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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134140 on: April 21, 2019, 05:03:42 AM »



The lullaby in the funeral march of the sonata alone makes this disc worth hearing.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134141 on: April 21, 2019, 05:36:04 AM »
Purcell: Welcome Song for James II: Ye tuneful Muses raise your heads Z344 (1686) & various short pieces - The Sixteeen directed by Harry Christophers
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134142 on: April 21, 2019, 06:46:22 AM »
Good morning   :)

Starting off the day with an old favorite:




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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134143 on: April 21, 2019, 06:54:21 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.

Nice!   ;)

That is a cool cover too.

So great to see you posting aligreto!   :)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134144 on: April 21, 2019, 07:06:18 AM »
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 :)



Pounds the table! Marvelous music! "A simple beauty which does not raises questions nor attempts to puzzle" (Charles Rosen with respect to Mendelssohn's Songs without Words --- yet equally valid for these Paganini works which really blew me away a few years ago).
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134145 on: April 21, 2019, 07:07:04 AM »
Now playing the Victoria disc (CD 3):


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134146 on: April 21, 2019, 07:43:06 AM »
Nice!   ;)

That is a cool cover too.

So great to see you posting aligreto!   :)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134147 on: April 21, 2019, 07:46:41 AM »
Good morning   :)

Starting off the day with an old favorite:




And it is a very fine one. ;)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134148 on: April 21, 2019, 07:47:00 AM »
François Couperin

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134149 on: April 21, 2019, 07:48:49 AM »
Adolf von Henselt 1814-1889
Etudes op 2 and op 5
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Between the 12 etudes here and the 12 in op 5, also on the disc, we get all 24 keys.

Some very fine piano musiic. I tried an experiment with them: first listened to the etude, then read the title. In 8 out of 10 cases I guessed the mood alright. Take that, Stravinsky:laugh:
"I compose music because I must give utterance to my feelings, just as I talk because I must give utterance to my thoughts." --- Sergei Rachmaninoff

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134150 on: April 21, 2019, 07:50:11 AM »



The lullaby in the funeral march of the sonata alone makes this disc worth hearing.

Andrei Gavrilov is the best pianist I've ever heard live in a solo recital.
"I compose music because I must give utterance to my feelings, just as I talk because I must give utterance to my thoughts." --- Sergei Rachmaninoff

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134151 on: April 21, 2019, 08:03:08 AM »
Some very fine piano musiic. I tried an experiment with them: first listened to the etude, then read the title. In 8 out of 10 cases I guessed the mood alright. Take that, Stravinsky:laugh:
Very nice, but I’m afraid Stravinsky s’en fout complètement ... ;D

Good day, and happy Easter, Andrei:)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134152 on: April 21, 2019, 08:04:35 AM »
Bizet: Pearl Fishers [Dervaux]





Along with the wonderful arias that are very well presented here there is also adequate drama and tension in this fine performance.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134153 on: April 21, 2019, 08:05:38 AM »

So great to see you posting aligreto!   :)

Thank you very much.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134154 on: April 21, 2019, 08:06:47 AM »
Playing,now! Cd 1,of this set. The Markevitch is the best recording;but this one is in stereo;and you don't get the,intrusion,of a narrator! (Not that it bothers me!) This set has attracted,some criticism;but I think it's very enjoyable. Teresa Berganza;may be a bit old,as has been suggested (!) but I think she sounds lovely! :) It's nice to have some dialogue (as does the,Markevitch). This issue has a nice fat booklet and libretto.


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134155 on: April 21, 2019, 08:07:24 AM »
Very nice, but I’m afraid Stravinsky s’en fout complètement ... ;D

Moi aussi je m'en fout completement de Stravinsky, sauf Petrushka que j'adore.  ;D

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Good day, and happy Easter, Andrei:)

Good day to you, Rafael and thanks but --- for me it's Palm Sunday today! Easter next Sunday.  ;)
"I compose music because I must give utterance to my feelings, just as I talk because I must give utterance to my thoughts." --- Sergei Rachmaninoff

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134156 on: April 21, 2019, 08:16:31 AM »
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 --- for me it's Palm Sunday today! Easter next Sunday.  ;)
Ah, of course. And the Summer solstice falls on June 8th?  ;)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134157 on: April 21, 2019, 08:18:24 AM »
Ah, of course.

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And the Summer solstice falls on June 8th?  ;)

Google says June, 21 --- which sounds just about right to me.  :)
"I compose music because I must give utterance to my feelings, just as I talk because I must give utterance to my thoughts." --- Sergei Rachmaninoff

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134158 on: April 21, 2019, 08:43:01 AM »
François Couperin

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Listening to a "Private Passions" podcast featuring the surgeon Roger Kneebone yesterday inspires me to investigate Couperin. The piece he chose for the programme was "Les Idees Heureuses" fascinating that this and the jazz of Charles Lloyd are not far apart.

  https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00045vc
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134159 on: April 21, 2019, 08:43:47 AM »
Alwyn, William (1905-1985) - Symphonies & Chamber Works - having ended listening to my 'Early Music' collection, on to British Composers starting w/ Alwyn - have over a dozen discs, so will start w/ the ones below - the Symphonies are in a 3-CD box, so will do a disc a day; reviews attached of the 'chamber discs' - :)  Dave