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Composer Discussion / Re: Ottorino Respighi(1879-1936)
« Last post by Brewski on Today at 08:25:22 AM »
Lately have been loving this live Feste Romane, recorded at the 2013 Proms, with Vasily Petrenko and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. (The first-ever Proms performance.)

My favorite version since hearing Muti and Chicago years ago.

Composer Discussion / Re: Kurt Atterberg (1887-1974)
« Last post by kyjo on Today at 08:19:51 AM »
Has anyone ever heard one of Atterberg's operas?  As far as I can find, they've never been recorded but I bet their good since he has such a melodic and dramatic gift.

I found a complete recording of Aladdin on YT, and it’s in very good sound quality:

Act I:
Act II:
Act III:

He appears to have written six operas - here’s hoping for commercial recordings soon! I’m sure they contain some wonderful music. Also awaiting commercial recordings are his ballet Per Svinaherde as well as a Requiem and other choral/orchestral works.

General Classical Music Discussion / Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Last post by DaveF on Today at 08:13:20 AM »

CD 3

La Stravaganza  concertos 1-6

Did you intend this to be here, or did it stray in from the "Purchases" or "Listening" thread?  (I'd like to know of a cheap download, if you do  :))
Composer Discussion / Re: Ottorino Respighi(1879-1936)
« Last post by kyjo on Today at 08:12:31 AM »
It’s a shame that Simon didn’t become more well-known, but perhaps this has enabled him to record the music he wanted. A certain expectation in repertoire seems to come to a conductor who gets really popular and perhaps he didn’t want any part of that, which I wouldn’t blame him.

General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Dodecaphonic survey
« Last post by 71 dB on Today at 08:04:55 AM »
Thanks! I received 35 answers as now and ~50 would make a good sample.

So, $forum_member, if you haven’t already taken it, take it! And if you have, please consider sharing it with your classical-listening friends or social media.

You should have at least 36 now since I just took the survey.
General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by Christo on Today at 08:00:10 AM »
A first listen to Pierné I think...

I think I prefer it over Daphnis et Chloë, its closest comparison both in style and in time. Curious to learn what you hold of it.  :)
The Diner / Re: 2020, Biden Vs Trump: The Fate of a Nation
« Last post by Gurn Blanston on Today at 07:54:38 AM »

I'm guessing posting Tucker Carlson clips falls under the same rubric, except it's supposed to save folks the trouble of reading, thinking or anything.


Composer Discussion / Re: Albinoni, Tomaso - The Other Venetian!
« Last post by 71 dB on Today at 07:45:21 AM »
Albinoni: Cantatas Op. 4

Well the above CD finally arrived but it certainly was worth the wait for me.

CD 1: Cantatas for Soprano - The Soprano, Silvia Frigato is clear and bright in her delivery.
CD 2: Cantatas for Contralto - These Cantatas are somewhat more subdued in tone than the first set. They are, however, very appealing.

The intimate accompaniment is both consistently tasteful and elegant throughout the set.

Thanks for these comments! I have been semi-interested of this set...
Composer Discussion / Re: Kurt Atterberg (1887-1974)
« Last post by 71 dB on Today at 07:41:12 AM »
That's too bad, it has been interesting to read.

Nice to hear this, but MI hasn't been happy about what I write. Anyway, I will probably explore more Atterberg beyond the Symphonies, taking it slowly, but don't expect comments here*. More and more I feel it's just better to keep everything to yourself. Seems to be the best way to keep other people happy. The second you open your mouth, someone somewhere loses their cool.  :P

* Perhaps if a work blows my mind I may tell about it.
General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Dodecaphonic survey
« Last post by arpeggio on Today at 07:30:58 AM »
Some tonal music I like; some I dislike.
Some dodecaphonic music I like, some I dislike.
Some composers do a better job with it than others. 
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