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Offline mc ukrneal

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125680 on: February 15, 2013, 06:48:47 AM »
Afternoon, Harry, Sarge, and Neal!

First-listen Friday (these recordings for The Lark Ascending and Tallis Fantasia)
Another part of the recent order arrived today.

Vaughan Williams
Toward the Unknown Region, for chorus & orchestra
Partita for double string orchestra
Concerto grosso
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Romance in D flat for harmonica with strings and pianoforte
The Lark Ascending
Magnificat
Fantasia (quasi variazione) on the Old 104th Psalm Tune



Good afternoon! A nice mix of works you got there...
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125681 on: February 15, 2013, 06:54:03 AM »
Good afternoon! A nice mix of works you got there...
Yes, a very enjoyable collection indeed. The Romance for harmonica, strings and piano is a cool little piece - I don't think I've ever before heard (of) harmonica in classical music.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125682 on: February 15, 2013, 07:52:10 AM »
CD 1 from this set.

Organ works, volume I.
Le Banquet Celeste.
Diptyque.
Apparition de l'eternelle.
L'Ascension.

William Tanke, Organ.



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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125683 on: February 15, 2013, 08:03:08 AM »
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Szymanowski - Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, antoni Wit



Got to love Szymanowski! Do you own the Rattle recordings as well? I like Wit's performances a lot as well.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125684 on: February 15, 2013, 08:19:12 AM »
Now:



Listening to Violin Sonata No. 2. All three sonatas from VL are beautiful. It's been quite some time since I've listened to this recording. Great stuff.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125685 on: February 15, 2013, 08:25:05 AM »
Stimulated by some discussion in one of the Schubert threads:

 

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125686 on: February 15, 2013, 08:27:49 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125687 on: February 15, 2013, 08:50:47 AM »
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Listening to Violin Sonata No. 2. All three sonatas from VL are beautiful. It's been quite some time since I've listened to this recording. Great stuff.

John - just checked by Villa-Lobos collection and do not have those particular works - CD not available on Amazon USA (at least yet?), but MDT 'across the pond' does, so will see 'what else' is there that piques my interest?  Dave :)

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125688 on: February 15, 2013, 09:16:40 AM »
John - just checked by Villa-Lobos collection and do not have those particular works - CD not available on Amazon USA (at least yet?), but MDT 'across the pond' does, so will see 'what else' is there that piques my interest?  Dave :)

Yes, Amazon does have listed (it's where I bought it actually). Here's the link:



You can buy it for $4 from the Amazon MP seller ImportCDs right now. A very good price indeed. :)
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125689 on: February 15, 2013, 09:28:01 AM »
Yes, Amazon does have listed (it's where I bought it actually). Here's the link:



You can buy it for $4 from the Amazon MP seller ImportCDs right now. A very good price indeed. :)

Thanks John - order just placed!  I've used ImportCDs a lot over the years - always excellent service & prices - Dave :)

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125690 on: February 15, 2013, 09:38:56 AM »
Thanks John - order just placed!  I've used ImportCDs a lot over the years - always excellent service & prices - Dave :)

Thumbs up, Dave! Hope you enjoy the music. 8)
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125691 on: February 15, 2013, 09:46:09 AM »
Earlier this:


D. Shostakovich
Symphony No.7
A.Nelsons / CBSO

Orfeo

German link - UK link

If that first movement doesn't make you smile, check your pulse.


Now this:


Gheorghi Arnaoudov, Georgi Minchev, Walter Steffens,
Arvo Pärt, Pawel Szymaski, Yannis Xenakis
Sonograms
A.Tosehva (piano), B.Bonitz (recorder)

Labor Records

German link - UK link

An album about "Mysticism, mathematics, musical watercolors, and virtuosity from Eastern Europe and Germany"

Very neat sounding, so far.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125692 on: February 15, 2013, 10:19:03 AM »
Again!

Bruckner
Symphony № 5 in Bb
Bavarian Radio Symphony
Haitink


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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125693 on: February 15, 2013, 10:32:54 AM »
Woo-hoo! Bruckner!
Again!

Bruckner
Symphony № 5 in Bb
Bavarian Radio Symphony
Haitink

Dude! How many Bruckner recordings do you have already?

First-listen Friday... (this recording - although I might have heard this from Spotify already)

Bruckner
Symphony No. 7
Wand & Kölner Rundfunks


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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125694 on: February 15, 2013, 10:42:38 AM »
Dude! How many Bruckner recordings do you have already?

The Wand RCA reissue box which you are enjoying; two symphonies led by Giulini (the Seventh & the Ninth).  And the Fifth & Sixth led by Haitink (had to return the Seventh, which was a defective CD). Oh, and I know I've got the Sixth led by Jesús López-Cobos somewhere . . . .

And more on the way, including the HvK box.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125695 on: February 15, 2013, 10:46:19 AM »
Bach

Partitas 1 - 4

Tatiana Nikolaeva

Just finished 1 & 2, going on with 3 - 4.


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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125696 on: February 15, 2013, 10:52:26 AM »
The Wand RCA reissue box which you are enjoying; two symphonies led by Giulini (the Seventh & the Ninth).  And the Fifth & Sixth led by Haitink (had to return the Seventh, which was a defective CD). Oh, and I know I've got the Sixth led by Jesús López-Cobos somewhere . . . .

And more on the way, including the HvK box.

That's fast work!
I liked the Giulini performances a lot when listened to them from Spotify - but I'm not exactly experienced when it comes to Bruckner...
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125697 on: February 15, 2013, 11:30:54 AM »
(had to return the Seventh [by Haitink], which was a defective CD).

Bummer! A replacement on the way, I hope?

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Still & again this:


Gheorghi Arnaoudov, Georgi Minchev, Walter Steffens,
Arvo Pärt, Pawel Szymaski, Yannis Xenakis
Sonograms
A.Tosehva (piano), B.Bonitz (recorder)

Labor Records

German link - UK link

An album about "Mysticism, mathematics, musical watercolors, and virtuosity from Eastern Europe and Germany"

Very neat sounding, so far... The Szymanski, on a piano tuned to perfect fifths, channels Bach... Steffens' 're-pictions' are always intriguing (music composed based on paintings)

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125698 on: February 15, 2013, 11:40:56 AM »
One does not usually associate the harpsichord  with tone poems, the idea seems quite remote from Richard Strauss et al.  But there are some: BYRD:The Battell and The Bells, BULL The King's Hunt and others are on this disc played by Sylvia Kind
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphoy no.6
London Philharmonic    Adrian Boult, cond.
and a real misc. set of short pieces played by Frank Glazer (BEETHOVEN, MOZART, LISZT, WAGNER, SCHUBERT etc.)
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125699 on: February 15, 2013, 12:00:33 PM »
Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony No.4


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