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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #70300 on: May 22, 2022, 01:49:36 PM »
Sergei Prokofiev

String Quartet 1 in b minor, op. 50
Sonata for Two Violins in C major, op. 56
String Quartet 2 in F major 'Kabardinian', op. 92

Pavel Haas Quartet


For a post-midday repast listening.

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Perhaps the heaviest violin duo I have heard, but the sonata was new to me too.

PHQ really leap at this music! The SQ's were dynamite.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #70301 on: May 22, 2022, 02:35:44 PM »
Now that's an understatement if there ever was one! 8)

Thankfully, I have you lovely people to help educate me 🙂

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Peteris Vasks
Concerto for Viola and String Orchestra
String Symphony 'Voices'
Maxim Rysanov
Sinfonietta Riga
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #70302 on: May 22, 2022, 03:08:38 PM »

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #70303 on: May 22, 2022, 05:09:36 PM »
I was in the car for a while today. Here are some highlights:

For Wagner's Birthday, Die Walküre, Act 1. Weigle/Der Frankfurter Ring


And some new purchases:
Telemann: Tafelmusik extracts
Güttler: Virtuiosi Saxoniae


Handel: Musick For The Royal Fireworks (original scoring)
The King's Consort


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #70304 on: May 22, 2022, 05:58:44 PM »
Now playing entire Martinů recording:



One of my favorite Martinů recordings.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #70305 on: May 22, 2022, 08:16:35 PM »
Morning listening on Spotify:


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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #70306 on: May 22, 2022, 08:53:08 PM »




 Grieg: Peer Gynt, incidental music, Op. 23,Grieg: Sigurd Jorsalfar Op. 22

Barbara Bonney, Marianne Eklöf, Urban Malmberg & Carl Gustaf Holmgren

Ohlin Vocal Ensemble & Pro Musica Chamber Choir, Neeme Järvi
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #70307 on: May 22, 2022, 11:46:22 PM »
How does Jarvi's Atterberg 3rd compare to Ehrling's and Rasilainen's, Jeffrey?
Kyle - I remember thinking that the Ehrling is very special but I have been greatly enjoying the Jarvi. I'll listen to the Rasilainen again when my Atterberg boxed set arrives!  ::) The opening of the Ehrling performance has a wonderful poetry about it.

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Poulenc: Organ Concerto
In Memoriam Simon Preston

Added later - I'm now on to the Cesar Franck symphony which I haven't heard in a long time - I have always liked it. It clearly had a big influence on early Miaskovsky (especially the 3rd Symphony).
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"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 #70308 on: May 23, 2022, 12:45:17 AM »



 Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande Suite & Schoenberg: Pelléas & Mélisande- Orchestre de La Suisse Romande, Jonathan Nott
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #70309 on: May 23, 2022, 01:21:28 AM »
 Claude Debussy's Nocturnes
    Women of the Los Angeles Master Chorale -- Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra (Salonen)
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #70310 on: May 23, 2022, 02:07:15 AM »


Pēteris Vasks: Symphony No.1, "Voices". Ivan Repušić, Münchner Rundfunkorchester

This disc has been a good introduction to the composer. It all sounds good. Reminds me quite a bit of the other famous contemporary Baltic composer, Arvo Pärt.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #70311 on: May 23, 2022, 02:45:19 AM »
Holst 'The Perfect Fool' (ballet music - magical), Beni-Mora (hypnotic) and the Planets (great performance)
"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 #70312 on: May 23, 2022, 02:59:53 AM »


Oof, good luck with that! You may be still listening to it for all I know... ;)

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Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust
Sabbatini (Faust), Shkosa (Marguerite), Pertusi (Mephistopholes), Wilson-Johnson (Brander)
London Symphony Chorus
London SO/C.Davis

Finally getting round to one of the three different Faust operas I got recently. I think I now have six in total. Berlioz, Mahler, Liszt, Gounod, Schumann and Schnittke.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #70313 on: May 23, 2022, 03:01:56 AM »
Johann Christian Bach.

Piano concertos, opus 13, 4-6 & opus 14, in E flat major.

Anthony Halstead, Forte piano and Direction.
The Hanover Band.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #70314 on: May 23, 2022, 03:56:28 AM »
Woldemar Bargiel.

Complete Piano Trios, Volume II.

Opus 6, opus 38 & opus 10.

Trio Parnassus.

The opus 38 was originally for Cello and Orchestra, but a piano version was made by the composer himself. Bargiel' s chamber music belongs to me to the top of this genre, and am always very happy to return to this music, certainly when the last time I heard them was in 2007.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #70315 on: May 23, 2022, 04:57:56 AM »
Messiaen


 


 

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #70316 on: May 23, 2022, 05:21:08 AM »
Finishing up Prokofiev Cinderella with Rozhdestvensky and the USSR Ministry of Culture SO from the several mornings ago:

"Humility is society's greatest misconception."

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #70317 on: May 23, 2022, 05:53:00 AM »


Pēteris Vasks: Symphony No.1, "Voices". Ivan Repušić, Münchner Rundfunkorchester

This disc has been a good introduction to the composer. It all sounds good. Reminds me quite a bit of the other famous contemporary Baltic composer, Arvo Pärt.

There is so much Vasks I like that it wasn't until I played this for the first time last night that I found music he wrote that I wasn't very keen on.


And not being very keen on, I simply mean the earlier music (written in a more actively avant-garde mode) didn't catch me the way his later works do. But there is still much of interest in it.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #70318 on: May 23, 2022, 05:56:38 AM »


 



Brahms: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3-  Renaud Capucon (violin) & Nicholas Angelich (piano)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #70319 on: May 23, 2022, 06:06:04 AM »


Pēteris Vasks: Symphony No.1, "Voices". Ivan Repušić, Münchner Rundfunkorchester

This disc has been a good introduction to the composer. It all sounds good. Reminds me quite a bit of the other famous contemporary Baltic composer, Arvo Pärt.

I've made no secret of how much I have come to love Vasks, and all of these works are top class. I don't know Pärt well enough to make a comparison, but I obviously need to.

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Alfred Schnittke
Complete Works for String Quartet
SQ 1
Kronos Quartet


Hm. Maybe not the right choice after pondering Vasks. Different sound world entirely. Might go better after some Pettersson or Peter Maxwell Davies?
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