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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2013, 03:47:05 AM »
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Piano Concerto No.5


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2013, 04:16:24 AM »
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Piano Concerto No.5




This composer is underrated most of the time. The Naxos recordings did much to get him on the forefront again. Well recorded and performed.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2013, 04:18:17 AM »
Que's point about Mozart and Coffee is a good one,
so I grabbed the first Mozart disc that I could find among the piles of CDs strewn about.
Wasn't as easy as I thought... and after a few minutes of searching it turned out to be this one:


WAM + Michael Haydn
Duo Sonatas
Rachel Podger & Jane Rogers

Channel Classics SACD

German link - UK link


My memory was correct. Very classy stuff, but G#ddamn, what a boring album.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2013, 04:54:22 AM »
Haydn Symphony #3 G major, Goodman conducting the Hanover Band




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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2013, 05:16:52 AM »
There will never be another era like the Golden Age of Hollywood.  We didn't know how to blow up buildings then so we had no choice but to tell great stories with great characters.-Ben Mankiewicz

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2013, 05:41:11 AM »
Haydn Symphony #3 G major, Goodman conducting the Hanover Band




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Mine should be arriving in a week or so! :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2013, 05:44:50 AM »


A photo of the aftermath, I see...
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2013, 05:46:17 AM »
Symphony No. 5,



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2013, 05:46:58 AM »
Paul Jacobs in recital:

Music by Beethoven (Waldstein, Op 10/3); Busoni, Falla, Ravel and Chambonnieres (ARBITER)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2013, 05:49:26 AM »


Compared to Goodman's Third, it is pretty wimpy...okay, polite  ;)  Goodman is more robust, exciting. Prefer the sound of his violins too. Goodman's harpischord in the first movement is damned annoying though. Sounds like a six-year-old having a temper tantrum, banging on the instrument like a maniac. I think it's time to invest in Fischer.

Sarge
the phone rings and somebody says,
"hey, they made a movie about
Mahler, you ought to go see it.
he was as f*cked-up as you are."
                               --Charles Bukowski, "Mahler"

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2013, 05:49:59 AM »
After the violence of the fifth of Prokofiev some Mozart.

CD 15.


Symphony No. 39 in mi bemolle maggiore.
No. 40 in sol minore ( prima versione).



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #31 on: February 16, 2013, 05:53:52 AM »
Mine should be arriving in a week or so! :)

That Fifth is especially good. Not quite as good as Fey's, but it's a near thing  8)

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the phone rings and somebody says,
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he was as f*cked-up as you are."
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #32 on: February 16, 2013, 06:16:32 AM »
Compared to Goodman's Third, it is pretty wimpy...okay, polite  ;)  Goodman is more robust, exciting. Prefer the sound of his violins too. Goodman's harpischord in the first movement is damned annoying though. Sounds like a six-year-old having a temper tantrum, banging on the instrument like a maniac. I think it's time to invest in Fischer.

Sarge

As you kknow, I have been enjoying the first five from Fischer.  No tantrums, just good music.
There will never be another era like the Golden Age of Hollywood.  We didn't know how to blow up buildings then so we had no choice but to tell great stories with great characters.-Ben Mankiewicz

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #33 on: February 16, 2013, 06:17:37 AM »
After the violence of the fifth of Prokofiev some Mozart.

CD 15.


Symphony No. 39 in mi bemolle maggiore.
No. 40 in sol minore ( prima versione).





Violence? Well these two are surely two of Wolfie's war horses, Harry.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #34 on: February 16, 2013, 06:21:32 AM »
As you kknow, I have been enjoying the first five from Fischer.  No tantrums, just good music.

I'm happy with the Fischer I do have (21-39 and 55-81). Ordering 1-20 seems sensible  :)

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the phone rings and somebody says,
"hey, they made a movie about
Mahler, you ought to go see it.
he was as f*cked-up as you are."
                               --Charles Bukowski, "Mahler"

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #35 on: February 16, 2013, 06:23:40 AM »
Violence? Well these two are surely two of Wolfie's war horses, Harry.

Sure, but compared to Prokofiev, the works are tame bears. ;D
The Andante, second movement of No. 40, is a soft ripple on the surface and rather soothing.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #36 on: February 16, 2013, 06:23:57 AM »
I'm happy with the Fischer I do have (21-39 and 55-81). Ordering 1-20 seems sensible  :)

Sarge

Not a "need to run" scenario, but a decent double time is in order. ;)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #37 on: February 16, 2013, 06:25:39 AM »
Sure, but compared to Prokofiev, the works are tame bears. ;D
The Andante, second movement of No. 40, is a soft ripple on the surface and rather soothing.

Definitely two favorites from Wolfie at this end, Harry.  I still grab the Bernstein.....and even in the sweeping waves of HvK they work nicely.  Hecvk, they even ake Tate sound good. :D
There will never be another era like the Golden Age of Hollywood.  We didn't know how to blow up buildings then so we had no choice but to tell great stories with great characters.-Ben Mankiewicz

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #38 on: February 16, 2013, 06:27:34 AM »
There is no uncool Bach recording. None.

What about BWV 565 arranged for graphing calculator orchestra?

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #39 on: February 16, 2013, 06:31:15 AM »
What about BWV 565 arranged for graphing calculator orchestra?

Or the kazoo version of the Second Brandenburg.

Sarge
the phone rings and somebody says,
"hey, they made a movie about
Mahler, you ought to go see it.
he was as f*cked-up as you are."
                               --Charles Bukowski, "Mahler"

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