoir and at any moment the first recordings with Marie-Claire Alain  will be delivered at my door.
Wolgang Rübsam is the real discovery, his recordings for Philips are fantastic and I value them equal to the Bach recordings of Koopman.
Weingarten is sometimes a bit stiff but by many pieces I really was surprised and I enjoyed his recordings.
I'm working my way through all the organ Cd's I purchased lateley ,and they are many.
After that I start with comparing them one by one in a listening session.



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121356 on: September 14, 2018, 01:23:22 PM »
Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 1 [Mintz/Golan]





This is a very attractive, engaging and lyrical work that is very well played here. The performance is also very lyrical and engaging.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121357 on: September 14, 2018, 01:26:19 PM »



The Miaskovsky is fine as well. One of his sunniest works.

An engaging work indeed.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121358 on: September 14, 2018, 01:32:16 PM »
Karajan in Sibelius is magisterial, especially the DG recordings.

Yes, he was my introduction to most of Sibelius, but I have wandered (Berglund, Barbirolli, Jarvi, Maazel, Vanska, ...)

I'm still uncertain that "magisterial" is a good thing for Sibelius.


I realize that he has gone out of fashion these days but I personally feel that von Karajan must always be considered in any meaningful survey of Sibelius; not that he is necessarily the "best" interpreter but he certainly had a lot of very good things to offer.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #121359 on: September 14, 2018, 01:33:11 PM »
It is a fine box with very good recordings, his play is dynamic and entertaining.About the Foccroulle box I am less enthusiastic.His way of making music is a bit pedantic and heavy.  I have hesitated for a long time  if I should purchase it or not  I think I will not return to it  very often.
Vernet is certainly an attractive acquisition.
I also want to listen more to Isoir and at any moment the first recordings with Marie-Claire Alain  will be delivered at my door.
Wolgang Rübsam is the real discovery, his recordings for Philips are fantastic and I value them equal to the Bach recordings of Koopman.
Weingarten is sometimes a bit stiff but by many pieces I really was surprised and I enjoyed his recordings.
I'm working my way through all the organ Cd's I purchased lateley ,and they are many.
After that I start with comparing them one by one in a listening session.

Your comments are most interesting. Thank you for sharing them.
The ability to talk comes with knowledge. The ability to listen comes with wisdom.