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MN Dave

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Re: What are you listening to?
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #22343 on: April 15, 2008, 07:38:17 PM »
What's your opinion?

I haven't fully absorbed it, but it's definitely a keeper, Don. Thanks very much for recommending it.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #22344 on: April 15, 2008, 07:39:02 PM »
Caught this a bit ago on the radio:

Carl Fruhling: Trio for clarinet, cello & piano in a Op 40
Michael Collins, clarinet
Steven Isserlis, cello
Stephen Hough, piano
RCA 63504

This sounds like something you might enjoy Karl.  Are you familiar with the piece?

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #22345 on: April 15, 2008, 09:55:56 PM »


After watching Vertigo, this is stunningly apt listening!

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #22346 on: April 15, 2008, 10:10:06 PM »
Listening to this:                               From this set:

   

See my earlier comments HERE.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #22347 on: April 15, 2008, 10:12:25 PM »


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 #22348 on: April 15, 2008, 10:53:23 PM »
Oh, great, I'm still up at 2am listening to the terrifying music from Hamlet's poisoning scene. Tomorrow's going to be a looong day ;D

Que, your arrival here should be my alarm clock telling me to go to sleep.  ;D

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #22349 on: April 15, 2008, 11:45:13 PM »
BRAHMS:     String Quintet opus 88

/ Amadeus Quartet, Aronowitz
/ Juilliard Quartet, Trämpler

Brahms first Quintet is one of his most beautiful works, in special the sublime first movement.
In my opinion, no one ever reached the Amadeus, their quiet emotion, the extreme quality of their phrasing.

The Juilliard are not very convincing. Heavy, with a prosaic phrasing - the 2nd theme of the first movement, in the viola, is a good example - and with Trämpler very far from Aronowitz. THe best of their version is the Fugue in the 3rd movement.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #22350 on: April 16, 2008, 12:23:15 AM »
Henry Purcell.
Fantasies for Strings.
Musica Amphion, Pieter Jan Belder.
On period instruments.


A marvelous set of Fantasies, well played and recorded. So far this box is a treasuretrove of excellence.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #22351 on: April 16, 2008, 12:48:28 AM »
Henry Purcell.
Fantasies for Strings.
Musica Amphion, Pieter Jan Belder.
On period instruments.


A marvelous set of Fantasies, well played and recorded. So far this box is a treasuretrove of excellence.

They've got that box in a bookshop I frequent, if you keep on about this you're going to wear me down... :)

Now playing:
Mozart, W A
Symphony no 40
Anima Eterna/Jos van Immerseel




Harry

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #22352 on: April 16, 2008, 01:04:41 AM »
They've got that box in a bookshop I frequent, if you keep on about this you're going to wear me down... :)

Now playing:
Mozart, W A
Symphony no 40
Anima Eterna/Jos van Immerseel





O, buy it, the price is low, and the quality is high throughout, plus the fact that Purcell's music is simply divine food for your soul!
Convinced now? :)

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #22353 on: April 16, 2008, 01:49:10 AM »
Muzio Clementi.
Complete Fortepiano sonatas, Volume II, cd II.
Miscellaneous works.
Costantino Mastroprimiano, fortepiano.


And yet again I return to this music, and with good reason, for it is in all respects a wonderful assessment of the quality Clementi can deliver. In the hands of Mastroprimiano, it becomes a starry heaven with glittering stars. He uses well tuned and gorgeous sounding instruments. You should not pass this music unnoticed, for you will miss out lots of fine compositions by the hands of this master of melody, and harmonious beauty.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #22354 on: April 16, 2008, 02:26:08 AM »
playing:
Mozart, W A
Symphony no 40
Anima Eterna/Jos van Immerseel


And does it meet your expectations?

Q
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #22355 on: April 16, 2008, 03:05:11 AM »


The postman just slipped this through the mail slot. 

Now that I have learned what people like here in UK by making friends with a couple of local fans of cm, I think Egarr here has a winner as far as THEIR taste is concerned.  Oh my this is so moderate, so deliberate, not to mention so discreet. "Sublime," in other words.  ;)  I couldn't share the Hantai WTC with my British friends for fear that they might disapprove of its wild ideas.  Now I know I have a safe choice when it is time to hear Bach together.  ;)


BTW, this was inspired by Que, who might now want to focus on the bargain Beethoven conducted by Immerseel instead.  ::)
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #22356 on: April 16, 2008, 03:40:15 AM »
Caught this a bit ago on the radio:

Carl Fruhling: Trio for clarinet, cello & piano in a Op 40
Michael Collins, clarinet
Steven Isserlis, cello
Stephen Hough, piano
RCA 63504

This sounds like something you might enjoy Karl.  Are you familiar with the piece?

Don't know it, Bill!

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #22357 on: April 16, 2008, 03:41:46 AM »
[ image of the Naxos release of Shostakovich's Hamlet deleted]

After watching Vertigo, this is stunningly apt listening!

Wonderful music, and an equally stunning film, Brian!

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #22358 on: April 16, 2008, 03:59:56 AM »
I'm now on an instant rerun of Symphony no 41.

And does it meet your expectations?

It surpasses them! Exiting, fun and dancable. Surprisingly, to a newbie like me, it reminded me of Beethoven in places, you know, nails and hammers, but in a good way :)

 The outer movements almost made me fall off my chair, just listen to those timpani go twack. >:D And the menuetto made me get up and dance around a little (hope no one saw me  :-[ ;D). If there was a weak spot would be the andante, is suppose it could be more cantabile and, well romantic, but i guess Immerseels point is that this isn't romantic music and it matches, rather than contrasts, the outer movements.

I think I have to listen to this in a pair of good headphones some day, there seems to be interesting stuff going on in the winds even in loud tutti sections.

Now on to the Basson Concerto.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #22359 on: April 16, 2008, 04:20:05 AM »
Glenn Gould and the Julliard Quartet playing the Ode to Napoleon:



If I close my eyes and imagine a guy in drag stripping, I could be in Paris, in the Spring  :D

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he was as f*cked-up as you are."
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