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Offline k a rl h e nn i ng

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #46080 on: Today at 04:41:29 PM »

“Wolferl”
Pf Cto № 20 in d minor, K. 466
Brendel, pf
ASMF
Marriner

and

Langgaard
Symphony № 2 « Vårbrud » BVN 53 Original Version(1912-14)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #46081 on: Today at 05:06:26 PM »
Repeat listening to recent acquisitions (it's a habit of mine, sometimes takes a few hearings to form an opinion):

 

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #46082 on: Today at 05:27:00 PM »
That could be said of hundreds of CDs I own, I'm afraid.

There are only so many hours in each day, and a surprising number of them need to be spent doing other things besides listening to CDs!
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« Reply #46083 on: Today at 05:32:49 PM »
Repeat listening to recent acquisitions (it's a habit of mine, sometimes takes a few hearings to form an opinion)

Just so.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
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Hahn: Violin Sonata

Thoroughly charming from start to finish. The last movement is full of tenderness and lyricism, something to soothe your soul. I know that Rafael is not a fan of violin sonatas, but I suspect he might like this work since it was written by one of his favorite composers.




Rózsa: String Trio

Being a work by a 20-year-old guy, this is something of an authentic genius and a mature composer. There are some striking melodies that won't leave you indifferent.

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Hahn: Violin Sonata

Thoroughly charming from start to finish. The last movement is full of tenderness and lyricism, something to soothe your soul. I know that Rafael is not a fan of violin sonatas, but I suspect he might like this work since it was written by one of his favorite composers.




Rózsa: String Trio

Being a work by a 20-year-old guy, this is something of an authentic genius and a mature composer. There are some striking melodies that won't leave you indifferent.



Love that Rózsa disc!
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #46086 on: Today at 06:11:17 PM »
There are only so many hours in each day, and a surprising number of them need to be spent doing other things besides listening to CDs!

Indeed. But one needs a job to pay for all this music, alas.
Moving on to another new arrival


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #46087 on: Today at 06:36:37 PM »
Arensky: Piano Quintet

This work shows how a good craftsman Arensky was. A succinct and engaging work all around. The Scherzo is one of the most catchy and playful I've heard in a chamber work.




String Quartet No. 1

What an incredible work! I like the density and intensity that run throughout. It's a feast of chromaticism. The performance is also terrific.



Nice! I don’t know the Arensky, but the Szymanowski is a great favorite. Love a lot of this composer’s music.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #46088 on: Today at 06:55:17 PM »
Moving on to another new arrival



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Pleasant, but nothing makes this a must hear (unless you want to get as much Florence Price or William Grant Still as you can).

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