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L'enfer
January 4th, 2012, 08:16 AM
List your current audible pleasures below (strictly non-operatic classical music only)

It begins...


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Gavriel Lipkind - Bach - Complete Suites for Solo Cello

treemaker
March 2nd, 2012, 05:33 AM
I have next to my bed a two CD set of the piano music of Erik Satie, the French composer. With Debussy an important early 20th century composer of piano music. I can't import a picture. Disk one is piano solo; disk two is duets...piano with one other person. I got this at my local library. Oddly named pieces: The Hair of Medusa, or Dissected Embryos.

StLukesGuildOhio
March 2nd, 2012, 06:40 AM
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I picked up the third volume of the Busch Quartet performing Beethoven's quartets on the classical Dutton label. The quartet plays no.s 7 & 12. These recordings are one rare example in which a recording of this age (1942 and 1936) would be my first pick for this repertoire... if the whole of the quartets were available. As I noted earlier, chamber music... and especially string quartets (trios, quintets, etc...) are not among my favorite musical forms... but these recordings of Beethoven's quartets are surely awakening a greater degree of interest.

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Local boys (George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra) make good!

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Some marvelous playing by Fleisher... whose career was tragically cut short when he lost the use of his right hand, due to a condition that was eventually diagnosed as focal dystonia. Fleisher commenced performing and recording the left-handed repertoire as well as teaching while searching for a cure for his condition. In the early 21st century, Fleisher regained the use of his right hand through a combination of Rolfing and botox injections.

This recording is most certainly deserving of being placed on CBS roster of "Great Performances". It showcases both Fleisher and Szell with the Cleveland Orchestra at their finest. Recently I have been listening to Fleisher/Szell's recordings of Beethoven's piano concertos...

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and their performance of Barhms' concertos...

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...which have once again awakened a real interest in Brahms in spite of my sworn allegiance to Wagner and his heir, Richard Strauss.

Highly recommended!

StLukesGuildOhio
March 2nd, 2012, 06:49 AM
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I'm giving a second spin to this one (or at least of disc one) and this time I got all the way through. Netania Davrath is quite special... but I think I prefer the elegance and fluidity of Veronique Gens. On the other hand... it could simply be that I was merely impatient to get at this disc which just arrived:

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I eventually plan to pick up an HIP or period recording of this work. The set I have my eye set on is that by William Christie... however when I looked at it the other day on Amazon I discovered that it was currently priced somewhere around $35 US. Surely the price will eventually come down. The John Eliot Gardiner set (my second HIP choice) was not much cheaper. But as I browsed through the recordings of The Seasons on Amazon I came upon the recording by Herbert von Karajan with Gundula Janowitz and Walter Berry made immediately after the legendary recording of The Creation... priced at a little over $3 US... and I immediately pounced. Good thing... as I see that currently the cheapest new recording is going for almost $80 US!! At the same time... this set, with Bohm was going for about $7 US... so I could not resist grabbing it as well. Years ago when I first was shopping for a Seasons, this set was nearly $30, the Karajan was out of print, and the Christie and Gardiner recordings hadn't even been made. I ended up going with Marriner, who was the cheapest... and beside, I loved his Haydn symphonies.

Bohm's recording, however, is something else! The soloists are great. The orchestra has the grandeur and power that one would expect of Beethoven... and considering that this is one of Haydn's later works, perhaps this is not out of place. The choir, however... they are hair-raising. My first thought on hearing this was Damn!!:ohmy:

The Seasons may not be as great of a work as The Creation... but you would never know it from Bohm's recording. Bohm is at times criticized for his overly slow or labored approach that can undermine drive of a work. This, however, is as muscular as it gets: Haydn on steroids. Forget the effete puff in a white wig and his elegant Rococo manners... this is Haydn meets Beethoven in a bad mood... Haydn meets rock-n-roll! If Haydn had written a few more of these it might be his name, and not Mozart's, that we think of along side Bach and Beethoven.

Highly recommended.

Aksel
March 6th, 2012, 11:32 PM
Right now, I'm listening to a piece I'm playing: Darius Milhaud's Concertino d'Hiver for trombone and string orchestra, one of his 'four seasons' concertinos (the other being the autumn concertino for two pianos and eight instruments, the summer concertino for viola and chamber orchestra and the spring concertino for violin and chamber orchestra).
It is, I think, the most difficult piece I've ever played, especially the slow movement. It's a real pain to just figure out the phrasing, let alone the completely bonkers intervals (yes, I am looking at you, two octaves and a fifth, and also you, one octave and a small seventh) and rather strange rhythmic patterns. But it's so much fun!
It sounds like ragtime and 40's jazz had an illegitimate child whilst rip-roaringly drunk, and that child got drunk off Absinthe and started writing music.

Here's a rather bad YT recording:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ2V3KIvmwQ

although a really good one (with our Lord and Saviour Christian Lindberg) can be found on Spotify, although the Internet is acting up and won't let me access Spotify, and so, there's a slight problem.

Aksel
March 9th, 2012, 04:11 PM
Here it is:

Concertino d'hiver - Christian Lindberg (http://open.spotify.com/track/3fiJr8O82gfGbRANqRAxoS)

StLukesGuildOhio
March 10th, 2012, 11:35 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QbbIzU%2BUL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Elektra
March 20th, 2012, 08:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4SDpIyVhZKA#!

And same cantata in another version:
Concerto For Cor Anglais

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StLukesGuildOhio
March 21st, 2012, 03:36 AM
I've listened to this disc several times on Spotify, but just got around to finally purchasing it:

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(Forgive me, Anna!:upset:)

My first experience with Anna's singing was this disc:

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I picked it up with the intent of exploring a repertoire that was less familiar to me (at that time) and I was immediately seduced by her sultry, warm, sensual voice. I might go so far as to say that she's never better than in her native Russian.

