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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by aligreto on Today at 06:08:57 AM »
Ha!

hahahahahahahaha!

[catching breath]

Haha...


Yes, very naive of me; I know this now but I thought it might me amusing to admit it  ;D
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by aligreto on Today at 06:06:51 AM »
Rameau: Pieces de clavecin en concerts, Premier Concert [Rousset/Terakado/Uemura]





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it' s not the same party, it's the party with the same name.

Think of conjoined twins.

There was a relatively consistent alignment in the direction of Trump-esque populism over the course of Obama's presidency; it just took that long for the wing of the GOP that wanted someone like Trump to gain enough of a voice in the primaries.  Even though the Tea Party's ostensible platform was the opposite of what Trump is doing in several ways, the populist anger that they tapped into helped to form Trump's coalition.
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Bernstein



My local library had this set, with the blu-ray, so I was interested in hearing what a few more channels could do in this music.  The sound still feels of its time, but I do hear extra presence from the surround mix.
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Rachmaninov's gorgeous second symphony in a great performance from Rozhdestvensky and the LSO.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: The Early Music Club (EMC)
« Last post by Mandryka on Today at 05:27:25 AM »
Very forceful singing, like in their Endzeitfragmente, Sequentia are always interesting.

Too bloody forceful if you ask me. In this and Enszeitfragmente they seem to have sacrificed nuance and refinement for melodrama and punch. Part of it may be a product of recording quality, in the later recordings they sound like they’re singing right in my face. Don’t like it.
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The Diner / Re: The most boring music you've heard
« Last post by The new erato on Today at 05:14:20 AM »
I love Brahms, lieder and Baroque (at least the good stuff). Things I am indifferent to is much Italian opera and Messiaen mostly bores me, though many composers have their longeurs in singular works. Not Brahms and Bach though.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Daverz on Today at 05:14:11 AM »
Zelenka: Concerto a 8



I wish Zelenka had written more orchestral music.  Did any other Baroque composers write anything so delightful.  Only Bach and Telemann sometimes come close.

The whole Camerata Bern box above is full of delights, but it's now OOP and CDs are silly expensive.  Presto has lossless downloads:

https://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/classical/products/7924661--zelenka-capriccios-nos-1-5-etc
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by ritter on Today at 05:11:14 AM »
On the way to the gym today, caught Roberto Gerhard’s Pedrelliana on Spanish National Radio. Pedrelliana is a loving homage to the founding father of Spanish musicology, Felipe Pedrell, a man who exerted an enormous influence on most relevant Spanish composers of the first half of the 20th century. The piece is the third movement to Gethard’s Sinfonía homenaje a Pedrell from 1941, but was intended by its composer as a stand-alone piece too. Victor Pablo Pérez conducted the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra.



What a pleasant surprise to relisten to this beautiful work!  :)
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