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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55440 on: December 04, 2021, 03:02:35 AM »
New arrival, a recording I finally able to track down.  :)



Being curious I searched through my collection, and I found it. :)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55441 on: December 04, 2021, 03:55:48 AM »
Janos Starker Cello Suites BMW 1008, 1010 & 1012
Excellent choice Linz!  :)

Here listening to Haydn's The Creation with HvK the Berlin Phil and
Gundula Janowith
Christa Ludwig
Fritz Wunderlich Werner Kern
Walter Berry
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
and the Wiener Singverein


Listening to it as dawn is arriving here and "Now before the sacred ray the dismal shadows of black darkness vanish..."



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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55442 on: December 04, 2021, 04:41:46 AM »
It really is! He reminds me of Dvorak in that way, able to write the most gorgeous tunes seemingly effortlessly. I'll keep listening to the first three symphonies - I quite enjoyed the Third, actually, but I felt the end of the symphony (as well as the end of the first movement) were anticlimactic. But I can see there's a lot to love. And of course the complete Bergakungen is a complete revelation, one of the favorite things I've listened to in quite some time!

I listened to Bergakungen on the strength of your enthusiasm, first Alfvén I've heard, and found a great deal to enjoy about it too.  :)


Also spinning recently:

 


Fine company with pleasantly unexpected turns of conversation. Beautifully played. I do wonder where Purcell might have gone given a little more time.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55443 on: December 04, 2021, 05:32:04 AM »


Plenty of drama and excitement in these works and especially in this passionate performance.

"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent." - Victor Hugo

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55444 on: December 04, 2021, 05:36:19 AM »
Moroi: Symphony No.3 (1944)
This is a most eloquent and tragic symphony and my favourite of the Naxos Japanese Composers Series, reflecting the despondency of Japanese intellectuals as catastrophe of the Second World War for Japan became increasingly apparent. It is a moving, full-blown tragic symphony:


+ 1. A deeply moving work. Such a nice series. It seems to have stalled a few years ago, though.  >:(

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55445 on: December 04, 2021, 05:53:17 AM »
Caught the end of a GORGEOUS 'Heldenleben'. Thanks for sharing!

TD:

Wrapping up this workday with a sublime Bruckner 9:

Bruckner
Symphony no. 9
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Carlo Maria Giulini

(on Spotify)



I like that Bruckner with Giulini  :)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55446 on: December 04, 2021, 05:54:39 AM »
The Magic of Polyphony

CD 1

Busnois-De La Rue-Gombert-Vaquedano & anonymous



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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55447 on: December 04, 2021, 07:04:18 AM »
Bruckner

Symphony No.7

His farewell as a conductor in the Netherlands was not with the Concertgebouw Orchestra but with the orchestra where his career began.
Recorded in the music hall of the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.



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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55448 on: December 04, 2021, 07:13:21 AM »
Jerome Ducharme: Guitar Recital.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55449 on: December 04, 2021, 07:20:49 AM »
 

Roger Reynolds: FLiGHT
JACK quartet


Quite a turn up this one! I hadn't heard of Roger Reynolds until a few hours ago, which thanks to a Mandryka/some guy discussion on the Missing Members thread is no longer the case, and this one hit the sweet spot straight off. An avant garde, highly inventive and alluring world, full of variety, intrigue and a pervading sense of humanity/compassion. I will certainly be digging deeper into this very promising music.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55450 on: December 04, 2021, 07:34:47 AM »


Carl Nielsen: Symphony No.6, "Sinfonia Semplice". Herbert Blomstedt, San Francisco Symphony

Can't seem to make heads or tails of this one.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55451 on: December 04, 2021, 07:39:07 AM »


Carl Nielsen: Symphony No.6, "Sinfonia Semplice". Herbert Blomstedt, San Francisco Symphony

Can't seem to make heads or tails of this one.

Really? I think it's one of Nielsen's best works.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55452 on: December 04, 2021, 07:43:56 AM »
Really? I think it's one of Nielsen's best works.

Yep, but all of Nielsen's music took quite a few listens to click with me. I still don't count myself as his biggest fan, but I enjoy the 3rd, 4th and 5th symphonies quite a lot.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55453 on: December 04, 2021, 07:46:47 AM »
Yep, but all of Nielsen's music took quite a few listens to click with me. I still don't count myself as his biggest fan, but I enjoy the 3rd, 4th and 5th symphonies quite a lot.

Nielsen is a bit more of a challenge to get into, but in my own experience Sibelius wasn't easy either, but my affection for Sibelius is far greater.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55454 on: December 04, 2021, 08:06:33 AM »
Villa-Lobos

Bachianas Brasileiras No.4
Bachianas Brasileiras No.5
Bachianas Brasileiras No.6
Bachianas Brasileiras No.7


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55455 on: December 04, 2021, 08:08:19 AM »
Nielsen is a bit more of a challenge to get into, but in my own experience Sibelius wasn't easy either, but my affection for Sibelius is far greater.

Personally, I don't really get the frequent comparisons between Sibelius and Nielsen. They were both composers from Nordic countries, near exact contemporaries, but the parallels seem to end there.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55456 on: December 04, 2021, 08:10:40 AM »
Personally, I don't really get the frequent comparisons between Sibelius and Nielsen. They were both composers from Nordic countries, near exact contemporaries, but the parallels seem to end there.

I don't get the comparisons between a lot of composers, especially Debussy and Ravel. I mean these two composers couldn't have been more different from each other.
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« Reply #55457 on: December 04, 2021, 08:11:17 AM »
I don't get the comparisons between a lot of composers, especially Debussy and Ravel. I mean these two composers couldn't have been more different from each other.

Agreed.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55458 on: December 04, 2021, 08:12:43 AM »
   

Plenty of drama and excitement in these works and especially in this passionate performance.

Hi Andrei - just checked my Wolfie collection for those works, and own the two inserted above, both on fortepianos - SO, as w/ many composers of that era, I like to have both PI and MI versions - attached for those interested are some reviews including two excellent ones for the Leopolds and Lewis - also available at BRO for $9, so may put together a small order today!  Thanks.  Dave :)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55459 on: December 04, 2021, 08:20:03 AM »
And now I journey into a dark forest...

NP:

Schoenberg

Erwartung, Op. 17
Anja Silja, soprano
Wiener Philharmoniker
Dohnányi

Pelleas und Melisande, Op. 5
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Nott


From these recordings -

"Works of art create rules; rules do not create works of art." - Claude Debussy