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Offline k a rl h e nn i ng

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« Reply #21540 on: August 17, 2018, 12:04:29 AM »
Agree that P, F & R is Lennie-light and therefore pretty good Lennie. The Psalms a toeing the line of serious-portentious and actually quite inspired. Kaddish? Rubbish! Insufferable, although the text is so awful that it obscures any rhythmic inspiration the music may actually have.

Per Greg's Second Time Rule, it is almost as if I anticipate not needing to listen to the Ch. Ps. a second time, and I upbraid myself for listening to it the first time.

But of course, that is in far stricter application to the Mass . . . .
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« Reply #21541 on: August 17, 2018, 06:19:31 AM »
I've never cared much for Leonard Bernstein's compositions generally, but I will say that hearing Age of Anxiety live was much more enjoyable than I had expected.
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« Reply #21542 on: August 17, 2018, 06:48:21 AM »


Many years ago I failed to be impressed by these works, with Bernstein on DGG. Maybe these earlier versions will change that.

I’m quite a big fan of Lennie’s first two symphonies, the Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium), and Chichester Psalms. These are all works that strike me as having a high quotient of invention and substance.
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« Reply #21543 on: August 17, 2018, 06:51:30 AM »
I've never cared much for Leonard Bernstein's compositions generally, but I will say that hearing Age of Anxiety live was much more enjoyable than I had expected.

The Age of Anxiety takes a while to get going, perhaps, but once it gets going, it’s really exciting, compelling stuff.
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« Reply #21544 on: August 17, 2018, 07:05:03 AM »
The Serenade isgreat, and I also enjoy the theatre works, incl Candide and On the Town.

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« Reply #21545 on: August 17, 2018, 07:32:37 AM »
I've never cared much for Leonard Bernstein's compositions generally, but I will say that hearing Age of Anxiety live was much more enjoyable than I had expected.

Very good.
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« Reply #21546 on: August 17, 2018, 07:33:36 AM »
The Serenade is great, and I also enjoy the theatre works, incl Candide and On the Town.

Agreed on both points.  The theatre works are equal to the best in their class.
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« Reply #21547 on: August 17, 2018, 07:46:36 AM »
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 [Morris]


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« Reply #21549 on: August 18, 2018, 08:27:26 AM »
I keep ordering stuff I can't afford..... spent $35 on two used CDs from dusty grooves (we'll see if they ever arrive) and now contemplating a $100 presto classical order (six CDs) sometime in the next few days while their sale is still on. Everything is expensive in this country :S