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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128360 on: January 17, 2019, 09:12:40 PM »
Jeux d’eau

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128361 on: January 17, 2019, 10:42:02 PM »


A 3CD set on the jpc-label Pourpre, featuring recordings licenced from Accent: the double album "The Golden Age of the Cornet", with Italian repertoire, and Le Concert Brisé's Buxtehude cornett sonatas recording.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128362 on: January 18, 2019, 12:45:03 AM »
Never heard any of this before:



I like "The Wise Virgins". Walton and Bach make a good mix.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128363 on: January 18, 2019, 12:57:36 AM »


The Bach-Busoni pieces are excellent, especially the Chorale Prelude (Now comes the Gentile's Saviour).

The big surprise is the delightful Siciliano and Rigadon (1731) freely transcribed for piano (sic) by Harold Craxton. Love the piece.
And behind the slime and the croaking there was , sure enough, like an old master beneath a layer of dirt, the noble outline of that divine music. - Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128364 on: January 18, 2019, 03:02:52 AM »
Until now I'd always been dismissive when the subject of Geminiani came up but no more.  Cafe Zimmermann have opened my ears to his originality and quirky brilliance.  A beautiful recording - -

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128365 on: January 18, 2019, 03:34:54 AM »
Johannes Regis

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128366 on: January 18, 2019, 04:23:15 AM »
Schuman's Seventh,is one of my favourite symphonies,by this composer. I quite like,the Balada Steel Symphony,which is just beginning,now! It begins with the sound of an orchestra tuning up. Lots of ominous,sounding,pulsing,grinding,machine-like,noises,as might be expected from the name! Fun! ??? ;D




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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128367 on: January 18, 2019, 06:22:28 AM »
Berlioz: Harold en Italie & Les nuits d'été – Les Siècles conducted by Francois-Xavier Roth with Tabea Zimmermann (viola) and Stéphane Drouet (baritone). I already have period instrument versions of these works from Gardiner, Minkowski and Herreweghe but I like this new release a lot.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128368 on: January 18, 2019, 06:49:45 AM »


CD 1 -- Lamentations and Consolations op 17, Aus Andersens Maerchen op. 30, Preludes op. 33

First item in memory of my countryside dog Max which died suddenly two days ago.  :(



CD 2 - The C major sonatas

Both discs are superb on all accounts, including Say's vocalizing, moaning and groaning.  :D
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128369 on: January 18, 2019, 06:50:00 AM »
The recent d'Indy revival prompted me to listen to my favorite CD of his music:



Not exactly a revival, I predict it will be quickly replaced by something else, as in a whac-a-mole game  :D



Just too many composers vying for attention  ;).

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128370 on: January 18, 2019, 07:24:13 AM »
Valses nobles et sentimentales

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128371 on: January 18, 2019, 07:27:16 AM »


First item in memory of my countryside dog Max which died suddenly two days ago.  :(


My condolences as a former dog owner, and continuing dog lover!

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128372 on: January 18, 2019, 07:39:07 AM »
My condolences as a former dog owner, and continuing dog lover!

Thanks. We'll surely get another one for the countryside house and property where my in-laws live. We could use a cat as well --- had two, one disappeared without trace, the other one was inadvertently crushed by my wife's cousin's car.  :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128373 on: January 18, 2019, 07:39:27 AM »
Bartók: The Wooden Prince
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128374 on: January 18, 2019, 08:41:56 AM »
Maderna


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128375 on: January 18, 2019, 08:55:55 AM »


CD 1 -- Lamentations and Consolations op 17, Aus Andersens Maerchen op. 30, Preludes op. 33

First item in memory of my countryside dog Max which died suddenly two days ago.  :(



CD 2 - The C major sonatas

Both discs are superb on all accounts, including Say's vocalizing, moaning and groaning.  :D

You’ve had a lot of bad things happen recently - I’m sure you’re feeling bad and I hope things start to feel better sooner rather than later.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128376 on: January 18, 2019, 08:57:34 AM »
Until now I'd always been dismissive when the subject of Geminiani came up but no more.  Cafe Zimmermann have opened my ears to his originality and quirky brilliance.  A beautiful recording - -



That looks like a great combination.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128377 on: January 18, 2019, 08:59:47 AM »

First item in memory of my countryside dog Max which died suddenly two days ago.  :(


My condolences. My dog died over one year ago and I still grieve for him.
The ability to talk comes with knowledge. The ability to listen comes with wisdom.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128378 on: January 18, 2019, 09:00:50 AM »
Brahms: Double Concerto [Ferras/Tortelier/Kletzki]


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128379 on: January 18, 2019, 09:19:59 AM »
Shakespeare's Musick.
CD III, Purcell's Shakespeare, Purcell's setting and interpolation made into Shakespeare's plays.
CD IV, Thomas Linley JR, Ode on the witches and fairies of Shakespeare.
Musicians of the Globe, Philip Pickett.


Absolute charming music well performed and sung. But I also have to add that the quality of singing, especially with the many sopranos, is not always without strain. Sometimes the vocal parts needs much more control of timbre. They often are to loud and at times the voices cut through your nerves. Luckily that's not often the case, so there is enough left to enjoy wholeheartedly.

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