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Offline San Antone

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Re: What are you listening to now?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #132221 on: March 15, 2019, 12:03:13 AM »
First two Suits from Ma's new recording.



Outstanding, personal but not self-indulgent reading of the works.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #132222 on: March 15, 2019, 12:31:17 AM »
First two Suits from Ma's new recording.



Outstanding, personal but not self-indulgent reading of the works.

I am pleased that you appear happy with your purchase of this recording.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #132224 on: March 15, 2019, 12:38:01 AM »


Since you're interested in Brahms on period instruments  - which IMO is significantly different from what we are used to hear - a strong & warm recommendation for Piet Kuijken:


I find this so good, that I hope and pray for more!  :)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #132225 on: March 15, 2019, 12:47:07 AM »
Since you're interested in Brahms on period instruments  - which IMO significantly different from what we are used to hear - a strong & warm recommendation for Piet Kuijken:


I find this so good, that I hope and pray for more!  :)

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Thank you for the recommendation; I will seek it out. 

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #132226 on: March 15, 2019, 12:53:35 AM »
I would want them to remaster as they did for Bernstein's recordings, which improved dramatically from the initial CD releases.

All of these boxes are 24-bit remastered.  I say that with no real sense of knowing what that means!  Except that the sound is very good indeed for the age of the recordings and when you factor in the bargain price (the 8 CD set of Sibelius on Amazon UK can be bought for next day delivery for £14.84) to get a proper remaster as well I'm not fussed about the packaging - cardboard sleeves and no notes.....

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Re: What are you listening to now?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #132228 on: March 15, 2019, 01:09:07 AM »
Another day, another brilliant pianist and Violinist I never knew existed...
   Monkemeyer and Youn are both stellar here, and with great dynamism and chemistry.  But for some reason they are recorded in a small and resonant soundstage.  Still great--spectacular even, if you love reverb. As I prefer a drier sound, just great.

It's all good...

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Re: What are you listening to now?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #132230 on: March 15, 2019, 01:26:49 AM »


Second spin ... got this as a gift at the evil place last week - most enjoyable for this (former) clarinetist!
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #132231 on: March 15, 2019, 03:45:20 AM »
Bartók

Stringquartet No.4

 

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #132232 on: March 15, 2019, 04:04:19 AM »
The B flat sonata.


Interventionist, high on contrast; Schubert more as passionate revolutionary than as meditative purveyor of "heavenly lengths" and "music trances". Less like Marc-André Hamelin, more like Evgeny Kissin. (or Géza Anda, but not as well shaped/emotionally conflicted.) I think it's very good.

Buniatishvili's technique has improved compared to past recordings; piano sound has a lot more colour & nuance to it and there's less unevenness.

Honestly she plays a lot of D960 pretty much the way I'd play it if I were a better pianist.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #132233 on: March 15, 2019, 04:16:18 AM »
Brahms

String Sextet 1 & 2

The Rafael Ensemble


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #132234 on: March 15, 2019, 04:49:18 AM »
Now that I basically have a complete Mahler collection all of a sudden... I've decided to go back to the beginning. Which will actually mean not immediately starting with the new acquisitions.

So beginning with the Piano Quartet movement, which I have attached to Brahms and haven't listened to in ages.



And which I quite like.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #132235 on: March 15, 2019, 05:41:53 AM »
Mahler, the first (unrevised) part of Das Klagende Lied.



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #132236 on: March 15, 2019, 06:08:49 AM »
Hat tip to Jens, his review piqued my interest:



Can you tell me where one might find this review?

I've been looking for points of connection with Weinberg lately (violin concerto, cello concerto, piano sonatas) and although I've enjoyed some of the piano sonatas for example, the Piano Quintet is probably the most striking encounter I've had so far. It felt emotionally wilder somehow, not so filtered though an objectifying lens. As a consequence perhaps it seemed also structurally less concise than other things Ive heard.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #132237 on: March 15, 2019, 06:49:26 AM »
This may be a first-listen, but if it’s a second one, it had been at least 10 years ago:

Enescu
Symphonie concertante in B-flat minor for Cello & Orchestra, Op. 8
Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo
Lawrence Foster
Jean-Paul Barrellon (oboe), Franco Maggio-Ormezowski (cello)


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #132238 on: March 15, 2019, 06:58:32 AM »
Well, found a number of 'boxes' in the corner of my 'Early Music' collection, which covers a number of musical periods - so, last few days and today will be giving these discs a spin - :)  Dave

   

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #132239 on: March 15, 2019, 07:29:32 AM »
Mahler: Symphony No 6 in A minor - SWR Sinfonieorchester etc conducted by Michael Gielen