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Composer Discussion / Re: Janáček (Leoš' Lair)
« Last post by Symphonic Addict on Today at 07:55:57 PM »
What is your favorite movement from Sinfonietta? I came to think that this very work is a marvel in itself, and each movement is an independent world, memorable, strikingly rhtythmic, harmonically compelling and "refreshing" from similar composers.

Mine is the 2nd. Gorgeous is just little to describe how unique this movement is. The brass section in the 2nd half of the mov. with that noble motif/tune gets me everytime!
The Polling Station / Re: After Music, What Are Your Favorite Arts?
« Last post by Mirror Image on Today at 07:54:29 PM »
Literature (poetry mainly), painting, film and photography.
The Diner / Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Last post by Madiel on Today at 07:52:29 PM »
Can't say that I mind either of them that much. For Mendelssohn, it speaks more of the era of the release. But for Ligeti it seems like a reasonably appropriate choice.
Composer Discussion / Re: Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959)
« Last post by Mirror Image on Today at 07:51:19 PM »
My favorite Sinfonietta La Jolla is this one on Supraphon:

GMG News / Re: Bug report
« Last post by Spotted Horses on Today at 07:51:00 PM »
At some point today I visited the forum and all of the threads showed read. However, if I click "show unread posts since last visit, it shows lots of unread posts. Was there some sort of glitch, or did I accidentally click some sort of "mark forum read" button that I don't know about. :)
The Diner / Re: How is the weather?
« Last post by JBS on Today at 07:42:04 PM »
I live under the clump of 43/44s just north of Miami
Hell, this is one of the most inexhaustingly melodic, tuneful, exhilarating, rewarding, perfect group of melodies and motifs cleverly constructed and crafted in the 2nd movement that is to die for! This is is the creation of a genius! I mean, the Alla Polka from his String Quartet No. 1. Be careful, it is extremely tuneful, catchy and exhilarating as nothing else!
Composer Discussion / Re: Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959)
« Last post by Archaic Torso of Apollo on Today at 07:20:41 PM »

TD: the only recording of Sinfonietta La Jolla that I have locally is Hogwood with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, which still seems very fine to my ears:

I've got the version on Chandos with the (now defunct) Bournemouth Sinfonietta. The piece has one of my favorite "starry night" slow movements, similar to the one from Bartok's 3rd PC, but even better I think.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, K 620. Karl Böhm, Berliner Philharmoniker, RIAS-Kammerchor, soloists

This recording is just stellar. Wünderlich as Tamino makes it, but all the singing is excellent, so is the playing. The music is so incredible. I know this is a silly opera, but the music is quite profound.
General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Purchases Today
« Last post by k a rl h e nn i ng on Today at 06:45:02 PM »
Matthew Tepper used to suggest a project to name all other symphonies, but sadly it never seemed to get off the ground. 

I'll note that Marriner does not include No. 64, which is sometimes nicknamed "Tempora mutantur".  There may be a few other obscure nicknames floating around for some of the symphonies.

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