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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #360 on: October 04, 2017, 07:12:38 AM »
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #361 on: October 04, 2017, 07:41:47 AM »
Last night Bruckner’s 6th blew me away --- such an underrated symphony IMHO.
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #362 on: October 04, 2017, 08:04:38 AM »
Last night Bruckner’s 6th blew me away --- such an underrated symphony IMHO.

Is this a work that you are familiar with that blew you away for the first time?

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #363 on: October 04, 2017, 08:06:16 AM »
Is this a work that you are familiar with that blew you away for the first time?

I’m very familiar with this symphony, but I’m simply blown away each time I hear it. :)
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #364 on: October 04, 2017, 08:22:54 AM »
Last night Bruckner’s 6th blew me away --- such an underrated symphony IMHO.

The little funeral march in the slow movement, and the way it is transformed into an angelic bliss at the end...!  0:) 

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #365 on: October 04, 2017, 08:40:20 AM »
The little funeral march in the slow movement, and the way it is transformed into an angelic bliss at the end...!  0:)

Indeed!

Just that Scherzo is enough to drop my jaw with all those rhythmic motifs striking away amongst other things happening at the same time.
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #366 on: October 05, 2017, 07:59:42 PM »
I can come up with a list of a hundred works that blow me away every time I hear them.  Please check the OP.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #367 on: October 05, 2017, 08:41:31 PM »
Just yesterday, Friedrich Gulda's Concerto for Cello and Wind Orchestra knocked my socks off.

I was driving my car while listening and my three-and-a-half year old son danced all through the first movement on the rear seat.  :D.

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Not in a car seat? In the U.S. you could literally be put in prison for that. Forty years ago it would have been fine.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #368 on: October 05, 2017, 10:35:28 PM »
Grieg's String Quartet No. 1

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #369 on: October 06, 2017, 06:16:51 AM »
Grieg's String Quartet No. 1

A fine work indeed. I tend to favor Grieg’s chamber music over his other music. The solo piano works are also worth checking out.
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #370 on: October 06, 2017, 07:00:01 AM »
A fine work indeed. I tend to favorite Grieg’s chamber music over his other music. The solo piano works are also worth checking out.

+1 Although I also love his Piano Concerto and Holberg Suite. In my estimate, his String Quartet (no. 1) and Cello Sonata are among the finest chamber works of the 19th century. It's been a while since I've listened to his violin sonatas but I remember them being very fine as well.
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #371 on: October 06, 2017, 07:10:32 AM »
+1 Although I also love his Piano Concerto and Holberg Suite. In my estimate, his String Quartet (no. 1) and Cello Sonata are among the finest chamber works of the 19th century. It's been a while since I've listened to his violin sonatas but I remember them being very fine as well.

Overfamiliarity with the Piano Concerto has kind of soured me on that work, although it’s certainly not a bad piece --- far from it. Holberg Suite is an awesome work. Yes, I agree with about the Cello Sonata. I haven’t heard the violin sonatas in quite some time, but I remember the third standing out the most.
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #372 on: October 06, 2017, 10:14:18 PM »
I’m very familiar with this symphony, but I’m simply blown away each time I hear it. :)

I thought this was a thread about pieces we are hearing for the first time...........

This is a thread where a person can post their experiences with a new work they have never heard before or a new composer

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #373 on: October 07, 2017, 07:44:38 AM »
I thought this was a thread about pieces we are hearing for the first time...........

Thanks.  That is the point I have been trying to make as well.  Sadly I am a lousy diplomat.  I hope no one is offended by the what I tried to accomplish by starting this thread.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #374 on: October 07, 2017, 11:50:22 PM »
My familiarity with Obrecht's masses was null till I've listened to his Missa sicut rosa spinam last week, from this album



and I've been completely blown away by it.

Now I have to fill a large gap in my listening experience. Next step will be Missa Maria zart.


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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #375 on: October 08, 2017, 05:21:01 AM »
My familiarity with Obrecht's masses was null till I've listened to his Missa sicut rosa spinam last week, from this album



and I've been completely blown away by it.

Now I have to fill a large gap in my listening experience. Next step will be Missa Maria zart.

Nice!  :)

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #376 on: October 10, 2017, 04:19:25 PM »
Boris Tchaikovsky - Sebastopol Symphony and The Wind of Siberia



Excellent music! Those pieces are magnificent, great, which deserve more spread.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #377 on: October 10, 2017, 07:08:52 PM »
Boris Tchaikovsky - Sebastopol Symphony and The Wind of Siberia



Excellent music! Those pieces are magnificent, great, which deserve more spread.

Absolutely! I’ve been singing praises for this Boris Tchaikovsky recording on GMG for years. Sebastopol Symphony is too personal for me to play too often. There’s something about it that I just find so haunting and it, for whatever reason, brings a flood of memories back to me. I almost love the other two works, Music for Orchestra and The Wind of Siberia, just as much.
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #378 on: October 11, 2017, 03:27:32 PM »
Absolutely! I’ve been singing praises for this Boris Tchaikovsky recording on GMG for years. Sebastopol Symphony is too personal for me to play too often. There’s something about it that I just find so haunting and it, for whatever reason, brings a flood of memories back to me. I almost love the other two works, Music for Orchestra and The Wind of Siberia, just as much.

Nice to know you are a big fan of B. Tchaikovsky. I fell in love with those works, especially Sebastopol. It's really engaging. I'm not sure whether Boris intended to create a descriptive symphony, anyway I could perceive ship horns, those busy activities of docks, etc. I found quite fascinating all of that work represents.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #379 on: October 11, 2017, 05:26:13 PM »
Nice to know you are a big fan of B. Tchaikovsky. I fell in love with those works, especially Sebastopol. It's really engaging. I'm not sure whether Boris intended to create a descriptive symphony, anyway I could perceive ship horns, those busy activities of docks, etc. I found quite fascinating all of that work represents.

Indeed. 8) I must revisit this recording soon.
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