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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50040 on: September 23, 2021, 06:44:56 AM »
Well, much of this month, I've been going through my 'Early Music' sub-collection, just finished the section on composer listings, now on a smaller section on 'compilations' - been mainly posting in the the early music thread, but below some up for a morning listen - Dave :)

   

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50041 on: September 23, 2021, 06:58:27 AM »
Finishing this week's cantatas.

BWV 8 & BWV 27 were two new gorgeous discoveries.

BWV 95 contains one of my favourite imprinted passages to date, when I was randomly starting to listen to the cantatas a few months ago: "Ach, Schlage Doch bald"


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50042 on: September 23, 2021, 07:11:57 AM »
Penderecki's third symphony for this CD:



Wow!  Quite powerful, at times shocking and enthralling.  Very dramatic at times...sometimes in a rather dark/troublesome/or evil way.  A couple of things that struck me:  at around roughly 6 minutes into the Allegro con brio movement (the second), the music reminded me of something from Peter Grimes.  The last (fifth) movement at times made me think of Stravinsky's the Rite of Spring.  Lovely adagio (third movement) too.

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I'm listening to it now as well, same disc.

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« Reply #50043 on: September 23, 2021, 08:17:56 AM »
I'm listening to it now as well, same disc.
Oh, nice!

I just finished it here; alas there was damage to the CD, so I'll have to listen to the Fluorescences elsewhere.  The Threnody and the De Natura (II) were quite interesting and I imagine that they caused a bit of a stir at the time when they were first performed.  I can see why his music has been used in films before:  it's certainly very mood-evocative...kind of creepy at times..jarring...not certain what's-around-the-corner kind of feeling if this makes sense?

What did you make of it ON?

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50044 on: September 23, 2021, 08:28:49 AM »
Oh, nice!

I just finished it here; alas there was damage to the CD, so I'll have to listen to the Fluorescences elsewhere.  The Threnody and the De Natura (II) were quite interesting and I imagine that they caused a bit of a stir at the time when they were first performed.  I can see why his music has been used in films before:  it's certainly very mood-evocative...kind of creepy at times..jarring...not certain what's-around-the-corner kind of feeling if this makes sense?

What did you make of it ON?

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Well, for much of the earlier avant-garde Penderecki or pre 1973, I do have to be in the right mood or frame of mind to listen. Not alone in the dark at night with the lights off.  :D

I find his vocal choral works from that era more easily digestible than the pure instrumental works.

However, I find this era of his music truly unique and fascinating. Like the first String quartet as an example, the more I listen to it, the more I can actually follow it in a logical fashion. I think Threnody is truly a marvelous piece!

Sorry to hear about the botched CD.  :'(

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50045 on: September 23, 2021, 08:34:41 AM »
Well, for much of the earlier avant-garde Penderecki or pre 1973, I do have to be in the right mood or frame of mind to listen. Not alone in the dark at night with the lights off.  :D

However, I find this era of his music truly unique and fascinating. Like the first String quartet as an example, the more I listen to it, the more I can actually follow it in a logical fashion. I think Threnody is truly a marvelous piece!

Sorry to hear about the botched CD.  :'(

Well, I'll see if I can either find a recording to listen to online and/or see if there might be another copy available through the library.  I might also try listening to it on another setup; don't know why, but sometimes things will either get stuck (or in this case repeat a certain section!) on my better/more expensive player whilst not doing that on my cheap under-the-cabinet player!  Don't know why!   ::)

And I can certainly understand what you mean about being in the right mood plus also not wanting to listen to it in the dark ["Creak, creak...Anyone there?!"].   :D
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50046 on: September 23, 2021, 08:50:16 AM »
Bax

Symphony 5 & 4


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50047 on: September 23, 2021, 08:53:24 AM »
Backtracking to the first Chamber symphony, this time in the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin recording. A very engaging and interesting piece. In this case both this recording and the Naxos recording were pleasing.




Anyone heard the Kremer recordings of this music on ECM?


Yes, and I for one love 'em.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50048 on: September 23, 2021, 09:00:25 AM »
“Wolferl”
Symphony № 33 in Bb, K. 319
Mozart Akademie Amsterdam
Jaap ter Linden


as well as, again:

CD 32:

“Wolferl”

Sinfonia concertante in Eb, K. 364 (320d)
Sinfonia concertante in Eb, K. Anh. 14.01 (297b)




Not at all surprisingly, the key to finding Mozart's music fresh (as it deserves) is simply to listen to it less frequently than WCRB offers.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50049 on: September 23, 2021, 09:52:42 AM »
“Wolferl”
Symphony № 33 in Bb, K. 319
Mozart Akademie Amsterdam
Jaap ter Linden


as well as, again:





Not at all surprisingly, the key to finding Mozart's music fresh (as it deserves) is simply to listen to it less frequently than WCRB offers.

fine recordings  :)

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« Reply #50050 on: September 23, 2021, 11:10:43 AM »
Wonderful transcriptions, playing, and sound.


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« Reply #50051 on: September 23, 2021, 11:10:51 AM »
CD 27:

L’oiseau de feu (1910)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50052 on: September 23, 2021, 11:32:13 AM »
Wonderful transcriptions, playing, and sound.



Interesting. I will check it out!

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50053 on: September 23, 2021, 11:33:08 AM »


Nos 1 and 5.

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« Reply #50054 on: September 23, 2021, 11:41:31 AM »
Felix Mendelssohn
Octet in E-flat, III. Scherzo, op. 20

Boston SO - Charles Munch
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« Reply #50055 on: September 23, 2021, 12:03:14 PM »
Felix Mendelssohn
Symphony 4 in A Major 'Italian' (1834 revised version)

Vienna Philharmonic - John Eliot Gardiner
(rec. 1998)

I don't think this revised version is essential, but interesting nonetheless. Gardiner is Gardiner here, although I thought his time with Vienna was decent.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50056 on: September 23, 2021, 12:05:01 PM »
This afternoon, continuing w/ my early music compilations - the three below will take us into dinner time - Dave :)

   

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50057 on: September 23, 2021, 12:14:41 PM »


No 4. To be followed by no 5 (original and revised versions) after dinner.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50058 on: September 23, 2021, 12:37:28 PM »


Binchois by high pitched female voices, with bells in the background.

I guess after listening to this for a while I might start to  levitate!  :D

I’ll raise the stakes with this

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50059 on: September 23, 2021, 12:55:46 PM »
More Poulenc! The Piano Concerto and Concerto for Two Pianos again on Spotify, plus some of the other music for two pianos. The Naxos disc I heard a couple of days ago was fine, but I much prefer Lortie and Mercier (in the two-piano works):



I'm so delighted to be re-acquainting myself with Poulenc's music! Charming and witty and fresh and melodic... and the slow movement to the Piano Concerto, with its melody in the strings over pulsating horns (the piano later takes it up) is achingly lovely.