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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124780 on: November 17, 2018, 12:55:41 AM »


 It is an unsentimental, serious-minded interpretation, beautifully structured and powerfully executed. 

 You know you’ve been overwhelmed when you hold your breath for the longest of times for fear of breaking the spell.


His Sibelius is the same.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124781 on: November 17, 2018, 01:21:07 AM »
Morning listening:


The sober, esoteric style of the Huguenot composers might be an acquired taste, but is here superbly done.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124782 on: November 17, 2018, 01:23:46 AM »
Reutter: Portus Felicitatis
Monika Mauch, Stanislava Jirku, Gioia Armonica
Ramee



Interesting recording!  :) Wasn't familiar with the composer.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124783 on: November 17, 2018, 01:35:31 AM »
I heard this version recently in another Supraphon incarnation. I have read conflicting reports about Supraphon’s Ancerl Gold series. Some say the sound is improved, others say it’s definitely not as good.

Any thoughts on the Ancerl Gold remasterings ?

Having not heard other incarnations of any of the Ancerl gold re-mastered recordings I have it's difficult to comment.
The sound seems fine to me but whilst I have reasonable playback equipment, but not audiophile standard (Rega/Audiolab) I am not obsessed by sound quality as long as the performance is good.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124784 on: November 17, 2018, 02:03:28 AM »
Tchaikovsky Op.35



This combination of performers yields possibly the most over-the-top, divaesque performance of the concerto I am aware of—arguably even more so than Kopatchinskaja, who is not quite as unashamedly romantic. I think it works great, as already established. If you can't give into the temptation to be Kreisler or Sarasate for a night for the Tchaikovsky violin concerto you are definitely too repressed to play it.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124785 on: November 17, 2018, 02:14:32 AM »
Cross post from the Film Music Thread:


Preisner: Three Colours Blue Soundtrack





Relistening to this haunting music. Two or three pieces are very good standalone works in their own right.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124786 on: November 17, 2018, 02:16:24 AM »



There is some really very wonderful music in this work.

I do hope that your quality issues are resolved with this set.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124787 on: November 17, 2018, 02:17:40 AM »
here superbly done.

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I agree completely
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124788 on: November 17, 2018, 02:51:54 AM »
Marais: Suite in D major from Pieces de Violes, 3me livre 1711 [Spectre de la Rose]





I thought that this piece is given a very fine, spirited and driven performance here. Definitely worth a listen for its energetic display in this music which is exuberant and exciting but yet controlled and contained. This is an assertive and appealing performance which has great presence.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124789 on: November 17, 2018, 02:52:26 AM »
String Quartet No.1
One of the great string quartets in my view. On an epic scale - like a symphony.

"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124790 on: November 17, 2018, 02:54:38 AM »
String Quartet No.1
One of the great string quartets in my view. On an epic scale - like a symphony.




That is a great set. I still remember the impact that it had on me when I first heard it.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124791 on: November 17, 2018, 03:09:46 AM »
My favorite Mahler 6th - -

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124792 on: November 17, 2018, 03:31:25 AM »

Period instruments: never heard of them.... :o

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124793 on: November 17, 2018, 03:43:34 AM »
Morning listening:


The sober, esoteric style of the Huguenot composers might be an acquired taste, but is here superbly done.

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I like it very much, the music is as a clear window,direct and devout.
His approach ( van Nevel ) is in the service of the music and not of the church, his own words in an interview.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124794 on: November 17, 2018, 03:53:58 AM »
Moussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition [Richter]





Unfortunately the poor sonics on this recording have always, to some degree, marred such an absolutely magnificent interpretation and performance of this great work which is such a tremendous pity.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124795 on: November 17, 2018, 03:55:20 AM »
Biber-Muffat-Rosenmüller-Scheidt-Schmelzer

CD 16


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124796 on: November 17, 2018, 05:06:14 AM »
Mozart: German Dances [Wildner]





6 German Dances K 600
4 German Dances K 602



This music makes for a very pleasant musical interlude. There was much foot tapping here which is always a good thing when listening to dance music.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124797 on: November 17, 2018, 05:24:42 AM »
Mozart: German Dances [Wildner]





6 German Dances K 600
4 German Dances K 602





This music makes for a very pleasant musical interlude. There was much foot tapping here which is always a good thing when listening to dance music.

If you really like these dances,menuets,divertimenti,marches etc you have to hear the Boskovsky recordings.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124798 on: November 17, 2018, 05:34:27 AM »
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At first encounter,  I felt somewhat cheated since this recording mainly contains contemporary arrangements of violin/trio sonatas. 
Some of which are familiar repertoire.

But recorder fans will undoubtedly enjoin the wondeful performances.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #124799 on: November 17, 2018, 06:48:31 AM »
String Quartet No.1
One of the great string quartets in my view. On an epic scale - like a symphony.



Nearly an hour long, but the time goes by quickly.

The Pro Arte Quartet on Laurel Records is also excellent and in stereo. 

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