What are you listening to now?

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San Antone


Rosenberg: Holy Night [Sundkvist]....

Opulent sounding orchestral scoring and choral writing yields up a rich and interesting palette.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and leave no doubt.

San Antone

Verklärte Nacht - Artemis Quartet+


A romantic moment :


My favorite Sol Gabetta CD is her Chopin album.  This is beautiful, but not always 100% jewish.


John Adams' response to the epidemic global abuse of women--basically a wildly virtuosic violin concerto-symphony. Brilliantly played and recorded.


Quote from: aligreto on October 28, 2016, 09:33:51 AM
A very young von Karajan obviously.
I always admired how smartly he was dressed.

An ad for a eau de something maybe ? 70 years from now, it could almost be actual.


Quote from: ørfeo on October 28, 2016, 06:49:56 AM
And a nice front cover. Don't forget the cover. Well hello, boys. Adam, more specifically, if he's on the left.

(Given the commentary that runs on female musicians here sometimes, I'm going to run with my current mood of ogling.)

Yes, that's Adam on the left. He tickles the ivories. The other one scratches the instrument btw his legs, as Sir Thomas Beecham famously said.

Both are excellent musicians. I don't know if there's any truth to it, but apart from asian instrumentists (of both sexes), there seems to be a resurgence of french instrumental mastery in the years 2000+.


Prokofiev: String Quartet No. 2....

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and leave no doubt.


Brahms: String Quintet Op. 88, String Sextet 2 Op. 36 - Verdi Quartett.

"You overestimate my power of attraction," he told her. "No, I don't," she replied sharply, "and neither do you".


First Listen Friday
Never heard anything by this composer.  Currently the Septet aka Chamber Symphony. The comparison to Shostakovich is not entirely unwarranted. At any rate, I hear enough quality and interest to want to hear more of his music.

mc ukrneal

Quote from: Florestan on October 27, 2016, 10:58:18 PM

If you like Chopin at his most brightest and dance-like, the Strauss family, Offenbach, Moreau Gottschalk, Scott Joplin, Juventino Rosas and Ernesto Lecuona, then this peach is right up your alley. I enjoyed it immensely. Still three discs to go, yummy! Neal, in case you don't have it already, don't hesitate!
Interesting, but pricey on Amazon. I'll have to see where else they can be found...
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Mirror Image

Continuing with Haitink's Berliner (partial) cycle:

Listening to the 6th. Fantastic performance.


Richard Bonynge conducting: Donizetti; Anna Bolena .

Dancing Divertimentian

Bartok. Up now, the first piano concerto, Kocsis, Fischer w/ the Budapest Festival Orchestra. The first PC is every bit as good as the second PC, but without a single concession to the melodic/lyric (a la the second). Not that the second PC's "concessions" amounted to much, but one thirteen second stretch of the finale had me wondering if my CD player had skipped to a different work.

But the first PC stays true to its brittle roots for the duration and what a fantastic ride it is. 

Veit Bach-a baker who found his greatest pleasure in a little cittern which he took with him even into the mill and played while the grinding was going on. In this way he had a chance to have the rhythm drilled into him. And this was the beginning of a musical inclination in his descendants. JS Bach


Charlotte Bray:
At the Speed of Stillness
Fire Burning in Snow
Caught in Treetops

The new erato

Superb disc:


Seems that these forces can do nothing wrong.


Quote from: Thatfabulousalien on October 28, 2016, 10:04:59 PM
I still haven't heard enough of her work, what's the best entry?
Caught in Treetops is my favourite of her works. This is the only CD recording of her works as far as I know, but there are other pieces she has uploaded to her soundcloud page that haven't been released in any commercial recording.



Quote from: The new erato on October 28, 2016, 10:04:11 PM
Superb disc:


Seems that these forces can do nothing wrong.

Nice!  :) How does it compare to Christie?  :)



My morning listening:

Plainchant alternated with faux bourdon from the Antiphonaire des Invalides 1682.