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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55680 on: December 06, 2021, 09:41:17 PM »
Rimsky-Korsikov Symphony no. 2 with Morton Gould

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55681 on: December 06, 2021, 10:46:57 PM »
Next up is Maazel with Tchaikovsky's Symphony 2  and Rimsky Korsakov's Symphony 2

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55682 on: December 06, 2021, 11:18:36 PM »
Rimsky-Korsikov Symphony no. 2 with Morton Gould
That LP features one of the best performances of Miaskovsky's poetic 21st Symphony, which has thematic connections with 'Antar'. It's a great disc.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55683 on: December 07, 2021, 01:34:40 AM »


Edward Elgar: Sea Pictures, op.37. Janet Baker, John Barbirolli, London Symphony Orchestra

I love Janet Baker and I love the Sea Pictures,I can't think of a better performance.  :)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55684 on: December 07, 2021, 02:18:11 AM »
Arthur Butterworth: Symphony No.4
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55685 on: December 07, 2021, 02:26:06 AM »
The photo I used is actually of the originally issued set (w/ the blue label), but Tower Records reissued it again with a black label, which is the one I own:



One thing I've noticed throughout the set is that there little volume flutters that happen like a bit after the four minute mark in the Horn Concerto No. 2.

I have this edition and I just listened to the allegro of the second Horn Concerto and I did not hear any flutters. :)


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55686 on: December 07, 2021, 02:41:54 AM »
Richard Strauss

 


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55687 on: December 07, 2021, 03:03:34 AM »


Such gorgeous music, radiating joy and warmth yet not without tinges of melancholy. Supremely sparkling and engaging performance from Kuijken's band.

"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 #55688 on: December 07, 2021, 03:53:02 AM »


Such gorgeous music, radiating joy and warmth yet not without tinges of melancholy. Supremely sparkling and engaging performance from Kuijken's band.
Florestan has gone HIP! The end is nigh...

That CD looks great, in any case..

Good day, Andrei!
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55689 on: December 07, 2021, 03:54:54 AM »


Toru Takemitsu: And then I knew 'twas wind. Robert Aitken, Toronto New Music Ensemble

Been some time since I've heard any of this very good disc. Naxos has done some seriously killer Takemitsu recordings. I've been very impressed with all of them.

Yes the chamber music stuff is very enjoyable. :)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55690 on: December 07, 2021, 04:04:22 AM »
Delius

Hassan: Intermezzo & Serenade
 A Song before sunrise
Air and Dance
Koanga: La Calinda
Caprice & Elegy
Piano Concerto in C minor  Jean-Rudolphe Kars piano
 Paris - Song of a Great City


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55691 on: December 07, 2021, 04:13:10 AM »
Florestan has gone HIP! The end is nigh...

That CD looks great, in any case..

Good day, Andrei!

I have lots of HIP recordings that I enjoy but I enjoy them not for being HIP but because I like what I hear, exactly the same way I enjoy non-HIP recordings.  :D

Good day, Rafael.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55692 on: December 07, 2021, 04:22:02 AM »
A Secret Labyrinth [Van Nevel]: CD 11





CD 11: Comprises the music of Pierre de Manchicourt

The samples of his music which are included here weave a rich tapestry of polyphony. The harmonies are rich and very engaging and the intertwining of the various voices is both captivating and enchanting. He seems to create a wall of sound as a strong foundation for his music which is very effective and wonderful to listen to.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55693 on: December 07, 2021, 04:53:41 AM »
Georg Philipp Telemann.
Wind concertos, Volume V.

La Stagione Frankfurt, Michael Schneider.


Continue to enjoy. To busy to retreat to my listening den, so I resort to my office equipment, which is also topnotch.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55694 on: December 07, 2021, 04:56:59 AM »
Better late that not at all? Just bought this Tharaud/Rameau album at eclassical.com. It is rather wonderful.

We audiophiles don't really like music, but we sure love the sound it makes

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55695 on: December 07, 2021, 06:04:04 AM »
Bartok - String Quartet No.1 (Takacs)

Olivier

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55696 on: December 07, 2021, 06:28:07 AM »
Stanford: Piano Concerto No. 2 [Fingerhut/Handley]





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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55697 on: December 07, 2021, 06:29:20 AM »
Bartok - String Quartet No.1 (Takacs)




I think that is a terrific set. I hope that you enjoy it, Olivier.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55698 on: December 07, 2021, 06:37:20 AM »
I think that is a terrific set. I hope that you enjoy it, Olivier.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #55699 on: December 07, 2021, 07:00:22 AM »
I think that is a terrific set. I hope that you enjoy it, Olivier.

I only attempted Bartok's SQ once before a long time ago, Fergus (Keller Qt) but I really struggled with those works then. It is a long overdue re-visit.
Olivier