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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #37340 on: April 07, 2021, 10:47:43 PM »
Glass to wrap up the evening.


Coincidentally I was listening to this yesterday:
"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 #37341 on: April 07, 2021, 11:20:53 PM »
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I never expected this to become a complete cycle, which flew completely under my radar...  ???

Thanks to Mandryka for the reminder!  :)

Sounds quite promising BTW...
In the slow mvts on the slower side with judicious use of hesitations, but swift and flowing when it needs to be, refined, detailed, elegant... Is this the 2nd set next to Rousset's that I have been waiting for? Recording sounds splendid, as usual with Plectra.

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« Reply #37342 on: April 07, 2021, 11:57:36 PM »
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I never expected this to become a complete cycle, which flew completely under my radar...  ???

Thanks to Mandryka for the reminder!  :)

Sounds quite promising BTW...
In the slow mvts on the slower side with judicious use of hesitations, but swift and flowing when it needs to be, refined, detailed, elegant... Is this the 2nd set next to Rousset's that I have been waiting for? Recording sounds splendid, as usual with Plectra.

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IMO he’s learned a thing or two from the last recordings which Blandine Verlet made. I listened to Bk 1 when it first came out, but haven’t explored subsequently.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #37343 on: April 08, 2021, 12:34:14 AM »

Bagatelles for Two Violins, Ciola & Harmonium




Such a highly enjoyable work.

Delightful, as were the two preceding works on this CD that I have listened to. Later I will be concluding with the works for string quartet/quintet.
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« Reply #37344 on: April 08, 2021, 12:40:09 AM »
Okay...so, well...what can one say about this....except...the Germans are always hard at work on something!!!   8)

From the Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg:



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To be sure, things are little "clunky," but the little engine is trying as hard as he can!    ;)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #37345 on: April 08, 2021, 01:13:46 AM »
What's the Sauguet like Harry?

To start with absolutely tonal. Its a ballet and therefore light on her feet, brilliantly orchestrated,  as if a bunch of fairies are visiting the earth, and perfectly fitted to match the Choreography.. Sauguet is a composer almost forgotten, but this he does not deserve. I rate him very highly.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #37346 on: April 08, 2021, 01:43:46 AM »
Sibelius: Symphony No 5 in E flat major - Halle Orchestra conducted by Sir John Barbirolli  (studio recording, 1966)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #37347 on: April 08, 2021, 02:09:40 AM »
Pejacevic, Blumenleben



Honestly, I think these are amongst the best Romantic piano miniatures.

Repeating this again a couple of nights later, paying closer attention to the individual pieces. Really good.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #37349 on: April 08, 2021, 02:21:17 AM »
Dvorak, The Orphan and Rosemary



A very long time before Dvorak created symphonic poems based on Erben's grim stories, he created actual songs out of them.
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« Reply #37350 on: April 08, 2021, 03:07:07 AM »
To start with absolutely tonal. Its a ballet and therefore light on her feet, brilliantly orchestrated,  as if a bunch of fairies are visiting the earth, and perfectly fitted to match the Choreography.. Sauguet is a composer almost forgotten, but this he does not deserve. I rate him very highly.

Quite agree! Years ago my wife and I listened to his piano works endlessly: think Satie with all of the fun and none of the sarcasm. His SQs are esp. recommendable, particularly #2.  Also, worthy of mention, Sauguet was one extraordinary human being.  Thanks, Harry, for inspiring today's listening :



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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #37351 on: April 08, 2021, 03:20:36 AM »
Iberia, Book 3

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #37352 on: April 08, 2021, 03:40:43 AM »
Quite agree! Years ago my wife and I listened to his piano works endlessly: think Satie with all of the fun and none of the sarcasm. His SQs are esp. recommendable, particularly #2.  Also, worthy of mention, Sauguet was one extraordinary human being.  Thanks, Harry, for inspiring today's listening :

I am trying for years now finding some of his piano works, and your description is bang on, the SQ are a quest in itself to find. The Symphonies I have.
I am happy the Sauguet is giving you pleasure too!
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #37353 on: April 08, 2021, 03:59:17 AM »
Kabelac: Symphony No 5 in B flat minor Drammatica for Soprano without text and Orchestra - Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marko Ivanovic with Pavla Vykopalova soprano. For me, the wordless soprano part outstays its welcome.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #37354 on: April 08, 2021, 04:10:59 AM »
The only other one I've heard is on a recording of Dowland's Lachrimae with a viol quintet from Schola Cantorum Basel. Your post prompted me to look and I found this



Which I now have, thanks to the kindness of strangers. Dombois's playing is characterful as is Nigel Rogers' voice,  new music for me. Let me know, Jan or anyone else, if you want it.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #37355 on: April 08, 2021, 04:11:08 AM »
Dowland

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« Reply #37356 on: April 08, 2021, 04:31:14 AM »
Sergey Sergeyevich Prokofiev.

CD I from 25.

Symphony No. 6, opus 111.
Waltz Suite, opus 110.

Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi.


From the 25 disc box, Neeme Järvi, A Lifetime on Chandos, the first disc is one I know well, and already own. I find the cycle Järvi recorded still the best on the market, so it was a joy to return to this sublime recording. It is well recorded. Järvi is a natural in handling the orchestra in the best possible way, to get maximum results. And he is a studio recording addict, and never forgetting the quality of a performance.
Sublime.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #37357 on: April 08, 2021, 04:39:05 AM »
Which I now have, thanks to the kindness of strangers. Dombois's playing is characterful as is Nigel Rogers' voice,  new music for me. Let me know, Jan or anyone else, if you want it.

Thank you Howard for your offer, I found a copy for a fair price,I am very curious about this recording. I like Morley and the musicians participating in this CD

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #37358 on: April 08, 2021, 05:08:07 AM »
Sergey Sergeyevich Prokofiev.

CD I from 25.

Symphony No. 6, opus 111.
Waltz Suite, opus 110.

Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi.


From the 25 disc box, Neeme Järvi, A Lifetime on Chandos, the first disc is one I know well, and already own. I find the cycle Järvi recorded still the best on the market, so it was a joy to return to this sublime recording. It is well recorded. Järvi is a natural in handling the orchestra in the best possible way, to get maximum results. And he is a studio recording addict, and never forgetting the quality of a performance.
Sublime.
That version of Prokofiev's 6th symphony is a classic one - one of the best versions on disc and I like the shorter accompanying work as well.
"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 #37359 on: April 08, 2021, 05:11:35 AM »
To start with absolutely tonal. Its a ballet and therefore light on her feet, brilliantly orchestrated,  as if a bunch of fairies are visiting the earth, and perfectly fitted to match the Choreography.. Sauguet is a composer almost forgotten, but this he does not deserve. I rate him very highly.

Thanks Harry. I like the 'Expiatoire' Symphony very much and rate the others highly as well.

Now playing:
Roussel: Aeneas ballet (1935).
An atmospheric and poetic score which I'd never heard before. It reminded me a bit of Ravel's 'Daphnis and Chloe'. From the Roussel boxed set posted above. I only really knew symphonies 3 and 4 and a couple of other works and I'm pleased to be investigating more of his music:
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"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).