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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102780 on: November 23, 2017, 03:38:44 PM »
Interesting because my reaction to Marcon's Bach is quite similar to yours. Johanssen however I find more rewarding, even if his style is somewhat restrained. Try the triosonatas and the CD: Der junge Bach played on the Schnitger organ in Cappel.

Actually, I enjoy Johanssen's disk of trio sonatas as one of my very favorites...  :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102781 on: November 23, 2017, 03:48:03 PM »
Actually, I enjoy Johanssen's disk of trio sonatas as one of my very favorites...  :)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102782 on: November 23, 2017, 03:48:15 PM »
Brahms: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2, Tragic Overture, Variations on a Theme of Haydn
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Gergiev



Lovely first disk, engagingly energetic and impassioned.  :)
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« Reply #102783 on: November 23, 2017, 03:51:11 PM »
Hi Gordo!

Nice to see you posting.  Cheers!  :)

Hi, Dave!

Yes, it's an unusual activity these days!  ;D
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102784 on: November 23, 2017, 03:54:58 PM »
Actually, I enjoy Johanssen's disk of trio sonatas as one of my very favorites...  :)

+1  Good to see you again..... :)

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« Reply #102785 on: November 23, 2017, 05:01:44 PM »
Actually, I enjoy Johanssen's disk of trio sonatas as one of my very favorites...  :)

I also enjoy that disc a great deal. When I mentioned it in the old days a got a thorough dressing down from bulldog. A shame he doesn’t frequent these parts lately.

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« Reply #102786 on: November 23, 2017, 05:03:20 PM »
Actually, I enjoy Johanssen's disk of trio sonatas as one of my very favorites...  :)

With around 50 versions on my shelves (excluding arrangements for chamber ensemble) I find it increasingly difficult to assess which ones are my favorites, but I would roughly put him in the upper third.

Long time since your last visit Gordo, welcome bach.  :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102787 on: November 23, 2017, 05:20:49 PM »
Like faulting L'oiseau de feu for not being Petrushka!

Indeed!
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102788 on: November 23, 2017, 06:12:11 PM »
???


(Yeah, Autumn is awesome!)

I can’t stand Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, but this doesn’t mean I don’t like the composer. The most popular works aren’t always the best ones unless we’re talking about Holst’s The Planets. ;D
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102789 on: November 23, 2017, 06:21:05 PM »
Thunderbolt P-47, H 309:

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« Reply #102790 on: November 23, 2017, 06:31:41 PM »



Post-gluttony listening.  Disc two, Opp 49, 7, 10/1 & 10/2.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102791 on: November 23, 2017, 06:41:10 PM »
Scythian Suite, Op. 20
Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78


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« Reply #102792 on: November 23, 2017, 07:37:46 PM »
Varese - Ameriques


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102793 on: November 23, 2017, 07:43:26 PM »


CD 6, Les heures persanes (1919). Beautiful music, highly experimental at times. The fascinating notes detail the exact places where Koechlin engages into polytonality, chords consisting of perfect fourths and fifths, atonality, twelve note areas, note repetitions as ostinatos, pedal notes/chords, parallel ninth chords, etc.

Considering the number of opuses Koechlin wrote during his very long life, it stands to reason that this set represents only a very partial account of his piano and chamber works. But, incomplete as it is, it’s still a fascinating and indispensable compendium. I should receive the set of orchestral works soon. I can’t wait!

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102794 on: November 23, 2017, 07:55:04 PM »
From the last several days

Brahms: Piano Trio No. 3


Via Tidal.  Excellent big-boned reading.  I gather that this Yo-Yo fellow is some kind of pop star who dabbles in classical music.  He's not bad.

Enescu: Symphony No. 1


A very fine Straussian work by a young genius.  24/96 download from eClassical.

Ben-Haim: Concerto Grosso and Symphony No. 2


Via Tidal.  Beautiful, lyrical works, among the best of mid-20th Century neo-Classicism.






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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102795 on: November 23, 2017, 08:20:53 PM »
Messiaen - Chronochromie


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102796 on: November 23, 2017, 08:27:48 PM »
Sonatina for Two Violins & Piano, H 198 and then off to bed:

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102797 on: November 23, 2017, 08:32:27 PM »


CD 6, Les heures persanes (1919). Beautiful music, highly experimental at times. The fascinating notes detail the exact places where Koechlin engages into polytonality, chords consisting of perfect fourths and fifths, atonality, twelve note areas, note repetitions as ostinatos, pedal notes/chords, parallel ninth chords, etc.

Considering the number of opuses Koechlin wrote during his very long life, it stands to reason that this set represents only a very partial account of his piano and chamber works. But, incomplete as it is, it’s still a fascinating and indispensable compendium. I should receive the set of orchestral works soon. I can’t wait!

I have the Naxos recording of Heures Persanes....lives up to your description.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102798 on: November 23, 2017, 08:37:31 PM »
From the last several days

Brahms: Piano Trio No. 3


Via Tidal.  Excellent big-boned reading.  I gather that this Yo-Yo fellow is some kind of pop star who dabbles in classical music.  He's not bad.

Enescu: Symphony No. 1


A very fine Straussian work by a young genius.  24/96 download from eClassical.

Ben-Haim: Concerto Grosso and Symphony No. 2


Via Tidal.  Beautiful, lyrical works, among the best of mid-20th Century neo-Classicism.

Yes, that new Brahms Piano Trios album is a winner! I'm not always a fan of Yo-Yo's chamber recordings (he often plays too softly for my taste), but I have no reservations with the recording at hand.

I'm planning to listen to the Ondine recording of Enescu's First Symphony sometime soon. I remember listening to an old Marco Polo recording of it a while back and enjoying it quite a bit. That Ben-Haim disc looks great, too.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #102799 on: November 23, 2017, 08:42:38 PM »
Brahms' SQ 3:



A beautiful work in an exceptionally thoughtful, warm-hearted performance. This, folks, is how Brahms should be played! The Belcea Quartet makes the venerated Amadeus Quartet sound cold and stoic by comparison, IMO.
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