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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128380 on: January 18, 2019, 09:22:50 AM »
how did I not know these recordings existed


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128381 on: January 18, 2019, 09:35:31 AM »
Maderna


Meraviglioso! Grande, Maderna, grandissimo! That’s one great CD your listening to there, Traverso:)

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Some old-style Bach (but as good as it gets IMHO). The Mass in B minor with Eugen Jochum and his Bavarian radio band:



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128382 on: January 18, 2019, 09:53:21 AM »
Purcell: The Indian Queen [Hogwood]





First Music
Second Music
Overture
Prologue
Act 2



Purcell: The Indian Queen, Acts 3, 4 & 5 [Gardiner]


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128383 on: January 18, 2019, 09:58:54 AM »

THREAD DUTY:

Some old-style Bach (but as good as it gets IMHO). The Mass in B minor with Eugen Jochum and his Bavarian radio band:




That is interesting. I have a different Bach B minor Mass under Jochum


   


Is it possible to find out from your set what year your recording was made please?
My recording seems to have been made in 1982.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128384 on: January 18, 2019, 09:59:08 AM »
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  ;).

I wonder if I nucleated the d'Indy revival. My listening notes say I started listening to a disc of d'Indy chamber music of December 30, 2018 (Piano Trio #2, Sextet, String Quartet #2) but didn't mention it here until January 10. I've been listening to the stuff on and off since then.

http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,21492.msg1193071.html#msg1193071

Last night I listened to music from two EMI France discs by Pretre and Dervaux

Diptyque Mediterraneen by Pretre



A nice piece, the recording here is rather wan and thin. Far inferior to the Gamba/Iceland recording on Chandos.

Jour D'ete a la Montage (forgive me the diacritics, I don't have the keyboard for it) by Dervaux



Very good recording, generally lusty performance in authentic French style in good late analog sound. Orchestre Philharmonique Des Pays De Loire is one of my favorite orchestra names.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128386 on: January 18, 2019, 10:19:24 AM »
That is interesting. I have a different Bach B minor Mass under Jochum


   


Is it possible to find out from your set what year your recording was made please?
My recording seems to have been made in 1982.
My recording is much earlier, live (but slated for commercial release) from the Herkulessaal of the Munich Residence in December 1957. The Fontana label (which initially released this) was a sublabel of Philips, which was later incorporated into Polygram and, as a result, nowadays has the “right” to appear in a “Complete Recordings on DG” set (as my box is labelled).

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128387 on: January 18, 2019, 10:24:38 AM »
Meraviglioso! Grande, Maderna, grandissimo! That’s one great CD your listening to there, Traverso:)

 

 
 

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128388 on: January 18, 2019, 10:38:52 AM »
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.

I didn't even mention the throat-cancer death of my closest cousin, mid-December... so yes, it's been a very bad period in my life. Sigh.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128389 on: January 18, 2019, 10:43:49 AM »
Quincy Porter: String Quartets 1-4 - Ives Quartet.



One of a few fairly recent purchases, this (and the second disk containing 5-8) made unheard.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128390 on: January 18, 2019, 11:04:56 AM »
I wonder if I nucleated the d'Indy revival. My listening notes say I started listening to a disc of d'Indy chamber music of December 30, 2018 (Piano Trio #2, Sextet, String Quartet #2) but didn't mention it here until January 10. I've been listening to the stuff on and off since then.

http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,21492.msg1193071.html#msg1193071

Last night I listened to music from two EMI France discs by Pretre and Dervaux

Diptyque Mediterraneen by Pretre



A nice piece, the recording here is rather wan and thin. Far inferior to the Gamba/Iceland recording on Chandos.

Jour D'ete a la Montage (forgive me the diacritics, I don't have the keyboard for it) by Dervaux



Very good recording, generally lusty performance in authentic French style in good late analog sound. Orchestre Philharmonique Des Pays De Loire is one of my favorite orchestra names.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128391 on: January 18, 2019, 11:07:51 AM »
There are two kinds of music. Good music, and the other kind.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128392 on: January 18, 2019, 11:08:32 AM »
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 [von Karajan]





This is a really powerful, assertive performance yet one that is sensitive when appropriate. Von Karajan gives great credence to this work.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128393 on: January 18, 2019, 11:09:37 AM »
My recording is much earlier, live (but slated for commercial release) from the Herkulessaal of the Munich Residence in December 1957. The Fontana label (which initially released this) was a sublabel of Philips, which was later incorporated into Polygram and, as a result, nowadays has the “right” to appear in a “Complete Recordings on DG” set (as my box is labelled).

Cheers,

Thank you very much for that information.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128394 on: January 18, 2019, 11:10:31 AM »
I didn't even mention the throat-cancer death of my closest cousin, mid-December... so yes, it's been a very bad period in my life. Sigh.

These things tend to come in cycles. I hope that your cycle changes soon.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128395 on: January 18, 2019, 11:13:36 AM »
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 [von Karajan]





This is a really powerful, assertive performance yet one that is sensitive when appropriate. Von Karajan gives great credence to this work.

I had that vinyl back in the day. Now I have it on CD, of course. Among Karajan's finest work.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128396 on: January 18, 2019, 11:19:16 AM »
Hummel, Jan (1778-1837) - Piano Sonatas w/ Ian Hobson on a Steinway Model D #230 - recordings from 1986 when the pianist was in his mid-30s; he was a professor at the University of Illinois when these discs were made, now at Florida State University; also the father of Jeremy Hobson of NPR fame - outstanding reviews attached.  NOW, I was just on Amazon and saw the Brilliant 3-CD box shown last below w/ Mastroprimiano recording the same works on a fortepiano - just released a few months ago, so reviews yet to come - anyone know this 'new' box?  Dave :)

ADDENDUM: Well, I was curious about the fortepiano recordings, so did find several short reviews (which I added to the attachment), both excellent, i.e. 4+*/5*.

     
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128397 on: January 18, 2019, 12:08:10 PM »
Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra - Wit/Polish National Radio SO.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128398 on: January 18, 2019, 12:13:15 PM »


Continuing my exploration of Gesualdo's sacred music, some of the parts of this music, which is for six or seven voices, have been lost so this is the work of reconstruction. The music is very interesting contrapuntally.  Worth hearing I would say. I knew the singers before because of their recording of Lassus's Prophetiae Sibyllarum -- this may be more successful in fact, as a recording, a performance.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #128399 on: January 18, 2019, 12:15:40 PM »
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 21 [Barenboim]





This, to me, seems like a very fine performances indeed.
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