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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by amw on Today at 10:04:00 PM »


New release from a trio I've generally enjoyed.
This is significantly more fun than the Mozart and I may buy it or something if it's ever cheap. (Meanwhile definitely added to my favourites in Qobuz.)

In terms of "completeness" this is at the low end of the scale: includes the Gassenhauer Trio but none of the variations or WoOs and definitely not the Symphony No. 2. Still, all the important works are there, so, w/e.
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Composer Discussion / Re: Havergal Brian.
« Last post by J.Z. Herrenberg on Today at 10:00:11 PM »
@Krummholz Your suggestion has its merits. Using the Third Symphony as a sort of late-Romantic bridge to the tougher scores. It would be more expensive to produce, though, compared to the later smaller ones  (two pianos).

@kyjo Good to hear it! I suggest you try No. 8 next, Groves + Liverpool Philharmonic. To many this is the quintessential Brian symphony, all dramatic contrast with no easy resolution. A fascinating piece.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Purchases Today
« Last post by Mookalafalas on Today at 09:55:11 PM »
Splurged at this at my local shop. It was about $35 dollars, regular price. I don't know if it was a mistake or what, but that is about 1/2 the Amazon price.

 

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The Diner / Re: You Know You're Watching a Stupid Movie When...
« Last post by α | on Today at 09:52:51 PM »
I like when Jim Carrey completely looses his shit in 'Liar liar", you know the scene where he is beating himself up in the toilet room? and smashing his head with a toilet seat? hilarious, crazy comedy moment  8) ....though the rest of the film is frustrating  :laugh:
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Mandryka on Today at 09:52:49 PM »


Very decent performances in the mainstream/big band tradition (although hints of HIP influence in re vibrato etc). Sound quality might be their best feature but no complaints >.>

That's about right.
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An interesting recently started podcast I just learned about:

What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law

Each shortish episode gives an overview and explanation of Constitutional text (or lack thereof) and legal precedent (or lack thereof) for various facets of troubling Trump behaviour.
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The Diner / Re: You Know You're Watching a Stupid Movie When...
« Last post by α | on Today at 09:49:37 PM »
...it's written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

....with exception of "Unbreakable" and "Split" which are both actually great films!



And "The Happening" is considered 'so bad it's good' by some
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Obama's standards were executive fiats if something didn't go his way. The so-called DREAM act sponsored by Harry Reid in 2011 failed to pass Congress. No problemo, Obumo signed an executive order the next year to offer legal status to about 1.7 million illegals. The point about unvetted immigration is that it opened the way for criminals and drug runners, not to mention attracting jobs away from citizens.

It's high time you were in my twit filter. Adding now.

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Composer Discussion / Re: Havergal Brian.
« Last post by kyjo on Today at 09:41:31 PM »
Just finished listening to Brian's Symphony no. 6 in the LPO/Fredman recording on Lyrita. I really enjoyed it! Brian shows himself to be a masterful orchestrator in this piece, and is able to create some very special atmospheres through unique choices of instrumental color.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by amw on Today at 09:38:02 PM »


New release from a trio I've generally enjoyed.
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