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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #10340 on: February 14, 2020, 05:39:00 PM »


This was a long shot, but I enjoyed it very much. The Doomsday prophets is an opera in the vein of Meistersinger, where two scholars argue over the exact day the world will end. There are students, town folks, two pairs of lovers, burghers quarrelling over property, etc. Queen Christina makes an end of play appearance to set eveything right. Set in the university city of Uppsala in 1647. Too bad the whole opera was never recorded. Here’s some 80 minutes from a radio production recorded (beautifully) in 1980. Unexpected and very fetching stuff.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #10341 on: February 14, 2020, 06:27:41 PM »

Tafelmusik Production II

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #10342 on: February 14, 2020, 06:51:25 PM »


This was a long shot, but I enjoyed it very much. The Doomsday prophets is an opera in the vein of Meistersinger, where two scholars argue over the exact day the world will end. There are students, town folks, two pairs of lovers, burghers quarrelling over property, etc. Queen Christina makes an end of play appearance to set eveything right. Set in the university city of Uppsala in 1647. Too bad the whole opera was never recorded. Here’s some 80 minutes from a radio production recorded (beautifully) in 1980. Unexpected and very fetching stuff.

Thanks for the report on this obscure music.  I do like P-B's symphonies very much.

Now playing...

Farrenc: Symphony No. 1



First listen to this new recording.  Sounds as wonderful as their recordings of Symphonies 2 & 3.

If you like Schumann and Mendelssohn, you should try to hear Farrenc.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #10343 on: February 14, 2020, 09:04:50 PM »
First-Listen Friday -

Schoenberg
Das Buch der hängenden Gärten, Op. 15
Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano
Gilbert Kalish, piano


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #10344 on: February 14, 2020, 09:28:04 PM »


This was a long shot, but I enjoyed it very much. The Doomsday prophets is an opera in the vein of Meistersinger, where two scholars argue over the exact day the world will end. There are students, town folks, two pairs of lovers, burghers quarrelling over property, etc. Queen Christina makes an end of play appearance to set eveything right. Set in the university city of Uppsala in 1647. Too bad the whole opera was never recorded. Here’s some 80 minutes from a radio production recorded (beautifully) in 1980. Unexpected and very fetching stuff.
How interesting! It's a great name for an opera. Also a fan of the PB symphonies here, especially symphonies 2,3 and 5.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #10345 on: February 14, 2020, 10:35:30 PM »
Apparently a student of Vivaldi.  Reminds me rather of Telemann.  A great find.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #10346 on: February 14, 2020, 10:43:29 PM »
Boulez : Sur Incises.


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #10347 on: February 15, 2020, 12:10:03 AM »


Excellent!  :) Haven't seen that for a long time...

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #10348 on: February 15, 2020, 12:14:23 AM »
Morning listening via Spotify:



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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #10349 on: February 15, 2020, 01:08:49 AM »
Arnold Krug.
String Sextet opus 68.
Piano Quartet opus 16.

Linos Ensemble.


This is without a doubt, one of the best chamber music CD'S I bought in quite a while. Really impressive writing, the opus 68 is a stunner in every respect, but then all the music on this CD is. This will be a long time on my desk for listening purposes.
Really impressive.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #10350 on: February 15, 2020, 01:11:42 AM »
Another O'Dette recording via Spotify:


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #10351 on: February 15, 2020, 01:23:39 AM »
Another O'Dette recording via Spotify:


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Good morning Que
Spotify seems to be giving you joy. You certainly try out a lot of things.
There comes a point in your life when you realize: Who matters, Who never did, Who won't anymore, And who always will. So, don't worry about people from your past, there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #10352 on: February 15, 2020, 02:28:55 AM »
Berg pf Sonata, Op. 1
Donahoe

Four pcs cl/pf
Meyer/Vogt


Two more of the ever growing list of Berg I like. The sonata is not a difficult listen at all.
Barenboim/Pay.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #10353 on: February 15, 2020, 03:33:51 AM »


This is one of the last, maybe even the last, recordings Dame Janet made. She was in her late 50s at the time, but the voice was still in fine shape. Perhaps the vibrations had loosened a little in the almost 40 years she had been singing professionally, but she was remarkably consistent for a very long time and never really made a bad record.

This is no exception. She brings her customary intelligence, musical specificity and beauty of tone to two rare Respighi songs, set to Italian translations of Shelley poems, Aretusa and Il Tramonto.

The other pieces on the disc are equally desirable, the Lauda per la Nativita del Signore particularly charming. Here the solo voices are Patricia Rosario, Louise Winter and Lynton Atkinson with the Richard Hickox Singers.

Hickox and the City of London Sinfonia provide excellent support. A lovely disc.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #10354 on: February 15, 2020, 04:39:46 AM »
A Mahler to my liking: #nonpatholigical #RogerNorrington  0:)



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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #10355 on: February 15, 2020, 04:42:59 AM »
Good afternoon all  :)

Ralph Vaughan Williams - 5th Symphony
(Handley)

Again.  0:)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #10356 on: February 15, 2020, 05:15:19 AM »
*Taps the table very gently and very slowly*

 ;)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #10357 on: February 15, 2020, 05:28:32 AM »
Kagel

This recording is a very beautiful one, alternating in all its colorful fantasies,very good sound!


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #10358 on: February 15, 2020, 05:40:28 AM »

Quote from: Papy Oli on Today at 07:41:39 AM
*Taps the table very gently and very slowly*
 ;)

Sarge

All the tough ponding certainly did little good to an old wooden table in Boston.  ???
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #10359 on: February 15, 2020, 06:25:35 AM »


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... this 3-CD Set is a milestone in the documentation of Hungarian composer György Kurtág’s s work and also a labour of love.  It brings together all of Kurtàg’s works for ensemble and for ensemble and choir. The insightful and precise performances bear witness to extensive preparation by the dedicated Asko/Schoenberg Ensemble. Conductor Reinbert de Leeuw  speaks of “learning Kurtág’s oeuvre step by step, and performing these pieces repeatedly over a period of twenty years.”  De Leeuw consulted extensively with György and Márta Kurtág before and after each session: “There were moments when I was overwhelmed at first hearing”, says the famously-demanding Kurtág, “and we could embrace the result immediately. But sometimes we were critical. The fact that Reinbert always listened to our remarks and re-recorded fragments or even whole pieces makes this publication authentic.”

Great set, phenomenally well done.