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« Reply #52160 on: October 21, 2021, 06:54:36 AM »
Aram Khachaturian: Spartacus. Jurowski/Deutsches SO Berlin.

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« Reply #52161 on: October 21, 2021, 06:54:52 AM »
One more before heading off to work:

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« Reply #52162 on: October 21, 2021, 06:55:42 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.

I like the Reger and Isasi recordings!

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52163 on: October 21, 2021, 07:19:40 AM »
Janacek String Quartet No 2, New Zealand Quartet



I better absorbed this work on a second listening. It has an unusual form. It is not based on traditional thematic development. Musical themes appear, then reappear in different contexts, combining or juxtabposing with other themes in a seemingly haphazard, but hypnotic way. As in the first quartet, wonderfully rich sonorities from the limited resources of the string quartet.

If I remember correctly, I have listened to these works before in the Emerson Quartet and Gabrielli quartet recordings. Should I be listening to an ensemble that is more authentically "Czech?" I also find I have the Panocha Quartet recording in my collection.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52164 on: October 21, 2021, 07:27:17 AM »
Bach

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52165 on: October 21, 2021, 08:55:47 AM »
I put this on this early morning. It's curious music, evoking nature, forest, birds. However, it's probably not something I'd listen to repeatedly.



There are JLA pieces, which, to listen to them through once, is to listen repeatedly ....
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« Reply #52166 on: October 21, 2021, 08:59:16 AM »
Dmitri Shostakovich.

Complete Symphonies.

CD III, Symphony No 4 in C minor.

Gürzenich Orchestra Koln, Dmitrij Kitajenko.
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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.

Brilliant!
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« Reply #52167 on: October 21, 2021, 09:00:58 AM »
Shostakovich

Great ,what else to say.

Symphony No.1
Berliner Philharmoniker

Symphony No. 15
London Philharmonic

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An especially tasty Op. 141, IMO
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52168 on: October 21, 2021, 09:44:01 AM »
An inaugural listen!
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52169 on: October 21, 2021, 10:36:06 AM »
Carl Heinrich Graun - Te Deum - L'arpa festante/Basler Madrigalisten/Fritz Näf - CPO SACD.

There is something very interesting about these composers born around 1700 and operating in the Galant musical climate between Baroque and Classicism. It is kind of baroque light which makes the music airy and fresh in nature. Names like Hasse, Pergolesi, Locatelli and even C.P.E. Bach. I do like the composers of this generation and I feel they don't always get the attention they deserve.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52170 on: October 21, 2021, 12:08:44 PM »
Amirov/Nazirova: Piano Concerto after Arabian Themes

Gosh, what a fantastic work! It would be a hit if performed in concert halls.




Smetana: Hakon Jarl

It baffles me why these independent tone poems are not as popular as My Country. Very good work.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52171 on: October 21, 2021, 01:10:27 PM »


A Catholic Requiem Mass performed by german forces conducted by a Jewish conductor from Russia with lituanian, russian, mexican and italian soloists. So much for credentials based on ethnicity. This is an absolutely magnificent performance of Verdi’s masterpiece, in top notch sound. The Cologne orchestra and chorus are fully up to their demanding task. All the soloists are of the first rank and I wouldn’t hesitate to put all four among my top 5 artists for their respective parts. I didn’t expect to be moved to use superlatives but I have to bow to the incredible musicianship and technical achievement of this version. I have long counted Karajan’s Requiem (in Berlin or Vienna) as my favourite version. This now joins them.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52172 on: October 21, 2021, 01:28:04 PM »
Just finished:

Milhaud
Suite provencale
La creation du monde
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charles Munch

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52173 on: October 21, 2021, 02:09:32 PM »
Amirov/Nazirova: Piano Concerto after Arabian Themes

Gosh, what a fantastic work! It would be a hit if performed in concert halls.




Nice recording!

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52174 on: October 21, 2021, 02:27:17 PM »
An especially tasty Op. 141, IMO

 Yes,I enjoyed it very much.In de last part I heard reminicenties that made me think of Wagner.I listened afterwards to the Askenazy recording of that adagio and there  it was not so  prominent  .

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« Reply #52175 on: October 21, 2021, 02:53:38 PM »
Nice recording!

I yet have to hear the other works on the CD, but yes. the program looks quite promising.
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« Reply #52176 on: October 21, 2021, 03:16:33 PM »
Bantok is one of the most creative and brilliant composers England has ever produced, I wish he was more touted.  He's one of those composers whose every note I hear fills me with gratitude for beautiful music.   :)

I was very enthusiastic about his music when I started exploring it, but now my interest has diminished a little. A Celtic Symphony is in another league. I never tire of listening to it.
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« Reply #52177 on: October 21, 2021, 03:18:09 PM »
Bax at his most inspired (Piano Quintet):


Certainly, Jeffrey. Both recordings are splendid.
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« Reply #52178 on: October 21, 2021, 03:24:27 PM »
Braga Santos: Symphony no. 5 Virtus lusitaniae



It's often tempting for me to say that I regret Braga Santos' shift to a more modernist style in the 1960s, but after revisiting this stunning work I would be hesitant to make such a statement. This darkly disturbing, atmospheric, and imaginative music held my attention from first note to last. I particularly love the exotic writing for marimbas in the second movement as well as the terrifyingly imposing buildup in the first half of the finale.

That forbidding and "nightmarish" style allures me quite a bit as well.
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« Reply #52179 on: October 21, 2021, 03:24:46 PM »
Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

This work is much more brilliant than I had thought, and what a smashing performance! Britten was a quite clever composer.

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