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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #280 on: April 15, 2017, 12:13:44 AM »
Bruckner's 9th is completely blowing me away yesterday and today, simultaneously with various works from Kagel.

Bruckner = WOW
First time? He is a remarkable composer!

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #281 on: April 15, 2017, 12:16:54 AM »
First time? He is a remarkable composer!

First time really engaging with a Bruckner symphony and I'm in disbelief, so unreal.....astounding  ???

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #282 on: April 15, 2017, 12:57:34 AM »
First time really engaging with a Bruckner symphony and I'm in disbelief, so unreal.....astounding  ???
My favourite is number 7.

And my favourite Bruckner conductors are Jochum, Young and Celibidache.

Which recording did you hear?

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #283 on: April 15, 2017, 01:01:05 AM »
My favourite is number 7.

And my favourite Bruckner conductors are Jochum, Young and Celibidache.

Which recording did you hear?


I'll have to hear that next. I heard the one with Daniel Barenboim conducting, it was powerful!!!  :o

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #284 on: April 15, 2017, 01:38:13 AM »

I'll have to hear that next. I heard the one with Daniel Barenboim conducting, it was powerful!!!  :o
Lol....which one....?

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #285 on: April 15, 2017, 01:40:10 AM »

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #286 on: April 15, 2017, 03:52:33 AM »


That's a great one, alien. Barenboim and Berliners brilliantly bring out the apocalyptic tone of the music. The 9th has a great variety on record too, many greats to choose from.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #287 on: April 15, 2017, 06:04:09 PM »
Three astounding compositions:

Kabelac: Mystery of Time (I've seen so good commentaries about this piece, I liked it so much)
Pärt: Tabula Rasa (Hypnotic and intense work)
Finzi: Cello concerto (One of the jewels of the 20th century, what level of beauty and power!!! The 2nd movement is sublime in the whole meaning of the word)

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #288 on: April 15, 2017, 06:22:06 PM »
Three astounding compositions:

Pärt: Tabula Rasa (Hypnotic and intense work)

Haven't heard the other ones but on the Part one, I wholeheartedly agree. I'm not a "fan" of Part per se, but that is one of his works that deeply impacted me :)

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #289 on: April 15, 2017, 06:37:15 PM »
My current obsessions:

Kagel - Music for Renaissance Instruments (I issued the score out recently, so I've been going into that in further depth than previously and I'm gobsmacked)

Bruckner - Symphony no 9 (One of the greatest romantic symphonies, period!!!)

Stockhausen - Gruppen (like Kagel, also not a new work to me but I'm really digging it right now), Klavierstucke cycle (hearing another previously unheard performance of the cycle has brought out my long time passion for this cycle)

Grisey - Vortex Temporum (A work I love that I've been listening to more regularly, I love it)

Lassus - Prophetiae Sibyllarum (another absolute all-time masterpiece, this time early music. Lassus is another composer I worship)

Gesualdo - Miserere (I still obsess over Gesualdo, there is so much profound significance; both personal and musical-related, to find in his music. This particular piece I've blasted really loudly on the car speakers several times in the city, it feels good!)
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #290 on: April 16, 2017, 07:42:41 AM »
Finzi: Cello concerto (One of the jewels of the 20th century, what level of beauty and power!!! The 2nd movement is sublime in the whole meaning of the word)

Agreed on all counts. A fantastic concerto!

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #291 on: April 16, 2017, 06:08:46 PM »
My current obsessions:

Bruckner - Symphony no 9 (One of the greatest romantic symphonies, period!!!)


I completely agree!

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #292 on: April 16, 2017, 06:58:21 PM »
First time really engaging with a Bruckner symphony and I'm in disbelief, so unreal.....astounding  ???

We welcome all to Bruckner and Eugen Jochum, his top acolyte, at any time!  8) ;)

I can also recommend the Simon Rattle, Berlin Philharmonic performance with the completion of the final movement.

"Now who taught ye t' be playin' patty fingers in the holy water?"

- Barry Fitzgerald to John Wayne in  The Quiet Man.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #294 on: April 18, 2017, 05:54:22 PM »
Maderna's Hyperion, love it so much  :-*

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #295 on: April 18, 2017, 06:13:26 PM »
Maderna's Hyperion, love it so much  :-*
Don't know the piece, but love his music in general so this is one I should check out!

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #296 on: April 18, 2017, 06:17:07 PM »
Don't know the piece, but love his music in general so this is one I should check out!

Is this the same as the conductor Maderna?

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #297 on: April 18, 2017, 06:47:16 PM »
Is this the same as the conductor Maderna?

Yes, same situation as Boulez (both great composers AND conductors)  ;D

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #298 on: April 18, 2017, 06:48:36 PM »
Is this the same as the conductor Maderna?
Yes.
I have one CD with the conductor (M9) and one CD of Maderna's works conducted by Sinopoli (Quadrivium, Biogramma, Aura). A lot easier to admire the conductor--a very recommendable M9--than the composer for me!

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #299 on: April 18, 2017, 06:49:25 PM »
Yes, same situation as Boulez (both great composers AND conductors)  ;D

Yes.
I have one CD with the conductor (M9) and one CD of Maderna's works conducted by Sinopoli (Quadrivium, Biogramma, Aura). A lot easier to admire the conductor--a very recommendable M9--than the composer for me!


Didn't know that about Maderna, will have to check out some of his works. Thanks, Friends.

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