I absolutely love this Rimsky-Korsakov song:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrQJop3rTJI

HarpsichordConcerto
April 25th, 2012, 03:09 AM
Vespers by Johann Pachelbel. He didn't just write that Canon in D!

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HarpsichordConcerto
April 25th, 2012, 09:08 PM
Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676), Vespro della Beata Vergine (1656). Concerto Palatino (on period instruments).

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HarpsichordConcerto
April 27th, 2012, 11:40 AM
Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco (1675-1742), Concerto a più strumenti - Opera Sesta (1735). Il Tempio Armonico (on period instruments)

Wonderful from a forgotten composer.

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jflatter
April 27th, 2012, 07:37 PM
I am enjoying this at the moment.

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jflatter
April 27th, 2012, 07:39 PM
I am also enjoying listening to this old classic as I prepare to hear Jansens and the RCO give a performance of Also sprach next month in London as part of an all Strauss concert.

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Schigolch
May 5th, 2012, 05:30 PM
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Schigolch
May 8th, 2012, 07:22 PM
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Aramis
May 10th, 2012, 09:13 PM
Just discovered a lesser known beauty from Tchaikovsky:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfNIOX8MQAo&feature=fvwrel

AmericanGesamtkunstwerk
May 11th, 2012, 01:50 AM
no clips uploaded anywhere, but
Hermann Nitsch - "The Egyptian" Symphony (http://www.amazon.com/Nitsch-Symphony-No-9-Egyptian/dp/B0031IQ2EQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1336699262&sr=8-1)

read a collection of his thoughts and beliefs on music (not pertaining to this release exactly, just in general, it is channeled like this)

in terms of human history, the scream precedes the word, it occurs whenever excitation is so intense that the word is not enough...
it digs deeper into the abysses of the drama’s catastrophe.
subsequently my acoustic composition has moved beyond the extreme archaic possibilities of expression, which i would nevertheless leave entirely...

an orgiastic music is to transpose us to an intensive state wherein we find being. an orgiastic music is to transpose us to an intensive state wherein we find being. the sensory intensive impressions brought about the orgiastic disembowelment actions of the o.m. theatre, the experience of blood, flesh and intenstines, seen, smelt and tasted, is to escalate into roaring, belling sounds.
just as intrinsic to my music is the meditative calm of the adagio. the tranquility of the starry sky, the serene orbits of the heavenly bodies are to be savored and the universe losing itself in the infinite is to be sounded out. the music of this gesamtkunstwerk is the life-affirming mysticism of being.

Schigolch
May 17th, 2012, 10:23 AM
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HarpsichordConcerto
May 20th, 2012, 12:24 AM
One of the Bohemian composer's best. An oratorio by Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745), Under the olive tree of peace and the palm tree of virtue the Crown of Bohemia splendidly shines before the whole world, (1723). Played by a large Baroque instruments orchestra made up of 34 string players plus wind.

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Schigolch
May 21st, 2012, 03:13 PM
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AmericanGesamtkunstwerk
May 22nd, 2012, 05:06 AM
the universe. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lrb0dHKJBR4)

Schigolch
May 23rd, 2012, 12:06 PM
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Schigolch
May 24th, 2012, 01:13 PM
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Aramis
May 29th, 2012, 11:25 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P64GdMGQGbs

Schigolch
June 1st, 2012, 02:42 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ipO91UPKL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Aramis
June 4th, 2012, 06:11 PM
Has some lust for classical period stuff recently and picked up some nice masses, today it was Haydn's D minor and Mozart's Coronation Mass:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0UO9OHLNJA

HarpsichordConcerto
June 10th, 2012, 03:18 AM
This is a great version of Smetana's Ma Vlast under Antoni Wit.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51LVoCR5kCL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

jflatter
June 13th, 2012, 08:06 PM
Going to Haitink do Bruckner 7 tomorrow with the LSO and this certainly puts me in the mood!

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Schigolch
June 16th, 2012, 02:26 PM
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Aramis
June 17th, 2012, 06:42 AM
I've been digging Staier recordings from the point of discovering that Dussek, lots of great stuff. Like Mozart sonatas CD.

Schigolch
June 18th, 2012, 08:39 AM
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HarpsichordConcerto
June 19th, 2012, 09:21 AM
I've been digging other Staier recordings from the point of discovering that Dussek, lots of great stuff. Like Mozart sonatas CD.

One worth digging into is his recording of some Clementi sonatas. Budget label CD can be bought for less than US$6.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5196YO1B6jL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Festat
June 20th, 2012, 01:52 AM
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Schigolch
June 25th, 2012, 09:41 PM
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Schigolch
June 27th, 2012, 05:07 PM
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Schigolch
July 9th, 2012, 09:38 AM
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Schigolch
July 12th, 2012, 10:57 AM
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Schigolch
July 13th, 2012, 10:12 AM
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Festat
July 13th, 2012, 08:04 PM
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Schigolch
July 26th, 2012, 10:53 AM
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Schigolch
July 29th, 2012, 10:09 PM
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Aramis
August 2nd, 2012, 12:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGe4o2jk2-E

Schigolch
August 4th, 2012, 09:13 AM
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Schigolch
August 5th, 2012, 09:57 AM
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HarpsichordConcerto
August 7th, 2012, 07:19 PM
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Schigolch
August 8th, 2012, 02:01 PM
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HarpsichordConcerto
August 9th, 2012, 10:10 AM
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HarpsichordConcerto
August 10th, 2012, 09:25 AM
Digging into music by this composer, whose music I don't really know much of. Starting with his piano sonatas.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51uMBuKz-OL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Aramis
August 10th, 2012, 10:23 AM
Digging into music by this composer, whose music I don't really know much of. Starting with his piano sonatas.

