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Offline Sergeant Rock

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134120 on: April 20, 2019, 02:02:40 PM »
Suppé Light Cavalry Overture, Peter Jan Marthé conducting his hired band



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Mahler, you ought to go see it.
he was as f*cked-up as you are."
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134121 on: April 20, 2019, 02:10:25 PM »
Paganini, Nicolò (1782-1840) - Quartets for Strings & Guitar w/ Quartetto Paganini - change of pace from my 'Ancient Music' listening recently - Paganini wrote 15 Quartets for string trio + guitar, one of his other favorite instruments.  These works are certainly not 'masterpieces' but enjoyable and with much variety - the guitar is more in the background, so the strings usually predominate - a 5-disc package available likely as single CDs (there is a double) for those interested.  Dave :)

 

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134122 on: April 20, 2019, 02:18:05 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134123 on: April 20, 2019, 02:19:20 PM »
Adolf von Henselt 1814-1889
Etudes op 2 and op 5
Piers Lane

Between the 12 etudes here and the 12 in op 5, also on the disc, we get all 24 keys.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134124 on: April 20, 2019, 03:56:54 PM »
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 #134125 on: April 20, 2019, 09:15:51 PM »
The last part this 3CD-set:



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134126 on: April 20, 2019, 09:58:39 PM »
Easter Oratorio in the nicest edition of Herreweghe's Bach on Harmonia Mundi:


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134127 on: April 20, 2019, 10:36:52 PM »
Five Mystical Songs No.1 'Easter' plus the others - one of my favourite VW CDs for the combination of works and performances:
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134128 on: April 20, 2019, 11:55:41 PM »
Bach CPE: Symphony in C major Wq. 174 & Symphony in D major Wq. 176 [Hogwood]





This is brisk and crisp music making. The music is not so much attacked but rather infused with vitality, even in the slow movements.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134129 on: April 21, 2019, 12:50:26 AM »
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 [Konwitschny]





This is a robust, powerful and invigorating performance.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134130 on: April 21, 2019, 01:11:14 AM »
Beethoven: String Quartet No 7 in F, Op 59 No 1 - Quartetto Italiano

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134131 on: April 21, 2019, 01:26:05 AM »
Debussy songs, another cluster...

...of which Les Elfes is undoubtedly the oddest. Or at least the one that sounds the least like what you expect Debussy to sound like.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134132 on: April 21, 2019, 01:50:14 AM »
Mozart: The Impresario [P. Walter]


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134133 on: April 21, 2019, 02:00:43 AM »
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 [Konwitschny]





This is a robust, powerful and invigorating performance.

I read that orchestra members called him (behind his back) Konwhisky.
And behind the slime and the croaking there was , sure enough, like an old master beneath a layer of dirt, the noble outline of that divine music. - Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134134 on: April 21, 2019, 02:09:51 AM »
Schumann, Sommerruh WoO7.

An absolutely gorgeous duet.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134135 on: April 21, 2019, 02:49:31 AM »
Well, my loungeroom is pretty small but Easter Sunday seemed the best time to risk a first complete listen to Mahler's 2nd symphony.



Truth be told I often listen from around the corner at the computer or the kitchen.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134137 on: April 21, 2019, 03:43:03 AM »
Holst: The Planets [Ormandy]





The Ormandy performance is a very fine one overall and the highlights, for me, are a very smooth Venus, a very delicate Mercury and a very considered Saturn. There is also a strong interpretation of Uranus.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134138 on: April 21, 2019, 03:44:28 AM »
I read that orchestra members called him (behind his back) Konwhisky.

That may indeed well account for the fire in his belly that enabled him to produce driven performances such as this.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134139 on: April 21, 2019, 05:01:56 AM »
First listen to Eugen Jochum’s recording of J.S. Bach’s Matthäus-Passion:



From the first measures, I already get the impression this is a wonderful recording... :)

From the big vocal and opera box:

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