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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #540 on: May 28, 2018, 06:19:01 AM »
If it blows me away, you know where to find my reaction. ;D

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« Reply #541 on: May 28, 2018, 06:20:58 AM »
I have to confess I have never really listened to it

I don't know about required listening, but I like it. I find it is a piece which is brilliant, or falls flat for me, depending on the performance. I like Dutoit best.
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #542 on: May 28, 2018, 07:37:21 AM »
I don't know about required listening, but I like it. I find it is a piece which is brilliant, or falls flat for me, depending on the performance. I like Dutoit best.

I personally like Dutoit the least. In fact, Dutoit is hardly a conductor I flock to anyway. Jessop, try Boulez’s Columbia performance. You’ll thank me later. ;)
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #543 on: May 28, 2018, 07:39:04 AM »
The only work I like from Bartok so far is Bluebeard's castle. :/ Seems like I like absolute music less and less as the time goes by...

No love for The Miraculous Mandarin, Dance Suite, or Hungarian Sketches? :-\
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #544 on: May 28, 2018, 01:19:47 PM »
No love for The Miraculous Mandarin, Dance Suite, or Hungarian Sketches? :-\

Not when I last listened to them. I'll report back when I do love them - maybe it just takes a few re-listenings.  :)
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #545 on: May 29, 2018, 02:57:57 PM »
Two magnificent works, widely contrasted in mood:

Dmitry Kabalevsky - Piano sonata No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 45: Wow, such a dramatic piano sonata. Composed in 1945, an authentic war sonata: turbulent, relentless, with few moments of rest. Its power is so big that it seems a symphony. What a discovery!

Arthur Meulemans - Symphony No. 3 Fir: Composed in 1933, this is a dreamy, utterly inspiring work, with a noticeable impressionistic influence. The magical landscape Meulemans painted is really fairy. They are around 19 minutes of sheer ecstasy.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #546 on: June 07, 2018, 07:02:08 AM »
Two works from this release:



Tre Ricercare, especially the first movement which begins modestly and builds to a fever pitch of joy and creativity, and the second which begins sounding like a Bach Trio Sonata before waking up to the 20th century.

The other revelation was the first Canzone from Toccata e due Canzoni. This is a slow movement which begins with a haunting ostinato on piano which recurs at various points during the movement, between passages of haunting chromaticism.

Both are utterly beautiful and unique.
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #547 on: June 10, 2018, 07:51:05 AM »
The Snow Maiden by Rimsky-Korsakov. Why are his operas performed so rarely? I would love to see them live!
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« Reply #548 on: June 10, 2018, 05:01:30 PM »
The Snow Maiden by Rimsky-Korsakov. Why are his operas performed so rarely? I would love to see them live!

I remember when I first discovered this opera about a year ago.

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« Reply #549 on: June 11, 2018, 06:25:52 AM »
I remember when I first discovered this opera about a year ago.

And, did you like it?  8)
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« Reply #550 on: June 11, 2018, 06:34:55 AM »
And, did you like it?  8)

Of course I did  ;) Blew me away.
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #551 on: June 11, 2018, 02:52:41 PM »
Mozart: Minuet K355

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #552 on: June 12, 2018, 06:56:48 AM »
David Hudry: Störungen (2011)
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #553 on: June 12, 2018, 04:48:07 PM »
No love for The Miraculous Mandarin, Dance Suite, or Hungarian Sketches? :-\
Not when I last listened to them. I'll report back when I do love them - maybe it just takes a few re-listenings.  :)

The Miraculous Mandarin is Rite of Spring on angel dust. Love it!
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #554 on: June 18, 2018, 06:11:14 PM »
The Miraculous Mandarin is Rite of Spring on angel dust. Love it!

Of course, as is usual with some of these outstanding 20th century ballet scores, like the Stravinsky Ballets, Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe, and Miraculous Mandarin, the suites are USELESS.

If you want to get any idea of the real impact of these works, always go for the full-length piece.
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #555 on: June 18, 2018, 06:19:39 PM »
Michael Tippet ~ Fantasia Concertante on a theme of Corelli, for string orchestra (1953)

This is a stringent yet lush-sounding work (enough so a colleague called it 'erotic'), and the counterpoint therein is quite stunning.
The piece impressed me greatly, and I've given it several listens already.  It is also a bit striking to me that compared to others of the more-most modern pieces from that decade, this stands out as a composer who was absolutely following the beat of their own drummer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VZv8IxuS1I
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #556 on: June 26, 2018, 07:48:26 AM »
Berg: "Lyric Suite."  It's been blowing me away for the past 20+ years, but I pulled it out and gave it another listen this week.  The blow-away factor only increases for me.  Heilig schiesse.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #557 on: June 26, 2018, 12:35:40 PM »
FYI.  Please check OP.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #558 on: June 26, 2018, 03:17:37 PM »
Of course, as is usual with some of these outstanding 20th century ballet scores, like the Stravinsky Ballets, Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe, and Miraculous Mandarin, the suites are USELESS.

If you want to get any idea of the real impact of these works, always go for the full-length piece.

I totally agree.
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« Reply #559 on: July 02, 2018, 11:25:38 PM »
Of course, as is usual with some of these outstanding 20th century ballet scores, like the Stravinsky Ballets, Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe, and Miraculous Mandarin, the suites are USELESS.

If you want to get any idea of the real impact of these works, always go for the full-length piece.


I agree too. And it doesn't just apply to these shortish scores either. Just go for the full-length piece every time.