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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39940 on: May 08, 2021, 04:54:07 PM »
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 - Monteux/VPO



Persichetti: Symphony No. 4, streamed from Qobuz.  Transfer from the new Ormandy Columbia Legacy box of his mono Columbia recordings.



Wordsworth: Orchestral music volume 3, a new Toccata Classics release, also streamed.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39941 on: May 08, 2021, 05:03:02 PM »
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Concerto for 2 Pianos. Percussion & Orchestra, Sz 115
Arthur Gold & Robt Fitzdale, pf
Saul Goodman, timp
Walter Rosenberger, Eden Bailey & Morris Lang, prc

Concerto for Violin & Orchestra № 2, Sz 112
Isaac Stern, vn
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Rhapsody for Violin & Orchestra № 1, Sz 87
Rhapsody for Violin & Orchestra № 2, Sz 90
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39942 on: May 08, 2021, 05:17:32 PM »


Some of the short virtuosic pieces by Saint-Saëns, De Sarasate and some arrangements by Heifetz, Kreisler, Zimbalist and Szigetti.

In parallel, from Hanssler's 4 CD Rabin set
Bach Sonata 3 for solo violin BWV 1005
Beethoven Violin Sonata 8 in G Op 30/3*
Faure Violin Sonata 1 in A Op 13*
Saint-Saens Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso Op 28**
Debussy arr. Roques Le Plus Que Lente***
Prokofiev arr. Heifetz March from Love for Three Oranges***
*Lothar Broddack piano
**Hollywood Bowl SO cond. Felix Slatkin
***Leon Pommers piano
Recording dates range from 1955 to 1962



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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39943 on: May 08, 2021, 06:19:29 PM »
NP:

Henze
Selbst und Zwiegespräche (Monologues and Dialogues)
Franz Halász (guitar), Débora Halász (piano), Sophia Reuter (viola)


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« Reply #39944 on: May 08, 2021, 06:31:10 PM »
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Schreker
Kammersymphonie
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Halffter


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39945 on: May 08, 2021, 06:42:08 PM »
Well it did look fine to me as well and it was an encouragement to explore this set further.The violin Concerto is also very good,I have only the Kyung-Wha Chung recording with that funny cover (laughing)  :)
The viola concerto sound's also very fine,Nigel Kennedy is a very  talented violin player.
I'm pleased with my purchase and I'm curious what there is more in store  .

Excellent to read, Jan. 8)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39946 on: May 08, 2021, 11:13:09 PM »
Morning listening:



Paris based Pierre Certon is not the biggest name amongst Renaissance composers, but his style nicely represents a development towards a more French than Franco-Flemish style.
I like the sober and authentic performances by Vox Cantoris of the mass in full liturgical setting.

I haven't checked availability on streaming services, but definitely worth a listen. :)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39947 on: May 08, 2021, 11:21:45 PM »
I'm listening to downloads on presto classical first Josquin the Golden years of Renaissance real darn good and the new Beauty Farm on Fra Bernardo Pierre DE la Rue Masses vol 2. wow killing releases amen to this QUE please check it out, Mandryka I want your point of  view on new Pierre DE la Rue Masses Beauty Farm volume 2.

I was impressed by their previous recording of De La Rue masses, so I would be eagerly looking forward to another installment!  :)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39948 on: May 08, 2021, 11:40:39 PM »
Arnold Symphony No. 1 and Symphony No. 5, Handley conducting the RPO




Sarge
Those are my two favourite Arnold symphonies (+No.6)

Now playing (on my new CD player  :))
Madetoja: Symphony No.1
Finnish Radio SO/Leif Segerstam
Segerstam is very good in this repertoire.
Symphony No. 2 is the best but I like all the Madetoja symphonies:
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39949 on: May 08, 2021, 11:57:59 PM »
Good morning all,

Earlier, closed my first full traversal of the Stott Fauré set with some remaining Nocturnes.

That will be one of my top purchases of the year when we get to that time of the year  :)



Now :

Continuation of Corelli's Concerto Grossi Op.6
(Ensemble 415).

Superb.

Olivier

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39950 on: May 09, 2021, 12:02:57 AM »


Thankyou sir!
My tolerance for images of shepherdesses frolicking with fauns was wearing very thin ...  :o

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39951 on: May 09, 2021, 12:04:29 AM »
Superb fun and lots of lyrical listening on a Saturday afternoon.  I see there is a Gounod box set, isn't that interesting...? A French reviewer on Amazon wholeheartedly recommends it : "Coffret avec toutes les oeuvres majeures, bien plus chères à acquérir séparément, qui plus est, dans de bonnes interprétations, dont à recommander sans aucune réserve."  Edit: But, it looks like I'm covered there already with individual issues.  His symphonies, btw, are well worthy of attention.

You should try his SQs too.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39952 on: May 09, 2021, 12:05:10 AM »
Thankyou sir!
My tolerance for images of shepherdesses frolicking with fauns was wearing very thin ...  :o

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39953 on: May 09, 2021, 12:13:17 AM »
Remaining in France, but later in time:


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39954 on: May 09, 2021, 01:11:37 AM »
CPE Bach: Concerto for Cello, Two Violins, Viola and Basso Wq 172 [Café Zimmermann]





The first movement flows along very well on a steady and strong undercurrent of a prominent rhythmic pattern. The slow movement is a well crafted piece of music that is very forward looking in its tone, sentiments and musical language, to my mind. The final movement is a sparkling affair and is full of exuberance.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39955 on: May 09, 2021, 01:33:21 AM »
Medtner, 3 Romances (op.3)



Apparently the first album to have the entire opus together. And darn they sound like good songs.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39956 on: May 09, 2021, 01:47:53 AM »
Pejacevic, 6 Fantasy Pieces (op.17)



The liner notes regard these as Pejacevic's first mature compositions. And with advocacy like they get on this album they are certainly worth hearing.
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« Reply #39957 on: May 09, 2021, 02:10:09 AM »
Scenes I

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #39958 on: May 09, 2021, 02:31:53 AM »
Vivaldi Concerto in D RV 208 "Il Grosso Mogul"
Hard to breathe new life into Vivaldi, but Kopatchinskaja gives it her best shot, exploring the limits of audibility in the process.

Warning: the whole album interleaves Vivaldi with new commissions in complementary style.   :-\  Interesting for a one-off, but that's about it.


Vivaldi Concerti (and other commissioned stuff) - Kopatchinskaja, Il Giardino Armonico, Antonini

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
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