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Offline mc ukrneal

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103820 on: March 10, 2012, 06:02:14 AM »
Listening to Gliere's 3rd Symphony with the BBC Phil conducted by Downes (it is also in the new Chandos Gliere box). And this is my dilemna. I like this symphony, but it doesn't inspire me particularly, despite being very well performed. I love the Red Poppy ballet, on the other hand, so I keep putting off a decision on the Gliere box since I have one of the discs. I guess the question on the box is: Is it more like the third symphony or more like the Red Poppy?

Offenbach gets a raw deal in recordings considering his talent! For a discussion of this outstanding composer too little recorded: http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,5572.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103821 on: March 10, 2012, 06:07:15 AM »
Festa: Madonna Oyme


Now listening to Disc 09 of this interesting and beautiful box-set. This box is a real treasure trove of great music and performances! :)



Glad you like it. :) And nice to see that the expectation of those here that recommended it came true: it is a set that opens a lot of new doors repertoire-wise while being on the highest standards performance-wise.

Q
Ŕ chacun son goűt.

Offline TheGSMoeller

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103822 on: March 10, 2012, 06:28:29 AM »
Of the major pieces I am only missing the Holiday Symphony, Decoration Day, Spring Cleaning Day, Bring Your Kids to Work Day, April Fool's Day and Redneck Pride Parade Day.


Don't forget Allergy Awareness Day, it calls for a congested choir and pollen thrown from children off-stage.



BTW, visit the Ives page for The Ives of March

Offline SonicMan46

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103823 on: March 10, 2012, 07:58:24 AM »
Bassoon works w/ Sergio Azzolini - re-listening to some recent purchases - love this guy on the Baroque bassoon (left a longer post in the 'Old Musical Instruments' thread for those interested) - :)

 

Offline Mirror Image

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103824 on: March 10, 2012, 08:10:39 AM »
Now:



Listening to Symphony No. 3 "The Camp Meeting". So beautiful.
"I hear the water dreaming..."


Offline Lisztianwagner

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    Classical Music; Wagner, Liszt, Mahler, Beethoven, Rachmaninov, J. Strauss, Tchaikovsky, R.Strauss, Ravel, Sibelius, Chopin, Holst, Prokofiev, Debussy, Respighi, Shostakovich, Janáček and Dvořák. And many more......
Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103825 on: March 10, 2012, 08:53:18 AM »
Gustav Mahler
Symphony No.4


"Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents." - Ludwig van Beethoven

Offline Sergeant Rock

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103826 on: March 10, 2012, 09:01:39 AM »
Ginastera Pampeana No.3 (Pastoral Symphony), Szell conducting the Cleveland Orchestra




Sarge
the phone rings and somebody says,
"hey, they made a movie about
Mahler, you ought to go see it.
he was as f*cked-up as you are."
                               --Charles Bukowski, "Mahler"

Offline Coopmv

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103827 on: March 10, 2012, 09:23:27 AM »
Festa: Super Flumina Babylonis


Apart from the Haydn quartets, my other listening project this week has been the Secret Labyrinth Box. Im making slow progress so far as Im taking the time to re-listen to each Disc a few times before moving on. So far Im really loving what I've heard - the early music bug has bitten me pretty hard!  :D




Until a few years ago, I never knew there were actually so many quality recordings of early music out there ...

Offline PaulR

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103828 on: March 10, 2012, 09:26:12 AM »
First Listen!


Symphony #44 in E Minor

Offline Coopmv

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103829 on: March 10, 2012, 09:29:33 AM »
Now playing CD3 - all Rachmanioff works from the following set for a first listen ...


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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103830 on: March 10, 2012, 09:31:31 AM »
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Such an exquisite set.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103831 on: March 10, 2012, 09:51:14 AM »
Percy Grainger playing Chopin (Sonatas 2 and 3) and Bach Organ Transcriptions

As messed a person as he was, what an incredible pianist!
Do what I must do, and let what must happen happen.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103832 on: March 10, 2012, 10:00:09 AM »
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Such an exquisite set.

Yes its quite amazing, I remember when I bought it, no one on GMG had ever heard of her, let alone buy such a set, so I stopped pushing, and lo and behold after a few months suddenly it came up again, and a lot were singing praises about how wonderful it was. Music walks in mysterious ways. :)

Offline Mirror Image

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103833 on: March 10, 2012, 10:03:21 AM »
Now:



Listening to Symphony No. 4. What a wild ride! 8)
"I hear the water dreaming..."


Online The new erato

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103834 on: March 10, 2012, 10:05:11 AM »
Fine, neoclassical stuff.


Offline Mirror Image

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103835 on: March 10, 2012, 10:05:48 AM »
Fine, neoclassical stuff.



I like David Diamond's music a lot, erato. A fine disc for sure.
"I hear the water dreaming..."


Offline Opus106

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103836 on: March 10, 2012, 10:06:39 AM »
Ives of March seems to be a good time to revisit this work.

Charles Ives
String Quartet No. 1
Emerson String Quartet

Schwetzingen Festival 2009
Regards,
Navneeth

Offline Lisztianwagner

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103837 on: March 10, 2012, 10:16:49 AM »
I'm finishing to listen to the versions of Schumann No.4, for the blind comparison; I look forward to seeing the results. :)
"Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents." - Ludwig van Beethoven

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103838 on: March 10, 2012, 10:20:45 AM »
Commissioned for the orchestra's 40th Anniversary, Dutilleux Cinq Métaboles, Szell conducting the Cleveland Orchestra




Sarge
the phone rings and somebody says,
"hey, they made a movie about
Mahler, you ought to go see it.
he was as f*cked-up as you are."
                               --Charles Bukowski, "Mahler"

Online The new erato

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103839 on: March 10, 2012, 10:20:56 AM »
I'm finishing to listen to the versions of Schumann No.4, for the blind comparison; I look forward to seeing the results. :)
I haven't participated but I'm looking forward to the results indeed.

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