I've been briefly interested in Myaskovsky some time ago. Some seem to praise his SQs/symphonies/cello concerto the most but I've remembered two cello sonatas the best, NICE PIECES. Dig this:

http://boxset.ru/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/tarasova_myaskovsky_cello_concerto_cello_sonatas.j pg

Schigolch
August 13th, 2012, 08:53 AM
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HarpsichordConcerto
August 13th, 2012, 09:53 AM
Clarinet concertos by Louis Spohr. Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne/Paul Meyer.

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HarpsichordConcerto
August 15th, 2012, 02:35 AM
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Schigolch
August 16th, 2012, 12:36 PM
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Schigolch
August 17th, 2012, 02:53 PM
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HarpsichordConcerto
August 18th, 2012, 10:38 AM
Ivan the Terrible by Prokofiev. A lovely production.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51qmsF6mFPL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Schigolch
August 20th, 2012, 07:16 PM
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HarpsichordConcerto
August 21st, 2012, 09:01 AM
A CD featuring seldom recorded wind music. Schubert's Octet in F major (D72), Weber's Adagio & Rondo for two clarinets, two horns and two bassoons, and Franz Lachner's Octet in B flat major.

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Schigolch
August 22nd, 2012, 09:54 AM
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Schigolch
August 23rd, 2012, 10:42 AM
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Vesteralen
August 24th, 2012, 04:00 PM
851

Irresistible youthful works from my Danish inspiration.

Schigolch
August 26th, 2012, 10:57 AM
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Schigolch
August 31st, 2012, 07:39 PM
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HarpsichordConcerto
August 31st, 2012, 10:13 PM
Stravinsky, Il Segreto di Pulcinella, ballet

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HarpsichordConcerto
September 2nd, 2012, 09:07 PM
A Simple Man, dance-ballet music by Carl Davis (born 1936). Commissioned and filmed in 1987 to celebrate the centenary of the birth of British painter L. S. Lowry, remastered for DVD. Bought it cheap for about US$14 (including freight).

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Schigolch
September 3rd, 2012, 08:20 AM
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HarpsichordConcerto
September 3rd, 2012, 09:17 AM
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Schigolch
September 5th, 2012, 11:51 AM
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MaryG
September 5th, 2012, 02:02 PM
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Found it recently at onyxclassics site and can't stop listening since then. It's simply amazing!

Vesteralen
September 7th, 2012, 11:26 AM
890

Lovely oratorio on the Book of Job by Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf. Some amazing singing-especially by Romelia Lichtenstein.

HarpsichordConcerto
September 7th, 2012, 11:35 AM
Lovely oratorio on the Book of Job by Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf. Some amazing singing-especially by Romelia Lichtenstein.

I have that recording. It is a very decent recording and fine music by von Dittersdorf. Another you might like, also by the same band, Das Kleine Konzert and under Herman Max is Johann Christian Bach's opera La Clemenza Di Scipione (1778).

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61Jq39uoKCL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Vesteralen
September 7th, 2012, 11:58 AM
I have that recording. It is a very decent recording and fine music by von Dittersdorf. Another you might like, also by the same band, Das Kleine Konzert and under Herman Max is Johann Christian Bach's opera La Clemenza Di Scipione (1778).

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61Jq39uoKCL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Thanks, HC. My library doesn't have that one, but I'll keep my eye out for it.

HarpsichordConcerto
September 10th, 2012, 08:32 PM
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HarpsichordConcerto
September 11th, 2012, 09:15 PM
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HarpsichordConcerto
September 13th, 2012, 10:12 AM
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HarpsichordConcerto
September 14th, 2012, 09:38 AM
Andreas Staier, fortepiano

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HarpsichordConcerto
September 16th, 2012, 06:54 AM
Pietro Locatelli, opus 1; The Raglan Baroque Players

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Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
September 16th, 2012, 06:24 PM
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I got this to complete my exposure to Verdi's works (I've seen all of his operas, and the Messa da Requiem).

The soprano featured on the cover - Rossana Potenza - actually only sings the Ave Maria from Otello (does it well, but nothing to write home about) which is an added track.

The rest of the DVD has Verdi's Quattro Pezzi Sacri, his only other non-operatic compositions in addition to the Requiem. They are pieces for chorus and orchestra, and we get the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Paolo Olmi, and the BBC Symphony Chorus. It's been commercially released by obscure label Brilliant Classics, apparently out of the Netherlands. It was recorded in January of 2001, live, and released in 2006.

It's beautiful music but nothing out of the ordinary church music several other composers have done as well. In my opinion this is only needed if one, like me, wants to be really complete regarding Verdi's works, in anticipation of his bicentennial. The orchestra does well, and so does the chorus. The DVD feels like an amateur production. No insert, no explanation whatsoever about the pieces being presented. The filming of the concert is monotonous, showing the interior of the church over and over (it's in one of the Vatican City churches).

There is very loud coughing at one point, which is strange because we don't hear other audience noises, it looks like the operator of the recording got a coughing fit (the producers obviously couldn't afford to digitally eliminate this coughing fit). Unlike what Amazon.com says, it's 16:9, not 4:3. Image and sound are not bad, but not great either (Dolby 2.0 only - no DTS like Amazon claims). No subtitles. Region-free. No extras. Running time is some 52 minutes, again unlike what Amazon - and the backcover - say (they claim 74 minutes, not true).

