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Offline Fafner

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125620 on: February 14, 2013, 07:15:44 AM »
I heard some Sibelius by John Storgards.  It was very...robust.  :o  I liked it.  Bet that Korngold is pretty 'robust' too.   ;D


Yes, it is quite... 'robust'. This is my first listen to the symphony and I am impressed. This is definitely a work I am going to come back to and I'll buy it on CD (either this recoding, Albrecht on PentaTone or the premiere Kempe).

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E.W. Korngold - The Adventures of Robin Hood
Warner Brothers Studio Orchestra

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125621 on: February 14, 2013, 07:19:59 AM »
Dear John,
         It is imperative that you show us you features when listening to Haydn.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125622 on: February 14, 2013, 07:39:40 AM »
Bach violin concertos, Rachel Podger & Brecon Baroque



Typical of Podger, more dancing and joyful than grave and reverent -- thank God!   8)
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125623 on: February 14, 2013, 07:40:11 AM »
Thread Duty: FC | Scherzo, Op. 20 | Pollini

I had to take a few seconds to discover who this guy was. Maybe because when I was a child the sound "CH" was still the fourth letter of the Spanish alphabet. Actually, it was until 2010.  :)
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125624 on: February 14, 2013, 07:41:54 AM »
I had to take a few seconds to discover who this guy was. Maybe because when I was a child the sound "CH" was still the fourth letter of the Spanish alphabet. Actually, it was until 2010.  :)

Srry, I was to la

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125625 on: February 14, 2013, 07:45:19 AM »
Bach violin concertos, Rachel Podger & Brecon Baroque



Typical of Podger, more dancing and joyful than grave and reverent -- thank God!   8)

I love this girl. A great violinist and so feminine and lovely (just like Hilary Hahn). There are some interviews on YouTube, where she speaks about music.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125626 on: February 14, 2013, 07:46:02 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125627 on: February 14, 2013, 07:48:40 AM »
Our Brian is partly to “blame” in this, but I've been living with this for a couple of days:



Wonderful, penetrating stuff.

I like his partnering of Faust in Beethoven and Dvořák and have had that wishlisted for months but have yet to hear it. Worth taking a flyer on, you think?
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125628 on: February 14, 2013, 07:52:36 AM »
I love this girl. A great violinist and so feminine and lovely (just like Hilary Hahn). There are some interviews on YouTube, where she speaks about music.
She's a radiant spirit, indeed, full of joie de vivre (et musique!).
"Maybe the problem most of you have ... is that you're not listening to Barbirolli." ~Sarge

"The problem with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other people's money." ~Margaret Thatcher

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Re: What are you listening to?
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125630 on: February 14, 2013, 08:20:49 AM »
MENDELSSOHN / MOZART / BACH, J.S.: Violin Concertos
 (Oistrakh, Ormandy) (1955)

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125631 on: February 14, 2013, 09:19:13 AM »
Dear John,
        We appreciate your complying with our request.

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BWV 1019 - Gould-Laredo

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/820VBcJqTLQ" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/820VBcJqTLQ</a>

It's okay, I'm only going to listen to the third movement. 0:) I was particularly taken by this movement this morning. I was listening to Koopman then.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125632 on: February 14, 2013, 09:29:51 AM »

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BWV 1019 - Gould-Laredo

This is the coolest movement for harpsichord ever composed by the genius. Not totally destroyed by Gould on the piano.  8)

P.S.: My memories were wrong, Gould's performance destroys the entire movement.  >:(
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What are you listening to?
« Reply #125633 on: February 14, 2013, 10:01:57 AM »
Listening to Ravel's Ma Mere L'Oye on the Martinon set, amazing stuff.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125634 on: February 14, 2013, 10:31:04 AM »
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The most interesting disc of this beautiful set IMO! :)

CD 4:
Charles Henri Valentin Morhange (1813 - 1888) Charles Valentin Alkan
Nocturne alla Field in B flat

Friedrich Wilhelm Kalkbrenner (1785 - 1849)
Les Soupirs de la Harpe Eolienne
Nocturne in A flat Op.121 No.1
Nocturne in F Op.121 No.2 (à trois mains)


Clara Josephine Wieck-Schumann (1819 - 1896)
Nocturne in F Op.6 No.2 (Soireés musicales)

Louis James Alfred Lefèbure-Wély (1817 - 1870)
Nocturne in D flat Op.54 ‘Les Cloches du monastère’

Edmund Weber (1766 - 1828)
Nocturne in D flat Op.1 ‘Première pensée’

Charles Henri Valentin Morhange (1813 - 1888) Charles Valentin Alkan
Nocturne in B Op.22
Notturnino innamorato in F sharp minor Op.63 no 43


Mikhail Ivanovitsj Glinka (1804 - 1857)
Nocturne in E flat

Maria Agata Szymanowska (1789 - 1831)
Nocturne in A flat ‘La Murmure’

Ignacy Feliks Dobrzynski (1807 - 1867)
Nocturne in G minor Op.21 No.
Nocturne in E flat Op.21 No.2
Nocturne in F minor Op.24 No.1
Nocturne in D flat Op.24 No.2
Nocturne in G minor ‘Pozegnanie’

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125635 on: February 14, 2013, 10:35:22 AM »
This [BWV 1019/III] is the coolest movement for harpsichord ever composed by the genius. Not totally destroyed by Gould on the piano.  8)

P.S.: My memories were wrong, Gould's performance destroys the entire movement.  >:(

Yes, it was a let down of sorts on first listen, I must admit.


This, with Bruno Canino, sounds more like what I was after:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/8whko5LA0wE" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/8whko5LA0wE</a>
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125636 on: February 14, 2013, 10:44:48 AM »
This is the coolest movement for harpsichord ever composed by the genius. Not totally destroyed by Gould on the piano.  8)

P.S.: My memories were wrong, Gould's performance destroys the entire movement.  >:(

Careful now, the man is a genius.  ;)
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125637 on: February 14, 2013, 12:27:16 PM »
Havergal Brian Symphony #2 E minor (1930-31), Mackerras conducting the BBC




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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125638 on: February 14, 2013, 12:46:43 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125639 on: February 14, 2013, 12:57:02 PM »
lp session
HANDEL: The Ways of Zion Do Mourn
Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra   John Eliot Gardiner cond.
- takes a while to discover they are singing in English
LOPES MORAGO: Te Deum, 2 motets  and other religious music from 16th -17th century Lisbon
Gulbenkian Foundation Choir, Pierre Salzman, cond.
no texts, probably familiar enough to Catholics of 60 years ago
JOLIVET: Air de Bravoure   Bertold HUMMELL: Trumpet Sonata in C  IBERT: Impromptu for trumpet and piano   STEVENS: Trumpet Sonata   KENNAN: Trumpet Sonata
James Darling, trumpet    Genevieve Sidoti, piano
   
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