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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #102920 on: February 25, 2012, 01:40:53 AM »
That I usually prefer the work played with a bit more bite.

Which recordings, in your opinion, contain more bite? Thanks. (You know searching for one member's posts (yours) in a single thread (AoF thread) is no easy task in GMG. :))
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #102921 on: February 25, 2012, 01:46:13 AM »
I just reread the Top Violin Concerto thread which reminded me of the long, uh... "disagreement" (over time and many threads) Bunny and I had about Mutter's Mozart. It's a beautiful Saturday morning--warm and sunny: perfect for a bit of Mozart. The A major K.219, Mutter playing and conducting the London Philharmonic:




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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"

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #102922 on: February 25, 2012, 01:53:46 AM »
This is a recording which should be in every ones collection, for it is worthwhile in many respects. A unknown composer, he was a Franciscan monk, with a extraordinary talent for the Cello, but also for the Organ, and besides that he composed a lot of choral works for Church. The suites on this disc are of a ethereal beauty, which so much small scale intensity in the notes, that it touches my heart many a time. He is not lost in fancy writing, but composes carefully in loving strides. It breaths a restful atmosphere and alights the room with a warmth that caresses your heart. Carefully researched and performed, by musicians that clearly loved the project. Played on authentic instruments or good copies of them, respecting the performance practice of those days, this also unknown ensemble gives us a excellent impression of the music, and its time. Perfect recording too, and the price is consumer friendly, so I say go for it, it might give you a lot of pleasure, as it did me!

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #102923 on: February 25, 2012, 02:15:36 AM »
BEETHOVEN:     Piano Sonata n. 26 opus 81A              / Wilhelm Backhaus

This sonata has a large number of excellent versions.
My favorites are those of Backhaus, powerful and with the usual cohesion, Friedrich Gulda, more dynamic, and Rudolf Serkin, live in New York, not as perfect as the other two but more aggressive and dramatic.

Other remarkable versions: Alfred Brendel, Bruno Leonardo Gelber (sublime 2nd movement), Nelson Freire, Emil Gilels.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #102924 on: February 25, 2012, 02:16:56 AM »
Is the Luccari on period instruments, Harry? :)

As for myself, yes why not follow up with the newly acquired disc with the pretty cover, showcasing that rare but beautiful instrument - the viola d'amore! :) The ideal disc for our Sonic Dave, I would think... :)



BIBER: Partia VII for 2 violas d'amore & b.c.
HUBERTY: Aria for soprano & viola d'amore "Un ruisselet bien clair"; Duetto for 2 violas d'amore
J. C. GANSPECK: Aria for soprano, 2 violas d'amore & b.c. ; Maria schönste Bluemen zirt"
ARIOSTI: Cantata for solo voice, viola d'amore & b.c. "Pur al fin gentil Viola"
W. GANSPECKH: Partita for 2 violas d'amore & b.c.

EDIT: the contributions of the to me new soprano Monika Mauch are wonderful! :)

PS No matter how beautiful those cardboard Winter & Winter cases look, the slot that keeps the CD can actually scratch it! :o What I do is slide the disc carefully out and keep it in a paper sleeve folded into the case.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #102925 on: February 25, 2012, 02:27:31 AM »
Prokofiev Violin Concerto #2 G minor, Previn conducting Mullova and the Royal Philharmonic




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"

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #102926 on: February 25, 2012, 02:33:09 AM »
Rosenberg Violin concerto nr2
Interesting..


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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #102927 on: February 25, 2012, 02:45:05 AM »
Is the Luccari on period instruments, Harry? :)

As for myself, yes why not follow up with the newly acquired disc with the pretty cover, showcasing that rare but beautiful instrument - the viola d'amore! :) The ideal disc for our Sonic Dave, I would think... :)



BIBER: Partia VII for 2 violas d'amore & b.c.
HUBERTY: Aria for soprano & viola d'amore "Un ruisselet bien clair"; Duetto for 2 violas d'amore
J. C. GANSPECK: Aria for soprano, 2 violas d'amore & b.c. ; Maria schönste Bluemen zirt"
ARIOSTI: Cantata for solo voice, viola d'amore & b.c. "Pur al fin gentil Viola"
W. GANSPECKH: Partita for 2 violas d'amore & b.c.

