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The Jazz Lounge / Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Last post by SimonNZ on Today at 05:49:27 PM »


Eivind Aarset - Dream Logic (2012)
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When I started collecting records the Nonesuch LPs were both inexpensive and colourful with their almost psychedelic art covers. I confess to having bought some records on that basis alone (had little or no idea what the music was like).





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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Daverz on Today at 05:27:38 PM »
I love Raff's 5th Symphony, especially the spectral finale. I like Bernard Herrmann's old Unicorn performance although there is a very good one on ASV as well.

The ASV is Yondoni Butt with the Philharmonia.  I like that one, but it comes in for criticism as being a "run through". 



I also have the Herrmann on CD:



Then there is Järvi, who is way faster than everyone else because he supposedly follows Raff's metronome marks.  I haven't heard it yet, maybe I'll check it out if Amazon Music has it.

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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by André on Today at 05:24:49 PM »


High voltage stuff. What a finale !
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by André on Today at 05:23:52 PM »
I've heard more superficially virtuoso performances, but few match his weighty, majestic playing. Superb sound.



+ 1. A magnificent disc.
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The Diner / Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Last post by milk on Today at 04:44:31 PM »


Rewatched both.
The Martian: good book but incredibly boring and overlong movie. Thumbs down. Though, it's probably great for kids to get them interested in science.
Interstellar: Again: for the love of God, make a movie under 2 hours if you can. I thought this movie failed on both ends: I didn't fall for the father-daughter emotional hook and I didn't find the theoretical-big-idea stuff to be so fascinating. plus point? great visuals.
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noticed this today on streaming. who's the target audience?
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I've heard more superficially virtuoso performances, but few match his weighty, majestic playing. Superb sound.

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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Traverso on Today at 03:41:23 PM »


The only a capella performance I know of Dufay’s final motet, Moribus et genere. 

I have a friend who worked with Hilliard Ensemble at the time of this recording. I once asked him how they came to develop such an original conception of the music they perform. He was clear in his response: it all came about through giving live concerts, they learned from their experience in concerts. They were superstars of a kind, he compared them to The Kings Singers in that respect, and so they had more chance to perform live than most other early music ensembles.

Yes,in those days with Paul Hillier they were super stars ,Shining stars. :)
The record bussiness was  still healthy.
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Composer Discussion / Re: Mahler Mania, Rebooted
« Last post by André on Today at 03:34:28 PM »
Mahler protégé Oskar Fried gave the Berlin premiere of the 7th in 1911. A young Scherchen played in the viola section on that occasion. When the Westminster recording was made in 1953 it was his first reacquaintance with the work since playing it under Fried. And yes, it sounds as if it’s being composed on the spot. The first 2 movements in particular sound totally sui generis.
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