Well, at least it's very cheap; cheaper than getting the Quattro Pezzi Sacri on CD. It can be had for $2.46 (new) on Amazon.com from its market vendors, or $12 if directly from Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Giuseppe-Verdi-Quattro-Pezzi-Sacri/dp/B000FVQYUY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1347818313&sr=8-2&keywords=quattro+pezzi+sacri

Like I said, recommended (you know, for this price, why not?), but only for Verdi collectors.

HarpsichordConcerto
September 17th, 2012, 09:22 AM
It is always fascinating to listen to opera composers compose String Quartets. Verdi, Donizetti and Strauss wrote at least one each. Giovanni Paisiello (1740-1816) was a prolific opera composer. He also wrote about nine SQ.

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Schigolch
September 17th, 2012, 01:00 PM
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HarpsichordConcerto
September 20th, 2012, 09:29 AM
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HarpsichordConcerto
September 21st, 2012, 10:55 AM
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HarpsichordConcerto
September 21st, 2012, 10:55 AM
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HarpsichordConcerto
September 22nd, 2012, 08:11 AM
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HarpsichordConcerto
September 23rd, 2012, 03:55 AM
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Herkku
September 23rd, 2012, 11:26 AM
Lately, when I am not listening to opera, I find myself returning to Die Kunst der Fuge by the one and only J.S. Bach performed by Pierre-Laurent Aimard. What a work! Although we don't have a way of knowing what kind of instrument or ensemble Bach may have had in mind, the modern piano works just fine for me. It's an amazing feat of intellect, a musical kaleidoscope. The fact that it was left unfinished and ends abruptly just after the composer has introduced his name in notes to the pattern makes me wonder: was Bach nearing godlike perfection that a mere mortal shouldn't try to achieve?

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HarpsichordConcerto
September 24th, 2012, 03:37 AM
Lately, when I am not listening to opera, I find myself returning to Die Kunst der Fuge by the one and only J.S. Bach performed by Pierre-Laurent Aimard. What a work! Although we don't have a way of knowing what kind of instrument or ensemble Bach may have had in mind, the modern piano works just fine for me. It's an amazing feat of intellect, a musical kaleidoscope. The fact that it was left unfinished and ends abruptly just after the composer has introduced his name in notes to the pattern makes me wonder: was Bach nearing godlike perfection that a mere mortal shouldn't try to achieve?


Yes, instrumentation appears quite important to at least appreciate it as a listener when it seemed to be a didactic piece. My favourite is Jordi Savall's version played on separate melody instruments.

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Schigolch
September 24th, 2012, 07:09 AM
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HarpsichordConcerto
September 24th, 2012, 10:28 AM
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StLukesGuildOhio
September 26th, 2012, 01:10 AM
I started the day by getting my fix of the lovely Anna:

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And truly lovely it is. Does anyone know... Alma?... if she has anything waiting in the wings as far as a new disc?

Since then... it's been an all-Baroque day:

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StLukesGuildOhio
September 26th, 2012, 01:12 AM
Yes, instrumentation appears quite important to at least appreciate it as a listener when it seemed to be a didactic piece. My favourite is Jordi Savall's version played on separate melody instruments.

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That's become my favorite version as well... although I have a whole slew of different performances employing different instrumentation of the AoF.

Aksel
September 26th, 2012, 06:20 AM
And truly lovely it is. Does anyone know... Alma?... if she has anything waiting in the wings as far as a new disc?


Yes. She has a Verdi heroine album coming out sometime. It will be very interesting. She'll be singing Lady Macbeth!

Schigolch
September 26th, 2012, 11:41 AM
While it's true we can't know for certain, the safest bet is Bach had in mind the harpsichord. This happens also to be my favourite option to perform The Art of Fugue.

HarpsichordConcerto
September 27th, 2012, 03:41 AM
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September 27th, 2012, 12:26 PM
Hungarian composer Benedek Istvánffy (1733-1788), whose music I have never listened to before, and which I randomly came across. The mass recorded here sounded virtually indistinguishable from Joseph Haydn masses of the same early to mid Classical period. I wonder who influenced who.

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September 29th, 2012, 02:57 AM
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StLukesGuildOhio
September 30th, 2012, 02:13 AM
What do you think of the Grechaninov? I mostly know his choral works and Symphonies on Chandos.

StLukesGuildOhio
September 30th, 2012, 02:22 AM
Currently listening to some music from "down under" on Spotify... (Don't tell Sid:sarcastic:).

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I came upon this aria from Mills' opera, The Love of the Nightingale performed by Emma Mathews...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHuXq7C0pb0&feature=relmfu

... after having been led to Mathews lovely rendition of Lakmé's "Bell Song" by Delibes:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EzQTTDyBr8&feature=player_embedded#!

... and I was intrigued enough to explore Mills' work a bit more. So far this collection is quite intriguing... undoubtedly contemporary... yet highly "accessible".

HarpsichordConcerto
September 30th, 2012, 02:29 AM
What do you think of the Grechaninov? I mostly know his choral works and Symphonies on Chandos.

I don't know his music much. Came across the CD pictured above on sale. Not bad. Utterly Russian and Romantic. Quite lyrical. Not boring.

HarpsichordConcerto
September 30th, 2012, 11:55 PM
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Schigolch
October 1st, 2012, 02:32 PM
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HarpsichordConcerto
October 1st, 2012, 11:33 PM
I wonder what this new cycle will sound like. His other symphony recordings of Mozart and Haydn have been quite "ear-opening". Note these were live recordings.

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HarpsichordConcerto
October 2nd, 2012, 03:46 AM
I am going through these symphonies, a violin concerto and a "dramatic poem" (opus 50) by Neils Gade (1817-1890). So far, it's been interesting and I think he was a talented composer. Unfortunately, it appears Gade did not composer any operas (or so I could not find any).

