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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by ørfeo on Today at 02:17:25 AM »
Using Deezer to explore a whole series of Brahms opuses that are vocal music:

op.27, Psalm 13 for female chorus with organ
op.28, Four Duets for alto and baritone (these are excellent, listening to a recording on the CPO label)
op.29, Two Motets for mixed chorus
op.30, Geistliches Lied for mixed chorus and organ
op.31, Three Quartets for soprano, alto, tenor and bass
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The Jazz Lounge / Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Last post by king ubu on Today at 02:13:37 AM »



Those two followed later, after the Borderlands Trio - and they're different animals, all three, albeit all in Standard piano trio format. Crump has two terrific and very much awake cohorts in Kris Davis and Eric McPherson - the disc captures them live and it's exciting, surprising, taking many unexpected turns. Excellent in my book!

The Aaron Parks Album is more of a post-impressionist, Bill Evans-influenced album - subdued and yes, sometimes I found it pretty boring, alas. Was hoping Ben Street (I'm not sure I ever liked him as much as here, but maybe I just paid more attention than usual because the piano didn't capture me much?) and most of all Billy Hart would make a difference, but from my first impression, it's just a so-so Album, alas.

The Django Bates one is somewhat better - just in case: all of these were first spins and these are rough, first impressions. It covers a more varied ground - as is to be expected with Bates (who is very fine on the wonderful new album by Anouar Brahem - now that's easily THE current ECM rec!). Some of it though sounded unsurprising and pretty predictable again in that yurpeen frickle-dickle-pretended-energy-playing manner (the kind of "avantgarde" that ECM can really still take and actually has turned arrière-garde a while ago, but when done right can still work occasionally, I guess ... i.e. I never got what the fuss was about EST, although one should not speak badly about the dead).
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On Trump's possible visit to the UK:

"The former UK ambassador to Washington, Sir Christopher Meyer, said many Americans, including those had not voted for Trump, would be offended if the invitation was withdrawn.

He said: “The government is right to say the invitation is on the table,” but he added the visit would be highly circumscribed due to the security risk, posed by “enormous demonstrations and public disorder”. He said: “It may so scaled down the public will hardly see him and it will barely justify being called a state visit.” "

Such offensive people as Trump are usually banned from entering the UK. But of course, such people are not the POTUS.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/12/donald-trump-visit-to-uk-expected-in-new-year-says-us-ambassador         
In a way it's too bad. It would be cathartic to see huge crowds protesting the rape-y-racist-otus.
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Great Recordings and Reviews / Re: The Romantics in Period Performances
« Last post by milk on Today at 02:07:06 AM »

I just started listening to this but, so far, very lively and (beautiful sound design).
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Great Recordings and Reviews / Re: New Releases
« Last post by king ubu on Today at 02:04:29 AM »
But this OTOH:



I'm not sure ... still remember the extensive Musicweb review of the Phase 4 cube box (Parts 6-8 for Stokowski) - but still, it's a tempting one.

http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2014/Oct14/Phase4_boxset_intro.htm
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On Trump's possible visit to the UK:

"The former UK ambassador to Washington, Sir Christopher Meyer, said many Americans, including those had not voted for Trump, would be offended if the invitation was withdrawn.

He said: “The government is right to say the invitation is on the table,” but he added the visit would be highly circumscribed due to the security risk, posed by “enormous demonstrations and public disorder”. He said: “It may so scaled down the public will hardly see him and it will barely justify being called a state visit.” "

Such offensive people as Trump are usually banned from entering the UK. But of course, such people are not the POTUS.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/12/donald-trump-visit-to-uk-expected-in-new-year-says-us-ambassador         
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Composer Discussion / Re: Bruckner's Abbey
« Last post by SurprisedByBeauty on Today at 01:40:40 AM »
I had another several listens I think it's all vintage Bruckner. The passage that most convinced me was the second subject (roughly 2.00 - 4.00 in the Jurowski recording).

It certainly sounds very Brucknerish. I had the same impression on first and subsequent listening. Almost too lush, but that might be due to the faux-Mahlerian orchestration of Guersching's.
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The Diner / Re: Three-Word Posts
« Last post by aligreto on Today at 01:33:27 AM »
Cool, calm Canadians
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The Diner / Re: Six-letter-word posts
« Last post by aligreto on Today at 01:31:14 AM »
Carols
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by aligreto on Today at 01:26:23 AM »
Vivaldi: Cello Concerti RV 400 & RV 422 [Wallfisch/Kraemer]....


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