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Another fine BIS recording. I love Sudbin's piano playing. The sound from the 92khz/24 bit download is excellent, too.

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The Jazz Lounge / Re: Jazz Purchases
« Last post by XB-70 Valkyrie on Today at 04:23:05 PM »
Just found another interesting LP at my local crackhouse book/record store. I have very little Brubeck in my collection, but I really love this cover. A lucky find--stereo and in absolutely mint condition.

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This distinguished lady wrote engaging music, and these concertos are a proof of it.
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The Diner / Re: Religion, Philosophy, The divine and The Self Thread
« Last post by drogulus on Today at 04:04:47 PM »

He is not just another thing in the world with uncommon superhuman features (like Apollo would be) but an Absolute Ground on which everything else is dependent, not Supreme Being, but Being itself.

     That's exactly the intellectual ink I'm talking about, and the kind of thing Dawkins would quote to expose theologians for the sham thinkers they are.

     The distinction you make between kinds of gods says nothing about whether any of them or any kind of them are more than fictional.

     Things existing is no basis for claiming "Being" "Be"s, or needs an entity to (uphold? sponsor? frixilate?) it. In modern parlance, "Being" isn't a thing, in my parlance nothing doesn't exist, in Hume's parlance, existing isn't a property. Shame on anyone who uses it as in an argument for the existence of a dubious entity.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by André on Today at 03:28:12 PM »
An umpteenth reorganization of my collection has allowed me to unearth/rediscover some discs I had totally forgotten about. I’ve listened to these two



The Fernström is quite good, although not as good a program as the other one I have (symphony 12 etc on BIS). Also, it seems to me that the conductor misses opportunities for grand romantic gestures in the finale, the most interesting of the 4 movements. OTOH she clearly scores over her competitor (Musica Sveciae) in the delightful scherzo, where her bubbly, energetic direction is clearly preferable. A case of swings and roundabouts.



This is an exciting Manfred, feverishly played in the furious passages of I and IV, the strings achieving feats of articulation, bows digging deep on their instruments. Low winds and brass wail in the abyss. The middle movements are splendidly characterized (often the weak link in Manfred interpretations). The 1961 engineering is solid and boasts a wide soundscape, but it quickly overloads and becomes fuzzy in heavily scored passages - of which there are many. The finale is uncut and has the original, subdued (somme say inconclusive) coda.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Todd on Today at 02:33:22 PM »



PCs 16, 18, & 25.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Wanderer on Today at 02:29:41 PM »
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Composer Discussion / Re: Vaughan Williams's Veranda
« Last post by André on Today at 02:28:43 PM »
Funny, I find Andrew Davis’ RVW an absolute bore. The new Brabbins is outstanding. I really hope this signifies a new cycle, but I’m not going to get my hopes up.

Hi John ! It’s not the first time you mention Davis not doing anything for you in VW’s music  ;). I have that set, as well as the 2 Boults, the Handley, the Slatkin and assorted singles from other sets. I love Davis for the firmness he brings to the musical argument, the commitment of the playing and the lucidity of the engineering. Obviously no single set will score consistently top marks for all the symphonies, but I won’t part with Davis any time soon.

Regarding the 1920 version of no 2: I’ve never heard it. Thanks for your recommendation (and Vandermolen’s as well). I’ll look for that Brabbins disc.

Cheers!

André
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by aligreto on Today at 02:20:17 PM »
Kraus: Symphony in E minor [Sundkvist]....


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