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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40520 on: May 17, 2021, 04:37:41 PM »
I can say with confidence that you’ll enjoy Ligeti’s music. Give Atmosphères, Lontano or Clouds and Clouds a listen first. These works seem to bring many first-time listeners into his sound-world rather quickly.

I had trouble with those at first; the Etudes and the String Quartets were the works that linked me to his music.
But whichever entrance you pick, Ligeti is well worth it.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40521 on: May 17, 2021, 04:43:49 PM »
I had trouble with those at first; the Etudes and the String Quartets were the works that linked me to his music.
But whichever entrance you pick, Ligeti is well worth it.

True, the Etudes are especially welcoming I think. The SQs perhaps less so, but this of course doesn’t mean they won’t hook someone.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40522 on: May 17, 2021, 05:15:45 PM »
First-Listen Monday

Henze
Nachtstucke und Arien
Claudia Barainsky, soprano
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln
Stenz




I think this is a work that Rafael (ritter) had objections to, but, honestly, I find it to be lovely. Top-notch performance, too. This isn’t far removed from Berg or K. A. Hartmann.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40523 on: May 17, 2021, 05:59:01 PM »
LvB Overtures—not my favorite disc in the set. Not the composer's fault: it's just that the programming of the CD coincides with Stuff that WCRB Classical Boston overplays.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40524 on: May 17, 2021, 07:16:31 PM »
NP:

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Concerto for Orchestra No. 1, “Naughty Limericks”
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Ellington meets Shostakovich...this is what this sounds like it. Pretty cool work.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40525 on: May 17, 2021, 07:36:19 PM »
NP:

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Concerto for Orchestra No. 1, “Naughty Limericks”
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Ellington meets Shostakovich...this is what this sounds like it. Pretty cool work.

Interesting. I will look for the recording!

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40526 on: May 17, 2021, 09:09:31 PM »
Interesting. I will look for the recording!

Good luck. It’s been OOP for a long time.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40527 on: May 17, 2021, 09:42:58 PM »
Morning listening on Spotify:



http://www.classical.net/music/recs/reviews/r/ram00706a.php

http://www.musica-dei-donum.org/cd_reviews/Ramee_RAM0706_1201_1206.html

Definitely worthwhile a listen on a quiet morning.  :)

Particularly recommended for lovers of the transverse flute.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40528 on: May 17, 2021, 10:19:15 PM »
An excellent Bax disc. I like the Festival Overture as well.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40529 on: May 17, 2021, 10:20:43 PM »
Alwyn all the way.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40530 on: May 17, 2021, 11:02:40 PM »
Alwyn all the way.


That is IMO the best version of Symphony No.2 and was my first encounter with Alwyn's music. Lyrita's Alwyn LP covers were much more interesting than their Bax LP series.

Now playing - Taneyev's Symphony No.2 (my favourite of his 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 #40531 on: May 17, 2021, 11:38:49 PM »
Lopes-Graca, 'The Tragic History of the Sea' (1942-43, revised 1960).
Arrived (second-hand) yesterday. This is marvellously atmospheric stuff, with something of the atmosphere of Novak's 'The Storm and Zemlinsky's 'The Mermaid':
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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 #40532 on: May 18, 2021, 12:12:32 AM »
A new (to me) Late Romantic composer.



This First is not bad at all: youthful, fresh, energetic, full of zest for life and catchy tunes. The filler is atmospheric and impressionistic. A nice disc, the first in a series I will explore chronologically.



Peterson-Berger's piano music is right up my alley: deceptively simple, bittersweet and melodious. Ditto.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40533 on: May 18, 2021, 12:47:03 AM »
A new (to me) Late Romantic composer.



This First is not bad at all: youthful, fresh, energetic, full of zest for life and catchy tunes. The filler is atmospheric and impressionistic. A nice disc, the first in a series I will explore chronologically.



Peterson-Berger's piano music is right up my alley: deceptively simple, bittersweet and melodious. Ditto.
Peterson-Berger's 2nd, 3rd and 5th symphonies are all excellent IMO.
"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 #40534 on: May 18, 2021, 12:54:13 AM »
Good morning all,

Ariosti - Stockholm Sonatas Vol. II




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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40535 on: May 18, 2021, 01:03:04 AM »
Peterson-Berger's piano music is right up my alley: deceptively simple, bittersweet and melodious. Ditto.
The three suites of Frösöblomster performed by Noriko Ogawa (BIS) are what I'm mainly familiar with. It's Swedish Grieg, but none the worse for that, I suppose.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40536 on: May 18, 2021, 01:32:28 AM »
The three suites of Frösöblomster performed by Noriko Ogawa (BIS) are what I'm mainly familiar with. It's Swedish Grieg, but none the worse for that, I suppose.

That's what I have:



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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40537 on: May 18, 2021, 01:37:50 AM »
Sivelöv seems equally good in this repertoire; I only have the Ogawa one specifically because I went through a phase of collecting her recordings. The pieces are hard to get wrong, as far as I can tell.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40538 on: May 18, 2021, 01:57:07 AM »
Good morning all,

Ariosti - Stockholm Sonatas Vol. II



I like that series! :)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40539 on: May 18, 2021, 02:07:20 AM »
I like that series! :)

I have yet to discover Vol. III but the first two volumes are gorgeous music so far.

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