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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125700 on: February 15, 2013, 12:27:24 PM »
Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony No.4




Most interesting timing, Ilaria! Just finished listening to:

Дмитри Дмитриевич [ Dmitri Dmitriyevich (Shostakovich) ]
Симфония № 4 c-moll, соч. 43 [ Symphony № 4 in c minor, Opus 43 ]
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125701 on: February 15, 2013, 12:30:39 PM »
Bummer! A replacement on the way, I hope?

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125702 on: February 15, 2013, 12:34:37 PM »
Time to revisit a favorite set:



I still owe DavidW huge for directing me to this run many moons ago.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125703 on: February 15, 2013, 12:58:14 PM »
Most interesting timing, Ilaria! Just finished listening to:

Дмитри Дмитриевич [ Dmitri Dmitriyevich (Shostakovich) ]
Симфония № 4 c-moll, соч. 43 [ Symphony № 4 in c minor, Opus 43 ]
National Symphony Orchestra
Мстислав Леопольдович [ Mstislav Leopoldovich (Rostropovich) ]


Quite so! :)
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125704 on: February 15, 2013, 02:29:53 PM »
It certainly is. And probably just a stock photo someone pulled to slap on this disc. "Looks Mozartish enough". Unless there's a connection between the concertos (or a dedication) and Esterháza that I'm not aware of.

Thank you.  Rather unexpected, since the Hogwoodians actually posed for the cover on the steps---

No, they didn't.  I had enough sense to go look at the cover of the Hogwood box, and realized that, while the building color and general style are very similar, it's not the same building, and my memory last night was false. (For one thing, the Hogwood photo has a bunch of cherubs running through the stairway decorations.)   The box gives no indication of the place, but I would assume its locale was Salzburg or similar.  (or Bath, but I don't remember seeing any buildings very much like that one in size during my very brief encounter with Bath).

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125705 on: February 15, 2013, 03:43:43 PM »



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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125706 on: February 15, 2013, 03:55:18 PM »
I love this thread.


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This recording definitely deserves more exposition.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125707 on: February 15, 2013, 04:27:12 PM »
Thank you.  Rather unexpected, since the Hogwoodians actually posed for the cover on the steps---

No, they didn't.  I had enough sense to go look at the cover of the Hogwood box, and realized that, while the building color and general style are very similar, it's not the same building, and my memory last night was false. (For one thing, the Hogwood photo has a bunch of cherubs running through the stairway decorations.)   The box gives no indication of the place, but I would assume its locale was Salzburg or similar.  (or Bath, but I don't remember seeing any buildings very much like that one in size during my very brief encounter with Bath).


Oh, that totally is Esterhaza on the Hogwood box. You weren't mistaken the first time. The cherubs are there... the iron-working is the same... if you compare that to other pictures, it's more obvious. Did they record there?

For a while I thought it was Schoenbrunn, but it's definitely Esterhaza.

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bloody brilliant, and i almost hate to say that.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125708 on: February 15, 2013, 06:27:25 PM »


Symphony No. 4.  Haven't listened to this in quite a while, and WOW, it's blowing me away. Magnificent.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125709 on: February 15, 2013, 07:03:28 PM »
Oh, that totally is Esterhaza on the Hogwood box. You weren't mistaken the first time. The cherubs are there... the iron-working is the same... if you compare that to other pictures, it's more obvious. Did they record there?

For a while I thought it was Schoenbrunn, but it's definitely Esterhaza.

The box only gives copyright dates, and nothing I can see about recording dates or venues.  There is a relatively long essay serving as the liner notes, in which I see no mention of Esterhaza or its owners.  Of course, I've got the Italian version, so perhaps the language gap made me miss something.

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Die Walküre
V.Gergiev / Mariinsky /
A.Kampe, J.Kaufmann, R.Pape, N.Stemme

Mariinsky Live SACDs

German link - UK link

bloody brilliant, and i almost hate to say that.


I have to ask: is it worth the price being asked for it.   There are a number of complete Rings running around for less than the price of this one.

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Actually,  it's a pleasant and zippy performance....but if you're looking for something more in these two symphonies, you won't get it from Bell.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125710 on: February 15, 2013, 07:04:26 PM »
Gustav Mahler--Symphony No.3 in D Minor, featuring the New York Philharmonic, mezzo-soprano Martha Lipton, the Women's Chorus of the Schola Cantorum and the Boys' Choir of the Church of the Transfiguration. All are under the direction of Leonard Bernstein.
Anton Bruckner--Symphony No.0 in D Minor, featuring the Wurttemberg Philharmonic Orchestra led by ROberto Paternostro.
Anton Bruckner--Symphony No.9 in D Minor, performed by the Herbert von Karajan led Berliner Philharmoniker.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125711 on: February 15, 2013, 07:43:44 PM »
Now:



Listening to Delius' Idylle de printemps. Very nice performance of a gorgeous work.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125712 on: February 15, 2013, 08:45:13 PM »
If you haven't heard Karl Birger Blomdahl before, and you get round to him, oh boy, are you in for a treat!   0:)

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125713 on: February 15, 2013, 08:48:47 PM »
Staying in G major, Haydn Symphony #3, Hogwood conducting The Academy of Ancient Music




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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125714 on: February 15, 2013, 08:56:57 PM »
Now:



Listening to Variations on a Hungarian Folksong "The Peacock". Thrilling performance of some great music. It's been quite some time since I listened to any of Kodaly's music.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125715 on: February 15, 2013, 09:26:41 PM »
Ludwig Van Beethoven--Symphony No.1 in C Major, Op.21 and Symphony No.3 in E-Flat Major, Op.55 {"Eroica"}, both performed by the Berliner Philharmoniker under Herbert von Karajan.
Ralph Vaughan Williams--Symphony No.2 {"A London Symphony"}, featuring Adrian Boult and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Ralph Vaughan Williams--Symphony No.3 {"A Pastoral Symphony"}, once again with Maestro Boult, this time at the helm of the New Philharmonia Orchestra.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125716 on: February 15, 2013, 09:55:01 PM »
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Listening to always beautiful Violin Sonata. After this, bedtime. :)
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125717 on: February 15, 2013, 09:59:32 PM »

Ricky Wagner
Die Walküre
V.Gergiev / Mariinsky /
A.Kampe, J.Kaufmann, R.Pape, N.Stemme

Mariinsky Live SACDs

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bloody brilliant, and i almost hate to say that.


I have to ask: is it worth the price being asked for it.   There are a number of complete Rings running around for less than the price of this one.

uh-oh... I don't know... at the very least, I can't answer that for anyone else. (What's the asking price, anyway? Four SACDs... can't be a bargain. But then, neither are - presumably - the Janowski recordings on Pentatone.)

What will this be... only the third Ring Cycle on SACD (not counting retro-remasterings like Solti's or Furtwaengler's)? After Haenchen (on Etcetera) and Asher Fish (on Melba)?

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Re: What are you listening to?
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