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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103980 on: December 07, 2017, 12:39:19 PM »
If you can play SACD's, the upgrade is noticeably better.

http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=103970

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You are correct and I do have the facility. This is such a strong performance to begin with  8)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103981 on: December 07, 2017, 01:02:31 PM »
Schubert: Symphony No. 9 [Solti]....





The Vienna Philharmonic are in very fine voice in this superlative, strong, taut, buoyant rendition.

I am curious to check this out; it isn't all that often I hear this orchestra sound above the level of a youth orchestra.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103982 on: December 07, 2017, 01:02:36 PM »
Excellent kyjo, that cycle is quite worthy of appreciating. What other works do you know by Langgaard?

I also know his Symphonies 3, 4, 12, 13, and 14. I look forward to exploring more of his output!
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103983 on: December 07, 2017, 01:04:25 PM »
You are correct and I do have the facility. This is such a strong performance to begin with  8)

Agreed. While I've listened to a number of recordings of the Brahms, Heifetz/Reiner/RCA is the only one l own.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103984 on: December 07, 2017, 01:08:46 PM »
Kraus: Symphony in C major [Sundkvist]....


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103985 on: December 07, 2017, 01:09:21 PM »
Agreed. While I've listened to a number of recordings of the Brahms, Heifetz/Reiner/RCA is the only one l own.

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LKB

But you are well served   :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103986 on: December 07, 2017, 01:12:56 PM »
But you are well served   :)

Most assuredly!

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103987 on: December 07, 2017, 02:36:43 PM »
The Sauer

On repeat: Cavatina. Larghetto amoroso. Bliss to die for. The Scherzo (and especially the trio) is also a gem. The outer movements, while not particularly memorable, are engaging and enjoyable. A very fine concerto.

+1 That Cavatina is really special indeed :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103988 on: December 07, 2017, 03:36:20 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103989 on: December 07, 2017, 05:05:00 PM »
This new recording arrived today. "The Trout" has never been a favorite piece of mine, but this performance has certainly improved my opinion! Very energetic.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103990 on: December 07, 2017, 05:44:32 PM »
On Wenlock Edge:

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103991 on: December 07, 2017, 06:19:56 PM »


Quartet No.6 in Eb

I'm not sure if I've actually heard this quartet before. The first movement, in particular, is beautiful.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103992 on: December 07, 2017, 06:25:15 PM »



Disc two.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103993 on: December 07, 2017, 07:02:42 PM »
On Wenlock Edge:



Hello MI, how is the recording? I have the old Partridge/LMG effort on EMI, and am curious about Gilchrist & company.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103994 on: December 07, 2017, 07:23:45 PM »
Tonight, Martinu in a very Stravinsky-ish mode

Those who like Stravinsky should like Martinu, especially when he writes in this vein.
Then, from the Menuhin Century box, the first CD (Sonatas 1-3 and 6) from this cycle recorded in the 1950s. Had to wade through several pages of recordings with sister Hepzibah, with son Jeremy, and with Kempff (the DG cycle) before Amazon yielded the one I needed.


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103995 on: December 07, 2017, 07:26:18 PM »
All via Tidal:

Walton: Symphony No. 2


I've never understood the ambivalence shown toward this symphony in some quarters.  It's always seemed to me to be a distillation of everything exciting about this composer.   Excellent performance.

Amanda Harberg: Viola Concerto.


A very fine neo-Romantic work.

Fernstroem: Symphony No. 6.  As seen on GMG!


Indeed, sounds very intriguing so far.




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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103996 on: December 07, 2017, 07:52:35 PM »
Chin: Clarinet Concerto
Kari Krikku, New York Philharmonic, cond. Gilbert
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103997 on: December 07, 2017, 08:09:10 PM »
Return to Martinu

Sonata for Flute, Violin, and Piano H. 254
Sonata for Flute and Piano H. 306
Sextet for Piano and Woodwinds H. 174
Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano H.300

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103998 on: December 07, 2017, 08:49:13 PM »
Hello MI, how is the recording? I have the old Partridge/LMG effort on EMI, and am curious about Gilchrist & company.

Regards,

LKB

It’s a fantastic recording, but I really don’t have much to compare it to unfortunately. Gilchrist captures the mood of each piece with what I feel is a genuine affection for the not only the texts, but the music itself. Definitely worth getting if you’re wanting a more modern performance of this work.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #103999 on: December 07, 2017, 08:54:25 PM »
Dona nobis pacem:

"Music should be able to invoke the natural emotions in all human beings. Music is not notes fixed on apiece of paper.” - Toru Takemitsu