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Brandl, Symphony in D major, Op. 25



His dates were 1760–1837.  The reference here is the early Beethoven symphonies.  Good melodies, orchestration, and a touch of drama.  Although I'm fond of exploring obscure Classical and Romantic era composers, the pleasures are usually slight, the surprises few and far between.  But this one is a winner.

   I couldn't agree more.

TD:


  From the big "Legendary Soviet Recordings" box from Amazon Japan
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Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier - 34
Berlioz: Les nuits d'été - 7
Boulez: Le marteau sans maitre - 21 (+3)
Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat - 28
Carter: String Quartet No. 2 - 4

Chin: Xi - 1
Chopin: Scherzo No. 1 in B minor - 10
Debussy: Preludes, Book II - 4
Hosokawa: Utsurohi - 6
Lassus: Psalmi Davidis poenitentiales - 1

Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A minor - 50 (+1)
Messiaen: Oiseaux exotiques - 1
Monteverdi: Selva morale e spirituale - 13 (+2)
Mozart: String Quintet No. 6 in E-flat K 614 - 1
Schoenberg: Violin Concerto, Op. 36 - 11

Schumann: Fantasie in C Op. 17 - 12 (+4)
Sibelius: Symphony No. 4 in A minor, Op. 64 - 40 
Stravinsky: Threni - 4
Takemitsu: Toward the Sea I - 1
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde - 31
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The Diner / Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Last post by knight66 on Today at 07:26:28 PM »
Huh? My initial reaction to Ken's comments were only related to the apparently historical inaccuracy of the photo as the manuscript to Carmina Burana was found in central Europe near Bavaria. So I am not sure how the choice of ethnicity in the picture relates to the work. I wouldn't have have asked the question if Ken said why he thought the picture was bad.

You know what, you are continuing to dig a hole for yourself. Best now to leave this discussion alone or realise you are seen as being in the wrong and act accordingly.

Knight
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Opera and Vocal / Re: What Opera Are You Listening to Now?
« Last post by knight66 on Today at 07:23:22 PM »
The men casually pretend to go off to war considerably upsetting and worrying the women. They then misrepresent themselves and try to seduce one another’s partners. It does not get more cynical than that. They got what they deserved, well, a lot better ultimately.

Mike
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Your Top Five Melodists
« Last post by schnittkease on Today at 07:18:29 PM »
Can someone point me to an unforgettable melody by Raff?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDA_vSWIaoU&t=1624

One of his best, I think. Symphonies 9 & 10 are also pretty 'memorable' (whatever that means).
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Your Top Five Melodists
« Last post by schnittkease on Today at 07:14:33 PM »
Kodály and Enescu strike me as a great all-round melodists (the folk-music probably helps)
Ligeti, primarily for the tuneful piano music
Schnittke, especially in his film scores and polystylistic works

Toss-up: Borodin, Dvořák, Fauré, etc.

Oh, and Langgaard.
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Well its not like interdiction efforts were having any effect anyway.  If there is any silver lining from this debacle, maybe its that no one ever uses the phrase ‘zero tolerance’ again.  As bad as this has been, ‘zero tolerance’ on drugs has been much worse.  Its one thing to temporarily separate a child from a parent, quite another to do it with a long prison sentence
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by HIPster on Today at 06:57:31 PM »
Petrus Wilhelmi de Grudencz
Fifteenth-Century Music from Central Europe
La Morra
Glossa


I could listen to this kind of Renaissance music all day.

Very cool, Bubbles:)

I really like this group and was unaware of this release.

Cheers!

TD ~



A new arrival.  Wow!  What a first listen.

Recommended by both Karl Henning and Mirror Image;)
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The Polling Station / Favored Chamber Works Movements (Round Two)
« Last post by Sammy on Today at 06:50:56 PM »
Welcome to the 2nd qualifying round of Favored Chamber Works Movements.  Once again, there are 20 movements for our voting pleasure, and 3 of them will move forward to the final round.

Voter Rules:

1.  You may vote once daily.

2.  When yo vote, you will have 10 upward points to use as you wish except that no movement may receive more than 5 points.

3.  Round Two ends with the first movement to reach 100 points.

4.  The Half-Time Adjustment is in effect.  With the first work to garner 50 points, the 8 having the lowest scores will be eliminated from the game; this number could rise if there are ties toward the bottom of the board.

It's Voting Time:

Andre - durch - 0
Bach - Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no. 3 in E major/3 - 0
Bartók - Violin Sonata no. 2, Sz. 76/2 - 0
Beethoven - Piano Trio no. 7 "Archduke"/3 - 0
Bloch - String Quartet no. 1/2 - 0

Brahms - Clarinet Sonata in E flat major/1 - 0
Brahms - String Quartet no. 3/3 - 0
Cherubini - String Quartet no. 1/3 - 0
Dvořák - Piano Quartet no. 2/2 - 0
Ferneyhough - String Quartet no. 2 - 0

Haydn - String Quartet op. 20, no. 1 /1 - 5 (+5)
Janáček - Violin Sonata/1 - 0
Ligeti - 10 Pieces for Wind Quintet/9 - 0
Mozart - Clarinet Quintet/1 - 5 (+5)
Ornstein - Cello Sonata no. 1/2 - 0

Prokofiev - String Quartet no. 1/2 - 0
Saint-Saëns - Piano Trio no. 2/3 - 0
Schubert - String Quintet/2 - 0
Shostakovich - String Quartet no. 9/5 - 0
Vaughan Williams - Phantasy Quintet/2 - 0
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The Diner / Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Last post by Ken B on Today at 06:43:32 PM »
Huh? My initial reaction to Ken's comments were only related to the apparently historical inaccuracy of the photo as the manuscript to Carmina Burana was found in central Europe near Bavaria. So I am not sure how the choice of ethnicity in the picture relates to the work. I wouldn't have have asked the question if Ken said why he thought the picture was bad.
Bullshit.
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