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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52140 on: October 21, 2021, 12:21:49 AM »


Much better on the big system - I have noticed this before - even 8 voices singing benefits from the sort of hifi that an organ or symphony demands. And the quality of the hifi really matters for my appreciation of the recording - because music is sound.

Did you like it ?

Absolutely. It sounds wonderful, amazing!
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52141 on: October 21, 2021, 12:23:34 AM »
Musica Nova.
Harmonie des Nations, (1500-1700)
Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall.

Another highlight for me from the likes of Savall and his musicians. I quite enjoy what he has on offer, and revel in the way he presents all the different styles in a comprehensible whole. Good sound too.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52142 on: October 21, 2021, 12:25:20 AM »
Much better on the big system - I have noticed this before - even 8 voices singing benefits from the sort of hifi that an organ or symphony demands. And the quality of the hifi really matters for my appreciation of the recording - because music is sound.

Absolutely.

And that's the honest truth. But there are many that think otherwise.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52143 on: October 21, 2021, 12:28:07 AM »
And that's the honest truth. But there are many that think otherwise.

Yes I know - I just don’t think these people have heard a really good hifi.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52144 on: October 21, 2021, 12:49:32 AM »
Much better on the big system - I have noticed this before - even 8 voices singing benefits from the sort of hifi that an organ or symphony demands. And the quality of the hifi really matters for my appreciation of the recording - because music is sound.

Absolutely. It sounds wonderful, amazing!

you "sound"  much more excited than yesterday  :)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52145 on: October 21, 2021, 01:16:44 AM »
Martin: Petite Symphonie Concertante



Very good performance. 

Bloch: Concerto Grosso No. 1



Over 60 years old and still a great recording.  Marriner also recorded the Bloch, but I don't think I've ever encountered it on CD.

I have both recordings marginally preferring Hanson. The upfront Mercury recording suits the music.



Surprising if Marriner hasn't made it to CD. 
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52146 on: October 21, 2021, 01:22:22 AM »
Stanley Bate: 3rd Symphony.

Very special indeed. A surprise at every turn including a cossack dance in the finale!
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52147 on: October 21, 2021, 01:22:48 AM »
 Corelli




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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52148 on: October 21, 2021, 01:24:03 AM »
Stanley Bate: 3rd Symphony.

Very special indeed. A surprise at every turn including a cossack dance in the finale!

Yes I quite like this CD too, which I bought on release, in theory I should play it again..........
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52149 on: October 21, 2021, 01:30:58 AM »
Pjotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky.

Symphony No 3, in D major, "Polish", opus 29.
From the opera "The Voyevoda", Entr'acte and Dances of the Chambermaids.
Dmitri the Pretender and Vassily Shuisky, Incidental music: Introduction to Act 1, Mazurka.
Serenade for Nikolai Rubemstein's Name Day.
From Eugene Onegin, opus 24, Entre'acte and Waltz. Polonaise.

Gothenburg SO, Neeme Jarvi.
SACD.


Still my favourite set of Symphonies.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52150 on: October 21, 2021, 04:04:28 AM »
On Georgia Public Radio
Jerome MOROSS: Symphony no.2          Buffalo Phil.,  JoAnn Falletta
TCHAIKOWSKY: Symphony no.2 “Little Russian”
ROTA: “The Leopard” Symphony
And some Philip Glass and a piece for voices and serpent
by a composer from Moose Jaw Sask. This sounds like a site for a return visit.

On discs music by two composers whose names are palindromes - just a coincidence!
Max REGER:  Piano Music  vol.5      Markus Becker, piano
Andrés ISASI; Symphony no.2, Suite no.2
Bilbao S.O.,  Juan José Mena, cond.
A curious disc:  The Symphony sounds like it is making a lot of use of a popular German song, “You can’t Mend a Broken Heart” in its English version.   That may explain JPC’s
curious exclusive release , maybe hoping for a cross-over hit in Germany.   The work sounds  like a Korngold imitation, nice orchestration but by-the-rules construction.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52151 on: October 21, 2021, 04:13:40 AM »
Dmitri Shostakovich.

Complete Symphonies.

CD III, Symphony No 4 in C minor.

Gürzenich Orchestra Koln, Dmitrij Kitajenko.
SACD.


Every bit as good as the previous CD"s . To me this begins to be very special. The detail Kitajenko gets out of the music is quite devastating and a wonderful experience.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52152 on: October 21, 2021, 04:35:40 AM »
Shostakovich

Great ,what else to say.

Symphony No.1
Berliner Philharmoniker

Symphony No. 15
London Philharmonic

Mariss Janson


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52153 on: October 21, 2021, 04:57:25 AM »
Much better on the big system - I have noticed this before - even 8 voices singing benefits from the sort of hifi that an organ or symphony demands. And the quality of the hifi really matters for my appreciation of the recording - because music is sound.

Absolutely. It sounds wonderful, amazing!
Most stuff sounds better on a big system, perhaps except small scale acoustic music that can sound amazing on an expensive small system. I often end up transfixed just by the sounds of my Sonus Elipsa speakers when I crank them up in the living room.

Anyhow, now playing (on my smaller Vienna Beethovens in my mancave):



Stunningly beautiful music from an amazingly assured voice considering her age. Also quite original considering its period.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52154 on: October 21, 2021, 05:02:29 AM »
Richard Wagner.

Orchestral Works.

Symphony in C major & E major.
Huldigungsmarsch in E flat major.
Overture to Rienzi, der letzte der Tribunen.
Kaisermarsch in B flat major.

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52155 on: October 21, 2021, 06:20:48 AM »
Anyhow, now playing (on my smaller Vienna Beethovens in my mancave):



Stunningly beautiful music from an amazingly assured voice considering her age. Also quite original considering its period.

I was hugely impressed by the Military Sinfonietta and Prelude de Noël - the two latest works on the disc. I found the rest of the music on the disc to be less distinctive and engaging, though. A tragic early death, for sure.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52156 on: October 21, 2021, 06:22:38 AM »
I was hugely impressed by the Military Sinfonietta and Prelude de Noël - the two latest works on the disc. I found the rest of the music on the disc to be less distinctive and engaging, though. A tragic early death, for sure.

Agreed. In the Military Sinfonietta, Martinů was brought to mind several times. Not that this is a bad thing of course. :)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52157 on: October 21, 2021, 06:25:43 AM »


Back to this, in particular the sequence of seven tientos at the end of the recording - played rather loudly while I’m alone in the house.

Glen Wilson, by the way, translates suavidad y extrañeza - which was a contemporary comment about the composer’s performance style at the organ - as delicate fluency and otherworldliness. I’m not sure about delicate . . .
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52158 on: October 21, 2021, 06:36:21 AM »
I have both recordings marginally preferring Hanson. The upfront Mercury recording suits the music.



Surprising if Marriner hasn't made it to CD.

Another excellent recording is Jenny Lin.



The other pieces on the disc, concerto symphonique and scherzo fantastique, are stunning virtuoso displays, if I recall correctly.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52159 on: October 21, 2021, 06:54:16 AM »
Marais, Marin (1656-1728) - Third Book Viol Pieces w/ Francois Joubert-Caillet and L'Achéron - we're on a short trip to the North Carolina mountains to see the leaves change colors - listening on my small portable BT speaker from my Spotify playlist - J-Caillet has now released 4 volumes of these works and assume there will be a fifth, so a total of about 20 discs!  Each of these are selling for $30+ on AmazonUSA - unlikely to be a purchase for me; already own about a dozen CDs of Marais' music, will check which ones when I return home - doubt that these will be boxed up anytime soon at a decent price?  Dave :)