Re-trying Choral Music - Looking for recommendations

Started by lordlance, January 13, 2022, 03:27:44 PM

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I'd like to put in a word for Carl Nielsen's Springtime in Funen. It's relatively brief (18 minutes), but full of life.

Nielsen: Springtime in Funen, Lyrisk humoresque for soloists, chorus and orchestra. Op. 42 (1921)

Inga Nielsen (soprano)
Peter Gronlund (tenor)
Sten Byriel (bass)
The Children's Chorus of Skt. Annae
The Danish National Radio Choir
The Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leif Segerstam

https://www.youtube.com/v/WW2Mnl6PIr0

Symphonic Addict

Quote from: kyjo on February 18, 2022, 05:02:11 PM
BTW, as someone who isn't a huge listener of Baroque music, I love Handel's Messiah unreservedly, overplayed though it may be. What a glorious outpouring of delightful inspiration!

+1, more so when it's played on modern instruments.
Music is life, and like it, inextinguishable.

I love the vast surface of silence; and it is my chief delight to break it.

Carl Nielsen

k a rl h e nn i ng

Quote from: lordlance on January 14, 2022, 03:55:05 PM
I actually attended Messiah in a live concert. It was so bad that I left at the interval. Horribly boring.

It's one of those pieces I enjoy participating in, but not listening to, passively.


Gosh, I just replied to a January post ....
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Boston MA
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nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

lordlance

Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on October 23, 2022, 09:09:36 AM
It's one of those pieces I enjoy participating in, but not listening to, passively.


Gosh, I just replied to a January post ....

Heh it's all good.

vandermolen

"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).

Roasted Swan

Ola Gjeilo's "Luminous Night of the Soul"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OaRZrdoTQ0

gorgeous performance of a beautiful piece - sub 10 minute work