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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #23240 on: August 11, 2020, 11:34:55 PM »
Franck: String Quartet.

Romantic in an understated way, if that makes sense. A work I feel with hidden treasures where repeated listening worthwhile.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #23241 on: August 11, 2020, 11:49:39 PM »
Dowland: Consort Music and Songs [Rose Consort of Viols]


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #23242 on: August 11, 2020, 11:51:19 PM »


Stanford - String Quartets 1 & 2

Elegant, charming, well-crafted and tuneful pieces. If these first quartets are that good, I can imagine the others will surely be equal or better. I hope so.



I certainly feel that you will not be disappointed. No. 8 is a particularly fine work I feel.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #23243 on: Today at 12:02:22 AM »
Boccherini, Luigi - Cello Concertos from the 7-CD Brilliant box (below left; previously released as a 3-disc set, right) - recordings from 1988 w/ cellist Julius Berger (b. 1954) performing on Luigi's own Strad - total of 12 concertos - one review attached for those interested.  Dave :)


 

I recently went through the Boccherini Cello Concertos keeping the Berger recordings and culling the Naxos ones.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #23244 on: Today at 12:03:15 AM »
Bach

Not so strange as it seems

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #23245 on: Today at 12:38:18 AM »
Bach

Not so strange as it seems

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Baroque music was always transposed so why not? Different and pleasant enough but not one for the purists. Very clear lines, however.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #23246 on: Today at 12:46:20 AM »
Haydn


Symphony No.41 & 58


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #23247 on: Today at 01:06:34 AM »
Saygun: 2nd Symphony.

Listened courtesy of YT. I enjoyed the recording very much. 
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #23248 on: Today at 01:11:49 AM »
The one conducted by Kondrashin is the definitive recording IMO. It's a hair-raising and visceral performance!
+1 for Kondrashin.  Symphonic Addict's description is spot-on!

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #23249 on: Today at 01:28:22 AM »
Bax - Orchestral works Vol.2
Spring fire, Symphonic Scherzo, Mediterranean.


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #23250 on: Today at 01:31:59 AM »
Geminiani: Concerti Grossi - after Corelli, Op. 5 - Nos. 4, 5 & 6 [Manze]





Taut performances with poise and elegance.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #23251 on: Today at 02:26:47 AM »
Handel: Oboe Concertos [Camden/Ward]


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #23252 on: Today at 02:54:30 AM »
Saygun: 2nd Symphony.

Listened courtesy of YT. I enjoyed the recording very much.
No.1 is great as well.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #23253 on: Today at 03:24:17 AM »
Bax - Orchestral Works Vol.3 - Summer Music, Tintagel


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #23254 on: Today at 03:30:11 AM »
Dvorak: Czech Suite in D major Op. 39 [Hrusa]


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