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StLukesGuildOhio
October 3rd, 2012, 02:34 AM
I've been on an extended journey through French territories recently:

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I absolutely fell in love with this one... playing it 3 times over the past day:

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Of course I couldn't stay away from Bach for too long:

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Schigolch
October 4th, 2012, 08:33 PM
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October 5th, 2012, 11:47 AM
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StLukesGuildOhio
October 7th, 2012, 01:10 AM
I wonder what this new cycle will sound like. His other symphony recordings of Mozart and Haydn have been quite "ear-opening". Note these were live recordings.

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Yes... I think Minkowski might offer an interesting take on Schubert.

StLukesGuildOhio
October 7th, 2012, 01:28 AM
I gave this one yet another listen today:

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I've been working my way through these intimate works of J.S Bach's great predecessor:

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Now I'm sitting back enjoying some of Bach's more "playful" works:

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HC, I'm surprised that you-know-who never jumped on the controversy surrounding the provenance of these works. It seems that although all of the works here recorded were attributed to J.S. Bach by contemporary sources, some have suggested that the works sound too modern... to free and easy... lacking the contrapuntal complexity of Bach. The writer of the liner notes suggests that it may have been that J.S. Bach somewhat altered his style toward the gallant manner then coming into favor with Frederick the Great. The flute itself was an instrument that was new to Prussia and Saxony and was becoming incredibly popular with amateurs and professionals... including Frederick. Of course there's also Bach's son, C.P.E. Bach who was known for his compositions for flute at Frederick's court. While I am an absolute lover of Bach's cantatas... I do wish he had been given the opportunity to compose more instrumental works such as these...







... and an opera, dammit!!!:mad5426:

HarpsichordConcerto
October 7th, 2012, 01:44 AM
One of JS Bach's son had an interest in the flute, and some of those pieces might have been written for this particular son (I cannot recall which son, and it was not the better known sons; namely WF, CPE nor JC, but one of the lesser known). Scholars think JS wrote a tonne more instrumental works but the majority are presumed lost (WF apparently inherited a large share of the autographs and he would have been one of the worst sons to keep it, whereas CPE was increasingly aware of his father's genius and kept hold of his share of JS's autographs).

As for opera, the closest we can get to an idea of a JS Bach opera would be his large scale secular cantatas. The format would have likely been conventional recitative and dacapo arias as were the case with for example, BWV 201, 205 and 213.

(As for you-know-who, one reason for avoiding JS's music was explained as: "feels like Bach is trying to preach me ... " :( , as usual, not able to separate the artist from the art). Bach is one of my very favourite composers of course, and I am no Christian.

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Schigolch
October 7th, 2012, 09:46 AM
I love Bach, and I love the flute: modern and ancient flutes.

With those precedents, I should also love Bach's Flute Sonatas... and I do, to a certain extent. But no so much as other works. My favourite is the B minor with harpsichord, especially the second movement.

Schigolch
October 8th, 2012, 01:08 PM
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Elektra
October 10th, 2012, 10:44 PM
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HarpsichordConcerto
October 12th, 2012, 10:23 AM
Whenever I listen to Tchaikovsky symphonies, I cannot stop to think he was really writing ballets again.

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Aramis
October 12th, 2012, 10:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDU-q1ipW5A

Epic symphonic poem.

StLukesGuildOhio
October 13th, 2012, 02:32 AM
Moving from Mozart (The Magic Flute) to Faure. Some how there's a link. A certain common elegance of touch.

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I picked this disc up years ago when Helios records was featuring it as a discount to entice listeners to explore further into their discography. Some marvelous music.

Schigolch
October 14th, 2012, 10:03 AM
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Aramis
October 15th, 2012, 10:01 PM
This one really could stand the comparison with Mozart's concert arias:


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HarpsichordConcerto
October 18th, 2012, 10:32 AM
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Schigolch
October 18th, 2012, 05:17 PM
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Aramis
October 19th, 2012, 09:58 AM
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I wouldn't buy that CD. Her expression on the cover is like grandmother saying "grandson, have some more of my strawberry compote, sweetie!". It doesn't bode any great music to me. I'd like to see some Beethoven CD this way, with modern portrait of him smiling like that with fancy shawl over his neck.

HarpsichordConcerto
October 20th, 2012, 06:20 AM
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Schigolch
October 25th, 2012, 01:09 PM
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StLukesGuildOhio
October 29th, 2012, 12:11 AM
I just picked up this box set which was released for 150th anniversary of Wolf's birth.

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Although I already have a good number of Wolf's lieder... this set collects a marvelous variety of performances by a slew of talented singers beyond those I already have. Currently listening to disc 1: The Italian Songbook with dawn Upshaw and Olaf Bär.

HarpsichordConcerto
October 29th, 2012, 06:44 AM
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November 1st, 2012, 08:02 AM
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HarpsichordConcerto
November 3rd, 2012, 08:16 AM
Edit: forget it, the CD below was not a listening pleasure.

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HarpsichordConcerto
November 4th, 2012, 12:19 AM
I am listening to a set of collection I bought not long ago, pictured below. I am quite astonished by this apparently overlooked oeuvre. I guess it is not difficult to be overlooked given the great cycle by Schubert. But suspending for a moment all other oeuvres, I think Schumann's songs are extremely engaging. His genius for crafting "miniature pieces" area again transparent (you are probably familiar with his piano pieces, for example), and the idiom truely vocal. For me, this cycle is the "final frontier" of Schumann's oeuvre I am listening to, as I have just about all other notes he has written on recording.

The recording cycle below on ten CDs but with over twelve hours of passionate performance, also came with a three hundred page booklet with English translation, and scholarly chronology of the composer's biography. It was previously released separately on individual CDs.

