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The Jazz Lounge / Re: What Jazz are you listenin...
Last post by brewski - Today at 10:45:01 AM
Yesterday afternoon, just a few hours before she won Best New Artist at the Grammys, Samara Joy gave this performance of "Can't Get Out of This Mood." Seriously, she is destined for stardom.

Joseph Haydn's
Symphony No. 006

Antal Dorati, Philharmonia Hungarica
Lutosławski  Concerto for Orchestra / Little Suite / Symphony No.4


Missa Maistresse
A solus ortus cardine
O sidus Hispanie
Gaude Maria
Venit ad Petrum
Missa Caput

Quote from: Spotted Horses on Today at 07:49:05 AMI think Todd recently reported listening to it and didn't hate it.

Thomson was my first exposure to the music, and I liked it enough to be hooked on Martinu. But when I heard Valek I found it brought out a lyrical, rhapsodic character in the music, which I enjoyed. Thomson puts an emphasis on dramatic aspects which, to my ear, makes the Martinu symphonies sound more conventionally symphonic. The other standard recommendation is Belohlávek/BBC, but I found the audio quality unsatisfactory, sort of artificial sounding to my ear. I'm looking forward to listening to Belohlávek/Czech Phil (although there isn't a complete cycle).
Most interesting, thanks.


CD 45

Symphony № 5 in e minor, Op. 64

Philharmonic Society of New York (New York Philharmonic)

recorded 27 Mar 1954
So you do care about the interpretation. The comments you made are exactly about the interpretation.
Composer Discussion / Re: Karol Szymanowski (1882-19...
Last post by Mandryka - Today at 10:01:54 AM
Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on February 05, 2023, 12:11:41 PMNice, sensitive performance. The composition of the sonata is too similar to Scriabin and it makes me feel uncomfortable a little.

Yes it is like Scriabin in Bingham's hands.
Great Recordings and Reviews / Re: New Releases
Last post by Løvfald - Today at 09:49:03 AM
At last CPO has completed the Raff's string quartet cycle.
The Diner / Re: What TV series are you cur...
Last post by Papy Oli - Today at 09:47:09 AM
Quote from: Irons on Today at 08:58:12 AMLate to the party, first series of Happy Valley done.

Last episode of the third and final series transmitted last night. Doing our best with difficulty to avoid the outcome as Happy Valley has created some noise in the UK press.   :-X

"Enjoy" the journey, Lol. The conclusion last night was very good.