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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40580 on: May 18, 2021, 02:17:14 PM »
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Symphony № 2, « The Age of Anxiety »
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Serenade, after Plato's Symposium
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40581 on: May 18, 2021, 02:36:30 PM »
This afternoon


Essentially a pasticcio with which Vivaldi had a tenous relationship. May have written a bit of the music. May have arranged the interpolated arias. May have merely approved of it. May have not even known it exists. (He did write an opera to the libretto and with the title used here, but that score has been lost. This score derives from it, very much altered.)

Ignoring the subject of its link to Vivaldi, it's a 2 hour session of nice Baroque opera.

Now
CD2


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40582 on: May 18, 2021, 02:53:34 PM »
String Quartets 1 and 2

A brief first quartet that didn't leave me indifferent, but the 2nd quartet is certainly impressive. Its two slow movements (2nd and 4th movements) contain some deep and touching music. These works look promising.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40583 on: May 18, 2021, 03:08:10 PM »
And for me:

Lenny
Symphony № 2, « The Age of Anxiety »
Philippe Entremont, pf

Facsimile, Choreographic Essay for Orchestra
NY Phil
Lenny



I had forgotten how good Facsimile is.

Very nice, Karl. 8) Yeah, Facsimile is a great piece. I should revisit that one as well.

But for now:

Bruckner
Symphony No. 6 in A major, WAB 106
Staatskapelle Dresden
Haitink




I think one of the keys to getting this symphony to sound right or at least right to my ears lies within that massive Adagio. If there’s any hesitation or some kind of wrong step, this whole organism could simply fall apart. The next test would be those rhythms in the Scherzo.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40584 on: May 18, 2021, 03:25:07 PM »
Janáček: Sinfonietta (Ančerl / Czech Philharmonic Orchestra) - From 1980, a version with the Netherlands Dance Theatre, choreographed by Jiří Kylián. A little more conservative than I expected, given the choreographer, but still pretty great. The final minutes are stunning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p77tfnqXOzY

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40585 on: May 18, 2021, 04:51:49 PM »
First-Listen Tuesday

Strauss
Friedenstag, Op. 81
Tom Martinsen (tenor), Deborah Voigt (soprano), Sabine Brohm (soprano), Alfred Reiter (bass), Sami Luttinen (baritone), Jochen Kupfer (baritone), Albert Dohmen (baritone), Sami Luttinen (bass), Attila Jun (bass), Jürgen Commichau (bass), Jochen Schmeckenbecher (baritone), Jon Villars (tenor), Matthias Henneberg (baritone), André Eckert (bass), Rafael Harnisch (tenor), Johan Botha (tenor), Norbert Klesse (bass), Ekkehard Pansa (bass), Matthias Brauer (chorus master)
Chor der Staatsoper Dresden
Staatskapelle Dresden
Sinopoli


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40586 on: May 18, 2021, 05:44:56 PM »
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40587 on: May 18, 2021, 06:06:02 PM »
CDs 12 and 13: ClavierUbung III, Canonic Variations on Von Himmel Hoch, and 3 Preludes and Fugues


[Amazon doesn't seem to list the re-issues. I have the one with the fun cover, with Frederick the Great chasing the King of Saxony]

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40588 on: May 18, 2021, 09:50:01 PM »
The Alwyn 2nd is a fine symphony indeed.

I did find it amusing that Alwyn is quoted as saying that he is not interested in melody, only structure. A huge contradiction as the 1st Quartet contains in the second part of the slow movement a melody that rivals that of the corresponding movements of the quartets of Borodin 2nd and Tchaikovsky 1st.
Interesting Lol. I have a CD of Alwyn's SQs but hardly know them. I must investigate them.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40589 on: May 18, 2021, 09:58:08 PM »
And for me:

Lenny
Symphony № 2, « The Age of Anxiety »
Philippe Entremont, pf

Facsimile, Choreographic Essay for Orchestra
NY Phil
Lenny


I had forgotten how good Facsimile is.
Facsimile is one of my favourite works by Bernstein.

Now playing:
Ippolitov-Ivanov - Caucasian Sketches.
This is as good a performance as I have heard - warm-hearted and beautifully recorded.
I fished this CD out (not sure that I've played it before  ::)) for Rimsky-Korsakov's 'Russian Easter Festival Overture', following recent discussion here but I decided to play it right through, with much pleasure:
Glinka: Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla
Ippolitov-Ivanov (as above)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture (also a very fine performance and recording)
Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini
Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
A nice programme of 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 #40590 on: May 18, 2021, 10:18:54 PM »
String Quartets 1 and 2

A brief first quartet that didn't leave me indifferent, but the 2nd quartet is certainly impressive. Its two slow movements (2nd and 4th movements) contain some deep and touching music. These works look promising.



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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40591 on: May 18, 2021, 10:22:02 PM »
Morning listening:


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40592 on: May 18, 2021, 10:26:16 PM »
Interesting Lol. I have a CD of Alwyn's SQs but hardly know them. I must investigate them.

I find Alwyn's chamber music a tougher nut then his orchestral music Jeffrey but not the 1st Quartet. The theme I alluded to is magical.

More Alwyn: 3rd Symphony, Violin Concerto and String Trio.

 
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40593 on: May 18, 2021, 10:41:20 PM »


This is shaping up to becoming one of my favorite Das Lied performances. Certainly up there with Baker/King/Haitink and Ludwig/Wunderlich/Klemperer.
You mentioned my two absolute favorites there.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40594 on: May 18, 2021, 10:54:52 PM »
David Diamond: Symphony No.3 (in memory of his parents, 1945)
A truly inspiriting work and IMO one of the greatest American symphonies:
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40595 on: May 18, 2021, 11:36:22 PM »
Cerha: Cello Concerto



Despite the composers reputation (he completed Berg's Lulu), the work is accessible and enjoyable.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40596 on: May 18, 2021, 11:51:05 PM »
I find Alwyn's chamber music a tougher nut then his orchestral music Jeffrey but not the 1st Quartet. The theme I alluded to is magical.

More Alwyn: 3rd Symphony, Violin Concerto and String Trio.

 
That CD featuring the Third Symphony and the Violin Concerto is, IMO, one of the great Alwyn discs Lol. John Ireland thought that Alwyn's 3rd Symphony was the greatest British symphony since Elgar. That might be overstating it a bit and seems a bit harsh on VW and Walton, not to mention Bax, but it is a fine work. I have a CD featuring the premiere performance under Beecham. I know that I drone on about it but the neglect of Alwyn's beautiful, moving, memorable and approachable Violin Concerto mystifies me.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40597 on: May 18, 2021, 11:51:51 PM »
Cerha: Cello Concerto



Despite the composers reputation (he completed Berg's Lulu), the work is accessible and enjoyable.
Sounds interesting!
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40598 on: May 19, 2021, 12:09:45 AM »
Good morning all,

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #40599 on: May 19, 2021, 12:20:33 AM »
Good morning all,


And to you, Olivier!

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