It is a great pity that Schuman wrote only one opera. I think he would have been a great opera composer had he wrote more.

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Schigolch
November 4th, 2012, 09:01 PM
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StLukesGuildOhio
November 6th, 2012, 01:03 AM
Still another Eloquence re-release of Ansermet:

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HarpsichordConcerto
November 9th, 2012, 10:41 AM
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November 9th, 2012, 09:17 PM
HarpsichordConcerto listening to harpsichord concertos.

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MaryG
November 10th, 2012, 10:11 AM
A new cd of Maxim Rysanov called "Pavane", which I've found at eclassical.com. It includes compositions of Claude Debussy, Richard Dubugnon, Gabriel Faure and Maurice Ravel.
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Schigolch
November 10th, 2012, 10:34 AM
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StLukesGuildOhio
November 11th, 2012, 06:33 PM
I've been listening to a good deal of Richard Strauss recently:

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The experience has only served to lead me to further agree with Glenn Gould who declared that Strauss was "the greatest musical figure who has lived in this century." :love_heart:

HarpsichordConcerto
November 12th, 2012, 08:38 AM
I don't know much of Nikolay Miaskovsky's music. I have just listened to his piano sonatas, which while fine was not the more profound of the genre. Listenable.

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StLukesGuildOhio
November 12th, 2012, 05:31 PM
In my time spent on various musical forums I have stumbled upon a couple of members who absolutely swore by Miaskovsky. I found that I was quite impressed with this disc:

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... and of course the Rostropovich:

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... but I have yet to really "click" with any of his symphonies in a big way. Nice. Listenable. Typical second-tier Russian Romanticism. I've found that I resonated a great deal more with a number of other composers... including Weinberg.

HarpsichordConcerto
November 12th, 2012, 08:20 PM
... but I have yet to really "click" with any of his symphonies in a big way. Nice. Listenable. Typical second-tier Russian Romanticism. I've found that I resonated a great deal more with a number of other composers... including Weinberg.

I was also toying with the idea whether or not to get the box-set of his symphonies. But I will give the cello concerto a go at some point.

Schigolch
November 13th, 2012, 12:43 PM
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HarpsichordConcerto
November 15th, 2012, 08:05 AM
More weird composers, Buxton Orr (1926-1997). Essentially 12-tone piano trios but did convey a generally depressing sentimentality, which was at least something (often void in the more "extreme" 12-tone treatments of Schoenberg). Otherwise, not terribly interesting. These trios were written between 1982 and 1990; relatively new, but not that new sounding.

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HarpsichordConcerto
November 16th, 2012, 08:10 AM
Almost exactly one hundred years earlier than the Buxton Orr piano trios above, at the height of Romanticism with expressively turbulent feelings, came Arthur Foote's (1853-1937) piano trios composed between 1882 (#1) and 1907 (#2). I found these more enjoyable.

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StLukesGuildOhio
November 16th, 2012, 06:31 PM
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I've always had a 'thing" for the cello... but I truly love what Kodaly achieves with the instrument. Some truly dark, brooding, and marvelous music.

brianwalker
November 17th, 2012, 05:10 AM
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Very modern.

StLukesGuildOhio
November 17th, 2012, 05:38 AM
I love that Gesualdo disc.:heart1:

HarpsichordConcerto
November 18th, 2012, 12:17 AM
Not too bad, from old Borodin.

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HarpsichordConcerto
November 21st, 2012, 08:46 AM
Another unknown Romantic, Mihaly Mosonyi (1815-1870), a piano trio and a serenade for piano trio. Early Romantic sort of feel, lyrical and generally enjoyable but I did not find it as engaging as the Schubert or Schumann or Brahms trios for the sake of unfair reference! The label Marco Polo (i.e. Naxos) appears to have a lot of unknown Romantics (as does Naxos generally).

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Aramis
November 22nd, 2012, 04:22 PM
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HarpsichordConcerto
November 23rd, 2012, 09:57 AM
Septets by Conradin Kreutzer (1780-1849) and Max Bruch (1838-1920). I preferred the Kreutzer septet, which was still influenced by the late Classical idiom from Beethoven's op.20 septet.

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Schigolch
November 23rd, 2012, 11:24 AM
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StLukesGuildOhio
November 24th, 2012, 03:15 AM
Don't tell Alama... but I think it's been about a month since I last purchased an opera recording. Of course I did pick up this:

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And oops!:o ... looking at my Amazon orders it seems I do have two operas on order:

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and

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And in my defense, I do have some 100+ operas in my "still to be listened to" pile.

Among my recent listening:

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My studio mate... who dotes on tragic music... couldn't stomach this... which he ranted was "complete nothing music"... but I love it.

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And right now?

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Vivaldi and Wallfisch... what's not to love?

In the "on deck" circle:

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Just now looking through my shelves I discovered I had yet to play this disc!

Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
November 24th, 2012, 03:45 AM
Who is Alama? A combination of Alma, Alagna, and Obama? :biggrin:

HarpsichordConcerto
November 24th, 2012, 05:21 AM
Don't tell Alama... but I think it's been about a month since I last purchased an opera recording. Of course I did pick up this:


Nice buys!

Aramis
November 24th, 2012, 10:01 AM
Who is Alama? A combination of Alma, Alagna, and Obama? :biggrin:

No, it's a lama.

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HarpsichordConcerto
November 25th, 2012, 05:15 AM
Spohr, Die Letzten Dinge (The Last Judgement), oratorio

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StLukesGuildOhio
November 25th, 2012, 04:07 PM
No, it's a lama.

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Exactly. A common saying around these parts: "Don't tell a llama." They're quite rampant in Cleveland.

