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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #54800 on: Today at 09:22:41 AM »
Listening to Sondheim, Sondheim, and more Sondheim, probably for awhile.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #54801 on: Today at 09:41:49 AM »
No surprise:

CD 12:

Peter
Mennin
String Quartet № 2 (1951)

Andrew Imbrie

String Quartet № 1 in Bb (1942)


A little amusing to reflect that the Imbrie is Musica antica here 8)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #54802 on: Today at 10:04:23 AM »
Listening to Sondheim, Sondheim, and more Sondheim, probably for awhile.

RIP.

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I heard the news too a couple of hours ago.  What a talent!

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Hugo Alfvén's Uppsala-rapsodi (Swedish Rhapsody No. 2) followed by his Symphony No. 1 with N. Järvi and the Royal Stockholm Phil. Orch.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #54803 on: Today at 10:12:44 AM »
Vaughan-Williams - Job /Handley,LPO /emi CD
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #54804 on: Today at 10:13:08 AM »


The "Rosamunde" is my favorite Schubert SQ (https://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,19693.msg695725.html#msg695725) and this version is outstanding both musically and sonically.

I don't remember listening to the G-minor D18 quartet before. Wow! What a tremendous work! First movement more Sturm-und-Drang-ish than most Sturm-und-Drang-ers, second movement Lanner-like waltzing before Lanner ever put pen to paper, third movement bittersweet melancholy as only Schubert could have delivered and final movement party like there's no tomorrow, ditto. Superb.

Hat tip to Traverso for literally pushing me towards beginning this very rewarding journey. Thank you very much, Jan!



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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #54805 on: Today at 10:48:04 AM »
Well, I decided to just put on a relaxing Spotify playlist:

Piccinini, Alessandro (1556-1638) - Lute Music on a variety of historic instruments and with the performers below. Short Wiki article w/ brief summary below.  Dave :)

     

In fact I find Piccinini quite challenging, much less simple tunes and rhythms than Kapsberger.  This is the one which has got under my skin most recently.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #54806 on: Today at 10:52:26 AM »
Vaughan-Williams - Job /Handley,LPO /emi CD
I see that you have (temporarily) switched in Vaughan Williams mode?  :)

Taking a short break here and put on a Geza Anda CD that I hadn't yet gotten around to listening to.  It's a live CD from Ermitage from 1965 and in quite decent sound.  On it:  Chopin's 12 Etudes, Schumann's Davidsbündlertänze and Schubert's Piano Sonatas in A major, D 664.  Really enjoying the Schumann!  :)

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p.s.  Feels nice to sit for a while:  I've been busy with usual house chores including making some chicken and vegetable soup.  Will be a nice balance to my Thanksgiving Day lasagna...lol

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #54807 on: Today at 11:00:50 AM »
Schubert
String Quartet in a minor, D 804
Wiener Konzerthausquartett


I'm not sure I had heard this piece before my friend Peter lent me the CD while I was in rehab. It has now become one of my favorite pieces, both to listen to with full attention, and as something to play while I am dropping off.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #54808 on: Today at 11:01:56 AM »
I see that you have (temporarily) switched in Vaughan Williams mode?  :)

Taking a short break here and put on a Geza Anda CD that I hadn't yet gotten around to listening to.  It's a live CD from Ermitage from 1965 and in quite decent sound.  On it:  Chopin's 12 Etudes, Schumann's Davidsbündlertänze and Schubert's Piano Sonatas in A major, D 664.  Really enjoying the Schumann!  :)

PD

p.s.  Feels nice to sit for a while:  I've been busy with usual house chores including making some chicken and vegetable soup.  Will be a nice balance to my Thanksgiving Day lasagna...lol

I like lasagne as a Th'giving dish, too!
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #54809 on: Today at 11:04:45 AM »
I see that you have (temporarily) switched in Vaughan Williams mode?  :)

(...)

PD



Yes, there's a lot of attractive music from him, and works I'm less familiar with ...
also, there's something basically fresh and positive about his style.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #54810 on: Today at 11:24:51 AM »
In fact I find Piccinini quite challenging, much less simple tunes and rhythms than Kapsberger.  This is the one which has got under my skin most recently.

 

Hi Mandryka - just checked Spotify and the recording w/ Paul Beier is available, along w/ several others not in my playlist, including Nigel North inserted above.  From his short Wiki bio (link below), his works are published in just two 'books' (one by his son after his father's death) - not sure how large and how many different works are in these volumes?  Just curious of the 6-8 recordings that I've seen on Spotify, how many performers are simply duplicating what is being played by others - curious if you have a better handle on his output?  Dave :)

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Intavolatura di liuto, et di chitarrone, libro primo, nel quale si contengano dell’uno, & dell’altro stromento arie, baletti, correnti, gagliarde, canzoni, & ricercate musicali, & altre à dui, e trè liuti concertati insieme; et una inscrittione d’avertimenti, che insegna la maniera, & il modo di ben sonare con facilità i sudetti stromenti (Bologna, 1623)

Intavolatura di liuto, nel quale si contengono toccate, ricercate musicali, corrente, gagliarde, chiaccone, e passacagli alla vera spagnola, un bergamasco, con varie partite, una battaglia, & altri capricci (Bologna, 1639, published posthumously) (Source)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #54811 on: Today at 11:28:07 AM »
I see that you have (temporarily) switched in Vaughan Williams mode?  :)

Taking a short break here and put on a Geza Anda CD that I hadn't yet gotten around to listening to.  It's a live CD from Ermitage from 1965 and in quite decent sound.  On it:  Chopin's 12 Etudes, Schumann's Davidsbündlertänze and Schubert's Piano Sonatas in A major, D 664.  Really enjoying the Schumann!  :)

PD

p.s.  Feels nice to sit for a while:  I've been busy with usual house chores including making some chicken and vegetable soup.  Will be a nice balance to my Thanksgiving Day lasagna...lol

Not knowing the Ermitage recording, his DG Davidsbündlertänze is enjoyable too ...

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #54812 on: Today at 11:30:39 AM »
Now: Bliss 'A Colour Symphony' (Hickox BBCNOW)

earlier
Shostakovich Symphony No.4 (still one of my favourite recordings, which introduced me to the work on LP)

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