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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #13380 on: March 26, 2020, 01:36:30 PM »

Love this.

I like the idea of Astor Piazzolla. The reality never quite lives up to my hopes.

Anyway, Haydn op 20

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #13381 on: March 26, 2020, 01:42:21 PM »
Bernard Rands: Cello Concerto No. 1



Rands is a fine composer who writes in an accessible modern style.  Highly recommended.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #13382 on: March 26, 2020, 01:50:46 PM »


Bloch’s Macbeth (1910). Prologue and Act I. The rest will be after dinner. Powerfully evocative. Gripping.

Live recording from the 1998 German premiere of the work. Sung in the original French.

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« Reply #13383 on: March 26, 2020, 01:53:09 PM »
Love this.

I do to, and I just found out that in 2017 the Nashville Opera staged it in some fashion.  Had I followed their programming I would have gone.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #13384 on: March 26, 2020, 02:48:18 PM »
I like the idea of Astor Piazzolla. The reality never quite lives up to my hopes.

Maybe it's like the "Debussystes" killing Debussy.
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« Reply #13385 on: March 26, 2020, 03:36:02 PM »
So happy that Bernstein's Mass is getting some love on GMG.  Nagano's recording is nice, but the next time you want to listen to Mass, try either Bernstein's original with Alan Titus or Marin Alsop's with Jubilant Sykes on Naxos.

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Thanks for the tip, I will certainly do so on my next visit.  :)

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« Reply #13387 on: March 26, 2020, 05:03:54 PM »
Bernard Rands: Cello Concerto No. 1



Rands is a fine composer who writes in an accessible modern style.  Highly recommended.

Never heard the name. Lots of good composers I have never heard of! I will take a peek at youtube.

On to Haydn op 33, Buchburger Qt.  I think 33 and 20 are probably my favorites. Certainly the ones I know best.

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« Reply #13388 on: March 26, 2020, 05:19:39 PM »
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #13389 on: March 26, 2020, 05:20:49 PM »
The Bruckner Sixth in a rebroadcast of the BSO live.
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« Reply #13390 on: March 26, 2020, 05:33:22 PM »


Symphony No. 2

Once again I'm in sheer delight with this riveting symphony. When Weingartner is inspired, the music flows effortlessly.

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« Reply #13391 on: March 26, 2020, 06:05:49 PM »


Symphony No. 2

Once again I'm in sheer delight with this riveting symphony. When Weingartner is inspired, the music flows effortlessly.

I have and enjoy the CPO disc of his Symphony No. 7.  It looks like the only way I'm going to fill in these other symphonies is to get the complete symphonies set on CPO.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #13392 on: March 26, 2020, 06:17:16 PM »
He wasn't just a scherzo kind of guy



Second listen. Solidly composed and performed.

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« Reply #13393 on: March 26, 2020, 06:59:03 PM »
I have and enjoy the CPO disc of his Symphony No. 7.  It looks like the only way I'm going to fill in these other symphonies is to get the complete symphonies set on CPO.

As far as I remember, the first symphonies contain some of his finest music. Don't have vivid memories of the 7th at the moment. I hope it will be good too.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #13394 on: March 26, 2020, 07:16:28 PM »


Alkan played on a 1865 Pleyel.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #13395 on: March 26, 2020, 07:19:40 PM »


Acts II-IV

Extraordinary music, gripping narrative. Bloch at his most cinematically colourful.

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« Reply #13396 on: March 26, 2020, 09:02:58 PM »


Acts II-IV

Extraordinary music, gripping narrative. Bloch at his most cinematically colourful.

This sounds right up my street!

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #13397 on: March 26, 2020, 11:48:41 PM »
Stanford: Irish Rhapsody No.4.



Stanford on his own turf shows him in the best possible light. I enjoyed the 4th Rhapsody immensely, so much so, I have ordered the Chandos double CD of the six Irish Rhapsodies with Handley.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #13398 on: March 27, 2020, 12:13:28 AM »
I remembered that Friday is VIERNE's day so it's his
Organ Symphonies 3 & 6
Bernard Maathieu,  organ of the Église Saint-Sebastien, Nancy
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #13399 on: March 27, 2020, 12:36:13 AM »


Bloch’s Macbeth (1910). Prologue and Act I. The rest will be after dinner. Powerfully evocative. Gripping.

Live recording from the 1998 German premiere of the work. Sung in the original French.
Very tempted by this André

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Sibelius Symphony No.2 and Finlandia
The Cleveland Orchestra, Yoel Levi (Telarc)
A rather straightforward, understated and unemotional account but, paradoxically, I found it rather affecting. Very different to other versions I have heard and it gains momentum as it goes along:
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