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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #22320 on: April 15, 2008, 10:59:36 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #22321 on: April 15, 2008, 11:50:50 AM »
Mozart from the Oort Cloud. I really enjoy the G minor quartet, though the Eb major one leaves me rather colder.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #22322 on: April 15, 2008, 12:17:39 PM »


Definitely a grower, this one !  :)
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #22323 on: April 15, 2008, 12:24:31 PM »


Interesting, interesting - are these mature, post-war works?
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Re: What are you listening to?
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« Reply #22325 on: April 15, 2008, 01:09:27 PM »
I love it.



Gotta check it out now.

I'm still considering the Brahms/Karajan Symphonies on DVD. Who am I fooling, if I were rich, I'd already have it.

Gorecki Symphony no.3

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« Reply #22326 on: April 15, 2008, 01:13:26 PM »
Greedy guts, you!!  :D  Didn't he write like 70+ string quartets?  ;D

I have the Op. 76, and my next CD order will definitely include Op. 77.  I love his quartets more than Mozart's mature quartets.



Me too. K 387 and 421 are the ones I think come closest to the quality to Joseph's opp. 20 and 33. But once you listen to opps. 54 and 74 you will be even more thoroughly convinced of Haydn's supreme mastery of the genre during his (and Mozart's) time.

When people mention Mozart's Chamber Music for strings, I always exclaim "yes, he wrote some terrific duos, trios, and quintets!".

Sarge also wrote a really cool post on Haydn's op.50, which truly are a bit more cerebral and harder to grasp at first listenings. Once they sink in though (especially no.2) they stay sunk in.

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« Reply #22327 on: April 15, 2008, 01:13:55 PM »
Interesting, interesting - are these mature, post-war works?
Only the Sonata "27 Apr. 1945" is close to mature (the rest is often rather frivolous or neoclassical music from the late '20s and early '30s), and Hartmann later withdrew the work. It was inspired by his despair at watching concentration camp prisoners being marched to their death by guards shortly before the end of WW2, and I suspect the composer may have felt that the music didn't do justice to the subject matter. I'd like to hear it in a more impassioned performance: the performance here seems lacking in intensity, and as a result the music seems somewhat thin (though the funeral march that centres it is certainly powerful).

Now listening:

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« Reply #22328 on: April 15, 2008, 01:14:36 PM »
Bogey and Dave's discussion of this soundtrack made me want to hear it again (it's a favorite of Mrs. Rock's; she listens to it far more than I do):



The style is reminiscent of 1950s scores for costume and bibical epics but without the religiosity. Favorite tracks: the Riders of Doom (with a chorus) and the beautiful Theology/Civilization movement.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #22329 on: April 15, 2008, 01:21:15 PM »
Gorecki Symphony no.3
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #22330 on: April 15, 2008, 01:21:42 PM »
Only the Sonata "27 Apr. 1945" is close to mature (the rest is often rather frivolous or neoclassical music from the late '20s and early '30s), and Hartmann later withdrew the work. It was inspired by his despair at watching concentration camp prisoners being marched to their death by guards shortly before the end of WW2, and I suspect the composer may have felt that the music didn't do justice to the subject matter. I'd like to hear it in a more impassioned performance: the performance here seems lacking in intensity, and as a result the music seems somewhat thin (though the funeral march that

Thank you very much, Edward! I know Hartmann concentrated on writing/revising his symphonies after WWII, and as his was not a very long life, I did wonder about those piano pieces...
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« Reply #22331 on: April 15, 2008, 01:23:06 PM »
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Love this one. The first movement is very powerful to me.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #22332 on: April 15, 2008, 01:28:38 PM »
Love this one. The first movement is very powerful to me.
Me too. Hypnotic, isn't it?

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #22333 on: April 15, 2008, 02:02:39 PM »
There will never be another era like the Golden Age of Hollywood.  We didn't know how to blow up buildings then so we had no choice but to tell great stories with great characters.-Ben Mankiewicz

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« Reply #22334 on: April 15, 2008, 02:04:05 PM »
Me too. Hypnotic, isn't it?

Oh yeeeeaaah.  8)

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Re: What are you listening to?
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Love this one. The first movement is very powerful to me.

Same here.  :)

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Listening to String Quartet No. 8 from this:

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #22336 on: April 15, 2008, 02:55:11 PM »
Same here.  :)

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Listening to String Quartet No. 8 from this:





That's my favorite Shostakovich SQ, and my favorite recording of it.

Currently:

Brahms Symphony no.4 (Haitink)

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #22337 on: April 15, 2008, 03:51:31 PM »


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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #22338 on: April 15, 2008, 03:53:59 PM »


Dsic 2


Bill, where have I seen that signature before  ;)?

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #22339 on: April 15, 2008, 04:55:17 PM »


That's my favorite Shostakovich SQ, and my favorite recording of it.

Yes, it's quite good.  :)
Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life. ~ Ludwig van Beethoven