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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #24960 on: September 16, 2020, 12:16:10 PM »
Dohnanyi: Symphony No. 2
Florida State University SO/Jimenez

Hey, that's where I went to school  ;D Dohnányi composition faculty at Florida State back in the day and the main concert hall there was named for him. Anyway I've been meaning to check out that recording. I don't know his music all that well.

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Maurice Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit; Valses nobles et sentimentales. Pascal Rogé

Rogé's a killer pianist, and his Ravel is second only to Samson François for me (though much less idiosyncratic than monsieur François, Rogé might be considered a better reference). I have the rather acclaimed Jean-Efflam Bavouzet set (on MDG) sitting on my desk, unplayed. Haven't been in much a Ravel mood since I bought it, it was a random find, though I am finding his music creeping back into my listening now that the weather is cooling off a bit.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #24961 on: September 16, 2020, 01:30:21 PM »
That's a really interesting series.  I'll keep an eye out for that one.  For me, this era (first half of the 20th Century) is the most fertile source of new discoveries.

That's the first CD of that series I explore and it was utterly utterly rewarding. You could like it too. I tend to agree with you on the last sentence. Certainly most of my favorite music ever belongs to that period.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #24962 on: September 16, 2020, 01:38:16 PM »


The Canticle of the Sun

A strange piece but intriguing at once.




Piano Concerto No. 1

I did not recall how astonishing this work is. Mysterious, somber, nocturnal. This seems to be his most underrated concerto (not to say his VC 1).

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #24963 on: September 16, 2020, 02:10:15 PM »



Yet another go.  It gets better with each listen.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #24964 on: September 16, 2020, 02:25:50 PM »
I have only listened to the Ibert, Jeffrey. Sorry.

TD: Ibert - Flute Concerto & String Quartet

   

I see a theme there. Granted, nothing to do with the composer...

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Beethoven
PCs 3/4
Bavouzet/Swedish Chamber Orchestra
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #24965 on: September 16, 2020, 02:40:21 PM »


Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV 565; Trio Sonata No.1 in E-flat major, BWV 525. Helmut Walcha

It's maybe once in a blue moon that I'm in the mood for Bach organ music, but it's usually Walcha I reach for. I need to explore more of this music sometime.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #24967 on: September 16, 2020, 05:06:11 PM »
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“The effect of music is so very much more powerful and penetrating than is that of the other arts, for these others speak only of the shadow, but music of the essence.” — Arthur Schopenhauer

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #24968 on: September 16, 2020, 05:09:15 PM »


Charming piano trios. Not as substantial as some of their contemporaries, but they're entertaining enough. The No. 7 in A minor is the best of the bunch.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #24969 on: September 16, 2020, 08:52:22 PM »
Yesterday:

Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier [Solti]





To my uneducated ear, Crespin sounds wonderful here.

There's many mentions of the Solti recording of Rosenkavalier in the Murakami novel I recently finished (Killing Commendatore). And to Mozart's Don Giovanni, the opening of which gives the book its title.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #24970 on: September 16, 2020, 09:06:53 PM »


Charming piano trios. Not as substantial as some of their contemporaries, but they're entertaining enough. The No. 7 in A minor is the best of the bunch.
And two great paintings by Caspar David Friedrich - one of my favourite artists.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #24971 on: September 16, 2020, 10:18:43 PM »
Morning listening via Spotify:



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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #24972 on: Today at 12:20:33 AM »
Via Spotify, seems like a great set!  :)


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #24973 on: Today at 12:54:37 AM »
Good morning all.

Dag Wiren - String quartets 2-3

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #24974 on: Today at 01:39:27 AM »
Varese - Arcana, Nocturnal, Un Grand sommeil noir

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #24975 on: Today at 02:41:04 AM »
Rameau - Ouvertures (Rousset, Talens Lyriques)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #24976 on: Today at 03:21:36 AM »
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1; Russian Overture*
London SO/PO*/Weller

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #24977 on: Today at 03:36:03 AM »
Braga Santos - Concerto for Strings

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #24978 on: Today at 04:53:57 AM »
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1; Russian Overture*
London SO/PO*/Weller
I much prefer the Russian Overture to the Classical Symphony.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #24979 on: Today at 05:05:30 AM »
Revisiting this:

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