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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42100 on: June 14, 2021, 08:45:48 AM »
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Nielsen
Symphony No. 2, “The Four Temperaments”, FS 29
Royal Stockholm PO
Oramo


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42101 on: June 14, 2021, 08:56:27 AM »
Refresher for the violin concerto poll.



First movement of Fagerlund's violin concerto has very energetic, virtuosic roles for all the orchestral players, not just the soloist, who is often playing in tandem with only 5-6 other musicians so that the orchestral texture is very varied, but never very loud or overwhelming. Any piece that starts with a lot of loud tuba and bassoon is gonna get my interest. The solo cadenza is occupied mostly with slapstick-like sound-making, including imitations of slipping on a banana peel and laughing derisively. (Or maybe that is how I am interpreting it. ;D )

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42102 on: June 14, 2021, 09:39:38 AM »
Vivaldi, Antonio - Oboe Concertos w/ L'Arte dell'Arco and Pier Luigi Fabretti on a Baroque oboe copy by Pau Orriols (2008) after Thomas Stanesby Junior, c. 1720, and probably similar to the oboe shown below.  Dave :)

 

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42103 on: June 14, 2021, 10:35:46 AM »
Jn Corigliano
Fantasia on an Ostinato
Grimaud


And
Disc 80: Great Marches (do we need the adjective Great there?)


Sousa
Semper Fidelis
The Thunderer
Washington Post
Hands Across the Sea

[Jos. Franz] Wagner
Under the Double Eagle

Steffe
Battle Hymn of the Republic

Zimmermann non Dylan
Anchors Aweigh

Trad.
The British Grenadiers

Arne
Rule, Britannia

de Lisle
La Marseillaise

Bagley
The National Emblem

Meyerbeer
Le Prophète: Coronation March

Mendelssohn
Athalie: War March of the Priests

Verdi
Aida: Grand March

Alford
Col. Bogey

Smith
The Star-Spangled Banner
The Star-Spangled Banner (avec chœur)

NY Phil
Lenny


Great box. While I counted on getting enjoyment from it, It has exceeded good expectations. I could almost start another review of the whole box right up.


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Vasks
Distant Light, Concerto for violin and strings
Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
Jn Storgårds, vn
Kangas
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42104 on: June 14, 2021, 10:48:37 AM »
NP:

Vasks
Viola Concerto
Maxim Rysanov, viola/conductor
Sinfonietta Rīga


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42105 on: June 14, 2021, 11:16:08 AM »
Afternoon!



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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42106 on: June 14, 2021, 11:21:52 AM »
It's all the rage on GMG, and it's music I've never heard before, so:



Man, Walton was a consistent guy. Am starting to think of him as the most consistent and distinctive stylist of the major 20th century Brits.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42107 on: June 14, 2021, 11:38:35 AM »
It's all the rage on GMG, and it's music I've never heard before, so:



Man, Walton was a consistent guy. Am starting to think of him as the most consistent and distinctive stylist of the major 20th century Brits.

I certainly would agree to his consistency, but Britten was just as consistent, IMHO --- even though I might personally feel to not be as attracted to one work compared to another. Vaughan Williams and Malcolm Arnold were also on par with Walton’s consistency.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42108 on: June 14, 2021, 11:42:28 AM »

Violin Concerto

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42109 on: June 14, 2021, 11:44:13 AM »
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Shostakovich
The Bolt, Op. 27
Royal Stockholm PO
Rozhdestvensky


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42110 on: June 14, 2021, 11:50:55 AM »
I certainly would agree to his consistency, but Britten was just as consistent, IMHO --- even though I might personally feel to not be as attracted to one work compared to another. Vaughan Williams and Malcolm Arnold were also on par with Walton’s consistency.
I meant consistent to his own style/voice - Britten had a couple of different voices (the playful lyrical side and the darker side), RVW was consistently high quality but you wouldn't listen to the Fourth and Fifth symphonies and go, "wow, they sound really similar!" So that's what I meant. All Walton sounds exactly like Walton...and yet different and rewarding. Really more like mature Martinu in that sense of having a very strong personal language. And Arnold (though I do not know Arnold well).

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42111 on: June 14, 2021, 11:56:24 AM »
I meant consistent to his own style/voice - Britten had a couple of different voices (the playful lyrical side and the darker side), RVW was consistently high quality but you wouldn't listen to the Fourth and Fifth symphonies and go, "wow, they sound really similar!" So that's what I meant. All Walton sounds exactly like Walton...and yet different and rewarding. Really more like mature Martinu in that sense of having a very strong personal language. And Arnold (though I do not know Arnold well).

Not sure I agree with your assessment. Vaughan Williams always sounded like himself no matter if it’s the 6th symphony or The Lark Ascending. There’s no mistaking that both works bear the composer’s stamp. The same with Britten or Arnold. Also, Walton has several different voices --- listen to The Waterfall Scene from As You Like It and then listen to Façade. They couldn’t be more different from each other stylistically, but yet the composer’s voice remained intact. Anyway, for me, it’s futile trying to pigeonhole someone of Walton’s compositional prowess.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42112 on: June 14, 2021, 12:03:30 PM »
Vivaldi, Antonio - Oboe Concertos w/ L'Arte dell'Arco and Pier Luigi Fabretti on a Baroque oboe copy by Pau Orriols (2008) after Thomas Stanesby Junior, c. 1720, and probably similar to the oboe shown below.  Dave :)

 

That is a great set, Dave, for anyone interested in that repertoire.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42113 on: June 14, 2021, 12:04:44 PM »
Anyway, for me, it’s futile trying to pigeonhole someone of Walton’s compositional prowess.
Wasn't pigeonholing. It was and remains a compliment! Whatever.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42114 on: June 14, 2021, 12:06:16 PM »
Wasn't pigeonholing. It was and remains a compliment! Whatever.

Okay. :-\
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42115 on: June 14, 2021, 12:16:23 PM »
Stockhausen - Japan.



It’s become increasingly clear that Stockhausen is the most Japanese of all classical music composers, including Japanese classical music composers.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42116 on: June 14, 2021, 12:51:45 PM »
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Vasks
Violin Concerto
Maxim Rysanov, viola/conductor
Sinfonietta Rīga




Viola Concerto, John?
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42117 on: June 14, 2021, 12:52:31 PM »
Afternoon!



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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42118 on: June 14, 2021, 01:02:04 PM »
Viola Concerto, John?

Whoops... :-[ Yes, I meant Viola.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42119 on: June 14, 2021, 01:04:05 PM »
I just wrote about this in the Pieces that have blown you away recently thread, so that's how I feel about it.