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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #72640 on: September 09, 2016, 10:16:13 PM »


Vols. 1 & 2  Menno van Delft

I'm wondering if you'll think that Meno van Delft is too Puritan, I found things to enjoy in it, but I have a Puritan tendency.

I find van Delft introvert and reflective.
Never thought of him as being puritan.
The word puritan I would associate with Moroney I e.g.

I would qualify Moroney's Art of the Fugue as puritan, definitely. Different story with Moroney in French or Renaissance music, however.

As to Van Delft's AoF. At the beginning I thought "this is rather on the slow and dry side".... but the level of intensity and expression soon picked up.
It is a nice, reflective and elegant interpretation.

Thanks to you, premont, for mentioning it quite some ago.  :)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #72641 on: September 09, 2016, 10:18:28 PM »


Vasks' Episodi e canto perpetuo - Dmitry Sitkovetsky, David Geringas, Kalle Randalu

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #72642 on: September 09, 2016, 11:11:10 PM »
Midsommarvaka [Swedish Rhapsody No. 1] -





A wonderful work, full of contrasts and I really like the orchestration.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #72643 on: September 09, 2016, 11:22:47 PM »
Carl Vine's Percussion Symphony

Never heard him before but I'm impressed!  :D
Vine is very good, I have his symphony and quartet sets on ABC Classics.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #72644 on: September 09, 2016, 11:35:54 PM »
Carl Vine's Percussion Symphony

Never heard him before but I'm impressed!  :D

Symphonies 1, 4.2 and the first Piano Sonata are excellent as well!

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #72645 on: September 09, 2016, 11:58:33 PM »
Now playing:



Listening to this recording for only the second time I think:
Wow! :D

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #72646 on: September 10, 2016, 12:09:23 AM »
Must continue working through the Vine symphonies myself...

But it's been a Lemminkainen afternoon for me.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #72647 on: September 10, 2016, 12:44:04 AM »
Sumera: Symphony No. 1 [Jarvi] - 






I love the opening fanfare and the mysterious music which follows in the first movement which is also present in the second movement along with some very powerful music too.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #72648 on: September 10, 2016, 01:27:06 AM »
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Kirkpatrick's Book 1 - shame about the SQ but its easily overlooked in this recording.



Listening to another Book 1 (guess I was feeling enthusiastic today) :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #72649 on: September 10, 2016, 01:55:32 AM »
Piano Concerto No.15 is turning out to be one of the most immediately appealing.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #72650 on: September 10, 2016, 02:29:18 AM »
This, on repeat.



I can''t have enough of it. The ethereal purity and beauty, the most sincerely heartfelt and expressed religious sentiment, the soaring melodies --- it''s pure bliss! The music flows as gently as the air stirred by angels' wings...

Chesnokov is rapidly becoming one of my favorite sacred music composers.

He must have been one of the most ill-fated composers: the Cathedral Jesus the Saviour, where he was a choirmaster for many years, was destroyed by the direct order of Stalin. The shock he received from this major cultural, social and religious crime was tremendous: he stopped composing altogether and remained silent for the last 10 years of his life.





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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #72651 on: September 10, 2016, 02:41:40 AM »
Ah the sound of the Shamisen, love this so much!

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #72652 on: September 10, 2016, 02:44:07 AM »
Solid performances of fine music in good sound, bur WTF is the texts to these unknown Russian poems? A major minus!



Thankfully I got it cheap from jpc.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #72653 on: September 10, 2016, 03:16:50 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #72654 on: September 10, 2016, 03:21:48 AM »
Chesnokov is rapidly becoming one of my favorite sacred music composers.

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He's a favourite of mine, as well. I can't find this particular recording among my streaming options, but I did locate a promising rendition of his Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom for later listening.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #72655 on: September 10, 2016, 04:21:04 AM »
Mahler: Das Klagende Lied [Nagano]....
 




A very fine, smooth and rounded performance.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #72656 on: September 10, 2016, 04:36:59 AM »
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On disc 8 sonatas published in London in 1784.
Costantino Mastroprimiano plays a fortepiano by Kirkman 1798.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #72657 on: September 10, 2016, 05:07:01 AM »
Pierre Boulez: Troisième sonate (unpublished version in five formants), performed by the composer (live recording, Darmstadt 1959). From this recent acquisition:

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #72658 on: September 10, 2016, 05:18:24 AM »
Early this morning ~



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #72659 on: September 10, 2016, 05:29:27 AM »
...and more Boulez: Cummings ist der Dichter, from this CD:

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