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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #1040 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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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #1041 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 #1042 on: October 10, 2019, 01:25:18 AM »
Bach

CD 18




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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #1043 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
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #1044 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 #1045 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 #1046 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 #1047 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 #1048 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?
« Reply #1049 on: October 10, 2019, 04:32:22 AM »
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #1050 on: October 10, 2019, 04:49:58 AM »


Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta.  Zoltan Kocsis

followed by:
Chopin: Piano Sonata No.2.  Khatia Buniatishvili



Finally, two of Messiaen's Oiseaux, Le Loriot (golden oriole) and L'alouette lulu (wood lark).  Played by Yvonne Loriod (a.k.a Madame Messiaen)


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #1051 on: October 10, 2019, 05:35:20 AM »
Hamilton Harry
Irish Symphony
Ulster Orchestra, Thomson
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #1052 on: October 10, 2019, 05:44:01 AM »
Hamilton Harry
Irish Symphony
Ulster Orchestra, Thomson

Big big fan of this symphony.

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Popov: Symphony No. 1
London SO/Botstein

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #1053 on: October 10, 2019, 06:00:58 AM »
Haydn: Baryton Trios

Excellent!



Succulent stuff. Love that recording.  :)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #1054 on: October 10, 2019, 06:12:59 AM »



I streamed volume one yesterday.  Most delightful classical era symphonies.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #1055 on: October 10, 2019, 06:19:17 AM »
Hamilton Harry
Irish Symphony
Ulster Orchestra, Thomson

Lol nice, but it should be Harty instead of Harry.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #1056 on: October 10, 2019, 06:20:41 AM »
Rheinberger
Piano Trios 1 and 2
Trio Parnassus

Fine music. No great melodies but nice interplay.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #1057 on: October 10, 2019, 06:21:48 AM »
Lol nice, but it should be Harty instead of Harry.
Arrgh. Autocorrect.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #1058 on: October 10, 2019, 07:09:30 AM »
Beethoven

Symhony 1 & 2

 

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #1059 on: October 10, 2019, 07:24:41 AM »


As good a disc of Wagner's Overtures and Preludes as you are likely to find.
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