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The Diner / Re: Six-letter-word posts
« Last post by k a rl h e nn i ng on Today at 09:42:56 AM »
General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by listener on Today at 09:34:38 AM »
PIAZZOLLA: Concerto for Bandoneon, Percussion and String Orch.
ROTA: Concerto for Strings    WAXMAN: Sinfonietta for String Orch. & Percussion
HEIDEN: Concertino for String Orch.
Lothar Hensel, Bandoneon   Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss
Johannes Goritzki, cond.

HARTMANN: Concerto funebre  STRAVINSKY: Concerto in D
PENDERECKI: Capriccio    SCHNITTKE : Suite in the Old Style
PROKOFIEV: Overture on Hebrew Themes
Moscow Virtuosi    Vladimir Spivakov, cond. & violin
The Diner / Re: Six-letter-word posts
« Last post by aligreto on Today at 09:31:36 AM »
General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by aligreto on Today at 09:26:55 AM »
Fresh from the mail for First-listen Friday
Horn Concertos
Bassoon Concerto
Louis-Philippe Marsolais (horn), Mathieu Lussier (bassoon, direction)
Les Violons du Roy

How did you find the Horn Concertos Karlo?
General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by aligreto on Today at 09:26:06 AM »
Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 7 [Langley/Davin]

Passion, pathos, lyricism and virtuosity all equally coexist happily together in this work; such is the skill, for me, of Vieuxtemps’ compositional skills. The performance here [from all concerned] lacks nothing in any of these departments.
Divers Études

Hmm, and why not all of them?  8)
Divers Études
The Diner / Re: What are you currently reading?
« Last post by NikF on Today at 09:00:59 AM »

I recently recommended to someone that they watch Un coeur en hiver by Claude Sautet and then later added the suggestion that Lermontov's A Hero of Our Time should be read too (if you know the Sauter film you'll understand the connection) or at least, the Princess Mary section. Finally, it seemed obvious that if there was interest still that Plato's Symposium could round it all off. The latter is something I feel might be worthwhile for me to read again at this juncture, and so I picked up an old and worn copy in order to not feel guilty about cramming it in my back pocket when out and about. ;D
The Diner / Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Last post by SonicMan46 on Today at 08:52:12 AM »
How do you name your child after a cheese?

After seeing the film Room (her Oscar performance), I was curious about her name which she changed (see quote below from Wiki) - assume she just took the 'ann' out her given first name, which became 'Brie'; now French was her first language -  ;) ;D   Dave

Larson was born Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers - Larson spoke French as her first language - as her last name was difficult to pronounce, she adopted the stage name Larson from her Swedish great-grandmother and a doll named Kirsten Larson (Source)
Wojciech Switala
(Pleyel, 1848)

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