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That is a great set.  I also enjoy this one a lot.



I bought this when it first came out but haven't listened to it much.  I am now.  I generally like Hewitt's playing.
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The Diner / Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Last post by SimonNZ on Today at 03:39:32 PM »



I owe a great debt of gratitude to this film because it was through watching it that I was first introduced to the "Four Last Songs" by R Strauss many years ago now.

That was how I first heard of them too. Though they named the wrong song in the end credits. I wonder if later dvd editions corrected that. Showcased really well in that great slow pan across a wall of photojournalism to end on a photo on the far wall of Sigourney.
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Irish? South African?

Neither.  :D
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by aligreto on Today at 03:15:15 PM »
Lutoslawski: Les Espaces du Sommeil [Lutoslawski]....


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You're welcome, Spineur.

I neglected to mention Marcelle Meyer and Yvonne Lefťbure among the older French pianists (& Reine Gianoli), as I haven't heard their Ravel.  I'm curious--did they know Ravel personally?   I do know that Meyer was Erik Satie's favorite pianist, and as a young woman she worked on Debussy's Preludes with Debussy, so I would imagine her Ravel is worthwhile.
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Composing and Performing / Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Last post by k a rl h e nn i ng on Today at 02:49:52 PM »
Fresh mp3
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Composing and Performing / Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Last post by k a rl h e nn i ng on Today at 02:47:13 PM »
Yesterday, I made a start on what will eventually be a symphony for band, titled Karlís Big (But Happily Incomplete) Map to the Body.

The first movement is The Nerves.  And this is just a start.

At the a little progress each day stage.
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Played the Ravel from Marcelle Meyer's big EMI box again yesterday and think it's excellent! Not as deeply into the music ao I could point out favourites for particular pieces though.

I haven't heard her Ravel, just her Bach.  But it reminded me of a recording I've wondered about:



Anyone know it and would offer some comments?
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