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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42120 on: June 14, 2021, 01:38:07 PM »

Violin Concerto

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42121 on: June 14, 2021, 01:50:45 PM »
NP:

Dvořák
In Nature’s Realm, Op. 91
Carnival, Op. 92
Othello, Op. 93

LSO
Kertész


From this outstanding remastered set that is now OOP and quite expensive:



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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42122 on: June 14, 2021, 02:06:49 PM »


Really enjoyed the Barber, and liked the Scriabin so much decided to listen to it again:



This recording isn't as transparent as the Reference recording, but makes up for it in heft and shear sound of the orchestra.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42123 on: June 14, 2021, 02:12:59 PM »


Really enjoyed the Barber, and liked the Scriabin so much decided to listen to it again:



This recording isn't as transparent as the Reference recording, but makes up for it in heft and shear sound of the orchestra.

I have yet to hear one recording from Stern that I enjoy. Muti’s Scriabin, on the other hand, is fiery and seething in intensity the way Scriabin ought to be performed, IMHO.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42124 on: June 14, 2021, 02:15:09 PM »


Richard Wetz: Symphony No.2 in A major, op.47; Kleist Overture, op.16. Werner Andreas Albert, Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz

Wow, I'm really enjoying this disc. I don't often go for the "unsung late Romantics", but there is something in Wetz's music that speaks to me. Clearly, he drew much influence from the music of Anton Bruckner, but there is maybe something more intimate or even sentimental in Wetz's melodicism, and perhaps more early 20th century color to his orchestral pallet. I would love to hear more, though little has been recorded.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42125 on: June 14, 2021, 02:36:22 PM »
Maiden-Listen Mondays!

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Tango and Foxtrot

Love this!
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42126 on: June 14, 2021, 03:16:34 PM »
I'm in!

Maiden-Listen Mondays!

Skalkottas
Largo Sinfonico from Suite № 2, AK 4
Vn Cto, AK 22
Georgios Demertzis, vn
Malmö Symphony
Christodoulou


Coincidentally, just listening to a disc of string quartets by one of Skalkottas’ teachers, Paul Juon.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42127 on: June 14, 2021, 03:24:10 PM »
Coincidentally, just listening to a disc of string quartets by one of Skalkottas’ teachers, Paul Juon.

Nice!

For me now:

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42128 on: June 14, 2021, 03:25:26 PM »
Britten: Violin Concerto (Augustin Hadelich / Detroit Symphony Orchestra / Jukka-Pekka Saraste, live recording March 24, 2018) - Rhetorical query: Is there anything Hadelich can't play?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lBxwqAbl1c

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42129 on: June 14, 2021, 03:30:16 PM »
Scelsi - Anahit.



I have this CD and it's good!

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42130 on: June 14, 2021, 03:40:01 PM »
“Papa”
Symphony № 99 in Eb, Hob. I/99 « Le Chat »
The Hobbit, & al.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42131 on: June 14, 2021, 03:43:23 PM »
That Dukas piece is very rare, what recording is it on?

It's on this CD. A very fine piece with a heroic quality to it.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42132 on: June 14, 2021, 03:54:08 PM »
Yes, shorter with cuts (and fast interpretation). Good idea.  :D

-1 for the cuts.  :)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42133 on: June 14, 2021, 03:55:39 PM »
Afternoon!



Viola Sonata #1

The Viola Sonata (arr. from his Clarinet Sonata) is a real stunner. I dare to say it sounds better on the viola.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42134 on: June 14, 2021, 03:56:57 PM »


Richard Wetz: Symphony No.2 in A major, op.47; Kleist Overture, op.16. Werner Andreas Albert, Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz

Wow, I'm really enjoying this disc. I don't often go for the "unsung late Romantics", but there is something in Wetz's music that speaks to me. Clearly, he drew much influence from the music of Anton Bruckner, but there is maybe something more intimate or even sentimental in Wetz's melodicism, and perhaps more early 20th century color to his orchestral pallet. I would love to hear more, though little has been recorded.

That's my favorite symphony by Wetz. I love all of them, but to these ears the 2nd is the most cohesive of the bunch.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42135 on: June 14, 2021, 04:51:19 PM »
NP:

Dvořák
String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major, Op. 51 (B. 92) "Slavonic"
Panocha Quartet


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42136 on: June 14, 2021, 04:59:19 PM »



Looks like a poster for a 3-way Fight Night. Who will win? (just kidding we all know who wins)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42137 on: June 14, 2021, 05:55:48 PM »
Halffter: Rapsodia Portuguesa for piano and orchestra
Guarnieri: Chôro for violin and orchestra
Howells: Fantasia for cello and orchestra


The Halffter and the Guarnieri left me astounded by the inventiveness of the music. Time well spent with them. The Howells, with its pastoral mood, was good too, but not as remarkable as the others.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42138 on: June 14, 2021, 06:55:55 PM »
Kodály: Sonata for solo cello

This work has its reputation very well gained. One of the crowning achievements for solo cello music. The performance is just flawless.




Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2

The 1st movement possesses a sort of bittersweet lyricism, whilst the 2nd one is sweeter, even tender. I didn't recall how magical that movement is. The final movement contains the pyrotechnics of the whole work, but it's the least interesting overall.




Delius: In a Summer Garden

This performance opened my ears to this subtle and evocative composition. It's much better than I thought. Refinement aplenty.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42139 on: June 14, 2021, 07:12:36 PM »
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2

The 1st movement possesses a sort of bittersweet lyricism, whilst the 2nd one is sweeter, even tender. I didn't recall how magical that movement is. The final movement contains the pyrotechnics of the whole work, but it's the least interesting overall.




Delius: In a Summer Garden

This performance opened my ears to this subtle and evocative composition. It's much better than I thought. Refinement aplenty.



Thumbs up to both! I heartily concur.
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