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« Reply #42140 on: June 14, 2021, 08:06:57 PM »
Charles Ives
Three Places in New England
New England Holidays
They Are There!

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Zinman and Baltimore are a little too gentle with this music, but it is a decent recording of Ives' homage to his home.



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« Reply #42141 on: June 14, 2021, 08:13:19 PM »
Do I remember this 'Ilya Muromets' having cuts?

Ach! Ormandy!
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« Reply #42142 on: June 14, 2021, 08:18:08 PM »
The Viola Sonata (arr. from his Clarinet Sonata) is a real stunner. I dare to say it sounds better on the viola.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42143 on: June 14, 2021, 08:19:18 PM »
Kodály: Sonata for solo cello

This work has its reputation very well gained. One of the crowning achievements for solo cello music. The performance is just flawless.




Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2

The 1st movement possesses a sort of bittersweet lyricism, whilst the 2nd one is sweeter, even tender. I didn't recall how magical that movement is. The final movement contains the pyrotechnics of the whole work, but it's the least interesting overall.


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Fabulous piece & execution (the Kodály)! I love the last mvt of the Prokofiev g minor vn cto!
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« Reply #42144 on: June 14, 2021, 08:33:29 PM »
Druzhinin
Sonata for Viola Solo
Julia Rebekka Adler


Great piece!
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42145 on: June 14, 2021, 11:22:30 PM »
George Lloyd PC No.4 (1st movement). This is a fine GL sampler. The PC No.4 has a most memorable 'big tune' in the first movement.
Now playing - Karl-Birger Blomdahl: Symphony No.1 (1943), Swedish RSO, Leif Segerstam.
This is my favourite of the Blomdahl symphonies; rather influenced, I think, by the music of Blomdahl's teacher, Hilding Rosenberg (especially the Symphony No.2 'Grave'):

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"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42146 on: June 15, 2021, 12:59:24 AM »
Good morning all  :)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42147 on: June 15, 2021, 01:10:47 AM »
Holmboe

String Quartets 1-3 & 4



 

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« Reply #42148 on: June 15, 2021, 01:11:48 AM »
Good morning all  :)



And a good morning to you as well  :)

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42149 on: June 15, 2021, 01:36:24 AM »
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2

The 1st movement possesses a sort of bittersweet lyricism, whilst the 2nd one is sweeter, even tender. I didn't recall how magical that movement is. The final movement contains the pyrotechnics of the whole work, but it's the least interesting overall.



I always thought the Mordkovitch/Järvi team-ups were very good, their Prokofiev and Shostakovitch in particular.
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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42150 on: June 15, 2021, 01:44:03 AM »
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony 1 in C Major, op. 21
Symphony 2 in D Major, op. 36

Berlin Philharmonic
Herbert von Karajan (1977)


Traversing Karajan's 70's Beethoven cycle today. If I remember, these early symphonies are big readings.



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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42151 on: June 15, 2021, 01:59:25 AM »


Richard Wetz: Symphony No.2 in A major, op.47; Kleist Overture, op.16. Werner Andreas Albert, Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz

Wow, I'm really enjoying this disc. I don't often go for the "unsung late Romantics", but there is something in Wetz's music that speaks to me. Clearly, he drew much influence from the music of Anton Bruckner, but there is maybe something more intimate or even sentimental in Wetz's melodicism, and perhaps more early 20th century color to his orchestral pallet. I would love to hear more, though little has been recorded.

Round 2 with Wetz's second symphony this morning.

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42152 on: June 15, 2021, 02:36:49 AM »
The Viola Sonata (arr. from his Clarinet Sonata) is a real stunner. I dare to say it sounds better on the viola.
I do need to do a listen to both back to back, but I've generally preferred the clarinet version.



After a positive initial impression with the Violin Concerto, listening to more Skalkottas!  Looking forward to the Bass Concerto, which reminds me I want/need to start playing again

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Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Reply #42153 on: June 15, 2021, 02:53:29 AM »
Delius

Songs of Farewell
Cynara
Two Aquarelles
Caprice and Elegy
Légende
Life's Dance


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« Reply #42154 on: June 15, 2021, 03:10:45 AM »
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« Reply #42155 on: June 15, 2021, 03:13:17 AM »
Ligeti - Violin Concerto. I need to go back to this box, went on to the Masterworks box too quickly.


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« Reply #42156 on: June 15, 2021, 03:20:51 AM »
I do need to do a listen to both back to back, but I've generally preferred the clarinet version.



After a positive initial impression with the Violin Concerto, listening to more Skalkottas!  Looking forward to the Bass Concerto, which reminds me I want/need to start playing again

As with the Brahms Op. 120, the composer conceived a Clarinet Sonata. For the record, I don't mind sharing with violists. 8) I listened last night to the viola arr. of the Weinberg Op. 28 and it's a beautiful performance.

TD:
Skalkottas
Concertino for Tp & Pf

Short, but sweet!
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« Reply #42157 on: June 15, 2021, 03:23:04 AM »
I do need to do a listen to both back to back, but I've generally preferred the clarinet version.



After a positive initial impression with the Violin Concerto, listening to more Skalkottas!  Looking forward to the Bass Concerto, which reminds me I want/need to start playing again

I blame Tasos  8) but I'm finding myself perilously close to a Skalkottas rabbithole, myself.
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« Reply #42158 on: June 15, 2021, 03:30:21 AM »
Beauty!

Quite a glorious rabbit hole it is turning out to be.
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« Reply #42159 on: June 15, 2021, 03:38:07 AM »
I blame Tasos  8) but I'm finding myself perilously close to a Skalkottas rabbithole, myself.
I guess there are worse holes to fall into!  I was a bit disappointed with the recording of the double bass concerto, not due to the performance, but it seemed that the orchestra kept overpowering the bass. Won't stop me from listening to it again though, though I wonder if it's an orchestration problem or a recording problem

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Clarinet Sonata
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