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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8500 on: August 14, 2013, 06:49:47 PM »
Yes, Enescu wrote some great chamber music as well. The Octet for strings, Dectet for winds, and violin and cello sonatas are all great works. The piano quartets, quintets and string quartets give me a bit more trouble due to their comparative complexity and inwardness. Don't let me keep you from investigating them, though!

I agree with your preference for Rozhdestvensky over Mandeal. Lawrence Foster's recordings of the symphonies have been reissued on EMI. I wonder how they are?



As I've often stated, I'm not much for opera, but I've been eyeing up Enescu's much-praised and only work in the forum, Oedipe:



I'll definitely check out Enescu's chamber works at some juncture. I do not know the Foster performances unfortunately. Perhaps someone here could oblige you? I've been investigating this set for quite some time.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8501 on: August 14, 2013, 07:01:08 PM »
A beautiful recording.

It certainly is. Goerne's is a voice in a million.


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8502 on: August 14, 2013, 07:01:57 PM »
Well, damned if that isn't a trio of Weilersteins:)

Who'd-a-thunk? :)


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8503 on: August 14, 2013, 07:19:50 PM »
Now:



Listening to Bukoolika. I just love the folkiness of this work as it reminds of me of lighter works of Bartok and Kodaly, but there's something else deep beyond the surface that I can't quite put my finger on what it sounds like to me. Maybe some Tubin thrown in for good measure?
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8504 on: August 14, 2013, 07:28:45 PM »
These damn Estonians are just amazing! I wish more of Magi's music was recorded. :(
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8505 on: August 14, 2013, 08:03:55 PM »
Time for another obscure composer:



Listening to An Coitin Dearg. A work that puts a smile on my face for sure. :) Particularly love the Reel movement. It gets my feet tapping along.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8506 on: August 14, 2013, 09:32:53 PM »
Listened to Brian Symphony No 10 after reading here that it was just the thing after a plane crash.



Quite good, even without the plane crash.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8507 on: August 14, 2013, 09:57:24 PM »


Exceptional Bach playing.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8508 on: August 15, 2013, 12:29:32 AM »


Antoine Busnois - Missa L'homme arme

I just listened to that too. I have to say that I couldn't stop myself thinjing that this is some of the most interesting music I've ever heard. It was in the credo that I started to think that.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8509 on: August 15, 2013, 12:48:33 AM »
Nielsen
Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8510 on: August 15, 2013, 12:49:27 AM »
Listened to Brian Symphony No 10 after reading here that it was just the thing after a plane crash.



Quite good, even without the plane crash.

I could do without that crash as well. It is a wonderful work not needing the extra boost of circumstances to enhance it.


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8511 on: August 15, 2013, 01:21:06 AM »
Mozart Serenade #13 G Major K.525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" and Serenade D major #6 K.239




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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8512 on: August 15, 2013, 02:00:09 AM »
Now:



Listening to Bukoolika. I just love the folkiness of this work as it reminds of me of lighter works of Bartok and Kodaly, but there's something else deep beyond the surface that I can't quite put my finger on what it sounds like to me. Maybe some Tubin thrown in for good measure?
Just bought this (2nd hand !), & put it on when I saw your post. Beautiful, soulful music in Vesper...feels almost as if there's some English chords in there somewhere;echoes of VW/Elgar - but I'm no expert !
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8513 on: August 15, 2013, 02:44:30 AM »
I just listened to that too. I have to say that I couldn't stop myself thinjing that this is some of the most interesting music I've ever heard. It was in the credo that I started to think that.

There is a great moment toward the end of Credo when all of a sudden everything gets very frantic. The moment where I went 'wow!' is in Gloria, that amazing upward bass surge on deprecationem nostram. It was totally the moment of ecstatic truth for me (to quote Werner Herzog). The whole piece is extraordinary, the expressiveness of it, almost flamboyance when compared to lets say Dufay, who is stylistically the closest, is what completely took me back in the beginning. I've been listening to it a lot last couple of months.   

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8514 on: August 15, 2013, 03:06:44 AM »
Haydn Symphony #43 E flat "Mercury"




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the phone rings and somebody says,
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Mahler, you ought to go see it.
he was as f*cked-up as you are."
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8515 on: August 15, 2013, 03:58:37 AM »
Afternoon, Sarge!

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8516 on: August 15, 2013, 04:01:46 AM »
Haydn - Piano Sonatas Volume 1
Alain Planès, piano


CD1: Piano Sonatas Nos. 11, 31, 38, 55

Haydn very well played on a modern piano, with that sort of objectivity usual in Planès.  :)
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8517 on: August 15, 2013, 04:07:04 AM »
Johannes Brahms
Symphony No.1


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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8518 on: August 15, 2013, 04:29:45 AM »
Joining the Antoine Busnois party: Missa "L'homme armé"




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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #8519 on: August 15, 2013, 04:36:34 AM »
Just bought this (2nd hand !), & put it on when I saw your post. Beautiful, soulful music in Vesper...feels almost as if there's some English chords in there somewhere;echoes of VW/Elgar - but I'm no expert !

I agree, Clive. I was telling Kyle (Kyjo) that Vesper would be a great opener at a concert.
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