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« Reply #180 on: September 02, 2016, 12:09:11 PM »

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Itzhak Perlman: Mediocre Genius

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Half a study in finding out if I can find the greatness of this great violinist. Half successful at best.

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« Reply #181 on: September 07, 2016, 11:44:33 PM »

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Classical CD Of The Week: Czech Please

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Bedřich Smetana , String Quartets, Talich String Quartet (La Dolce Volta)

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« Reply #183 on: September 15, 2016, 12:40:13 PM »

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« Reply #184 on: September 16, 2016, 12:24:09 PM »

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Classical CD Of The Week: Nelson Freire's Bumble-Bee-Beethoven

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Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Concerto No.5, Piano Sonata op.111, Nelson Freire (piano), Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Riccardo Chailly (conductor), Decca

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« Reply #185 on: September 19, 2016, 01:35:38 PM »

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Emmanuelle Haïm Can Handel The Vienna Philharmonic

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Unusual and in a way typical for the Theater-an-der-Wien, which likes to think outside the box.
Emmanuelle Haïm, the third woman[1] to ever conduct the Vienna Philharmonic (or at least a
small, baroque-ensemble sized section thereof), had conducted the same George Frideric Handel
program at the Lucerne Festival and repeated it here: A first half of orchestral works and the solo
cantata Il delirio amoroso (HWV 99) in the second half.


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« Reply #186 on: September 20, 2016, 04:04:56 PM »
http://classicalperformances.com

This is a listing of about 1000 classical music organizations within the U.S. sorted by state.  It hasn't really caught on yet.  Along with a listing of all 50 states, I have updated the New England states with Event Calendars.

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« Reply #187 on: September 21, 2016, 08:45:50 AM »
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Classical CD Of The Week: Fasch, A Classical Misunderstanding



http://www.forbes.com/sites/jenslaurson/2016/09/19/emmanuelle-haim-can-handel-the-vienna-philharmonic/#7a9ac3e11d2e


...Johann Friedrich Fasch was in line for a major renaissance in the early 20th century, when enthusiasts worldwide worked toward a better appreciation of his genius. Unfortunately, history steamrolled over the First International Union of Faschists*.

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« Reply #188 on: September 21, 2016, 09:54:52 AM »
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106 Years Mahler Eighth: The Best Recordings

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First, there was some sort of error in the link - I have corrected it in my quote (you had an extra http in the first reference).

Second, it's interesting to see your list, because I haven't heard nearly any of them. I have heard the Solti though and here I have to (at least partially) disagree. It reminds me a bit of the Verdi Requiem and the knock on him there too. I think his approach is absolutely valid and I rather like much of it. The first part is particularly well done. But then, that part is quite intense and BIG, so it can handle this approach. Still, I am intrigued by your top two and will take a look at them.
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« Reply #189 on: October 04, 2016, 04:42:25 AM »

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« Reply #190 on: October 06, 2016, 12:18:19 AM »


Classical CD Of The Week: Schumann Triptych Continued

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I'm trying to make these CD of the Week posts as varying as possible, but it seems, looking through this thread, that they have a surprising Schumann-heavy side to them, in the romantic field. Which is strange, since I never thought myself such a Schumann-maven. Except that, yes, I really have come around to late Schumann in the last seven or so years.

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« Reply #191 on: October 07, 2016, 01:40:45 PM »

The Castle Is Alive With Music: The Herrenchiemsee Festival

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The Herrenchiemsee Festival is a royal treat for music, musicians, and especially audiences. Music doesn’t, in times where there are few kings and still fewer royalty that actively stoke the flames of high culture, enjoy surroundings like this anymore. Imagine, if you are familiar with it, the Versailles Hall of Mirrors. Now add six feet by which this hall beats out Versailles’, think the mirrors clear rather than dull, the arches of the windows higher and wider… and then sunlight flooding the floor, reaching through the white chiffon curtains as the evening sun goes down over Lake Chiemsee and the Herreninsel where Ludwig II’s castle sits like a golden Bird of Paradise (actually made of brick but clad with stone and marble) on an isolated nest of green, amid the sky-blue lake. Just behind the lake, the Alps begin to rise. On a sunny day, the setting is not just breathtaking, it is surreal.

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« Reply #192 on: October 14, 2016, 01:45:09 AM »



Classical CD Of The Week: A Whole Lotti Fun



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These world premiere recordings will undoubtedly initiate a wonderful journey of rediscovery.
I’m startled by the originality and immediacy of all the included works: High baroque magnificence
woven with silver threads of austere Renaissance style… largely set in minor keys. Think of a melancholic
Zelenka, perhaps.

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« Reply #193 on: October 14, 2016, 04:12:11 AM »
See my 'signature' if you're interested, also my section in the composer’s corner.  :)

Relating to Lotti or just generally?

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« Reply #194 on: October 20, 2016, 06:56:39 AM »
Classical CD Of The Week: Jörg Widmann, A 21st Century Berg Concerto


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Jörg Widman’s Violin Concerto (reviewed in concert here) is a lyrical tour-de-force in which the violinist, dedicatee Christian Tetzlaff, who has performed the world premiere in 2007 in Essen, doesn’t get to take the bow of the strings for 30 minutes. You can hear the composer’s will to make contemporary violin concerto with every chance to enter the repertoire. You enjoy the success of it; it is a 21st Century concerto for the ages...

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« Reply #195 on: October 21, 2016, 11:23:49 AM »
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Die Meistersinger With Kirill Petrenko From Munich
Or: Why did Herr B. Run Amok?

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and bleak-to-lively-in-10-seconds sets by Patrick Bannwart. The curtain opens to a naked black stage, scaffolding,
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« Reply #196 on: November 09, 2016, 08:46:06 AM »
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Classical CD Of The Week: Bassoon Delight From Sweden

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At its lowest, the bassoon is the orchestra’s fart-cushion. Haydn wasn’t above to employ it thus. At its best, it is this:

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« Reply #197 on: November 09, 2016, 09:48:10 AM »
No thread for this composer yet? Then let this be his new home!

Classical CD Of The Week: From The Sistine Chapel, Palestrina Populism

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What’s the deal here? Palestrina is an amazing Renaissance composer and this recording is much welcome, but isn’t acapella early music a little high-brow for the 21st century everything-is-crossover DG label? Worry not, populism was built-in, here, too:

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