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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Que on Today at 03:54:58 PM »
Actually, I enjoy Johanssen's disk of trio sonatas as one of my very favorites...  :)

+1  Good to see you again..... :)

Q
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Gordo on Today at 03:51:11 PM »
Hi Gordo!

Nice to see you posting.  Cheers!  :)

Hi, Dave!

Yes, it's an unusual activity these days!  ;D
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Gordo on Today at 03:48:15 PM »
Brahms: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2, Tragic Overture, Variations on a Theme of Haydn
LSO
Gergiev



Lovely first disk, engagingly energetic and impassioned.  :)
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by HIPster on Today at 03:48:03 PM »
Actually, I enjoy Johanssen's disk of trio sonatas as one of my very favorites...  :)

Hi Gordo!

Nice to see you posting.  Cheers!  :)
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The Diner / Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Last post by Le Moderniste on Today at 03:39:52 PM »
The Tim Heidecker murder trial is amazingly entertaining  :D
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Gordo on Today at 03:38:44 PM »
Interesting because my reaction to Marcon's Bach is quite similar to yours. Johanssen however I find more rewarding, even if his style is somewhat restrained. Try the triosonatas and the CD: Der junge Bach played on the Schnitger organ in Cappel.

Actually, I enjoy Johanssen's disk of trio sonatas as one of my very favorites...  :)
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Hi SanAntone - the book was first published in 1966 (and reprinted in 1986, but not really a 2nd edition); the author is Richard L. Crocker, born in 1927 and still alive (check the link for more detail, if interested).  The book is well written w/ a LOT of detail on early music (believe the author's specialty) - there is a lot on theory, musical evolution, sheet music examples, etc. - I scanned this material quickly (really hard for me to understand - not my training or inherent aural skills); concentrates on the major composers of their times, again well done - I have the paperback and the printing is small and not easy to read; I'm looking at the book on my iPad (a very easy read and a cheaper Kindle option).  The book is highly rated on Amazon (except for a 2* commenter who probably was overwhelmed by the musical detail and theory) - I would likely do a 4* rating w/ the reservation that some knowledge of music annotation and theory would help.  Dave :)

Thanks.  If he is a early music specialist, then I am very interested. 
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Continuing my listening this afternoon to Renaissance Music, especially the masses based on the Cantus Firmus melody L'homme armé - this apparently was a popular 'song' of the times and was used in about 40 masses from my reading:

   
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OK...I'll answer Spineur's riddle, and post my picture before going to bed.

pineur posted a photo of Armenian clergyman, musicologist and composer Komitas Vardapet. Why he has a monument in Paris beats me (apart from the fact that he lived in the city for 26 years, and died there).

My new guy:



Hint: This guy continues a kind of trend I've started with previous postings of mine in this thread. More hints tomorrow morning (European time) if required.

Good night to all!

He looks like Joly Braga Santos with a mustache.
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Nice, Sonic;)

This is also a very fine Dufay recording:

 

Note please, this is volume two, which is superior imo, to volume one.  The instrumental accompaniment is far more discreet here, than on volume one.

Edit:  I find that Van Nevel recording to be really excellent. One of his best.

Hi HIPster - I own about a half dozen CDs of Dufay, including the one added above (Motets, V. 1 w/ Quadrivium) - assume that is what you mean above - will take a look at V. 2 and also need to re-listen to the one I already own - thanks.  Dave :)

ADDENDUM: I just ordered the CD recommended in your post!
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