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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #123000 on: October 15, 2018, 07:17:11 PM »
It's terrific. I listened to that just a few weeks ago.

TD Martinu Cello Sonatas

It sure is. I’d rank it among those great American third symphonies: Copland, Diamond, Harris (even though I’m not too big of a fan of this particular symphony), and Schuman.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #123001 on: October 15, 2018, 07:36:59 PM »
Broadcast from the Spokane Symphony:  TAN DUN: Symphony on 3 Notes (A-B-C)
Interesting contrast between the start of a minor scale and conclusion of a major one
CORIGLIANO Red Violin Chaconne     TCHAIKOWSKY: Symphony 5  -  very enthusiastic playing
Discs:  TANSMAN  Chamber music   ROREM, CORIGLIANO : music for 2 pianos.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #123002 on: October 15, 2018, 07:39:59 PM »
An assortment of Sibelius’ masterful tone poems from this set:

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #123003 on: October 15, 2018, 09:12:37 PM »


An astonishing performance of Mozart K448 from Ranki and Kocsis, a non-commercial transfer of the LP. If anyone wants it they can PM me.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #123004 on: October 15, 2018, 09:32:39 PM »


On to the 2nd disc, where the instrumental pieces are mixed in with vocal music written by Alessandro Grandi and sung by soprano Julie Hassler.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #123005 on: October 15, 2018, 11:32:49 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #123006 on: October 15, 2018, 11:38:01 PM »
A really powerful work!

Yes, yes! I'm thrilled that Chandos are releasing the epic No.3 early next year.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #123007 on: October 15, 2018, 11:39:56 PM »
I'm tempted to say that the string quartets are Bloch's greatest accomplishment.


I only know No.1 well, which is truly symphonic in conception, certainly one of his finest works. I don't listen to huge amounts of chamber music but Bloch is an exception.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #123008 on: Today at 12:10:31 AM »
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 [Markevitch]





This is a very tightly controlled yet powerful and dramatic performance. The first movement is a hard nosed, unsentimental account which has a quick tempo, thus moving things along but never rushing anything. The brass is wonderful. The second movement is wonderfully portrayed with rich strings and woodwinds. The third movement is a strong, powerful affair with, once again, strong brass. It is taken at an invigorating tempo which definitely injects a stimulus and an assertiveness into an ebullient performance. The final movement is certainly intense and dramatic with wonderfully dark resonances in the conclusion from the lower register strings but still a version which is still not as totally dark and foreboding as other versions that I have heard. It is certainly powerful and compelling listening and definitely goes straight to the preferred listening versions.

An interesting looking set. I've always thought highly of Markevich, especially his Honegger Symphony 5 and the Rite of Spring. I also like his own composition 'Icarus'.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #123009 on: Today at 12:14:10 AM »
It sure is. I’d rank it among those great American third symphonies: Copland, Diamond, Harris (even though I’m not too big of a fan of this particular symphony), and Schuman.

Totally agree - the Diamond is a particular favourite of mine. Hanson's Third is my favourite of his cycle of symphonies.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #123010 on: Today at 01:09:15 AM »
Oh dear! I decided to soldier on with Die Frau ohne Schatten,with cd 2 (of the set). After a few minutes,the onslaught on my poor ears,and mind,was just too much! Off it went,to be replaced by Fricsay's recording of Fidelio! Oh,the relief!! I'm afraid,I might just be with aligreto on that one!! :(
Anyway,I'm listening to this,now! I'm fairly new to this old recording,and liking it,very much! :)


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #123011 on: Today at 01:27:00 AM »
Although,I don't think aligreto has heard Die Frau ohne Schatten........or will want to?!!

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #123012 on: Today at 03:06:09 AM »
Bloch: Violin Concerto - Hyman Bress (violin) with the Prague Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jindrich Rohan

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #123013 on: Today at 03:18:30 AM »
Streaming Brahms, op.74 (two motets) and op.75 (four duets).

Both rather good and going on the list of things that ought to be purchased at some point.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #123014 on: Today at 03:46:45 AM »
Dvorak, From the Bohemian Forest



Dvorak's most vibrant set of piano duets just might be the set that's the least known because, unlike the others, he didn't orchestrate it.

Well, apart from Silent Woods which got an independent life as a cello piece.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #123015 on: Today at 04:02:29 AM »
Monastic Chant

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« Reply #123016 on: Today at 04:45:24 AM »
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 6 in E minor - Paavo Berglund conducting the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra