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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49860 on: September 20, 2021, 06:15:32 AM »
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Schoenberg
Fünf Orchesterstücke, Op. 16
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Boulez




One of my favorite pieces of all-time. This piece never fails to capture my imagination and the sheer brilliance of the writing always leaves me in awe.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49861 on: September 20, 2021, 06:21:51 AM »
Since I skipped a live concert of Converse's Mystic Trumpeter this weekend, streaming it now.


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49862 on: September 20, 2021, 06:25:47 AM »
You ain't heard nothing until you've heard Solti with the London Philharmonic (Decca, mono recording). :)

I have that one too Eloquence Decca ,I favor the  recording with the Wiener Philharmoniker

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49863 on: September 20, 2021, 07:05:12 AM »
Tchaikovsky - String Quartets No.2 & 3



JS Bach - Cantata BWV 161 (Gardiner)


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49864 on: September 20, 2021, 07:19:02 AM »
Bartok 3 from this:



I feel that this early set really highlights how groundbreaking and difficult these quartets were. And how  many really excellent quartets who can play these quartets superbly and seemingly easily we have these days.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49865 on: September 20, 2021, 07:22:36 AM »
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I feel that this early set really highlights how groundbreaking and difficult these quartets were. And how  many really excellent quartets who can play these quartets superbly and seemingly easily we have these days.

Yes, the technical proficiency of classical musicians in general has come a long way. Given all the music the Juilliard String Quartet could perform by the 1980s, it does make their earlier achievements sound a bit “rough and ready” so to speak, but what I admire about many of these older recordings is the freshness of them when things were still new and being worked through.
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« Reply #49866 on: September 20, 2021, 07:30:02 AM »
Yes, the technical proficiency of classical musicians in general has come a long way. Given all the music the Juilliard String Quartet could perform by the 1980s, it does make their earlier achievements sound a bit “rough and ready” so to speak, but what I admire about many of these older recordings is the freshness of them when things were still new and being worked through.

and a sense of adventure I suppose....?  :)

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« Reply #49867 on: September 20, 2021, 07:36:22 AM »
and a sense of adventure I suppose....?  :)

Sure. Exploring the unknown and all of that.
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« Reply #49868 on: September 20, 2021, 07:37:16 AM »
Yes, the technical proficiency of classical musicians in general has come a long way. Given all the music the Juilliard String Quartet could perform by the 1980s, it does make their earlier achievements sound a bit “rough and ready” so to speak, but what I admire about many of these older recordings is the freshness of them when things were still new and being worked through.

Yes, that is why they are very worth listening to. Perspective and context and all that stuff.  ;)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49869 on: September 20, 2021, 07:39:17 AM »
Yes, that is why they are very worth listening to. Perspective and context and all that stuff.  ;)

Indeed. :)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49870 on: September 20, 2021, 07:53:58 AM »
Schönberg

 
Verklärte Nacht
Variations for Orchestra Op.31

Berliner Philharmoniker

 
 


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49871 on: September 20, 2021, 08:05:33 AM »
CD 25:

Gesualdo Madrigals conducted by Robt Craft

Monumentum pro Gesualdo di Venosa ad CD annum & Illumina nos from Tres Sacræ Cantiones, for which Stravinsky supplied the missing sextus and bassus.
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« Reply #49872 on: September 20, 2021, 08:12:19 AM »
CD 29:

“Wolferl”

Divertimento in D, K. 251
Divertimento in Bb, K. 270
Serenade № 6 in D Serenata notturna, K. 239



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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49873 on: September 20, 2021, 08:17:49 AM »
Karl, are you still going in order? You're making great progress. Bouncing around out of order, I think I've listened to all of 18 discs and parts of 3-4 more. Got plans to get to the halfway mark this week.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49874 on: September 20, 2021, 08:18:08 AM »
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Martinů
String Quartet No. 3, H. 268
Pražák Quartet


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49875 on: September 20, 2021, 08:19:19 AM »
Tchaikovsky - String Quartets No.2 & 3




Oh I really love these performances, particularly of the Souvenirs de Florence.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49876 on: September 20, 2021, 08:29:32 AM »
Bartok 3 from this:



I feel that this early set really highlights how groundbreaking and difficult these quartets were. And how  many really excellent quartets who can play these quartets superbly and seemingly easily we have these days.

I hadn't realized how interesting the repertoire is on that collection. A huge temptation.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49878 on: September 20, 2021, 08:31:32 AM »
I hadn't realized how interesting the repertoire is on that collection. A huge temptation.

It's worthwhile even if you're only interested in the handful of discs of US repertoire.

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« Reply #49879 on: September 20, 2021, 08:32:33 AM »
Oh I really love these performances, particularly of the Souvenirs de Florence.
A seriously underappreciated work. It always charms the socks off me.