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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #32640 on: January 27, 2021, 04:09:34 AM »
Delius

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Start listening today with this promising set,thank you again Jeffrey to make  this possible. :)




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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #32641 on: January 27, 2021, 04:57:16 AM »
Delius

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Start listening today with this promising set,thank you again Jeffrey to make  this possible. :)




Oh, it arrived Jan! I'm so pleased.

Now playing: Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra
What a great work this is - I now prefer it to the Bartok.
This seems like a classic recording (Rowicki, Nat. PO of Warsaw):
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"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 #32642 on: January 27, 2021, 05:40:42 AM »
Good afternoon all.

Continuing the Debussy Preludes with Book II today (Bavouzet).

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #32643 on: January 27, 2021, 05:47:06 AM »
Maximilian Steinberg.

Violin Concerto, opus 37.
Symphony No. 4 "Turksib", opus 24.

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Martin Yates.
Sergey Levitin, Violin.


Hat tip to Jeffrey for the recommendation.

Fine music in superb performances. The only quibble I have is that the violin is rather closely recorded, and my near field monitors do not like that a bit.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #32644 on: January 27, 2021, 06:08:31 AM »
Today I had the rare privilege of hearing Poulenc's music for the short film La Belle au bois dormant.

As best I can tell there is no commercial audio recording of the work. But incredibly the National Film and Sound Archive here in Canberra is one of 2 places in the world listed on WorldCat as having a copy of the film.

And they let me watch it. Twice.

Poulenc himself played harpsichord. There are also wind instruments (definitely clarinet and bassoon and fairly sure flute and oboe are the others), a harp and percussion (at least a xylophone and woodblock), though the 'credits' don't give all that detail for the rest of the instruments.

About 6 minutes long, continuous score throughout the film, which is stop motion puppetry. It's basically an advertisement for a wine company, where the prince is told that wine will revive sleeping beauty ("l'âme du vin reveillera la belle"). She wakes, everyone has champagne and dances.

Nice one !

When i did a search for l'âme du vin, I found this page that gives a brief description (in French) of the movie under that name. The side note confirms Poulenc on harpsichord so I assume this is the right one.

Page 18 of that PDF :

http://www.cineressources.net/consultationPdf/web/o000/589.pdf

There's also a couple of pages about it in this google book, page 234-236 (again, in French).

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=KsUGv8-TVGcC&pg=PA235&lpg=PA235&dq=L%27ame+du+vin+Poulenc&source=bl&ots=1MC9x3o_gk&sig=ACfU3U3NRz8vxWFq_8tWlAPkGEXefT4wVg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjA0oKLo7zuAhW-TxUIHSQcBukQ6AEwEnoECAgQAg#v=onepage&q=L'ame%20du%20vin%20Poulenc&f=false

Whoever wrote the article quoted in that book funnily enough also mentions "On a bissé le film", meaning the audience had asked to see it a second time and they did !  ;D
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #32645 on: January 27, 2021, 06:25:18 AM »
Beethoven: Symphony No 5 in C minor - Halle Orchestra conducted by John Barbirolli - recorded in 1947. The Andante con moto seems rather plodding by modern standards but otherwise a dynamic performance

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #32646 on: January 27, 2021, 06:26:30 AM »
Fauré - Piano quartet No.1 (Rogé, Ysaÿe Qt)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #32647 on: January 27, 2021, 06:38:04 AM »
Souvenir de Florence from here:



As the original sextet esp., one of my top Tchaikovsky scores.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #32648 on: January 27, 2021, 06:39:11 AM »
Today I had the rare privilege of hearing Poulenc's music for the short film La Belle au bois dormant.

As best I can tell there is no commercial audio recording of the work. But incredibly the National Film and Sound Archive here in Canberra is one of 2 places in the world listed on WorldCat as having a copy of the film.

And they let me watch it. Twice.

Poulenc himself played harpsichord. There are also wind instruments (definitely clarinet and bassoon and fairly sure flute and oboe are the others), a harp and percussion (at least a xylophone and woodblock), though the 'credits' don't give all that detail for the rest of the instruments.

About 6 minutes long, continuous score throughout the film, which is stop motion puppetry. It's basically an advertisement for a wine company, where the prince is told that wine will revive sleeping beauty ("l'âme du vin reveillera la belle"). She wakes, everyone has champagne and dances.

Wonderful.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #32649 on: January 27, 2021, 06:54:20 AM »
Time for more chamber music!



You know Saints Saens clarinet sonata is quite lovely.  Never heard it before.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #32650 on: January 27, 2021, 07:04:52 AM »
Finn Mortenson.
Symphony, opus 5.

Stavanger SO, Peter Szilvay.


One of the finest discoveries I made in 2020. A magnificent work, in a superb performance, never mind the duration of it. It's short but a powerful statement. I love this symphony to bits, and cannot stop playing it.
State of the Art sound. I take my hat off for the engineer, Jim Anderson. Quite a feat
I discovered that excellent recording thanks to you.

Now playing: VW Piano Quintet

"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #32651 on: January 27, 2021, 07:06:47 AM »
As the original sextet esp., one of my top Tchaikovsky scores.

Same here, Karl.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #32652 on: January 27, 2021, 07:07:06 AM »
Maximilian Steinberg.

Violin Concerto, opus 37.
Symphony No. 4 "Turksib", opus 24.

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Martin Yates.
Sergey Levitin, Violin.


Hat tip to Jeffrey for the recommendation.

Fine music in superb performances. The only quibble I have is that the violin is rather closely recorded, and my near field monitors do not like that a bit.
Thanks Harry. I hardly know the VC but the Symphony (poorly reviewed in Gramophone) has given me great pleasure. Your posting has encouraged me to listen to it again.
"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 #32653 on: January 27, 2021, 07:30:25 AM »
Fauré - Piano quartet No.1, again.

This time, Domus.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #32654 on: January 27, 2021, 07:49:25 AM »
NP: Ginastera Concerto for Strings, Op. 33 (Candida Thompson/Amsterdam Sinfonietta)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #32655 on: January 27, 2021, 07:52:26 AM »
Delius

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Very nice, Jan. Good to see you were able to get this set.
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« Reply #32656 on: January 27, 2021, 08:00:27 AM »
Now playing: Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra
What a great work this is - I now prefer it to the Bartok.
This seems like a classic recording (Rowicki, Nat. PO of Warsaw):


I bet that recording is excellent, Jeffrey. I’m quite the fan of Lutoslawski’s music. I hate to admit to this since Bartók is in my ‘Top 3’ favorite composers, but I never could quite come to appreciate his much-acclaimed Concerto for Orchestra, but I’m making better progress on it. The Boulez account with the New York Philharmonic is my go-to for this work. Anyway, I love Lutoslawski’s work of the same title. It’s interesting that Lutoslawski didn’t think much of this work when asked about it. I think it perhaps represented a bad time for him creatively as he had to make artistic compromises in order not to get in trouble with the Soviet authorities. Well, regardless, I think it’s a fabulous work.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #32657 on: January 27, 2021, 08:16:45 AM »
NP: Lutoslawski Concerto for Orchestra (Lutoslawski/Polish National RSO)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #32658 on: January 27, 2021, 08:21:12 AM »
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #32659 on: January 27, 2021, 08:25:03 AM »
Some atmospheric music for a grey morning...