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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49900 on: September 20, 2021, 04:07:32 PM »
First-Listen Monday

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49902 on: September 20, 2021, 05:20:23 PM »
NP:

Debussy
Préludes, Books I & II
Jacobs




Desert island music for me and Jacobs performance is still the one to best.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49903 on: September 20, 2021, 09:18:26 PM »
Nino Rota: Symphony No.1 (3 movement version):
"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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« Reply #49904 on: September 20, 2021, 09:19:27 PM »
First-Listen Monday

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Flute Concerto
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Liepāja Symphony Orchestra
Atvars Lakstīgala



This just arrived here as well John - I'm looking forward to hearing it.
"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 #49905 on: September 20, 2021, 10:29:57 PM »
Saint-Saens: 1st Symphony.

Exuberance of youth with a pastoral flavoured Adagio which I liked a lot. 
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49906 on: September 20, 2021, 10:54:08 PM »
Hat tip to Jeffrey.

Modest Mussorgsky.

Pictures of a Exhibition, orch. Henry Wood.

BBC National orchestra of Wales, Francois Xavier Roth.


A refreshing alternative, and therefore worthwhile. Would have liked the tempi a little faster,but that's a minor quibble.
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« Reply #49907 on: September 20, 2021, 10:59:23 PM »
Georg Philipp Telemann.
Wind Concertos Volume III.

La Stagione Frankfurt & Camerata Koln, Michael Schneider.
Recordings 2005-2006.


The performances leaves nothing to be desired, this is a pure approach of Telemann's music.

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« Reply #49908 on: September 20, 2021, 11:24:35 PM »
Hat tip to Jeffrey.

Modest Mussorgsky.

Pictures of a Exhibition, orch. Henry Wood.

BBC National orchestra of Wales, Francois Xavier Roth.


A refreshing alternative, and therefore worthwhile. Would have liked the tempi a little faster,but that's a minor quibble.
:)
"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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« Reply #49909 on: September 20, 2021, 11:37:38 PM »
I've been embarking on an Elgar Odyssey.

Du Pré's Cello Concerto was followed by Nigel Kennedy's second rcording of the Violin Concerto with Simon Rattle. It was his frst recording that put him on the map and his second seems to have divided opinion. He and Rattle adopt quite expansive tempi, but I like this recording and the Vaughan-Williams is wonderfully rapt.



Barbirolli is often my guide in Elgar (as he was in Du Pré's Cello Concerto), as also in Vaughan-Williams, and this disc is an absolute classic, which has rarely been out of the catalogue For this issue, EMI added Elgar's Elegy and Sospiri, one of the most heartbreaking five minutes in all of music. A wonderful disc.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49910 on: September 20, 2021, 11:45:43 PM »
Morning listening:


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« Reply #49911 on: September 21, 2021, 12:14:40 AM »
I've been embarking on an Elgar Odyssey.

Du Pré's Cello Concerto was followed by Nigel Kennedy's second rcording of the Violin Concerto with Simon Rattle. It was his frst recording that put him on the map and his second seems to have divided opinion. He and Rattle adopt quite expansive tempi, but I like this recording and the Vaughan-Williams is wonderfully rapt.



Barbirolli is often my guide in Elgar (as he was in Du Pré's Cello Concerto), as also in Vaughan-Williams, and this disc is an absolute classic, which has rarely been out of the catalogue For this issue, EMI added Elgar's Elegy and Sospiri, one of the most heartbreaking five minutes in all of music. A wonderful disc.


In my opinion the performance of the heart-breaking 'Sospiri' is incomparably better than the much-hyped, recent DGG 'The British Project' recording.
"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 #49912 on: September 21, 2021, 12:27:51 AM »
On a par with the Men.

New acquisition.

Ethel Smyth, Sonata for Violin and Piano, opus 7.
Louise Farrenc, Deuxieme sonata pour Piano et Violin, opus 39.
Pauline Viardot-Garcia, Six morceaux.
Lili Boulanger, Nocturne.

Thomas Irnberger, Violin.
Barbara Moser, Piano.
SACD recording.


Sheer perfection. I was impressed by the short piece by Lili Boulanger. An immense talent cut short in her tracks when she dies only 24. The CD is filled with fine works. I am a huge fan of this duo. I met Barbare Moser some years ago, and found her a captivating personality and an excellent pianist.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49913 on: September 21, 2021, 01:10:42 AM »


Heck yeah. En Saga that really feels saga-like. Absolutely terrifying, take-no-prisoners Pohjola. Thrill rides. Ormandy + Sibelius = dream team.
Sounds wonderful!  I'll have to hunt this album out.  :)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49914 on: September 21, 2021, 01:11:41 AM »
In my opinion the performance of the heart-breaking 'Sospiri' is incomparably better than the much-hyped, recent DGG 'The British Project' recording.

The hype hadn't got to me yet, so I looked the record up and now I remember reading a negative response from a contrubutor to another forum, but that's all I've seen. Barbirolli's version is absolutely hear-wrenching, as if exposing some deep, private inner grief. What he concentrates into that five minutes is extraordirnary.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49915 on: September 21, 2021, 01:44:12 AM »
Joseph Lauber.

Symphony No 3 & 6.
Die Alpen, Symphonic Suite.

Sinfonie Orchester Biel Solothurn, Kaspar Zehnder.


A Swiss composer which should be heard. His music holds a lot of interest.
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« Reply #49916 on: September 21, 2021, 02:18:21 AM »


Conyinuing my Elgar journey with some of his lighter works.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49917 on: September 21, 2021, 02:22:30 AM »
The hype hadn't got to me yet, so I looked the record up and now I remember reading a negative response from a contrubutor to another forum, but that's all I've seen. Barbirolli's version is absolutely hear-wrenching, as if exposing some deep, private inner grief. What he concentrates into that five minutes is extraordirnary.
Totally agree.

Now playing (2nd listen)
Penderecki Symphony No.3
Increasingly impressed by this work:
"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 #49918 on: September 21, 2021, 02:55:55 AM »
Thomas Tomkins



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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49919 on: September 21, 2021, 02:56:55 AM »
Morning listening:



I will listen to this recording later this day  :)