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Offline rubio

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1560 on: April 25, 2007, 08:19:29 AM »
Gilels is pure poetry in those two works, one of my favourites.

Nelson Freire with Chailly too is outstanding for a new interpretation of these two wonderful concertos.

With Gilels you have made an excellent choice  ;D

The Freire/Chailly recording is also very tempting (as well as the Richter/Leinsdorf 2nd and the Curzon/Szell...). How would you describe this interpretation compared to Jochum/Gilels?
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1561 on: April 25, 2007, 08:23:41 AM »
Elgar: Falstaff (Just before a big night of European Football)  :D

An underated gem of a work!!

Hear, hear!

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1562 on: April 25, 2007, 08:31:46 AM »
The Freire/Chailly recording is also very tempting (as well as the Richter/Leinsdorf 2nd and the Curzon/Szell...). How would you describe this interpretation compared to Jochum/Gilels?

With Freire, not only on this set of works and in most others, especially Chopin, he has a lightness of touch which makes him by far my favourite living pianist today.

You more often then not, you won't get 'bang bang or a bravurra tour de force' with Freire, he won't attack you like Curzon will in his Brahms 1st, Freire's way is totally different and has to be heard to be believed how technically brilliant he is  ;) 

He is the most delicate, passioned calming pianist I have ever heard. 

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1563 on: April 25, 2007, 08:32:37 AM »

Do you have a favorite between those two?

Oh, not really, just different ways to do the work - if you wanted just one, then might depend on the other performances on the discs - here are some comments on the Hyperion CD and on the Holliger disc from MusicWeb.

BTW - made some prelim comments on the Haydn Piano Trios back on pg. 74 of this thread - continuing to listen to them (excellent set & superb bargain); also, Dussek Solo Piano works performed by Andreas Staier on a fortepiano (re-released recordings from the early '90s) -  :D

 

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1564 on: April 25, 2007, 08:33:29 AM »
Hear, hear!

Sort of comes into a category of "When or how, do you distinguish when a symphonic poem is all but a symphony"?

Something I have always been meaning to ask  :D

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1565 on: April 25, 2007, 08:37:03 AM »

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1566 on: April 25, 2007, 08:43:15 AM »
Glazunov.

SQ No.3 opus 26 in G major.

Utrecht SQ.


Wonderful SQ from a master in melody and tonal refinement.
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Harry

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1567 on: April 25, 2007, 08:44:05 AM »


That's a great set Tasos, and a firm favourite of mine. :)

Harry

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1568 on: April 25, 2007, 09:11:45 AM »
Glazunov.

SQ No. 5 opus 70, in D minor,

Utrecht SQ


Gorgeous.
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karlhenning

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1569 on: April 25, 2007, 09:20:33 AM »
Hartmann
Concerto funèbre
Christiane Edinger, violin
Katowice Radio Symphony
Penderecki, conducting

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1570 on: April 25, 2007, 09:28:18 AM »
Oh, not really, just different ways to do the work - if you wanted just one, then might depend on the other performances on the discs - here are some comments on the Hyperion CD and on the Holliger disc from MusicWeb.







Thanks so much for the links!

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1571 on: April 25, 2007, 09:32:17 AM »
Mozart's Great Mass in C minor from Leppard on EMI.  Absolutely fantastic performance, and Cotrubas is heavenly; the only one who can match her in this work is Stader for Fricsay.

karlhenning

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1572 on: April 25, 2007, 09:43:29 AM »
Szymanowski
Violin Concerto No. 1, Opus 35
Christiane Edinger, violin
Katowice Radio Symphony
Krzysztof Penderecki, conducting

George

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1573 on: April 25, 2007, 09:44:30 AM »
Thanks so much for the links!

Hey, Andy, that Holliger disc comes very highly recommended. I'd snap it up at budget price!  :)

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1574 on: April 25, 2007, 10:00:46 AM »
Hey, Andy, that Holliger disc comes very highly recommended. I'd snap it up at budget price!  :)



I'm way ahead of you, George!


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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1575 on: April 25, 2007, 10:05:51 AM »
Copland, Symphony for Organ and Orchestra (E Power Biggs / Bernstein / NYPO).  Quite good.

karlhenning

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1576 on: April 25, 2007, 10:35:31 AM »
Vaughan Williams
English Folk Song Suite (arr. Gordon Jacob)
Royal Liverpool Phil
Vernon Handley

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1577 on: April 25, 2007, 10:44:11 AM »
That's a great set Tasos, and a firm favourite of mine. :)

Mine too, apparently.  8)


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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1578 on: April 25, 2007, 10:46:06 AM »
Vaughan Williams
A Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No. 3)
Royal Liverpool Phil
Alison Barlow, soprano **
Vernon Handley


[ ** Harry, don't look! ]

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1579 on: April 25, 2007, 10:49:43 AM »
Vaughan Williams
A Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No. 3)
Royal Liverpool Phil
Alison Barlow, soprano **
Vernon Handley


[ ** Harry, don't look! ]

I won't don't worry! ;D