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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #142380 on: September 22, 2019, 05:34:46 AM »



Awesome. I am trying to get my hands on all of the Kodály Quartet Haydn that I can. I've been listening to their op.33 a lot, and have one of their op.20 discs coming in the mail to me today (hopefully). They are so good. Haydn's string quartets are incredible.

Yes, I also like the Haydn String Quartets quite a lot. I do also like the Kodaly CDs on Naxos. I do not have them all but I have most of them and they serve the music very well for me.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #142381 on: September 22, 2019, 05:46:59 AM »
A. Butterworth: Viola Concerto
Bradley (viola)/RSNO/Butterworth

Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem
New Philharmonia Orchestra/Britten

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #142382 on: September 22, 2019, 05:57:51 AM »



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #142383 on: September 22, 2019, 06:34:25 AM »
Mozart: String Quartets Nos. 1-3 [Talich Quartet]





I find these to be very exciting and engaging works which are given very fine, ardent performances here.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #142384 on: September 22, 2019, 06:45:06 AM »
Bach

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #142385 on: September 22, 2019, 07:08:18 AM »
Beethoven: Triple Concerto [Oistrakh/Oborin/Knushevitsky - Sargent]





This is a bold, assertive reading of this very fine work. The slow movement is a particularly lyrical interpretation of this movement. The outer movements are both energetic and exuberant.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #142386 on: September 22, 2019, 07:14:58 AM »
Andrew Davis's Vaughan Williams cycle (Teldec/Warner) has had quite a bad press (other than No.6 and 'Job'), nevertheless I have found this to be a very moving and involving performance. Ideal listening on a rainy Sunday afternoon:
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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 #142387 on: September 22, 2019, 07:18:37 AM »


A nice collection, and a good introduction to some American classics. If the performances are not all top drawer, they are all perfectly acceptable.
Yes, this was a very nice BBC Music Magazine disc.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #142388 on: September 22, 2019, 07:55:32 AM »
I very much agree there.

 I had an unusually early morning, and my brain is still warming up ... I misread Andrei at first ... "the sacred music is best kept secret"... needless to say, I did a quick double-take.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #142389 on: September 22, 2019, 07:57:02 AM »
For all the wisdom it holds  ? ;)

"What are they all bellowing about?"
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #142390 on: September 22, 2019, 08:00:20 AM »
Mozart: String Quartets Nos. 1-3 [Talich Quartet]





I find these to be very exciting and engaging works which are given very fine, ardent performances here.

Beauty!
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #142391 on: September 22, 2019, 08:30:25 AM »
"What are they all bellowing about?"

You have a fine way with words sir.,by the way,could Wagner have been an american ?:D
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #142392 on: September 22, 2019, 08:31:12 AM »
Nielsen
Symphonies # 1 & 6
NSO Ireland
Leaper
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #142393 on: September 22, 2019, 08:32:24 AM »
"What are they all bellowing Bayreuth-barking about?"

Fixed.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #142394 on: September 22, 2019, 08:52:50 AM »
Thanks. What is funny, though, is that I mistook that box for this:



which I'm halfway through.  :D

(I also have the King set --- hence the error --- but haven't listened to it yet.)
I like the King set, though for individual pieces there are often better recordings it’s a very nice thing to have. His Purcell is superb.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #142395 on: September 22, 2019, 09:08:40 AM »
His Purcell is superb.

Now, that I can agree on!  :)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #142396 on: September 22, 2019, 09:42:04 AM »
Dvorak: Symphony No. 5 [Jansons]





I really like this work and I think that it was a major step for the composer in his development. Jansons offers a particularly wonderful presentation of this very fine work. I particularly like the scoring for the woodwinds throughout this work.  The brass in the first movement, the lower register strings in the second movement as well as the brass in the final movement are also stand out features of the scoring. The final movement is a thrilling listen.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #142397 on: September 22, 2019, 09:43:17 AM »
I had an unusually early morning, and my brain is still warming up ... I misread Andrei at first ... "the sacred music is best kept secret"... needless to say, I did a quick double-take.

That is definitely allowed, kind sir.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #142398 on: September 22, 2019, 09:44:51 AM »



Beauty!

Indeed; very assertive, engaging and enjoyable music making.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #142399 on: September 22, 2019, 09:45:16 AM »
Dvorak: Symphony No. 5 [Jansons]





I really like this work and I think that it was a major step for the composer in his development. Jansons offers a particularly wonderful presentation of this very fine work. I particularly like the scoring for the woodwinds throughout this work.  The brass in the first movement, the lower register strings in the second movement as well as the brass in the final movement are also stand out features of the scoring. The final movement is a thrilling listen.

It’s a marvelous work indeed, Dvorak proudly hitting his stride. One of the only two symphonies by Dvorak I’ve heard in concert (the other being no 7).