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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49480 on: September 15, 2021, 06:14:58 AM »
Jose Miguel Moreno on Baroque lute in the David Kellner (1670-1748) recording and on vihuela in the Luys Milan (c. 1500-1561) disc - Dave :)

 

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49481 on: September 15, 2021, 06:17:43 AM »
Now playing this entire recording:

"When a man is in despair, it means that he still believes in something." - Dmitri Shostakovich

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49482 on: September 15, 2021, 06:22:07 AM »


And this makes it sound complicated, it loses the charm of Savall while gaining in tension and variety. I dislike everything I’ve ever heard from Phantasm I think, including concerts in London.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49483 on: September 15, 2021, 06:29:06 AM »
Now playing this entire recording:



One of the discs I have ordered.  :)

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« Reply #49484 on: September 15, 2021, 06:32:18 AM »
One of the discs I have ordered.  :)

 8)

It sounds great so far, Ray.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49485 on: September 15, 2021, 06:32:42 AM »
Is that perhaps a modern digital portrait?

Yes, I'm sure you're right. Certainly eye-catching, though I suppose if they start appearing everywhere they could get old quickly.

I have the 2 individual CDs released in 2018 and 2019.  They're very good. But I also have the Hyperion set of the complete lieder so the full set doesn't tempt me.

I'm sure that Hyperion set's very good. It also has the distinct advantage of having translations for all the songs.


Spun here:



Palmgren: Kevät (Spring), Op. 27, "Toukokuu" (May)

Jouni Somero (piano)



This is the first Palmgren I've heard, and I liked it quite a lot. In the conservative part of the spectrum but with a distinct voice.

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« Reply #49486 on: September 15, 2021, 07:18:02 AM »
Yes, I'm sure you're right. Certainly eye-catching, though I suppose if they start appearing everywhere they could get old quickly.

I'm sure that Hyperion set's very good. It also has the distinct advantage of having translations for all the songs.


Spun here:



Palmgren: Kevät (Spring), Op. 27, "Toukokuu" (May)

Jouni Somero (piano)



This is the first Palmgren I've heard, and I liked it quite a lot. In the conservative part of the spectrum but with a distinct voice.
I've been enjoying his piano concertos recently.
"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 #49487 on: September 15, 2021, 07:30:37 AM »
Rameau

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49488 on: September 15, 2021, 07:34:04 AM »
I've been enjoying his piano concertos recently.

I'll sample some more solo stuff and if that proves equally likeable, I may well try those. Thanks for mentioning.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49489 on: September 15, 2021, 07:40:12 AM »
I'll sample some more solo stuff and if that proves equally likeable, I may well try those. Thanks for mentioning.
1 and 2 have unforgettably beautiful openings.
This is a very nice disc:
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49490 on: September 15, 2021, 07:46:08 AM »
Bax: Symphony No.6 LPO/Thomson.
I realise that for decades I was put off this work by Del Mar's boxed-in recording on Lyrita. Thomson and Lloyd-Jones are incomparably better in all respects:
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49491 on: September 15, 2021, 07:47:58 AM »
NP:

Myaskovsky
Symphony No. 24 In F Minor, Op. 63, "To The Memory Of Vladimir Derzhanovsky”
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One of my favorites from Myaskovsky.
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« Reply #49492 on: September 15, 2021, 08:00:59 AM »
1 and 2 have unforgettably beautiful openings.
This is a very nice disc:


Noted, thanks.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49493 on: September 15, 2021, 09:09:23 AM »
CD 25:

“Wolferl”
[Basset Clarinet] Concerto in A, K.622
Horn Concerto № 1 in D, K. 412 (K.386b)
Horn Concerto № 4 in Eb, K. 495

with Chas Neidich & David Jolley
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49494 on: September 15, 2021, 10:30:01 AM »
Nino Rota: Symphony No.1 - a delightful, charming, moving and ultimately inspiriting score:
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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 #49495 on: September 15, 2021, 10:43:46 AM »
More from the three sets of Hindemith’s complete orchestral music on the CPO label I bought early this summer:


The works on this CD (No. 3 of the first box) range from the early(ish), the Nusch-Nuschi Dances, op 20, from 1921, through the Concert Music for Strings and Brass, op. 50 from 1939, to the Symphony “Die Harmonie der Welt” from 1951 (the only work on this disc I already knew).

It might be that I’m simply just in the right mood for this kind of thing, but I’m finding this really good!  :)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49496 on: September 15, 2021, 10:44:53 AM »
More from the three sets of Hindemith’s complete orchestral music on the CPO label I bought early this summer:


The works on this CD (No. 3 of the first box) range from the early(ish), the Nusch-Nuschi Dances, op 20, from 1921, through the Concert Music for Strings and Brass, op. 50 from 1939, to the Symphony “Die Harmonie der Welt” from 1951 (the only work on this disc I already knew).

It might be that I’m simply just in the right mood for this kind of thing, but I’m finding this really good!  :)

Excellent!
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49497 on: September 15, 2021, 11:12:31 AM »

2 versions of the January 20, 1944 concert in which Willem Mengelberg conducted the Grand Orchestre de Radio-Paris in Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique Symphony : one is issued on the Malibran label, the other by Yves St-Laurent on his own label. Malibran has filtered out most of the heavy hiss and crackles but by doing so the high frequencies have been tamed substantially, a pity especially in an orchestral recording of a french ensemble whose timbres were so individual, so highly different from other orchestras. The tang and bite of the bassoons, horns and trumpets in particular has been reduced. The YSL restoration takes some time getting used to because of the heavy surface noise, but what is revealed is a vibrancy, an immediacy that shows how remarkable the orchestra was. The timpanist was Pierre Dervaux, the first cello Paul Tortelier, no less.



I have both COA Mengelberg Pathétiques (1937 and 1941) and this one from Paris is substantially different, the funebre and lamentoso aspects absolutely shattering, especially in the long (12 minutes) finale. The particular circumstances of the recording were certainly not lost on the musicians or the public ( https://thecanadian.news/2020/12/30/in-the-furrows-of-history/). Mengelberg would conduct in Paris right up to the Liberation, his last concert for life being with this same orchestra in Beethoven’s 9th symphony. He never stepped on a podium again.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49498 on: September 15, 2021, 11:30:17 AM »
Bartok: 1st Violin Sonata.



A concert performance in the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire.
I had missed this!  Cool Irons!  Will have to look for that one!  :)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49499 on: September 15, 2021, 11:44:36 AM »
Berg Violin Concerto listening binge, part two (all on Spotify):









Mutter still has a hold on first place, but Perlman and Zukerman are close behind. Also really enjoyed Faust (thanks for the recommendation, John!), perhaps not as much as the top three, but she brings a lot to the piece. Shaham missed the mark for me, but his performance did have some nice moments. He has another recording out with David Robertson and the Staatskapelle Dresden, which I haven't heard.

Overall, of the eight I've heard in the last two days, I'd rank them thus, in case anyone is curious:
1. Mutter/Levine
2. Perlman/Ozawa
3. Zukerman/Boulez
4. Faust/Abbado
5. Steinbacher/Nelsons
6. Stern/Bernstein
7. Shaham/Tilson Thomas
8. Kremer/C. Davis
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