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Karl Henning

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Quote from: Spotted Horses on March 01, 2024, 07:03:59 AMIf people are under the impression that I love everything I listen to, here is the counter example.



I was intrigued to read about 20th century Concerti Grossi that I didn't know about, paricularly the Krenek. I found it on Apple Music. Not bad, but seems like weak sauce to me.
I thought better of the Schulhof. The Symphonic Elegy remains the best thing I've heard by Křenek.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

ritter

First listen to this recent purchase (the disc is OOP, but Bongiovanni had a new copy for sale):



It's been ages since I last listened to Pizzetti's Canti della stagione alta (in Aldo Ciccolini's recording). The piece, here played by Bruno Canino and conducted by Antonio Ballista (who often played with Canino as a piano duet), is making a favourable impression this time around.

classicalgeek

Verdi
La Forza Del Destino - Overture
Macbeth - Ballet Music
La Traviata - Prelude to Act 1
Luisa Miller - Overture
Aida - Prelude
Giovanni D'Arco - Overture
La Traviata - Prelude to Act 3
I Vespri Siciliani - Overture
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Igor Markevitch

(on CD)


So much great music, so little time...

Original compositions and orchestrations: https://www.youtube.com/@jmbrannigan

Lisztianwagner

Johann Strauss II
Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald
Ägyptischer Marsch
Wiener Blut

Herbert von Karajan & Berliner Philharmoniker


"You cannot expect the Form before the Idea, for they will come into being together." - Arnold Schönberg

AnotherSpin


Linz

Franz Liszt Oiano Concerto No.1 in E-flat major S 124, Fantasia on Hungarian Folk Melodies S 123, Claudio Arrau, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy

Bachtoven

Wonderful playing from this exceptional guitarist. Very realistic sound, too. (DSD64 download). Samples and further info here: https://www.nativedsd.com/product/euddr2401-moments-musicaux/


Bachtoven

I also enjoyed this new release this morning. It loses a lot of color compared to the original, but it has its own character and is good for people like me who don't particularly like vocal music. (Although I do like the original version of the Requiem.)


Spotted Horses

Quote from: Harry on March 01, 2024, 07:40:06 AMMaybe that has to do with this performance.

That may be the case, I've always been unenthusiastic about Marriner's "polite" style in other repertoire.

Quote from: Karl Henning on March 01, 2024, 07:51:46 AMI thought better of the Schulhof. The Symphonic Elegy remains the best thing I've heard by Křenek.

I did find the Schulhof to be the most interesting on the disc. I have a history of not getting Krenek.
There are simply two kinds of music, good music and the other kind. - Duke Ellington

Linz

Carl Nielsen Symphony No. 5, Op. 50, Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelik
Jean Sibelius Luonnotar, op.70, Gwyneth Jones- soprano, Night-ride and Sunrise, op.55, The Oceanides, op.73, London Symphon Orchestra, Antal Dorati

Que

Quote from: AnotherSpin on March 01, 2024, 11:17:23 AM

Hopefully that concert grand sounds as good as it looks - it's a beauty.

classicalgeek

Today's Hurwitz program:

Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet
Nielsen: Clarinet Concerto
Pettersson: Symphony no. 14


So much great music, so little time...

Original compositions and orchestrations: https://www.youtube.com/@jmbrannigan

Linz

Bruckner Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, 1894 Original Version. Ed. Leopold Nowak, 1992 Finale Realization by Samale//Philips/Cohrs/Mazzuca - Revised 1996, New |Phiharmonic Orchestra of Westphalia, Johannes Wildner

Karl Henning

Quote from: Spotted Horses on March 01, 2024, 12:03:19 PMThat may be the case, I've always been unenthusiastic about Marriner's "polite" style in other repertoire.

I did find the Schulhof to be the most interesting on the disc. I have a history of not getting Krenek.

Maybe you've already been here. For me, this is for First-Listen Fridays:

Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Karl Henning

Quote from: Linz on March 01, 2024, 12:20:47 PMCarl Nielsen Symphony No. 5, Op. 50, Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelik
Jean Sibelius Luonnotar, op.70, Gwyneth Jones- soprano, Night-ride and Sunrise, op.55, The Oceanides, op.73, London Symphon Orchestra, Antal Dorati
Great program!
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Karl Henning

Quote from: classicalgeek on March 01, 2024, 01:50:44 PMPettersson: Symphony no. 14
My Pettersson policy is when I'm in the humor, and if I figure I've the time. What are your thoughts on the Fourteenth?
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Lisztianwagner

Gustav Mahler
Symphony No.6

Hans Rosbaud & Südwestfunk-Orchester Baden-Baden


"You cannot expect the Form before the Idea, for they will come into being together." - Arnold Schönberg

Todd

The universe is change; life is opinion. - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

People would rather believe than know - E.O. Wilson

Propaganda death ensemble - Tom Araya

Karl Henning

Quote from: Karl Henning on March 01, 2024, 02:43:07 PMMaybe you've already been here. For me, this is for First-Listen Fridays:

Oh, this is good!
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Spotted Horses

Quote from: Karl Henning on March 01, 2024, 02:43:07 PMMaybe you've already been here. For me, this is for First-Listen Fridays:



I've not listened to any of the string quartets. Might be the right direction to go. I was left cold by Toch Symphonies but the string quartets turned out to be revelatory. Might be a similar situation here, although they have not all been recording, that I can see.
There are simply two kinds of music, good music and the other kind. - Duke Ellington