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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50060 on: September 23, 2021, 02:15:40 PM »
I’ll raise the stakes with this



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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50061 on: September 23, 2021, 04:29:34 PM »
Just heard, for the first time:

Koechlin
Seven Stars Symphony
Deustches Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin
James Judd


From this collection on Spotify:
 


What a neat piece! I've never heard anything quite like it. There are hints of Ravel and Roussel; sometimes it looks ahead to Messiaen; sometimes it sounds, appropriately enough, like a film score. But it isn't derivative, of course - Koechlin is a very unique composer. I think I'll be exploring more of his music!

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50062 on: September 23, 2021, 05:19:26 PM »
Bax

Symphony 5 & 4



The 5th has terrific music. The 4th is also good, but it's not as cohesive as the others.
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« Reply #50063 on: September 23, 2021, 05:21:20 PM »


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

Two pretty good works there, André. The original version of the 5th has the best music IMO, especially because of those "peculiar" last minutes.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50064 on: September 23, 2021, 05:28:03 PM »
Have you heard it?

Yes. That and the Discantus CD must be the only recordings of a mass by Binchois. I appreciate it because it is so vigorous and iconoclastic by today’s standards - the percussion in the Sanctus for example. Not the slightest hint of solemnity or reverence anywhere.

Listening to this - beautiful Kyrie, maybe the most beautiful performance of a Dufay Kyrie I can remember

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50065 on: September 23, 2021, 06:46:26 PM »
Bax

Symphony 5 & 4



I love the Bax orchestral music! No. 4 is probably my favorite symphony, especially the first movement. I really like how he uses the organ!
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50066 on: September 23, 2021, 07:03:31 PM »
Glagolitic Mass

An exceptional composition. This could be an unpopular opinion, but the vocal parts in this work don't sound fluent, but rather forced. I could do it without the soloists to be honest.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50067 on: September 23, 2021, 09:41:40 PM »
An evolving string quartet of almost Feldmanesque proportions, 58 minutes long, but it loses itself over time, unfortunately.


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« Reply #50068 on: September 23, 2021, 11:12:53 PM »
An evolving string quartet of almost Feldmanesque proportions, 58 minutes long, but it loses itself over time, unfortunately.



He’s one of my favourite composers.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50069 on: September 23, 2021, 11:35:08 PM »
I’ll raise the stakes with this



I'll check it out!  :) 

On the Binchois/Lesné: I understand the temptation of turning this into soaring, angelic sublimity, and in a way it sounds appealing. But it robs the music of its character, its face , its original message and expression. And the result becomes generic: you could perform any Early Music like this and run an Ayurvedic meditation center....

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50070 on: September 23, 2021, 11:46:57 PM »
Morning listening on Spotify:



This music by Balduin Hoyoul, pupil of Lassus, sounds very worthwhile indeed!
But there is a (serious) countertenor issue...  ???
That basically ruins the appeal of this recording  for me, which is a big pity.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50071 on: September 23, 2021, 11:52:47 PM »
Yes. It must be the only recording of a mass by Binchois. I appreciate it because it is so vigorous and iconoclastic by today’s standards - the percussion in the Sanctus for example. Not the slightest hint of solemnity or reverence anywhere.

Listening to this - beautiful Kyrie, maybe the most beautiful performance of a Dufay Kyrie I can remember


One of my first Dufay LPs. Rather opulent IIRC.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50072 on: September 24, 2021, 12:08:03 AM »


Two patriotic choral works from Elgar, the latter more reflective. Teresa Cahill is the absolutely splendid soaring soprano. Great performances of both works under Sir Alexander Gibson.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50073 on: September 24, 2021, 12:18:56 AM »
I'll check it out!  :) 

On the Binchois/Lesné: I understand the temptation of turning this into soaring, angelic sublimity, and in a way it sounds appealing. But it robs the music of its character, its face

In fact I find the music in the hands of Lesné less anonymous than the chansons in the hands of Vellard. I’m very fond of the Lesné CD in fact. We’re a bit short of recordings with large amounts of Binchois’s sacred music, so it’s quite hard for me to say how it would come out if it were given the sort of treatment that Cinquecento or Capella Pratensis do. It would sound like all the other stuff they do I guess.

It’s good to have some sort of access to this rare music, and on the whole I prefer high voices to low I think, so I’m not complaining.

Listening to this, by the way. I think this is your sort of thing, que

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50074 on: September 24, 2021, 12:23:34 AM »
Morning listening on Spotify:



This music by Balduin Hoyoul, pupil of Lassus, sounds very worthwhile indeed!
But there is a (serious) countertenor issue...  ???
That basically ruins the appeal of this recording  for me, which is a big pity.

Counter tenors are a scourge these days, I hardly encounter a CD on which they do not have a screeching males predominantly spoiling and robing the music of its magic. The new Graindelavoix keeps it barely within the parameters I need, to accept a counter, but still, I buy less and less Renaissance music because of this issue.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50075 on: September 24, 2021, 12:24:26 AM »
He’s one of my favourite composers.
I'm definitely intrigued by his style. I just wasn't feeling that specific quartet this morning. Do you have a favourite composition or disk by Brass?

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« Reply #50076 on: September 24, 2021, 12:28:52 AM »
I'm definitely intrigued by his style. I just wasn't feeling that specific quartet this morning. Do you have a favourite composition or disk by Brass?

Yes, there’s a Cd of solo music and duos called Songlines. But this may just reflect my interest in music for solo string instruments. The long 4th quartet is probably too long for home listening, I take it in sections!

I think he’s connected in some way with Wandelweiser.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50077 on: September 24, 2021, 12:32:40 AM »
Glagolitic Mass

An exceptional composition. This could be an unpopular opinion, but the vocal parts in this work don't sound fluent, but rather forced. I could do it without the soloists to be honest.


Must admit, I don't often listen to this mass--as much as I love Janacek's music.  Wonder if you might prefer one of the Wingfield recordings?

I do love the Taras Bulba on it though!

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50078 on: September 24, 2021, 01:20:31 AM »
Bach

Transcriptions of many pieces from many composers as Froberger,Purcell and  of course Bach



 

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50079 on: September 24, 2021, 02:15:09 AM »
Yes..... I appreciate it because it is so vigorous and iconoclastic by today’s standards - the percussion in the Sanctus for example. Not the slightest hint of solemnity or reverence anywhere.

I understand where you come from and agreee.
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