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The Diner / Re: Religion, Philosophy, The divine and The Self Thread
« Last post by drogulus on Today at 02:28:00 PM »
It's turtles all the way down!

     Now we're getting nowhere!

     

     
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CNN exclusive: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand calls on Trump to resign

I know it is prudent to be wary of the accuracy of CNN reports these days, but this one seems solid.  I'd be surprised if The Reckoning has great political potency in 2020, but it just may next year, when Ms Gillibrand happens to be up for reelection.  She's got to get over that hurdle to prep for the big one.
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Kraus, Joseph - Solo Keyboard w/ Jacques Després on a modern piano and Ronald Brautigam on a fortepiano - two different instrumental versions of the same music - enjoying the Brautigam performance more; there have been many reviews of these two CDs - see the attachment.  Brautigam receives the better and most consistent comments; Després is pretty much 'shot down' by Jerry Dubins, but lauded by Scott Morrison on Amazon - if interested in one of these offerings, then take a look at the attachment - I favor Brautigam.  Dave :)

 

I haven't heard Després but I greatly enjoyed Brautigam.
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The postman was very generous today! I started with Nikolaeva’s Bach. Heavenly playing with good sound. (I was amazed that arrived from Lithuania in just 8 days!)

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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Spineur on Today at 02:04:38 PM »
Erik Satie, Socrate.  Like no other pieces of Satie.  Sung by the swiss tenor Hugues Cuenod whose life spanned the entire 20th century as he died at 108.



I need to get this compilation of melodies sung by him

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The Diner / Re: One Word Posts
« Last post by Turner on Today at 02:04:20 PM »
Couch
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General Classical Music Discussion / Composers You Are Considering
« Last post by Florestan on Today at 02:01:20 PM »
This thread is not about this or that recording, but about the whole body of work of certain composers you are not, or very little, familiar with and would like to explore.

My Top 5 list is, in no particular order:

Bohuslav Martinu
Darius Milhaud
Paul Hindemith
Ottorino Respighi
Alexander Glazunov


Plus, after being blown away recently by John Ireland's piano and chamber music, I have a whole country's music on my radar: England! I am (relatively) familiar with York Bowen's piano sonatas and some of Arnold Bax's symphonies and I am convinced that Das Land ohne Musik is an ideological fabrication with no real basis whatsoever (unless one subscribes to the notion that music which is not to the liking of, or conforming to the tastes of, the proponents or adherents of the Austro-German idealist musical aesthetics is no music at all, or at least not serious music...). Stanford, Parry, Elgar, RV Williams, Holst, Bridge, Bliss, Bax, Bowen, Moeran, Cyril Scott, Havergal Brian etc --- I feel there's a whole world waiting to be discovered which would be right up my alley.

How about you? Are you in any such exploration mood?
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Kraus, Joseph - Solo Keyboard w/ Jacques Després on a modern piano and Ronald Brautigam on a fortepiano - two different instrumental versions of the same music - enjoying the Brautigam performance more; there have been many reviews of these two CDs - see the attachment.  Brautigam receives the better and most consistent comments; Després is pretty much 'shot down' by Jerry Dubins, but lauded by Scott Morrison on Amazon - if interested in one of these offerings, then take a look at the attachment - I favor Brautigam.  Dave :)

 
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Dave, though without doing a comparative listening and just the funeral cantata, I much enjoyed this recording:



A quite cautious review by Johan van Veen:
http://www.musica-dei-donum.org/cd_reviews/dhm_88883764542.html

Cheers Dave. One to look forward to in the New Year perhaps  :)

Thanks Que for the recommendation above - earlier today, I went ahead and ordered the one on the Swedish label based on the comments of André & Aligreto, and several of the reviews in my previous link - used the Amazon MP so may take a week or two - expect to enjoy?  Dave :)
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