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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52500 on: October 27, 2021, 06:25:25 AM »
Vagn Holmboe: SY3.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52501 on: October 27, 2021, 06:34:32 AM »


Further listening to this great set!

Beethoven op 130
Debussy (second version on this set, now recorded in Milan 1954 and a really stunning version)
Milhaud no 12.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52502 on: October 27, 2021, 06:46:01 AM »
Great piece!

It sure is, Kyle. I rather enjoyed it. This wasn't my first-listen, but it's been so long that it felt like the first-time.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52503 on: October 27, 2021, 06:50:33 AM »
NP:

Glazunov
Symphony No. 1 In E, Op. 5, "Slavyanskaya"
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Serebrier


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52504 on: October 27, 2021, 07:11:01 AM »
Shostakovich - Symphony No.4
(Barshai)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52505 on: October 27, 2021, 07:11:56 AM »
Zelenka, Hipocondrie a 7, Harnoncourt



(I have an older Teldec CD release, rather than this more recent bargain reissue.)

A "Hipocondrie" seems to be his name for a traditional French Overture (such as the first movements from the Bach Orchestral Suites). Colorful, harmonically interesting, melodic, played with spirit by Harnoncourt's ensemble.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52506 on: October 27, 2021, 07:24:55 AM »
Vieuxtemps, Henri (1820-1881) - Violin Concertos - 7 works on 3-CDs performed by violin students w/ the Orch Phil Royal de Liège conducted by Patrick Davin; short bio synopsis in first quote; Vieuxtemps played on the violin described in the second quote and pictured below, apparently the 'most expensive' violin in the world (at least at the moment - more HERE).  Review attached for those interested.  Dave :)

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Henri Vieuxtemps was a Belgian composer and violinist. He occupies an important place in the history of the violin as a prominent exponent of the Franco-Belgian violin school during the mid-19th century. He is also known for playing what is now known as the Vieuxtemps Guarneri del Gesù, a violin of superior workmanship. (Source)

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The Vieuxtemps Guarneri is a violin built by the renowned Italian instrument maker Giuseppe Guarneri around 1741. One of the last built by Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri, this Guarneri del Gesù instrument gained its name after being owned by the Belgian 19th century violinist Henri Vieuxtemps. The instrument was later used by Yehudi Menuhin, Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman. Past owners of the instrument have included Sir Isaac Wolfson and Ian Stoutzker. (Source)

 

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52507 on: October 27, 2021, 07:27:37 AM »
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Glazunov
Symphony No. 2 in F-sharp minor, Op. 16
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Serebrier


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52508 on: October 27, 2021, 07:39:05 AM »
My 1st impressions were very favourable.  :)
I've put it on the shopping list.

I thought it was too much like Dufay à la Schubert to be interesting - I mean they sing it in the manner of 19th century songs. Listening to this though, which I recommend enthusiastically


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52509 on: October 27, 2021, 08:11:33 AM »
Vieuxtemps, Henri (1820-1881) - Violin Concertos - 7 works on 3-CDs performed by violin students w/ the Orch Phil Royal de Liège conducted by Patrick Davin; short bio synopsis in first quote; Vieuxtemps played on the violin described in the second quote and pictured below, apparently the 'most expensive' violin in the world (at least at the moment - more HERE).  Review attached for those interested.  Dave :)

 

Good grief Dave, did you miss my enthusiastic reviews some years ago about this set, I was almost lyrical about it. Still think its the best set around of Vieuxtemps Violin concertos, and well recorded too.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52510 on: October 27, 2021, 08:21:41 AM »


Mompou: Preludes

Federico Mompou (piano)



A first dip into this set, with Mompou playing his own Preludes. He's a fine pianist who plays with freedom and a palpable absorption, though there's something about the transfer/production (?) that gives the piano an oddly unhinged sound, some of the notes seem even to have vibrato. It actually kind of suits the character of the pieces, which feels somewhat alienated-outsider-looking-in infused with hints of Catalan soulfulness, and I enjoyed the music and his playing very much. But it's so marked that I don't know how well it'll hold up on repeated playings.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52511 on: October 27, 2021, 08:29:35 AM »
Richard Hill: 'Images from Kubla Khan'
A highly enjoyable and atmospheric work.
Hat-tip to Roy Bland for alerting us to it:

PS I think that this music would appeal to admirers of Alan Hovhaness.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52512 on: October 27, 2021, 08:33:42 AM »
Shostakovich - Symphony No.4
(Barshai)



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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52513 on: October 27, 2021, 08:35:33 AM »
NP:

Glazunov
Symphony No. 1 In E, Op. 5, "Slavyanskaya"
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Serebrier



NP:

Glazunov
Symphony No. 2 in F-sharp minor, Op. 16
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Serebrier




I'll have to pull this set out. It's been awhile since I listened to Glazunov symphonies!

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52514 on: October 27, 2021, 08:40:25 AM »
I'll have to pull this set out. It's been awhile since I listened to Glazunov symphonies!

Mostly I remember the unfinished final symphony being a highlight of the set.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52515 on: October 27, 2021, 08:45:13 AM »
Mostly I remember the unfinished final symphony being a highlight of the set.

I can't say that I remember much about the symphonies, but found the concertos and ballet music performances enthralling!

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52516 on: October 27, 2021, 08:57:52 AM »
Weinberg
Chamber Symphony № 3, Op. 151
Kremerata Baltica
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52517 on: October 27, 2021, 08:58:36 AM »
Vaughan Williams

Symphony  No.6
In the Fen Country
On Wenlock Edge


I think that's one of the strongest performances in the set (along with 'A Sea Symphony' and 'Sinfonia Antartica') and I like the combination of works on the CD. I'd left the single EMI CD out, to play as another 'Haitink Tribute'.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52518 on: October 27, 2021, 09:04:36 AM »
I can't say that I remember much about the symphonies, but found the concertos and ballet music performances enthralling!

For the symphonies I found the Jarvi recordings of Orfeo a bit more engaging, overall, but only Serebreir recorded the unfinished symphony, as far as I know.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #52519 on: October 27, 2021, 09:15:53 AM »
I got my Charles Munch box last night! ;D Only had time for a couple of selections...

Berlioz
Roman Carnival Overture
Overture to Beatrice and Benedict
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charles Munch




What performances! I've never heard them done better - full of life and character and excitement, and excellently played. I still can't believe I was able to get this box at all, let alone for a reasonable price. I can't wait to really dig in!