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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #23100 on: August 07, 2020, 07:57:51 PM »


Symphony No. 3 in F minor

What beautiful music is heard here, and the slow movement contains some dreamy moments that are to die for. The short but engaging 3rd movement is like one of those fantastic scherzos. To be honest I prefer the late-Romantic style that is found on this work to that of several of his following symphonies. Many of them are too prolix, depressing and impenetrable. They leave me cold.




Symphony No. 3 The Four Ages of Man

This symphony has something that reminds me of Nielsen. Sounds intriguing and with certain feeling of transcendence in places. A fascinating piece.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #23101 on: August 07, 2020, 09:59:46 PM »
Unusual to be a composer and an artist, or the other way round. I have a LP of chamber works recorded at the Vilnius Gallery where I believe most of Ciurlionis paintings are housed. I would love to visit that part of the world.
Yes, me too Lol.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #23102 on: August 07, 2020, 10:01:07 PM »
:laugh:

Like the first time most of us look at the name of violist Kim Kashkashian. Truly we live in an era obsessed with empty celebrity.
Very true.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #23103 on: August 07, 2020, 10:08:49 PM »


Symphony No. 3 in F minor

What beautiful music is heard here, and the slow movement contains some dreamy moments that are to die for. The short but engaging 3rd movement is like one of those fantastic scherzos. To be honest I prefer the late-Romantic style that is found on this work to that of several of his following symphonies. Many of them are too prolix, depressing and impenetrable. They leave me cold.




Symphony No. 3 The Four Ages of Man

This symphony has something that reminds me of Nielsen. Sounds intriguing and with certain feeling of transcendence in places. A fascinating piece.
These are two CDs which mean a lot to me Cesar, especially the Rosenberg which feature, perhaps, his two greatest symphonies. I like Ivanovs as well, especially the early symphonies and 'Late Frost in Spring', which is a film score. Having said that, I think that one of his finest and most moving scores is Symphony 20 which is on Naxos. No.11, disappointingly, has never AFAIK been released on CD - it is one of the best. Here are two of my favourite Ivanovs CDs. It's a while since I heard them so your post has encouraged me to play them again:
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"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #23104 on: August 07, 2020, 10:45:25 PM »
I should revisit that set, which is a winner!

A good Idea  :)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #23105 on: August 07, 2020, 11:37:39 PM »
Albéniz

 It's very hot today,this music seems appropriate for this occasion


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #23106 on: August 07, 2020, 11:41:06 PM »
Morning listening:



Via Spotify, but this is definitely on the shopping list.

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