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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #69680 on: May 14, 2022, 08:52:09 AM »
Mozart - Piano Quartets and the Swedish Mozart - String Quartets  :laugh: - new arrivals - Dave :)

 

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #69681 on: May 14, 2022, 09:01:19 AM »
I have no doubt that you're attitude towards avant-garde music will soften in time. I love a lot of avant-garde music, but there's some of it that I just can't stand just like there's music from Late-Romantics, Impressionists, etc. that I can't stand. I think if a piece of music moves you, then whether it's avant-garde or not becomes irrelevant and not important.

I do agree with this, although there is a certainly a smaller percentage of avant-garde/modernist compositions that I enjoy when compared to late-romantic, neo-romantic, impressionist, etc works. But as I mentioned, I do enjoy certain works by composers such as Lutoslawski, Schnittke, and Dutilleux. These composers were able to compose thoroughly “modern” music without making it sound as ugly as possible. ;)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #69682 on: May 14, 2022, 09:02:38 AM »
Ute Lemper Sings Kurt Weill (1988), with RIAS Berlin Kammerensemble and conductor John Mauceri - Haven't heard this in years, and it holds up really well. Lemper nails the cabaret-style atmosphere and phrasing.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #69683 on: May 14, 2022, 09:05:13 AM »
I also started the day with Tubin.



I liked the 2nd, but really liked the 6th.

If you’re only going to own one Tubin recording, that’s the one to have! Coruscating works both.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #69684 on: May 14, 2022, 09:08:51 AM »
I do agree with this, although there is a certainly a smaller percentage of avant-garde/modernist compositions that I enjoy when compared to late-romantic, neo-romantic, impressionist, etc works. But as I mentioned, I do enjoy certain works by composers such as Lutoslawski, Schnittke, and Dutilleux. These composers were able to compose thoroughly “modern” music without making it sound as ugly as possible. ;)

Oh, dear ....
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #69685 on: May 14, 2022, 09:11:13 AM »
NP:

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Romances For Violin And Orchestra, Op. 50
Hans Maile (violin)
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Uroš Lajovic


From this set -



Becoming a Regerite, are you, John? ;) I’ve yet to be convinced by most of his music, though I’m always open to suggestions.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #69686 on: May 14, 2022, 09:12:45 AM »
Oh, dear ....

It’s just my opinion, Karl. ;)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #69687 on: May 14, 2022, 09:14:05 AM »
It’s just my opinion, Karl. ;)

Understood, my friend.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #69688 on: May 14, 2022, 09:16:21 AM »
Love it!

I think you and MI encouraged me to look beyond Järvi's Suites on Chandos to this full ballet, and I am glad to have heard it. Acts 3 & 4 really bring the work together, with one of the big tunes having the aroma of The Roadside Fire which is effective every time it returns. The central Ural Rhapsody episode is the best of the lot, one aspect I remember from the Suites.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #69689 on: May 14, 2022, 09:32:16 AM »
Franz Schubert
Symphony 8 in b minor 'Unfinished', D759
Symphony 9 in C Major 'Great', D944

Boston SO - Charles Münch




This recording had a LOT of swagger, particularly the 9th. If Schubert played this way is wrong, I don't want to be right!  :laugh:

I also don't think I know a lot of Münch-led recordings outside of the French orchestral repertoire. I would be interested to explore more.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #69690 on: May 14, 2022, 09:41:17 AM »
Love these, too.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #69691 on: May 14, 2022, 10:06:14 AM »
Great stuff! I should revisit Davis' Berlioz. And Schulhoff is, quite simply, one of the more underrated 20th Century composers I think. Unlike many who had died in a concentration camp, he already had quite a good career in the 20s and 30s. I have a feeling that he would've continued down a fascinating path had he lived longer.

*Just a quick note, while Schulhoff did die in a concentration camp, he didn't die by execution, but by tuberculosis. I've read many articles that say he was executed by the Nazis, but this didn't happen as TB got him first. A tragic loss for classical music (along with many others who, too, like Haas, Klein et. al.).

Almost all of what I've heard by Schulhoff has been satisfactory and consistent. A solid composer all around.

Verily, definitely a premature (and eventually) tragic death. He could write a good deal of stunning music, nevertheless.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #69692 on: May 14, 2022, 10:07:21 AM »
Love it!

+1, albeit I don't know that recording.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #69693 on: May 14, 2022, 10:15:38 AM »
Eduard Tubin
Complete Symphonies
Symphonies 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Neeme Jarvi
Swedish Radio SO
Bamberg PO
BIS


I do love these symphonies so much. Really early start today with coffee, book and headphones while my sweet wife took a slower beginning. Mucho Tubin in the garden sunshine.

Wishing you all a happy Saturday, wherever you are and whatever you are doing!

An excellent way to start the day.

And my best wishes for you too!
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #69694 on: May 14, 2022, 10:17:26 AM »
NP:

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Romances For Violin And Orchestra, Op. 50
Hans Maile (violin)
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Uroš Lajovic


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The two Romances are gorgeous, arch-romantic stuff.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #69695 on: May 14, 2022, 12:41:35 PM »
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #69696 on: May 14, 2022, 12:48:37 PM »
Alexander Arutiunian: Trumpet Concerto.

Selina Ott, Trumpet.
Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Roberto Paternostro, Conductor.




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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #69697 on: May 14, 2022, 12:54:08 PM »
Mozart, WA - Violin Concertos w/ Christoph Koncz playing Mozart's own violin from his Salzburg days (pre-1781) w/ the period instrument group 'Les Musiciens du Louvre' - this recording was recently brought to my attention by Andrei in one of the Wolfie threads - arrived today - reviews attached for those interested.  Dave :)

 

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #69698 on: May 14, 2022, 01:15:13 PM »
This wonderful disc of choral music by Goffredo Petrassi:


Coro di morti is surely one of Petrassi’s greatest works, and ranks very high among 20th century Italian choral music (along such masterpieces as Dallapiccola’s Canti di priogionia and Nono’s Il canto sospeso). Really great stuff.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #69699 on: May 14, 2022, 02:15:28 PM »
What do you guys think of Gavin Bryars teaming up whit The Hilliard ensemble, it's a live on Bryars take on renaissance music, whit music of Purcell, Gombert, Jenkins.

Heard it recently felt riveted to my chair like jeez  fabuleous & also good rendition Live at Lokerbie
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