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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by Todd on Today at 06:31:14 AM »



Another go, through cans this time.  Ms Huangci must of course record everything under the sun, but she really needs to record solo Ravel.  The pristine fingerwork on display here - and in everything she does - mandates it.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by Biffo on Today at 06:29:17 AM »
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique - Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam conducted by Mariss Jansons - live performance from 1990
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Re: LP cover PD - all those Thomson VW symphony recordings feature paintings by J.M.W. Turner - I think they go well with the music.
Ah, that explains it!  Years ago, I had this picture (poster) up in my living quarters  :):



PD
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Great Recordings and Reviews / Re: New Releases
« Last post by Todd on Today at 06:25:21 AM »


New recording from new lineup.

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Composer Discussion / Re: Vaughan Williams's Veranda
« Last post by Mirror Image on Today at 06:23:58 AM »
I agree with you about Manze, Thomson and Wordsworth.

I somehow knew you'd agree, Jeffrey. ;)

I think that Flos Campi is the much greater work.

I agree with this for sure as Flos Campi is amongst the composer's masterpieces. I do like the Suite for Viola and Chamber Orchestra, though. It doesn't strike me as one of his finest works, but it is enjoyable nevertheless.
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OK, so you know what to expect from the Symphonies from what you have already experienced with the Sacred Music under Jochum. As you already know there is not a quantum leap between Bruckner's Sacred and Symphonic music.
Happy listening  :)

Maybe not a quantum leap, but there are some fundamental differences, I think. In any case, the sacred music has yet to fully click with me like the symphonies have.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by aligreto on Today at 06:15:32 AM »
Only the sacred music, I have Jochum's recording of the three masses, and the Te Deum, psalms and motets. Have not heard his symphony cycles yet. I expect to like them. I am fond of Jochum's work.

OK, so you know what to expect from the Symphonies from what you have already experienced with the Sacred Music under Jochum. As you already know there is not a quantum leap between Bruckner's Sacred and Symphonic music.
Happy listening  :)
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Time I listened to that again.

Nice music, but the performance is just fair.
The disc below is another recording of complete ballet, but it is oop.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Monthly Focus
« Last post by aligreto on Today at 06:10:10 AM »
Yes it is good to revisit works that did not originally appeal to us. Sometimes that opinion changes and sometimes not. That is one thing that I like about this particular thread.
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The Diner / Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Last post by Todd on Today at 06:09:54 AM »



ChanceDr House Dr Chance is a brilliant neuropsychologist with dark secrets of his own.  Through various contrived plot devices, the good doctor becomes enmeshed in all manner of unsavory activities and interacts with some shady types, putting himself, his family, and his friends in harm’s way, and such forth.  It’s based on a novel, though I did not read the novel, so I don’t know how closely the show follows the source.  What I do know is that the two seasons are on entirely different levels.  The second season is basically well-produced shlock.  The first season, while pulpy, has at its core a more compelling and plausible (in a TV show sort of way) premise and a core character worth watching.  Both seasons use a Big Plot Twist.  The first season’s is telegraphed and basically in your face from early on yet still works well while the second season’s is more startling and rather silly and renders the season a near waste of time.  Hugh Laurie recycles his more famous character quite a bit to good enough effect, and Ethan Suplee plays disturbed muscle quite well, but the entire first season rests squarely on the diminutive and very appealing shoulders of Gretchen Mol, who plays a contemporary world version of her Boardwalk Empire character.  She’s the core character worth watching and keeps the show entertaining. 
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