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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #2020 on: October 22, 2019, 05:20:51 PM »
Bought a mint copy of this German Decca LP set today for $2!


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #2021 on: October 22, 2019, 05:45:48 PM »
After several weeks focused on mostly baroque music, switching gears a bit and enjoying some Bruckner.  This one is powerful stuff.   Wonderful performance... some recordings seem to gild the lily a bit at the end of the 3rd movement, so as to provide a satisfying sense of finality and closure to the whole work; Klemperer plays it straight, and leaves one in anticipation of that grand all-resolving finale that of course will never come.  A fine disc imo.


The man that hath no music in himself,
Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,
Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils.
The motions of his spirit are dull as night,
And his affections dark as Erebus.
Let no such man be trusted.

-- William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #2022 on: October 22, 2019, 06:36:12 PM »
And, the Schnittke homecoming continues:

Psalms of Repentance (1988?)
Swedish Chamber Choir
Tõnu Kaljuste

Symphony # 4 (1984)
Uppsala Akademiska Kammarkör
Stockholm Sinfonietta
Okko Kamu


Wonderful!
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #2023 on: October 22, 2019, 06:41:58 PM »
Martinů
Piano Quintet No. 2, H 298
Karel Košárek, piano
Martinů Quartet


“Music is, for me, like a beautiful mosaic which God has put together. He takes all the pieces in his hand, throws them into the world, and we have to recreate the picture from the pieces.” - Jean Sibelius

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #2024 on: October 22, 2019, 06:53:32 PM »
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #2025 on: October 22, 2019, 06:54:27 PM »
Bought a mint copy of this German Decca LP set today for $2!



Great!
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #2026 on: October 22, 2019, 07:06:36 PM »
Shostakovich
Pf Quintet in g minor, Op. 57

Schnittke
Quintet for pf & strings

Boris Berman & the Vermeer Quartet
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #2027 on: October 22, 2019, 07:11:47 PM »
Shostakovich
Pf Quintet in g minor, Op. 57

Schnittke
Quintet for pf & strings

Boris Berman & the Vermeer Quartet


Pounds the table!
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #2028 on: October 22, 2019, 07:49:53 PM »
Debussy
Suite bergamasque
Zoltán Kocsis


“Music is, for me, like a beautiful mosaic which God has put together. He takes all the pieces in his hand, throws them into the world, and we have to recreate the picture from the pieces.” - Jean Sibelius

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #2029 on: October 22, 2019, 09:22:29 PM »


Bach: The French Suites, BWV 812-817
Zhu Xaio-Mei

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #2030 on: October 22, 2019, 10:00:00 PM »
Morning listening:


Pictured is the reissue on alto, but I got the original issue in "The Orpheus Circle" series on Musica Oscura.
The recording is from 1992, Emma Kirkby (1949) was still at the height of her vocal powers.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #2031 on: October 22, 2019, 10:40:30 PM »
Morning listening:


Pictured is the reissue on alto, but I got the original issue in "The Orpheus Circle" series on Musica Oscura.
The recording is from 1992, Emma Kirkby (1949) was still at the height of her vocal powers.

Q

Nice Que!  I love Kirkby's voice - sublime in every way.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #2032 on: October 22, 2019, 11:51:37 PM »
“I compose music because I must give expression to my feelings, just as I talk because I must give utterance to my thoughts.”  --- Rachmaninoff

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #2034 on: October 23, 2019, 12:35:57 AM »
Bach

Cantatas

CD 30




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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #2035 on: October 23, 2019, 02:03:11 AM »
Holmboe, Requiem for Nietzsche



First listen for a few years to one of Holmboe's few large-scale scores (even rarer when it comes things that have been recorded), and some of his most modern music. I'm deliberately not reading along in the booklet this time, I remember the general thrust anyway.

EDIT: There's plenty of drama in the music itself.

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« Reply #2036 on: October 23, 2019, 02:12:02 AM »


Robert Schumann: Symphony No.4 in D minor, op.120. Leonard Bernstein, Vienna Philharmonic. I am finally starting to understand and appreciate the symphonies of Robert Schumann, who has otherwise become one of my very favorite composers in recent months. I really like this Bernstein set, but I also want to get the Sawallisch/Dresden set...

I agree with you about liking Bernstein's VPO cycle.  I'm one of those heretics who dares not to use Sawallisch in Dresden as the reference 'old' recommendation.  Very well played of course but it doesn't quite do it for me.  Of a similar period I always enjoyed a young Muti with one of his first recordings with the Philharmonia when he was their principal conductor.  For sure its a young man's reading - fiery and dramatic but I like them.  I'm no big fan of John Elliot Gardiner but his (older) Schumann set is impressive

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #2037 on: October 23, 2019, 02:37:40 AM »
Les Percussions de Strasbourg

CD 8






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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #2038 on: October 23, 2019, 02:59:38 AM »
One of my listening projects, exploring more Nørgård, seems to have stalled over a year ago. Whoops!

Right now I'm listening (on streaming) to "Singe die Gärten mein Herz". And I'm finding this an utterly fascinating experience, because while it started life as a separate composition, it was written at the same time as he was working on the 3rd symphony, and it then became part of the 2nd movement of the symphony... with other music happening at the same time.

So this is almost like being in a recording studio and listening to only some of the tracks on the mixer, turning the other ones off.




EDIT: And now, Nova Genitura, written just after the 3rd symphony and also using some themes from it. Nørgård's music from the 1970s is often strangely beautiful.



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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #2039 on: October 23, 2019, 03:51:02 AM »
Good afternoon all,

Joining the Sibelius bandwagon. his symphonies (bar the 2nd) have mostly eluded me. Time to revisit some of them.

Sibelius - 4th symphony in A minor Op.63 (SFSO / Blomstedt)

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