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Composer Discussion / Re: Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
« Last post by k a rl h e nn i ng on Today at 02:07:03 PM »
Someone that quotes Dies Irae a bunch of times isn't a cheery fellow?  :laugh:

(* chortle *)
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The Diner / Re: USA Politics (redux)
« Last post by Pohjolas Daughter on Today at 02:02:25 PM »
Appeals court weighs whether Justice Department should substitute for Trump in defamation suit

https://abcnews.go.com/US/appeals-court-weighs-justice-department-substitute-trump-defamation/story?id=81540754

PD
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by André on Today at 01:56:20 PM »
And that is definitely the case with both Alfvén and Dvorak! I'm sure there are others... Vaughan Williams, perhaps? And with Dvorak, the folk music doesn't have to Czech - just look at the main theme of the slow movement of the New World Symphony! As for Bergakungen, what else can I say? It's absolutely magnificent!

Thread duty:

Malcolm Arnold
Homage to the Queen: Suite
Rinaldo and Armida
Sweeney Todd: Concert Suite
BBC Philharmonic
Rumon Gamba

(on Spotify)



Simply delightful. Not as intense and hair-raising as Electra, though Rinaldo and Armida comes close. There are touches of Arnold's lighter side in Homage to the Queen, and even in Sweeney Todd he's occasionally playful despite the subject matter!

+1 for Bergakungen and the Arnold ballet music disc.  :)
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Jean Sibelius: Symphony No.2 in D major, op.43. Osmo Vänskä, Minnesota Orchestra

First listen. Damn, this is a seriously detailed recording. It sounds great, especially the brass.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by Linz on Today at 01:47:45 PM »
Brahms Murray Perahia  Handel Variations op. 24 Rhapsodies op.79 Piano Pieces Op. 118 & 119
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Great Recordings and Reviews / Re: New Releases
« Last post by André on Today at 01:44:15 PM »
Gardiner 59:43 and could have been two minutes faster if he had skipped some repeats in the scherzo.

The 1959 Munch BSO performance runs under 63 mins. The same forces gave a concert a couple of days before and it’s under 60’. The concert performance  is available on the net and it sizzles. No scherzo repeat of course. Munch never met a repeat he liked.
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The Polling Station / Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Composers
« Last post by Madiel on Today at 01:43:58 PM »
How we’re not yet a sitcom is beyond me. 😎

We might be a little bit niche for the big networks. Maybe local cable.
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Great Recordings and Reviews / Re: New Releases
« Last post by amw on Today at 01:42:54 PM »
Gardiner 59:43 and could have been two minutes faster if he had skipped some repeats in the scherzo.
Spering 59:36. The best recording, Herreweghe, is 62:26; his Royal Flemish Philharmonic remake comes in at 60:55. This is a fairly standard tempo range at this point.
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Composer Discussion / Re: Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
« Last post by Madiel on Today at 01:41:55 PM »
Don't all of his big works in the minor mode (except the first symphony and Isle of the Dead) have a triumphant finale in the major mode?

Well I don't necessarily listen to "big works"...

The Symphonic Dances, my favourite larger scale work, end with a pretty big crash. Admittedly it might be a big crash in a major key, but it's still not something I'd place the adjective triumphant next to.
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The Diner / Re: One Word Posts
« Last post by k a rl h e nn i ng on Today at 01:06:15 PM »
Bubbly
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