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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50260 on: September 27, 2021, 06:36:16 AM »
Great playing and sound. I'm looking forward to Daniil Trifonov's recording on DG that comes out next month. Of special interest is his completion of the final unfinished fugue.


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50261 on: September 27, 2021, 06:53:55 AM »
Beethoven

Symphony No.7

 The last Karajan symphony cycle  is not  one that I will cherish so this 7th now with Isserstedt which offers me more musical satisfaction.


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50262 on: September 27, 2021, 06:55:25 AM »
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances (Andrés Orozco-Estrada / Frankfurt Radio Symphony, live recording 7 February 2014) - Excellent. My go-to performance is with Ashkenazy and the Concertgebouw, but that doesn't mean that other conductors and ensembles can't rise to the challenge.

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« Reply #50263 on: September 27, 2021, 07:06:25 AM »


I love everything by Kurt Atterberg, even if some of it is a wee bit samey... ???

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« Reply #50264 on: September 27, 2021, 07:31:02 AM »
Froberger

Vol.6

The sound of this CD is closer than Vol.5


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« Reply #50265 on: September 27, 2021, 07:40:23 AM »
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Shostakovich
Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 54
Leningrad PO
Mravinsky




A sizzling performance.
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« Reply #50266 on: September 27, 2021, 08:06:35 AM »
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Schulhoff
Violin Sonata No. 2, WV 91
Tanja Becker-Bender - violin, Markus Becker - piano


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50267 on: September 27, 2021, 08:13:23 AM »
Byrd & Bull w/ Kit Armstrong on piano - this morning on Spotify, did a re-listen of the new release below and again enjoyed - reposting because a new review in Classics Today was released - I've added this one to the others I had put together previously and the new compilation is attached.  Streaming an easy option for me so probably will not be a purchase but if you like to hear some early music played on an instrument not invented at the time, then a recommendation.   :laugh:  Dave


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #50268 on: September 27, 2021, 08:17:29 AM »


I love everything by Kurt Atterberg, even if some of it is a wee bit samey... ???

Kind of my feeling about Hovhaness.
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« Reply #50269 on: September 27, 2021, 08:20:03 AM »
Kind of my feeling about Hovhaness.

Very much my feeling about Hovhaness, but if you're in the mood for that particular sound-world, then there's plenty to choose from in his 1,000+ opuses or however many it was that he wrote.
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« Reply #50270 on: September 27, 2021, 09:13:45 AM »
Very much my feeling about Hovhaness, but if you're in the mood for that particular sound-world, then there's plenty to choose from in his 1,000+ opuses or however many it was that he wrote.

It means there is variety, for those who choose to seek it. He was no Telemann, for mercy's sake!
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« Reply #50271 on: September 27, 2021, 09:19:19 AM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/K5P7qvGTlyQ" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/K5P7qvGTlyQ</a>

This is, in my opinion, a good example of a piece where, in the several movements he uses various elements which will ring familiar, yet the overall piece strikes me as worthwhile and by no means "mere recycling."
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« Reply #50272 on: September 27, 2021, 09:33:09 AM »
It means there is variety, for those who choose to seek it. He was no Telemann, for mercy's sake!

Yes, there is more variety in Hovhaness than meets the ears. Just like there is Penderecki for example. It's not all starkness with blistering sonic explosions.
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« Reply #50273 on: September 27, 2021, 09:37:13 AM »
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Lonely Angel ("Vientuļais eņģelis")
Trio Palladio




This is a first-listen to this work in it's piano trio arrangement. Previously, I was only familiar with it in its orchestral arrangement (actually written for solo violin and string orchestra). Of course, it's ravishingly beautiful and I do rather like this chamber arrangement.
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« Reply #50274 on: September 27, 2021, 09:50:21 AM »
Kind of my feeling about Hovhaness.

Yes, Hovhaness, some amazing stuff!  Nice reminder, I'm away to listen to Prayer of St Gregory, such beautiful music...  :)

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« Reply #50275 on: September 27, 2021, 10:23:45 AM »


Disc 1:

Symphony no 3 (Symphony of the Air Orchestra, Manhattan Center 1957)

Overture Leonore no 3  (Orch. des Concerts Lamoureux, Paris 1960)

Gluck: Sinfonia in G, arr. Hans Gál

All these are ex-DGG recordings. The Eroica is with Toscanini’s NBC Orchestra (renamed after the maestro’s death). It’s very much in the mould of the italian firebrand, but much better recorded than his early 1950s performance from RCA’s dry as dustt Studio 8-H. Although mono, the sound is clear and spacious - except where the timpani thunder forth mercilessly  (first movement recapitulation and the climax of the marcia funebre, where some overload is noticeable. Otherwise this is as fine a performance as any I’ve heard, certainly a top 10, even a top 5 one.

In Leonore III the OSCC wind and brass timbres cut through nicely, adding to the intensity of the performance. The Gluck sinfonia is a pleasant but forgettable filler. These latter performances are in excellent stereo.
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« Reply #50276 on: September 27, 2021, 10:27:50 AM »
Yes, Hovhaness, some amazing stuff!  Nice reminder, I'm away to listen to Prayer of St Gregory, such beautiful music...  :)

I used to play that on clarinet, collaborating with the late organist, Wm Goodwin.
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« Reply #50277 on: September 27, 2021, 10:36:46 AM »
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Ruggles
Evocations for piano
John Kirkpatrick




What a crusty old sod Ruggles was, but God bless him for it! Certainly amongst the more original American composers and a part of that awesome group of early American modernists along with Ives, Crawford Seeger and Cowell.
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« Reply #50278 on: September 27, 2021, 10:54:01 AM »
Yes, Hovhaness, some amazing stuff!  Nice reminder, I'm away to listen to Prayer of St Gregory, such beautiful music...  :)
I agree John. Also the 'Odysseus Symphony' (No.6), 'All Men are Brothers' (No. 11), 'City of Light' (No.22), 'Mount St Helens' (No.50), 'Meditation on Orpheus', 'Exile Symphony' (No.1), 'Celestial Gate' (No.6) etc etc.
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« Reply #50279 on: September 27, 2021, 10:57:01 AM »
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Sibelius
Symphony No. 4 in A minor, Op. 63
Moscow RSO
Rozhdestvensky




Man...this is fantastic and Rozhdestvensky's Sibelius is ice cold a la Vänskä in Lahti. Lovely music-making and I totally disagree with Hurwitz's whole "CD From Hell" criticism of this set.
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