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Prokofiev - Symphony no. 3



Had forgotten the special quality of this work. It's a dissonance feast, an aggresive bacchanale. I love it.


This performance by Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra is quite remarkable too

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/kGgqg2S7V_8" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/kGgqg2S7V_8</a>
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Definitely Cello Concerto no. 2 and the Colas Breugnon Overture. I hold both works in very high regard. Also, the slow movement of Cello Concerto no. 1 is very beautiful. I don't know his symphonies.

I’ll have to dig out my Kabalevsky collection and see what I own. Thanks for the recs.

Now playing Der Abschied:

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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by kyjo on Today at 08:58:35 PM »
Raff's Piano Trio no. 4:



A work brimming with gorgeous melodies and engaging ideas. Too bad the violinist in this recording has such a thin tone...
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by kyjo on Today at 08:55:51 PM »
To the bolded text, this has been my general problem with Kabalevsky. What works of his would you say are his ‘most memorable’?

Definitely Cello Concerto no. 2 and the Colas Breugnon Overture. I hold both works in very high regard. Also, the slow movement of Cello Concerto no. 1 is very beautiful. I don't know his symphonies.
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The Jazz Lounge / Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Last post by SimonNZ on Today at 08:51:38 PM »


Art Farmer - On The Road (1976)
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Purchases Today
« Last post by springrite on Today at 08:38:11 PM »

Jean Cras: Orchesterwerke (2 CDs)


Alas, they tell me that this Jean Cras CD is out of stock and will not be part of my order.  :'(
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Purchases Today
« Last post by Mirror Image on Today at 08:24:39 PM »
With appropriate hat tip to Mirror Image

BTW, Supraphon has released a newer recording of the same works, but different performers.

Nipponari, Magic Nights, Czech Rhapsody

The last four are all listed as low stock, so I'll have to see if I actually get them or if they go to back order.

POUNDS THE TABLE! I hope you receive them all even if they’re in short supply. You make this ol’ boy a happy camper indeed. I’m surprised you went with the recording of the VCs, though, given how you’re not too fond of VC2. :-\
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by SimonNZ on Today at 08:24:11 PM »


James Dillon's Nine Rivers, Part 3: Viriditas  - BBC Singers, Simon Joly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WAIo8OzwsQ
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Kabalevsky's PC 1:



A fine work that would appeal to fans of Prokofiev's PCs, if a bit lacking in strongly memorable material.

To the bolded text, this has been my general problem with Kabalevsky. What works of his would you say are his ‘most memorable’?
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The Jazz Lounge / Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Last post by Alek Hidell on Today at 08:10:42 PM »
Thanks for the info. The Solidification set looks tempting but bulky and expensive for mostly music I already have or could get easily on CD. In any case, I too love the Nordic jazz sound. I have a few Mathias Eick as well. You might also enjoy these:

Iro Haarla Vespers

Trygve Seim / Frode Haltli ‎– Yeraz

Christian Wallumrod Ensemble - A Year from Easter

And I thank you again - I have (and love) Vespers. (Her earlier Northbound, also with Seim and Eick, is very fine too if you haven't heard it.) I've seen both of the other two (I'm a shameless ECM fanboy :)) and will investigate. I like what I've heard by Trygve Seim as a leader (especially Different Rivers) and have two or three of Wallumrød's other albums, so I'm sure these would appeal to me.
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