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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Irons on Today at 01:39:03 AM »

According to the notes with this LP, when an older List wrote the third book of his travels he had "renounced woman and took up religion" which implies the two are connected ?! Very odd. That aside, this is not barnstorming Liszt but introverted, I find the music spiritual which is I guess what he meant. Another oddity (there is more) for some obscure reason he associated the cypress tree with morbidity. My favourite of the seven parts is the most melancholy and dark, "Aux cypr├ęs de la Villa d'Este: Threnodie (4-4)" which is the third of the set. I thought it strange that the second also sports the same title. So strange, a worthwhile quiz question. Hats off to GMG forum members, for as I could not be possibly more stingy with clues, they deduced the correct answer.
It fills my heart with mirth and glee that that airhead is the face of millennial Zionists.
General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Daverz on Today at 12:41:51 AM »
A very fine recording

I haven't spent much time with any of Haitink's many other recordings of No. 3, so I'll venture no comparisons.


The New York Times is so institutionally biased in favor of Israel that they have this ditz on staff spewing propaganda for the Apartheid Zionist Entity on a regular basis as a columnist.

In the below segment, her brain short-circuits under GENTLE questioning from Joe Rogan. She attempts to smear Tulsi Gabbard as an "Assad Toady" but can't spell "toady" or define what it means! Hilarious!

General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Traverso on Today at 12:36:57 AM »
Matthew Locke


Great Recordings and Reviews / Re: Early English Instrumental Music
« Last post by Mandryka on Today at 12:34:17 AM »

This is, in fact, Phantasm's second Locke recording, as if proof were needed of their commitment to making sense of the composer's music.

This is played less for thrill, less vigorously, more peacefully and lyrically than their later recording, to me they feel very much at ease with themselves and the music, relaxed about playing it. I haven't checked but maybe the line up was different, maturer, in the first recording.  The sound of the ensemble is more sinewy in the later recording, the harmonies more interestingly crunchy, which suites their wired interpretation.
Composer Discussion / Re: Haydn's Haus
« Last post by Daverz on Today at 12:33:13 AM »
The Lindsays, perhaps?
Composer Discussion / Re: Vaughan Williams's Veranda
« Last post by vandermolen on January 23, 2019, 10:36:26 PM »
Surprisingly, or not so surprisingly, I found his performance of A London Symphony of the original 1913 version to be stellar, but little else grabbed me in his Chandos series. Generally, I find his work on EMI to be much better.

Largely agree John although I liked the short work works coupled with Symphony 5 like 'The Pilgrim's Pavement'. I saw him conduct a live performance of Symphony 9 shortly before his premature death. I'm sorry that it was not recorded as it would have helped to complete his Chandos cycle apart from Sinfonia Antartica.
And this just in!  His regular doctor thinks that a FULL RECOVERY is not unreasonable!!!  8) 0:)

Great to hear! This is cause for celebration: round of drinks on me everyone! Cheers!
General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Mirror Image on January 23, 2019, 10:08:21 PM »
Thanks. Yeah, in particular the second movement of that performance was really quite moving without becoming depressingly doleful. And I love it when everything comes together like that.

Good to hear, man. Glad you enjoyed it.
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