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« Reply #28300 on: November 21, 2020, 07:15:41 PM »


Bacchus et Ariane

I think it's one of Roussel's masterpieces. And I also think Prokofiev had to hear this work in his lifetime. I heard some gestures there that brought the Russian man to my mind.




Piano Quintet, Op. 29

I was expecting something folksy and lively, but alas, it turned out to be a very discordant piece. Despite that, it has an otherworldly feel to it I found certainly entrancing, mostly in the Scherzo fantastico. Another original feature is the cadenzas for the different instruments: one cadenza for viola and cello, one for two violins and the last one for piano.




Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima

Just jaw-dropping, and scary in the right context. WOW!
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #28301 on: November 21, 2020, 07:24:17 PM »
Good to see you listen to Roussel and Ginastera, Cesar. Two composers whose music I really enjoy. Villa-Lobos, Chávez, Revueltas and Ginastera, for me, are the most important Latin American composers and I love each of them.
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« Reply #28302 on: November 21, 2020, 07:26:54 PM »
Since I’ve been listening to a good bit of Milhaud, I wonder where Rafael has been? It’s be nice to know where he’s at in his own collection.
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« Reply #28303 on: November 21, 2020, 07:32:25 PM »
Good to see you listen to Roussel and Ginastera, Cesar. Two composers whose music I really enjoy. Villa-Lobos, Chávez, Revueltas and Ginastera, for me, are the most important Latin American composers and I love each of them.

Those composers are definitely the most characteristic and innovative from Latin America. I would add Guarnieri because of his symphonies. I don't listen to Revueltas that much, but I do regard him as a fantastic composer. For me he's like the Mexican Stravinsky.
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« Reply #28304 on: November 21, 2020, 07:42:22 PM »
Those composers are definitely the most characteristic and innovative from Latin America. I would add Guarnieri because of his symphonies. I don't listen to Revueltas that much, but I do regard him as a fantastic composer. For me he's like the Mexican Stravinsky.

Ah yes, Guarnieri is quite good. I enjoyed all of those symphony recordings on BIS. Outside of these works, I don’t know this composer too well, but recordings of his music certainly aren't bountiful by any means.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #28305 on: November 21, 2020, 07:47:25 PM »
Koechlin
String Quartet No. 3, Op. 72
Antigone Quartet


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #28306 on: November 21, 2020, 09:36:50 PM »
Willaert pronounced Ville hert in Flemish if I am accurated   w in Flemish are v minor detail but everything count in life hey?

The cequenecento is pretty good, charming and fluid voices, I don't see flaws, Mandryka what do you think QUE  anyone...


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« Reply #28307 on: November 21, 2020, 09:50:30 PM »
One more work for the night:

Diamond
String Quartet No. 3
Potomac String Quartet


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #28308 on: November 22, 2020, 12:42:57 AM »
Willaert pronounced Ville hert in Flemish if I am accurated   w in Flemish are v minor detail but everything count in life hey?

The cequenecento is pretty good, charming and fluid voices, I don't see flaws, Mandryka what do you think QUE  anyone...


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That Cinquecento recording (Hyperion) is wonderful!  :)
Willaert (Flemish-Dutch) would (in French) sound something like: ville - art, but with a "t" that isn't muted.
I also the two sets (Petrarca Madrigals & Motets) by Singer Pur.

Morning listening (this time on disc):



http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2018/Jan/Lassus_responsories_TOCC0404.htm

Still a gorgeous recording....  :)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #28309 on: November 22, 2020, 02:31:23 AM »
Beethoven op.130, going for the revised ending.



EDIT: I just don't understand the modern preference for the Grosse Fugue. Yes, it's a great, imposing and terribly serious piece of music. And thus not nearly as well suited to the work as a whole. Trying to make every piece of music great, imposing and terribly serious just because it's by Beethoven is misconceived.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #28310 on: November 22, 2020, 02:40:19 AM »
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #28311 on: November 22, 2020, 02:43:43 AM »
That Cinquecento recording (Hyperion) is wonderful!  :)
Willaert (Flemish-Dutch) would (in French) sound something like: ville - art, but with a "t" that isn't muted.
I also the two sets (Petrarca Madrigals & Motets) by Singer Pur.

Morning listening (this time on disc):



http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2018/Jan/Lassus_responsories_TOCC0404.htm

Still a gorgeous recording....  :)

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  Hello QUE great buddy, I am glad you like the Cequencento recording and Singer Pur, out off the Blue I subject another obscur composer for you Jacob van Berchem on Accent record  La Faviola DI Orlando.. it's very great and to my knowledge it's the only recording devoted to Berchem alone all does I could be wrong, it's one of my favorite recording may not be the best but I's the only one I found, I T's very theatrical and intriguing not to mention interesting try it. Have A good day !! thanks!!

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #28312 on: November 22, 2020, 02:44:31 AM »
Yesterday I listened to the Pearl CD of Vaughan Williams conducting his own 'Dona Nobis Pacem'. It was the first broadcast from 1936 and I found it deeply moving, more-so than the more modern recordings, good as they are. It's a pity that VW did not record more of his own music. Of the major works there is only DNP and symphonies 4 and 5:

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #28313 on: November 22, 2020, 03:11:45 AM »
Britten: Cello Symphony
Rostropovich (cello)/English Chamber Orchestra/Britten

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #28314 on: November 22, 2020, 03:13:32 AM »
Telemann: Quartet in E minor
Handel: Four German Arias - Dorothea Röschmann soprano
Teleman: Quartet in G major

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

From the Handel Famous Arias set

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #28315 on: November 22, 2020, 03:32:34 AM »
Brahms, Ballads and Romances op.75

I hope the pianist got paid extra danger money.

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« Reply #28316 on: November 22, 2020, 03:55:48 AM »


K 421. Qobuz. Old style Mozart, not quite disarming totally, I occasionally got frustrated because I wanted a bit less pulse stiffness, a bit less static-ness (what’s the noun from static? Stasis maybe?), a bit more contrast, but still, they are what they are and it’s the tone they make which is memorable, worth a listen for that at least.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #28317 on: November 22, 2020, 04:02:56 AM »
Mendelssohn, Die erste Walpurgisnacht. As far as I know, first listen to the work.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #28318 on: November 22, 2020, 04:05:46 AM »
'The Sea' by Ciurlionis:
It reminds me in places of Novak's 'The Storm':
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #28319 on: November 22, 2020, 05:20:54 AM »
Beethoven op.130, going for the revised ending.



EDIT: I just don't understand the modern preference for the Grosse Fugue. Yes, it's a great, imposing and terribly serious piece of music. And thus not nearly as well suited to the work as a whole. Trying to make every piece of music great, imposing and terribly serious just because it's by Beethoven is misconceived.

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