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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #22720 on: August 01, 2020, 03:26:46 PM »
The Hills is for unaccompanied choir. It was part of a joint commission (10 composers, one work each) for the Coronation in 1953.

How wonderful a gesture!
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #22721 on: August 01, 2020, 03:30:26 PM »
An old piece (prior century and all) but very pleasantly, a fresh recording:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/fl_iD-AphlE" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/fl_iD-AphlE</a>
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #22722 on: August 01, 2020, 03:48:17 PM »


Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No.1 in G minor, op.25. Murray Perahia, Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Really nice! An intense recording, with plenty of the transparency that we expect from Marriner & the ASMF, and plenty of the virtuosity that we expect from Perahia, who was still in his "hippy" phase at this point.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #22723 on: August 01, 2020, 03:55:38 PM »
NP:



Hovhaness: Symphony #1, Op. 17/2, "Exile"

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #22724 on: August 01, 2020, 04:00:50 PM »
Rimsky-Korsakov
At the Tomb


followed by

Shostakovich
Symphony № 13, « Babi Yar »
dir. Solti
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #22725 on: August 01, 2020, 04:40:45 PM »
Today I was in the mood for an EPIC program:

Sibelius: Kullervo
Busoni: Piano Concerto
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7





On this opportunity the Busoni didn't impress me as much as before, but it's a superb piece, nonetheless.

On the other hand, the other two works grew on me, and with those performances is no wonder. Thrill aplenty!

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #22726 on: August 01, 2020, 04:48:15 PM »
Schoenberg Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra in B flat, Robert Craft conducting




Sarge
the phone rings and somebody says,
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Mahler, you ought to go see it.
he was as f*cked-up as you are."
                               --Charles Bukowski, "Mahler"

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #22727 on: August 01, 2020, 04:55:13 PM »
What can I say, we're fellow Graupner fans...  :D 
And I also have a particular fondness of the chalumeau.

Q

Hi Que - +1 - love Graupner's compositions and the PI performances!  Need to check on the status of my G. Soly's CDs - not sure that I have all of her discs yet?  Dave :)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #22728 on: August 01, 2020, 04:56:09 PM »


Symphony no 40.

Mathieu Herzog is the former violist of the Quatuor Ebène, and Ensemble Appassionato’s leader is the second violinist of that same quartet. As a Mozart conductor, Herzog is of the scruffy, aggressive persuasion. His g minor is militant and combative. The crazy tempo for the menuetto doesn’t work at all, but it fits with the confrontational attitude displayed by orchestra and conductor. It actually works at making one sit up and take notice.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #22729 on: August 01, 2020, 05:06:52 PM »


Cabaret songs by William Bolcom, Arnold Schönberg, Erik Satie.

A very sophisticated album of cabaret songs from three cultures (american, austro-german and french), sung in three languages and given a vocal profile worthy of the best opera houses. Not that the interpretations are operatic in any way,  but Brueggergosman’s voice is of a beauty, range and size to shame many a well-known diva. Her obvious relish of the words and ability to enunciate properly and naturally is truly infectious. Bolcom accompanies her on the piano in his own works, while the other items are accompanied by the BBC Symphony under David Robertson. This disc is a stunner.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #22730 on: August 01, 2020, 05:27:44 PM »
Bax for piano and orchestra

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #22731 on: August 01, 2020, 05:37:33 PM »
The Bax was very good. Moving on to this, another first listen

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #22732 on: August 01, 2020, 06:23:15 PM »
Today I was in the mood for an EPIC program:

Sibelius: Kullervo
Busoni: Piano Concerto
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7





On this opportunity the Busoni didn't impress me as much as before, but it's a superb piece, nonetheless.

On the other hand, the other two works grew on me, and with those performances is no wonder. Thrill aplenty!

It's a while since I listened to that inimitable Leningrad. I must rectify that.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #22733 on: August 01, 2020, 06:23:48 PM »
Schoenberg Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra in B flat, Robert Craft conducting




Sarge

Cheers, Sarge!
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #22734 on: August 01, 2020, 06:36:44 PM »


Pierre Boulez: Piano Sonatas No.1 & No.3. Idil Biret

Incredible performances of these works.

The Bax was very good. Moving on to this, another first listen


What did you think of the Boulez? I've been looking at this CD.


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #22735 on: August 01, 2020, 07:14:33 PM »


Pierre Boulez: Piano Sonatas No.1 & No.3. Idil Biret

Incredible performances of these works.

What did you think of the Boulez? I've been looking at this CD.

I need to give it some further listening. Boulez doesn't come easy for me. (Nor does Messiaen.)  The Debussy pieces were nicely done. The Ravel comes at the end of the disc, a sort of palate cleanser.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #22736 on: August 01, 2020, 09:58:34 PM »
Morning listening:



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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #22737 on: August 01, 2020, 10:53:43 PM »
Late afternoon in Taiwan. A thunderstorm is just rolling in.  This interpretation is just right--stormy, passionate, unrestrained.

It's all good...

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #22738 on: August 02, 2020, 12:34:00 AM »
Dvorak: Requiem [Ancerl]


It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and leave no doubt.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #22739 on: August 02, 2020, 02:11:42 AM »


Cabaret songs by William Bolcom, Arnold Schönberg, Erik Satie.

A very sophisticated album of cabaret songs from three cultures (american, austro-german and french), sung in three languages and given a vocal profile worthy of the best opera houses. Not that the interpretations are operatic in any way,  but Brueggergosman’s voice is of a beauty, range and size to shame many a well-known diva. Her obvious relish of the words and ability to enunciate properly and naturally is truly infectious. Bolcom accompanies her on the piano in his own works, while the other items are accompanied by the BBC Symphony under David Robertson. This disc is a stunner.
Intrigued by your comments, I decided to google her and checked out her website.  Thought that you and others might be interested in this.  Every Friday (up to August 7th), she's offering a free download of a selected track.  https://www.measha.com/measha-free-fridays

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It's a while since I listened to that inimitable Leningrad. I must rectify that.
Nice!  The Busoni pc is the only one that I don't know.  I do have that Lenny B set (a classic!), and, as you probably know, I do enjoy my Sibelius!  :D

Bax for piano and orchestra

Feeling like the weather is a bit hot there in Florida now JBS?   ;)  Just kidding.  I do enjoy Bax's tone poems.

PD