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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49960 on: September 21, 2021, 05:43:18 PM »
Busy day at work. This afternoon, sampled another Bernstein Serenade from this disc (on Spotify):



Nearly as good as Hahn/Zinman! Gluzman/Neschling bring a raw excitement to the performance; I think I slightly prefer Hahn's razor-sharp playing, which is thrilling in its own right, but Gluzman has *a lot* going for him. I would definitely want to have both of these recordings.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49961 on: September 21, 2021, 09:34:05 PM »
Having my 65 birthday today I expect all kind of freebees in the form of music played today which I like. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: At my home there stands a big box from JPC which my wife and friends ordered, really huge, so I will report later whats in it. ::) ::) ::) ::)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49962 on: September 21, 2021, 09:37:14 PM »
Having my 65 birthday today I expect all kind of freebees in the form of music played today which I like. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: At my home there stands a big box from JPC which my wife and friends ordered, really huge, so I will report later whats in it. ::) ::) ::) ::)

Congratulations, Harry:)

Enjoy your day, and the huge box from jpc... :D

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49963 on: September 21, 2021, 09:38:20 PM »
Congratulations, Harry:)

Enjoy your day, and the huge box from jpc... :D

Thanks Que, I will :)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49964 on: September 21, 2021, 09:49:56 PM »
Having my 65 birthday today I expect all kind of freebees in the form of music played today which I like. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: At my home there stands a big box from JPC which my wife and friends ordered, really huge, so I will report later whats in it. ::) ::) ::) ::)
Happy Birthday Harry!
Enjoy the box and have a good day.
"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 #49965 on: September 21, 2021, 09:52:36 PM »
Fricker: 'The Vision of Judgement'
His masterpiece I think:
"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 #49966 on: September 21, 2021, 10:28:26 PM »
Happy Birthday Harry!
Enjoy the box and have a good day.

Thank you Jeffrey. The unpacking is in the afternoon. Since it is a normal working day, my friends will arrive in the evening.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49967 on: September 21, 2021, 10:50:34 PM »
Howells: Piano Quartet/Fantasy Quartet/Rhapsodic Quintet.

An excellent selection all from between 1916-19 which make for an enjoyable programme.

 

Recording of piano (Bernard Roberts) brilliantly caught in the PQ. Must be one of the few works that come with a dedication to a hill! The Fantasy Quartet is CC Vaughan Williams. Unlike many British works featuring clarinet the Rhapsodic Quintet for clarinet and string quartet is not pastoral but meaty and at times fiery.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49968 on: September 21, 2021, 11:34:41 PM »
Having my 65 birthday today I expect all kind of freebees in the form of music played today which I like. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: At my home there stands a big box from JPC which my wife and friends ordered, really huge, so I will report later whats in it. ::) ::) ::) ::)
Happy birthday, Harry! Enjoy your day...
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49969 on: September 21, 2021, 11:57:14 PM »
Happy birthday, Harry! Enjoy your day...

Thank you kindly!
There comes a point in your life when you realize: Who matters, Who never did, Who won't anymore, And who always will. So, don't worry about people from your past, there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49970 on: September 22, 2021, 12:22:07 AM »
Having my 65 birthday today I expect all kind of freebees in the form of music played today which I like. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: At my home there stands a big box from JPC which my wife and friends ordered, really huge, so I will report later whats in it. ::) ::) ::) ::)
Oh, boy!  So did they know where you hid your "wish list"?  Or had you made specific hints?  Or???  :)  :D

In any event, a belated but still very Happy Birthday to you Harry!

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49971 on: September 22, 2021, 12:41:38 AM »
Oh, boy!  So did they know where you hid your "wish list"?  Or had you made specific hints?  Or???  :)  :D

In any event, a belated but still very Happy Birthday to you Harry!

PD

Well from what I gathered, my wife relayed a Wishlist which she found in one of my files on the computer. They got their marching orders from my wife :laugh:
The wishes are not belated, my day has just begun.
Thank you for them :-*
There comes a point in your life when you realize: Who matters, Who never did, Who won't anymore, And who always will. So, don't worry about people from your past, there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49972 on: September 22, 2021, 01:17:50 AM »
Well from what I gathered, my wife relayed a Wishlist which she found in one of my files on the computer. They got their marching orders from my wife :laugh:
The wishes are not belated, my day has just begun.
Thank you for them :-*
Clever of her!  I hope that you kept it up to date?  ;)

And, of good!  I was thinking that it was yesterday?  Very early here so I must have misread things.  And happy unpacking!  :)

PD

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49973 on: September 22, 2021, 02:33:04 AM »
Clever of her!  I hope that you kept it up to date?  ;)

And, of good!  I was thinking that it was yesterday?  Very early here so I must have misread things.  And happy unpacking!  :)

PD
My wife would have thrown the whole lot out!
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49974 on: September 22, 2021, 02:41:57 AM »
Having my 65 birthday today I expect all kind of freebees in the form of music played today which I like. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: At my home there stands a big box from JPC which my wife and friends ordered, really huge, so I will report later whats in it. ::) ::) ::) ::)
All the best to you Harry!

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49975 on: September 22, 2021, 02:43:03 AM »
My wife would have thrown the whole lot out!
 ;D
The friends? Or the discs? Or all of the above?

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49976 on: September 22, 2021, 02:53:19 AM »
Having my 65 birthday today I expect all kind of freebees in the form of music played today which I like. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: At my home there stands a big box from JPC which my wife and friends ordered, really huge, so I will report later whats in it. ::) ::) ::) ::)

Bonne fête Monsieur!  :)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49977 on: September 22, 2021, 02:55:24 AM »
Happy birthday Harry!  My birthday is next week. 8)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49978 on: September 22, 2021, 02:56:13 AM »
This is an excellent disc. I was surprised at how negative your feelings were about that 3rd chamber symphony. My own recollection was more positive  :). For the 2nd chamber symphony the Olympia disc is perfect IMO - coupled with the 2nd symphony (check under Vainberg, not Weinberg).

Turns out I have the Olympia recordings of the four Chamber Symphonies as well. I don't know what possessed me to buy the Naxos recordings, except that they were very inexpensive hi-rez downloads.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #49979 on: September 22, 2021, 02:56:54 AM »
My wife would have thrown the whole lot out!
 ;D
;D

The friends? Or the discs? Or all of the above?
:laugh:  :)

PD