EDIT: the contributions of the to me new soprano Monika Mauch are wonderful! :)

PS No matter how beautiful those cardboard Winter & Winter cases look, the slot that keeps the CD can actually scratch it! :o What I do is slide the disc carefully out and keep it in a paper sleeve folded into the case.

Q

Zuccari is on period instruments Que!

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #102928 on: February 25, 2012, 03:18:28 AM »
Havergal Brian Symphony #18 (1961), Friend conducting the BBC Scottish SO




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"

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #102929 on: February 25, 2012, 04:18:11 AM »
Weber Overtures: Abu Hassan, and Der Beherrsher der Geister, Horst Stein conducting the Vienna Phil




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"

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #102930 on: February 25, 2012, 05:18:20 AM »
This is a recording which should be in every ones collection, for it is worthwhile in many respects. A unknown composer, he was a Franciscan monk, with a extraordinary talent for the Cello, but also for the Organ, and besides that he composed a lot of choral works for Church. The suites on this disc are of a ethereal beauty, which so much small scale intensity in the notes, that it touches my heart many a time. He is not lost in fancy writing, but composes carefully in loving strides. It breaths a restful atmosphere and alights the room with a warmth that caresses your heart. Carefully researched and performed, by musicians that clearly loved the project. Played on authentic instruments or good copies of them, respecting the performance practice of those days, this also unknown ensemble gives us a excellent impression of the music, and its time. Perfect recording too, and the price is consumer friendly, so I say go for it, it might give you a lot of pleasure, as it did me!



What time period, Harry?

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #102931 on: February 25, 2012, 05:28:47 AM »
I know I'm not inventing the wheel, but I need to say it: what a freaking-mighty-fine-gipsy-fiddler was Jascha Heifetz!



The sensitive poet (Heifetz) "against" the well lubricated war machine (Munch/BSO), particularly in Beethoven; well, not properly "against", but really in perfect dialogue with. Good sound quality in the remastered version included here:



CD 06:
Beethoven - Concerto in D, Op. 61 (Rec. in 1955)
Mendelsohnn - Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 (Rec. in 1959)

Jascha Heifetz, violin
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charles Munch, conductor

 8)
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #102932 on: February 25, 2012, 06:11:11 AM »

Ullmann Piano Sonatas 1-4
Edith Kraus

Ullmann Piano Sonatas 5-7
Radoslav Kvapil

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #102933 on: February 25, 2012, 06:25:04 AM »
Another RCA Living Stereo release:





CD 26:
César Franck - Symphony in D Minor [Rec. in 1961]
Igor Stravinsky - Pétrouchka [Rec. in 1959]

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Pierre Monteux, conductor

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #102934 on: February 25, 2012, 06:25:12 AM »
Havergal Brian Violin Concerto, Friend conducting the BBC Scottish SO




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"

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #102935 on: February 25, 2012, 07:00:51 AM »
What time period, Harry?

1694-1788.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #102936 on: February 25, 2012, 07:09:04 AM »
What did he have for breakfast, Harry? ;D J/K

Thread Duty:

A re-run from last night

Thread Duty: Friday Night Rites - Chung leads the French Radio Phil. Orch. in the Rite of Spring. At the Théâtre du Châtelet, March '09.
Regards,
Navneeth

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #102937 on: February 25, 2012, 07:16:46 AM »
What did he have for breakfast, Harry? ;D J/K



I haven't the foggiest idea Navneeth ;D ;D ;D

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #102938 on: February 25, 2012, 07:33:30 AM »
Mozart Piano Concerto #9 E flat major K.271, Gardiner conducting Bilson and the English Baroque Soloists




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"

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #102939 on: February 25, 2012, 07:33:59 AM »


Available in various guises, but this is the one I have. :)

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