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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #35320 on: November 08, 2008, 09:01:25 AM »


D959, D784



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« Reply #35321 on: November 08, 2008, 09:14:19 AM »
Theodore Dubois. (1837-1924)
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Benediction Nuptiale.
Offertoire.
Messe de Mariage.
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Most excellent composer, and fine music.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #35322 on: November 08, 2008, 09:50:24 AM »
No, it was the Schubert symphony box, his complete symphonies, yikes!
I shudder when I remember...... :P
Well, Harry, I love Harnoncourt's Schubert box, but in principle I agree with you about Kavakos' Sibelius concerto. Every time I listen to that recording of the work, it really puts me off. Once after listening to it I couldn't bear to hear the concerto again for months and months. Kavakos seems to be bold in moments where he ought to be tender, and tender in moments where he ought to be bold, and I agree the whole experience is unpleasant.

Be careful, so much volume isn't good for the ears.
Yeah, that's true.  :(  Don't do that too often though.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #35323 on: November 08, 2008, 10:21:28 AM »
Bach:



A stunner of a disc - also sonically!

Read more here, with sound clips:

http://www.overgrownpath.com/search?q=comminges

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #35324 on: November 08, 2008, 10:34:17 AM »
Jean Cras: the orchestral works, as 2-cd Timpani set



Quite magnificent works that really grow on one with repeated hearings. The 'La Mer' - like work titled Journal de bord is a masterpiece. Cras was a carreeer naval officer. He became Major Gewneral of the port of Brest, and Rear-Admiral. Not surprisingly, there is a strong sense of space, movement, and colour. Most of his works were composed at sea, often during his night shifts (Journal de bord). Debussyan influence runs strong, but it's Pelléas and Nocturnes rather than La Mer or Images that come to mind. But Cras was very much his own man. This set also features his highly original Piano Concerto. Warmly recommended, esp. since it's not too expensive

Now that I have had an opportunity to purchase and listen to these two discs I can warmly endorse the recommendation :)

I also really like the splendid 'Ames d'enfants' suite-a quite gorgeous work which culminates in a sonorous unison horn invocation of the chorus of 'Frere Jacques'. Marvellous piece in an extremely worthwhile package from Timpani :)

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« Reply #35325 on: November 08, 2008, 10:49:01 AM »
Poor you... Btw, you didn't write a Concerto, but a Fantasy. I just checked. It was your opus 3. Your opus 2 is the Concerto for Cavalry, Kavakos and Vänskä.

Reading fast produced this: Concerto for Calvary, Kavakos ands Vänskä.  I realized  my mistake when I saw it quoted later...

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« Reply #35326 on: November 08, 2008, 11:02:12 AM »
Well, Harry, I love Harnoncourt's Schubert box, but in principle I agree with you about Kavakos' Sibelius concerto. Every time I listen to that recording of the work, it really puts me off. Once after listening to it I couldn't bear to hear the concerto again for months and months. Kavakos seems to be bold in moments where he ought to be tender, and tender in moments where he ought to be bold, and I agree the whole experience is unpleasant.
Yeah, that's true.  :(  Don't do that too often though.

O, I am so happy, first I fight with you over the Schubert box, then I hug you for the support over Sibelius. Eternal friendship Brian.

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« Reply #35327 on: November 08, 2008, 11:09:05 AM »
I've done some sampling of the big (35CDs) Brendel box on Brilliant and finding lots to like. Listening to disc 1, an old Vanguard issue, of Mozart PC 9 with I Solisti di Zagreb under Janigro from 66, this is very good. Fresh and spontaneous in fine, analogue sound.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #35328 on: November 08, 2008, 11:10:56 AM »
Reading fast produced this: Concerto for Calvary, Kavakos ands Vänskä.  I realized  my mistake when I saw it quoted later...

It was Calvary for Harry's CD...  ;D
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« Reply #35329 on: November 08, 2008, 11:59:38 AM »
Inspired by I think, Brian earlier in this thread, another try with John Antill, Corroboree (1946).

                   

In short: I find it basically the REMIX (*Extended Version*) of Mexican composer, Silvestre Revueltas' more spectacular (and concise) Sensemayá from 1938. I wonder if Antill knew that piece?
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #35330 on: November 08, 2008, 01:41:52 PM »


Is it just me or is that a silly cover?

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #35331 on: November 08, 2008, 01:46:00 PM »
You know, I typed "Jean Cras" into the eMusic search engine, and here's what I got:

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #35332 on: November 08, 2008, 01:46:16 PM »
Is it just me or is that a silly cover?

It's just you.

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« Reply #35333 on: November 08, 2008, 01:52:40 PM »
I thought so. It's much worse than silly, isn't it?

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« Reply #35334 on: November 08, 2008, 01:55:18 PM »
now just started:

Mozart Serenade K 239
Academy of Ancient Music/Hogwood

good! :D

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #35335 on: November 08, 2008, 02:42:39 PM »
Inspired by I think, Brian earlier in this thread, another try with John Antill, Corroboree (1946).

In short: I find it basically the REMIX (*Extended Version*) of Mexican composer, Silvestre Revueltas' more spectacular (and concise) Sensemayá from 1938. I wonder if Antill knew that piece?
Listening to the first movement of "Corroboree" I get a VERY strong Revueltas vibe. Critics like Hurwitz, Gramophone and some of the Aussie newspapers heard Stravinsky rather than Revueltas, did some inquiries, and found out that Antill had not even heard the Rite of Spring when he wrote "Corroboree". So I doubt very much that he'd heard Sensemayá...

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #35336 on: November 08, 2008, 03:37:20 PM »
Mahler Symphony # 10 in the new version by Samale/Mazzucca  Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra Martin Sieghart conductor. Recording of the first performance 2002. I am not sure about this version, nothing much new really and the extra percussion in the Adagio is not necessary at all.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #35337 on: November 08, 2008, 05:35:04 PM »
You know, I typed "Jean Cras" into the eMusic search engine, and here's what I got:

Hmm ???

Good Wikipedia article on Rear-Adamiral Jean Cras-the composer/sailor :)

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #35338 on: November 08, 2008, 06:10:47 PM »


Britten ~ Four Sea Interludes

Getting ready for Peter Grimes HD Live at the Met tomorrow  :)
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« Reply #35339 on: November 08, 2008, 06:28:40 PM »
Cras rules! At least in that beautifully put together Timpani set. I agree with the assessment that the Jeux Ämes d'enfants is simply adorable: this is one of those collections that etch in some remote and privileged corner of the musical memory.

NB: don't overlook his scrumptious piano concerto, also included in the Timpani set (Cras was a good soloist, and his is worth anybody's money).