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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #20400 on: March 14, 2008, 11:58:44 PM »


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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #20401 on: March 15, 2008, 01:05:05 AM »
Carlo Gesualdo, (1566-1613)
Madrigali Libro I.
Concerto delle Dame di Ferrera:
Lia Serafini, Angela Bucci, sopranos.
Gabriella Martelacci, Alto.
Makoto Sakurada, Giampaolo Fagotto, Tenors.
Walter Testolin, Bass.
Loredano Gintoli, Harp.
Sergio Vartolo, conductor from the Harpsichord.
Tactus recording 2004.


Another success release, which is well sung, and recorded.
The first in a complete survey of Gesualdo's music.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #20402 on: March 15, 2008, 01:24:40 AM »


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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #20403 on: March 15, 2008, 01:44:32 AM »
Second run

Carlo Gesualdo, (1566-1613)
Madrigali Libro I.
Concerto delle Dame di Ferrera:
Lia Serafini, Angela Bucci, sopranos.
Gabriella Martelacci, Alto.
Makoto Sakurada, Giampaolo Fagotto, Tenors.
Walter Testolin, Bass.
Loredano Gintoli, Harp.
Sergio Vartolo, conductor from the Harpsichord.
Tactus recording 2004.

Another success release, which is well sung, and recorded.
The first in a complete survey of Gesualdo's music.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #20404 on: March 15, 2008, 01:58:50 AM »
Mahler's 9th by Bruno Maderna/BBC SO. An emotional, intense performance which rates close to my favourite recordings. Especially I love the 1st and 4th movements here. It's probably not the most well-played Mahler 9, but it would be my first choice for an alternative approach. But there is an irritating cougher in the audience...

“One good thing about music, when it hits- you feel no pain” Bob Marley

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #20405 on: March 15, 2008, 03:58:30 AM »
Heinrich von Herzogenberg.
Piano Trio No. 1 opus 24 in C minor.
Piano Trio No. 2 opus 36 in D minor.

ATOS Trio.


Immediately Brahms springs to mind when the first notes of the opus 24, fill my room, a hefty Allegro, played as such. This is a passionate performance in which the musicians make a statement towards the emotional strenght of the music. Concentrated, very precise in applying the right amount of stress, and when to subdue into romantic ripples. It takes some adjusting towards the ferocity of these performances, for that it is, and it will take you by surprise many a time. But the impact the music has, and Herzogenberg's own voice, is quite enough to overwhelm you, and Brahms is quickly forgotten by the sheer musicality of both compositions. He goes much further in the emotional realm as Brahms does.
A fine recording, and excellent interpretations.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #20406 on: March 15, 2008, 04:06:27 AM »




Finally an up-to-speed "Hammerklavier" on the right instrument.  :)
HIP for all and all for HIP! Harpsichord for Bach, fortepiano for Beethoven and pianoforte for Brahms!

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #20407 on: March 15, 2008, 05:15:10 AM »
Listening to Lorrain Hunt Lieberson's Bach Cantatas disk.  My oh my.....just beautiful.


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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #20408 on: March 15, 2008, 05:19:13 AM »
Giuseppe Verdi.

"Don Carlo".
Modena Version 1886.


Richard Margison, as Don Carlos makes quite a impression on me, a fine voice, as is Galina Gorchakova's.
First hearing of course, but so far I like it.
Pity there is no text.

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Re: What are you listening to?
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #20410 on: March 15, 2008, 07:21:44 AM »
Danzi, Franz (1763-1826) - Wind Quintets, Op. 67 w/ the Michael Thompson Wind Quintet - have the other offerings on Naxos w/ these performers in Danzi's Wind Quintets (Op. 56 & 68) (instruments include horn, flute, clarinet, oboe, & bassoon).

Ries, Ferdinand (1784-1838) - Flute Quartets, Op. 145 - pupil of Beethoven (early compositions considered 'in the shadow' of the MASTER!), but Ries was extremely prolific (as the Opus number of these works indicates) - he wrote in most genres; I've got about a half dozen discs of his works, mainly chamber & symphonic compositions - good recommendations in Fanfare (Mar-Apr '08) & MusicWeb:)

 

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #20411 on: March 15, 2008, 07:30:40 AM »
Dave, if Ries is up your street, two CDs of his Piano Concerti on Naxos are an absolutely must. ;)

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #20412 on: March 15, 2008, 08:31:33 AM »
Listening, for the second time, to

Rautavaara, Symphony No. 7 (Vänskä/BIS)

I find it even more beautiful than the first time.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #20413 on: March 15, 2008, 08:43:31 AM »
Shostakovich Symphony no. 4 by Jansons/BRSO. A fine performance of one my favourite DSCH works!

“One good thing about music, when it hits- you feel no pain” Bob Marley

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #20414 on: March 15, 2008, 09:39:58 AM »
Beethoven op.96

I've never heard this violin sonata before. This is a cd Harry generously gave me, and I am very inspired by this piece.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #20415 on: March 15, 2008, 10:02:44 AM »
Dave, if Ries is up your street, two CDs of his Piano Concerti on Naxos are an absolutely must. ;)

Thanks Mark, I'll certainly take a look @ those Naxos offerings; do not have any of Ries PCs yet!  :D

Below are a couple of highly recommended discs from the recent issue of Fanfare:

Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel (1875-1912) - English composer w/ an African father who was a physician (and apparently returned to Sierra Leone before his son was born); disc includes 3 works, but the two substantial compositions are the Piano Quintet, Op. 1 & the Clarinet Quintet, Op. 10; he was a student of Charles Stanford @ the Royal College of Music - apparently Stanford felt that Coleridge-Taylor was his 'most gifted' pupil (in the competition were the likes of Arthur Bliss, Frank Bridge, Gustav Holst, and even Ralph Vaughan Williams); played by the wonderful Nash Ensemble - beautiful pieces & my first exposure to this composer who died tragically young from pneumonia!

Hummel, Dussek, & Onslow - Piano Quintets w/ the Nepomuk Fortepiano Quintet; Rilo Fukuda, the keyboardist, plays a different fortepiano for each of these works - about half way through this disc - highly recommended for those into this genre & period!

CLICK on the images for reviews, if interested -  :D

 

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #20416 on: March 15, 2008, 11:00:00 AM »
Tchaikovsky 4 (Karajan)
Brahms Handel Variations (Cliburn)

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #20417 on: March 15, 2008, 11:35:34 AM »
Verdi/Un Ballo in Maschera

Toscanini/NBCSO/1954

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #20418 on: March 15, 2008, 12:09:53 PM »
Dynamite! Beethoven piano concertos no. 3 and 4 by Fleisher/Szell/Cleveland Orchestra. Are the rest of this cycle on the same high level? Now I wonder if I prefer Fleisher/Szell or Annie Fischer/Fricsay for the 3rd concerto.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #20419 on: March 15, 2008, 12:41:27 PM »
Good evening All  :)

listening to this right now :

Olivier