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Som Lynet er Kristi Genkomst (As the Lightning, Christ Cometh Again) BVN341
Ulrik Spang-Hanssen
General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by André on Today at 06:29:23 AM »
Re: Karajan’s 1966 Haydn Creation:

Uh.......but actually there is in the final chorus.......the only one. The soloists in the final chorus are an SATB quartet to contrast with the SATB choir rather than STB soloists representing characters like in the rest of the oratorio........................

I would be extremely surprised if they didn't decide before the recording was being made that she would sing the alto solo at the end. Being as disorganised as that would be a sure way for any problems to arise when it comes to availability of the soloists.

That’s why I said it’s a legend  :laugh:. One poster’s comment doesn’t a truth make! What I did read from a reliable source (Gramophone, 1984) is that Ludwig sings 5 bars (10 seconds of music) in that last chorus. I suppose that’s why no other version I know of mentions an alto soloist (including 2 other Karajan recordings). Someone from the chorus (or the whole alto section) probably sings these 5 bars in the other recordings.
The Diner / Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Last post by Draško on Today at 06:28:10 AM »

I quite enjoyed this, even though I'm not die hard fan of either Paul Thomas Anderson or Daniel Day-Lewis. Firstly it's immaculately crafted film, cinematography, sound, art direction, costumes, all really exquisite. It begins quite conventionally, with an old fashioned vibe, but as the film progresses psychological portraits of the main characters and their relations become more and more complex and by the end film becomes rather open to interpretation. Which I liked. Worth seeing.
Lack of space is a real problem, and it has a nagging tendency to come to the fore with each new cd arrival  :laugh:. One of the solutions is to prune the collection, but making boxes and carting them to the second hand stores is a chore.

Some 5-10 years ago I would download and burn to cdr (slimcase) everything that appeared interesting but that I wouldn’t have spent hard-earned money on. Some of them helped me widen my horizons, which in turn led to further buying (real cds). Now is the time to discard all those slimcase cdrs to make room for the new stuff. They’ll end up in the garbage bin, I’m afraid.
General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Todd on Today at 06:23:33 AM »

Gitti Pirner's K282 starts with a largely restrained Adagio, characterized by clean and serious playing and a moderately attractive style.  No ornamentation calls undue attention to itself, and her rhythmic sense is solid.  The minuets are straight-forward and the Allegro is nicely energetic with good dynamic variation between voices.  Not a great recording, but a solid one, and the whole set might be good for listeners who want no-nonsense Mozart.
The Diner / Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Last post by Draško on Today at 06:18:37 AM »
I've got a few scars too. Those mosh pits were brutal. I usually ended up bloodied. At the Kennedys' concert, my first punk experience, not knowing what to expect, I was positioned dead center, a short way from the stage, when the band took the stage and the music exploded. I felt like a ball in a pinball machine  ;D  But I soon got the hang of it, enjoyed the physical contact.

That was, for me, 1982-83. But I was a geezer then, 33, 34 :D

It just hurts more when you are 33  :laugh:

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft
Jethro Tull
Black Flag
Dead Kennedys
Charged G.B.H.
UK Subs
Gun Club
Bad Brains
Black Sabbath
Mother's Finest
and a half dozen German hardcore bands

That's impressive line-up. Especially to have seen Black Flag at their peak, with Rollins, I'd have loved that.  8)
General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by André on Today at 06:13:39 AM »

The J.S. Bach concertos disc. Much water has flowed under the bridge since this was first issued. Nowadays it’s no more than serviceable, I’m afraid.
General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Conductors
« Last post by André on Today at 06:07:30 AM »
Yannick Nézet-Séguin to start his Met tenure 2 years ahead of schedule (i.e.: this year instead of 2020). Will add Pelléas et Mélisande and Dialogues des Carmélites on top of the already scheduled Traviata.
General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Turner on Today at 06:02:11 AM »
Josef Bohuslav Foerster: Glagolitic Mass - Charles University Choir Prague conducted by Jiri Petrdlik with Petr Cech (organ) - written four years before Janacek's masterpiece this is a mainly gentle, reflective setting of the same (more or less) Old Slavonic text.

Interesting post, thank you.
A lot of Foerster´s music is rather gentle, my favourites remain the Cyrano de Bergerac suite/Smetacek and the quite conservative three piano trios, don´t know the string quartets but they seem to be good.
Done 8)
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