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Quote from: foxandpeng on April 12, 2023, 09:58:35 AMJames MacMillan Symphony 3 'Silence'James MacMillan BBC Philharmonic Orchestra Chandos Bit of a James MacMillan evening, it seems. Symphony 3 tracks the idea of the silence of God in suffering and tragedy. From what I've read, MacMillan ponders the idea of God present in silence, rather than absent. Not sure how that works out in the symphony yet, as I think this might be my maiden listen. I was sure I'd listened before, but this isn't familiar yet! More than one play on the cards, I think 🤔
Quote from: Harry on April 12, 2023, 02:22:20 AMHendrik Andriessen (1892–1981)Symphony No. 4 (1954)Libertas venit - Rhapsody (1954) Capriccio (1941) Canzone (1971)Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, David Porcelijn.Recorded at the Enschede Muziek, (2012-2013), Centrum, Netherlands.TT= 56:16.The fourth symphony shows very clearly what a versatile composer Andriessen was. From whatever angle one approaches it, this work is an epitome of his compositional prowess. It is so well constructed that every note is firmly anchored in the context, namely to show that he masters all genres down to the last detail. The first part "Molto Grave, energico" has a dark beginning, and the light barely appears. The technique takes the music to perfection, and it sounds like he wants to say, see this is me! The second part "Andante Sostenuto" digs even deeper into the mood, as if the darkness were an end in itself. Even Mahler makes an appearance from time to time. This movement makes a deep impression on me! The third part of this work returns to the energetic beginning, albeit with a Vivace instead of Molto Grave. The violins determine the rhythm and drive the melodies into a frenzy. Three minutes into the movement, the melancholy molto grave determines the balance in the development of the symphony, and then continues in a milder way. A perfect ending. Personally, I think this is Andriessen's best work. I could run it continuously without getting tired of it.Libertas Venit-Rhapsody, begins as darkly as the Fourth Symphony, with beautiful brass, on which the violins lean in comfort, and an almost elegiac mood wrings itself out of the context. The timpani strike deeper into the minor key at a desperate pace, as to arise at a jolly tempo into the major key. Really impressive.The next work "Capriccio" tries to find a light tone, with an oriental touch here and there. The emphasis is again in line with the previous works on this CD, with the brass and the violins having an important element in common, namely perfect harmony.The last work on this CD "Canzona" is a glorious conclusion. Short and sweet in expression, even a little pastoral in expression, and magical even.Perfect recording and sound.
Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on April 12, 2023, 07:19:25 PMI will check the music.The poster for their recital January this year. They will do Firminus Caron in June.
Quote from: vers la flamme on April 12, 2023, 02:00:06 PMNot to sound smart, but there's always hope for Christians.
Quote from: Løvfald on April 12, 2023, 05:46:08 PMGál: Violin Concerto and Violin ConcertinoFirst listen to both works.
Quote from: Mandryka on April 13, 2023, 02:03:46 AMListening to Missa Jesus Autem, and it's a doozy.
Quote from: pjme on April 13, 2023, 02:40:38 AMInteresting music, very silly cover...
Quote from: Que on April 13, 2023, 03:14:43 AMI particularly like that set as well. Their Caron gives me more than the Huelgas recording, for instance.
Quote from: Karl Henning on April 13, 2023, 04:54:57 AMI take your point, though I like the fact that they bucked the "sexpot soloist" trend.
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