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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by Linz on December 08, 2021, 10:27:47 PM »
Decembers Download from Berkies Site is  a Bruckner 7  conducted by Anton Nanut and the Slovenian Symphony Orchestra
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by Mirror Image on December 08, 2021, 10:09:36 PM »
Ah what the hell, one more work before bed...

Sibelius
Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 105
Berliners
HvK


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Great Recordings and Reviews / Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Last post by Mirror Image on December 08, 2021, 09:19:26 PM »
Thanks. I very much enjoy the Taneyev recordings I have (complex with lots of counterpoint, qualities I enjoy), so despite some qualms about the performers and possible inconsistency that set ought to be OK.
The Myaskovsky qts. are a shot in the dark, but Russian + string quartet usually adds up to worth hearing for me.
Will put it out of mind for a few days and decide later.

I love Russian SQs just not the Myaskovsky cycle but, yes, they're worth hearing at least.
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Composer Discussion / Re: Vagn Holmboe (1909-1996)
« Last post by Mirror Image on December 08, 2021, 09:18:17 PM »
Ha! FYI, we're getting closer more and more.  :P ;D

:) If you enjoy the Expressionistic angst of K. A. Hartmann (and who doesn't with a good pair of ears), then Berg's Three Pieces for Orchestra or Schoenberg's Erwartung should be right up your alley. Trust me, if you persevere with the Second Viennese School, you will be rewarded.
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Great Recordings and Reviews / Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Last post by T. D. on December 08, 2021, 09:15:39 PM »
Thanks. I very much enjoy the Taneyev recordings I have (complex with lots of counterpoint, qualities I like), so despite some qualms about the performers and possible inconsistency that set ought to be OK.
The Myaskovsky qts. are a shot in the dark, but Russian + string quartet usually adds up to worth hearing for me.
Will put it out of mind for a few days and decide later.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Purchases Today
« Last post by Mirror Image on December 08, 2021, 09:13:34 PM »
The very nice booklet (awful cover art, though) contains this:

We do not know whether it was lack of time that was the reason why Nielsen reused his tone poem Saga-drøm (Saga Dream) of 1908, but the piece serves as an excellent introduction to the fairy-tale atmosphere.

I'm familiar with Nielsen's operas, Aladdin and other orchestral works, but not Moderen. I definitely need to hear this.

Thanks for feedback, Cesar. And, yes, I hate the cover art --- usually Dacapo is a bit more creative than this, but, oh well, it's the music that counts, right? Anyway, speaking of Nielsen's operas, what do you make of them? Do you like them? I never could get into them, but, yet, I LOVE Sibelius' The Maiden in the Tower, which is his only operatic contribution.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by Mirror Image on December 08, 2021, 09:11:34 PM »
I admit I haven't heard any note by this composer yet, but in the meantime I can understand that it's not wrong. We will live without hearing music by many composers in this life.

Happy day to a unique composer!

Sibelius: Symphony No. 3 (currently my least favorite). I'm loving it right now, nonetheless.



Pounds the table!
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Composer Discussion / Re: Vagn Holmboe (1909-1996)
« Last post by Symphonic Addict on December 08, 2021, 09:06:55 PM »
Yeah, he's just one of those composers who I'll probably never get into and I do own a lot of Holmboe recordings. I don't sale them or give them away, because I'm hoping one day that "lightbulb" moment will happen. You know, kind of like you and the Second Viennese School. ;) ;D

Ha! FYI, we're getting closer more and more.  :P ;D
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Great Recordings and Reviews / Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Last post by JBS on December 08, 2021, 09:06:13 PM »
Close to pulling the trigger on a Russian chamber music extravaganza:

 

I already have some outstanding Taneyev recordings of chamber music w. piano and string trios, but this would be an effective way to get the SQs. The Myaskovsky SQ are terra incognita. There's a "20% off $65" deal at an eBay seller I sometimes use...

I'm not completely sold on the music in either set, but there's at least some worthwhile stuff in them, and the sets are an efficient way of getting them.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by Symphonic Addict on December 08, 2021, 09:05:06 PM »
I wouldn't she's overlooked, but she is ignored it seems. For me, I just don't care much about her music. I'm stuck in the 19th Century and early to mid 20th Century it seems, but that is where I'm the happiest. Oh well, we like what we like!

I admit I haven't heard any note by this composer yet, but in the meantime I can understand that it's not wrong. We will live without hearing music by many composers in this life.
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