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Offline Traverso

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #51820 on: October 16, 2021, 07:02:52 AM »
I think that is a wonderful set.

Right,some parts are really very beautifully sung, in my opinion the recordings are a bit too reverberant, anyway I'm glad I have them. My preference  goes to the motets, although the masses are not to be missed.  :)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #51821 on: October 16, 2021, 07:42:02 AM »
Wölfl, Joseph - String Quartets, Op. 4, 10, & 30 w/ the three groups shown below, all performing on period instruments - Wölfl (also Woelfl) wrote at least 18 string quartets (see HERE) - 9 are performed on these 3 recordings, although there is one duplication, thus 8 in toto.  I own about 10 CDs of this short lived composer, the rest mainly piano sonatas/concertos (except for one disc of Symphonies).  Dave :)


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #51822 on: October 16, 2021, 08:52:36 AM »
Purcell

Emma Kirkby  "When I am laid in earth" ,never heard it more moving


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #51823 on: October 16, 2021, 08:56:06 AM »


1954 mono performance. Good but not outstanding mono sound - gets a bit cloudy when the timps rage in I and IV. The performance itself is precision and dedication incarnate - an überobjektiv take on this most subjective score. Thrilling but slightly inflexible IMO.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #51824 on: October 16, 2021, 09:08:59 AM »
A fantastic work! I love this performance, too. Have you heard the Zimerman/Rattle performance on DG? It's a must-hear!

No, but a visit is planned, in part motivated by the praise that disc has received here from you and others. Look forward to it!

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #51825 on: October 16, 2021, 09:25:13 AM »
Beethoven Missa Solemnis, Szell conducting the Cleveland




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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #51826 on: October 16, 2021, 09:31:21 AM »
Ah, that explains it!  Years ago, I had this picture (poster) up in my living quarters  :):



PD
Love it! 'The Lady of Shalott' by J.W. Waterhouse (1888). She looks like a 1960s hippy, flower-power girl.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #51828 on: October 16, 2021, 12:10:32 PM »
Solazzo Ensemble, Italian Ars Nova -- good sound and good video. In concert what makes them special for me, apart from the music of course, is their rapport with each other and the audience. The twinkle in the eye. The video lets you see that.

Also a nice view of organetto playing!

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/r66QkVEG-0Q&amp;ab_channel=Antigone" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/r66QkVEG-0Q&amp;ab_channel=Antigone</a>
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« Reply #51829 on: October 16, 2021, 12:20:29 PM »
And the channel seems rather good, here's The Great Man on what looks like top form with interesting music. Love the way he's plonked the harpsichord on what looks like a pile of old boxes with an old curtain thrown over the top.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/SJ2qxNfOL5Q&amp;ab_channel=Antigone" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/SJ2qxNfOL5Q&amp;ab_channel=Antigone</a>


I wonder if he's planning on a new Frescobaldi release -- the Frescobaldi here is very good! A memorable cento partite.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #51831 on: October 16, 2021, 12:51:01 PM »
Purcell

Emma Kirkby  "When I am laid in earth" ,never heard it more moving


I hadn't heard her recording of that aria before, but enjoyed listening to it on youtube.  How do you like the other singers, etc. in that recording Traverso?

Love it! 'The Lady of Shalott' by J.W. Waterhouse (1888). She looks like a 1960s hippy, flower-power girl.
At that time in my life, I was particularly enthralled with tales of King Arthur, the Knights of the R.T., etc.   :)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #51832 on: October 16, 2021, 12:56:34 PM »
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 2 [Ashkenazy]





Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 2 was always an odd one for me and I am still not sure that I understand it. I have always found it to be a problematic work. One of its issues for me is the multiplicity of movements in it. Perhaps this affects the work’s coherency and cogency in presenting a unified whole; is it too fragmented?
Anyway, being objective, the presentation here is excellent with all parties performing superbly. The blend between the vocal and instrumental elements is very fine indeed. The final movement is particularly powerful.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #51833 on: October 16, 2021, 12:59:24 PM »
....In any case, the sacred music [Bruckner] has yet to fully click with me like the symphonies have.

Without trying to sound patronising I think that you are doing very well so far in your Bruckner exploration.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #51834 on: October 16, 2021, 01:01:19 PM »
Bach

This is my oldest organ LP with the eight little preludes and fugues.
As a very young man I visited a Trappist monastery and as I walked into the church a theology student who was also proficient in playing the organ was playing these pieces. It was a lovely experience on a sunny winter morning.

Albert de Klerk and Meindert Boekel  (chorals) organ



I remember that you had kept certain LPs, Jan, But I cannot remember whether or not you still have a turntable.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #51835 on: October 16, 2021, 01:11:08 PM »


1954 mono performance. Good but not outstanding mono sound - gets a bit cloudy when the timps rage in I and IV. The performance itself is precision and dedication incarnate - an überobjektiv take on this most subjective score. Thrilling but slightly inflexible IMO.

Looks interesting. I will look for the recording. I like Markevitch’s old DG recording of Wagner’s overtures.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #51836 on: October 16, 2021, 01:37:26 PM »
Wölfl, Joseph (1773-1812) - Keyboard Sonatas w/ Aldaberto Maria Riva, Jon Nakamatsu, & Laure Colladant - I've been spending the day w/ Wölfl (String Quartets in an earlier post); KB Sonatas for the afternoon w/ three different performers (as shown below), two on piano and Colladant on fortepiano; also have the latter in harp duos - she has other recordings which are OOP and impossible to find (Que's been posting on her periodically); even Spotify has only a single flute sonata recording available! 

Wölfl (or Woelfl) was a short-lived but prolific composer (over 600 works) w/ 68 or so KB Sonatas - SO, much remaining that should be explored and recorded - his music is quite good - attached are reviews of recordings posted.  Dave :)


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #51837 on: October 16, 2021, 02:30:26 PM »
I hadn't heard her recording of that aria before, but enjoyed listening to it on youtube.  How do you like the other singers, etc. in that recording Traverso?
At that time in my life, I was particularly enthralled with tales of King Arthur, the Knights of the R.T., etc.   :)

PD

I like all the voices, different in caracter as the are suited for their role.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #51838 on: October 16, 2021, 02:31:04 PM »
Without trying to sound patronising I think that you are doing very well so far in your Bruckner exploration.

Patronize away  ;D I've been listening to Bruckner since late 2019, but still feel that I'm new to his music. There is much I have yet to fully understand. Happy to rate him as one of my favorite composers now.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #51839 on: October 16, 2021, 02:36:18 PM »
Patronize away  ;D I've been listening to Bruckner since late 2019, but still feel that I'm new to his music. There is much I have yet to fully understand. Happy to rate him as one of my favorite composers now.

Good to hear flamme!  :)