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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55720 on: Today at 08:38:24 AM »
Stanford: Piano Concerto No. 2 [Fingerhut/Handley]




A great CD!
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55721 on: Today at 08:40:26 AM »
Bloch - Symphony in C sharp minor


Woohoo - one of my favourite CDs! That redemptive conclusion is incredibly moving and that is a fine performance. I deeply regret not seeing these forces perform the work in London some years ago. For some reason my CD has a different cover image:
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"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55722 on: Today at 08:41:54 AM »
James MacMillan
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55723 on: Today at 08:43:21 AM »
Schumann
Piano Quintet in Eb, Op. 44
Alexander Melnikov
Jerusalem Quartet
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James MacMillan
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What do you make of it Danny?
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55725 on: Today at 08:49:39 AM »
Woohoo - one of my favourite CDs! That redemptive conclusion is incredibly moving and that is a fine performance. I deeply regret not seeing these forces perform the work in London some years ago. For some reason my CD has a different cover image:


Good afternoon Jeffrey,
Really enjoyed that symphony, I have to say (my first full listen I believe, I had bookmarked it for exploration last year after some sample streaming). It has been added to my purchase wish list.

TD: Gade - Violin Sonata No.3



Another one for a future purchase by the looks of it.
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« Reply #55726 on: Today at 08:54:36 AM »
Martinu 'The Parables' (after Antoine de Saint Exupéry).
A magical late work by Martinu, one of my favourite composers, inspired by the writings of one of my favourite authors. I love the combination of works on this Supraphon CD:

Jeffrey,

Is this a recent combo of previously released works (like from the Gold edition) or something(s) new dug out of the recordings archive not released before?

More Bartok for me
His first sonata for violin and piano
with Diane Andersen on the piano
And more Gertler
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Love the third movement in particular with its heavy folk influences there.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55727 on: Today at 08:57:38 AM »
Johann Christoph Bach

Es Erhub Sich Ein Streit Kantate Zum Michaelissonntag   Maria Zedelius
David Cordier–   Ach, Dass Ich Wassers G'nug Hätte Lamento   David Cordier
Herr, Wende Dich Und Sei Mir Gnädig Dialogue   David Cordier
Wie Bist Du Denn, O Gott, In Zorn Auf Mich Entbrannt Lamento   Michael Schopper
Die Furcht Des Herren Kantate Zu Einem Ratswechsel     Maria Zedelius

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Ich Danke Dir, Gott Kantate Zum 17. Sonntag Nach Trinitatis  Maria Zedelius

 

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55728 on: Today at 08:58:08 AM »
Two great CDs and I was at the Gothic Concert in London (as were some others here)  0:)

I was very sorry that health issues made me miss that concert, and miss meeting you all.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55729 on: Today at 09:22:17 AM »
Somehow, my Vivaldi train got de-railed. I start again:

CD 1

L’Estro armonico, Op. 3 nos. 1-6
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« Reply #55730 on: Today at 09:23:15 AM »
What do you make of it Danny?

I actually like it very much. Despite my comments in the composer thread, this is has far less in common with PMD's linear meandering (even though I like that very much in PMD). It's far easier to find structure here, even though there is a great deal going on. I can see how people would appreciate the semi-sacred nature of parts of the writing. I suspect that more listens will capture some of the obvious emotion of the work.

I don't know MacMillan very well, but today has been spent mostly in his company. Good day, really.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55731 on: Today at 09:49:48 AM »
Mahler: Symphony No. 4 [Tennstedt]





The opening movement is on the light side in terms of tone but neither necessarily bright and happy nor dark. It has something of a neutral tone when compared with others but it is well presented and played. The second movement has an interesting underlying sinister element to it which I find engaging. The slow movement is rich, warm and full sounding. It is emotionally laden without being sentimental. It is expansive but not overtly intense for the most part. It has a wonderful sense of questioning about it. The glorious conclusion to the movement is quite wonderfully intense though. The voice of Lucia Popp is totally wrong for the required portrayal of a child; the voice is too robust and she has far too much vibrato which I do not like here. Otherwise the final movement is well presented.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55732 on: Today at 10:11:52 AM »
Somehow, my Vivaldi train got de-railed. I start again:

CD 1

L’Estro armonico, Op. 3 nos. 1-6


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