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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49580 on: September 16, 2021, 10:51:34 AM »
:laugh:  But, seriously, we all have our phobias.   :)

Good luck with your prepping!  What kind of new digs will you be moving into?  And have you found anything yet?

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Thanks, PD. Nasty creatures. Yuk.

Well, we downsized about 5 years ago, but sadly COVID-19 has done to us what it has done to so many, and our working patterns going forward will mean that we will both continue to work primarily from home. As a result, we both want a home office each and more space overall - looking to buy something with those things, plus space for a craft room and a music room. Plus the offspring are starting to spread their genetic material, so more space for them to inflict grandparently duties will be required.

Have only just started looking, so haven't found anything yet, but technically we are open to a really wide range of fairly rural locations. We are a commuter couple who have bases about 80 miles apart, but flexible working patterns mean that we don't actually attend an office that often. We do need to think about being vaguely close to one location or equidistant, just for the sake of good sense.

All very frustrating welcome.

Needs must, I guess.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49581 on: September 16, 2021, 11:08:55 AM »
Perhaps there is something to Penderecki and spiders?

The reason I say that is there is a part in Penderecki's Polymorphia that gives me a vision of a gargantuan spider crawling along on a hardwood floor.  :-\

I can see that too, now. Aaargh!

They are disquieting works, are they not?
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49582 on: September 16, 2021, 11:14:38 AM »
OT
Years ago our cat brought in a small frog from the garden. The frog disappeared behind a dresser. I had to remove all the crockery etc from the dresser to access the frog. When I asked my young daughter to assist she was most unhelpful, resulting in me angrily saying 'for goodness sake stop making such a fuss - it's just a tiny frog'. At that moment the frog leapt out from behind the dresser and I screamed and fell backwards into the piled up crockery sending everything cascading over the floor. My daughter has never let me forget this incident.

Haha. That did make me laugh 😃. Poor you.  Perhaps Penderecki should have written a piece to go with this entitled Amphibia. I would prefer the frog to the arachnid, to be honest. 
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49583 on: September 16, 2021, 11:19:43 AM »
I can see that too, now. Aaargh!

They are disquieting works, are they not?

Well, some of Penderecki's works are disquieting, no question about it.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49584 on: September 16, 2021, 11:42:17 AM »
A do-it-yourself playlist of Smetana's Ma Vlast on Spotify:

1. Vysehrad
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Jarvi



2. Vltava
Cleveland Orchestra
George Szell



3. Sarka
Staatskapelle Dresden
Paavo Berglund



4. From Bohemia's Woods and Fields
Vienna Philharmonic
Nikolaus Harnoncourt



5. Tabor
Janacek Philharmonic
Theodore Kuchar



6. Blanik
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Rafael Kubelik



For some reason, I just haven't gotten into these, save for Vltava and maybe From Bohemia's Woods and Fields. Maybe I just haven't found the right recording yet... maybe I need to give Mackerras a listen!

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49585 on: September 16, 2021, 01:03:18 PM »
Classicalgeek try this one, I really like it:


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49586 on: September 16, 2021, 01:05:52 PM »
Just had my second listen to Bernstein's Serenade in as many days:
Leonard Bernstein
Serenade
Hilary Hahn, violin
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
David Zinman

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Quint/Alsop were an excellent introduction to the work, but in terms of firepower and sheer virtuosity, they're no match for Hahn/Zinman. Hilary Hahn is note-perfect as usual, and Zinman has the Baltimore Symphony on top of its game. I'll keep on listening to other performances, but I can't imagine anyone doing better than Hahn/Zinman!

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49587 on: September 16, 2021, 01:07:50 PM »
Classicalgeek try this one, I really like it:



Thanks, David! I'll add Belohlavek to my ones to sample. Maybe I'll do a second listen with six different performances than the ones I used the first time around!

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49588 on: September 16, 2021, 04:40:09 PM »
Just finished, on Spotify:
Martinů
Symphony no. 1
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Järvi



Excellent as expected!


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49589 on: September 16, 2021, 05:02:39 PM »
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).

Yeah, that side-drummer was on fire! How could I miss this smoking performance all this time??

I do want to listen to that recording, Jeffrey. I shall investigate about it. Thank you.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49590 on: September 16, 2021, 05:03:32 PM »
I like the Jarvi recording as well.

Me too, Jeffrey. The another one on Danacord is satisfying and poetic as well.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49591 on: September 16, 2021, 05:13:14 PM »
This is great, Cesar. You just gave me the impulse to listen to these works, too !  :)

Good luck, André!  :)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49592 on: September 16, 2021, 06:44:46 PM »
Disparate works I was reminded of by forum posts:



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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49593 on: September 16, 2021, 07:21:57 PM »
Eller: The Singing Fields

What a joy of a work this symphonic poem is. There is something of Sibelius here that provides a lovely sense of naturalness.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49594 on: September 16, 2021, 09:20:59 PM »
Eller: The Singing Fields

What a joy of a work this symphonic poem is. There is something of Sibelius here that provides a lovely sense of naturalness.


+1

Early morning listening before work:
Sauguet: Symphony No.1 'Expiatoire'

"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 #49595 on: September 16, 2021, 09:27:41 PM »
Yeah, that side-drummer was on fire! How could I miss this smoking performance all this time??

I do want to listen to that recording, Jeffrey. I shall investigate about it. Thank you.
This is the CD Cesar:
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49596 on: September 16, 2021, 11:17:54 PM »


Just arrived, very expressive and indeed dramatic Credo. Stimmwerck as always are impeccable.  The Cinquecento Heinrich Isaac release has prompted me to make an effort to explore German Renaissance music.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49597 on: September 16, 2021, 11:28:11 PM »
Watching this wonderful concert from Moscow from 29 March 1972 with Sviatoslav Richter and David Oistrakh.  A passionate Brahms' Violin Sonata No. 2 followed by Bartok's Violin Sonata No. 1.  And guess who else is there in the audience?  If you decide to watch it, look who they pan to in the audience applauding after the Bartok.  :)

I'll take a short intermission and then will watch the rest of the concert (Prokofiev's Violin Sonata No. 1, followed by a couple of movements from other works.

Concert is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsWUlpMFFAg

PD

Thanks for link, PD. That I will definitely watch. I have three Melodiya/EMI Richter/Oistrakh live concert LPs - there maybe more.





The Bartok/Prokofiev does not include dates but published by EMI in 1974, so that fits. The Franck/Brahms 3 was from same venue on 28th December 1968. The Shostakovich is again the Grand Hall from May 1969.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49598 on: September 16, 2021, 11:40:47 PM »
Alfonso Ferrabosco, the Younger.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49599 on: September 16, 2021, 11:50:13 PM »
Good morning all.

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