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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130560 on: February 20, 2019, 05:20:35 AM »
A great recording  :). La bomba is a work of genius IMHO.

“Dindirindín, dindirindín.
Bendito el que ha venido
A librarnos de agonía
bendito sea este día
que nasció el contentamiento...”
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Glad you like it. :)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130561 on: February 20, 2019, 05:22:43 AM »
Bach

BWV 137    Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König der Ehren
BWV 164    Ihr, die ihr euch von Christo nennet
BWV 36 Schwingt freudig euch empor


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130562 on: February 20, 2019, 05:35:52 AM »


Falla - El amor brujo

Ines Rivadeneira / Orquesta de Conciertos de Madrid / Jesus Arambarri

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130563 on: February 20, 2019, 05:44:15 AM »
Johann Gottlieb Janitsch. Sonate da Camera, Volume III.
Notturna, Christopher Palameta.


Absolutely gorgeous, every volume of this series.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130564 on: February 20, 2019, 05:46:26 AM »
Khachaturian: Symphony No. 1
Armenian PO/Tjeknavorian

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130565 on: February 20, 2019, 06:00:07 AM »
Khachaturian: Symphony No. 1
Armenian PO/Tjeknavorian
A great work but his LSO recording (sadly only on LP) is significantly better:
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"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130566 on: February 20, 2019, 06:03:52 AM »


Falla - El amor brujo

Ines Rivadeneira / Orquesta de Conciertos de Madrid / Jesus Arambarri
My first, and still probably favourite, recording of the piece  :)

How do you like it, Draško?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130567 on: February 20, 2019, 06:12:48 AM »
Thanks, I'll try to get it as well.

The Ovieda Filharmonia, on Farao Records, are a benchmark, of course.  ??? (Good to learn from SurprisedByBeauty that they're so good - I discovered this unexpectedly sunny side of Wolf-Ferrari by an early encounter with his oboe concertinos, heard on the radio when I was fifteen & still personal favourites.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130568 on: February 20, 2019, 06:16:39 AM »
Zemlinsky  lyrische Symfonie
Alma Mahler  Lieder
Eric Zeisl Requiem Ebraico


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130569 on: February 20, 2019, 06:29:25 AM »
The Ovieda Filharmonia, on Farao Records, are a benchmark, of course.  ??? (Good to learn from SurprisedByBeauty that they're so good - I discovered this unexpectedly sunny side of Wolf-Ferrari by an early encounter with his oboe concertinos, heard on the radio when I was fifteen & still personal favourites.


There is a bunch of WolfFerrari on CPO that is very recommendable.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130570 on: February 20, 2019, 06:39:25 AM »
The Ovieda Filharmonia, on Farao Records, are a benchmark, of course.  ??? (Good to learn from SurprisedByBeauty that they're so good - I discovered this unexpectedly sunny side of Wolf-Ferrari by an early encounter with his oboe concertinos, heard on the radio when I was fifteen & still personal favourites.


Does he have any other side? AfaIk, he is mostly famous for his Goldoni-based operas, which to my knowledge are not exactly dark. True, he had one attempt at verismo but if the orchestral suite from I gioielli della Madonna is any indicator, the whole thing must not be that gruesome as one could expect.  :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130571 on: February 20, 2019, 07:28:00 AM »
Spinning this disc yet again:

Debussy
Violin Sonata
Berceuse héroïque
Pièce pour l'oeuvre du ‘Vêtement du blessé'
Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp
Élégie
Cello Sonata
Les Soirs illuminés par l'ardeur du charbon

Isabelle Faust, violin
Alexander Melnikov, piano
Tanguy de Williencourt, piano
Magali Mosnier, flute
Antoine Tamestit, viola
Xavier de Maistre, harp
Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello
Javier Perianes, piano




This is such an outstanding recording. It’s really become my go-to for these works now, although, as I’ve mentioned before, I do still love The Nash Ensemble’s performances on Virgin.
“I love music passionately. And because I love it, I try to free it from barren traditions that stifle it.” - Claude Debussy

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130572 on: February 20, 2019, 07:42:41 AM »
There is a bunch of WolfFerrari on CPO that is very recommendable.
Many thanks, own them all (only in need of some time to play them all).  ???
… music is not only an `entertainment’, nor a mere luxury, but a necessity of the spiritual if not of the physical life, an opening of those magic casements through which we can catch a glimpse of that country where ultimate reality will be found.    RVW, 1948

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130573 on: February 20, 2019, 08:01:36 AM »
Janáček


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130574 on: February 20, 2019, 08:18:57 AM »
Gery de Ghersem, Ave Virgo Sanctissima.
Guerrero: Ave Virgo Sanctissima; Regina Caeli; Salve Regina
Cornet: Regina Caeli
Rogier: Regina Caeli
Philips: Regina Caeli; Salve Regina

Currende, Erik van Nevel.


