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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #18340 on: June 08, 2020, 10:21:42 AM »


Benjamin Frankel - Curse of the Werewolf

Jeffrey has constantly recommended this work. I'm really pleased he has done so because this is formidable film music! My kind of work: dramatic, fierce, exciting, even thought-provoking. Thanks, Jeffrey.
Woohoo! Delighted to hear this - the 'doomed processional' at the end (and it really is doomed in this case) is quite something. I bought the DVD of the film after hearing it and it's great fun in its Hammer-Horror type way. Oliver Reed's performance is uncharacteristically nuanced. Delighted that you like the score Cesar.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #18341 on: June 08, 2020, 10:33:05 AM »
I just started listening to Frankel's Curse of the werewolf on YT.

https://youtu.be/twjcRUA7VGA

Great stuff! Sound/performance seem to be outstanding.

This short fragment (bad sound alas!) from Humphrey Searle's score for "The abominable snowman" may interest you...and needs a first class recording.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/SZQr95DLj40" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/SZQr95DLj40</a>
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #18342 on: June 08, 2020, 10:37:54 AM »
Two recordings of Stravinsky's Requiem Canticles, first Knussen, then Gielen.
Both top-notch, IMHO. BTW, some friends of mine had a lengthy conversation with Gielen after he had conducted a concert here in Spain  (he was fluent in Spanish, having been raised in Burnos Aires), and when one of them asked the conductor what his favourite requiem was, he answered (after some meditation), “probably Stravinsky’s”.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #18343 on: June 08, 2020, 10:48:19 AM »
The Ballad of the Gnomes:
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #18344 on: June 08, 2020, 10:54:55 AM »
Both top-notch, IMHO. BTW, some friends of mine had a lengthy conversation with Gielen after he had conducted a concert here in Spain  (he was fluent in Spanish, having been raised in Burnos Aires), and when one of them asked the conductor what his favourite requiem was, he answered (after some meditation), “probably Stravinsky’s”.
I agree, although I have a preference for Gielen's recording because I think the playing/singing is just that bit better. Also that's a really cool anecdote, thank you for sharing.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #18345 on: June 08, 2020, 11:43:13 AM »
Ernest Bour conducts the SWF Symphony Orchestra in an all-Debussy program (La mer, Khamma and Jeux)

CD 1 of this set:
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #18346 on: June 08, 2020, 12:19:02 PM »
Ernest Bour conducts the SWF Symphony Orchestra in an all-Debussy program (La mer, Khamma and Jeux)

CD of this set:


Looks nice, Rafael!

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #18347 on: June 08, 2020, 12:24:18 PM »
Looks nice, Rafael!
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Sounds nice as well!  ;)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #18348 on: June 08, 2020, 12:36:43 PM »
First-Listen Mondays -

Vasks
Viola Concerto
Maxim Rysanov, violin & conductor
Sinfonietta Rīga




“There will be sunshine again and the violins will sing of peace on earth.” - Closing line from Weinberg’s Symphony No. 6, Op. 79

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #18349 on: June 08, 2020, 12:48:29 PM »
From the From box
Ben Weber
Fantasia (Variations) for piano Opus 25
Concertino for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and String Quartet Opus 45
Serenade for Strings Opus 46

William Masselos piano
Galimir String Quartet
Julius Baker flute
Harry Shulman oboe
Alexander Williams clarinet



Once again, some works by a composer unknown to me which seem to have never been recorded by anyone else.  Which is outrageous, I think. They are on the borderline of atonal/tonal, and nice to listen to.

Hollywood Beach Broadwalk

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #18350 on: June 08, 2020, 12:55:36 PM »
What is the background on that picture? A grill pan? A truck bed?  ;D

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #18351 on: June 08, 2020, 01:31:14 PM »
Last listen before bedtime.
Otar Taktakishvili (Georgian 1924-1989)
Symphony No.2

Here's a review:
http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2011/Mar11/taktakishvili_rdcd00768.htm
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #18352 on: June 08, 2020, 01:32:22 PM »
One of my favorite recordings of the 7th. Harnoncourt's shaping of the finale is perfection to my ears.



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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #18353 on: June 08, 2020, 02:09:02 PM »
Woohoo! Delighted to hear this - the 'doomed processional' at the end (and it really is doomed in this case) is quite something. I bought the DVD of the film after hearing it and it's great fun in its Hammer-Horror type way. Oliver Reed's performance is uncharacteristically nuanced. Delighted that you like the score Cesar.

Indeed, Jeffrey. I enjoyed it very much, especially the doomed-processional ending.

BTW, I like your new look. Nice new avatar!

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #18354 on: June 08, 2020, 02:13:28 PM »


Pierre Boulez: Eclat, Multiples. Pierre Boulez, Ensemble Intercontemporain


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #18355 on: June 08, 2020, 02:32:27 PM »


Petr Eben - String Quartet, Piano Trio and Piano Quintet

A first listen to anything by the Czech composer Petr Eben. Anyone who responds to, say, Bartók or Bacewicz's SQs, might have a good reason to hear this music. Seriously good stuff.




The whole ballet. Alfvén at his most tuneful and folksy. It could be considered his masterpiece.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #18356 on: June 08, 2020, 02:33:24 PM »
What is the background on that picture? A grill pan? A truck bed?  ;D

I’d go for the grill pan, which supposes that the works or performances sizzle.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #18357 on: June 08, 2020, 03:02:49 PM »
Indeed, Jeffrey. I enjoyed it very much, especially the doomed-processional ending.

BTW, I like your new look. Nice new avatar!
Thank you Cesar! Yes, that end section of 'Curse of the Werewolf' is quite something I must say.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
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Petr Eben - String Quartet, Piano Trio and Piano Quintet

A first listen to anything by the Czech composer Petr Eben. Anyone who responds to, say, Bartók or Bacewicz, might have a good reason to hear this music. Seriously good stuff.




The whole ballet. Alfvén at his most tuneful and folksy. It could be considered his masterpiece.

Nice selections, Cesar. 8)

NP:

The Violin Sonata, Op. 134



Plumbing the recesses of the mind, this is certainly a late Shostakovich masterpiece, IMHO.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #18359 on: June 08, 2020, 03:29:40 PM »


Petr Eben - String Quartet, Piano Trio and Piano Quintet

A first listen to anything by the Czech composer Petr Eben. Anyone who responds to, say, Bartók or Bacewicz, might have a good reason to hear this music. Seriously good stuff.




The whole ballet. Alfvén at his most tuneful and folksy. It could be considered his masterpiece.

Interesting, Cesar; I don’t know any of Eben’s music. And yes, Bergakungen is phenomenal! One of my favorite ballet scores by anyone, and easily one of my preferred Alfvén works along with the 3rd (especially) and 4th symphonies.
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