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Composer Discussion / Re: George Lloyd
« Last post by J.Z. Herrenberg on October 23, 2021, 10:55:38 PM »
I am half way through the symphonic cycle and Lloyd has been a real "discovery" for me I music say.


It seems 'music' is a 'must'...  ;)
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Great Recordings and Reviews / Re: New Releases
« Last post by Artem on October 23, 2021, 10:53:03 PM »
Linn cd cover artwork are beautiful too.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Last post by Mookalafalas on October 23, 2021, 10:46:04 PM »
Isaac Stern megabox, $139



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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by Mookalafalas on October 23, 2021, 10:32:39 PM »
The George Bolet disk. Playing it twice in a row

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Great Recordings and Reviews / Re: Cabezón, Arauxo, Cabanilles etc etc
« Last post by bioluminescentsquid on October 23, 2021, 10:01:40 PM »
First reaction: The recording quality sounds squeaky clean, like a new organ in an non reverberant environment! No sense of hall. This somehow gives the music energy, no doubt helped by Cera’s intense playing, that energy is something I’d associated more with Cabanilles and Bruna and Heredia than Arauxo before.

(Have you heard Ayarra?)

I'm curious what you you think of this recording, on the same organ. I do like the Garrovillas de Alconétar organ a lot, sounds ancient to me and very different from later Spanish organs from the 17th century on. 

Ayarra I've heard and tried to like, very arcane playing on equally strange instruments captured by outdated recording technology - but I think I am also starting to appreciate it.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_k8AMaU4uX_x1g9fc42Cati4YF7M04tO0o

I think out of all the composers named above I like Heredia the most. A bit more concise version of Correa de Arauxo I think.
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The Diner / Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Last post by LKB on October 23, 2021, 09:56:52 PM »
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) with the actors quoted below - just purchased the 4K version when the Amazon price dropped below $20 USD and watched last night - outstanding AV review HERE - can't believe the film is 44 years old!  I owned the BD which is just as good, although more specifics on the 4K improvements are provided in the link. Much of the production filmed at the Devil's Tower National Monument in Wyoming (one of the only six USA states that I've not visited) - highly recommended.  Dave :)

P.S. I had forgotten but Francois Truffaut died in 1984 at 52 years from a brain tumor. 

 

Four years ago, CE3K was briefly re-eleased to selected theaters which had 4k capability, a chance to revisit a film l've always been enamored of.

First l saw it at the local AMC, and l honestly saw no difference between the new release and the bluray version I'd owned for years.

Then l decided to travel a bit further, to the nearest Alamo Drafthouse theatre which was showing the film, and the difference was quite noticeable.

Moral: If it's a film you care about, the venue matters.

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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by Madiel on October 23, 2021, 09:53:27 PM »
Trying to stream all of this today.



Not currently succeeding with suite no.4 because my phone decided it didn't want to connect to my CD player. So watching an episode of a Danish drama instead. I'll come back later...
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The Diner / Re: USA Politics (redux)
« Last post by milk on October 23, 2021, 08:25:28 PM »
Gosh, I’ve had my motivations questioned in a much MUCH worse fashion (and others too). Much worse. Let’s keep cool. I don’t see vitriol but it’s appropriate to point out when you feel someone is attacking your motives unnecessarily. I doubt it was meant to be insulting.
As I pointed out before, here in Japan, we have a system that covers everybody for everything. It’s not that expensive for the customer and taxes are not even that high. It isn’t perfect but it might even be a better model for the U.S. 
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by SimonNZ on October 23, 2021, 08:09:30 PM »


Found at the secondhand store today still factory sealed, misfiled in the jazz section, and with an absurdly low price on it.

Just finished disc one, and what a great listen that was. Nothing controversial in his interpretation or technique, but with such great taste and enjoyment. I especially liked how he completely avoids the approach of so many of playing the preludes fast and light and the fugues slow and ponderous, keeping something closer to a consistency throughout than I've heard perhaps anywhere else, including his earlier Decca set.

May well finish off the next three discs tonight.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by T. D. on October 23, 2021, 07:59:41 PM »

(discs 1-3 of 5)


(disc 3, harpsichord and chamber music incl. the interesting Sonata for trombone and piano)
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