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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #500 on: April 14, 2018, 08:33:04 PM »
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I already have recordings of the Corigliano and the Saariaho.

I only have one other work by Long is my library: Song of the Ch'in.

The Immortal, as will as the other works on the CD, are examples of contermporary that really appeal to me.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #501 on: April 15, 2018, 05:09:50 AM »
I have to say that Shostakovich’s Preludes & Fugues has blown me away. I finally was able to finish listening to the work and I’ve enjoyed it immensely.
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #502 on: April 15, 2018, 05:45:04 AM »
I have to say that Shostakovich’s Preludes & Fugues has blown me away. I finally was able to finish listening to the work and I’ve enjoyed it immensely.
It’s the only Shostakovich work I really enjoy...
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #503 on: April 15, 2018, 05:58:49 AM »
It’s the only Shostakovich work I really enjoy...

Yeah, I can hear why indeed, Rafael, but, of course, I love a lot of the composer’s other music even if I don’t listen to it with much frequency these days.
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« Reply #504 on: April 15, 2018, 02:45:37 PM »
Thanks to the string quartet game, I have listened to the Adamek work on there for the first time and I enjoy it very much.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #505 on: April 16, 2018, 06:56:11 AM »
I’m not a huge fan of contemporary trends in music, but this work from Samuel Andreyev has really impressed me:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/_t2RefGg34w" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/_t2RefGg34w</a>
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« Reply #506 on: April 20, 2018, 02:02:28 PM »
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I am currently listening to disc 7 in this set.  About half of the works I am unfamiliar with.  On disc 6 was a wonderful oboe concerto.

On this disc the new work that blew me away is the Philharmonic Concerto.  Awesome.

There are four more discs to listen to.  In the remaining discs there many new concertos that I looking forward to listen to.  This is a great set for anyone interested in Arnold.

Edit: I am now listening to the Symphony for Strings, op. 13.  Wow!!!!!!!!
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #507 on: April 21, 2018, 07:29:51 PM »
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I am not sure whether it is the performance or the work but Bassoon Concerto blew me away.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #508 on: Today at 12:06:34 AM »
A (jazz) musician friend raved about Schumann's "Die Gesänge der Frühe" Op. 133 a few weeks ago, pointing out the Pollini recording, which I bought about a month ago, listening to "Die Gesänge" several times, without really getting them ... dug up the Staier recording this morning, and wow! This time they hit me in the face. Amazing stuff!



The disc, alas, is missing the rarely played third sonata - which is from 1853, as are "Die Gesänge der Frühe" - but it's excellent all around, I find!
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