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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #127940 on: January 11, 2019, 05:53:16 PM »
Just finished this


Thank you to Kyjo for pointing this CD out.

I’ve got the same works in the Sibelius Edition on BIS and rather enjoy the music as well. Vänska is the conductor I believe (w/ the Lahti SO) in these performances from the BIS set.

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Tippett’s Double Concerto

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #127941 on: January 11, 2019, 06:33:48 PM »
I barely made it through Finzi’s Nocturne (New Year Music) without shedding a tear. This is a composer that I have repeatedly broken down with. It’s almost as if we shared a similar soul. The yearning quality of his music resonates deeply with me.

I have the same reaction to much of Finzi’s music as well, John. Works of his such as the Romance for string orchestra and the slow movement of the Cello Concerto never fail to bring a tear to my eye. As much as I love Vaughan Williams’ music, I often find Finzi’s music even more moving than his. :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #127942 on: January 11, 2019, 06:35:46 PM »
I have the same reaction to much of Finzi’s music as well, John. Works of his such as the Romance for string orchestra and the slow movement of the Cello Concerto never fail to bring a tear to my eye. As much as I love Vaughan Williams’ music, I often find Finzi’s music even more moving than his. :)

:) To the bolded text, I, personally, wouldn’t go that far, but to each his own. ;)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #127943 on: January 11, 2019, 06:40:28 PM »
Just finished this


Thank you to Kyjo for pointing this CD out.

Glad you enjoyed it, Jeffrey! 8) It’s a great CD.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #127944 on: January 11, 2019, 06:41:44 PM »
:) To the bolded text, I, personally, wouldn’t go that far, but to each his own. ;)

Well, it depends on the work in question I suppose. Don’t get me wrong, I love RVW deeply as well. :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #127945 on: January 11, 2019, 06:50:03 PM »

I will be driving past Kingussie on Thursday and will have a good view of Ruthven Barracks on my way past.

Some coincidence !! Have a thought for Wordsworth when you get there !  ;)


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #127946 on: January 11, 2019, 06:51:10 PM »
MI: Hi John, good to see you up and posting !

You’re allowed resting periods, but no leave of absence will be allowed  ;) !

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #127947 on: January 11, 2019, 06:52:09 PM »
Well, it depends on the work in question I suppose. Don’t get me wrong, I love RVW deeply as well. :)

Speaking of Finzi, have you heard the newer recording of his Cello Concerto with Paul Watkins/A. Davis? If yes, how is it compared to say my personal benchmark: Yo Yo Ma/Handley?
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« Reply #127948 on: January 11, 2019, 06:54:27 PM »


This disc is a peach !

3 absolutely wonderful works. The Caribbean Concerto has a slow movement to die for. Film music composers would sell their soul for such a theme !


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And for something completely different: SQ no 2 from that set


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #127949 on: January 11, 2019, 07:00:01 PM »
Nielsen: Symphony No. 5



There’s no telling how many times I’ve listened to this performance and, in particular, this symphony from Nielsen. Certainly one of my desert island discs.
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« Reply #127950 on: January 11, 2019, 07:00:31 PM »
Speaking of Finzi, have you heard the newer recording of his Cello Concerto with Paul Watkins/A. Davis? If yes, how is it compared to say my personal benchmark: Yo Yo Ma/Handley?

Yes, I have, and it’s a fantastic recording; probably the finest released of the work so far. As good as Ma/Handley and Hugh/Griffiths are, Watkins/Davis surpasses them IMO. You won’t be disappointed!
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #127951 on: January 11, 2019, 07:01:34 PM »
MI: Hi John, good to see you up and posting !

You’re allowed resting periods, but no leave of absence will be allowed  ;) !

+1 ;)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #127952 on: January 11, 2019, 07:02:41 PM »
MI: Hi John, good to see you up and posting !

You’re allowed resting periods, but no leave of absence will be allowed  ;) !

Thanks! Great to see you too, Andre. I’ll definitely be sticking around this time as I’m hooked yet again.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #127953 on: January 11, 2019, 07:03:49 PM »
Yes, I have, and it’s a fantastic recording; probably the finest released of the work so far. As good as Ma/Handley and Hugh/Griffiths are, Watkins/Davis surpasses them IMO. You won’t be disappointed!

Wow, sounds like I need to hear this recording....

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #127954 on: January 11, 2019, 07:13:07 PM »
MI: Hi John, good to see you up and posting !

You’re allowed resting periods, but no leave of absence will be allowed  ;) !

Same here!
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At this point, I started what is probably the best known segment of this box, the Beethoven cycle with the Philharmonia from the 1950s. Tonight it was the turn of the 3rd and 8th.


CD5
Motets Opp. 29/74/110
Geistliches Lied Op. 30
Missa canonica WoO 18
Choruses for female voices, two horns, and harp Op 17

I think Gardiner included the last one in his Brahms cycle, but other than that all this music is new to me.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #127955 on: January 11, 2019, 07:25:52 PM »
Thanks, Jeffrey!
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #127956 on: January 11, 2019, 07:38:32 PM »
Good to see you back and listening to classical again, MI.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #127957 on: January 11, 2019, 07:43:39 PM »
Good to see you back and listening to classical again, MI.

Thank you kindly, Scarpia.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #127958 on: January 11, 2019, 08:51:10 PM »
The 6th from this new acquired set:

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #127959 on: January 11, 2019, 08:57:21 PM »
Janitsch, Johann Gottlieb (1708-1763) - Sonate(s) en Quatuor & da Camera w/ Notturna - stimulated by Harry's post recently - bought the first volume 3 years ago and soon added the other two recordings - beautifully performed and recorded Baroque chamber wind music on period instruments - just purchased a new iPad Pro w/ 256GB of storage so I can add a LOT more music - will likely rip these CDs and put on my new toy for additional music 'on the road' - :)  Dave