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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #110940 on: June 22, 2012, 12:11:17 AM »
Shostakovich: Violin Sonata, Op. 134


The works on this Disc are relentlessly gloomy but an interesting listen nonetheless!  ;D
This one is a good performance and I dont really mind it being a live recording so much!






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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #110941 on: June 22, 2012, 12:32:26 AM »



The piano trio and 2nd SQ discs (both include works by Haydn, Mozart & Beethoven) from here - wonderful performances.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #110942 on: June 22, 2012, 01:01:02 AM »
A disc which deserves all attention is this release from Brilliant that was put on the market quite unnoticed. That sometimes happens to outstanding releases. This is one of them. Not until I listened to some samples did I realize what beauty was there for the picking. The debut album of Le Tendre Amour, a group of excellent singers and musicians, that makes English music sound like a lot of fun, a sort of all seasons kind of experience. I urge ya all to sample it. It easily goes to my top 10 this year, although its rather crowded up there. Excellent booklet, with full texts.

Nina Akerblom, Soprano.
Sebastien Perrin, Traverso.
Adriana Alcaide, Violin.
Katy Elkin, Oboe.
Lixsania Fernandez, Viola da Gamba.
Krishnasol Jimenez, Theorba & Guitar.
Esteban Mazer Harpsichord.



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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #110943 on: June 22, 2012, 02:02:37 AM »
Haven't been listening so much lately; partly because of a bit of work related travel combined with tons of thing to do before summer vacation (going to Baden-Baden and Alsace); partly because of the fact that we had to put down our very dear, 16 year old border collie a few days ago has left me with little appetite for anything but the most necessary activities. Still; this now is sounding very fine and pretty colorful and interesting:


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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #110944 on: June 22, 2012, 02:04:09 AM »
Shostakovich Symphony #4 C minor op.43, Kondrashin conducting the Staatskapelle Dresden




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 #110945 on: June 22, 2012, 02:29:56 AM »
Hammer blows and cowbells have resounded in my ears since last evening; I need some different music.....

Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony No.10



 ;D

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #110946 on: June 22, 2012, 02:32:37 AM »
Hammer blows and cowbells have resounded in my ears since last evening; I need some dofferent music.....
That's as dofferent as they come!

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #110947 on: June 22, 2012, 02:34:59 AM »



I like this. Romantic and pretty easy listening; pretty. Alfven fans should gobble this up.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #110948 on: June 22, 2012, 02:37:39 AM »
"Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents." - Ludwig van Beethoven

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #110949 on: June 22, 2012, 02:46:01 AM »
Lovely.



A luxuriantly rich Fifth! (I cannot answer for The Lark, which was omitted from the complete symphonies set, though I make no doubt 'tis a lovely bird, as well.)

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #110950 on: June 22, 2012, 02:53:22 AM »
Stravinsky : Monumentum / Mass / Symphonie De Psaumes (there's also some Bach)
Philippe Herreweghe



A nice program of works, well done.

 :)

Marvelous, indeed.  For all that several other Stravinsky works are much more typical, I think this disc's program would a great entrée for a newbie.  I can readily see why the «Vom Himmel hoch» canonic variations engaged him.  And you might almost have said also some Bach & Gesualdo . . . there is a little fresh composing done in the Monumentum, but largely it is a matter of scoring, as with the Bach.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #110951 on: June 22, 2012, 03:13:57 AM »
Bartok Piano Concerto #1, Rudolf Serkin, piano, George Szell conducting the Cleveland Orchestra (not the LA based Columbia Symphony - that was part of a shabby deal the Cleveland had to accept: recording under a different name):




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 #110952 on: June 22, 2012, 03:17:45 AM »
(not the LA based Columbia Symphony - that was part of a shabby deal the Cleveland had to accept: recording under a different name)

Those were weird days (or, the weirdness of those days is different to our own contemporary weirdness). I've read now that in a TV show which was sponsored by Ford, the Chrysler building was airbrushed out (or whatever the '50s low-tech equivalent was) of the New York skyline.
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[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
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His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #110953 on: June 22, 2012, 03:20:59 AM »
Those were weird days (or, the weirdness of those days is different to our own contemporary weirdness). I've read now that in a TV show which was sponsored by Ford, the Chrysler building was airbrushed out (or whatever the '50s low-tech equivalent was) of the New York skyline.
Something they obviously learnt from Stalins Politburo.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #110954 on: June 22, 2012, 03:33:23 AM »
Well, of course we were allies in The Great Patriotic War . . . .
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #110955 on: June 22, 2012, 03:36:51 AM »
Again . . . this could be a candidate for the Listen-to-Destruction Test (© by the dear, departed bobbsey):

Дмитри Дмитриевич [ Dmitri Dmitriyevich (Shostakovich) ]
Symphony № 4 in c minor, Op.43
National Symphony
Мстислав Леопольдович [ Mstislav Leopoldovich (Rostropovich) ]


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[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
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His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #110956 on: June 22, 2012, 03:45:44 AM »
I was digging through my collection of vinyl soundtracks this afternoon and was surprised to find John Williams Missouri Breaks (a Nicholson/Brando movie). It must be 25, 30 years since I last listened to it:




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 #110957 on: June 22, 2012, 04:02:10 AM »
Oh, the Gurnerator's gotcha! : )
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
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[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
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His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #110958 on: June 22, 2012, 04:19:39 AM »
Again . . . this could be a candidate for the Listen-to-Destruction Test (© by the dear, departed bobbsey):

Дмитри Дмитриевич [ Dmitri Dmitriyevich (Shostakovich) ]
Symphony № 4 in c minor, Op.43
National Symphony
Мстислав Леопольдович [ Mstislav Leopoldovich (Rostropovich) ]




Gracious heavens! But this recording is threatening to become my favorite account of this symphony . . . .

(It'll kill Jens
: )
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
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Boston MA
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[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #110959 on: June 22, 2012, 04:26:04 AM »
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