Selected Music Magazine Subscriptions - Click to see details on Amazon. All sales from these links support your forum.

Author Topic: What were you listening to? (CLOSED)  (Read 4798628 times)

0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.

Offline listener

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 4113
  • Location: 604
Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103360 on: February 27, 2012, 11:33:04 AM »
from a DGG Archiv LP, very German methodical in its organization and classification:
Western Europe from 1650 to 1800: Series BL: at the Court of Louis XIV
F. COUPERIN: Audite omnes, Deus virtutum conventere, Ostende nobis; Sébastien de BROSSARD: Quemadmodum desiderat cervus
Helmut Krebs, tenor   and a 6 member ensemble
on the other side from Series D: music from Couperin up to Rameau:
NAUDOT: Concerto in G for recorder op. 17/5
J-M. LECLAIR: Concerto in C for German Flute, strings & continuo op. 7/3
Hans-Martin Linde, members of the schola Cantorum Basiliensis  ,   August Wenzinger, cond.
These plain-jacket albums look academic and formidable but have some wonderful music on them
and a change:  GLAZUNOV:  Symphony no. 6 in c  op. 58
and later finish the MAHLER 1's with Ozawa and trhe Boston S.O.
USSR Radio and Television Large Symphony Orch.    Vladimir Fedoseyev, cond.   
« Last Edit: February 27, 2012, 12:46:57 PM by listener »

DavidW

  • Guest
Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103361 on: February 27, 2012, 11:42:57 AM »
My new favorite recording which reveals the lie to "Schumann is a poor orchestrator" myth revealing transparency, in this textured, swiftly paced passionate reading of Schumann's 2nd and 4th symphonies... I LOVE IT. 0:)

Dausgaard rocks! :)


Offline madaboutmahler

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 3795
  • MAHLER: THE GREATEST!!!!
    • Daniel Hogan - Composer
  • Location: England
  • Currently Listening to:
    Mahler, Elgar, Ravel, Chopin, Schnittke, Dvorak, Vaughan Williams, Schmitt, Karlowicz, R.Strauss, Prokofiev, Shostakovich....
Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103362 on: February 27, 2012, 11:48:44 AM »
My new favorite recording which reveals the lie to "Schumann is a poor orchestrator" myth revealing transparency, in this textured, swiftly paced passionate reading of Schumann's 2nd and 4th symphonies... I LOVE IT. 0:)

Dausgaard rocks! :)



 :)

Also listening to Schumann 4 but the Sawalisch - I can imagine this winning the 'Blind Comparison' competition.



Looking forward to taking part in and finding out the results of the final round! (which has already prompted me to heavily consider buying the Levine Schumann set!)

"Music is ... A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy"
— Ludwig van Beethoven

Offline Lisztianwagner

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 4867
  • Die Musik ist die Sprache der Leidenschaft.
  • Location: Italy
  • Currently Listening to:
    Classical Music; Wagner, Liszt, Mahler, Beethoven, Rachmaninov, J. Strauss, Tchaikovsky, R.Strauss, Ravel, Sibelius, Nielsen, Chopin, Holst, Brahms, Prokofiev, Debussy, Respighi, Shostakovich and Dvořák. And many more......
Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103363 on: February 27, 2012, 11:49:13 AM »
Have you heard no.4 yet, Ilaria? I love that one so much, especially the scherzo!!!! :D

Good choice with the Mahler by the way! ;)

Yes! :) So far I listened to Symphony No.2, No.4, No.6, No.7 and No.9, those works are absolutely gorgeous!

Thank you, haha :)

Now:
Bauern-Polka op.276

"Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents." - Ludwig van Beethoven

Offline madaboutmahler

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 3795
  • MAHLER: THE GREATEST!!!!
    • Daniel Hogan - Composer
  • Location: England
  • Currently Listening to:
    Mahler, Elgar, Ravel, Chopin, Schnittke, Dvorak, Vaughan Williams, Schmitt, Karlowicz, R.Strauss, Prokofiev, Shostakovich....
Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103364 on: February 27, 2012, 11:52:39 AM »
Yes! :) So far I listened to Symphony No.2, No.4, No.6, No.7 and No.9, those works are absolutely gorgeous!

