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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #1020 on: October 09, 2019, 06:46:18 PM »
Am I really gonna have to drag out my Carter? I have the Juilliard. But I’d have to find it, and play it very softly, so tonight more PBS Schubert.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #1021 on: October 09, 2019, 06:59:22 PM »
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« Reply #1022 on: October 09, 2019, 08:02:15 PM »
Disc one. Fantastic playing, and very good mono sound (rather surprising since the concert was in 1973).





Thanks for pointing out this interesting recording, I have started to explore the Schumann sonata. 
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« Reply #1023 on: October 09, 2019, 08:22:12 PM »
Haydn: Baryton Trios

Excellent!

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« Reply #1024 on: October 09, 2019, 11:17:27 PM »
First listen

Philip Sainton - The Island (tone poem)

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h/t Irons

Hope you enjoyed, I re-listened too. I find the interjection of the lone trumpet call most effective and original. Some influence of Bax in the piece maybe?
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« Reply #1025 on: October 09, 2019, 11:24:16 PM »


An overlooked Czech cycle (5 quartets) that has some really fine music. The 1st SQ is instantly recognizable as Dvorakian and it's a beauty. The next 2 ones are more personal and intimate, whose emotional load is rather noticeable. And the last 2 ones are even more pensive, introverted, reflecting his last phase as a composer. All in all, very interesting pieces.




Romantic Symphony

A late-Romantic affair with many passionate passages, whose material is not properly memorable. The very beginning is just outlandish (with organ included). This work is one of those that contain bad bombastic. Mildly entertaining but nothing special.

Most interested to read your comments on the Foerster quartets. His suite for large orchestra "Cyrano de Bergerac" is wonderful and a personal favourite.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #1026 on: October 09, 2019, 11:30:43 PM »
Prokofiev: Sinfonietta.



As title suggests lighter then the symphonies - more like music for ballet. Some similarities with his "Classical" symphony can be detected. An enjoyable listen.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #1027 on: October 09, 2019, 11:50:04 PM »
Prokofiev: Sinfonietta.



As title suggests lighter then the symphonies - more like music for ballet. Some similarities with his "Classical" symphony can be detected. An enjoyable listen.
I like Prokofiev's Sinfonietta which I originally came across as the fourth side of Muti's EMI boxed set of the music for 'Ivan the Terrible'. One of my favourite LP cover images as well:
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"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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« Reply #1028 on: October 09, 2019, 11:52:12 PM »
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #1029 on: October 10, 2019, 12:06:51 AM »
Constant Lambert: Horoscope. Nice music before going off to work. I also enjoyed Easdale's 'The Red Shoes' (not to be confused with the album by Kate Bush which I also have):
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #1030 on: October 10, 2019, 12:18:01 AM »


Some twists and turns in the music of the first disc reminded me of... Alkan, of all people.

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« Reply #1031 on: October 10, 2019, 01:07:54 AM »


Fabulous recorded sound accorded to Solti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in this programme of colourful Hungarian showpieces. I'm not normally a Solti fan, but this disc finds him conducting music conducive to his style.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #1032 on: October 10, 2019, 01:25:18 AM »
Bach

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #1033 on: October 10, 2019, 01:29:13 AM »
Hope you enjoyed, I re-listened too. I find the interjection of the lone trumpet call most effective and original. Some influence of Bax in the piece maybe?

Hi Lol,

Yes, I did enjoy the trumpet element as well and the build up within the piece. one more argument to get that coupling with Hadley I guess  ;D
Olivier

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #1034 on: October 10, 2019, 01:55:26 AM »
You appear not enjoying works that could be seen or perceived as easily or instantly appealing. That's been my impression when I see many of your posts. Maybe I'm wrong. But anyway, I do understand that tastes are so different as people exist.  :)

Fair point to an extent, Cesar  :-[ Whilst my listening tastes are more of the moody, intense, building-up kind (Mahler, Bruckner, etc), I still dabble in every genres and periods with the hits and misses... but I admit there are some major composers that just don't click in the more romantic or melodic mould...Debussy, Ravel, Brahms (chamber music), Strauss are some of them. I keep revisiting those regularly but they are eluding me in the main.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #1035 on: October 10, 2019, 02:03:18 AM »
NP:



Bruckner: Symphony #9 in D Minor, WAB 109

Zubin Mehta: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra


Awesome... :)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #1036 on: October 10, 2019, 02:47:00 AM »
Four and Twenty  Fiddlers

Another fine recording with the Parley of Instruments


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #1037 on: October 10, 2019, 04:12:56 AM »
First listens



Two of the most beautiful cello and violin sonatas I've ever heard, with slow movements to die for.



Splendid as well. Among the finest piano music I've ever heard.

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Here!  8)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #1038 on: October 10, 2019, 04:31:06 AM »
How is Davis's rendition of King Olaf?

It's very good and the same can be said about Handley's version (I slightly prefer the latter). The best rendition I've heard, however, (and by a long margin) was in concert at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival (Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis, Edinburgh Festival Chorus, Erin Wall, Robert Dean Smith, Matthew Rose), criminally not recorded.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
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