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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #141600 on: September 12, 2019, 04:19:58 AM »
that describes her voice very well. ;)

She made a recording of BWV 21 for Kuijken, rather nicely. I’m very keen on voices like that, voices which shower you with diamonds.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #141601 on: September 12, 2019, 04:33:53 AM »
She made a recording of BWV 21 for Kuijken, rather nicely. I’m very keen on voices like that, voices which shower you with diamonds.

An exfoliating shower?

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« Reply #141602 on: September 12, 2019, 05:02:37 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #141603 on: September 12, 2019, 05:07:38 AM »
Music in Germany from Schutz to Bach. Compiled by Jerome Lejeune.

CD IV.

Composers on disc IV.
Dieterich Buxtehude,Nicolaus Bruhns, Anonymous, Johann Christoph Bach, Johann Michael Bach, Johann Sebastian Bach.

Performers:
Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier, Ricercar consort, Collegium Vocale, Rene Jacobs, Stylus Phantasticus.

Soloists:
Henri Ledroit, Agnes Mellon, Greta de Reyghere, Max van Egmond, James Bowman, Guy de Mey,  Maria Cristina Kiehr, Martina Bover,Andreas Scholl, Gert Turk, Ulrich Messthaler/


The CD starts with a wonderful composition by Buxtehude, "Ich suchte des Nachts" with a more than excellent Guy de Mey, and Max van Egmond, together with the Ricercar consort. Did not hear this before, and fell with my nose in the butter, a saying in Holland, for I have enjoyed this immensely.
And who could resist when Maria Cristina Kiehr sings "Herr, wenn ich nur dich habe"  by Buxtehude, accompanied by Stylus Phantasticus? Superb.
Nicolaus Bruhns wrote  "Die Zeit meines Abschieds ist vorhanden" with, Greta de Reyghere, Max van Egmond, James Bowman, Guy de Mey & Ricercar consort, and what a sublime work that is. Did not hear it before, but its a firm favourite now.
And I certainly enjoyed two composition at the end performed by Vox Luminis the first being "Halt, was du hast" by Johann Michael Bach & "Ich lasse dich nicht" by Johann Christoph Bach & Johann Sebastian Bach. Such intense but very controlled interpretations. A clear articulation, and fine coloring.
All on this CD has been enjoyed. Sound is uniformly good.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #141604 on: September 12, 2019, 05:11:26 AM »
Debussy: Pelleas et Melisande [von Karajan]


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« Reply #141605 on: September 12, 2019, 05:13:00 AM »


The organ concerto is challenging music set in a challenging sound world. The symphony inhabits a different sphere. It is coruscating, airy, almost pointillistic. It is also challenging but for a different reason: the musical argument is hard to pin. It makes me think of those glass cages with a blower where someone tries to catch dollar bills. I find myself more attuned to the symphony than the concerto. Although titled « no 1 » by the composer, it seems to be his only symphony.


As far as I know André this is still his only Symphony.
Interestingly, I really like the Organ Concerto. I find it to be a powerful and dramatic work.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #141606 on: September 12, 2019, 05:17:26 AM »
Piano stuff

Sibelius, 8 Little Pieces op.99 (and they are indeed very little)
Scriabin, 4 Preludes op.22
Brahms, Fantasias op.116 (which apparently I haven't listened to since 2010, ouch)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #141607 on: September 12, 2019, 05:39:53 AM »
Debussy: Pelleas et Melisande [von Karajan]




It often gets a bad press, but I rather like Karajan's take on Debussy's great opera.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #141608 on: September 12, 2019, 05:40:13 AM »


Wonderfully sprightly performances of the Brandenburgs from Alessandrini and Concerto Italiano.
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« Reply #141609 on: September 12, 2019, 05:41:24 AM »
It often gets a bad press, but I rather like Karajan's take on Debussy's great opera.

Yes, I thoroughly enjoyed the listen after many years.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #141610 on: September 12, 2019, 06:05:17 AM »
Tchaikovsky: Eugen Onegin [Gerdes]





This is a work that I have only heard two or three times. I dislike making comparisons between composers but listening to this work on this occasion I got more than a hint of the music of R Strauss, particularly Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #141611 on: September 12, 2019, 06:09:53 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #141612 on: September 12, 2019, 06:27:38 AM »
Tchaikovsky: Eugen Onegin [Gerdes]





This is a work that I have only heard two or three times. I dislike making comparisons between composers but listening to this work on this occasion I got more than a hint of the music of R Strauss, particularly Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier.

Tchaikosky's Eugene Onegin was premiered in 1879 when Strauss was just 15; Rosenkavalier came along in 1911. I vastly prefer the Tchaikovsky.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #141613 on: September 12, 2019, 06:37:44 AM »
Smetana: Die Moldau [von Karajan] from this....





This is such a very fine work and it is given a very fine interpretation and performances here.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #141614 on: September 12, 2019, 06:40:40 AM »



Tchaikosky's Eugene Onegin was premiered in 1879 when Strauss was just 15; Rosenkavalier came along in 1911. I vastly prefer the Tchaikovsky.

Yes, I would be aware of the chronology. Perhaps what I should have articulated was my surprise at the suggested influence of Tchaikovsky on the music of Strauss. This is something that I had not contemplated before.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #141615 on: September 12, 2019, 06:42:09 AM »
What is the phonetic pronunciation of 'Reyghere'?  Thanks.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #141616 on: September 12, 2019, 06:50:08 AM »
She made a recording of BWV 21 for Kuijken, rather nicely. I’m very keen on voices like that, voices which shower you with diamonds.

Many years ago I was impressed by her voice,it was this piece.
 "Es ist g'nug "

The question is or it is a composition from Weckmann or anonyme?





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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #141617 on: September 12, 2019, 06:50:57 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #141618 on: September 12, 2019, 07:58:14 AM »
Beethoven

Pianoconcertos 3 & 4


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #141619 on: September 12, 2019, 08:03:29 AM »
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It's been a looong time since I played the Goldbergs, of which I have many wonderful recordings, but home alone today and it’s rainy so ...

On to the French Suites, also Hewitt.