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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #17460 on: May 23, 2020, 03:56:46 AM »
Mozart

Symphony No.39




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« Reply #17461 on: May 23, 2020, 04:27:15 AM »



The first three quartets.  At times, there's something approaching the relaxed, just right feel of the Vegh, with a bit more vigorousness in other spots, and a Soviet intonation.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #17462 on: May 23, 2020, 04:42:07 AM »
Rerun.

Musik am Hofe derer von Bünau Volume II.
Saxon musical landscapes in the 16th & 17th centuries.

Composers are:
Thomas Avenarius, Stephan Otto, Andreas Hammerschmidt, Samuel Seidel, Daniel Selichius, Esajas Hickmann, Johann Groh.

Ensemble Alte Musik Dresden.


This is the last of a series of Five CD' s dedicated to the mentioned era and region. Raumklang made a very good recording in der Schlosskapelle zu Weesenstein in 1999 and 2003. In the vocal ensemble are very good voices, not least of Dorothee Mields, Constanze Backes, and Christine Maria Rembeck. They make a very attractive picture of the music, all quality compositions mind. Diction is fantastic, choir discipline amazing, and the expression takes some beating. Instrumental contributions are fine too.
Not much to wish, well maybe more of this menu. The other 4 discs are of equal quality.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #17463 on: May 23, 2020, 04:51:18 AM »
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #17464 on: May 23, 2020, 05:06:10 AM »
It is on a CD coupled with The Crown of India Suite. I am not sure how generally available it is as it came to me in a Chandos Mystery Box and these tend to contain impending deletions.

The reason I ask is mistakenly I thought Gibson never made it to CD in Elgar.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #17465 on: May 23, 2020, 05:15:42 AM »
The reason I ask is mistakenly I thought Gibson never made it to CD in Elgar.

I hadn't seen the symphony before but he did make an excellent CD album of overtures for Chandos which I have owned for many years.

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« Reply #17466 on: May 23, 2020, 05:33:31 AM »
NP:

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #17467 on: May 23, 2020, 05:39:41 AM »
PALIASHVILI:   Liturgy of St. John Chrisostom
Cantus Sacred Music Ensemble
good notes, and an English translation supplied!
ENESCO: Dymphonie Concertante for Cello, Suite Villageoise
Franco Maggio-Ormezowski, cello
Monte-Carlo Philharmonic    Lawrence Foster, cond.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #17468 on: May 23, 2020, 05:42:12 AM »
Boulez

There is certainly more connection with the music of Boulez than I could imagine a few years ago,its not only fascinating but enjoyable as well.





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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #17469 on: May 23, 2020, 05:42:52 AM »
NP:


Very nice John.

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Another craggy British symphony. Truscott was an authority on Havergal Brian and at times I was reminded of Brian's music, as well as, in the last movement, moments of Bruckner. The Symphony is somehow related to the Passion of Christ and ends in glowering darkness, which I find oddly moving. The CD is also worth having for the touching Elegy:


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« Reply #17470 on: May 23, 2020, 05:47:47 AM »
Very nice John.

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Another craggy British symphony. Truscott was an authority on Havergal Brian and at times I was reminded of Brian's music, as well as, in the last movement, moments of Bruckner. The Symphony is somehow related to the Passion of Christ and ends in glowering darkness, which I find oddly moving. The CD is also worth having for the touching Elegy:


Glazunov wrote some fantastic music, IMHO, Jeffrey. Good to see you’re a fan, too. Oh and I own that Truscott disc. I might have to dig that one out and give it a spin given the high marks you give it.
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« Reply #17471 on: May 23, 2020, 05:48:51 AM »
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #17472 on: May 23, 2020, 06:00:05 AM »
Recent arrival.

A consort's Monument.
Fantasies, Ayres & Dances by:

Giovanni Coperario, Claudio Monteverdi, Christopher Simpson, Alfonso Ferrabosco II, John Ward, William Lawes, John Jenkins, Thomas Lupo, John Deering,  William White.

Performed by:
L' Acheron, Francois Joubert Caillet.


One of my best buys of 2020. A marvelous compilation of music that gladdens the heart as well as the head, in exemplary performances, and top notch sound. The CD was recorded in 2019 in the Eglise Notre Dame de Centeilles, which has a good acoustic.
I would get it if I were you, for its quite a unique recording.
There comes a point in your life when you realize: Who matters, Who never did, Who won't anymore, And who always will. So, don't worry about people from your past, there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #17473 on: May 23, 2020, 06:04:25 AM »
Recent arrival.

A consort's Monument.

One of my best buys of 2020. A marvelous compilation of music that gladdens the heart as well as the head, in exemplary performances, and top notch sound. The CD was recorded in 2019 in the Eglise Notre Dame de Centeilles, which has a good acoustic.
I would get it if I were you, for its quite a unique recording.

Noted!  :)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #17474 on: May 23, 2020, 06:33:29 AM »


Anton Bruckner: Symphony No.2 in C minor. Daniel Barenboim, Berlin Philharmonic

Nothing wrong with this work, in my book.

Does anyone know of a table that has been published anywhere, that includes famous recordings of Bruckner symphonies and which version/edition of the symphony that the conductor uses? I think that something like that might be quite helpful.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #17475 on: May 23, 2020, 06:37:23 AM »

Does anyone know of a table that has been published anywhere, that includes famous recordings of Bruckner symphonies and which version/edition of the symphony that the conductor uses? I think that something like that might be quite helpful.

https://www.abruckner.com/discography

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #17476 on: May 23, 2020, 06:45:34 AM »
https://www.abruckner.com/discography

Sarge

Great, thanks so much. You were ready to go with that link.  ;D

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #17477 on: May 23, 2020, 06:49:31 AM »
Great, thanks so much. You were ready to go with that link.  ;D

Well, I do use it a lot  ;)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #17478 on: May 23, 2020, 07:02:14 AM »
Shostakovich, Dmitri - Symphonies, Nos. 5-7 w/ Michael Sanderling - doing a couple of discs a day; booklet has a concise summary of each work, and also includes full texts (in Russian, English, & German) of all the vocal parts.

Spohr, Louis - Symphonies, Nos. 1 & 2 w/ Howard Shelley on Hyperion; all 10 symphonies recorded on 5 discs (reviews of most attached, if interested); main competition is Howard Griffiths on CPO (now boxed although likely in separate jewel boxes from my past purchases) - after reading the reviews, appears a close call as to the best cycle (older series w/ Alfred Walter on Marco Polo and/or Naxos, not likely competitive).  Also for myself, I still prefer Spohr's chamber music, although in his lifetime he was consider one of the best composer's around and compared favorably to the 'greats' of the time.  Dave :)

 

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« Reply #17479 on: May 23, 2020, 07:57:51 AM »
Shostakovich, Dmitri - Symphonies, Nos. 5-7 w/ Michael Sanderling - doing a couple of discs a day; booklet has a concise summary of each work, and also includes full texts (in Russian, English, & German) of all the vocal parts.



How is this box set, Dave? Are you finding the performances satisfactory?
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