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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #59800 on: Today at 02:32:49 AM »
Dvorak, Silhouettes



Curious because apparently this includes themes from the first 2 symphonies (which I've listened to yesterday and just now) and also Cypresses which I'm much more familiar with now than last time I listened to Silhouettes.  So I'll be playing "spot the theme".
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #59801 on: Today at 02:40:52 AM »
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's DZ 07079 Variations on 'La bergère Célimène' 
    Cédric Tiberghien (piano), Alina Ibragimova (violin)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #59802 on: Today at 02:43:11 AM »
Give us the link, please. I'm currently at disc 3 of 5 and I haven't heard any difference whatsoever in the piano sound and definitely no fortepiano sound. I'm very intrigued.  ???

I bought the Eurodisc set many years ago on LP. According to the notes everything was played on a Bosendorfer except K279, 281 & 284 which are played on a Steinway. The set also contains a bonus LP of K331, 570 & 356 (617a) played on the Walter-Flugel in Mozart's Geburtshaus, Salzburg

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #59803 on: Today at 02:43:52 AM »
That would be a very particular and more unusual kind of mismatch, though.

Que and Dave alert!

I just sampled all the remaining tracks I have not listened to yet. Mystery solved: the fortepiano is used only for the very last track on the last CD, namely Adagio in C major for Glass Harmonica, KV 356. All other tracks are on a modern piano.

Now, come to think of it: they put a fortepiano on the cover yet 99.99% of the music inside is played on modern pianos. If that's not a mismatch, I don't know what it is.  :laugh:

I bought the Eurodisc set many years ago on LP. According to the notes everything was played on a Bosendorfer except K279, 281 & 284 which are played on a Steinway. The set also contains a bonus LP of K331, 570 & 356 (617a) played on the Walter-Flugel in Mozart's Geburtshaus, Salzburg

Thank you very much. This also explains why the CD set has only 5 discs: they skipped the bonus LP but added the KV 356 to the 5th disc.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #59804 on: Today at 02:46:31 AM »
Bought in February 2005. Played it once, so finally after 17 years I got them out of my collection.

Carl Friedrich Abel.

Chamber music.

La Stagione.


Truly wonderful performances and well recorded. Karl Kaiser is an ace on the Transverse flute, but all participants are on the top of their game.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #59805 on: Today at 03:07:28 AM »
Something I picked up some time ago as a hi-res download but not heard before today;



Not quite sure what I was expecting but its rather fun.  Quite theatrical (no real suprise there!) and melodramatic in its gestures but played with real verve and attack.  Not sure its a recording that I will play very often but certainly good to have heard if only to explore a different facet of the composer.  Massenet shows himself to be a colourful and imaginative orchestrator even if he ultimately lacks the real individuality of some of his Frenchj contemporaries and successors....  The hi-res recording sounds very good.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #59806 on: Today at 03:13:43 AM »
    Johann Sebastian Bach's BWV 018 - Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt 
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #59807 on: Today at 03:41:53 AM »
JS Bach: Suite for Violin and Harpsichord BWV 1025





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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #59808 on: Today at 03:43:44 AM »



Yes I did it is a very interesting version of Bruckners 3rd I listen to it once in a while for the sure pleasure of hearing the most expansive version of that symphony

Thank you for that. The term most expansive has me intrigued.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #59809 on: Today at 04:17:46 AM »
Within my own particular area of interest (lieder), this is a very fine disc:


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« Reply #59810 on: Today at 04:37:15 AM »
Thank you for that. The term most expansive has me intrigued.

I read this article by Marthe about his approach to Wagner.....

https://www.abruckner.com/down/articles/articlesenglish/martheb3/martheb3essay.pdf

Curious that his vision seems not to have translated into any performances by him with major orchestras

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #59811 on: Today at 05:07:09 AM »
Within my own particular area of interest (lieder), this is a very fine disc:



You just reminded me that I still have to listen to this one. Thanks.  ;)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #59812 on: Today at 05:23:35 AM »
Arnold: Overtures [Gamba]





Anniversary Overture
Robert Kett
Beckus The Dandipratt
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #59813 on: Today at 05:36:04 AM »
I read this article by Marthe about his approach to Wagner.....

https://www.abruckner.com/down/articles/articlesenglish/martheb3/martheb3essay.pdf

Curious that his vision seems not to have translated into any performances by him with major orchestras

Thank you for posting that article. I will give it a read later.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #59814 on: Today at 05:39:28 AM »
A blast from the past, bought in 1998, played in once.

Alexander Agricola.
Fortuna Desperata, Secular Music of the 15th Century.
Ensemble Unicorn, Michael Posch.

Still a fine disc to listen to. And well recorded. Although the counter tenor Bernhard Landauer is quite prominent on the foreground so much so, I doubt this will stay in my collection, despite the beautiful music.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #59815 on: Today at 05:56:33 AM »
Bought in 2015, played it twice.

Selected music by Johann Rudolf Ahle.
"Neu-geplanzte Thüringische Lust-Garten"

Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki.

Missa a 10
Herr nun lässest Du deinen Diener
Zwingt die Saiten in Chithara
Magnificat a 7 & a 8
Jesu dulcis memoria
Misericordias Domini
Erschienen ist der herrliche Tag


This is a pleasant encounter, for apart from the fact that Ahle's music is very special, two of my favourite singers are on this disc. Believe it our note, some counter tenors are really very good. Yoshikazu Mera was one of them. for me he is the number one on my list. Sadly he chose to favour pop music, and left classical music bereft of such Incredible talent. I still am very sad about this. And then the Soprano Midori Suzuki, also a highlight on my list. I did not encounter many CD's with her on it, for Masaaki after a while favoured well know singers in this kind of repertoire (probably to boost sales) and dismissed the ones he started with. What came after especially in the Bach cantatas, was never as successful as Midori our Mera and a few others.
Fine music and well recorded.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #59816 on: Today at 06:05:26 AM »
Bach

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #59817 on: Today at 06:06:14 AM »
Anton Bruckner
Symphony #4
Riccardo Chailly

Symphony #4
Eliahu Inbal


Economy of posts. Hearing these back to back as I spend a couple of days reacquainting with #4. Tintner later today, I think.

#4 has always ranked highly for me, as it was possibly the first 'big symphony' I ever listened to, and I was determined to get to grips with it.
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