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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Purchases Today
« Last post by Introverted on Today at 12:55:06 AM »
Latest Buy:




I like Bax' Symphonies and have been wanting to pick up this item on CD for a while - pleased to be able to buy from an Australian seller (so I won't have to wait too long to receive it).
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By the way, as Que writes, everything has been said before, and a new discussion of this topic is not that urgent.

Of course. I was just in my contrarian mode.  :D
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Madiel on Today at 12:32:38 AM »
My unprofessional take on the HIP movement is that I overall I am very happy it happened so that big band Bach a la von Karajan is not the primary option any longer, but I also don't see why one has to take sides and reject either. For Bach, for example, I much prefer HIP for his orchestral and vocal music but more often listen to his keyboard output on a modern piano than on a harpsichord. Should we not rejoice at the range of options? In the end, as far as I am concerned, a committed and informed performance (which takes many shapes and applies applies to old-school as well) is more important than ideology.

I'm exactly the same with Bach in particular. Hearing the balance of the instruments in an orchestra or in a cantata with HIP was a revelation. Having a concerto with a recorder and a trumpet in it suddenly makes sense.

But I'm yet to come on board with listening to the solo keyboard music on anything other than piano.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Mandryka on Today at 12:03:41 AM »
Good morning, Harry:)

It's pity both ensembles did the same piece.
The Huelgas performance is superb, so for my 1st Graindelavoix recording I might pick another...
Any suggestions?  :)

Q

Why don’t you come and see them in Utrecht next month sing Gesualdo? I mean you could probably drive home after the concert!
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Great Recordings and Reviews / Re: New Releases
« Last post by Mandryka on July 20, 2019, 11:55:18 PM »
I own vol. 1 and 2. I am not sure, that I shall collect the other volumes. You are right that he is a scholar and uses interesting instruments, but there is something in his playing, which leaves me unengaged. Probably I feel that he lacks sufficient imagination to play these demanding works. I am much more keen on his recordings of early Italian baroque music.

My last experience with him in Italian music was not so positive, it was Andrea Gabrieli’s Missa Beata Virginie, which seemed two dimensional, insufficient light and shade, highs and lows, from within the counterpoint. I much preferred Roberto Loreggian in that mass.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by The new erato on July 20, 2019, 11:52:52 PM »


A very good disc, fine playing and great sound.

Reicha is a great polyphonist, and this collection of quartet fugues are very appelaing (the Ivan Ilic disc on Chandos is also very appealing).
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Que on July 20, 2019, 11:35:29 PM »
Next, some Spanish Baroque by Antonio Rodríguez de Hita:


http://www.musica-dei-donum.org/cd_reviews/Lauda_LAU009.html

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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Que on July 20, 2019, 11:04:31 PM »
I for one recommend the Graindelavoix recording.
A very good morning Que.

Good morning, Harry:)

It's pity both ensembles did the same piece.
The Huelgas performance is superb, so for my 1st Graindelavoix recording I might pick another...
Any suggestions?  :)

Q
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The Diner / Re: Anglo-American 'Special Relationship'.
« Last post by Que on July 20, 2019, 10:55:52 PM »
How did the UK into this mess?  ???

How Trump’s arch-hawk lured Britain into a dangerous trap to punish Iran.

1. These oil supplies have been going on for quite some time, and nobody has lifted a finger. Another country that buys Iranian oil is... China....
2. John Bolton is a known warmonger.

Did the UK want to get in Trump's good book? Because it feels vunerable due to Brexit?  ::)

Anyway, John Bolton is laughing his ass of....

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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by "Harry" on July 20, 2019, 10:52:37 PM »
Morning listening:


From this recording: Thomas Ashwell's Missa Ave Maria.
The same piece as on the Graindelavoix recording.


Q



I for one recommend the Graindelavoix recording.
A very good morning Que.
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