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The Diner / Re: One Word Posts
« Last post by hpowders on Today at 09:58:59 AM »
revories
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I wish you happy hours of listening.  ;)

I'm tempted, until I remember how many hours of organ music I have, unlistened to.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Traverso on Today at 09:47:22 AM »
Bach, JS - Organ Works w/ Olivier Vernet arrived today from Amazon France - these are the first 15 discs from the original box (1995-99 recordings), i.e. solo performances, remastered (96 kHz/24 bit) in 2008; the booklet is well done but the discussion by Gilles Cantagrel is in French only - an email address was given to obtain an English translation (message sent this morning); if anyone has a link to the English notes, please let me know.

Also, there was a postcard in the box which doing a Google translation, seem to indicate that the smaller 'Concertos Box' could be obtained either free or at a discount, not sure?  But, the offer only applies to customers in France; I was willing to forgo these performances, hence happy w/ my purchase (total was 40 Euros w/ shipping to the USA).  Dave :)

 

I wish you happy hours of listening.  ;)
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Bach, JS - Organ Works w/ Olivier Vernet arrived today from Amazon France - these are the first 15 discs from the original box (1995-99 recordings), i.e. solo performances, remastered (96 kHz/24 bit) in 2008; the booklet is well done but the discussion by Gilles Cantagrel is in French only - an email address was given to obtain an English translation (message sent this morning); if anyone has a link to the English notes, please let me know.

Also, there was a postcard in the box which doing a Google translation, seem to indicate that the smaller 'Concertos Box' could be obtained either free or at a discount, not sure?  But, the offer only applies to customers in France; I was willing to forgo these performances, hence happy w/ my purchase (total was 40 Euros w/ shipping to the USA).  Dave :)

 
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One of my most cherished boxes. Danzi was a consumate master of this most enjoyable genre.

Reicha, Krommer, Cartellieri and Crusell have also produced true gems in the medium, do check them out.

 

Also a fan of Wind Quintets - have the Danzi & Reicha boxes shown above - purchased the Reicha 'box' from Crystal Records directly 3 years ago - price was $128 or 10 bucks a disc - would have liked a better offer, BUT the music is just so varied and enjoyable to my ears?  Then, I exchanged a few emails w/ Peter Christ, the oboist in the group - as quoted below, modern instruments were used.  Dave :)

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Hello David,

Always good to hear from a Reicha fan.

We used modern instruments for all of the quintets. For our touch of historical authenticity, we did use the original Reicha manuscripts.

Good listening,

Peter Christ
Crystal Records Inc.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Madiel on Today at 08:55:09 AM »
Veronique Dietschy & Philippe Cassard performing Faure melodies.

I’m typing this on my iPhone so I can’t readily add a picture. All I can do is tell you, as I listen to the whole album rather than individual opuses, that I think this is one of the most wonderful things I’ve ever added to my collection.
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I just downloaded (24 bit/96k) FLAC files of an 8-CD set (9.5 hours of music for $27!), and so far, it's wonderful.



Here's a link with the tracks and further information: eClassical.com High Resolution FLAC & MP3 Classical Music Download Store

NOW - that is of interest to me - love the London Baroque - probably already own many of these works under the individual composers but would be nice to have an 8-CD package - now listing on Amazon USA for $58 pre-order - assume the MP prices when available will be less - will await its appearance as a physical box just to check the potential 'discounts'.  Thanks for the thumbs-up!  Dave :)
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Composer Discussion / Re: Vaughan Williams's Veranda
« Last post by k a rl h e nn i ng on Today at 08:24:15 AM »
Thanks!

We performed the whole cycle at St Paul's here in Boston, some time ago (in the Mark Engelhardt era).

Curiously, the latest I have performed them, I was a tenor ringer in the Framingham State College Chorus for a program which included Antiphon (the final of the Five).
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Vandermolen has asked what the music is like: Tcherepnin has his own sound, but the opening is very atmospheric, a combination of Liadov's The Enchanted Lake and Schoenberg's Farben from the Five Orchestral PiecesRimsky-Korsakov's orientalism is also at times in the mix, and one even hears presages of Prokofiev's Chout.  ( Nicolai Tcherepnin was one of Prokofiev's early teachers.)

Tcherepnin also uses a wordless chorus to great effect: Ravel might have been influenced by this ballet, when he composed Daphnis and Chloe, but I have no idea whether Ravel knew of this work.

Highly recommended!

Thank you very much Leo! I sampled a bit on You Tube which sounded exactly as you described and ordered a, fortunately cheap, second hand copy immediately. I like the Waterhouse painting on the cover as well. I was amused to read a description of the ballet which commented that it was at times a little static but that this was hardly surprising as Narcissus spends fifteen minutes staring at his own reflection in the river!
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Composing and Performing / Re: Ron's Talking's Compositions
« Last post by Rons_talking on Today at 08:22:29 AM »
Here are 3 of the PS 23 movements.  the 2nd and 3rd are very fast and energetic if not frenetic... I think of them as "Punk Presto" ;D.





https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/sets/sonata-23-1st-mov
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