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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8520 on: August 15, 2013, 04:47:07 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8521 on: August 15, 2013, 05:08:58 AM »
Good morning, Karl!

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« Reply #8522 on: August 15, 2013, 05:11:39 AM »
G'day, Karlo! That ballet is a keeper, isn't it?  :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8523 on: August 15, 2013, 05:19:26 AM »
G'day, Karlo! That ballet is a keeper, isn't it?  :)
I am inclined to think so, of both of the works on that disc.
Oh, and of Das Marienleben (1948 version) by Isokoski & Viitasalo, too.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8524 on: August 15, 2013, 05:20:51 AM »
Haydn Divertimenti a otto voci in G major Hob.X:12 and A minor Hob.X:3 (baryton octets) played by the Ricercar Consort




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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8525 on: August 15, 2013, 05:29:07 AM »
I am inclined to think so, of both of the works on that disc.
Oh, and of Das Marienleben (1948 version) by Isokoski & Viitasalo, too.

Agreed . . . I like the revised version very well, still haven't done a comparison with the original.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8526 on: August 15, 2013, 05:56:10 AM »
A great joy of being a lover of John Dowland's music is the various arrangements of his songs and Lachrimae available on disc. One that I had early reservations with but has recently become a top choice is the album In Darkness by The Dowland Project, with tenor John Potter along with Stephen Stubbs, John Surman, Maya Hombur. The instrumentation features Potter's voice with violin, double bass, lute, saxophone and bass clarinet. This combination paints a dark and mysterious landscape for Dowland's songs of melancholy. But also allowing the brighter and lyrical moments to shine, such as in Now, O Now I Needs Must Part. There are many traditional sounding moments, such as the lute/voice duo that open Come Again, but only to be answered by a semi-jazzy saxophone/double bass riff. Same structure can be heard in The Lowest Trees Have Tops, but this time it's the violin and bass clarinet that share time. Similar to many of the Dowland recordings I own, this one is about exploring the inner voice of the composer's language, and I (now) find it to be highly successful.




I gave this a listen because of what you said, I'd never heard any of The Dowland Project before. I very much like this sort of creative modification. I kind of wish they'd have been bolder in fact - my favourite example of the genre is Hans Zender's reworking of the Schumann Fantasie. What impressed me most about this CD was the sincerity of the singing actually, I love the way he sounds so internal, like it's so unprojected, unoperatic. I can't imagine how that would work live, he must use a mike.

That way of adding passages of lively instrumental music in songs like Come Again that you mentioned is really cool, just fun easy going music making. I thought Go Crystal Tears was really dark and juicy.

Anyway, you collect Dowland. That's great, 'cause I'd like to hear more Dowland. So far my knowledge is fairly limited to old song compilations (Deller, Pears, and Cuénod, Songs from the Lanyrinth) and things like Savall's Lachrimae CD. A list of top Dowland recordings would be appreciated by me, at least.

I'd especially like to know if there are more transcriptions  of the lachrimae for little ensembles, I liked what The Dowland Project did there a lot.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8527 on: August 15, 2013, 06:13:17 AM »
Mozart Symphony #40 G minor, Szell conducting the Cleveland in Tokyo, May 1970




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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8528 on: August 15, 2013, 06:30:54 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8529 on: August 15, 2013, 06:32:51 AM »
brass to wake up with:
Percy FLETCHER: An Epic Symphony   Percy WILBY: Unholy Sonnets, Jazz   John McCABE: Salamander
Howard SNELL: Fantasy for Cornet and Brass Band   Thomas WILSON: Refrains and Cadenzas
Grimethorpe Colliery Band    Major Peter Parkes, cond.
DEBUSSY: Nuages, Fêtes      RAVEL:  Bolero*, Ma Mere l'Oye  Suite
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8530 on: August 15, 2013, 06:59:51 AM »
I gave this a listen because of what you said, I'd never heard any of The Dowland Project before. I very much like this sort of creative modification. I kind of wish they'd have been bolder in fact - my favourite example of the genre is Hans Zender's reworking of the Schumann Fantasie. What impressed me most about this CD was the sincerity of the singing actually, I love the way he sounds so internal, like it's so unprojected, unoperatic. I can't imagine how that would work live, he must use a mike.

That way of adding passages of lively instrumental music in songs like Come Again that you mentioned is really cool, just fun easy going music making. I thought Go Crystal Tears was really dark and juicy.

Anyway, you collect Dowland. That's great, 'cause I'd like to hear more Dowland. So far my knowledge is fairly limited to old song compilations (Deller, Pears, and Cuénod, Songs from the Lanyrinth) and things like Savall's Lachrimae CD. A list of top Dowland recordings would be appreciated by me, at least.

I'd especially like to know if there are more transcriptions  of the lachrimae for little ensembles, I liked what The Dowland Project did there a lot.

Howdy, Mandryka.

How great is the Lachrimae Amantis with Potter's wordless voice beautifully blending in with the other instruments?

I have a good collection of Dowland, would love to discuss and share. I actually searched for a main Dowland page but was unsuccessful. If there's not one maybe we can start it, perhaps Dowland's Drafthouse?  8)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8531 on: August 15, 2013, 07:28:23 AM »
First Cd with Quartetto Italiano


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8532 on: August 15, 2013, 07:38:25 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8534 on: August 15, 2013, 09:26:46 AM »
On BBC Radio3, from the BBC Proms:

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8535 on: August 15, 2013, 10:18:32 AM »
Dvorak String Quartet #12 F major "American" played by the Pavel Haas Quartet




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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8536 on: August 15, 2013, 10:46:26 AM »
Nino Rota: Music for Film (Muti / La Scala) - An enduring favorite, especially the suite from Rocco and His Brothers and the dances from The Leopard - all very much in Muti's realm, and gorgeously played by the La Scala ensemble.



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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8537 on: August 15, 2013, 11:22:01 AM »
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One of my favorite cds in my collection. I hear it anew every time.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8538 on: August 15, 2013, 11:24:45 AM »
Queyras has a new CD next month. Elgar Concerto, Tchaikovsky Rococo, Dvorak 'Silent Woods' and rondo.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8539 on: August 15, 2013, 11:49:01 AM »
One of my favorite cds in my collection. I hear it anew every time.
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Queyras has a new CD next month. Elgar Concerto, Tchaikovsky Rococo, Dvorak 'Silent Woods' and rondo.
That ought to be wonderful. I need to get his Dvorak Concerto disc at some point, too.
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