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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55140 on: November 30, 2021, 04:48:58 PM »
Indeed, in the concerts thread there was a post about him returning to the LPO this week :)

Nice! I hope I don't come off sounding like a Jurowski "fanboy", but I have been enjoying his work tremendously this past year or so.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55141 on: November 30, 2021, 05:02:22 PM »


Once again this Capriccio series scores by giving the listener an unusual, stimulating program.  Some of these works are practically never played or recorded. The Antheil pieces here can be found elsewhere easily though. I can’t say I know them well enough to make comparisons, but I found these performances and sound recordings excellent.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55142 on: November 30, 2021, 05:14:45 PM »
It's Russian night!

Rimsky-Korsakov
Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36
Concertgebouw
Markevitch

Glazunov
Chant du ménestrel, Op. 71
Wen-Sinn Yang, cello
Russian National Orchestra
Serebrier

- Intermission -

Rachmaninov
Aleko
Yevgeny Nesterenko (bass), Alexander Fedin (tenor), Vladimir Matorin (bass), Svetlana Volkova (soprano) & Raisa Kotova (mezzo-soprano)
USSR TV and Radio Large Chorus & Moscow Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Kitayenko


From these recordings:

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55143 on: November 30, 2021, 05:58:12 PM »
Nice! I hope I don't come off sounding like a Jurowski "fanboy", but I have been enjoying his work tremendously this past year or so.
I'm definitely a fan. In London I saw him do very memorable concerts including Tchaikovsky 5 (the one on the LPO label), Zemlinsky Lyric Symphony, Brahms 4 (also released), and Des Knaben Wunderhorn.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55144 on: November 30, 2021, 06:05:59 PM »
I'm definitely a fan. In London I saw him do very memorable concerts including Tchaikovsky 5 (the one on the LPO label), Zemlinsky Lyric Symphony, Brahms 4 (also released), and Des Knaben Wunderhorn.

Excellent! You're quite a fortunate person to have seen so many fantastic concerts. You remind me, I need to get around to ripping this set to my computer:

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55145 on: November 30, 2021, 06:40:45 PM »
If you dare.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/IuexxtDGo5c&amp;ab_channel=ear8002" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/IuexxtDGo5c&amp;ab_channel=ear8002</a>
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Andrew Lloyd Webber
Requiem

Sarah Brightman, Placido Domingo, Paul Miles-Kingston (treble)
Winchester Cathedral Choir
English Chamber Orchestra - Lorin Maazel


Does anyone listen to this thing anymore???

For as populous as I remember ALW's Requiem being, he is very free with dissonance, and it took my by surprise. I don't think the 80's musical theatre crowd would be happy with that aspect at least.

Only Domingo's Hosanna (complete with electronic drums) and Brightman's Pie Jesu were particularly cloying and jazz-hand worthy, but I think these are the selections that drew audiences to this album.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55146 on: November 30, 2021, 07:00:07 PM »
Jean Martinon
Symphony no. 3 'Irlandaise'
Orchestre National de l'ORTF
Pierre Michel Le Conte


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYqAwv5DMsk

I'm guessing this was taken from a concert performance - there's audience noise, and it's a "rough around the edges" type of performance. The symphony doesn't strike me as particularly Irish (I'm not sure how it got its nickname); it's acerbic, harshly dissonant music, imaginatively orchestrated, but it didn't strike me as all that special on first listen. No doubt a more well-rehearsed orchestra would have improved my impression of the piece. Still, I can appreciate Martinon's talent as both a composer and a conductor.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55147 on: November 30, 2021, 07:08:18 PM »
Excellent! You're quite a fortunate person to have seen so many fantastic concerts. You remind me, I need to get around to ripping this set to my computer:



I just looked at the contents of that box set - and there's some really unusual repertoire on there! Jurowski must have put together some imaginative programs over the years...

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55148 on: November 30, 2021, 07:14:00 PM »
I just looked at the contents of that box set - and there's some really unusual repertoire on there! Jurowski must have put together some imaginative programs over the years...

Indeed. Loads of great works in this set.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55149 on: November 30, 2021, 07:56:11 PM »
NP:

Falla
Noches en los jardines de España
Clara Haskil, piano
Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux

El amor brujo
Ines Rivadeneyra, contralto
Spanish R.T.V. Symphony Orchestra
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55150 on: November 30, 2021, 08:05:25 PM »
Years ago, Isbin made several appearances in my home town and we saw her live - probably bought most of my 3 CDs (two added below which are in my non-classical collection database) back then.  As quoted below, she has become quite famous and I need to look on Amazon to maybe add a few more of her recordings - any comments and recommendations from others appreciated.  Dave :)

 

I envy you! 
Yes, these albums are wonderful.
For my personal liking, it seems to me that her Nightshade Rounds is an exceptional album.
American Landscapes is an interesting album as well.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55151 on: November 30, 2021, 08:07:29 PM »
NP:

Falla
Noches en los jardines de España
Clara Haskil, piano
Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux

El amor brujo
Ines Rivadeneyra, contralto
Spanish R.T.V. Symphony Orchestra
Markevitch




Killer album!!!

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55152 on: November 30, 2021, 08:08:56 PM »
Killer album!!!

Absolutely! I ripped the recordings I wanted out of the Markevitch Philips set I received today and I'm definitely looking forward to hearing them all.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55153 on: November 30, 2021, 08:28:12 PM »
If you dare.


 ;D

I'm not sure that I do, but I admire your fortitude.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55154 on: November 30, 2021, 08:32:38 PM »
Absolutely! I ripped the recordings I wanted out of the Markevitch Philips set I received today and I'm definitely looking forward to hearing them all.

I think Markevitch’s Carmen Suite is Hurwitz’s favorite or second favorite recording.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55155 on: November 30, 2021, 08:32:58 PM »
For my personal liking, it seems to me that her Nightshade Rounds is an exceptional album.

Another vote for Nightshade Rounds, one of my favorite guitar recordings. Hadn't seen this Gramophone review, and though I like the Britten more than this writer, it's a good assessment.

https://www.gramophone.co.uk/review/nightshade-rounds

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55156 on: November 30, 2021, 08:38:17 PM »
;D

I'm not sure that I do, but I admire your fortitude.

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As for me, what I've already heard of that Requiem is quite enough, thank you very much 8)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55157 on: November 30, 2021, 08:43:52 PM »
As for me, what I've already heard of that Requiem is quite enough, thank you very much 8)

 ;D

(To be fair, I should at least give one of those clips a few minutes. But it sounds like a pursuit destined for disappointment.)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55158 on: November 30, 2021, 08:52:27 PM »
I think Markevitch’s Carmen Suite is Hurwitz’s favorite or second favorite recording.

This Bizet is one I ripped and I'm looking forward to hearing it as I'm not too terribly familiar with his music. You just had to bring up Hurwitz, didn't you? ;D His voice and mannerisms are like nails on a chalkboard to me.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55159 on: November 30, 2021, 11:31:23 PM »
Starting today with some Cypresses by Dvorak. Hagen-Quartett behind a concrete staircase railing.
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