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The Diner / Re: Brexit Negotiations.
« Last post by Mr. Minnow on Today at 02:23:40 PM »
Seems to be total meltdown.

Today's laughable display of infantile histrionics stirring display of standing up for Britain will probably get May through the party conference, but that's about it. Especially odd was her claim that the EU 27 had suddenly sprung their objections to undermining the single market on her at this late stage, when they've been telling her that for the last two years.

Naturally the Brexiters are delighted. They're now pushing her to go for a Canada-type FTA, which doesn't replicate the frictionless trade we have in the single market or do anything to solve the problem of the Irish border, or crash out with no deal at all. Operation Clusterfuck is right on track. 
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: War Horses Rediscovered.
« Last post by schnittkease on Today at 01:49:55 PM »
If the original question was whether Gardiner has recorded any SCHUMAN then i think the answer is no.

You beat me to it!
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by ritter on Today at 01:23:33 PM »
A classic Domaine Musical program, recorded live in 1956 (conducted by Rudolf Albert):


The CD reissue includes Jean-Claude Eloy’s Équivalences as a bonus (conducted by Boulez in 1964).

From this set:

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Yet another totally original interpretation of a masterpiece by my favorite active conductor-orchestra combo. Take note especially in the first movement: One of the most famously revolutionary dissonances in the history has never, ever, ever been recorded like this before.

Just streamed today at work, Brian. Not ideal on the earbuds but just couldn't wait. Excellent performance of the Eroica, haven't listened to the Concerto yet. Again, similar to their 5th and 7th of LvB, there is a level of intensity and excitement from this combo that is unmatched these days.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Brian on Today at 12:43:47 PM »
And he's quite proud of it.  ;D "You've never heard it like that!" he's recently grinned at me. [Yes, I see the humble-brag. Sorry.]

It's been sitting on my desk, unopened, for a whole week, because I wanted to make time to REALLY listen to it.
Good on you - it definitely reminded me that listening to such a piece should be an event, bookended by some moments of silence to contemplate the journey. I didn't continue to the Strauss. Some performances are not conducive to the GMG mode of listening to CDs for 5 hours at a time...!
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Brian on Today at 12:42:16 PM »
Apparently the one of the most famously revolutionary dissonances in history that I have never heard of. Pardon my ignorance, but what are you talking about? The bit where the horn seems to enter early?
That's one - another (edit: and the one which I meant) at the climax a bit earlier which builds up to the harsh sound of trumpets on the "wrong" note.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by ritter on Today at 12:35:49 PM »
Jacques Lenot’s most interesting late-serial vocal music:

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It is depressing for sure, but there is hope. As horrible as Trump's presidency has been it can have also some positive effects in making american wake up politically. Trump won partly because the voting activity among evangelicals was high. The other side must be active too. Left-wing candidates have been pretty successful in primaries despite of the money disanvantage so there IS activity on the left now and it works. It is actually quite easy for America to get out of this mess: Always vote for the furthest left candidate (the ones who don't take corporate money) and vote on every election to outnumber evangelicals who will always vote for the furthest right candidate no matter what. If enough americans do that things can really change for the better.

That is what one of the messages of the film.
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Yet another totally original interpretation of a masterpiece by my favorite active conductor-orchestra combo. Take note especially in the first movement: One of the most famously revolutionary dissonances in the history has never, ever, ever been recorded like this before.

Apparently the one of the most famously revolutionary dissonances in history that I have never heard of. Pardon my ignorance, but what are you talking about? The bit where the horn seems to enter early?
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Yet another totally original interpretation of a masterpiece by my favorite active conductor-orchestra combo. Take note especially in the first movement: One of the most famously revolutionary dissonances in the history has never, ever, ever been recorded like this before.

And he's quite proud of it.  ;D "You've never heard it like that!" he's recently grinned at me. [Yes, I see the humble-brag. Sorry.]

It's been sitting on my desk, unopened, for a whole week, because I wanted to make time to REALLY listen to it.
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