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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #51840 on: October 16, 2021, 02:43:28 PM »
I like all the voices, different in caracter as the are suited for their role.
Do you happen to know if it's played on period instruments or not?

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #51841 on: October 16, 2021, 02:55:04 PM »
I remember that you had kept certain LPs, Jan, But I cannot remember whether or not you still have a turntable.

I have Fergus,I used to have a Denon DP 67 but I sold It a few years ago.It was still in mint condition but I was worried about the lack of spare parts.Ik have still a turntable in excellent condition,a very simple indistructable Lenco L75 .Everything original with a Ortofon 2M blue.
It does the job very well.The Denon turntable was impressive just by the looks at it.
The Lenco is not a bad player and more than forty years old.
It will outlive me,I'm sure.
I used my phone for this post wich is rather difficult. :)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #51842 on: October 16, 2021, 03:19:38 PM »
Haydn Symphony No. 6 "Le Matin", Fey conducting




Sarge
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Mahler, you ought to go see it.
he was as f*cked-up as you are."
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #51843 on: October 16, 2021, 03:49:12 PM »


I never really tire of listening to the Requiem, authenticity be damned ! This is one of the best versions I know. Richter is smack in the middle of the timing range for the works (51 minutes, most being between 45-56 minutes long). It has breadth, but great drive in the right places, and not a single movement drags or sounds tired. Furthermore it is superbly played and sung. The recorded sound (1961, venue unknown) is wide-ranging and warm, although there are bits of peaking when sopranos sing exposed passages. The Munich Bach Orchestra was a chamber ensemble made up of players from the BRSO, the Munich Philharmonic and other bavarian ensembles. Its proficiency was unrivalled at the time. The vocal soloists are excellent.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #51844 on: October 16, 2021, 03:57:50 PM »
Do you happen to know if it's played on period instruments or not?

PD

Yes it is played on period instruments.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #51845 on: October 16, 2021, 03:59:29 PM »
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #51846 on: October 16, 2021, 06:28:40 PM »


Just heard Photoptosis the other day. Mindblowing.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #51847 on: October 16, 2021, 06:51:17 PM »
Selection for violin and piano from Pan Twardowski and the Violin Concerto. This is wonderful music. Pieces with personality and charm, that hook you. The latter is especially gorgeous and lyric, quite a find, I must say, something to wallow in and to be moved by the emotions it conveys and generates. Whereas the 1st movement is mostly slow, poetic, moving, the 2nd one is more dynamic at the beginning, energetic and frolicsome. A delight, and later it gets melancholy and wistful. It's a shame it was left unfinished, but what we have in this splendid two-movement work and recording are something to be grateful.




Sawyers: Cello Concerto

Irons was right. A phenomenal piece, poignant in some parts. I also had in my notes some impressions of the 2nd Symphony. Stirring and even better than the 1st. Thank you for the heads up, Irons!

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #51848 on: October 16, 2021, 07:16:16 PM »
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 #51849 on: October 16, 2021, 07:56:38 PM »
First listen.


Might be best to think of this as two seperate sets: several pleasant pieces from the Sons of Bach and from the Anna Magdalena Notebook in one set, and an intelligently done AoF in the other, prefaced by Brahms's transcription of the great Chaconne in a performance that by itself justifies getting this CD, with the Hess transcription of Jesus Joy of Man's Desiring as a coda.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #51850 on: October 16, 2021, 07:59:25 PM »
Two marvelous first symphonies: Villa-Lobos and Rautavaara



The symphony by the Finnish composer has some of his most appealing trademarks. The moment at 4:21 from the II mov. is so lovely, enchanting and visionary-like. Also, there is something Prokofievian in the opening of the III mov. My only quibble is the way it ends. Quite abrupt, like saying: and that's it. A bit disconcerting.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #51851 on: October 16, 2021, 09:38:06 PM »
Haydn Symphony No. 6 "Le Matin", Fey conducting




Sarge

I guess all hope of Fey's return to the podium is now gone... :(

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #51852 on: October 16, 2021, 10:55:28 PM »
Dear Que,you responded also when I posted this recording for the first time.Still not listened to it?  :)

 Susanne Ansorg  has a voice very suitable for this type of music.

It slipped my mind, obviously.... :D

Anyway:



BTW there are quite a few recordings of Dufay songs on offer these days. Time to take my pick.  :)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #51853 on: October 16, 2021, 11:16:30 PM »
A couple of recordings with the lute player Peter Soederberg. This is lovely -- it's very much Que's sort of thing I think



As is this



Thank you for the pointers.  :)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #51854 on: October 16, 2021, 11:43:43 PM »
Continuing the set with disc 2:

 

Amongst other things a marvelous mass by Thomas Crequillon Missa "Je prens en grets" is on offer.

Review by Stephen Midgley: Surely they can't keep this up .....
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #51855 on: October 16, 2021, 11:59:05 PM »
Delius: Piano Concerto (Moiseiwitsch/Lambert) Testament CD.
My favourite recording of my favourite Delius work (alongside 'In a Summer Garden')
I originally came across this recording on an old WRC LP:
"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 #51856 on: October 17, 2021, 01:18:28 AM »




I'm having a Handel morning. The BBC disc, taken from two different concerts, is really very good, though there is occasional audience noise, but the Preston/Pinnock is a good deal better than merely good. These are quite possibly the most wonderful performanes of the Coronation Anthems ever recorded. The moment when the choir enter in Zadok the Priest is absolutely thrilling and the orchestral playing is quite exceptional.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #51857 on: October 17, 2021, 01:31:22 AM »
An absolutely wonderful work and this is, I think, its best recording. Quite superb.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #51858 on: October 17, 2021, 01:32:31 AM »
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No.8 LSO/Thomson.
I enjoyed listening to this CD so much yesterday that I'm playing it again today:
"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 #51859 on: October 17, 2021, 01:40:40 AM »
That's my favourite recording by far (Previn). I purchased the Japanese reissue mentioned by John (MI) as I wanted the old LP cover which is one of my favourites:


Previn gets the juices flowing in the third movement doesn't he, Jeffrey. Craftily it was used to demonstrate an amplifier which I purchased  and use to this day.
You must have a very good opinion of yourself to write a symphony - John Ireland.