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The Official 2017 GMG Musical Awards Thread
« on: November 17, 2017, 08:10:40 PM »
Acquaintance of the Year: IGOR STRAVINSKY

As you may know, IgorMania2017 was a massive blowout, which resulted in the accidental acquisition of an IS business card with writing by him. Oh, and much of his music was new to me,... 100 Pages, lol!



Record of the Year: 'Firebird/Agon/Jeu de Cartes' (Denon, 1995?)

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Re: The Official 2017 GMG Musical Awards Thread
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2017, 12:52:30 AM »
Ok, you say you like Stravinsky aye?

Name a single piece of his that isn't Petit Ramusianum harmonique, I bet you can't  :D

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Re: The Official 2017 GMG Musical Awards Thread
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2017, 08:21:27 AM »
Ok, you say you like Stravinsky aye?

Name a single piece of his that isn't Petit Ramusianum harmonique, I bet you can't  :D

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Re: The Official 2017 GMG Musical Awards Thread
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2017, 08:06:35 AM »
c'mon guuuys... log your candidates
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Re: The Official 2017 GMG Musical Awards Thread
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2017, 03:13:43 PM »
These are the only 2017 releases I bought, but they're all winners.  8)





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Re: The Official 2017 GMG Musical Awards Thread
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2017, 03:29:06 PM »
Classical-wise, this is definitely one of my candidates:



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Re: The Official 2017 GMG Musical Awards Thread
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2017, 03:33:57 PM »
Classical-wise, this is definitely one of my candidates:
That's released in 2012, though. There'll be another thread for favourite personal discoveries.
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Re: The Official 2017 GMG Musical Awards Thread
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2017, 03:48:25 PM »
I’ve got two candidates that I can’t quite decide on:



Edit - I forgot about this other contender:

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Re: The Official 2017 GMG Musical Awards Thread
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2017, 03:49:48 PM »
That's released in 2012, though. There'll be another thread for favourite personal discoveries.

Snyprrr didn't make it a thread for 2017 releases....... ::)

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« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2017, 04:05:56 PM »
Discovery of the Year: Jean Cras!

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Re: The Official 2017 GMG Musical Awards Thread
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2017, 06:14:18 PM »
Discovery of the Year: Jean Cras!

I need to revisit his music at some juncture. I recall the chamber works being quite good.
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Re: The Official 2017 GMG Musical Awards Thread
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2017, 01:33:14 AM »
Snyprrr didn't make it a thread for 2017 releases....... ::)
Oh. Surely you don't expect me to read a Snyprrr OP?  0:) :-[
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Re: The Official 2017 GMG Musical Awards Thread
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2017, 02:13:12 AM »
What is even going on here? I don't think I'll ever understand the enigma that is snyprrr.

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Re: The Official 2017 GMG Musical Awards Thread
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2017, 08:09:22 AM »
What is even going on here? I don't think I'll ever understand the enigma that is snyprrr.

Just interpret it your own way... I know, it's a little confusing... just let it all out (either 2017, or personal discoveries- we don't have the format down just yet)


Classical-wise, this is definitely one of my candidates:




Thaaat was just a little tooooooooooo much for me. I'd had that on the radar as the most extreme place I could go, but after listening a while, I was just exhausted. Might have to try again...
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Re: The Official 2017 GMG Musical Awards Thread
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2017, 02:53:01 PM »
Just thinking of 17th century music and earlier, I thought all of these new releases were valuable










































I haven't heard the new Graindelavoix, or the new Machaut mass.
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Re: The Official 2017 GMG Musical Awards Thread
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2017, 03:07:17 PM »
Just thinking of 17th century music and earlier, I thought all of these new releases were valuable ...



Yes I have that one earmarked.

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What is that?  (I'm a big Pandolfo fan BTW)

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Re: The Official 2017 GMG Musical Awards Thread
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2017, 06:17:14 PM »
Thaaat was just a little tooooooooooo much for me. I'd had that on the radar as the most extreme place I could go, but after listening a while, I was just exhausted. Might have to try again...

I'm surprised by your reaction  :o

Actually, interestingly (if you have the cd) it's 'in the memory of' Xenakis (not that it sounds particularly like Xenakis or copies many of his characteristics).

