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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119320 on: August 07, 2018, 03:03:12 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119321 on: August 07, 2018, 03:22:16 AM »
Mendelssohn, Psalm 42, op.42


Streaming this and rather enjoying it. And I also had a favourable impression of Mendelssohn's setting of Psalm 115 (op.31). So I'm beginning to think this is a genre he does rather well in.
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« Reply #119322 on: August 07, 2018, 03:31:22 AM »
Well done.

Considering the platitude you presented us:

Tommy rot.  True happiness writes a great deal, to express and share that happiness.

How shall we try which of our assertions is true?

I would never discard a thought just for being prosaic. Life itself is quite prosaic and in my experience happiness isn't the preferred material in the arts. Just look around. Musicians, writers, movie directors, painters. Does creation make people happy? Sure, but I'm talking about the raw material, not about the process or the result.  :)   
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119323 on: August 07, 2018, 03:42:44 AM »
I would never discard a thought just for being prosaic. Life itself is quite prosaic and in my experience happiness isn't the preferred material in the arts. Just look around. Musicians, writers, movie directors, painters. Does creation make people happy? Sure, but I'm talking about the raw material, not about the process or the result.  :)   


Bach’s music seems to me to be often an expression of confidence and joy in the nobility of the human condition, though this may just be a reflection of the performances I enjoy. I’m listening right now to the 5th keyboard partita, which is a good example I think.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119324 on: August 07, 2018, 04:02:47 AM »

Bach’s music seems to me to be often an expression of confidence and joy in the nobility of the human condition, though this may just be a reflection of the performances I enjoy. I’m listening right now to the 5th keyboard partita, which is a good example I think.

Indeed,that is also my experience. His music is like a comforting father (kind of Rabbi ) :)

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« Reply #119325 on: August 07, 2018, 04:18:54 AM »

Bach’s music seems to me to be often an expression of confidence and joy in the nobility of the human condition, though this may just be a reflection of the performances I enjoy. I’m listening right now to the 5th keyboard partita, which is a good example I think.

Yes, as a process of "sublimation." It's what I'm saying. Bach's life wasn't a bed of roses at all; on the contrary, it was more like one tragedy after another. If you don't believe it, just consider the number of his sons untimely dead.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119326 on: August 07, 2018, 04:26:33 AM »
Well normally I do not talk about it.
I learned to play on it, and still do on occasion, mostly on small and old instruments.
I am part of a group that regularly goes around in the province, to keep the organs in playing condition.
Many of them are not played on, if not by us.

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« Reply #119327 on: August 07, 2018, 04:29:07 AM »
I would never discard a thought just for being prosaic.

Nor I.  I discarded it because it flies in the face of my experience:  I am a reasonably happy man, and I compose a great deal.  Rather than my happiness being an occupation which vies for attention to composing, it is part of the engine.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119328 on: August 07, 2018, 04:30:23 AM »
A first listen:

Koechlin
La buisson ardent, Opp. 203 & 171


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119329 on: August 07, 2018, 04:32:20 AM »
Speaking of Bach, I've loaded my disk carousel with alternating disks of Bach Cantatas and early Mozart symphonies from this:



  Very pleasant and lazy day.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119330 on: August 07, 2018, 04:34:52 AM »


Symphonies 1 and 2, piano concertos 1 and 2, and the Konzertstück for piano and orchestra. The first symphony and the Konzertstück are works of stature, the rest less so. I found the Marriner led performances very engaging.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119331 on: August 07, 2018, 04:36:25 AM »
Finally acting on further curiosity and streaming...

Nørgård  Viola Concerto No.1 “Remembering Child” (1986)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119332 on: August 07, 2018, 04:39:13 AM »
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major ("Eroica")
Philadelphia Orchestra/Muti

Bantock: Fifine at the Fair
Royal PO/Handley

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119333 on: August 07, 2018, 04:43:45 AM »
Bach

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« Reply #119334 on: August 07, 2018, 04:50:56 AM »
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major ("Eroica")
Philadelphia Orchestra/Muti

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119335 on: August 07, 2018, 05:05:41 AM »
Bartok: Violin Sonata No. 2
Isabelle Faust, Florent Boffard



An excellent rendition of a work that presents all kinds of technical and interpretive challenges.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119336 on: August 07, 2018, 05:06:40 AM »
A first listen:

Koechlin
La buisson ardent, Opp. 203 & 171




Well, another exquisite work.

Dang.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119337 on: August 07, 2018, 06:07:17 AM »
Good afternoon all,

Had forgotten all about the presence of this composer in my collection. A pleasant (re)discovery, playing sonatas from Op.37.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119338 on: August 07, 2018, 07:23:27 AM »
Clementi is a composer that unfailingly holds my interest. Whenever I put it on, I think « hey, this is good ».

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« Reply #119339 on: August 07, 2018, 07:27:42 AM »
I've listened to the Symphony and the  Tragic Overture. I've got as far as the Academic Festival Overture,now! I'm going to listen to Karajan conducting the 1st,next.