Thank you, haha :)

Now:
Bauern-Polka op.276



Glad you enjoyed those Simpson symphonies, Ilaria!! I have heard 4, 7 and 8 works, such amazing works!

Hope you enjoyed your Strauss! ;)

On the finale of the Schumann now - and enjoying as much as expected! :)
"Music is ... A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy"
— Ludwig van Beethoven

Offline pi2000

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 231
  • Location: Arad Romania
Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103365 on: February 27, 2012, 12:00:24 PM »
Mozart 20 Firkusny/Bour


Offline Scots John

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 3754
  • My features to be on Sept 19th 2014
    • Facebook
  • Location: Clydebank, Scotland
  • Currently Listening to:
    Digital Media
Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103366 on: February 27, 2012, 12:03:38 PM »
Yes! :) So far I listened to Symphony No.2, No.4, No.6, No.7 and No.9, those works are absolutely gorgeous!
Thank you, haha :)
Now:
Bauern-Polka op.276



I have suddenly become a huge fan of Kleiber.  I hope you are enjoying that disc.  He pulls the music out of thin air...or thick air even.   :D
Dear James MacMillan
I have heard Isobel Gowdies confession, and I thought I would let you know it is very heartfelt, and she is very sorry she was baptized by the Devil in the Scottish Highlands.
Just sayin'...
Scots John

Offline Lisztianwagner

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 4867
  • Die Musik ist die Sprache der Leidenschaft.
  • Location: Italy
  • Currently Listening to:
    Classical Music; Wagner, Liszt, Mahler, Beethoven, Rachmaninov, J. Strauss, Tchaikovsky, R.Strauss, Ravel, Sibelius, Nielsen, Chopin, Holst, Brahms, Prokofiev, Debussy, Respighi, Shostakovich and Dvořák. And many more......
Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103367 on: February 27, 2012, 12:43:21 PM »
Glad you enjoyed those Simpson symphonies, Ilaria!! I have heard 4, 7 and 8 works, such amazing works!

Hope you enjoyed your Strauss! ;)

On the finale of the Schumann now - and enjoying as much as expected! :)

Thank you, Strauss is always amazing! ;D
Robert Simpson is the latest composer I discovered, along with Rautavaara, and his music sounds very beautiful and hauting, I would really like to listen to the whole symphonies set.

I have suddenly become a huge fan of Kleiber.  I hope you are enjoying that disc.  He pulls the music out of thin air...or thick air even.   :D

So glad you like Kleiber, John :) Of course I'm enjoying the disc, I've been a great admirer of him since I listened to the recording of the Neujahrskonzert 1989.
What do you mean, suddenly? ;)
"Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents." - Ludwig van Beethoven

Offline pi2000

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 231
  • Location: Arad Romania
Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103368 on: February 27, 2012, 12:58:15 PM »
Strauss Vier Letzte Lieder  Arroyo-Wand


 :-*

Offline Papy Oli

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 2780
Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103369 on: February 27, 2012, 01:13:28 PM »
Good evening all  :)

Scarlatti Keyboard sonatas - Scott Ross - CD10
K.156 - K.172


Olivier

Offline madaboutmahler

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 3795
  • MAHLER: THE GREATEST!!!!
    • Daniel Hogan - Composer
  • Location: England
  • Currently Listening to:
    Mahler, Elgar, Ravel, Chopin, Schnittke, Dvorak, Vaughan Williams, Schmitt, Karlowicz, R.Strauss, Prokofiev, Shostakovich....
Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103370 on: February 27, 2012, 01:25:18 PM »
Twice:


Dance of the Seven Veils

 ;D
"Music is ... A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy"
— Ludwig van Beethoven

