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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #141560 on: September 11, 2019, 10:45:20 AM »
Brahms
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The 1960s recording

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« Reply #141561 on: September 11, 2019, 11:35:03 AM »
A fine collection I must say,the Monteverdi recording is one of the best. :)

Oh definitely. Its just a pity Parrott and co didn't go on to record more of or the complete Selva e Morale.

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« Reply #141562 on: September 11, 2019, 11:39:06 AM »
A bit more information about this:

https://www.discogs.com/Austin-Miskell-And-Elizabethan-Consort-Of-Viols-Directed-By-Dennis-Nesbitt-Adieu-MAmour-French-Love-/release/10689941

What do you think of Bill Austin Miskell?

Just a first listen but it sounded quite a dated approach to me.

That was a Record Society club reissue, the original appears to be this:



Not quite sure how HMV define that as "Baroque"

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #141563 on: September 11, 2019, 11:42:34 AM »
Roy Harris: Symphony 7
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #141564 on: September 11, 2019, 11:44:19 AM »
Oh definitely. Its just a pity Parrott and co didn't go on to record more of or the complete Selva e Morale.

My thoughts exactly,the last recordings I purchased were the Monteverdi "Orfeo"and this beautiful Bach recording


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« Reply #141565 on: September 11, 2019, 12:02:43 PM »
I obviously need that box.

This is also a nice one  ;)



https://cavema.be/en/discography/choeur-de-chambre/116-reforme-et-contre-reforme





I have two of these volumes and I fully agree with Harry's comments.

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« Reply #141566 on: September 11, 2019, 12:37:46 PM »


A friend made me a copy of the Requiem by Vyacheslav Artyomov. It seems to have been recorded only once, but upon looking its availability on disc I found it under 5 different guises. The performance is with the Moscow Philharmonic under Dimitri Kitaenko. There's half a dozen soloists, and I didn’t compare all the back covers to spot any difference between all the releases, so it’s possible that Kitaenko and the Moscow Phil recorded the work more than once.

In any case, I have to say that, contrary to my previous experience with this composer, I found much to sustain the interest. Musicweb’s Rob Barnett wrote a useful and insightful review here: http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2018/Nov/Artyomov_requiem_DDA25173.htm

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« Reply #141567 on: September 11, 2019, 12:39:41 PM »
BEETHOVEN:  Piano Concerto no.2 op.19   Piano Concerto in Eb  WoO. 4 - solo piano version
Concert Rondo in Bb  WoO. 6
Annette Töpel, piano    Harleshäuser Chamber Orch.      Matthias Enkemeier, cond.
POPPER:  20 pieces for Cello and Piano
Janos Starker  (clothed), cello   Shigeo Neriki, piano
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #141568 on: September 11, 2019, 12:47:59 PM »
Ravel: Daphnis and Chloé.



The attraction was Ma Mére l'Oye but it is Daphnis that stole the show with the most atmospheric rendition I have heard. I admired the few recordings Skrowaczewski with his Minneapolis (as it was called then) Orchestra made for Mercury. This for Vox is better still.
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« Reply #141569 on: September 11, 2019, 01:09:37 PM »

Well, I can't say I liked it. It's rather monotonous. The New Vienna School seems tastier for me.  ;)

The excessive noise was another disadvantage.


True thrice: I was disappointed by this first hearing.




A friend made me a copy of the Requiem by Vyacheslav Artyomov. It seems to have been recorded only once, but upon looking its availability on disc I found it under 5 different guises. The performance is with the Moscow Philharmonic under Dimitri Kitaenko. There's half a dozen soloists, and I didn’t compare all the back covers to spot any difference between all the releases, so it’s possible that Kitaenko and the Moscow Phil recorded the work more than once.

In any case, I have to say that, contrary to my previous experience with this composer, I found much to sustain the interest.


I will need to listen again soon to this work
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« Reply #141570 on: September 11, 2019, 01:32:37 PM »
Ravel: Daphnis and Chloé.



The attraction was Ma Mére l'Oye but it is Daphnis that stole the show with the most atmospheric rendition I have heard. I admired the few recordings Skrowaczewski with his Minneapolis (as it was called then) Orchestra made for Mercury. This for Vox is better still.

ALL of the Ravel recorded by this combination is very good.  Transformed when released on CD.  I'd known it through the old warp-prone crackly Vox LP's and suddenly on CD the brilliance of the music making was revealed.  The (complete) Ma Mere L'Oye and a sparkling Alborada highlights for me alongside the Daphnis Suites.....

From an Amazon review...." [These] were recorded by the famous team of Marc Aubort and the late Joanna Nickrenz who were among the first to use Dolby A Noise reduction (called Dolby s/n stretcher), which for the first time achieved a signal to noise ratio of over 80 db on magnetic tape. These recordings were made in the mid to late 1970's for the Vox/Turnabaout label in the new Minnesota Orchestra Hall. This hall is considered by many to be the most acoustically perfect hall in the world. Marc Aubort and Joanna Nickrenz captured the orchestra and ambient hall beautifully. There is great detail yet the hall reverberation is captured to great and beautiful effect which really enhances the performance."
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« Reply #141571 on: September 11, 2019, 03:17:26 PM »
Mahler
Symphony 1
Concertgebouw Bernstein

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« Reply #141572 on: September 11, 2019, 03:40:40 PM »


Interesting but their secrets are not revealed at first tries. They require more patience.

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« Reply #141573 on: September 11, 2019, 04:56:24 PM »


The organ concerto is challenging music set in a challenging sound world. The symphony inhabits a different sphere. It is coruscating, airy, almost pointillistic. It is also challenging but for a different reason: the musical argument is hard to pin. It makes me think of those glass cages with a blower where someone tries to catch dollar bills. I find myself more attuned to the symphony than the concerto. Although titled « no 1 » by the composer, it seems to be his only symphony.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #141574 on: September 11, 2019, 06:25:30 PM »
Roy Harris: Symphony 7


What do you think, Jeffrey?


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« Reply #141575 on: September 11, 2019, 08:26:42 PM »


Bach's Cantata 51 with Maria Stader singing and Karl Richter conducting

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« Reply #141576 on: September 11, 2019, 08:54:47 PM »
What do you think, Jeffrey?


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I rate Roy Harris 7th Smphony very highly Karl. It is characteristically sibelian I think with great washes of sound. My favourite Harris symphonies in order are 3,7,6,5 and 1.

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William Schuman: Symphony 6 - his masterpiece along with No.3 I think. I like these NZSO performances although reviews of them were rather mixed:

"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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« Reply #141578 on: September 11, 2019, 10:33:17 PM »


The English choral tradition at its best.
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« Reply #141579 on: September 11, 2019, 11:04:25 PM »
Bach