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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #460 on: March 24, 2018, 11:45:16 AM »
The BBC Music CD's have done it again.

I have just been introduced to the music of Reynaldo Hahn.  I have checked into his impressive catalogue.  I need to check out more of his works.  :)
The songs on Hyperion. :)
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #461 on: March 24, 2018, 07:45:15 PM »
Maybe it's the thrill of new discovery, but I really like Trittico botticelliano, off of this album:



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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #462 on: March 26, 2018, 05:00:43 AM »
Once again blewn away by Ifukube - Eglogue
https://youtu.be/Db9GlA2s0gw?t=120

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #463 on: March 26, 2018, 05:30:42 AM »
The BBC Music CD's have done it again.

I have just been introduced to the music of Reynaldo Hahn.  I have checked into his impressive catalogue.  I need to check out more of his works.  :)
You've got some suggestions here, arpeggio.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #464 on: March 26, 2018, 09:10:45 AM »
Even though I’ve heard Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande a few times, it seems that now I’m responding to it on a more personal level and I’M COMPLETELY BLOWN AWAY!!! Wow....
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #465 on: March 26, 2018, 09:42:19 AM »
Even though I’ve heard Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande a few times, it seems that now I’m responding to it on a more personal level and I’M COMPLETELY BLOWN AWAY!!! Wow....

I'm blown away every time I hear it, John. I adore its ethereal, dream-like atmosphere.
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« Reply #466 on: March 26, 2018, 09:45:18 AM »
I'm blown away every time I hear it, John. I adore its ethereal, dream-like atmosphere.

Your avatar underlines that perfectly. :)

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« Reply #467 on: March 26, 2018, 09:47:58 AM »
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« Reply #468 on: March 26, 2018, 10:10:06 AM »
I'm blown away every time I hear it, John. I adore its ethereal, dream-like atmosphere.

Yes, indeed.
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #469 on: March 26, 2018, 01:52:36 PM »
Even though I’ve heard Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande a few times, it seems that now I’m responding to it on a more personal level and I’M COMPLETELY BLOWN AWAY!!! Wow....

It must be very good because of your reaction. Another opera that goes to my list.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #470 on: March 26, 2018, 03:37:14 PM »
Speaking of opera, I recently listened tp Rimsky-Korsakov's Sadko, and I must say that it did, indeed, blow me away. So underrated opera and opera composer.
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« Reply #471 on: March 26, 2018, 06:16:50 PM »
It must be very good because of your reaction. Another opera that goes to my list.

Yes and please get the Abbado recording (if you can). I think this would be a better introduction than the Boulez (even as much as I like Pierre’s performance of it).

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« Reply #472 on: March 27, 2018, 09:14:45 AM »
Yes and please get the Abbado recording (if you can). I think this would be a better introduction than the Boulez (even as much as I like Pierre’s performance of it).



Sure, thanks!

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #473 on: March 27, 2018, 12:54:09 PM »
Once again blewn away by Ifukube - Eglogue
https://youtu.be/Db9GlA2s0gw?t=120

What a fantastic work! Catchy, poetic and memorable. I'm very pleased to have discovered it and thanks for posting it here.
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #474 on: March 28, 2018, 07:30:07 AM »
What a fantastic work! Catchy, poetic and memorable. I'm very pleased to have discovered it and thanks for posting it here.
Glad to hear that. Yes, catchy indeed! I thought the piece could deserve even some more power as in Shostakovich or Shostas creepiness (thinking of the ending of Shosta4, or after the battle scene in Sym. #11)...
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« Reply #475 on: March 28, 2018, 07:32:10 AM »
Sure, thanks!

No problem. I hope you love this performance as much as I do, although I’m not really sure whether this particular set is still in print. Will have to check this out...

Edit:

Amazon FR has it:

https://www.amazon.fr/Debussy-Pelléas-Mélisande-Claude/dp/B000001GFU/ref=sr_1_2?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1522251281&sr=1-2&keywords=Debussy+Abbado&dpID=51UUDiTlIPL&preST=_SX300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

I’m not sure of your location, but I’m certain that other European Amazon sites have it in-stock as well.
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #476 on: March 28, 2018, 09:32:57 AM »
Glad to hear that. Yes, catchy indeed! I thought the piece could deserve even some more power as in Shostakovich or Shostas creepiness (thinking of the ending of Shosta4, or after the battle scene in Sym. #11)...
It really held my attention throughout.
It's not on CD as far as I can see.
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #477 on: March 28, 2018, 12:25:14 PM »
Actually, there is a CD which contains this piece (listening just right now: mindblowing, a representation of Japanese tragedies in a vivid, gloomy and dramatic way, yet poetic, finely expressive too. A rather nice blend between Oriental folklore and Western classical/academic music.)

It is in Amazon.com:



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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #478 on: March 28, 2018, 04:58:27 PM »
Speaking of opera, I recently listened to Rimsky-Korsakov's Sadko, and I must say that it did, indeed, blow me away. So underrated opera and opera composer.

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« Reply #479 on: March 28, 2018, 10:45:17 PM »
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While listening to the cable classical music station I heard Howard Cable's Quebec Folk Fantasy.  This was a very nice work and I purchased the CD. Cable is Canadian and a new composer for me.  Along with the Quebec Folk Fantasy the CD had his Snake Fence Country.  These are very nice works composed in a contemporary tonal style.

The CD contained works by the following composers that are new to me.
Stephan Chapman (An American who lives in Canada)
Godfrey Rideout (Another Canadian)
Pierre Mercure (Another Canadian)

The rest of the CD contains recordings of standard concert band works which I have already have recordings of.  It was worth the duplicates in order to get these new works.

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