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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #45920 on: Today at 07:59:11 AM »
Taking Que's Telemann lead, pulled a mixture of discs for the afternoon - Dave :)

   

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #45921 on: Today at 08:30:24 AM »
Sigismondo D'India one of my favorite composer of Sicily, GLOSSA have many release of him, I like the sleeve of his album have all the La Venexiana ensemble, so you can bet I like Gesualdo and Monteverdi of this ensemble too, what your favorite Sigismondo D'India what about it first Book of madrigali, I like it a lot.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #45922 on: Today at 08:37:14 AM »
NP:

Mahler
Symphony No. 3 in D minor
Marjorie Thomas, contralto
Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Der Tölzer Knabenchor
Kubelik


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #45923 on: Today at 09:30:43 AM »
NP:

Mahler
Symphony No. 3 in D minor
Marjorie Thomas, contralto
Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Der Tölzer Knabenchor
Kubelik



Oh, I haven’t listened to any Mahler for quite a while, and although I have that particular recording, I’ve actually never listened to it. Sometime soon, perhaps. How are you finding it?

And good day to you, John.

TD:

First listen to the Debussy Études played by Florent Boffard, from this new arrival:


I had high expectations, as Boffard’s latest release (Beethoven, Berg, Boulez) really impressed me. Alas, this early recording (it’s from 1985, and probably the pianist’s recording debut) left me cold. This is very “percussive” Debussy playing (not necessarily a bad thing in my book, but not to this extreme), and the changes in dynamics  sometimes appear exaggerated. The music loses a sense of poetry and of natural flow as a result.  I don’t see myself returning often to this recording of a work that’s a favourite of mine.
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« Reply #45924 on: Today at 09:34:52 AM »
Oh, I haven’t listened to any Mahler for quite a while, and although I have that particular recording, I’ve actually never listened to it. Sometime soon, perhaps. How are you finding it?

And good day to you, John.

TD:

First listen to the Debussy Études played by Florent Boffard, from this new arrival:


I had high expectations, as Boffard’s latest release (Beethoven, Berg, Boulez) really impressed me. Alas, this early recording (it’s from 1985, and probably the pianist’s recording debut) left me cold. This is very “percussive” Debussy playing (not necessarily a bad thing in my book, but not to this extreme), and the changes in dynamics  sometimes appear exaggerated. The music loses a sense of poetry and of natural flow as a result.  I don’t see myself returning often to this recording of a work that’s a favourite of mine.

Good day to you, Rafael. This Mahler is quite good, although it doesn’t displace favorites like Bernstein (Columbia & DG), Tennstedt (ICA Classics), Haitink (Concertgebouw/Philips) or Abbado (both studio and the later live recordings). Kubelik does have a natural feel for this music without a doubt. I read his Audite live performances are even better, so perhaps I need to give those a spin at some juncture (my dad owns these recordings).
“Competitions are for horses; not artists.” - Béla Bartók

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« Reply #45925 on: Today at 10:07:39 AM »
What a great program these three make! I'm particularly fond of the last two; wonderful to have terrific live performances of both.

--Bruce

Fabulous!

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« Reply #45926 on: Today at 10:23:29 AM »


Great disc.  I was certainly skeptical at first -- author of hundreds of works toiling away in obscurity... -- but this is excellent.

Before that

Cypriani Potter: Piano Concerto No. 2



Very charming early Romantic concerto.
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« Reply #45927 on: Today at 11:03:19 AM »
Now playing from the Berlioz Warner set:
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« Reply #45928 on: Today at 11:35:48 AM »


Great disc.  I was certainly skeptical at first -- author of hundreds of works toiling away in obscurity... -- but this is excellent.


Very interesting, thanks.
Signed, A composer toiling in obscurity 8)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #45929 on: Today at 11:43:17 AM »
Happy birthday, Rued!!!

Variations on Mig hjertelig nu laenges, BVN 71
Sfinx - Tone poem, BVN 37


I can't believe that I hadn't heard the work for string quartet but till today. Totally exquisite music.

Sfinx is a short but effective tone poem, and shows the composer as an expert orchestrator.

Give us something else; give us something new; for Heaven's sake give us something bad, so long as we feel we are alive and active and not just passive admirers of tradition!

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« Reply #45930 on: Today at 12:10:46 PM »
Now playing Act I from Davis’ Les Troyens recording:
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« Reply #45931 on: Today at 12:24:12 PM »
Two compositions with the same title, Le Cortège d’Amphitrite, inspired by the Albert Samain’s poem, in succession:


Philippe Gaubert’s orchestral piece is very much in the French “marine” style of its time (1910), which is perfectly fitting, as in Greek mythology Amphitrite was a Nereid (or Oceanid). and Poseidon’s wife. Very enjoyable, I must say (and much better than the piece I actually bought this CD for, the diptych Au Pays Basque, which is a bit too picture-postcard for my taste).


Le Cortège… is the second movement of Koechlin’s purely orchestral Études antiques, op. 46. It’s inclusion in this disc of orchestral songs seems to be justified by the fact that the material is based on a song (with piano) that the composer had composed earlier. Be that as it may, the good impression this triptych made on me when I first heard it sometime ago, is now confirmed. Lovely piece.

The poem by Salmain is delightful, and this “thematic” listening reminds me of Raoul Dufy’s depiction of Amphitrite:


A huge oil on canvas (one of several paintings on the same theme)


An etching made by Dufy based on the paintings.


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« Reply #45932 on: Today at 12:30:33 PM »
Two compositions with the same title, Le Cortège d’Amphitrite, inspired by the Albert Samain’s poem, in succession:


Philippe Gaubert’s orchestral piece is very much in the French “marine” style of its time (1910), which is perfectly fitting, as in Greek mythology Amphitrite was a Nereid (or Oceanid). and Poseidon’s wife. Very enjoyable, I must say (and much better than the piece I actually bought this CD for, the diptych Au Pays Basque, which is a bit too picture-postcard for my taste).


Le Cortège… is the second movement of Koechlin’s purely orchestral Études antiques, op. 46. It’s inclusion in this disc of orchestral songs seems to be justified by the fact that the material is based on a song (with piano) that the composer had composed earlier. Be that as it may, the good impression this triptych made on me when I first heard it sometime ago, is now confirmed. Lovely piece.

The poem by Salmain is delightful, and this “thematic” listening reminds me of Raoul Dufy’s depiction of Amphitrite:


A huge oil on canvas (one of several paintings on the same theme)


An etching made by Dufy based on the paintings.

Thumbs up for the Koechlin, Rafael. He’s one of my favorite composers. Such an oddball, but I love him anyway.
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« Reply #45933 on: Today at 01:08:40 PM »
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« Reply #45934 on: Today at 01:09:42 PM »
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Lovely, Karl. Enescu’s solo piano music is exquisite.
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« Reply #45935 on: Today at 01:12:33 PM »
So I've learnt, John!
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« Reply #45936 on: Today at 01:21:45 PM »
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« Reply #45937 on: Today at 01:42:41 PM »
I do love this:

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His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

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« Reply #45939 on: Today at 02:17:07 PM »
I believe still the best! You may enjoy also:
https://www.amazon.fr/Oedipe-George-Enescu/dp/B07P9S4696/ref=sr_1_8?__mk_fr_FR=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&dchild=1&keywords=enescu+oedipe&qid=1627482007&s=music&sr=1-8

Thank for your advice,you have no Idea ,I still have rivers to swallow,another recording is not likely. :)
However,this opera  is real a surprise