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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124360 on: November 08, 2018, 04:51:07 PM »
He plays well, but the sound is very close and dry.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124361 on: November 08, 2018, 06:54:28 PM »
No. 6 in C major.... this is quickly making its way into my top ten symphonies of all time. And I've really enjoyed the Bamberger/Nott performances of these, and of the 9th (numbered 8th in this cycle)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124362 on: November 08, 2018, 07:15:04 PM »


Again the Symphony No. 1 + No. 2

Exciting work for sure. Music doesn't have to be necessarily adventurous nor newfangled to be attractive. I like this so much. As for the No. 2 Eroica, it's less impressive than the No. 1, but it's still gripping and with a sarcastic mood in places, bringing Shostakovich to my mind. In fact, Sulek had to be influenced by him, there are clear references in the work, especially in those march-like fragments.




Kratt + Sinfonietta on Estonian Motifs

A marvelous ballet full of wizardry and with that magic Tubin knew to print in many of his works. The part that inspired me the most was the contrasting beginning of the 3rd act. Serene and lovely night music with a female chorus.

This recording of the Sinfonietta seems more effective to my ears than that by Järvi on BIS. How tuneful and life-affirming it is!

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124363 on: November 08, 2018, 11:50:52 PM »
He plays well, but the sound is very close and dry.



I appreciate his poise, his seriousness, his modesty, his frankness, and his reticence. I like the balance of the piano. I can listen to it for about 10 minutes and then I've had enough, it turns into annoying bland wallpaper. I think he made a bad choice of keyboard instrument. In my opinion the purity of his piano's tone makes the sound colourless compared with an Italian harpsichord or an 18th century piano, and this doesn't do justice to the music.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124364 on: November 09, 2018, 12:25:51 AM »


Again the Symphony No. 1 + No. 2

Exciting work for sure. Music doesn't have to be necessarily adventurous nor newfangled to be attractive. I like this so much. As for the No. 2 Eroica, it's less impressive than the No. 1, but it's still gripping and with a sarcastic mood in places, bringing Shostakovich to my mind. In fact, Sulek had to be influenced by him, there are clear references in the work, especially in those march-like fragments.




Kratt + Sinfonietta on Estonian Motifs

A marvelous ballet full of wizardry and with that magic Tubin knew to print in many of his works. The part that inspired me the most was the contrasting beginning of the 3rd act. Serene and lovely night music with a female chorus.

This recording of the Sinfonietta seems more effective to my ears than that by Järvi on BIS. How tuneful and life-affirming it is!
The Sulek symphonies sound of great interest Cesar although they seem not easy to track down.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124365 on: November 09, 2018, 01:06:37 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124366 on: November 09, 2018, 03:31:15 AM »
Symphonic Legend (1923/38):


A poetic, magical and atmospheric work.
Delighted with this CD.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124367 on: November 09, 2018, 03:43:29 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124368 on: November 09, 2018, 04:16:56 AM »
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 10 in A flat op. 118 played by the Mandelring



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Thanks, this is just what I needed on a Friday morning!
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124369 on: November 09, 2018, 05:07:17 AM »
I like # 2 a lot, but as Harry mentioned, the disc with 3 and 5 is very, very good. In his case I’d definitely consider investing in the CPO box.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124370 on: November 09, 2018, 05:11:08 AM »
...snip...
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Ingrid Fliter playing Chopin


The cover painting is by Ms. Fliter.

How is the Fliter/Chopin?

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124371 on: November 09, 2018, 05:53:45 AM »
I'm in, Sarge.

Excellent, Karl. I'm continuing with the Mandelring's Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 73.


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124372 on: November 09, 2018, 05:56:14 AM »
Saint-Saens: Symphony No 2 in A minor - Vienna Symphony Orchestra conducted by Georges Pretre

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124373 on: November 09, 2018, 06:04:47 AM »
The Khoury family came into contact with Ovchinnikov many years ago: they are great supporters of his works!

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Incomprehensible that practically his entire output is no longer available, except on decades-old vinyl records.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124374 on: November 09, 2018, 06:05:46 AM »
Britisch Piano concertos. CD III.

Cyril Scott, Poem for Piano & Orchestra, (1931, rev. 1962) LPO, Bernard Braithwaite, John Ogdon, Piano. (1977)
John Ireland, Legend for Piano & Orchestra (1933) LPO. Adrian Boult. (168) Eric Parkin, Piano.
William Busch, Piano concerto (1937/8) RPO, Vernon Handley. Piers Lane, Piano.
E.J. Moeran, Rhapsody in F sharp for piano & orchestra. (1943) NPO, Nicholas Braithwaite. John McCabe, piano.


All these concertos are indispensable for me, and all have their merits. What gets me every time is the second movement from Busch his piano concerto, "Allegretto Tranquillo". So much magic in there. Sound is good to very good, which also goes for the performances.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124375 on: November 09, 2018, 06:12:07 AM »


Well this was a pain the arse to do, but I've done it, and I'm now listening to Currende Consort sing de Rore's Vergine without the spoken word. And very good it is too.

Also using it to test my latest hifi acquisition, a pair of Rogers JR 149s. These speakers really do get to the heart of the music.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124376 on: November 09, 2018, 06:44:36 AM »
The 1908 'complete' recording of Carmen,in German. An excellent performance. Not this lovely Marson set,unfortunately;but a download,from somewhere. I do prefer the 1911 Pathe recording,in French,however (also complete) with dialogue;which is my favourite recording of Carmen! Emmy Destinn is highly rated,and s/h cd's of her singing often fetch high prices! :(



I was curious to see if music this old had been uploaded to archive.org and there are a few crackly old 78s if you're interested.

https://archive.org/details/audio?and%5B%5D=Emmy+destinn&sin=

Click on the title underneath the waveform or image and on the page it goes to there's a play icon underneath the waveform there. And you can download from the list on the right. Some of the 78s have even been played with different styli then transferred as 24 bit FLACs for the ultimate in reproductive quality :laugh:.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124377 on: November 09, 2018, 06:54:28 AM »
Excellent, Karl. I'm continuing with the Mandelring's Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 73.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124378 on: November 09, 2018, 06:55:57 AM »
Britisch Piano concertos. CD III.

Cyril Scott, Poem for Piano & Orchestra, (1931, rev. 1962) LPO, Bernard Braithwaite, John Ogdon, Piano. (1977)
John Ireland, Legend for Piano & Orchestra (1933) LPO. Adrian Boult. (168) Eric Parkin, Piano.
William Busch, Piano concerto (1937/8) RPO, Vernon Handley. Piers Lane, Piano.
E.J. Moeran, Rhapsody in F sharp for piano & orchestra. (1943) NPO, Nicholas Braithwaite. John McCabe, piano.


All these concertos are indispensable for me, and all have their merits. What gets me every time is the second movement from Busch his piano concerto, "Allegretto Tranquillo". So much magic in there. Sound is good to very good, which also goes for the performances.
Sounds like a very tempting set Harry and I don't know the Busch at all.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124379 on: November 09, 2018, 06:57:39 AM »


Well this was a pain the arse to do, but I've done it, and I'm now listening to Currende Consort sing de Rore's Vergine without the spoken word. And very good it is too.

Also using it to test my latest hifi acquisition, a pair of Rogers JR 149s. These speakers really do get to the heart of the music.




Those are really fine speakers, small but O so effective. Congrats, very good acquisition.