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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52320 on: October 24, 2021, 06:27:13 AM »
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52321 on: October 24, 2021, 06:28:06 AM »
Shostakovich

Symphony No.4

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52322 on: October 24, 2021, 06:29:15 AM »


This is a travesty of the music, dated and anachronistic. Bach’s skeleton is turning in its grave, his attending angels in paradise are weeping.

Nevertheless it is so deeply felt, the musicians transmit such a strong sense of wanting to communicate - that it’s a force of nature, the only way not to let it seduce you is never to play it. All resistance is futile.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52323 on: October 24, 2021, 06:30:03 AM »



Probably my favourite of the three concertos [Flute] and what a great treasure of performances these are, including the symphonies.

I do not spend enough time with Nielsen's music. But there is so much other music as yet unheard by me. A universal dilemma for us all I suppose.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52324 on: October 24, 2021, 06:32:04 AM »
That's a fantastic record, and I always keep the Victoria Requiem from McCreesh & Co. right next to it as they make good companion works.
So, TD...



One of the earliest CDs that I ever bought and a very fine one indeed. It is also an age since I heard that one.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52325 on: October 24, 2021, 06:35:08 AM »
I do not spend enough time with Nielsen's music. But there is so much other music as yet unheard by me. A universal dilemma for us all I suppose.

Indeed. As Rachmaninov said: "Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music." I've also said many times now that the more I know is actually the less I know. There's just so much music out there.
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« Reply #52326 on: October 24, 2021, 06:39:33 AM »
Indeed. As Rachmaninov said: "Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music." I've also said many times now that the more I know is actually the less I know. There's just so much music out there.

Let us try to keep chipping away at it, John.  ;)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52327 on: October 24, 2021, 06:40:30 AM »
Let us try to keep chipping away at it, John.  ;)

Indeed, Fergus. 8)
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« Reply #52328 on: October 24, 2021, 06:51:11 AM »
I do not spend enough time with Nielsen's music. But there is so much other music as yet unheard by me. A universal dilemma for us all I suppose.

 Indeed, we all have to make choices, there are many composers here on the forum that I don't pay attention to at all, not because they are bad but I like to listen to music of all time and then you have to make choices and remove the weeds. :o
I like to listen to music again, only Bach's work will cost you years.
I have made the choice to spend more time with notable/striking composers such as Boulez and Ligety, not to mention Messiaen at the expense of many others.
I don't want to claim that my choice is better than others, everyone does what they feel best even if that means twenty "nut" crackers.  ;)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52329 on: October 24, 2021, 06:53:52 AM »
J. S. Bach: Sonatas & Partitas. Rachel Podger.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52330 on: October 24, 2021, 07:13:57 AM »
Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (Haitink / Concertgebouw, live on Christmas Day, 1983) - As an example of Haitink's greatness, you could do a lot worse than this. Magnificent.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52331 on: October 24, 2021, 07:24:47 AM »
Joining several others in marking the centennial of Malcolm Arnold's birth:

Arnold
Symphony no. 5
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Arnold's sense of humor is evident here as in many of his works - but this is ultimately a tragic piece. The slow movement is strikingly gorgeous and instantly memorable, and of course it returns to cap off the finale - only it's cut short by a sudden turn to a minor key, and the symphony quickly collapses into darkness. Quite the piece.

To me, Arnold’s ultimate masterpiece. Each time I hear it, its sheer brilliance and disturbing tragedy become even more apparent.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52332 on: October 24, 2021, 07:36:21 AM »



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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52333 on: October 24, 2021, 07:37:18 AM »
Indeed, we all have to make choices, there are many composers here on the forum that I don't pay attention to at all, not because they are bad but I like to listen to music of all time and then you have to make choices and remove the weeds. :o
I like to listen to music again, only Bach's work will cost you years.
I have made the choice to spend more time with notable/striking composers such as Boulez and Ligety, not to mention Messiaen at the expense of many others.
I don't want to claim that my choice is better than others, everyone does what they feel best even if that means twenty "nut" crackers.  ;)

Yes, Jan, that is the way of it; it is, as you say, about the choices that we make. I too, like many, have put the years in with Bach and would happily do it again if I had to go back and do it all over again :)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52334 on: October 24, 2021, 07:52:34 AM »
Beethoven

Symphony No.6

Concertgebouw Orchestra


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52335 on: October 24, 2021, 08:11:28 AM »
Bach, Johann Christian (1735-1782) - Symphonies Concertantes - 6-CD box w/ Anthony Halstead & the Hanover Band (own similar boxes of the Symphonies and KB Concertos) - JS Bach's youngest son by his second wife - he lived w/ his older brother (CPE) after his father's death, then onto Italy, and finally to London, dying prematurely at 46 years (more HERE).  He was extremely prolific - a list of his compositions HERE, which were catalogued by Ernest Warburton (from 1984-99) - see bottom pic from link, each work starts w/ a 'W' followed by another letter from A to L (C = Orchestral Works) (click on image for enlargement).  Dave :)

 


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52336 on: October 24, 2021, 09:04:41 AM »
Bach, Johann Christian (1735-1782) - Symphonies Concertantes - 6-CD box w/ Anthony Halstead & the Hanover Band (own similar boxes of the Symphonies and KB Concertos) - JS Bach's youngest son by his second wife - he lived w/ his older brother (CPE) after his father's death, then onto Italy, and finally to London, dying prematurely at 46 years (more HERE).  He was extremely prolific - a list of his compositions HERE, which were catalogued by Ernest Warburton (from 1984-99) - see bottom pic from link, each work starts w/ a 'W' followed by another letter from A to L (C = Orchestral Works) (click on image for enlargement).  Dave :)

 



Count me in as a Johann Christian fan. :)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52337 on: October 24, 2021, 09:06:56 AM »
Georg Anton (Jiří Antonín) Benda (1722-1795)

Harpsichord Concertos in F minor, F major, G major and B minor.

Sabine Bauer, Harpsichord
La Stagione Frankfurt
Michael Schneider

CPO 777 088-2 [SACD]

This is a very nice disc. Those who enjoy the keyboard concertos of C.P.E. Bach should also enjoy this.
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« Reply #52338 on: October 24, 2021, 09:44:14 AM »
Count me in as a Johann Christian fan. :)

+1 Que!  Own nearly 30 discs of the 'London Bach' (wind concertos w/ Halstead, other wind works, and keyboard discs) - now, I don't have any of his religious output (he converted to Catholicism in Italy, as you likely already know) nor the 'Opera Overtures' (again just checked Amazon and Halstead has a 3-CD box - worth getting?).  Dave :)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52339 on: October 24, 2021, 10:16:08 AM »


Gombert's Missa Quam Pulchra Es. Incredibly beautiful countertenor. In fact the Kyrie and Gloria are a bit like a concerto for countertenor and muddy voices. The singing is full of energy, life.
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