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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134160 on: April 21, 2019, 09:01:06 AM »



5.  Terrible original cover.  Unterrible performance.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134161 on: April 21, 2019, 09:21:30 AM »
More Bruckner here, this time Symphony No. 4 [Steinberg]


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134162 on: April 21, 2019, 10:33:18 AM »
Copland: Appalachian Spring [Ormandy]





I particularly like the orchestral writing in the Introduction to this work.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134163 on: April 21, 2019, 10:54:34 AM »
Just finished a run through of this set

The last work I listened to, the Schedrin, was one of only three concertos included here listed as "written for Rostropovich" which I liked, the others being (no surprise) the Prokofiev and Shostakovich. The Knaifel was good but is more a choral work in which the cello has a prominent role (and is the only instrument ) so it's not really a concerto The Milhaud and Honegger concertos were also good.


Now on the last CD of this set, Bruckner 9



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134164 on: April 21, 2019, 11:22:01 AM »
Just finished a run through of this set

The last work I listened to, the Schedrin, was one of only three concertos included here listed as "written for Rostropovich" which I liked, the others being (no surprise) the Prokofiev and Shostakovich. The Knaifel was good but is more a choral work in which the cello has a prominent role (and is the only instrument ) so it's not really a concerto The Milhaud and Honegger concertos were also good.


Now on the last CD of this set, Bruckner 9


I was just playing parts of that this week. The Jolivet is also good, but I needed a couple listens.
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« Reply #134165 on: April 21, 2019, 11:41:23 AM »



Another go.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134166 on: April 21, 2019, 12:01:29 PM »
R Schumann
Piano Trios
Beaux Arts Trio
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134167 on: April 21, 2019, 12:08:12 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134168 on: April 21, 2019, 01:25:00 PM »
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

 

 
His Violin Concerto has been a great recent discovery for me. I enjoy all the symphonies and 'The Magic Island' is my favourite musical work based on Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134169 on: April 21, 2019, 01:25:49 PM »
Earlier today - Symphony 3:
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134170 on: April 21, 2019, 01:46:10 PM »
Earlier today - Symphony 3:


Great CD, but shockingly short program. I remember the golden key suite also being outstanding.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134171 on: April 21, 2019, 02:29:29 PM »
Great CD, but shockingly short program. I remember the golden key suite also being outstanding.
Oh thanks! I'm not sure I've heard it yet but will do now.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134172 on: April 21, 2019, 02:30:21 PM »
Ah, of course. And the Summer solstice falls on June 8th?  ;)

December 22, actually...
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134173 on: April 21, 2019, 02:35:21 PM »
Dvorak String Quintet op.97 over breakfast.



At least going by the performances I own, I think this is my favourite of Dvorak's 'American' works.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134174 on: April 21, 2019, 02:37:32 PM »
TELEMANN:  Missa Brevis
Psalm 71 (Deus jusicium tuum),  Cantata: Alles redet itzt und singet
Das Kleine Konzert,   Hermann Max, cond.
REUBKE:  The 94th Psalm (Sonata in c for organ)
SCHUMANN:  Six Fugues on B-A-C-H,  op. 60
Kevin Bowyer, organ of Odense Cathedral
CHAUSSON: Piano Quartet op. 30   - Les Musiciens
COPLAND: “Vitebsk” – Studt on Jewish Theme  for piano trio  - Trio Wanderer
JANÁČEK: On  an overgrown path   - Alain Planès, piano
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134175 on: April 21, 2019, 03:01:00 PM »
Holmboe, Symphony No.5



It was my first Holmboe experience. And that opening movement the whole symphony still makes a pretty awesome introduction to Holmboe, one of the best from (towards the end of) the first phase of his career.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134176 on: April 21, 2019, 03:47:57 PM »
Faure

Barcarolle no.4 (op.44) - gorgeously subtle.
Valse-Caprice no.2 (op.38) - sparkling.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134177 on: April 21, 2019, 04:05:06 PM »
Acquainting myself with a composer I don't know


(Reiissue by Naxos of an ASV recording)
Just started, but the first ten minutes are promising.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134178 on: April 21, 2019, 04:10:01 PM »
Copland: Appalachian Spring [Ormandy]





I particularly like the orchestral writing in the Introduction to this work.
Yes, those wide-open intervals so typical of Copland and you wouldn't mistake it for anyone else.

Incidentally the Fabulous Philadelphians under Ormandy recorded the complete score 15 yrs prior as in this LP but I cannot find a CD version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNHWcHEMy-Q

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134179 on: April 21, 2019, 04:18:23 PM »
Stravinsky, Agon

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