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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #460 on: December 03, 2017, 07:05:14 PM »
Schoenberg - Variations on a Recitative for Organ


One damn great organ piece!!!  :o

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #461 on: December 03, 2017, 07:26:00 PM »
Fernando Sor Fantasies Villageoise - a pastoral sonata for guitar.
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #462 on: December 29, 2017, 07:39:35 AM »
I found a performance on Youtube, a visual one too rather than just audio, of Rued Langgaard's Symphony No. 1. Holy cow, that's an incredible work!

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #463 on: December 29, 2017, 07:55:31 AM »
I found a performance on Youtube, a visual one too rather than just audio, of Rued Langgaard's Symphony No. 1. Holy cow, that's an incredible work!

It’s also written by quite a young man as Langgaard was 16 at the time he finished it. A little bit of surprising trivia: this work was premiered by the Berlin Philharmonic. Quite a feat for such a young man.
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #464 on: December 30, 2017, 02:46:44 PM »
Debussy’s Jeux has really blown me away. In my earlier listening days, this was a work that puzzled me. Nowadays, I can appreciate it much more and I wished it received the kind of popularity Stravinsky’s Le sacre received (both works were premiered in May of 1913). Stravinsky went for the jugular with Le sacre while Debussy went for more of a cerebral, hallucinatory approach with Jeux.
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #465 on: January 06, 2018, 11:24:14 AM »
Another discovery that I really enjoyed today: Multiversum by Peter Eötvös, for the very interesting combination of grand organ, Hammond organ and orchestra.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #466 on: January 07, 2018, 05:05:49 PM »
I absolutely ADORE this staggering work and never tire of it:  made all the more enjoyable by following along with the score.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9tbCkACbGU

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #467 on: January 08, 2018, 03:30:54 AM »
I absolutely ADORE this staggering work and never tire of it:  made all the more enjoyable by following along with the score.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9tbCkACbGU

Is this a new work for you?

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #468 on: January 08, 2018, 10:49:24 AM »
Is this a new work for you?

No;  I've been familiar with it for a few years and never stop wanting to hear it!!  I believe it's one of the great works by Brahms and he was still young at the time of its composition.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #469 on: January 09, 2018, 07:09:08 AM »
IIRC, Brahms played that piece to Wagner and he liked it. This was when Brahms was in his thirties so the rivalry between them hadn't started yet (Brahms probably never even saw Wagner as a rival in the first place).
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #470 on: January 09, 2018, 07:24:33 AM »
No;  I've been familiar with it for a few years and never stop wanting to hear it!!  I believe it's one of the great works by Brahms and he was still young at the time of its composition.

Please check he OP.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #471 on: January 11, 2018, 08:52:52 AM »
From Messiaen, Apparition de L'Eglise Eternelle, performed by Marie-Clair Alain



Wow, astonishing. Such harmonies, such dissonances, such sonority. You think it can't get any more intense, and then it does. :)

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #472 on: January 11, 2018, 10:07:59 AM »
Greetings.

Of late, I've been listening to/being blown away by this:



If you like 20th-century quartets like Bartok, Shostakovich... you'll be all over this.


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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #473 on: January 11, 2018, 11:33:57 AM »
Greetings.

Of late, I've been listening to/being blown away by this:



If you like 20th-century quartets like Bartok, Shostakovich... you'll be all over this.


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Duly noted! I've been meaning to explore more of Rawsthorne's music.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #474 on: January 11, 2018, 05:19:15 PM »
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #475 on: January 12, 2018, 10:43:19 AM »
Duly noted! I've been meaning to explore more of Rawsthorne's music.

Excellent.  Please report back after listening and let us know what you think.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #476 on: January 19, 2018, 04:13:46 PM »
Wilhelm Stenhammer.

I have just heard his Symphony No. 2 for the first time.  It was on a CD that I received with the BBC Music Magazine.  I was very impressed.

Any suggestions from Stenhammer fans?

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #477 on: January 20, 2018, 05:48:41 AM »
Schoenberg's Die Jacobsleiter!! ( as finished by Wilfried Zillig)



Very, very deeply impressed & moved by these ca 40 minutes. I was amazed at reading that Schoenberg thought of a huge symphony with "Jacobsleiter" as the final movement.
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #478 on: January 20, 2018, 05:53:18 AM »
Schoenberg's Die Jacobsleiter!! ( as finished by Wilfried Zillig)



Very, very deeply impressed & moved by these ca 40 minutes. I was amazed at reading that Schoenberg thought of a huge symphony with "Jacobsleiter" as the final movement.
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Yes! A very cool work by Schoenberg. I don’t know that Gielen performance. The only performance I know is Boulez’s on Columbia (Sony). I can’t remember if Craft recorded this work or not. If he did, I should definitely check out his performance.
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #479 on: January 20, 2018, 06:17:57 AM »
Afaiik, Craft did not record Jakobsleiter (will check).

This I find interesting:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/BpMjjzKznDo" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/BpMjjzKznDo</a>

It is available on cd




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