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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #140160 on: August 14, 2019, 05:40:58 AM »
Brahms

Symphony No.2


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #140161 on: August 14, 2019, 05:56:58 AM »
Franck: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major [Minchev/Kareev]


   


I like this wok a lot. This performance is fine with the reservation that the tempi are a bit slow for my taste in some places, particularly in the first movement.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #140162 on: August 14, 2019, 05:57:23 AM »
Brahms

Symphony No.2



That is a wonderful set.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #140163 on: August 14, 2019, 06:08:08 AM »
There comes a point in your life when you realize: Who matters, Who never did, Who won't anymore, And who always will. So, don't worry about people from your past, there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future.

This is a great quote imo.

Me:

Can't seem to stop with the Gergiev Rite of Spring (Tchaikovsky). REALLY love the Scriabin "Poem of Ecstasy" on that CD as well, first time hearing that one.

I assume you mean Stravinsky?  Both of those (The Rite and Poem of Ecstasy) are my favorite recordings of each piece... that album is perfect
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #140164 on: August 14, 2019, 06:14:42 AM »
That is a wonderful set.

Yes,I like it very much,looking forward to my new purchases,Schnitke symphonies and the Shostakovich string quartets.Brahms is so sympathetic and full of warm melodies,it seems that socially he was less talented.
What he was unable to express in social life is present in abundance in his music.
I just finished the symphony and what are those last bars less than an outburst of limetless joy
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #140165 on: August 14, 2019, 06:26:51 AM »
Tschaikovsky

Symphony No.6

Another fine set... ;)


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #140166 on: August 14, 2019, 06:31:02 AM »
Schumann: Symphony No. 1 [Krips]





This is not a version that I am particularly fond of. The reason for this is that primarily the tempi are too slow in many places, e.g. the opening bars sound like a funeral march!
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #140167 on: August 14, 2019, 06:34:52 AM »
Yes,I like it very much,looking forward to my new purchases,Schnitke symphonies and the Shostakovich string quartets.Brahms is so sympathetic and full of warm melodies,it seems that socially he was less talented.
What he was unable to express in social life is present in abundance in his music.
I just finished the symphony and what are those last bars less than an outburst of limetless joy

Perhaps Clara smiled at him or had kind words for him that day.
[Coincidence that I was just finishing listening to Schumann as you were writing that]
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #140168 on: August 14, 2019, 06:35:28 AM »
Tschaikovsky

Symphony No.6

Another fine set... ;)



Absolutely!
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #140169 on: August 14, 2019, 06:43:17 AM »
Perhaps Clara smiled at him or had kind words for him that day.
[Coincidence that I was just finishing listening to Schumann as you were writing that]

 Who knows Fergus,who knows....... ;D

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #140170 on: August 14, 2019, 06:48:11 AM »
Derek Bourgeois Symphony No.6 "A Cotswold Symphony"

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #140171 on: August 14, 2019, 07:06:40 AM »
Villa Lobos: Five Preludes [Williams]


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #140172 on: August 14, 2019, 07:43:00 AM »
After a number of days listening to Hogwood and his gang perform Wolfie's Symphonies, a 'change of pace' - :)  Dave

 

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #140173 on: August 14, 2019, 08:04:35 AM »
Glazunov: Piano Concerto No. 1 [Richter/Kondrashin]





To be honest I find that I am unable to engage in any meaningful way with this work.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #140174 on: August 14, 2019, 08:26:30 AM »
Glazunov: Piano Concerto No. 1 [Richter/Kondrashin]





To be honest I find that I am unable to engage in any meaningful way with this work.

How's the recording itself?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #140175 on: August 14, 2019, 09:01:58 AM »
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 [Klemperer]


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #140176 on: August 14, 2019, 09:04:33 AM »
How's the recording itself?

I found the recording to be fine and one cannot complain about the performance of both Richter and Kondrashin.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #140177 on: August 14, 2019, 09:24:03 AM »
I found the recording to be fine and one cannot complain about the performance of both Richter and Kondrashin.

Usually a great combination (the Liszt Concertos are tremendous)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #140178 on: August 14, 2019, 09:58:10 AM »
Atterberg: 1st Symphony.



I have decided listening chronologically is the best way to get a handle on this set of works. I was struck by the exuberance of youth inherent in the 1st Symphony. A young man with an unshakable confidence in his own abilities which in a way is the symphony's Achilles heel. The great Romantic works all posses an element of self-doubt or pain. It will be most interesting to travel through the nine and follow the development of Atterberg as a symphonic composer. He is obviously extremely gifted.

That is my way to listen to most of works too. Undoubtedly a formidable first symphony by anyone. I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy the rest.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #140179 on: August 14, 2019, 10:01:42 AM »
Sibelius: The Wood-Nymph, Op 15 - Lahti Symphony Orchestra conducted by Osmo Vanska - an early work, the booklet mentions the influence of Wagner though to me it had a hint of Dvorak.

One of the earliest Sibelius masterpieces IMO. That gentle beginning sounds like the start of a fantastic adventure as it effectively is.