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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by eljr on Today at 12:09:02 PM »


Joyce DiDonato
In War & Peace

Release Date November 4, 2016
Duration01:19:07
Genre
Classical
Styles
Opera
Recording DateMarch 13, 2016 - March 20, 2016
Recording Location
Gustav Mahler Hall, Kulturzentrum Grand Hotel Toblach
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by eljr on Today at 11:45:36 AM »


Renée Fleming / Sakari Oramo / Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Distant Light

Release Date January 6, 2017
Duration48:25
Genre
Classical
Styles
Vocal Music
Recording DateFebruary 10, 2016 - February 13, 2016
Recording Location
Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Mandryka on Today at 10:52:44 AM »


I’m wondering to myself if this recording of Art of Fugue by Jens Christensen is an early example of digital playing. According to France-orgue he recorded the trio sonatas, is that a mistake?
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Que on Today at 10:32:14 AM »
I did not know what you meant by documentation. I just read your latest post and realized what you were asking. I call that liner notes or album notes.

It comes with a 36 page booklet but that offers nothing but the track listings and a brief bio of Mr. Savall in 3 languages.

Language barrier... :D 

Slightly dissapointing news, but thanks!  :)
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by eljr on Today at 09:53:46 AM »
Does it come with any documentation?  :)

Q

I did not know what you meant by documentation. I just read your latest post and realized what you were asking. I call that liner notes or album notes.

It comes with a 36 page booklet but that offers nothing but the track listings and a brief bio of Mr. Savall in 3 languages.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by eljr on Today at 09:45:50 AM »



Mari Kodama / Momo Kodama
Tchaikovsky: Ballet Suites for Piano Duo


Release Date November 18, 2016
Duration01:03:15
Genre
Classical
Styles
Keyboard
Recording DateApril, 2016
Recording Location
MCO Studio 5, Hilversum, The Netherlands
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Que on Today at 09:36:20 AM »
My copy (different from the one in the image) has nearly nothing -- tracklist, lots of photos of Jordi, and a journalist's article.

Well, that's the point of my question.
The different issue you might have - like me - is this:



It's 3 discs less, bulky and with negible documentation.

I wonder if the new issue, which saves space and has extra music, also is a step up in documentation.

Q
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She does the same thing when she glibly and naively makes statements about other religions' beliefs in ways that are deeply and almost laughably distorted to conform to her views.

Please provide evidence, otherwise it is slander.

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Atheism is a relatively new phenomenon that hasn't shown its good results or effects just yet.

That was easy.
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Composer Discussion / Re: Mahler Mania, Rebooted
« Last post by Cato on Today at 09:25:38 AM »

 I find myself so puzzled by the 10th again. Make no mistake, I'm a huge fan of the work and have no objections with it being performed. But it is such a strange piece! I really feel like it stands a world apart from Mahler's earlier output, even though it's unmistakably his work and there are obvious connections to some of this previous pieces. Does this make any sense? Maybe it doesn't have to. And it's not like I'm not puzzled by the 9th as well!

Meanwhile, my appreciation of Das Lied von der Erde is exponentially growing. It really is a piece for a lifetime! I think the last movement might be my favourite movement out of everything that Mahler wrote.

I am humbled, overwhelmed and moved to the core by this man's stunning achievement as a musician, as an artist. What a privilege it is to be able to listen to this music!

Both the Ninth and Tenth Symphonies show certain possible paths into the future: the extension of dissonance (of course, one finds that in late Bruckner in the 1890's, in works of Scriabin (e.g. the last 4 piano sonatas) and Richard Strauss (e.g. Elektra) and Schoenberg's early works), fragmented motifs, a tendency toward a chant-like simplicity, seemingly unusual juxtapositions which, nevertheless, are integrated well into the work.

We do live in wonderful times concerning recorded music: our machines give us the ability to hear so much, which normally would have been available only to those (with some money) in large cities with orchestras.  The alternative was piano reductions.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Draško on Today at 09:22:17 AM »
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