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Mark

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #13900 on: November 18, 2007, 05:06:34 PM »
Currently listening to the sound of my cat snoring on the sofa behind me. A sure indication that I should be doing likewise ... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #13901 on: November 18, 2007, 05:09:07 PM »
Currently listening to the sound of my cat snoring on the sofa behind me. A sure indication that I should be doing likewise ... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
That's one loud cat!

Ricci got through the third study well, but with the fourth comes more reminders that this Ernst piece is maybe the hardest piece for violin that I've heard since ... well ... being born.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #13902 on: November 18, 2007, 05:21:52 PM »

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #13903 on: November 18, 2007, 05:22:21 PM »
Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst
Six Polyphonic Studies for Solo Violin

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How is it possible for humans to play this!??!
not that Ruggiero Ricci really can

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #13904 on: November 18, 2007, 05:26:58 PM »
Szabelski...... i have his music, and you don't!!!! nani nani boo booooooooooooooooooo  :) $:) :) $:)

seriously an overlooked composer....... if you like Norgard and Gorecki, you'd like him, he's like a combo of the two.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #13905 on: November 18, 2007, 05:31:31 PM »
:o

How is it possible for humans to play this!??!
not that Ruggiero Ricci really can
maybe lots of double stops w/simultaneous pizzicato......?

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #13906 on: November 18, 2007, 05:42:13 PM »
maybe lots of double stops w/simultaneous pizzicato......?
+ arpeggios with simultaneous pizzicato
+ melodic lines with simultaneous pizzicato
+ other things for which I do not know the words

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #13907 on: November 18, 2007, 05:44:58 PM »
Ives: Symphony #4 Litton/Dallas Symphony Orchestra

I like this CD so far....

greg

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #13908 on: November 18, 2007, 05:49:29 PM »
+ arpeggios with simultaneous pizzicato
+ melodic lines with simultaneous pizzicato
+ other things for which I do not know the words
maybe the guy whistles and hums fuguing tunes?

or maybe there is secretly a recording of another violin behind the guy, but nobody knows except for the performer, like in Berio's Oboe Sequenza....

sounds fishy  $:)

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #13909 on: November 18, 2007, 06:16:39 PM »
Ives: Central Park in the Dark Litton/Dallas Symphony Orchestra

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #13910 on: November 18, 2007, 07:32:14 PM »
Love 'em George.  Absolutely love 'em.  I am missing 4 cds (sets) to complete their run of Haydn Quartets.
Op. 76
Op. 9
Op. 1,2,42,and 103
Seven Last Words of Christ

Each of these four cd sets are pretty pricey, but I really should finish them off. 

If you want their complete run of Haydn's Quartets you can grab them in one swoop for about $240 (that's 23 discs worth of music).

No, I got all but the one's you don't have, (believe it or not.)  :o

I got them recently in a big trip to New Jersey.  8)

Lilas Pastia

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« Reply #13911 on: November 18, 2007, 07:40:21 PM »
Chamber music by Krzysztof Meyer (Clarinet Quintet), Lutoslawski (String Quartet) and Penderecki (String quartets 1 and 2). The Meyer work (1986) is very approachable and I enjoyed it at once. It's a long work, lasting almost 40 minutes, cast in the classic 4 movement structure. At once lyrical and questing, it doesn't strive to make a statement.

This is definitely not the case with the other works, written some 20 years before (all three quartets date from the sixties). One has the feeling that they aim to confront. They are acerbic and bizarre in both sound and structure. Lots of 'insect music', pizzicati galore and sundry weird effects. I took to the Penderecki works more readily than the Lutoslawski, although I had already had another recording of that work (Alban Berg). Reacquainting myself with it didn't make it more palatable. I found more posturing than a genuine desire to communicate.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #13912 on: November 18, 2007, 07:51:57 PM »
The Chanson boheme from Carmen - transcribed for piano by Moritz Moszkowski and performed by Seta Tanyel
I really might have to invest in this glorious series of performances!

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    probably something somebody somewhere is snickering at...wait, Schoenberg! Definitely Schoenberg! (And, let's see, does he have a disciple or two...)...
Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #13913 on: November 18, 2007, 08:46:22 PM »



Veit Bach-a baker who found his greatest pleasure in a little cittern which he took with him even into the mill and played while the grinding was going on. In this way he had a chance to have the rhythm drilled into him. And this was the beginning of a musical inclination in his descendants. JS Bach

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #13914 on: November 18, 2007, 08:48:27 PM »
There will never be another era like the Golden Age of Hollywood.  We didn't know how to blow up buildings then so we had no choice but to tell great stories with great characters.-Ben Mankiewicz

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #13915 on: November 18, 2007, 09:27:00 PM »


 And by the end, I could only conclude that, on its own terms at least, this performance works.

But please bear in mind that, on their own terms, small and large crimes also work quite admirably. I concur that Helfgott is fascinating and certainly opens your mind, but those are backhanded compliments for sure, and the guy isn't really holding it together technically or mentally. IMO it's definitely a more emotional and emotive performance than either Wild or Hough (this guy is stone cold IMO). Have you heard the Sokolov live performance? Or the live Gilels? Now those are blazing Russian performances worth hearing.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #13916 on: November 18, 2007, 11:33:04 PM »
Yes, we have no bananas

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #13917 on: November 18, 2007, 11:56:04 PM »


Souvenir de Florence
Yes, we have no bananas

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #13918 on: November 19, 2007, 12:32:01 AM »
Tchaikovsky: Eugene Oneguin (Levine).

Wagner: Lohengrin (Abbado) ~listening to this for the first time.

Foulds: World Requiem ~from the mp3s that Thom so kindly shared with us. I'm definitely getting the Chandos recording when it becomes available (hope it's on SACD). Too bad none of my other Foulds CDs is with me at the moment...

Mark

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #13919 on: November 19, 2007, 12:48:10 AM »
But please bear in mind that, on their own terms, small and large crimes also work quite admirably. I concur that Helfgott is fascinating and certainly opens your mind, but those are backhanded compliments for sure, and the guy isn't really holding it together technically or mentally. IMO it's definitely a more emotional and emotive performance than either Wild or Hough (this guy is stone cold IMO).

I completely agree with you, and though I didn't phrase my thoughts as succinctly as you have, I'm totally with you on the part I've emboldened. And yes, 'fascinating' is the right word. ;)