Offline Scots John

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 3754
  • My features to be on Sept 19th 2014
    • Facebook
  • Location: Clydebank, Scotland
  • Currently Listening to:
    Digital Media
Dear James MacMillan
I have heard Isobel Gowdies confession, and I thought I would let you know it is very heartfelt, and she is very sorry she was baptized by the Devil in the Scottish Highlands.
Just sayin'...
Scots John

Offline madaboutmahler

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 3795
  • MAHLER: THE GREATEST!!!!
    • Daniel Hogan - Composer
  • Location: England
  • Currently Listening to:
    Mahler, Elgar, Ravel, Chopin, Schnittke, Dvorak, Vaughan Williams, Schmitt, Karlowicz, R.Strauss, Prokofiev, Shostakovich....
Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103372 on: February 27, 2012, 02:27:42 PM »
Now:



hmmm... Interesting way to end an otherwise quiet evening, with the 'War Dance' on repeat as expected! Maybe I'll go and listen to my violin sonata to calm me down a little! ;) Not long now until Scarlet and I start playing it together! :)
Good night all! :)
"Music is ... A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy"
— Ludwig van Beethoven

Offline Sadko

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 1774
  • Location: Germany
  • Currently Listening to:
    Piano music, Russian music, Mahler, Bruckner
Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103373 on: February 27, 2012, 02:44:27 PM »
Bach

The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I

Pierre Hantai


Offline Wanderer

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 3788
  • Quo non ascendam?
    • Il faut regarder la vie en farce
Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103374 on: February 27, 2012, 03:04:56 PM »
.


Antoine Marchand

  • Guest
Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103375 on: February 27, 2012, 03:06:35 PM »
This excellent recording of the motets:



It includes the usual six motets and - as another recordings - also a seventh motet catalogued as BWV Anh 159, formerly considered spurious, but currently respected as an early original work by JS Bach.

The singing (by the Vocalconsort Berlin - 18 singers: 6S- 4A - 4T - 4B) is perfect and pure enjoyment and very German, accompanied by a discrete continuo.

Highly recommendable.

Offline Sadko

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 1774
  • Location: Germany
  • Currently Listening to:
    Piano music, Russian music, Mahler, Bruckner
Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103376 on: February 27, 2012, 03:34:04 PM »
I switched to:

Brahms

Symphonies 1 & 4

Chicago SO
James Levine


DavidW

  • Guest
Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103377 on: February 27, 2012, 05:30:46 PM »
:)

Also listening to Schumann 4 but the Sawalisch - I can imagine this winning the 'Blind Comparison' competition.



Looking forward to taking part in and finding out the results of the final round! (which has already prompted me to heavily consider buying the Levine Schumann set!)

Ah that would be too bad, I love the sound of the Dresden. :)

I haven't even started the listening yet for the final round! :D

Offline Bogey

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 11479
  • Location: Colorado
  • Currently Listening to:
    Ramping up some monstrous and groovy themes.
Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103378 on: February 27, 2012, 07:20:41 PM »
:)

Also listening to Schumann 4 but the Sawalisch - I can imagine this winning the 'Blind Comparison' competition.



Looking forward to taking part in and finding out the results of the final round! (which has already prompted me to heavily consider buying the Levine Schumann set!)

Like a lush Napa Valley Cab.  Wonderful recording.  Would not make it the only one on the shelf, but it should be amongst the pickings.

Offline nesf

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 507
  • Location: Ireland
  • Currently Listening to:
    Beethoven, Prokofiev, Sibelius, Haydn, Mozart, Mahler, Bruckner, Dvorak
Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103379 on: February 27, 2012, 07:48:37 PM »
Messiaen: Turangalîla Symphon
Riccardo Chailly
Orchestre Royal du Concertgebouw

My favourite words in classical: "Molto vivace"

Yes, I'm shallow.

Buying Music From Amazon?
Please consider using these links. A small percentage of every sale using these links is passed on to GMG and helps keep this forum online.
Amazon US
Amazon Canada
Amazon UK