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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98620 on: October 01, 2017, 12:55:45 PM »
Just finishing SQ7 from this set:

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98621 on: October 01, 2017, 01:04:05 PM »
Now The Bolt Suite:

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98622 on: October 01, 2017, 01:21:36 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98623 on: October 01, 2017, 01:33:55 PM »
Schubert: Mass D.950 [Jordan]....





A very fine interpretation of a wonderful work.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98624 on: October 01, 2017, 02:45:51 PM »
This autumn weather has me in a Brahms mood, so listening to the Clarinet Trio from this recording:

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98625 on: October 01, 2017, 02:50:52 PM »
He certainly makes a heroic effort, and some parts work well, such as the fugue in the 3rd movement, but large stretches just call out for orchestral colors. Good sound.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98626 on: October 01, 2017, 03:01:07 PM »
Well, l couldn't locate any worthy version of a Bach Brandenburg on kazoo...which may be just as well.

I did come across something for us Beatles fans though...

https://youtu.be/94lr1BTsZxg

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98627 on: October 01, 2017, 03:07:06 PM »
Sibelius' Two pieces for cello and orchestra from this recording:



Absolutely beautiful stuff. I'm really surprised these two pieces aren't better known, especially the first (Cantique).
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Re: What are you listening to now?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98629 on: October 01, 2017, 03:46:33 PM »
Sibelius' Two pieces for cello and orchestra from this recording:



Absolutely beautiful stuff. I'm really surprised these two pieces aren't better known, especially the first (Cantique).

Just listened to these on a different recording via YouTube. They are both worth hearing, though I prefer the second.

https://youtu.be/VQRaBs70XJU

Orchestra is ok except for the timpani being out of tune in a couple of places, cello soloist is better.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98630 on: October 01, 2017, 03:56:53 PM »
Now playing:

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98631 on: October 01, 2017, 03:58:26 PM »
Sibelius' Two pieces for cello and orchestra from this recording:



Absolutely beautiful stuff. I'm really surprised these two pieces aren't better known, especially the first (Cantique).

I love that work! I do not know that particular recording, though. I have it in the Sibelius Edition: Orchestral Music BIS set.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98632 on: October 01, 2017, 04:17:18 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98633 on: October 01, 2017, 04:23:12 PM »
Happy birthday, Maestro. There's no one quite like you.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98634 on: October 01, 2017, 04:28:23 PM »
Now playing:



I've got that one, and I'll probably never want any other version of DS8. Spectacular engineering from Decca and near-perfect execution from the COA under Haitink ( although, the percussionist on snare drum during the third movement should have been more alert ).

The passacaglia of Movt. 3 moves through some deep waters... Towards the end, the wandering, muttering clarinet solo is nearly lost beneath the strings as they arpeggiate around g#, but then re-emerges to lead the orchestra into the finale... Very will done, and folks needing a Shostakovich 8 should consider this if they haven't already  heard it.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98635 on: October 01, 2017, 04:34:38 PM »
I've got that one, and I'll probably never want any other version of DS8. Spectacular engineering from Decca and near-perfect execution from the COA under Haitink ( although, the percussionist on snare drum during the third movement should have been more alert ).

The passacaglia of Movt. 3 moves through some deep waters... Towards the end, the wandering, muttering clarinet solo is nearly lost beneath the strings as they arpeggiate around g#, but then re-emerges to lead the orchestra into the finale... Very will done, and folks needing a Shostakovich 8 should consider this if they haven't already  heard it.

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Indeed. It’s one of the finest Shostakovich 8th performances I know. I rate Rozhdestvensky’s 8th on Melodiya very highly as well. I also rate Haitink’s 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th, and 15th extremely high.
“It must be beautiful, or it wouldn't be worth the effort.” - Bohuslav Martinů

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98636 on: October 01, 2017, 05:18:04 PM »
Indeed. It’s one of the finest Shostakovich 8th performances I know. I rate Rozhdestvensky’s 8th on Melodiya very highly as well. I also rate Haitink’s 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th, and 15th extremely high.

I agree completely. The recording of no. 11 was made eight months after l witnessed them performing Mahler's 7th, which was the greatest concert experience for me to date ( that was in 1982 ). Their DS11 may not be the most idiomatic, but for orchestral sonority and power, l can't imagine any conductor/orchestra combination ever exceeding it... The sense of impending vengeance in the final measures makes my hair stand on end!  :o

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98637 on: October 01, 2017, 05:18:50 PM »
Honegger’s VS1 from this set:

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98638 on: October 01, 2017, 05:27:59 PM »
I agree completely. The recording of no. 11 was made eight months after l witnessed them performing Mahler's 7th, which was the greatest concert experience for me to date ( that was in 1982 ). Their DS11 may not be the most idiomatic, but for orchestral sonority and power, l can't imagine any conductor/orchestra combination ever exceeding it... The sense of impending vengeance in the final measures makes my hair stand on end!  :o

Cowering,

LKB

Shostakovich’s 11th sure does get me in a happy mood I must say just for the sheer adrenaline rush I get from it. Although, I’d wager a ‘happy mood' wasn’t ol’ Dmitri’s intention for this symphony. ;) I bet that Mahler 7th was something not of this earth! You’re quite fortunate to have seen Haitink in his prime, too. 8)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #98639 on: October 01, 2017, 05:50:13 PM »
Honegger’s VS1 from this set:



That looks like a great set, John. Have you heard Honegger's Cello Sonata?
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