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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119620 on: August 14, 2018, 03:29:13 AM »
Classic

Indeed,also the stories around this recording.

(Richter himself said of it: "It's a dreadful recording and I disown it utterly… Battle lines were drawn up with Karajan and Rostropovich on the one side and Oistrakh and me on the other… Suddenly Karajan decided that everything was fine and that the recording was finished. I demanded an extra take. 'No, no,' he replied, 'we haven't got time, we've still got to do the photographs.' To him, this was more important than the recording. And what a nauseating photograph it is, with him posing artfully and the rest of us grinning like idiots.")

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119621 on: August 14, 2018, 04:11:07 AM »


Hi Milos! Which one do you prefer btw Neumann and Behlolavek? Are they much different from one another ?

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« Reply #119622 on: August 14, 2018, 04:22:23 AM »
Spending a week with Hildegard

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119623 on: August 14, 2018, 04:30:56 AM »
Bach

CD 2


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« Reply #119624 on: August 14, 2018, 05:46:00 AM »
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Is there something to be said otherwise that this is just beautiful.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119625 on: August 14, 2018, 05:57:24 AM »
D. Scarlatti
divers Sonatas
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« Reply #119626 on: August 14, 2018, 06:49:07 AM »
Good afternoon all,

Ligeti - Lontano
From the BBC proms (no.28) - National Youth Orchestra of G.B.
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« Reply #119627 on: August 14, 2018, 06:55:06 AM »
Schnittke: Ritual; Passacaglia
Malmö SO/Segerstam

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119628 on: August 14, 2018, 07:08:53 AM »
Mendelssohn - Piano concerto no.1 in G minor
Bertrand Chamayou (from the BBC proms)
Olivier

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119629 on: August 14, 2018, 07:16:18 AM »
Mahler: Symphony No. 9 [von Karajan]





I always found this to be a wonderful overall interpretation and performance. The BPO strings are always self recommending but the brass and woodwinds also shine for me here. The first and final movements in particular are exquisitely played.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119630 on: August 14, 2018, 07:23:38 AM »
Clementi, Muzio (1752-1832) - Symphonies, Nos. 1-4 w/ Ivor Bolton & Mozarteumorchester Salzburg - new arrival and will 'cull out' my older set w/ Claudio Scimone (never like the sound on those performances) - Clementi is thought to have composed 6 symphonies, but only 4 were apparently 'reconstructed' in the 1970s by Pietro Spada; curiously, there is an ASV 2-CD set w/ the 4 numbered symphonies + 2 Op. 18 symphonies from 1787 (see last 2 pics below); also, Bamert has recorded these Op. 18 works - BUT, for those interested, reviews are attached of the Bolton & Scimone performances.  Dave :)

     

I like the Clementi Symphonies. I find them to be both elegant and delightful, interesting and engaging. I have the Scimone and Bamert recordings.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119631 on: August 14, 2018, 07:29:48 AM »
Mozart

CD 5

Sonata 16 - 17 - 18 - 15  &  adagio in B moll


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119632 on: August 14, 2018, 07:32:31 AM »
Mozart

CD 5

Sonata 16 - 17 - 18 - 15  &  adagio in B moll



How is Haebler's B Minor Adagio?  That's one of my favorite Mozart works, and I like her recordings of the Mozart variations sets.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119633 on: August 14, 2018, 07:55:21 AM »
Soler: Harpsichord Sonata No. 79 [Rowland]





The Allegro is a fine piece of virtuosic music that is robustly played to great effect by Rowland.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119634 on: August 14, 2018, 08:19:20 AM »
Soler: Harpsichord Sonata No. 79 [Rowland]





The Allegro is a fine piece of virtuosic music that is robustly played to great effect by Rowland.

I have 2 discs of this series and Rowland totally satisfies me, as he does in Scarlatti too - more so than Ross or Belder. I have half of his integral set, but never got to find the missing volumes :-X

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119635 on: August 14, 2018, 08:39:39 AM »
How is Haebler's B Minor Adagio?  That's one of my favorite Mozart works, and I like her recordings of the Mozart variations sets.

It is surprising that of all the sets I have,Pires,Zacharias,Larrocha (decca),Eschenbach,Uchida and Lilli Kraus this adagio in B moll is not included.However Ingrid plays it very well,poetical in a way I can appreciate.

I have also a Brendel set and he plays the adagio as well.


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119636 on: August 14, 2018, 10:13:52 AM »
I like the Clementi Symphonies. I find them to be both elegant and delightful, interesting and engaging. I have the Scimone and Bamert recordings.

Hi Aligreto - just own the 4 numbered symphonies, so curious what you think of the earlier Op. 18 pair from 1787?  This would be a nice disc to 'fill out' my collection - have a bunch of Bamert recordings and have enjoyed all - so, looked at some reviews and found several conflicting comments, i.e. one preferring Bamert (over Francesco D'Avalos) and another w/ the opposite thoughts; now D'Avalos is available on ASV w/ 2 discs having all 6 symphonic works at a decent price for a 'used' set - decisions, decisions!   ???  :laugh:  8)  Dave

   
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119637 on: August 14, 2018, 10:23:49 AM »
Brahms

Lieder CD 2  Wolfgang Sawallisch

The Brahms songs are top notch     Wach auf,wach auf,du junger gesell ! ;)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119638 on: August 14, 2018, 10:29:19 AM »
Telemann: Tafelmusik, extracts from Parts I & II [Florilegium]





For those who either do not know it or wish to listen to a complete version of Tafelmusik this single CD will make a very fine introduction to the work for you. The playing is very fine and the instrumental textures are well recorded. This CD makes for a very pleasant listen and would be recommended as a good introduction to the work.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #119639 on: August 14, 2018, 10:36:01 AM »



I have 2 discs of this series and Rowland totally satisfies me, as he does in Scarlatti too - more so than Ross or Belder. I have half of his integral set, but never got to find the missing volumes :-X


That is a big, and therefore intriguing, statement to make Andre and you have therefore piqued my interest greatly.  ;)

I have not heard Rowland playing Scarlatti. 

Overall I find the playing in this Soler cycle to be fine if lacking just a little in expression and flair in its interpretation and presentation. The instruments sound pleasing and the recordings are good, not sounding light or thin. However, I find it difficult not to compare both the music and performances with Ross’ Scarlatti where I believe that we are in a different league entirely. Unfair of me perhaps but an unavoidable comparison nonetheless when one is thinking of bodies of work such as these. That is my current thinking but given the above I need to do more research as I value your opinion.
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