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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #35720 on: December 06, 2014, 03:24:41 PM »
To fight against the melancholy after loosing this afternoon the title of the professional Chilean league of football:



Clearly, here Jaap Schröder plays the right notes and beautifully, I should add.  :)

I didn't realise that the Mozart violin concertos were familiar territory for Bruggen. :)

His remake with Zehetmair is in any case miraculous. ... :o 8)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #35721 on: December 06, 2014, 03:25:43 PM »
I really don't have that many versions to compare, but found the Buchbergers actually really good...I am tempted, though,  by the pioneering Schneider finally resissued on Music & Arts...

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Rafael

Yes, I fell for the Schneider release. I am a bit impulsive at times.....  0:)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #35722 on: December 06, 2014, 03:30:05 PM »
Now:

Graupner: Himmlische Stunden, selige Zeiten              Feuersinger/Capricornus Consort Basel/Barczi

I truly love this recording. Feuersinger's voice is heavenly - especially so as her voice enters in the first cantata 'Angst und Jammer". It is mesmerizing as the music soars and ripples with her voice. The sound in the recording is clarity itself. Wonderful music!!!!! Beauty incarnated!  0:)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #35723 on: December 06, 2014, 03:34:49 PM »
I didn't realise that the Mozart violin concertos were familiar territory for Bruggen. :)

His remake with Zehetmair is in any case miraculous. ... :o 8)

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Yes, those disks on Glossa are terrific, at least the part conducted by Brüggen.

Here just two violin concertos are included (Nos. 1 & 2), but are superbly played, too.  :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #35724 on: December 06, 2014, 03:59:21 PM »
BWV 1052R

This is ferociously, aggressively fast. Almost to the point of caricature. (But not quite.) One of the most dramatic Bach performances I've heard actually, with a sense of wildness and infinite power. I like it enormously, but suspect it's somewhat superficial.


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #35725 on: December 06, 2014, 04:27:34 PM »
Part of that mystery Prok box I bought.
Doing the whole cycle twice.


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #35726 on: December 06, 2014, 04:48:18 PM »
Only just purchased,  but I had to break this one in soon:



Since I took a liking to the recorder, this had to be on the menu.
Who else than Frans Brüggen? :) Who did for the revival of the recorder what Leonhardt did for the harpsichord.

Thanks Que for the alert - I've loved the recorder since my college years and wife plays several among her many other instruments - Amazon MP had it for just over $30 (12 CDs!) - may already own a few of these recordings but will cull out the duplicates - looking forward to receiving the box - look him up and he just died in August of 2014 (age, 79 y/o) - Dave :)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #35727 on: December 06, 2014, 05:15:29 PM »
Two recordings of the Sibelius Symphony No. 6, back to back.

First, Lorin Maazel and the VPO.


Hadn't listened to that recording in about 30 years--and have to declare that I probably won't listen to it for at least another 30 years.  (Which means, probably never again! :o)  Found it so glib and superficial that I felt I had to cleanse myself by listening to another recording of the same work.  So I reached for Paavo Berglund's Bournemouth set:



A world of difference.  Beautifully paced and detailed, and in superb Kingsway Hall sound to boot. :)  Expect I will return to this recording in less than 30 years.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #35728 on: December 06, 2014, 06:14:20 PM »
Mozart: Sonatas for Piano & Violin
Gustav Leonhardt, fortepiano nton Walter, Vienna, ca. 1795-1805]
Sigiswald Kuijken, violin [Maggini School, Brescia, mid-17th century)



Amazing disk in crystal clear sound quality. Here Mr. Leonhardt is by far better than in his (a bit disappointing) solo Mozart recorded on SEON. Even I think these are some of the best renditions of these sonatas that I have ever listened to. Lovely sound of the instruments, specially the keyboard; playful spirit of the performers; tremendous interplay between them and so. Highly recommended.  :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #35729 on: December 06, 2014, 06:20:47 PM »
Dorati's Chronochromie.



This recording (along with Baudo's Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum) was responsible for me having a brief period of great enthusiasm for Messiaen's music many years ago. It didn't last, but hearing it again reminds me what I was so excited about.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #35730 on: December 06, 2014, 06:37:23 PM »
Liszt:
Two Episodes from Lenau's Faust
Hunnenslacht

Suisse Romande Orchestra/Ansermet



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #35731 on: December 06, 2014, 06:51:43 PM »
On the 1624 Ruckers



Walcha's 1972 Archiv recording was done in part on this too.
First time for this set with my new amp and speakers. A distinct improvement. Next week I will bi-amp them, and spin it again. 

A very good WTC I think, if not quite top drawer. Cheap too.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #35732 on: December 06, 2014, 06:57:27 PM »
Mozart: Sonatas for Piano & Violin
Gustav Leonhardt, fortepiano nton Walter, Vienna, ca. 1795-1805]
Sigiswald Kuijken, violin [Maggini School, Brescia, mid-17th century)



Amazing disk in crystal clear sound quality. Here Mr. Leonhardt is by far better than in his (a bit disappointing) solo Mozart recorded on SEON. Even I think these are some of the best renditions of these sonatas that I have ever listened to. Lovely sound of the instruments, specially the keyboard; playful spirit of the performers; tremendous interplay between them and so. Highly recommended.  :)

  Although the price of the big SEON box is reasonable, I am convinced it will go much lower, and so am trying to wait a few months before I get it.  You guys are making it very difficult to stick to my plan >:(
It's all good...

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #35733 on: December 06, 2014, 07:05:10 PM »



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #35734 on: December 06, 2014, 09:00:59 PM »
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos 23, 17 & 14         Pires



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Pieces by du Fault, Gallot, Reusner and Conradi

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #35735 on: December 06, 2014, 09:06:40 PM »
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos 23, 17 & 14         Pires



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French Baroque Lute Suites                Michael Schäffer
Pieces by du Fault, Gallot, Reusner and Conradi

Wonderful tranquility!



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I guess when you don't got the latest Suzuki Bach, you got's to play something.

TD, Caroline Shaw, Partita for 8 Voices

Which I really like.  It's like Philip Glass and Virgil Thomson got together and rewrote Stimmung.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #35736 on: December 06, 2014, 09:19:57 PM »
I guess when you don't got the latest Suzuki Bach, you got's to play something.

TD, Caroline Shaw, Partita for 8 Voices

Which I really like.  It's like Philip Glass and Virgil Thomson got together and rewrote Stimmung.

Ha ha! How do you know if I got Suzuki or not..?   >:D >:D
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #35737 on: December 06, 2014, 10:50:41 PM »
Now:



Listening to Symphony No. 1. Great work and performance.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #35738 on: December 06, 2014, 11:36:48 PM »
TD, Caroline Shaw, Partita for 8 Voices

Which I really like.  It's like Philip Glass and Virgil Thomson got together and rewrote Stimmung.

I like that piece. Shaw must be smart.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #35739 on: December 06, 2014, 11:45:52 PM »
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