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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134020 on: April 19, 2019, 03:35:45 AM »
On Easter day you should complement it with this:



Indeed!  :)

I have the Hereweghe, but it is a bit mellow and not so expressive. I expect the Kuijken to be an upgrade..
Does the issue on Helios include full texts? :)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134021 on: April 19, 2019, 03:46:30 AM »
Indeed!  :)

I have the Hereweghe, but it is a bit mellow and not so expressive. I expect the Kuijken to be an upgrade..
Does the issue on Helios include full texts? :)

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Yes, with English translation. You can find them --- and the full booklet --- here:

https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDH55478
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134022 on: April 19, 2019, 03:50:13 AM »
Symphony 6. Boult's first (1949) recording of my favourite VW symphony with the LSO. I love Boult's objective way, which really suits the music IMO; for example the 'big tune' at the end of the first movement is performed in a slightly understated way which, I think, makes it much more effective:
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134023 on: April 19, 2019, 03:55:11 AM »
Roussel: Symphony No 3 in G minor - Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux conducted by Charles Munch


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134026 on: April 19, 2019, 04:26:58 AM »
Stravinsky

The Firebird
Scherzo à la Russe (for Jazz band )
Four Studies
Scherzo à la Russe  ( orchestral Version )


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134027 on: April 19, 2019, 04:36:46 AM »
Bridge, late piano works (mostly from volume 3 of Bebbington's 3-volume set)

Canzonetta
Graziella
A Dedication
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134028 on: April 19, 2019, 04:37:30 AM »
Debussy
Jeux
Lan Shui, conductor
Singapore Symphony Orchestra




Stunning performance of this late Debussy masterpiece.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134029 on: April 19, 2019, 06:58:00 AM »
Symphonies 32, 35 & 36 [Gardiner]





I am particularly fond of the performances of Nos. 32 & 35 here.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134030 on: April 19, 2019, 07:01:21 AM »



Do you also like the Clarinet Concerto on that disk? My reference recording is Thea King/Francis on Hyperion

It has been a while since I have listened to the Cello Concerto but I do recall that I liked this work a lot, particularly the Adagio movement. I have not heard the Thea King/Francis version.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134031 on: April 19, 2019, 07:03:17 AM »
It took time for me too. The Finzi CC is a favourite work of Pohjola's Daughter and because of that I persevered. It is now one of my favourite Finzi works. The Eclogue is a lovely piece. I agree with vandermolen that Dies Natalis is his finest, I also rate the Clarinet Concerto highly.

I've found my breakthrough recording of this concerto, the Yo-Yo Ma recording.



He finds the melody in what sounds like obsessive passage work in the other recordings.

The Cello Concerto was my introduction to Finzi, and it remains my favorite work by him. The Cello Concerto has now risen almost as high in my affection. Probably I'll listen to the version of the clarinet concerto on this Lyrita disc next.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134032 on: April 19, 2019, 07:11:18 AM »
.... Probably I'll listen to the version on this Lyrita disc next.

I would be interested in your thoughts when you do so.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134033 on: April 19, 2019, 07:33:05 AM »
Suppé's Boccaccio! Cd 2! Track 9,finally played,without skipping;after I wiped all the blobs off it! How do they get there?!! I'm always so careful!! ??? :( ;D


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134034 on: April 19, 2019, 08:10:51 AM »
Boccaccio strikes me as a lovely,tuneful,operetta! There is more work for the chorus,than is usual,for this kind of work! As opposed,to,merely accompanying,a singer. Anneliese Rothenberger,is in top form;her voice soaring effortlessly! This strikes me as,one of the,most consistently,inspired,operettas,of the period!

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134035 on: April 19, 2019, 08:18:50 AM »
Tomkins, Thomas (1572-1656) - my small collection of CDs below but a nice sampling of his music - Dave :)

   

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134036 on: April 19, 2019, 08:58:40 AM »
I would be interested in your thoughts when you do so.

So would I. My session sorted this evening; Finzi Clarinet Concerto.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134037 on: April 19, 2019, 09:10:22 AM »
Nielsen: Symphony No. 1 [Schonwandt]





This is a very fine, expansive performance with great power, vitality and drive. I particularly like the third movement.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134038 on: April 19, 2019, 09:10:53 AM »
Cd 1,playing ,now! Just let Dukas' dazzling orchestration carry you along. More like a huge,sumptuously scored tone poem,with voices (and one,in particular! And it's not,Bluebeard!! ;D) than a conventional opera. No need to plough through a libretto. And there isn't one with this set,anyway. (The earlier release has one!) Just sit back and enjoy the,fabulous,sounds! :)


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134039 on: April 19, 2019, 09:13:08 AM »
Tomkins, Thomas (1572-1656) - my small collection of CDs below but a nice sampling of his music - Dave :)

   

I have always liked the way that you present your posts Dave. They are always illuminating.
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