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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by André on Today at 04:40:07 PM »

Siegmund von Hausegger is well known as a conductor for having introduced the ‘real’ Bruckner 5th and 9th symphonies to audiences in the early 30s, playing the corrupt Löwe edition and the new Haas/Orel edition back to back in the same concerts. He made the first recording of the 9th with his orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic. One of his conducting students at the Munich Conservatory was Eugen Jochum.

As a composer he is influenced by Liszt and Reger, but I also detect some Busoni and (maybe) Scriabine. All the works presented in the CPO series (including the Natursymphonie) are major discoveries. Potent, intoxicating stuff.
It is depressing for sure, but there is hope. As horrible as Trump's presidency has been it can have also some positive effects in making american wake up politically. Trump won partly because the voting activity among evangelicals was high. The other side must be active too. Left-wing candidates have been pretty successful in primaries despite of the money disanvantage so there IS activity on the left now and it works. It is actually quite easy for America to get out of this mess: Always vote for the furthest left candidate (the ones who don't take corporate money) and vote on every election to outnumber evangelicals who will always vote for the furthest right candidate no matter what. If enough americans do that things can really change for the better.
Success in primaries does not equal success in general elections.
There are actually a lot of American gun owners. They don't subscribe to the NRA extremism but they don't think guns should be banned.
There are a lot of Americans like me, who think the feminist idea that terminating a human life before birth is essential to female equality, is wrong. If your rights are based on the death of others, your rights are BS.
Buckley's maxim, that the GOP should nominate the most electable conservative, applies equally to the Left.  Nominate the most electable progressive.
The Diner / Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
« Last post by George on Today at 04:22:19 PM »

Pre-Order. Released on November 2.
Composer Discussion / Re: Ruth Gipps (1921-99)
« Last post by JBS on Today at 04:06:05 PM »
Listened to the 4th Symphony from the new Chandos CD yesterday and was quite impressed. Gipps very much has a language of her own, sometimes elusive but always accessible and colorful with unique touches in the orchestration. Her writing for woodwinds is especially ear-catching, which makes sense as she was an oboist herself. I certainly hope Chandos goes on to record more of her music!

Yes, yes. I played the CD for the first time last night and it was obvious why so many people here like it.
General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Purchases Today
« Last post by JBS on Today at 04:00:39 PM »
Ordered a couple of days ago

Finally landed today.
Opera and Vocal / Re: What Opera Are You Listening to Now?
« Last post by JBS on Today at 03:53:31 PM »
Kammeroper aus Terezin

Its origins can be overemphasized. What this work is (in this performance)  is a postWeill chamber opera giving symbolic expression to a world given over to Death despite Death's objections.
General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by JBS on Today at 03:50:02 PM »
First listen to this work. The liner notes try to eludicate the differences in the source material. What emerges in this recording is a post-Weill chamber ooera.
The Jazz Lounge / Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Last post by SimonNZ on Today at 03:21:28 PM »

Michael Galasso - Scenes (1983)
Chick Corea and Gary Burton - Lyric Suite For Sextet (1983)
The Diner / Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Last post by George on Today at 03:20:28 PM »

First spin.
The Diner / Re: Brexit Negotiations.
« Last post by Mr. Minnow on Today at 02:23:40 PM »
Seems to be total meltdown.

Today's laughable display of infantile histrionics stirring display of standing up for Britain will probably get May through the party conference, but that's about it. Especially odd was her claim that the EU 27 had suddenly sprung their objections to undermining the single market on her at this late stage, when they've been telling her that for the last two years.

Naturally the Brexiters are delighted. They're now pushing her to go for a Canada-type FTA, which doesn't replicate the frictionless trade we have in the single market or do anything to solve the problem of the Irish border, or crash out with no deal at all. Operation Clusterfuck is right on track. 
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