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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103380 on: February 27, 2012, 07:48:37 PM »
Messiaen: Turangalîla Symphon
Riccardo Chailly
Orchestre Royal du Concertgebouw

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103381 on: February 27, 2012, 08:26:00 PM »
MARTINŮ  Serenades
Serenades 1 - 4, Serenade for Chamber Orch., Serenade for violin, viola, cello and 2 clarinets
H. 217,216,218,215,199,334 for anyone who files by catalogue number
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103382 on: February 27, 2012, 08:26:38 PM »
Now:



Listening to Nocturnes. A great performance.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103383 on: February 27, 2012, 10:10:54 PM »
Mixing my listening of Shostakovich symphonies with some other Shostakovich
Chailly and the Philadelphia orchestra :



Highly enjoyable!

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103384 on: February 27, 2012, 10:19:59 PM »
Mixing my listening of Shostakovich symphonies with some other Shostakovich
Chailly and the Philadelphia orchestra :



Highly enjoyable!
Probably my single favorite Shostakovich disc right there.
Offenbach gets a raw deal in recordings considering his talent! For a discussion of this outstanding composer too little recorded: http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,5572.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103385 on: February 28, 2012, 12:56:09 AM »
Brahms Piano Quartet No.2 with the Leopold String Trio and Marc Andre Hamelin. Great music. Wonderful playing.

Offenbach gets a raw deal in recordings considering his talent! For a discussion of this outstanding composer too little recorded: http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,5572.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103386 on: February 28, 2012, 12:59:13 AM »
Well this twofar can be considered as another success in Pieter-Jan Belder's discography. Seldom do I encounter a bad recording by him. Sometimes you will resent his approach, but I am sure there will be no resentment in this case, for the first Volume from The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, will deliver every notion you may have of these works, and if not this will be a marvellous introduction. Performed on two wonderful sounding harpsichords ( Cornelis Bom & Martin Skowroneck) in a most perfect recording 2010, this took my breath away. The grace and breath and presentation in a steady but never hurried pace makes for the feel of being actually transported back in that time, a huge accomplishment I would say.

Works by: John Bull, Giles Farnaby, Martin Peerson, William Byrd, Peter Philips, Giovanni Picchi, Thomas Tomkins.

Recommended.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103387 on: February 28, 2012, 01:52:52 AM »
Another Brilliant CD that came my way a few weeks ago are chamber works by Anton Wranitzky.

String Quintet in E flat, opus 8. No. 3.
String Sextet, in G.

Ensemble Cordia,
is used by Brilliant for a variety of composers, and shown itself to be a dedicated group of musicians, who play with great integrity. The works on this CD, are not the best works in the genre, a bit flat in expression, and conventional in its outlay. That it is a pleasant passing of your time, is the merit of these musicians. Not really a necessary investment though. The recording is excellent. Another quibble I have is the duration of this disc, just 49 minutes, surely another work could have been recorded.


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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103388 on: February 28, 2012, 02:08:59 AM »
Haydn: String Quartet No. 17 In Bb Major, Op. 9/5, H 3/23


I've been listening to this new set most of the day and now up to Disc 5 - also almost finished ripping the set to iTunes which is a tedious process with such a large box!.
This set is certainly better than my old Aeolian Quartet set of the works both in performance and the quality of the sound which is first rate!.
Overall I am very happy with my new purchase and think it will give me a lot of listening pleasure :)



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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103389 on: February 28, 2012, 02:10:26 AM »
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(the SACD version)

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103390 on: February 28, 2012, 02:35:16 AM »
Haydn String Quartet C minor op.17/4 played by the Auryn Quartet




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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103391 on: February 28, 2012, 02:37:06 AM »
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(the SACD version)
I've always enjoyed this one tremendously. Does the SACD add much? The sound was already pretty good I thought.
Offenbach gets a raw deal in recordings considering his talent! For a discussion of this outstanding composer too little recorded: http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,5572.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103392 on: February 28, 2012, 03:02:19 AM »
Haydn String Quartet G major op.17/5 played by the Auryn Quartet


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."
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103393 on: February 28, 2012, 03:13:56 AM »
You could safely say that Paganini raised the standard of the Violin technique to levels previously imaginable, and for many musicians a inspiration to follow. His Violin concertos are the main focus for music lovers all over the world. but he also wrote String quartets, well, essentially the melody line is for the first Violin, and other strings. ;D. Although Paganini is less adventurous then, lets say Mozart, his SQ are nevertheless of a melodious and musical quality that will give as much pleasure as his Violin concerti.  The structure, phrasing and changes in harmony point directly to the mastery of Mozart. The Amati Ensemble is by all means up to the task, they play beautifully and in a very alert manner,  with some fine counterpoint. No drama here, but essentially happy tunes. It is recorded in a church nearby my home ( Fransum) and the sound is top notch!
I urge you to try them, it will give you many a happy moment when most needed.


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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103394 on: February 28, 2012, 03:17:38 AM »
KLAVIERSTÜCKE I–IV  (7:11)

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103395 on: February 28, 2012, 03:29:27 AM »
Haydn String Quartet D major op.17/6 played by the Auryn Quartet


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 #103396 on: February 28, 2012, 03:43:16 AM »
Again:
Neujahrskonzert 1989


Kleiber and the Wiener Philharmoniker are absolutely amazing here, the concert is incredibly beautiful and brilliant! ;D
I listened to the Bauern-Polka so many times in a row yesterday evening that now I can't get this piece out from my head....
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103397 on: February 28, 2012, 03:46:27 AM »
SAXOPHONE and bongo (5:12)
(from COURSE OF THE YEARS)

PICCOLO (2:53)
for saxophone with geisha bell
(from COURSE OF THE YEARS)

KNABENDUETT (BOY'S DUET) (4:14)
for 2 soprano saxophones
(from MICHAEL’S HOME-COMING)




http://www.stockhausencds.com/Stockhausen_Edition_CD78.htm
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103398 on: February 28, 2012, 03:50:18 AM »


Prokofiev: 2nd piano concerto - Ashkenazy, Kondrashin. Hall of Fame LP.

Not my favoured (like Krainev and Yundi Li), but a good one, though in rather poor mono. Predates Ashkenazy/Previn on decca, is slightly livelier.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #103399 on: February 28, 2012, 03:54:54 AM »
Byrd - My Ladye Nevells Booke
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