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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by Mandryka on Today at 12:54:43 AM »


Streaming is great, and this recording represents the perfect reason why.  Old fashioned and beautiful playing of even more old fashioned music that I have now heard in two interpretations.  I may very well go the rest of my life without listening to it again, but it's nice to hear.

Now, if all those harder or impossible to find French market recordings could be made available for streaming worldwide.  I want to hear every single note Jean Marie Darre recorded, for instance.

Have you seen this?

https://forgottenrecords.com/en/catalogue?f=soloist~Darr%C3%A9%2C%20Jeanne-Marie
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 Hummel - Piano Works- Howard Shelley (piano)
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The Diner / Re: How is the weather?
« Last post by vandermolen on Today at 12:07:30 AM »
Interesting. Most of the places I've lived in London have been within reasonable hailing distance of the Heath. The first room I rented when I came to London was just down the hill on the fringe of Hampstead Garden Suburbs (in a house owned by Lazar Berman's former wife, herself a brilliant pianist who had studied at the Moscow Conservatoire).
Interesting too. My brother lived in Hampstead Garden Suburb for many years.
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The Diner / Re: The Cat Thread
« Last post by vandermolen on Today at 12:05:08 AM »
It was a serval.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serval

It is beautiful, and I want one! (Plus a raccoon).
How extraordinary! Thank you. I want one too but I'm not sure that my cat would agree!
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by Papy Oli on August 13, 2022, 11:57:16 PM »
Wagner - Parsifal Act III (Karajan)



This is getting better and better. A definite purchase to come.
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Composer Discussion / Re: Vaughan Williams's Veranda
« Last post by vandermolen on August 13, 2022, 11:48:53 PM »
Just popping in here to say I think the performance of Serenade to Music found in the July 2022 BBC Music Magazine CD is among the best I've heard.
It's the original version for 16 soloists.  It was recorded in concert at the 2010 Proms with Donald Runnicles conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
If you look at the letters page you'll find a letter from me which refers to the Serenade to Music (not is a positive way I'm afraid) and a response from the Editor.
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The Diner / Re: The Cat Thread
« Last post by absolutelybaching on August 13, 2022, 11:45:38 PM »
It was a serval.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serval

It is beautiful, and I want one! (Plus a raccoon).
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The Diner / Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Last post by vandermolen on August 13, 2022, 11:45:09 PM »
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The Diner / Re: How is the weather?
« Last post by Irons on August 13, 2022, 11:41:30 PM »
Interesting. Most of the places I've lived in London have been within reasonable hailing distance of the Heath. The first room I rented when I came to London was just down the hill on the fringe of Hampstead Garden Suburbs (in a house owned by Lazar Berman's former wife, herself a brilliant pianist who had studied at the Moscow Conservatoire).

I don't know North London at all well but mention of Hampstead and I always think of Decca's famous West Hampstead recording studios in Broadhurst Gardens. Opened in the 1930's and closed 50 years later when Philips took over Decca.
The building is now used as a rehearsal studio for the English National Opera.

Interesting connection between you and Lazar Berman. Small world.   
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The Diner / Re: The Cat Thread
« Last post by vandermolen on August 13, 2022, 11:41:10 PM »
     An ultracat loves a Doberman and complications ensue.

     <a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/Le1GEAHnaGo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/Le1GEAHnaGo</a>

     I feel bad for the ultra. It's only trying to love bomb the dog.
What's an 'ultracat'? Looks like a cross between a cheetah and a cat. When I looked it up online I just got adverts for different types of cat food. What an extraordinary looking creature.
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