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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39620 on: May 04, 2021, 09:06:53 AM »
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Der Zwerg, Op. 17
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39621 on: May 04, 2021, 09:34:44 AM »
Tchaikovsky
Symphony № 1 in g minor , Op. 13 « Winter Daydreams »
Symphony № 2 in c minor , Op. 17 « Little Russian »

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Lenny


I like this better than the Markevich/LSO recording, even though I have not listened to the Markevich in months: because as I listen to this, I feel that I love the g minor Symphony, which is (frankly) a first. I'm going right back to listen to it again, also a first.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39622 on: May 04, 2021, 09:57:50 AM »
A first listen:

Weinberg
Symphony № 3 in b minor, Op. 45 (1949)


That reminds me, I need to spend more time with this cycle..

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Weinberg
Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3
Gothenburg Symphony
Svedlund

Symphony No. 2
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Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla


 
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39623 on: May 04, 2021, 10:44:01 AM »
NP:

Scriabin
Preludes, Op. 11
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From this marvelous set:

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39624 on: May 04, 2021, 11:17:37 AM »
That reminds me, I need to spend more time with this cycle..

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Weinberg
Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3
Gothenburg Symphony
Svedlund

Symphony No. 2
CBSO
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla


 

After finding myself enthusiastic over the first three, Karlo, I'm a bit let down to report that Nos. 4 & 5 seem to leave me cold ....

Thread Duty:

Jumping out of order to revisit this disc, esp. for the Harris:

Dvořák
Symphony № 9 in e minor , Op. 95 « From the New World »

Harris
Symphony № 3
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39625 on: May 04, 2021, 11:32:20 AM »
After finding myself enthusiastic over the first three, Karlo, I'm a bit let down to report that Nos. 4 & 5 seem to leave me cold ....

I think Weinberg’s 5th is his greatest symphony, but the 3rd and 6th are on par with it. Keep trying the 5th, Karl. Do listen to the Kondrashin performance (if you haven’t already). I find the later symphonies basically all seem to run together for me. Not a whole lot of distinction between them.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39626 on: May 04, 2021, 11:49:20 AM »
It was my first Miaskovsky Symphony experience Fergus (on an HMV/Melodiya LP, bought with a birthday record token). I liked the Svetlanov 'Festive Poem' as well:



Well, no wonder you were hooked instantly, Jeffrey.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39627 on: May 04, 2021, 11:50:17 AM »
Unbelievable, it seems like a different life. Yesterday I ordered a DVD of a television series that until recently was only available with considerable cuts. Yesterday I discovered that there is now a full edition. Hopefully the picture quality is okay too. 

The old one

Mit meinen heißen Tränen (1986)

   


The new one

   (two DVD's)


 
It's one of the highlights I've ever seen on television, beautifully filmed and finally fully available.

I am afraid that it is only available in the German language and probably without subtitles, it is of great class, poignant scenes as when the end of his life is approaching and his mental faculties start to play tricks on him.

I hope that you like it Jan  :)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39628 on: May 04, 2021, 11:55:06 AM »
I hope that you like it Jan  :)


Thank you Fergus,I sure will and I look forward to see it again for the first time in this complete edition in 35 years. :)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39629 on: May 04, 2021, 12:04:33 PM »
That reminds me, I need to spend more time with this cycle..

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Weinberg
Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3
Gothenburg Symphony
Svedlund

Symphony No. 2
CBSO
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla


 
I was fortunate enough to see Weinberg's 3rd Symphony at the Proms a while back.

Now playing - Miaskovsky 'Alastor' Symphonic Poem after Shelley (1914) - dedicated to Prokofiev and premiered by Serge Koussevitsky:
"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 #39630 on: May 04, 2021, 12:08:50 PM »
After finding myself enthusiastic over the first three, Karlo, I'm a bit let down to report that Nos. 4 & 5 seem to leave me cold ....

Thread Duty:

Jumping out of order to revisit this disc, esp. for the Harris:

Dvořák
Symphony № 9 in e minor , Op. 95 « From the New World »

Harris
Symphony № 3
NY Phil
Lenny

Best performance of the Harris Symphony 3 IMO.
I agree with John about Weinberg's 5th Symphony, but to realise it's stature you need to hear Kondrashin's performance (Melodiya/Russian Disc). I also found 4 a bit of a let down but 1,3,5 and 6 are great works:
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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).

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39631 on: May 04, 2021, 12:19:24 PM »
David Matthews Symphony No. 8

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39632 on: May 04, 2021, 12:39:48 PM »
Dear  GmG members tonight I am listening to Adam DE la Halle, 1951 release on Archive Production, Peter Abelard on Reflexes records (German import), Abbess Hildegarde von Bingen on Hyperion.

So I'm spinning LP's tonight of ancient lore  key composer
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39633 on: May 04, 2021, 01:02:32 PM »
Written by my friend Ivan Moody:

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39634 on: May 04, 2021, 01:30:17 PM »
...What is your opinion about the recording Momo Kodama made from Vingt regards?

Sorry for the delay but I had to listen to a bit of the Kodama recording before responding.



Hers is just one of several very fine renditions of this wonderful suite of music.  I listened to some extracts and really enjoyed what I heard.  However my first reaction (before listening, just now) was that Momo Kodama is not a great fit for the Vingt Regards.  It's quite different from the Catalogue d'Oiseaux where she excels with her crystalline technique. 
Listening though, I felt that she was much better than I expected/remembered.  However eventually, on impulse, I switched to another recording I have, by (a young) Anton Batagov - and that was a revelation, a more 'romantic' approach which seems to me to suit this music better.  (NB this Melodiya recording is now over 30 years old, but it doesn't show.)



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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39635 on: May 04, 2021, 01:47:32 PM »
More Sallinen before bedtime...
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39636 on: May 04, 2021, 02:45:19 PM »


An original and stimulating program of chamber music by this amazing composer. 2 works for string quartet and 2 for string quintet (w. 2 violas).

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39637 on: May 04, 2021, 02:55:32 PM »
Some selections from this recording:

Don’t forget your four A’s, folks: Alex, Arnie, Alban and Anton


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39638 on: May 04, 2021, 03:09:42 PM »
First-Listen Tuesday

Schulhoff
Serenade, Op. 18
Brno State PO
Yinon




This work sounds like a pastiche of Haydn and Janáček. There are some individual touches here and there, but this isn't a memorable work.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39639 on: May 04, 2021, 03:25:48 PM »
Tchaikovsky
Symphony № 3 in D, Op. 29 « Polish »

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