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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #72820 on: June 23, 2022, 08:58:49 PM »



 Brahms: Late Piano Works, Opp. 116-119-Paul Lewis (piano)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #72821 on: June 23, 2022, 10:10:47 PM »
Morning listening on Spotify:



Not that I need another recording of Giovanni Zamboni's wonderful and indispensable lute sonatas, next to Luciano Contini's recording (Symphonia/Glossa (reissue)),  but this record is definitely worthy of the music. Fairly slow, close an detailed.

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« Reply #72822 on: June 23, 2022, 10:45:03 PM »


Well, without wishing to indulge in inappropriate comparisons, I think anyone who enjoys K515, for example, should listen to the G348 on this recording. Admittedly one is a viola quintet and one a cello quintet, but nevertheless . . .
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #72823 on: June 23, 2022, 11:10:25 PM »


Wagner: Tristan und Isolde - Prelude and Liebestod
Mussorgsky: Dawn over the Moscow River
Liadov: Baba-Yaga
Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5


Live performances from 1965 (Wagner, Mussorgsy and Liadov) and 1973 (Tchaikovsky).

The Wagner makes me wonder what a Tristan und Isolde from Mravinsky woud have sounded like as he shapes the Prelude and Liebstod wonderfully.
The Tchaikovsky symphony is perhaps a degree or two more heated than the famous DG recording, but his control over the orchestra is absolutely phenomenal.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #72824 on: June 23, 2022, 11:50:00 PM »
Alexander Young, Britten, Donne settings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urvYIowJ2fA&ab_channel=operahip
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #72825 on: June 23, 2022, 11:59:36 PM »


This was the perhaps unexpected first choice of Marina Frolova-Walker when she was asked to do a survey of available recordings of Tchaikovsky's perenially popular masterpiece. Karajan did always have a way with Tchaikovsky, and especially with the 6th and this is a very fine performance indeed so I'm happy to second her recomendation.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #72826 on: June 24, 2022, 12:05:47 AM »
Good morning all.

BWV 167 and maybe a couple of others from Gardiner's Vol.1

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #72827 on: June 24, 2022, 12:07:00 AM »
Jean Henry d'Anglebert's Pièces de clavecin 
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #72828 on: June 24, 2022, 12:12:37 AM »
Bach




CD 10



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« Reply #72829 on: June 24, 2022, 12:40:59 AM »






 Rossini - Respighi: La Boutique Fantasque- National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #72830 on: June 24, 2022, 01:01:41 AM »
Mozart


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #72831 on: June 24, 2022, 02:08:55 AM »
Vaughan Williams: Pastoral Symphony - Hallé Orchestra conducted by Sir Mark Elder with Sarah Fox soprano

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« Reply #72832 on: June 24, 2022, 02:10:09 AM »


This is a real find, a lovely rendition of Britten’s Songs from the Chinese. Partridge has such a sweet voice.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #72833 on: June 24, 2022, 02:16:36 AM »
Mozart


CD 4



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« Reply #72834 on: June 24, 2022, 03:37:58 AM »


Piano Concertos 1-3 to start.  Korstick's playing is superb, and his piano tone, particularly in the Second, is appealing and beautifully metallic.  He lacks the lightness and youthful vigor of some others in the first two, and the heightened drama of others in the third.  No substantive gripes.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #72835 on: June 24, 2022, 04:33:49 AM »
I'm not in the mood to check, but I hope that involved liberal doses of Aristophanes' original text.

Indeed JBS, it is RVW's incidental music to Aristophanes' tale. It has been translated into English and slightly updated in the process, but the story and text is there in all its glory.

The recording is 105 minutes, plenty of incidental melodrama, but also plenty of standalone RVW music too.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #72836 on: June 24, 2022, 04:40:28 AM »






 Beethoven: Cello Sonatas- Zuill Bailey (cello), Simone Dinnerstein (piano)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #72837 on: June 24, 2022, 05:01:21 AM »
Roussel: Symphony No. 4 [Janowski]





I really like this work. The musical language is, generally, fraught. That is because of Roussel’s first hand experience of War, I presume. The first movement is terrifically animated, atmospheric, intense and menacing. The second movement is a great contrast in terms of tempo. It is very lyrical but there is a major disconcerterting underlying tone that does not bode well. The music is inherently unstable and unsettling. It is wonderfully effective in the mood and atmosphere that it creates. The Scherzo is a tense and animated affair which is well driven here. The final movement is another agitated and intense piece of music which is also well driven here.
There is an understandable sense of both tension and turbulence throughout the work. It is an inherently intense and dramatic work. I also find the scoring to be particularly effective and atmospheric.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #72838 on: June 24, 2022, 05:04:39 AM »

Adams

From this Adams Berliner set -




That is a very interesting and unusual looking presentation for a CD set; very attractive altogether.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #72839 on: June 24, 2022, 05:16:50 AM »
That is a very interesting and unusual looking presentation for a CD set; very attractive altogether.

Yeah, there many Berliner released recordings that have this kind of packaging. It's a marvelous presentation, but difficult to store, because of its shape.
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