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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130480 on: February 18, 2019, 01:32:35 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130481 on: February 18, 2019, 01:55:58 PM »



Good lord almighty.  I knew Maximilian Hornung could play the cello, but man, does this pairing of both Haydn concertos and the Concerto for Cello and Strings by Vaja Azarashvili exceed expectations.  Up high or down low, blazing fast or searchingly slow, this dude displays absolute command of his instrument that I've not heard bettered in the two marquee works.  Ditto his interpretations.  I can't even say that I prefer Pierre Fournier here.  Pierre Fournier!  The Azarashvili works is sandwiched between the two, and the Soviet-cum-French work makes me think I really need to hear Hornung in DSCH.  And everything else.  Thank goodness his Strauss is on the docket.  Based on their blockbuster Schubert symphony cycle, I already knew Antonello Manacorda and the Potsdam band rock.  They lend perfect support to the soloist.  The engineers lend perfect sound to the effort.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130482 on: February 18, 2019, 02:51:38 PM »
Hornung’s Don Quixote is superb.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130483 on: February 18, 2019, 03:07:45 PM »
Made in Italy obviously, since Bohm is the one labelled "imported"  :P
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Music by Leroy Anderson. If you are my age, you heard many of these pieces on Boston Pops broadcasts.


Never seen that Slatkin American music set before. What a terrific compilation. I rate his Copland Symphony 3 as one of the best versions and I was lucky enough to see him conduct it in London.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130484 on: February 18, 2019, 03:08:43 PM »
 
I like the Monteux recording of Symphony 2 by Sibelius very much.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130485 on: February 18, 2019, 03:23:20 PM »
No.2 and 6 today.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130486 on: February 18, 2019, 04:36:59 PM »



Figured I'd give Danny Boy's truncated DG Liszt disc a spin.  Yes, it is quite good.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130487 on: February 18, 2019, 06:28:44 PM »
Enescu: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D major
Valery Sokolov (violin), Svetlana Kosenko (piano)


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130488 on: February 18, 2019, 06:55:04 PM »
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake



The lovely violin solo is played by Ida Haendel.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130489 on: February 18, 2019, 07:29:57 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130490 on: February 18, 2019, 07:50:54 PM »
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After having a tooth pulled today (one that had to be sectioned by three in order to pull out), this recording really eases my mind and makes me forget about the pain I’m experiencing (the pain medication also helps me forget about it ;) ).
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130491 on: February 18, 2019, 08:06:42 PM »
Never seen that Slatkin American music set before. What a terrific compilation. I rate his Copland Symphony 3 as one of the best versions and I was lucky enough to see him conduct it in London.

The Slatkin budget box was released in 2018. There's a whole range of stuff, from Anderson (who is famous for what British musicians call "light music") and a CD of marches through Corigliano and Schwanter. Copland gets 3 out of the 13 CDs, plus a couple of tracks on other CDs. Interestingly, beyond one selection from Rodeo, none of his most popular works, the three ballets, are included. Fanfare for the Common Man does appear twice, and A Lincoln Portrait gets Gen Norman Schwarzkopf as narrator.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130492 on: February 18, 2019, 08:09:52 PM »
The Slatkin budget box was released in 2018. There's a whole range of stuff, from Anderson (who is famous for what British musicians call "light music") and a CD of marches through Corigliano and Schwanter. Copland gets 3 out of the 13 CDs, plus a couple of tracks on other CDs. Interestingly, beyond one selection from Rodeo, none of his most popular works, the three ballets, are included. Fanfare for the Common Man does appear twice, and A Lincoln Portrait gets Gen Norman Schwarzkopf as narrator.

This is because Slatkin didn’t record them for RCA. He recorded them for EMI and much later, Naxos.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130493 on: February 18, 2019, 11:44:19 PM »
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 - Mravinsky/Leningrad Philharmonic.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130494 on: February 19, 2019, 12:03:40 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130495 on: February 19, 2019, 02:20:24 AM »
Late morning, coffee & Vivier:


Orion still a favourite.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130496 on: February 19, 2019, 02:56:22 AM »
Stanford: Stabat Mater
Soloists, Bach Choir
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130497 on: February 19, 2019, 06:00:19 AM »
A wonderfully lyrical, deeply felt and urgent performance of the Cello Concerto and the best recording I have heard of it. With grateful thanks to John (Mirror Image)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130498 on: February 19, 2019, 06:02:34 AM »
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 - Mravinsky/Leningrad Philharmonic.


One of my favourite recordings of that magnificent work.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130499 on: February 19, 2019, 07:03:09 AM »
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