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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #41980 on: June 12, 2021, 06:51:39 AM »


Historical Recordings
Stravinsky conducting
Excerpts from The Firebird [recorded Paris November 1928]
Suite from Petrouchka [recorded London June 1928]
Suite from L'Histoire du Soldat [recorded Paris May 1932]
Originally released on Columbia (so those like Karl who have The Big Stravinsky Box should find them there) but remastered for this set--and remastered very well, since the sound is much closer to 1950 mono than 1930 mono.

This morning the second CD of historical recordings, with the composer conducting

The Rite of Spring Paris 1929
Symphony of Psalms Paris 1931
Les Noces (sung in English!) London 1934

As before Columbia recordings remastered by Warner for this set, but the upgrade in sonics is not as obvious with this CD

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The sound on Les Noces is much better than that on the other two works.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #41981 on: June 12, 2021, 07:03:43 AM »


Historical Recordings
Stravinsky conducting
Excerpts from The Firebird [recorded Paris November 1928]
Suite from Petrouchka [recorded London June 1928]
Suite from L'Histoire du Soldat [recorded Paris May 1932]
Originally released on Columbia (so those like Karl who have The Big Stravinsky Box should find them there) but remastered for this set--and remastered very well, since the sound is much closer to 1950 mono than 1930 mono.

Sweet!
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #41982 on: June 12, 2021, 07:06:12 AM »
Jack Gallagher: Orchestral Music. Fascinating music, average performance/representation.

I studied with Jack at Wooster. Wonderful man!
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #41983 on: June 12, 2021, 07:15:43 AM »
Disc 76: Rhapsodies

Liszt
Hungarian Rhapsody № 1, S. 359 № 1
Hungarian Rhapsody № 4, S. 359 № 4

Enescu
Romanian Rhapsody № 1 in A, Op. 11 № 1

Brahms
Hungarian Dance № 5 in f# minor
Hungarian Dance № 6 in Db

“Wolferl”
German Dance in C, K. 605 № 3 « The Sleighride »

Liszt
Les Préludes, S. 97

Dinicu
Hora Staccato

Wolf-Ferrari
Intermezzo II from I gioielli della Madonna

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #41984 on: June 12, 2021, 07:51:44 AM »
I studied with Jack at Wooster. Wonderful man!

Wow!  :) :) :)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #41985 on: June 12, 2021, 08:06:58 AM »
Disc 77: Overtures

“Wolferl”
Le nozze di Figaro

Nicolai

Die lustige Weiben von Windsor

Rezniček

Donna Diana

Joh. Strauss II
Die Fledermaus
Der Zigeunerbaron

Thomas
Mignon

von Weber
Der Freischütz
Euryanthe
Oberon


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #41986 on: June 12, 2021, 08:19:19 AM »
Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darüber muss man schweigen

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #41987 on: June 12, 2021, 08:57:04 AM »
Vanhal, Johann - String Quartets on the three recordings below; there are 15 works w/ 3 duplications so only a dozen of the apparently 100 or so string quartets written by him - not much more is available and his list of compositions, many unpublished, is quite incomplete.  Dave :)

   


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #41988 on: June 12, 2021, 10:25:01 AM »
Couperin, F: Intégrale Des Livres De Pièces De Clavecin 1-4 • Ordres 1-27 [Baumont]





Troisième Livre de Pieces de Clavecin 

I really like this Livre. It feels different and I get a sense of the inventive and experimental with it. I also like the sound of the instrument used which is recorded in a pleasant, warm acoustic.
 
At over two hours of listening this is another big listening commitment. One has to take these things on an intermittent and periodic basis.  ;)  :)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #41989 on: June 12, 2021, 10:33:43 AM »
Actually, Bělohlávek has only one complete symphony cycle and it’s with the BBC SO on the Onyx label. The Chandos and Supraphon recordings are incomplete --- on Chandos he recorded the 1st and the 4th through the 6th. On Supraphon, he’s done the 1st and the 3rd through the 6th. I like all of his performances, but I’ll have to give the edge to the BBC SO cycle just because I think they’re great performances, but also for it’s consistency. Another cycle I like a lot is Neeme Järvi’s cycle on BIS with the Bamberg SO. These aren’t as hard-hitting as Thomson’s, but I think he is able to achieve more lyricism than Thomson, which is quite important. The Neumann cycle is just too leisurely for my tastes, but I do think he nailed the 2nd, 3rd and 5th symphonies, which aren’t always easy to pull off. Anyway, Bělohlávek and Järvi would be the cycles I’d recommend over all of the others and there’s quite a few out there nowadays.