StLukesGuildOhio
November 25th, 2012, 04:12 PM
Yesterday's listening:

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Schigolch
November 27th, 2012, 10:56 AM
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Aramis
November 29th, 2012, 03:30 PM
Organ sonata by Bellini:


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Schigolch
December 1st, 2012, 12:45 PM
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HarpsichordConcerto
December 2nd, 2012, 05:36 AM
Clarinet quintets by Meyerbeer, Romberg, Mendelssohn and Weber.

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Schigolch
December 3rd, 2012, 12:06 PM
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HarpsichordConcerto
December 3rd, 2012, 08:31 PM
Includes a clarinet quintet by Heinrich J. Bärmann (1784-1847), a composer whose music I have never listened to before or more a virtuoso clarinet player from the Romantic.

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Schigolch
December 5th, 2012, 07:29 PM
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Schigolch
December 6th, 2012, 01:37 PM
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Schigolch
December 8th, 2012, 05:24 PM
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Schigolch
December 9th, 2012, 05:13 PM
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Schigolch
December 11th, 2012, 09:14 AM
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Aramis
December 11th, 2012, 02:44 PM
Here is again G major sonata by Bellini, this time on piano:


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I think I may attempt playing it myself. It's lovely and doesn't seem very difficult to play.

Schigolch
December 13th, 2012, 03:55 PM
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Schigolch
December 15th, 2012, 11:16 AM
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Aramis
December 15th, 2012, 07:25 PM
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So in these CDs we get masterpieces of violin music played on violin that is a masterpiece by itself - Paganini's own instrument. Almost as exciting as recording of Chopin's works made on his own Pleyel.

HarpsichordConcerto
December 15th, 2012, 10:12 PM
So in these CDs we get masterpieces of violin music played on violin that is a masterpiece by itself - Paganini's own instrument. Almost as exciting as recording of Chopin's works made on his own Pleyel.

You already sound like a purist! hehehe...

Aramis
December 16th, 2012, 03:41 PM
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HarpsichordConcerto
December 18th, 2012, 08:06 AM
Leopold Kozeluch (1747-1818), two clarinet concertos and a sonata-concertante for clarinet and orchestra

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Schigolch
December 19th, 2012, 06:19 PM
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Schigolch
December 23rd, 2012, 03:20 PM
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Schigolch
December 26th, 2012, 10:09 AM
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HarpsichordConcerto
December 29th, 2012, 10:56 PM
Took these five CDs with me. Classical wind concertos by Antonio Rosetti (1750-1792). I don't know whether this fine composer wrote any operas or not.

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Oboe concertos
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Clarinet concertos
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HarpsichordConcerto
December 31st, 2012, 05:09 AM
Ladies and Gentlemen, as the new year is near and fireworks are often major spectacular displays in major cities around the world, what piece of grand music other than that by Mr Handel suits best?

The English Concert / Trevor Pinnock (standard orchestral concert version)

Music for the Royal Fireworks (1749) by George Frideric Handel


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Schigolch
January 1st, 2013, 12:58 PM
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Aramis
January 7th, 2013, 07:27 PM
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Good HIP piano recording isn't bad. This is good HIP piano recording. It isn't bad.

StLukesGuildOhio
January 9th, 2013, 02:09 AM
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A lovely collection of Russian Romances (lieder/art songs). Perhaps the best I've heard of the Tchaikovsky works.

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D'Ombre Et De Silence... a collection of the piano works by Henri Dutilleux performed by Robert Levin.

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Some Viennese bon-bons by Waldteufel.

Schigolch
January 10th, 2013, 07:42 PM
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Schigolch
January 16th, 2013, 01:15 PM
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Schigolch
January 20th, 2013, 05:04 PM
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Aramis
January 20th, 2013, 08:14 PM
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This is great recording of SF because the woodwinds are howling and timpani rumbles and brass roars and the strings... wait, I missed some sound sustain in those HIP violins.

StLukesGuildOhio
January 24th, 2013, 03:25 AM
I've been working my way through this marvelous set:

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Today I was in the mood for some French music:

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The Arthur Grumiaux disc is especially stunning.:love8:

brianwalker
January 24th, 2013, 10:46 AM
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Most superb rendition of the third movement I've heard yet.

HarpsichordConcerto
January 26th, 2013, 03:11 AM
Bruckner's third in two versions (2 CD set). Me think the composer was his own problem. Long stretches of bombastic sounds, which probably was one reason why he had to shortern and re-write his symphonies. I prefer the shorter, revised 1889 version. But either way, I can tolerate Bruckner's vast orchestral sounds only once in a while.

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StLukesGuildOhio
January 26th, 2013, 03:21 AM
I'm still on a French kick...

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Some truly delicious music here.

I suspect that I have reached the point where recordings of French music outnumbers that of Russian... although it may still linger behind the Italians (on the strength of the Baroque and opera: Verdi, Puccini, Bellini, Donizetti, Mascagni, Alessandro Scarlatti, Vivaldi, etc...). The German/Austrian hegemony is another game altogether.:laugh4:

HarpsichordConcerto
January 27th, 2013, 03:02 AM
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Schigolch
January 28th, 2013, 07:19 PM
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HarpsichordConcerto
January 30th, 2013, 09:19 AM
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HarpsichordConcerto
February 3rd, 2013, 07:56 PM
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Schigolch
February 8th, 2013, 12:27 PM
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Schigolch
February 11th, 2013, 06:18 PM
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Schigolch
February 14th, 2013, 11:27 AM
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HarpsichordConcerto
February 15th, 2013, 11:43 PM
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Schigolch
February 16th, 2013, 05:32 PM
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Schigolch
February 20th, 2013, 08:43 PM
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Jephtha
February 21st, 2013, 12:13 AM
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Jephtha
February 21st, 2013, 05:39 PM
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Schigolch
February 22nd, 2013, 02:01 PM
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Jephtha
February 22nd, 2013, 09:49 PM
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Jephtha
February 25th, 2013, 04:59 PM
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Jephtha
February 26th, 2013, 08:28 PM
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Jephtha
February 27th, 2013, 07:54 PM
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Jephtha
February 27th, 2013, 09:19 PM
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Jephtha
February 28th, 2013, 12:35 AM
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Jephtha
February 28th, 2013, 08:10 PM
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StLukesGuildOhio
February 28th, 2013, 11:37 PM
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RIP Marie-Claire Alain.:sorrow:

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A marvelous collection of Schumann's choral works. Just one more reason to believe that Schumann is perhaps the most underrated of the major Romantic composers.

