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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #76220 on: August 06, 2022, 06:45:24 AM »
And then there’s a passage that prefigures the 1928 song “When you’re Smiling”  ;D

Wait until you get to Jessye Norman singing “O Mensch”. Sublime is an understatement… :)

She was amazing!

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #76221 on: August 06, 2022, 06:58:28 AM »
Johann Sebastian Bach.

Concertos for Harpsichord and Strings.In D minor/E major/D major.
BWV: 1052-1053.

The English Consort, Trevor Pinnock.
1052 is played on a Johannes Ruckers, Antwerpen, 1640.
1053/54 is played on a David Rubio, Cambridge, 1979, after Blanchet, 1733.
Pitch: a=415 Hz, Unequal temperament.



I bought all the individual discs in this series when released, which was about 1981. I played them twice, and after this never again. That was not because they were inferior, but simply lack of time and not enough motivation to listen that often. In my youth other things were prevalent, and my priorities were divided in different directions. When I finally lost many of my wild hairs, I started buying a insane amount of CD's, and even today I find discs I bought but never listened to. Even after culling many of them, and still in the process of removing even more, there are still mountains I have to conquer. I do that, but much slower, and I buy less because streaming finally took a prominent place. So I have to be really interested to buy.
These concertos, and performances,  I would even today, buy in the blink of an eye, for I think them still extremely well performed. There are of course other interpretation that would fill the bill also, but I have no need of them listening to Pinnock and his band. True it is highly polished and dare I say it a tad academic, pretty straight-faced recordings, but I still find them excellent. Still I am in for suggestions, if there is something better on the market.

Might I suggest:



It's on Qobuz.  :)


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #76222 on: August 06, 2022, 06:59:20 AM »
First listen to a newly arrived CD:



Very transparent sound and singing. I like it very much.

Thanks for the reminder!  :)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #76223 on: August 06, 2022, 07:02:42 AM »
Started on the Chopin box below a few days ago - returning w/ the Nocturnes - Dave :)

Chopin, Frederic - Piano Music w/ Pietro De Maria - have not pulled out this 13-disc box in a while - will play a few recordings a day.  Dave :)

 

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #76224 on: August 06, 2022, 07:28:33 AM »
JSB
BWV 13: Cantata № 13, « Meine Seufzer, meine Tränen »
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #76225 on: August 06, 2022, 07:45:29 AM »
Might I suggest:



It's on Qobuz.  :)

Certainly! I will one of these days start with this set.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #76226 on: August 06, 2022, 08:01:22 AM »
Charpentier


If there is any music that chases the gloomy thoughts out of my head, it is this work by Charpentier after which the ensemble took its name. Great music, lighthearted, funny and very entertaining .


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #76227 on: August 06, 2022, 08:01:36 AM »
Sergei Rachmaninov
Piano Concerto 1 in f-sharp minor, op. 1
Piano Concerto 4 in g minor, op. 40
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op. 43

Simon Trpčeski, piano
Royal Liverpool PO - Vasily Petrenko


I rarely visit Rach's piano concertos; I find them overly saccharine. I did rather like PC 1 here, whose opening theme caught my attention, and the middle of PC4 does it for me too.

Aside from their Rhapsody, I enjoyed this recording.

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« Reply #76228 on: August 06, 2022, 08:28:24 AM »
Schoenberg
String Quartet in D (1897)
The Schoenberg Quartet

“Wolferl”
String Quartet in A, K. 564
The Alban Berg Quartet
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #76229 on: August 06, 2022, 08:28:34 AM »
Charpentier

If there is any music that chases the gloomy thoughts out of my head, it is this work by Charpenier after which the ensemble took its name. Great music, lighthearted, funny and very entertaining .



Absolutely wonderful!  :)

I have the reissue:


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #76230 on: August 06, 2022, 08:31:55 AM »
Absolutely wonderful!  :)

I have the reissue:



The right words..... :)

I have this edition but the LP cover is nicer

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #76231 on: August 06, 2022, 09:20:27 AM »
Marc-Antoine Charpentier's Andromède 
    Gary Cooper, The Band of Instruments, New Chamber Opera, Rachel Elliott (soprano),
    James Gilchrist (tenor), Thomas Guthrie (baritone), Giles Underwood (bass)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #76232 on: August 06, 2022, 10:09:36 AM »
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's DZ 03044 Piano Concerto No. 18 
    Andras Schiff, piano, Sándor Végh, Camerata Academica des Mozarteums Salzburg
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #76233 on: August 06, 2022, 10:22:41 AM »
First listen to:

Arnold Schönberg
Cello Concerto (after Monn)


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #76234 on: August 06, 2022, 10:40:11 AM »
JSB
BWV 14: Cantata № 14, « Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit »


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« Reply #76235 on: August 06, 2022, 10:43:01 AM »


Haydn so manicured and precious that Pogo and Barto would surely nod in approval.  The Schubert is so garishly manicured and at times slow that even Fray and Barto might have misgivings.  Thing is, as with Pogorelich, Barto, and Fray, the executive brilliance becomes the thing.  This is one of the best Sokolov recordings I've heard.
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« Reply #76236 on: August 06, 2022, 11:04:11 AM »
JSB
BWV 16: Cantata № 16, « Herr Gott, dich loben wir »


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« Reply #76237 on: August 06, 2022, 11:13:21 AM »
Sergei Rachmaninov
Piano Concerto 2 in c minor, op. 18

George Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue

Denis Matsuev, piano
NYPO - Alan Gilbert


My wife really likes Rach's PC2, so it is spinning.

It has been a long, long time since I've heard the orchestral version of Rhapsody (versus the jazz-band / theatre versions).

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« Reply #76238 on: August 06, 2022, 12:43:19 PM »
This looks interesting! I see that Maestro Halffter is the son of Cristobal and grand-nephew of Ernesto.

Yes good conducting and nice performance! Didn’t know about the relationships.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #76239 on: August 06, 2022, 12:46:37 PM »
And then there’s a passage that prefigures the 1928 song “When you’re Smiling”  ;D

Wait until you get to Jessye Norman singing “O Mensch”. Sublime is an understatement… :)

Went to her live in Tokyo when I was a kid (and Jazz/blues fan), and I was astonished. Her autobiography is on my reading list, I must start reading it within this year.