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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Traverso on Today at 05:43:45 AM »
Schönberg





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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Traverso on Today at 05:08:54 AM »
Definitely got my eyes on  that box.

Me:

Inspired by maestro Walton's 4th Symphony (Tilson-Thomas).

Don't wait too long before it is oop  ;)
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Andy D. on Today at 05:01:00 AM »
Xenakis

Metastasis
Diamorphoses
Concret
Analogique A et B
Orient- Occident
Morsima-Amorsima
Nomos Alpha
Anaktoria



Listening to the music of Iannis Xenakis is like being hit by a hailstorm.

Definitely got my eyes on  that box.

Me:

Inspired by maestro Walton's 4th Symphony (Tilson-Thomas).
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by aligreto on Today at 04:33:26 AM »
Schumann: Marchenerzahlungen Op. 132 [Plane-Dukes-Rahman Trio]





This is charming, appealing and very attractive music and it is well played here.
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GMG News / Re: Bug report
« Last post by Marc on Today at 04:13:18 AM »
Yep.

Slow loading again. Very irritating. And yes, I think this issue has got something to do with it:

http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,29102.0.html

Loads of unwanted 'guests'.

(I hope Rob reads this thread frequently.)
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Composer Discussion / Kate Soper (b. 1981)
« Last post by Crudblud on Today at 03:54:16 AM »
Probably my favourite living composer, and one of my own generation (we are separated by about eight years), the US soprano Kate Soper has been creating some truly excellent and exciting works over the past ten years (at least). I did a quick search for a thread about her, and finding no such thread thought I would make one myself. Her style strikes me as a meeting point of Robert Ashley's spoken word "opera" and the dense, showy phantasmagoria of Luciano Berio's vocal works, but bringing a certain something of her own which I haven't really been able to pinpoint—I think my love of mystery is precisely what draws me to uniquely characterful composers like Soper.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/LCAt4mKhCpY" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/LCAt4mKhCpY</a>
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Great Recordings and Reviews / Re: J.S. Bach on the Organ
« Last post by Marc on Today at 03:50:15 AM »
Thanks for the link to the Winsemius- a wonderful reading.

I have no idea about HIP performances, nor do I care. I have, however, been very impressed by many. It is not that I don't favour them, like my favourite of the Bach Cello Suites by Anner Bijlsma, but that the performance trumps all (sorry to use a word that is debased these days by the capitalized one).

I can understand the blandness of the Hurford on my computer speakers. In fact, many of the recordings to which I have listened linked by members here sound better on them than on my big system. There, the limitations of the recordings stand out and are far less enjoyable. My stereo system is ruthless, and I am an audiophile. One of the 'problems' of the Hurford is how closely it is recorded. On a small system, like my computer speakers, that is unattractive. On my big system in a largish room, that doesn't matter so much. What remains on both, however, is the absolute clarity of all of the voices in the performance. Furthermore, I bop (Is one supposed to bop to Bach?) to the music. It is infectious. I dance  :)

I bop on Bach, too.
I bop on many music, but Bach is my top bop.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Que on Today at 03:38:03 AM »
Next:


Q
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Biffo on Today at 03:35:01 AM »
Gerusalemme liberata - Ensemble Elyma directed by Gabriel Garrido. The Monteverdi box (discussed elsewhere in this forum) from Garrido has two discs of works that are settings from Tasso's La Gerusalemme liberata. The longest (and probably best known) is Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda by Monteverdi. The rest of the discs contain mainly madrigals by Monteverdi and his contemporaries. Today I am listening to the first disc which has the Combattimento and madrigals relating to Armida. Fine performances but annoyingly no texts are provided.
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The Diner / Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Last post by aligreto on Today at 03:33:08 AM »

Me, yesterday:




You had a full listening session yesterday  8)
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