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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39640 on: May 04, 2021, 05:16:53 PM »
Cross-posted from the Nielsen composer thread:

First listen to these recordings.  Marvelous!  A generous gift to me from John (MI).  Thank you!  ;)

Nielsen

Violin Concerto
Flute Concerto
Clarinet Concerto


Nikolaj Znaider, violin
Robert Langevin, flute
Anthony McGill, clarinet

Alan Gilbert, conducting
New York Philharmonic

DACAPO



I remember that CD being the best one in the set.
TD
Just finished the last CD of Alsop's Prokofiev cycle. This time around, the music did not seem to catch with me at all.
Might be my mood more than anything with conductor or composer.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39641 on: May 04, 2021, 06:25:46 PM »
Another random selection:

Henze
Muses Of Sicily
Joseph Rollino (piano), Paul Sheftel (piano), Rudolf Mauersberger (chorus master)
Dresdner Kreuzchor, Members of the Staatskapelle Dresden
Henze


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39642 on: May 04, 2021, 09:15:57 PM »
Minao Shibata - Improvisation. Pleasant electronic cyclings up and down the frequencies.


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39643 on: May 04, 2021, 09:27:34 PM »
No emails notifications from the states or Europe are coming my way, a Google problem? Have others in the Netherlands or elsewhere this too?
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39644 on: May 04, 2021, 09:39:48 PM »
Reimann - Inane, Monolog Für Sopran Und Orchester. A varied piece with the soprano alternating between singing and speech, and some dramatic instrumental outbursts. I’m finding it absorbing.


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39645 on: May 04, 2021, 09:58:42 PM »
Antonin Reichenauer.

Concertos, Volume II.

Musica Florea on period instruments, Marek Strynel.


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39646 on: May 04, 2021, 10:23:54 PM »
Ivor Gurney: 12 songs.

Not from the folk inspired English song tradition. Deeply personal and admittedly knowing of Gurney's tragic life may be a factor, I found the songs sad and a bit unsettling.

One of note Severn Meadows with words and music written in the trenches by Gurney with the manuscript dated Caulaincourt, March 19 1917.

Frank Howes (who wasn't an admirer of Gurney's songs) wrote "He survived the Great War but it destroyed him".
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39647 on: May 04, 2021, 11:11:44 PM »
Morning listening:



A 2CD set with "The Mass in any mode" performed in four different modes.


PS A happy Liberation Day (WW II) to my countrymen here!  :)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39648 on: May 04, 2021, 11:19:30 PM »
Joachim Raff.

Piano Works, Volume V.
World Premiere recordings

Grande Sonate, opus 14.
Blätter und Blüten, opus 135a, volume 1-4.

Tra Nguyen, Piano. Steinway, D model.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39649 on: May 05, 2021, 12:10:12 AM »
Pre-work listening.
Klami 'Psalmus' - conducted by one of my favourite conductor names!
"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 #39650 on: May 05, 2021, 12:22:51 AM »
An Easter recording that was still in the listening pile:



Though any time is a good time for CPE. This is an inpressive and iconic work.

This was purchased as an upgrade to Herreweghe (Virgin), and it definitely is.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39651 on: May 05, 2021, 12:51:29 AM »
Ivor Gurney: 12 songs.

Not from the folk inspired English song tradition. Deeply personal and admittedly knowing of Gurney's tragic life may be a factor, I found the songs sad and a bit unsettling.

One of note Severn Meadows with words and music written in the trenches by Gurney with the manuscript dated Caulaincourt, March 19 1917.

Frank Howes (who wasn't an admirer of Gurney's songs) wrote "He survived the Great War but it destroyed him".

Did you see the article in the Guardian last weekend about a new investigation into the music Gurney wrote after he was committed to the asylum?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/02/silenced-voice-ivor-gurney-great-war-poet

a very interesting read....... (the recording you highlight is SO GOOD!)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39652 on: May 05, 2021, 01:58:15 AM »
Yes, why not another Domenico Scarlatti binge?  :D

I noticed that last time I covered the first 20 discs, so it's going to be all the way to the finish the coming weeks!



Current incarnation (with downsized booklet):
https://www.amazon.com/Scarlatti-Complete-Sonatas-Scott-Ross/dp/B00IUPNBW6

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39653 on: May 05, 2021, 02:16:33 AM »
Good morning all,

Massenet - Le Cid
Frémaux / CBSO


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39654 on: May 05, 2021, 02:33:22 AM »
Yes, why not another Domenico Scarlatti binge?  :D

I noticed that last time I covered the first 20 discs, so it's going to be all the way to the finish the coming weeks!



Current incarnation (with downsized booklet):
https://www.amazon.com/Scarlatti-Complete-Sonatas-Scott-Ross/dp/B00IUPNBW6

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It is time well spent  :)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39655 on: May 05, 2021, 02:34:49 AM »
Schubert: Sonata for Arpeggione and Piano in A minor, D 821 - Yuri Bashmet viola and Mikhail Muntian piano

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39656 on: May 05, 2021, 02:40:09 AM »
Tchaikovsky
Symphony № 3 in D, Op. 29 « Polish »

NY Phil
Lenny


Believe it or not, the 3rd is my favourite Tchaikovsky symphony along with the 6th.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39657 on: May 05, 2021, 02:41:45 AM »
Of the early symphonies, it appears that I like the Polish least.

And now I see this post.  :'( :'( :'(

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39658 on: May 05, 2021, 03:33:26 AM »
Debussy & Messiaen

Vey curious about the Fauvettes de Hérault.





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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39659 on: May 05, 2021, 03:55:51 AM »
Miaskovsky: Symphony No. 23: Symphony Suite Op. 56 [Svetlanov]





I really like the opening movement with its multiplicity of themes and moods. Equally intriguing is the harmonic writing. His musical language is evolving again around now. The sweeping strings and melodies of the middle movement are also very appealing and I know that I am repeating myself but the woodwind harmonies and themes are exquisite here. There is great drive and energy in the final movement leaving one almost breathless.
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