Started by vandermolen, August 31, 2007, 12:43:08 AM
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Quote from: erato on August 31, 2007, 10:34:26 AMThe jazzy little cello concerto is a gem. I know versions by Milos Sadlo on Supraphon, as well as a version by Slava on the 10 CD Brillian Rostropovich Collection.
Quote from: Harry on August 31, 2007, 12:39:56 PMWell a good start are the SQ 1-3.The Violin Sonates and the Piano Trio.He has written many small scaled Chamber music, very attractive, but the above mentioned works are in my opinion essential.
Quote from: head-case on August 31, 2007, 09:31:30 AMJarvi's recording of Honegger 5 on Chandos is remarkable. The dreary grinding chords of the first movement have just the right feel of strain without harshness, which facilitates the transition the more playfully ironic second movement. The other version I've recently listened to, the Plasson, fails miserably in my view because the first movement is overdriven, making the second movement seem like a pathetic twittering in the distance.
Quote from: Jezetha on April 07, 2008, 01:34:48 AMI treasure the Karajan recording with symphonies 2 & 3 too. Great works, both of them. (And that 'bird ending' is indeed magical.)But I have still much Honegger to discover.
Quote from: vandermolen on August 31, 2007, 12:43:08 AMNot much on Honegger so far. He is one of my favourites composers. Last night I heard, on the car radio, what sounded like a great performance of the "Liturgique" Symphony from the Proms in London. Actually I only heard the last movement but the performance (by Maris Jansons and the Bavarian RSO) was wonderful, taken very slowly. The bird-song type epilogue is one of the most moving things I know in classical music.I like all the symphonies, especially the bleak No 5 as well as the oratorio "Joan of Arc" and also some of the film music on Marco Polo; "L'Idee" and "Les Miserables" in particular. "Pastorale d'ete" is another beautiful, inspiriting score.
Quote from: Harry on April 07, 2008, 01:39:39 AMAnd there is a lot to be discovered, Johan!
Quote from: pjme on April 07, 2008, 10:32:38 AMThe oratorio "Cris du monde" can be found on a Praga CD ( OOP,I suppose)( Serge Baudo with Czech forces). It is a pessimistic work that reflects both the uncertain times of its composition ( 1929!) and Honegger's own existential fears. The performance is only OK - sung in Czech, and clearly showing its age.
Quote from: Drasko on April 07, 2008, 11:52:30 AMBut that opera Antigona sounds positively mouthwatering. Any info on availability?
Quote from: Drasko on April 07, 2008, 11:52:30 AMThere should be another recording of Cris du monde, under Georges Tzipine on EMI Les Rarissimes de Honegger, but I believe it shows even more age.
Quote from: Drasko on April 07, 2008, 11:52:30 AMThere should be another recording of Cris du monde, under Georges Tzipine on EMI Les Rarissimes de Honegger, but I believe it shows even more age.Unfortunately oratorios (Honegger or otherwise) aren't the genre that works for me much. But that opera Antigona sounds positively mouthwatering. Any info on availability?
Quote from: pjme on April 07, 2008, 02:34:17 PMHi Drasko, do check "La chaumière à musique" in Paris. It's a 2nd hand shop- plenty of Honegger recordings ( but not Antigone...for the moment)http://www.chaumiereonline.comPeter
Quote from: gomro on April 07, 2008, 04:35:08 AM(Pacific 231, on a disc with Varese's Ameriques and Milhaud's L'homme et son desir)
Quote from: Corey on April 07, 2008, 12:39:51 PMHas anyone heard his operetta, Les Aventures du Roi Pausole? I just noticed it is available on Amazon.
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