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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49520 on: September 15, 2021, 06:11:42 PM »
Krzysztof Penderecki
Orchestral Works Vol.2
Symphony 5
Antoni Wit
Polish NRSO


First music of the day, and first concentrated hearing of Symphony #5

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49521 on: September 15, 2021, 06:13:01 PM »
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - The Complete Recordings [Disc 3]

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49522 on: September 15, 2021, 06:22:47 PM »


A knock-out of a performance! This coruscating rendition manages to combine imposing majesty and muscular impetuosity quite succesfully. I think the "moderato" tempo Horenstein dictates here makes much sense, it feels more natural and organic. The timpani and the percussion overall are just overwhelming, with a rather in-your-face feeling. This could be my favorite recording ever of this towering masterpiece. It gets a "WOW!" stamp from me. Spectacular to say the least. I'm even more enamoured of this work now. No doubts it's the symphony of my most cherished preferences.
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« Reply #49523 on: September 15, 2021, 06:30:23 PM »


If I were Bantock, I would dedicate this unbearably lovely creation (A Celtic Symphony) to my immortal beloved. Squeezingly gorgeous.
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« Reply #49524 on: September 15, 2021, 06:37:50 PM »


The Symphony No. 7 receives here a noble and bold interpretation from all involved. The key of C major wasn't assigned in vain. It expresses the purity of Finland, the humble spirit of its creator. I don't get the idea as to why I hadn't liked this work when I started discovering Sibelius 14 years ago. The language is totally approachable, stately, distinctive. All in all, a fabulous symphony.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49525 on: September 15, 2021, 06:41:27 PM »


The Symphony No. 3 Heroic was love at first hearing to me. The wistful tune in the oboe with which it starts out is a strong reason to be hooked by this beauty. I haven't realized it gets better with each listen.
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« Reply #49526 on: September 15, 2021, 06:43:33 PM »


Holmboe on his Sinfonia In Memoriam demonstrates the mastery and recognizable power he knew how to stamp in his works. A thrilling and valedictory work.
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« Reply #49527 on: September 15, 2021, 06:45:38 PM »


Not my favorite performance of the Symphony No. 4. This emphasizes its angular sides, but lacks majesty and gracefulness. Ilya Stupel with the Anton Rubinstein PO (Danacord) remains my favorite recording and performance. All what I want is there.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49528 on: September 15, 2021, 07:02:08 PM »
NP:

Annie-Sophie Mutter/John Williams: Across The Stars



Absolutely exquisite.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49529 on: September 15, 2021, 09:11:40 PM »


A knock-out of a performance! This coruscating rendition manages to combine imposing majesty and muscular impetuosity quite succesfully. I think the "moderato" tempo Horenstein dictates here makes much sense, it feels more natural and organic. The timpani and the percussion overall are just overwhelming, with a rather in-your-face feeling. This could be my favorite recording ever of this towering masterpiece. It gets a "WOW!" stamp from me. Spectacular to say the least. I'm even more enamoured of this work now. No doubts it's the symphony of my most cherished preferences.
I agree Cesar! The anarchic side-drummer is most impressive (as is the one on Barbirolli's recording - which I think you would also enjoy).
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49530 on: September 15, 2021, 09:12:25 PM »


Not my favorite performance of the Symphony No. 4. This emphasizes its angular sides, but lacks majesty and gracefulness. Ilya Stupel with the Anton Rubinstein PO (Danacord) remains my favorite recording and performance. All what I want is there.
I like the Jarvi recording as well.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49531 on: September 15, 2021, 09:12:58 PM »


The Symphony No. 3 Heroic was love at first hearing to me. The wistful tune in the oboe with which it starts out is a strong reason to be hooked by this beauty. I haven't realized it gets better with each listen.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49532 on: September 15, 2021, 09:13:55 PM »
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - The Complete Recordings [Disc 3]


Looks like a great set John.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49533 on: September 15, 2021, 10:17:19 PM »
Morning listening on Spotify:


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49534 on: September 15, 2021, 10:27:42 PM »
I had missed this!  Cool Irons!  Will have to look for that one!  :)

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Incredible performance. Oh, to be in the audience.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49535 on: September 15, 2021, 11:32:35 PM »
Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darĂ¼ber muss man schweigen

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49536 on: September 16, 2021, 01:24:44 AM »
Froberger

Vol 3

CD 2 ( conclusion Suites of the Libro Quarto)





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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49537 on: September 16, 2021, 01:41:42 AM »
I had missed this!  Cool Irons!  Will have to look for that one!  :)

PD

I have Oistrakh/Gilels in a similar live performance on a Melodiya LP of Shostakovich' op 134 sonata. It is absolutely hairraising.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49538 on: September 16, 2021, 01:42:31 AM »
I had missed this!  Cool Irons!  Will have to look for that one!  :)

PD
Irons,

I wonder if it might have been from this same concert?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UakdQno0t0Y

I'll see whether or not I can also find a link for the Prokofiev....Ah!  Looks like a found the whole concert!  It's from 29th March, 1972.  Does that jibe with any dates on the back of your LP?

Here's the whole concert (if you or anyone else is wanting to watch it here):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsWUlpMFFAg

PD

p.s.  Hope to listen to it later on today---a bit early here for Bartok for me!  :)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49539 on: September 16, 2021, 02:59:00 AM »
Good afternoon all,

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