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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134000 on: April 18, 2019, 06:16:37 PM »
Martinů
Oboe Concerto
Ivan Séquardt, oboe
Václav Neumann, conductor
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134001 on: April 18, 2019, 06:31:29 PM »


Peterloo Overture



The Confession of Isobel Gowdie
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134002 on: April 18, 2019, 07:00:38 PM »
All of this Arnold talk led me to listen to this:

Arnold
Symphony No. 7
Andrew Penny, conductor
National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134003 on: April 18, 2019, 09:40:45 PM »


Peterloo Overture



The Confession of Isobel Gowdie
What's it like Simon? It's also being performed at the Proms this year.
"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 to now?
« Reply #134004 on: April 18, 2019, 09:42:31 PM »
Thanks Jeffrey! I didn't listen any whole disc, only the Sinfoniettas. I sometimes play complete discs. I don't have strong memories about the VL's Symphony, but the Moeran is awe-inspiring. It's not the most convincing rendition of the latter, but it's not bad at all either.
Thanks Cesar and I agree about the Moeran - one of my favourite symphonies.
"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 to now?
« Reply #134005 on: April 18, 2019, 09:43:17 PM »
All of this Arnold talk led me to listen to this:

Arnold
Symphony No. 7
Andrew Penny, conductor
National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland




Very nice CD as I like both symphonies.
"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 to now?
« Reply #134006 on: April 18, 2019, 10:07:27 PM »
Been listening to this release again.



The Cello Concerto has finally sunk in, especially the splendid second movement. The Grand Fantasia and Toccata seemed to impress me more in the Hickox/Fowke recording. The Nocturne is nicely done. The Eclogue has it's moments (especially the opening, where it sounds almost like a Bach invention) but it seems to disintegrate towards the end.

It took time for me too. The Finzi CC is a favourite work of Pohjola's Daughter and because of that I persevered. It is now one of my favourite Finzi works. The Eclogue is a lovely piece. I agree with vandermolen that Dies Natalis is his finest, I also rate the Clarinet Concerto highly.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134007 on: April 18, 2019, 10:13:48 PM »
Haydn: The Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross.

I prefer a chamber orchestra to a string quartet in this work.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134008 on: April 18, 2019, 10:49:09 PM »
My morning listening are some of the offices for the Holy Week from this set:



I find it incomprehensible that Glossa has let this important recording run out of print for so long.... ::)
There is however a single disc reissue with the music for Good Friday:
http://www.amazon.com/Music-Good-Friday-Luis-Victoria/dp/B00BORWYK2/

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134009 on: April 18, 2019, 11:06:46 PM »
May I ask what you thought of it? I was listening to that a few days ago and really liked what I've heard so far.

His playing struck me as seen from the outside rather than inside, but in a good way, if that makes any sense. He appears to take a refined and thoughtful approach, which produces a delightful Haydn variations and a magical Night's Music (from Out of Doors Suite) for example. And at times his control of technical challenges is electrifying (e.g The Chase, also from OoDS).
I get the impression he likes to have intense control of all aspects of the music to achieve expressive results, which is very interesting. Am looking forward to playing the cd again, including the pieces I've not yet heard..

I liked the pieces you mentioned (Haydn variations and Night's Music and the Chase from Out of Doors), but I also (and unexpectedly) liked the Say piece 'Black Earth'.

I haven't really heard enough of the competition to comment on Çakmur's relative merits, though...

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134010 on: April 18, 2019, 11:32:35 PM »
My morning listening are some of the offices for the Holy Week from this set:



I find it incomprehensible that Glossa has let this important recording run out of print for so long.... ::)
There is however a single disc reissue with the music for Good Friday:
http://www.amazon.com/Music-Good-Friday-Luis-Victoria/dp/B00BORWYK2/

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I have no idea how record companies decide to discontinue selling an album, probably when sales fall to zero or very low. This set probably has always had limited appeal; I bought it in Spain several years ago.

Hyperion have a special offer where albums that haven't sold for a long time are available as downloads at a bargain price. Don't know how other companies dispose of low sellers.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134011 on: April 18, 2019, 11:44:30 PM »
I have no idea how record companies decide to discontinue selling an album, probably when sales fall to zero or very low. This set probably has always had limited appeal; I bought it in Spain several years ago.

I'm glad to hear that you have it!  :)

Because when relistening I realised (again) how utterly gorgeous it is!

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134012 on: April 19, 2019, 12:04:38 AM »
Though it was very tempting to continue with the Victoria set,
now switching to this beautiful recording of Palestrina's Lamentations:


Gorgeous music, that deserves to be heard. Really excellent performances.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134013 on: April 19, 2019, 12:20:05 AM »
Very nice CD as I like both symphonies.
I have been lucky enough to hear Arnold's Eight live, some three years ago. It's perhaps his most unknown, and to hear it performed live makes a big difference.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134014 on: April 19, 2019, 12:24:56 AM »
I have been lucky enough to hear Arnold's Eight live, some three years ago. It's perhaps his most unknown, and to hear it performed live makes a big difference.

I think I've only hear the Fifth live at a concert where I managed to get Arnold's autograph.

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Symphony 4 'Turksib'


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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 to now?
« Reply #134015 on: April 19, 2019, 12:35:24 AM »
I think I've only hear the Fifth live at a concert where I managed to get Arnold's autograph.
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… music is not only an 'entertainment’, nor a mere luxury, but a necessity of the spiritual if not of the physical life, an opening of those magic casements through which we can catch a glimpse of that country where ultimate reality will be found.    RVW, 1948

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134016 on: April 19, 2019, 01:40:12 AM »
Started my journey through this set:



wtih the first disc of symphonies and the disc of strings sextets. Joyful yet melancholy, cheerful yet tender, simple yet charming, Boccherini's music never fails to delight me.
"Visând, întrezărim prin doruri –
latente-n pulberi aurii –
păduri ce ar putea să fie
și niciodată nu vor fi."

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134017 on: April 19, 2019, 01:58:58 AM »
Next:


Better get this edition if you want full texts & liner notes.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134018 on: April 19, 2019, 02:22:44 AM »
Next:


Better get this edition if you want full texts & liner notes.

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On Easter day you should complement it with this:

"Visând, întrezărim prin doruri –
latente-n pulberi aurii –
păduri ce ar putea să fie
și niciodată nu vor fi."

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134019 on: April 19, 2019, 02:39:09 AM »
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