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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by SimonNZ on Today at 09:05:45 PM »


Britten's Les Illuminations - Peter Pears, tenor, Eugene Goossens, cond.

Desert. Island. Disc.

been way too long since I played this
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by RebLem on Today at 08:45:58 PM »
On Sunday, 16 DEC 2018, I listened to the following:

1)  CD 4 of a 6 CD Chandos set of the complete orchestral works of Frank Bridge (1879-1941).   Tr. 1. Rebus, H 191 (1940), Overture for orchestra (10'44)  |Tr. 2. Ovation (Concerto elegiaco), H. 180 (1929-30) for solo cello & orchestra (29'17)  |Tr. 3. Allegro moderato, H. 192 (1940-1), fragment of a symphony for string orchestra (Ed. by Anthony Pople) (13'24)   |Tr. 4. Lament, H. 117 (1915) for string orchestra in memory of Catherine, age 9, who died on the Lusitania, 1915.  |Tr. 5.  A Prayer, H. 140 (1916-18) for chorus and orchestra (17'55) (Text from Thomas a Kempis's "Imitation of Christ," Book 3, Chapter 15.  TT: 77'01.  Richard Hickox, cond., BBC National Orchestra (and Chorus in Tr. 5) of Wales, Adrian Partington, chorus master (in Tr. 5).

2)  Sergei Taneyev (1856-1915):  Tr. 1-5.  Concert suite for viollin & orchestra in G Minor, Op. 28 (44'38)--Andrey Korsakov, violin  |Tr. 6.  Temple of Apollo at Delphi, entr'acte before Scene 2, Act III of the musical trilogy Orestia, based on the tragedy by Aeschylus  (5'56)--Evgeny Svetlanov, cond, USSR State Academy Symphony Orchestra.  Perf. in the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory 1990 (Tr. 1-5), broadcast from above venue 28 DEC 1984 (Tr. 6).  CD 2 of a 2 CD Melodiya set.
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The Diner / Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Last post by SonicMan46 on Today at 08:42:40 PM »
Well, starting to watch some seasonal films in my collection, plus a recent acquisition:

Holiday (1938) w/ Cary Grant & Katherine Hepburn; George Cukor, director - nice start for this time of the year.

Some Like It Hot (1959) w/ Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, & Jack Lemmon; Billy Wilder, director - already owned a BD of this film but could not resist this new Criterion release which is spectacular (review below, second pic) - Dave :)

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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by SimonNZ on Today at 08:27:08 PM »


Stravinsky's Apollo - Simon Rattle, cond.
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Noted. Though on its own a set of Verdi operas isn't enough incentive to make the switch. I'm not sure what WOULD be, it'll probably take a while yet before I give up on my DVD player. And here in Australia, doing some research on region coding is absolutely mandatory... If I can't play my Danish comedy TV series on it, it's not happening.

Region coding is certainly a nontrivial issue. Not knowing your A/V setup, having both devices is an option.

I find blu-Ray doesn’t add much to a comedy or drama television program but can be great for something that is a visual spectacular. An opera, for instance.
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Great Recordings and Reviews / Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Last post by JBS on Today at 06:31:46 PM »
Yes, I know. And every copy I spotted costs way more than that Blu-ray, is my point.

Noted. Though on its own a set of Verdi operas isn't enough incentive to make the switch. I'm not sure what WOULD be, it'll probably take a while yet before I give up on my DVD player. And here in Australia, doing some research on region coding is absolutely mandatory... If I can't play my Danish comedy TV series on it, it's not happening.

Do you already have a true SACD player (meaning one that can play nonhybrid SACDs and the SACD layer of hybrids)? If you don't--I believe Bluray players (or at least some of them) can do that, so you would have that extra capability.
(I don't have a Bluray player.)
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Todd on Today at 05:55:28 PM »




Ending the weekend with some LvB.  First, the C Minor PC with St Annie joined by Ferenc Fricsay.  Then 106 with Bax.
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On my last recital, I performed the first two movements of Mozart's Piano Sonata in F Major K533. Coming to a close in the second movement, I forgot the chord I was supposed to play and started to improvise through a variety of keys until arriving back home to B Flat Major for the final remaining bars of the piece. If you look closely, you can see me smiling all the way through the ending.

Skip to 5:30 if you don't want to listen to the whole thing––but it is a good Mozart movement :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taCy8JsoqVc
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... If I can't play my Danish comedy TV series on it,..

Which are those? You make me curious.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by André on Today at 05:01:42 PM »


Symphony no 3.
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