This is the version that I have of that set and it was my introduction to Martinu's symphonies:



I have owned it for many years and never felt the need to go beyond it, because I felt that it was so good, until the opportunity to acquire the Thompson set came up recently.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #41990 on: June 12, 2021, 10:37:02 AM »



The Strauss Horn Concertos are, for me, two fine works, John.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #41991 on: June 12, 2021, 12:06:29 PM »
Credendum (An Article of Faith), for orchestra

A vibrant and solemn work with very cool rhythmic passages. I definitely find very compelling how Schuman wrote for the timpani, and that's noticeable here.

Give us something else; give us something new; for Heaven's sake give us something bad, so long as we feel we are alive and active and not just passive admirers of tradition!

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #41992 on: June 12, 2021, 12:30:54 PM »
Sibelius Symphony 6 and 7. Two fine performances from the first complete recorded cycle of the Sibelius symphonies. This is one of my favourite Sibelius symphonies set:
"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 #41993 on: June 12, 2021, 12:34:59 PM »
Good morning all,

Holst - A Choral Symphony.

A first listen methinks.


One of my very favourite works by Holst - especially that performance.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #41994 on: June 12, 2021, 12:38:43 PM »
I am blessed this year with divers maladies, but this last one will prevent me from listening at least a week. I had some loss of hearing in the upper frequencies, especially the left ear, wich also gave me pain. Checking this morning with my doc, turns out that both ears have a smear prop, quite large, she could only see a half moon of my membrane, and there was a slight infection in my left ear because of it. I got the proverbial drops, to make the infection less insistent, and the other ear I will use some olive oil to get the stuff soft, for Monday afternoon she will flush both ears, and my hearing should be back to normal. Which would be fine, for I decided to buy an Esoteric player, and fase the Nu-Vista out. But I also have to rebuild the electrics in both office and listening room, also, so that will keep me occupied for at least a week.
Just to know for all that might be interested.
Cheers.

PS. That will not keep me from ordering some new exciting things this weekend at JPC :laugh:
Sorry to hear this Harry and hoping that your hearing improves soon.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #41995 on: June 12, 2021, 12:59:48 PM »
Now Playing:




Mozart: Symphony #41 in C, K 551, "Jupiter"


Rene Jacobs leading this performance - very nice... :)
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Under the sea
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In the shade

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #41996 on: June 12, 2021, 02:05:27 PM »
Couperin, F: Intégrale Des Livres De Pièces De Clavecin 1-4 • Ordres 1-27 [Baumont]





Troisième Livre de Pieces de Clavecin 

I really like this Livre. It feels different and I get a sense of the inventive and experimental with it. I also like the sound of the instrument used which is recorded in a pleasant, warm acoustic.
 
At over two hours of listening this is another big listening commitment. One has to take these things on an intermittent and periodic basis.  ;) :)


Beauty, Fergus!
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #41997 on: June 12, 2021, 02:21:07 PM »
Disc 77: Overtures

“Wolferl”
Le nozze di Figaro

Nicolai

Die lustige Weiben von Windsor

Rezniček

Donna Diana

Joh. Strauss II
Die Fledermaus
Der Zigeunerbaron

Thomas
Mignon

von Weber
Der Freischütz
Euryanthe
Oberon


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Lenny

After listening to this, and noting the duration of some of the Overtures, I have listened afresh to my Overture to White Nights. In the past I sometimes suffered doubt that perhaps my Overture might be too long. After a good while, I decided that, no, the duration is just fine. Today I note that my Overture runs about the same as that for Der Freischütz, and only excepting the fact that a MIDI realization is inherently unsatisfying (and for that reason tiresome), I think my piece makes good company for von Weber's.

And now:

Disc 78: [More] Overtures [Plus]

Mendelssohn
Ruy Blas, Op. 95
Die Hebriden, Op. 26

Schubert
Des Teufels Lustschlos, D.84 (Seems like a first listen for me!)

Schumann
Manfred, Op.115
Genoveva, Op.81

von Weber
Invitation to the Dance, Op.65 (arr. Berlioz)

Humperdinck
Children's Prayer from Hänsel und Gretel

Wolf-Ferrari
Il segreto di Susanna

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #41998 on: June 12, 2021, 02:41:37 PM »


Richard Wagner: Preludes from Der fliegende Holländer, Tannhäuser, Lohengrin, etc. Daniel Barenboim, Chicago Symphony Orchestra


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #41999 on: June 12, 2021, 04:53:58 PM »
This is very nice!
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