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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #26500 on: October 18, 2020, 04:36:19 AM »
Bernstein also recorded a great Symphony in E Flat.
That is both my favorite Hindemith work as well as favorite recording of his work.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #26501 on: October 18, 2020, 04:46:10 AM »
I haven't seen Asin tags on my Android Chrome for quote some time either.

Nor I on my PC Chrome. But I do get directed to the relevant Amazon page by clicking on the "Image Unavailable" displayed.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #26502 on: October 18, 2020, 04:54:32 AM »
This morning:  Martinu's Sinfonietta Giocosa for piano and small orchestra with Jan Panenka and the Prague Chamber Orchestra with Bohumil Gregor.  Very enjoyable...a bright, upbeat and driving work written on a tram whilst Martinu was going back and forth between Aix and Marseilles (from September to November 1940) trying to get his visa paperwork in order so as to flee to the United States.  Lovely playing by everyone and in great sound.

https://www.supraphonline.cz/album/586-martinu-sinfonietta-giocossa-divertimento/flac

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #26503 on: October 18, 2020, 05:02:58 AM »
Good morning all,

Koechlin - Le Buisson Ardent & Les Heures Persanes (orch. version)
Good day, Olivier.

I do enjoy some Koechlin, but am not that keen on Les heures perzzzzZZZZZZZ......  ;)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #26504 on: October 18, 2020, 05:13:57 AM »
Good day, Olivier.

I do enjoy some Koechlin, but am not that keen on Les heures perzzzzZZZZZZZ......  ;)

Hello Rafael,

That's my general feeling on his orchestral works. It either takes an awful long time for something to happen, or nothing much happens. Le Buisson ardent had its moments but it took a long time to get there.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #26505 on: October 18, 2020, 05:29:26 AM »
Ludus Tonalis,
the organ sonatas and
the concert music for strings and brass
are my Hindemith favorites.

I would add Nobilissima Visione. Not the first name to come to mind for Hindemith but Klemperer is very good.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #26506 on: October 18, 2020, 05:29:50 AM »
Franck - Psyche, complete, for orchestra & chorus /Otaka /chandos CD
Quite nice, it may be the first listen to the complete version of the work ... Otaka usually isn't among the most temperamental of conductors, however.

Music of the Bach sons - Concerto, Sinfonias ... /Concerto Köln /capriccio CD
Well, I would have preferred a less chamber-like ensemble here ...
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #26507 on: October 18, 2020, 05:30:31 AM »
Cyril Scott - Piano Concerto; Cello Concerto; Pelleas & Melisande /Donohoe,Yates etc. /dutton CD
An interesting disc. Pelleas & Melisande is a beautiful, lyrical piece; the Piano Concerto has an incredible number of notes, and a very mixed style of both hammering series of chords, Chinese (?) exoticism etc., it's almost Sorabjian at times and a bit difficult to relate to at first. Regarding the Cello Concerto - well, I'll have to listen to it again, not sure about it.
 
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #26508 on: October 18, 2020, 05:52:18 AM »



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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #26509 on: October 18, 2020, 06:57:51 AM »


Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No.3 in E-flat major, op.55, the "Eroica". Herbert von Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic (1977 recording)

Wow, this is excellent! Gotta give it to HvK, he had a great feel for Beethoven. The perfect balance of classical balance and romantic fire. I'm happy to have this cycle; it's becoming a valuable reference.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #26510 on: October 18, 2020, 07:01:40 AM »
Ludus Tonalis,
the organ sonatas and
the concert music for strings and brass
are my Hindemith favorites.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #26511 on: October 18, 2020, 07:02:35 AM »
This morning:  Martinu's Sinfonietta Giocosa for piano and small orchestra with Jan Panenka and the Prague Chamber Orchestra with Bohumil Gregor.  Very enjoyable...a bright, upbeat and driving work written on a tram whilst Martinu was going back and forth between Aix and Marseilles (from September to November 1940) trying to get his visa paperwork in order so as to flee to the United States.  Lovely playing by everyone and in great sound.

https://www.supraphonline.cz/album/586-martinu-sinfonietta-giocossa-divertimento/flac

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Very nice!
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #26512 on: October 18, 2020, 07:11:09 AM »



Revisiting this recording from the Bolet RCA box.  Sometimes, big names deliver blockbuster recordings.  This is most definitely one of those times. 
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #26513 on: October 18, 2020, 07:16:03 AM »
Hello Rafael,

That's my general feeling on his orchestral works. It either takes an awful long time for something to happen, or nothing much happens. Le Buisson ardent had its moments but it took a long time to get there.
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For Koechlin, you need to go in Bruckner - listening -mode!  ;)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #26514 on: October 18, 2020, 07:54:55 AM »
Béla Bartók


Music for strings,percussion and celesta


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #26515 on: October 18, 2020, 08:11:40 AM »
I didn’t find W-F’s Violin Concerto interesting either (TBH, I found it extremely dull and tedious), but do admire some of his other works (e.g., the concerti for wind instruments), and am a great fan of his operas. The late Il campiello is W-F at the top of his game IMO. Do give it a try... :)

Thanks for your input, Rafael! :)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #26516 on: October 18, 2020, 08:49:17 AM »
Prokofiev

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #26517 on: October 18, 2020, 09:47:53 AM »
Maybe try "Harmonie der Welt" with Mravinsky (though as far as I remember Hindemith also recorded it, and you migh already have it). Currently it's not that many works by him that grab me either, but it goes up and down ...

EDIT: Yes, Hindemith recorded it too, I have it on an old Decca LP.
Ok thanks for the recommendation. I might have it somewhere  ::)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #26518 on: October 18, 2020, 09:58:33 AM »
Béla Bartók


Music for strings,percussion and celesta


That's a lovely set...enjoy!

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #26519 on: October 18, 2020, 11:38:54 AM »


Disc one. 3 Pieces opus 6 (Bamberger, Metzmacher) violin concerto (Zimmermann, Gelmetti) and Lulu-Suite (Rattle Birmingham). A well-planned, meaty programme.