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Offline Opus106

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #102840 on: February 27, 2012, 01:22:27 AM »
Mackerras and Mozart are really quite delightful - a good match (which also means I will probably cave in and get his Tito after all). Listening to symphonies 14-18. I really wish I had gotten this (Telarc) set when it was less than $20. I have a number of the earlier symphonies with Mackerras, and each disc is excellent. I would think that both HIP and non-HIP would enjoy these too. It's a nice middle ground.

I wouldn't mind if some of repeats were taken off. 0:)
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #102841 on: February 27, 2012, 01:36:44 AM »
I wouldn't mind if some of repeats were taken off. 0:)
Sacrilege! They will take away your posting privileges with too many comments like that! :)
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #102842 on: February 27, 2012, 01:50:07 AM »
Yesterday I continued my Shostakovich listening with symphony 7 and 8 with Haitink. I really liked these two symphonies!
Also I saw some talking about Martinon in Debussy, so I hade to listened to these beautiful performances. I have this EMI box with 8 CD with both Debussy and Ravel, and it's just great. I listened to La Mer and Nocturnes, and will continue with some more today.



Yess!  I too am listening to that set at the moment. CD1.  It has great sound and even better music!   :D
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #102843 on: February 27, 2012, 02:05:14 AM »
Haydn String Quartet B minor op.64/2 played by the Quatuor Mosaďques




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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #102844 on: February 27, 2012, 02:09:13 AM »
Sacrilege! They will take away your posting privileges with too many comments like that! :)

If I keep repeating about the repeats?

Thread duty: Giving Sarge company with another B minor: Op. 33/1. QM.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #102845 on: February 27, 2012, 02:50:51 AM »
What one could say about these recordings, and what I think is, that the performances are laid back easy going affairs. No hurry, almost at times lethargic, to little flexibility, a bit square even. You can hear that especially in the Overtures. If already sleepy, this will throw you over the rim. Technically well done, bit a tad boring nevertheless. This was the case with Volume I & II also, so I think I give up of what is still in the oven. Sound is okay!

Overture Concerto in D major for violin and Strings & BC. TWV 55:D 14 & in A major, TWV 55:A 7.
Violin concerto in G major for 2 Violins, Strings & BC. TWV 52:G 1.




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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #102846 on: February 27, 2012, 03:30:12 AM »
Thread duty: Giving Sarge company with another B minor: Op. 33/1. QM.

Sounds good to me. I'll join you: Haydn String Quartet B minor op.33/1




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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."
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #102847 on: February 27, 2012, 03:52:11 AM »

Bruckner: Symphony #8I am always so moved and in awe of these Dohnanyi/Cleveland performances and find myself reaching for these before others.

That's a fabulous set.  Dohnanyi's 8th is a permanent member of my personal Hit List, and the pairing with the 3rd works brilliantly (as it does also for Szell...) :D





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 #102848 on: February 27, 2012, 05:00:42 AM »
Anton Bruckner
Symphony No.8


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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #102849 on: February 27, 2012, 05:51:21 AM »
John Adams Doctor Atomic Symphony David Robertson conducting the Saint Louis




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 #102850 on: February 27, 2012, 06:14:30 AM »
Langgaard Symphony #9 "From the Town of Queen Dagmar" Stupel conducting the Artur Rubinstein 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 #102851 on: February 27, 2012, 06:33:25 AM »
A beautiful Violin concerto, well written, melodious, and rewarding in every musical aspect. The performance is superb, as is the recording.


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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #102852 on: February 27, 2012, 06:40:01 AM »



(not at the same time)

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #102853 on: February 27, 2012, 06:46:51 AM »

(not at the same time)
Probably best to listen separately  ;)

How's that Lewis Schubert? He is certainly a great Schubertian, judging by D784 & D958, and a live recording of D899.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #102854 on: February 27, 2012, 06:49:25 AM »
I have two of her other recordings, of which I would suggest this one to you.  The contemporary work, by Lasser, is the highlight for me, but she does a pretty good job with the other works on the program.

I agree entirely about the Lasser. http://www.weta.org/oldfmblog/?p=2127

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B. Bartók
Violin Concertos, Viola Concerto
James Ehnes / G.Noseda / BBC Philharmonic

Chandos

(After loving A.Steinbacher's recording of these, I'm interested if Ehnes/Noseda can match that. So far it's very good, but not as immediately, notably outstanding as Steinbacher.)

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #102855 on: February 27, 2012, 07:13:15 AM »




Sarge

Haha! Love it, always knew Homer had good taste.  ;)

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #102856 on: February 27, 2012, 07:15:58 AM »
Robert Simpson Symphony #7 (1977), Handley conducting the Royal Liverpool




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 #102857 on: February 27, 2012, 07:16:32 AM »
This is great fun!!!!!!

CD I


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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #102858 on: February 27, 2012, 07:21:16 AM »


Anatol Ugorski, piano

This set is being better than I recalled, specially because of the strong structural sense of Ugorski.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #102859 on: February 27, 2012, 08:02:05 AM »
How's that Lewis Schubert? He is certainly a great Schubertian, judging by D784 & D958, and a live recording of D899.

Not to mince words, superb. Phrasing, articulation, coloring, everything feels perfect. I find it to be one of the best Schubert recitals of recent years (and I think it surpasses his already excellent previous Schubert disc of D.959 & 960 - which  I will listen to again one of these days, it's been a while).

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