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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #21060 on: July 10, 2020, 06:44:12 AM »


3 more times in the past week. Superb collection of orchestral works by this contemporary danish composer.

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« Reply #21061 on: July 10, 2020, 06:53:02 AM »


3 more times in the past week. Superb collection of orchestral works by this contemporary danish composer.

Yes, as far as I remember quite nice. Norby didn't write that many large works, but a lot of music hasn't been recorded. Dacapo has made two specific Norby CDs; BIS and Erato also recorded some orchestral/concertante works. But there's a 'Sinfonia da Requiem' and a 'Nocturne' for orchestra, a 'Concerto for 2 Sopranos & Orchestra' and 'Variations for Orchestra' as well. (cf. 'Værkliste' at https://komponistbasen.dk/node/8403#6)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #21062 on: July 10, 2020, 07:13:57 AM »
Yes, as far as I remember quite nice. Norby didn't write that many large works, but a lot of music hasn't been recorded. Dacapo has made two specific Norby CDs; BIS and Erato also recorded some orchestral/concertante works. But there's a 'Sinfonia da Requiem' and a 'Nocturne' for orchestra, a 'Concerto for 2 Sopranos & Orchestra' and 'Variations for Orchestra' as well. (cf. 'Værkliste' at https://komponistbasen.dk/node/8403#6)

Thanks!

I ordered this disc yesterday:



His music sounds like Poul Ruders’, but with a romantic streak.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #21063 on: July 10, 2020, 07:18:21 AM »
Bax: String Quartet No. 3 [Maggini Quartet]





The first movement, conversational in style, employs very engaging harmonies in an appealing musical language. There is a nice bit of tension and drama in the final passage towards the end. The lyrical slow movement is dark and intense and is contemplative without being melancholy. The third movement is a lively scherzo reminiscent, for me, of a macabre dance. The trio section offers little relief as it is the macabre dancer merely having something of a breather. This is an intriguing movement. The final movement is somewhat spirited and ebullient without being assertive. The conclusion is not an ideal resolution however, I feel. I would have preferred something more robust.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #21064 on: July 10, 2020, 07:20:42 AM »
Thanks!

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His music sounds like Poul Ruders’, but with a romantic streak.

Congrats. Sadly it's not in my collection yet, but at least I've got the BIS recording of The Rainbow Snake ...

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #21065 on: July 10, 2020, 07:51:23 AM »
The Emperor Jones

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« Reply #21066 on: July 10, 2020, 08:15:55 AM »
The 11th:

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #21067 on: July 10, 2020, 08:16:55 AM »
Thanks!

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His music sounds like Poul Ruders’, but with a romantic streak.
I'm sure I've heard the Rainbow Snake in concert but maybe I just had it on LP.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #21068 on: July 10, 2020, 08:22:13 AM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/lQPgMQew7YU" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/lQPgMQew7YU</a>

This live Boulez/CSO performance of Mahler's Seventh is really good, better than his DG studio version with Cleveland for sure, though the Andante Amoroso is still a little too quick for my liking.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #21069 on: July 10, 2020, 08:23:02 AM »


I would be especially curious to know how the EMI Karajan Bruckner 7 stacks up against his famous "final recording" of the same work in Vienna, on DG. I have and enjoy that performance, & now I'm curious about some of Karajan's earlier Bruckner recordings. As it stands he is quite far from my first choice in Bruckner, but I do enjoy his recordings from time to time.

I think his EMI Bruckner is much better than his DG Bruckner. The DG recordings of the first three symphonies are excellent, the rest merely average. In fact I think his EMI Fourth is the sort that can qualify as "Best Recording Ever Made Of This Work". The Seventh is good but not as good as the Fourth.


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #21070 on: July 10, 2020, 08:51:05 AM »
I think his EMI Bruckner is much better than his DG Bruckner. The DG recordings of the first three symphonies are excellent, the rest merely average. In fact I think his EMI Fourth is the sort that can qualify as "Best Recording Ever Made Of This Work". The Seventh is good but not as good as the Fourth.

+1.

Too bad EMI didn’t record them in the 5th and 9th Symphonies - although Karajan’s 2 recordings of the 9th are magnificent.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #21071 on: July 10, 2020, 09:16:29 AM »
Braunfels: String Quintet in F Major, Op. 63

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #21072 on: July 10, 2020, 10:55:28 AM »
Schnittke's 5th symphony, as conducted by Rozhdestvensky. The playing lacks some of the refinement of the Concertgebouw under Chailly, and the sound quality is rather brutalist, yet I still find it a compelling alternative reading.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #21073 on: July 10, 2020, 11:28:19 AM »
A selection of works by Jacques Ibert...


CD 2
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #21074 on: July 10, 2020, 11:45:05 AM »


Disc 5.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #21075 on: July 10, 2020, 12:28:52 PM »
Beethoven: Septet.



There is a sense of discovery and freshness from this early (1978) HIP performance. The sound from the old instruments is earthy and rustic with none of the drawbacks that would appear later in this style of performance, over-refinement and worse, mannered with bulging notes.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #21076 on: July 10, 2020, 12:31:47 PM »
Poulenc Organ Concerto, Preston, organ, Ozawa conducting the Boston




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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #21077 on: July 10, 2020, 12:34:49 PM »
BOYDELL: In Memoriam Mahatma Gandhi, Violin Concerto,
Masai Mara, Megalithic Ritual Dances
Maighread McCrann, violin     Nat. S.O. of Ireland,  Colman Pearce, cond.
PIERNÉ: Impressions de Music Hall, Fantaisie basque (violin & orch.)
Izéÿl – Suite, Divertissements sur un theme pastoral
Philippe Koch violin  Luxembourg Philharmonic Orch,  Bramwell Tovey, cond.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #21078 on: July 10, 2020, 12:35:24 PM »
I can’t say the Braunfels’ String Quintet made much of an impression on me, but here’s a work that I do enjoy:

Korngold: String Sextet in D major, Op. 10

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #21079 on: July 10, 2020, 12:40:15 PM »


Symphony No. 7

Having seen this symphony mentioned here lately I couldn't help myself to hear it again, just that listening to this rendition. One feature I noticed it lacked spirituality, a soul, but overall it's very nice.
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