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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #5900 on: Today at 02:35:23 AM »
Listening to the 2nd disc:



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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #5901 on: Today at 02:35:46 AM »
We are dispatching our official listening monitors to your home now. <whistle> Ears forward and stop squirming!

I concur on the quality of the Borowicz series so far.  The "Mountain King" suite coupled with the 3rd is also very good.  I think I'll listen to the Uppsalla Rhapsody now...

Thanks, much appreciated.  :)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #5902 on: Today at 02:37:31 AM »
It's my first listen!  :)
But I definitely warmed up to this pan European Basel-based ensemble. I like their style & sound: precise, sober but not too cool, with just the right amount of blending. Excellent recording from 1999 by the WDR.

This is my 1st recording by them, to my embarrassment. High time to get those boxsets on ARCANA that other members frequently parade around with...  :D

Anyway, here is the content & liner notes:
http://www.sonusantiqva.org/i/F/Ferrara/1999NortherneWynde.html

The recording gets a positive but qualified recommendation by E.L. Wisty, one of the better Early Music reviewers on Amazon. David Vernier, on the other hand, has nothing but high praise: https://www.classicstoday.com/review/review-8995/

The Ferrara Ensemble did another disc with Frye, Dunstable et. called " The Whyte Rose". Wishlisted that.  :)

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It has gone on my order list, for it is indeed well sung. I did not like all their recordings though. The White Rose however is in the same level, so I wishlisted that one too, but that one is expensive and very difficult to get.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #5903 on: Today at 02:55:59 AM »
It has gone on my order list, for it is indeed well sung. I did not like all their recordings though. The White Rose however is in the same level, so I wishlisted that one too, but that one is expensive and very difficult to get.

Thank you for your thoughts, I will sample before proceeding. :)
The ensemble was founded in 1983, so I imagine there have been changes over time.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #5904 on: Today at 03:11:20 AM »
Howells: Elegy for Viola, String Quartet and String Orchestra.



Coincidental or not but I seem to listening to a lot of works featuring a string quartet with string orchestra lately. Clearly based on RVW Thomas Tallis - when hearing the Fantasia for the first time Howells said "neither he or Ivor Gurney could not sleep the night after hearing it".
Yes, didn't they spend the night pacing around the streets of Gloucester in a state of spiritual excitement?
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #5905 on: Today at 03:56:10 AM »
Trying to make a sizeable dent in the pile of recordings still waiting for a 1st listening:


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #5906 on: Today at 04:11:07 AM »
'Variations on Frère Jacques'
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #5907 on: Today at 04:11:23 AM »
Mozart

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #5908 on: Today at 04:33:42 AM »
'Variations on Frère Jacques'

You mean: like the third movement of Mahler's First (but in minor, here)? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5c1RDalpXuA
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« Reply #5909 on: Today at 04:57:28 AM »
You mean: like the third movement of Mahler's First (but in minor, here)? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5c1RDalpXuA
Yes, that's right. I'd forgotten about the Mahler!  ::)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #5910 on: Today at 05:05:17 AM »
Georg Bohm.
Complete Organ Works, CD III.
Hans Davidsson, Organ.


First in my top 10 recordings I bought this year. Such a gem is not often surfacing.
An absolute must, indispensably!
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #5911 on: Today at 05:08:07 AM »
Some recent acquisitions  :).

Earlier this morning, CD 2 of Jean Doyen's set of Fauré's piano music (I bought this to complement the other complete set I own, that of Jean Hubeau--also on Erato):


The CD includes the last Nocturne, the Ballade op. 19, the Thème et variations op. 73, the Romances sans paroles op 17, and the Préludes op. 103. More and more I am convinced that these late preludes are Fauré at the top of his game. Excellent performances by Hubeau (who makes the perpetuum mobile at the beginning of the second prelude sound much more "right" than any other performance I've heard).


So far, just into the first movement of Hahn's SQ No. 2 in F major, which is sounding really lovely. Perfect textures from the Noga Quartet, and a very "classical" approach to the music (which fits it perfectly).
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