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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by aligreto on November 20, 2018, 09:54:58 AM »



I demand to know why I don't have that set!!!!

One of the Mysteries of Life.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by aligreto on November 20, 2018, 09:53:58 AM »
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 30 [Kempff]


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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Ghost of Baron Scarpia on November 20, 2018, 09:50:43 AM »
Kokkonen, Cello Concerto



This work didn't make as strong an impression as the third symphony. The recording is not ideal, the cello is way too prominent in the mix and two long cadenzas seemed excessive. Will continue my way through this collection, perhaps with some chamber music next.

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https://www.spiked-online.com/2018/11/19/the-rise-of-the-mind-reading-left/?fbclid=IwAR16CKEakg4Rseg136VCUVwVVlKI0_The55QPoELITWwgX8U_Wefz1TON48

Oh yes, it is rare for Trump supporters and those on the right to divine the motives of their opponents. "They want to take our guns," "they want the votes of illegal aliens," "they advocate white genocide," "they're anti-Christian," "they're part of a globalist-Jewish conspiracy. Stupid essay. Of course people speculate about what they can't understand. It's not a leftist phenomenon.
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The Diner / Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Last post by aligreto on November 20, 2018, 09:40:06 AM »
ABBA: The Album


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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Ghost of Baron Scarpia on November 20, 2018, 09:34:58 AM »


Symphony No. 4

These early symphonies are better than I had originally thought. Here we don't hear a proper Dvorak, but rather we begin to distinguish his own voice. The first two movements show some Wagner influences, while the others have a more Czech flavour. The Scherzo is particularly exhilarating (I mean, decidedly exhilarating!), one of the funniest ones I've listened to ever. And if that was not enough, the 4th movement has prepared an energetic conclusion with an infectious tune.

To sum up, this listen has been so refreshing and utterly invigorating to say the least.

I demand to know why I don't have that set!!!!
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Mandryka on November 20, 2018, 09:34:16 AM »
Reading your post it struck me how ahead of his time Thurston Dart was with this recording from 1961.



Yes I agree with this.

Towards the end of his recording career, in the 1960s, Kirkpatrick made an absolutely fabulous Scarlatti recording on a much more refined revival instrument by Rainer Sch├╝tze, I love it. I love his WTC too.

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That Langgaard set is a stunning bargain - roughly a 1/3 the cost on Amazon.co.uk

After what I've seen, it takes more than 2/3 off to stun me.  :)
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Thanks. I very much like the way Parrott does the cadence at the end of the final kyrie.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Last post by Jo498 on November 20, 2018, 09:30:07 AM »
Can anyone comment on these anthologies (english renaissance and baroque vocal music)

https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/classic/detail/-/art/Les-Voix-Baroques-O-Poore-Distracted-World/hnum/3120115
https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/classic/detail/-/art/Consort-des-Voix-Humaines-Rise-O-my-soul/hnum/7627976

There are also some nice baroque anthologies with the "Les boreades" ensemble but I am afraid they are rather recorder-heavy?
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