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Offline Biffo

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134080 on: April 20, 2019, 03:50:22 AM »
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis - Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Constantin Silvestri - beautiful sound, recorded in Winchester Cathedral.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134081 on: April 20, 2019, 03:55:10 AM »


Sonata No 1 Op 11. One of the best interpretations of this difficult to interpret sonata. Demidenko is a top-notch Schumannian and I guess I have to track down his Carnaval/Papillons CD now.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134082 on: April 20, 2019, 04:00:37 AM »
Stravinsky

Le Chant du Rossignol   (1917 )  Radio-Symphonie Orchester Berlin  Ricardo Chailly

Pulcinella  ( 1920 )     Concertgebouw Orchestra   Riccardo Chailly


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134083 on: April 20, 2019, 04:02:13 AM »
Mahler: Das Knaben Wunderhorn [Szell]





Two towering vocal greats expertly performing and being led by the great Szell conducting the London Symphony Orchestra makes for compelling listening.


The finest music of Mahler IMO   ;)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134084 on: April 20, 2019, 04:16:34 AM »
Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah I & II - Winchester Cathedral Choir conducted by David Hill

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134085 on: April 20, 2019, 04:26:17 AM »
The finest music of Mahler IMO   ;)

If by "the finest" you mean the most immediately appealing, the most simple (but not simplistic), the most childlike (but not childish), in the most vulgar yet the most effective orchestration, music Mahler ever wrote, then I do wholeheartedly agree. 8)

Honestly, at home I'd rather take DKWH over any of his symphonies except 1, 3 and 4 every day and night. Imho, Mahler's symphonies are best experienced live in the coincert hall.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134086 on: April 20, 2019, 04:29:26 AM »
Playing,now! Cd 2,of this set;which arrived today,in pristine condition.


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« Reply #134087 on: April 20, 2019, 04:44:24 AM »



Perfectly fine HIP Etudes.  Of course, coming so soon after the mighty YES's set, this one was bound to suffer in comparison.  It's sort of like new Brahms solo piano recordings in a post-Volodos world.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134088 on: April 20, 2019, 04:56:18 AM »


Sonata No 1 Op 11. One of the best interpretations of this difficult to interpret sonata. Demidenko is a top-notch Schumannian and I guess I have to track down his Carnaval/Papillons CD now.

Everything I've heard from Demidenko has been excellent, especially his Liszt B Minor Sonata.  I think he is a first rate pianist that appears to fly under the radar of a lot of folks.  I could be wrong, but that has been my impression.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134089 on: April 20, 2019, 05:00:20 AM »
If by "the finest" you mean the most immediately appealing, the most simple (but not simplistic), the most childlike (but not childish), in the most vulgar yet the most effective orchestration, music Mahler ever wrote, then I do wholeheartedly agree. 8)

Honestly, at home I'd rather take DKWH over any of his symphonies except 1, 3 and 4 every day and night. Imho, Mahler's symphonies are best experienced live in the coincert hall.

I wonder how many eggs you already have devoured too hasty. :D
By the way,it's a pity that you have such a small living room. :D

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134090 on: April 20, 2019, 05:01:52 AM »
I wonder how many eggs you already have devoured too hasty. :D

Haven't had any egg since the day before yesterday. Does three beer bottles count, instead?   ;D

Seriously now, I didn't get the joke, please enlighten me.  :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134091 on: April 20, 2019, 05:06:25 AM »
Haven't had any egg since the day before yesterday. Does three beer bottles count, instead?   ;D

Seriously now, I didn't get the joke, please enlighten me.  :)

Your livingroom seemes too smal to put in the orchestra of course,not meant childlike but childish. :D

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134092 on: April 20, 2019, 05:16:57 AM »
Everything I've heard from Demidenko has been excellent, especially his Liszt B Minor Sonata.  I think he is a first rate pianist that appears to fly under the radar of a lot of folks.  I could be wrong, but that has been my impression.

I agree 150 %. I had the privilege and joy of hearing Demidenko live in Bucharest. He played Rachmaninoff's 2nd PC: an utterly ravishing performance that I will never forget --- and he gave no less than five (sic!) encores, not a single one of which was perfunctory; he obviously poured all his soul in all of them. He is the best pianist I've ever heard live with orchestra (the best solo pianist I've ever heard live is Andrei Gavrilov), and his unassuming, warm and gentle stage persona appealed to me greatly as well. I have a lot of his recordings, my favorite being his Scarlatti sonatas, Schubert piano music and Tchaikovsky/Scriabin PCs. An extremely fine pianist coupled with an extremelly fine human being.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134093 on: April 20, 2019, 05:19:58 AM »
Your livingroom seemes too smal to put in the orchestra of course,not meant childlike but childish. :D

Hah! Indeed, my living room would not even acommodate a string quartet!  :D

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134094 on: April 20, 2019, 05:36:52 AM »
Nielsen: Symphony No. 2 [Schmidt]





I like this version. The first movement has a wonderful flighty energy to it. The second movement is calm and peaceful suggesting an idyllic pastorale. The third movement is wonderfully dark and brooding with luscious harmonies enhancing the dark tone and mood. The final movement here is again full of energy and is driven in a great spirit.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134095 on: April 20, 2019, 05:38:28 AM »

The finest music of Mahler IMO   ;)

I think that Gustav was also pleased with it as he drew much from it later.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134096 on: April 20, 2019, 05:56:11 AM »
Hah! Indeed, my living room would not even acommodate a string quartet!  :D

oh dear....a Jewish harp quartet perhaps ? ::)

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134097 on: April 20, 2019, 06:32:11 AM »
Les Percussions de Strasbourg

CD 8

 Hermann Scherchen – Shen
Makoto Shinohara – Alternances
Maurice Ohana – Quatre études chorégraphiques
Alain Louvier – Candrakâla*
Alain Louvier – Shima*
Yoshihisa Taïra – Hiérophonie V



https://www.percussionsdestrasbourg.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Livret_Percussions_de_Strasbourg_50e1.pdf
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134098 on: April 20, 2019, 07:54:47 AM »
Violin Concerto [von Karajan/Ferras]





The playing here is superb with great intonation from Ferras. The performance is emotionally powerful and buoyant and is one of the most intense, if not quite as bleak,  performances that I have heard. I find that the performance of the first movement in particular is stunning. In the slow movement the detail of the orchestral scoring is enhanced in this performance and the solo performance is outstanding: the power and intensity throughout are both enthralling in this gripping performance. The tempo picks up in the final movement and the power, performance and intensity prevails and are unrelenting. This is a truly powerfully committed and compelling performance. Needless to say I like it!
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and leave no doubt.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #134099 on: April 20, 2019, 08:32:42 AM »
Violin Concerto [von Karajan/Ferras]





The playing here is superb with great intonation from Ferras. The performance is emotionally powerful and buoyant and is one of the most intense, if not quite as bleak,  performances that I have heard. I find that the performance of the first movement in particular is stunning. In the slow movement the detail of the orchestral scoring is enhanced in this performance and the solo performance is outstanding: the power and intensity throughout are both enthralling in this gripping performance. The tempo picks up in the final movement and the power, performance and intensity prevails and are unrelenting. This is a truly powerfully committed and compelling performance. Needless to say I like it!

I like it to  ;)