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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49540 on: September 16, 2021, 03:58:32 AM »
Watching this wonderful concert from Moscow from 29 March 1972 with Sviatoslav Richter and David Oistrakh.  A passionate Brahms' Violin Sonata No. 2 followed by Bartok's Violin Sonata No. 1.  And guess who else is there in the audience?  If you decide to watch it, look who they pan to in the audience applauding after the Bartok.  :)

I'll take a short intermission and then will watch the rest of the concert (Prokofiev's Violin Sonata No. 1, followed by a couple of movements from other works.

Concert is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsWUlpMFFAg

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« Reply #49541 on: September 16, 2021, 04:13:39 AM »
A first listen to Brahms' Schicksalslied.

Herreweghe / Collegium Vocale Gent.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49542 on: September 16, 2021, 04:14:37 AM »
A first listen to Brahms' Schicksalslied.

Herreweghe / Collegium Vocale Gent.



Nice! My favourite of Brahms' choral works.

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« Reply #49543 on: September 16, 2021, 04:24:56 AM »
Nice! My favourite of Brahms' choral works.

It is quite an astounding work, Ray. I'll replay it sooner rather later.

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« Reply #49544 on: September 16, 2021, 04:40:48 AM »
This special 3500 post is dedicated to these 6 important symphonies for me, which are so close to my tastes:

Carl Nielsen: Symphony No. 5
Granville Bantock: A Celtic Symphony
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 7
Eduard Tubin: Symphony No. 3
Vagn Holmboe: Sinfonia In Memoriam
Rued Langgaard: Symphony No. 4



This is great, Cesar. You just gave me the impulse to listen to these works, too !  :)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49545 on: September 16, 2021, 05:05:02 AM »
Looks like a great set John.

Looks like even the music takes a week to slog through 8)
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« Reply #49546 on: September 16, 2021, 05:06:45 AM »
It is quite an astounding work, Ray. I'll replay it sooner rather later.

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Don't know that work.  I'll have to do some digging around upstairs, but I don't recall ever hearing it before.  At a quick glance, all that I have of his choral works is his German Requiem.

Finished watching that Oistrakh/Richter concert--excellent!  I read that the recordings of it are in better audio shape vs. the recording made by the Soviet t.v.  Would love to get ahold of a copy.  Wonderful performances.  :)  By the way, when I was listening to the works, I found some very helpful and interesting liner notes on the Chandos website.  They were for the Prokofiev piece (the recording by Lydia Mordkovitch).  Amusing to read how Prokofiev met the young Oistrakh (then 18 years old).  ;D

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49547 on: September 16, 2021, 05:11:31 AM »
Watching this wonderful concert from Moscow from 29 March 1972 with Sviatoslav Richter and David Oistrakh.  A passionate Brahms' Violin Sonata No. 2 followed by Bartok's Violin Sonata No. 1.  And guess who else is there in the audience?  If you decide to watch it, look who they pan to in the audience applauding after the Bartok.  :)

I'll take a short intermission and then will watch the rest of the concert (Prokofiev's Violin Sonata No. 1, followed by a couple of movements from other works.

Concert is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsWUlpMFFAg

PD

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49548 on: September 16, 2021, 05:12:58 AM »
Looks like a great set John.

It sure is, Jeffrey. What’s even nicer from a collecting standpoint is its OOP and quite expensive. 8) The music is lovely, though. Howard Shore did a remarkable job with all of these films.
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« Reply #49549 on: September 16, 2021, 05:13:28 AM »
Found ten minutes to listen to music this morning, and stumbled upon this on my hard disk, Bliss Oboe Quintet, first movement. Engaging.



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« Reply #49550 on: September 16, 2021, 05:17:59 AM »
I had 10 minutes to stream some music before a meeting and put on a few tracks of this.



After the meeting, I listened to the rest. This is just totally gorgeous, unexpectedly wonderful. Respighi's original songs are lovely impressionistic romantic little gems that you'll like if you like Ravel or anyone similar. Ian Bostridge's qualities are well-known, but Saskia Giorgini gets a lot of chances to show her artistry, too, never more so than in the most surprising collection of songs - a group of Scottish folk songs set and sung in English! - where Bostridge sings more or less the original folk tune while Giorgini is given all sorts of fun, colorful, lively accompanying lines. It's a little distracting to understand the cheesy old-timey lyrics about saying farewell to the mountains or enjoying a bagpiper playing a reel, but focus on the piano and there's a lot to love. The other songs alternate between Italian and French, and I'm blessedly ignorant of the words so I can enjoy the pure decadence of the sounds.

I will definitely be giving this a spin soon!!
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49551 on: September 16, 2021, 05:19:36 AM »
Found ten minutes to listen to music this morning, and stumbled upon this on my hard disk, Bliss Oboe Quintet, first movement. Engaging.



Oh yes, Bliss’ chamber output contains many gems. The Viola Sonata on that disc is an unexpectedly powerful and gripping work. Don’t miss his two SQs and Clarinet Quintet, either!
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49552 on: September 16, 2021, 05:23:15 AM »
Not yet.  ;)

I have to confess I have a soft spot for his organ music (except for most of the choral preludes which are boring to my ears). Bach makes the organ sound noble and majestic.

I tend to shy away from solo organ music, but I really ought to familiarize myself with Bach’s.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49553 on: September 16, 2021, 05:24:16 AM »
I'm ambivalent. I enjoy when he talks about non-mainstream repertoire, but when he makes a video to talk about, say, the latest Beethoven release or any silly topic... mehh.

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« Reply #49554 on: September 16, 2021, 05:24:22 AM »
Looks like even the music takes a week to slog through 8)

Surprisingly, there was no slogging on my part. :) There’s only three discs in The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers. One has to remember these were long films, so there was quite a bit of music composed for them. The longest is The Return of the King as it has four discs. But make no mistake, there is much beautiful music to found here. I’m glad to own the complete soundtracks, though, I couldn’t imagine buying the one disc versions and being satisfied with all of the selections.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49555 on: September 16, 2021, 05:28:50 AM »
I give up, Soupy Sales?
:laugh:  :)
Shostakovich!  You can see him there at about 56:04 and again at 1hr 38' 40".

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« Reply #49556 on: September 16, 2021, 05:34:24 AM »
:laugh:  :)
Shostakovich!  You can see him there at about 56:04 and again at 1hr 38' 40".

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That's too predictable! I was hoping it would turn out to be Karajan.

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« Reply #49557 on: September 16, 2021, 05:35:08 AM »
:laugh:  :)
Shostakovich!  You can see him there at about 56:04 and again at 1hr 38' 40".

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Yep, it's Shostakovich, indeed. Spotted Horses should be taken out back and horsewhipped for saying Soupy Sales. ;D I guess he’s never seen a photo of Shostakovich. ;)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49558 on: September 16, 2021, 05:36:22 AM »
Oh yes, Bliss’ chamber output contains many gems. The Viola Sonata on that disc is an unexpectedly powerful and gripping work. Don’t miss his two SQs and Clarinet Quintet, either!

Yes, I think I purchased this disc when I was on a viola sonata/concerto buying binge. I generally regard Bliss very highly.

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« Reply #49559 on: September 16, 2021, 05:40:30 AM »
That's too predictable! I was hoping it would turn out to be Karajan.
Sorry!

I wonder what the post-concert backstage conversations were like between him and Richter and Oistrakh (just guessing that he went to see them afterwards)?  Or if they went out afterwards?

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