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He looks like a Columbo villain in that portrait.

To me, it's more the maitre'd at that swanky overpriced restaurant downtown. You know, the guy who doubles as their lounge singer on weeknights.


TD
Haydn
Symphony 30 in C "Alleluia"
Symphony  31 in D "Hornsignal"
Symphony 34  in D
AAM/Hogwood
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The Diner / Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Last post by α | on Today at 06:32:39 PM »
This album (and bond too) is to prog metal, what Xenakis is to me for classical:





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The Diner / Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Last post by α | on Today at 06:31:51 PM »
The Legendary Pink Dots - The Crushed Velvet Apocalypse



Also very, very good!  :D
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The Diner / Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Last post by α | on Today at 06:31:27 PM »
Alice in Chains
The devil put dinosaurs here


<a href="https://youtu.be/r0_2Wq9Aos4" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://youtu.be/r0_2Wq9Aos4</a>

Very, very very good stuff!  8)
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Brian on Today at 06:18:29 PM »



Mehta's Symphonie Fantastique, from the Decca big box.  A bit slow to start, but highly virtuosic when it counts.  It seems to lack a whole lot beyond being well played and in excellent sound.
He looks like a Columbo villain in that portrait.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by HIPster on Today at 06:08:39 PM »
Returning to this excellent opera ~



CD 1

Performance is very fine.  :)

Edit:

Sound quality is rough at the start, but improves greatly as the disc progresses.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Andr on Today at 06:06:59 PM »



An extremely generous compilation of beautiful chamber music from a totally unknown (to me) composer (1874-1953). I was immediately caught up in the originality of the harmonies and the perfect match of instruments and writing. I'm not a flute fan, but this sonata was a revelation. The Trio, too, is splendid.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Andr on Today at 05:59:53 PM »

CD 1: The classical tone.  Lully/ Gluck/ Rameau/ Cherubini/ Mhul/ Berlioz/ Magnard





Mostly prewar stuff, but the CD transferts are good.  Fantastic testimonies.  You learn a lot from historical singing.

Agreed!

I'm currently immersed in this set:



Nice foreword by Andr Tubeuf, but zero documentation on the singers (most of whom are well-known to amateurs of the genre though). The presentation by alphabetic order of composers means there are some startling juxtapositions. An aria recorded in 1913 is followed by a scene from 1961, then another from 1931, etc. What strikes me the most is the ability of light sopranos of yore to sing on the words, meaning that every vowel, syllable, word is perfectly intelligible. No pidgin French here.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Todd on Today at 05:46:58 PM »



Mehta's Symphonie Fantastique, from the Decca big box.  A bit slow to start, but highly virtuosic when it counts.  It seems to lack a whole lot beyond being well played and in excellent sound.
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The Diner / Re: UK Politics / Current Affairs
« Last post by Jeffrey Smith on Today at 05:46:17 PM »
Sam Neill: Brexit simplified







https://twitter.com/TwoPaddocks/status/879233937070931968

Twinings and Johnny Walker stay on the British side, so I say it comes out even.
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