First time around this disc did not go down well in my ears. Better the second time I concluded. Although Nevel's choir has some rough edges, and sings to loud for my taste, almost rumbustious, it nevertheless hit a nerve in me, and I could enjoy it much more. Maybe the third time around I wil shout Halleluja. :)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130575 on: February 20, 2019, 08:24:05 AM »
George EnescuPiano Sonata in F sharp minor Op. 24 No. 1

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130576 on: February 20, 2019, 08:32:12 AM »
Sonatas from the Dresden Pisendel Collection.

Torelli: Sonata D Major for Violin, & Cello, Bc.
Händel: Sonata C minor HWV 386a for Oboe, Violin, Bc.
Weiss: 3 Duets for 2 Lutes after Bach's BWV 1025.
Anonymus: Sonata B minor for 2 Violins & Bc.
Porpora: Sonata E minor for 2 Violins & Bc.
Brescianello: Sonate C minor for Oboe, Violin, Bc

Batzdorfer Hofkapelle.
Xenia Löffler, Oboe.


A really excellent CD, well performed and recorded. There are some small masterworks amongst the Pisendel collection.  Like the one from Brescianello, in C minor, or an anonymous one in B minor. But the hilarious funny D major concerto by Torelli has my seal of approval. As if a couple of hillbillies are gathered together and decided to have fun with the music. Infectious and creative music making, the Batzdorfers know how to have fun.

There comes a point in your life when you realize: Who matters, Who never did, Who won't anymore, And who always will. So, don't worry about people from your past, there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130577 on: February 20, 2019, 08:36:29 AM »
My first, and still probably favourite, recording of the piece  :)

How do you like it, Draško?

Love it. It's pretty perfect, actually. Rhythms are sharp and sprung, attacks are snappy, quiet moments are tender without being too sweet. Orchestra sounds a bit smallish, but that doesn't matter they play very well, excellent turn from principal oboe, brass has an acidic tinge that suits the music perfectly. Sound is quite good for late 50s stereo. Ines Rivadeneira is the best singer I have heard in this piece, and she is in top form (a decade or so later for Markevitch, another fine recording, she'll sound a bit shakier). She strikes just right middle ground between operatic alto and gypsy cante jondo style, she gets in and out of her chest voice spot on. Shame it hasn't had another reissue after nowadays hard to find early 90s double disc. Should be a reference recording.

My first, and still probably favorite, is Fruhbeck on Decca. He is though a bit eccentric compared to Arambarri, can get quite heavy at moments, and kind of lean into rhythms. Strangely I have very little recollection of Argenta (in introuvables set).   

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130578 on: February 20, 2019, 08:51:32 AM »



Ivanovs

Symphonies 1-3

It's really a good feeling when you feel a good composer has so incredible stuff out there and you are not familiar with it. Like discovering new lands, new sonorities, new sounds, new composing ways, new horizons, after all we are talking about music, aren't we? I could say, Scriabinesque in their sensuality, in the grandiloquency and direct beauty. All were an amazing listen.




Penthesilea Suite

I wasn't wrong when said this is incandescent music! It's amazing, with nobility, lushness, epicness, with great sound.




Symphony No. 1

Easily approachable on first hearings, I really enjoy it (as the rest!) Strong tastes to Sibelius, Rosenberg and Tubin tasted there, and his unique craggy voice of course. Did I say it is epic? Enchanting and excellent as other choices.
Great selection Cesar! That is probably my favourite Englund CD and I really like both symphonies. My favourite CD of that incomplete Ivanovs cycle is the one containing the film music 'Late Frost in Spring'.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #130579 on: February 20, 2019, 08:55:24 AM »
Symphony 4 (again):
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

 

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