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You can never have too much of Schubert's lieder.

Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
February 28th, 2013, 11:55 PM
Announcement - American song cycle recital in Winston Salem, NC

MEZZO SOPRANO KATHRYN FINDLEN AND PIANIST RICHARD MASTERS

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Monday, March 11th, 7:30pm at Watson Hall: UNCSA alum mezzo soprano Kathryn Findlen and pianist Richard Masters bring a preview of their Carnegie Hall show to UNCSA performing: "Songs in the Rear View Mirror" by composer Kenneth Frazelle. The work has been hailed as "...one of the finest American song cycles in recent or distant memory..." ( San Francisco Classical Voice.) This special performance is presented FREE to the public.

UNC School of the Arts is one of Opera Lively official partners, so, if you are at driving distance, do attend this nice event!

1533 South Main Street , Winston Salem NC 27127

Email | boxoffice@uncsa.edu
Phone | (336) 721-1945
Website | http://www.uncsa.edu/performances/

StLukesGuildOhio
March 1st, 2013, 02:12 AM
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StLukesGuildOhio
March 1st, 2013, 02:57 AM
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Graham Johnson (and Hyperion) are certainly due the highest accolades for his efforts on behalf of the art song/lieder. I am simply awed at the wealth of art song Johnson has brought to our attention... and in performances that are in most instances of the highest quality. As I put this latest disc of French art songs in the CD player I perused Amazon for Johnson's various releases:

Schubert (Complete)
Schumann (Complete)
Brahms (Complete)
Wolf
Mendelssohn
Bizet
Chabrier
Gounod
Reynaldo Hahn
Louis Durey
Deodat de Severec
Saint Saens
Duparc
Debussy
Faure
Poulenc
Ravel
Vaugahn Williams
Finzi
Gurney
Britten
Ireland
William Walton
and numerous collections such as "French Songs of the Belle Epoch" and English Settings of Housman's Shropshire Lad or Shakespeare.

As a fan of song and vocal music I must admit to having more than a few of Johnson's releases.

HarpsichordConcerto
March 1st, 2013, 10:22 AM
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Jephtha
March 1st, 2013, 04:12 PM
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HarpsichordConcerto
March 4th, 2013, 08:35 AM
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HarpsichordConcerto
March 5th, 2013, 08:40 AM
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Jephtha
March 5th, 2013, 04:25 PM
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Jephtha
March 6th, 2013, 06:18 PM
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Cast:

Nitocris: Felicity Palmer
Belshazzar: Robert Tear
Cyrus: Maureen Lehane
Daniel: Paul Esswood
Gobrias: Peter van der Bilt
Arioch: Thomas Sunnegardh
Messenger: Staffan Sandlund

Jephtha
March 6th, 2013, 11:46 PM
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Jephtha
March 7th, 2013, 07:36 PM
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Jephtha
March 12th, 2013, 11:31 PM
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Jephtha
March 14th, 2013, 03:44 PM
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Jephtha
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HarpsichordConcerto
March 19th, 2013, 11:49 AM
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Jephtha
March 19th, 2013, 07:10 PM
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The very first recording by Hogwood and the Academy. The playing is a bit rough and ready in spots, but there is also great spirit and enthusiasm, and the music is fabulous. I wish someone would put out a complete Arne-Edition; I would snap it up! :adoration:

Itullian
March 21st, 2013, 03:36 AM
Schumann symphonies
Klemperer

Jephtha
March 21st, 2013, 03:48 PM
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Hoffmann
March 21st, 2013, 04:29 PM
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HarpsichordConcerto
March 22nd, 2013, 02:47 AM
The very first recording by Hogwood and the Academy. The playing is a bit rough and ready in spots, but there is also great spirit and enthusiasm, and the music is fabulous. I wish someone would put out a complete Arne-Edition; I would snap it up! :adoration:

Agree. An early English endeavour at historically informed performance with so much passion and I quite like the recording.

Jephtha
March 22nd, 2013, 07:07 PM
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HarpsichordConcerto
March 23rd, 2013, 07:42 AM
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HarpsichordConcerto
March 23rd, 2013, 11:40 PM
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Schigolch
March 25th, 2013, 01:00 PM
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Schigolch
March 31st, 2013, 07:56 PM
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StLukesGuildOhio
April 1st, 2013, 03:49 AM
In reverse order:

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Jephtha
April 4th, 2013, 03:53 PM
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Schigolch
April 7th, 2013, 03:52 PM
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Jephtha
April 9th, 2013, 10:20 PM
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Schigolch
April 13th, 2013, 02:37 PM
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Schigolch
April 14th, 2013, 07:53 PM
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Dark_Angel
April 15th, 2013, 12:11 PM
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Zen and the art of Bruckner.....

We now have a budget boxset of Celi EMI Bruckner to spread the word instead of the ultra expensive previous issues :encouragement:


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Schigolch
April 17th, 2013, 06:08 PM
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