I don't get how you would find THAT extreme, when Xenakis' work tends to be more 'extreme' (due to how he uses rhythm, dissonance and texture)



Think of Dark Matter as "psychedelic", it's space-themed (obviously), cosmological too. I guess it'd make a good stoner album in that regard  :laugh:
But one of those albums that make your pupils dilate.
btw, it's a cycle of mixed works for:
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Jessop introduced me to it initially and I've actually found it to be one of the most 'spiritual' experiences I keep having. Something special about Dark Matter and it deserves recognition  :-*


Keep at it Snyprr, you'll thank me later  ;)


tip, listen to the instrumental piece from the cycle "Katasterismoi" by itself and tell me what you think?
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Re: The Official 2017 GMG Musical Awards Thread
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2017, 11:21:09 PM »
Some more I forgot last night









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Re: The Official 2017 GMG Musical Awards Thread
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2017, 12:12:38 AM »
Bach - Maria Tipo - partitas, Goldberg Variations, transcriptions & preludes (emi)
Chopin/Beethoven/Mozart - Maria Tipo - ballades, Op.109, K283 (aura)
Brahms/Rachmaninov/Schubert/Ravel - Martha Argerich & Nelson Freire - Haydn Variations, Symphonic Dances, Rondo, La Valse (DG)
Sciarrino - va - La bocca, i piedi, il suono (col legno)
Dufay - Tetraktys - Chansons (olive)
Medtner/Ravel - Vadim Repin & Boris Berezovsky - violin sonatas (erato)
Haydn - Chiaroscuro Quartet - Op. 20 (BIS)
Beethoven - Hungarian Quartet - Op. 18-135 (emi 1960s)
Machaut - Ensemble Musica Nova - Motets (aeon)
Boulez - Quatuor Diotima - Livre (megadisc)
Josquin - Manfred Cordes & Weser-Renaissance - Missa Ave maris stella & other works (cpo)
Szymanowski - va - Complete Songs (Channel)
Schubert - Claudio Arrau - D946, Wanderer Fantasy, Moments musicaux (phillips 1950s)
Kurtįg - Reinbert de Leeuw, etc - choral & vocal works (ecm)
Schubert - Pra˛įk Quartet & Marc Coppey - D956, D94 (praga)
va - Emerson Quartet - Complete DG Recordings
Beethoven - George Szell, Cleveland Orchestra & Chorus - Missa Solemnis Op.123 (not on label)
Cerha, Kyburz, Sarhan, Sciarrino, Szlavnics, Rihm, Ablinger, Mařatka, Ferneyhough - va - Donaueschinger Musiktage 2014 (neos)
Haydn - London Haydn Quartet - Op. 50 (hyperion)
Biber - Alice Piérot, Les Veilleurs de Nuit - Rosary Sonatas (alpha)


I can't claim Christian Tetzlaff's recording of the Beethoven Violin Concerto with David Zinman as a 2017 discovery because my parents owned it on a super-budget CD when I was a child and it was my imprint version of the work. But I am very pleased that it has held up and remains the best recording of it even in my adult opinion.

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Re: The Official 2017 GMG Musical Awards Thread
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2017, 09:15:04 PM »
I'm surprised by your reaction  :o

Actually, interestingly (if you have the cd) it's 'in the memory of' Xenakis (not that it sounds particularly like Xenakis or copies many of his characteristics).

I don't get how you would find THAT extreme, when Xenakis' work tends to be more 'extreme' (due to how he uses rhythm, dissonance and texture)



Think of Dark Matter as "psychedelic", it's space-themed (obviously), cosmological too. I guess it'd make a good stoner album in that regard  :laugh:
But one of those albums that make your pupils dilate.
btw, it's a cycle of mixed works for:
A) Ensemble
B) Voice
C) Electronics

(All in many configurations)



Jessop introduced me to it initially and I've actually found it to be one of the most 'spiritual' experiences I keep having. Something special about Dark Matter and it deserves recognition  :-*


Keep at it Snyprr, you'll thank me later  ;)


tip, listen to the instrumental piece from the cycle "Katasterismoi" by itself and tell me what you think?

LOL, I just passed up buy that bew Xenakis for 3CDs of Francaix Piano Music, so, lol, yea, my ears aren't quite tuned to the Barrett at the moment. I mean, it's on YT,... I just have to be tuned up for all that,

but yea, I agree, if you're "there", it would be an hour's experience. And then play Aperghis 'Avis le Tempete'?




BTW- SEEMS LIKE THE KURTAG IS THE GMG FAVORITE ATM.

I guess, technically, I'd have to vote for the Xenakis if this were all serious, just because. 0:)
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