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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by DaveF » Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:46 pm

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I must get those two discs to have alongside the very good Naxos cycle of the 'cello concerti :wink:
Well worth it Fergus. NaÏve have done a superb job with their Vivaldi recordings.

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Post by Fergus » Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:58 pm

DaveF wrote:NaÏve have done a superb job with their Vivaldi recordings.
That I absolutely agree with :wink:

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Mozart: Clarinet Concerto - Bohm/Prinz/VPO - DGG

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Beethoven: Sonata No. 27 op. 90 - Emil Gilels - DGG

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Handel: Concerti Grossi Op. 6 No. 9 - 12
Pinnock/English Concert - Archiv

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Post by johnQpublic » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:50 am

G. Pierne - Ramuntcho: Overture sur des themes populaires basques (Mari/EMI)
Forsyth - Quintette for Winds(or..) (Essex Winds/CMC)
Ohana - Anneau du Tamarit (Meunier/Erato)
Pousseur - U-oder E-Musik? (Arditti/Montaigne)
O. Schmidt - Hommage a Stravinsky (Rundell/Chandos)
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Post by bombasticDarren » Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:29 pm

Berlioz - 'Romeo and Juliet' (Charles Munch, Boston Symphony Orchestra, RCA)

Dvorak - 'Symphonic Variations' (Charles Mackerras, London Philharmonic Orchestra, EMI)

Haydn - Symphony No.93 (George Szell, Cleveland Orchestra, Sony Classical)

Schumann - Symphony No.2 (Rafael Kubelik, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sony Classical)

Shostakovich - String Quartets No.3 & No.4 (Fitzwilliam String Quartet, Decca)

Stravinksy - 'The Firebird - Suite' (Paavo Jarvi, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Telarc) below


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first listen... am very fond of the opening overture (the only part I know)

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Post by bombasticDarren » Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:19 pm

Mendelssohn - Piano Trio No.1 (Gould Piano Trio, Naxos)

Schubert - Piano Sonata No.16 (Radu Lupu, Decca)

Schumann - Piano Trio No.1 (Beaux Arts Trio, Philips) below


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Post by ContrapunctusIX » Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:25 pm

Bach: Art of Fugue
Evgeni Koroliov, piano
TACET

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Post by karlhenning » Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:40 pm

Satie
Socrate
Susan Bickley, Eileen Hulse, Patricia Rosario, sopranos
Music Projects/London
Richard Bernas

Feldman
Crippled Symmetry
The California EAR Unit

Rued Langgaard
Symphony № 1, “Klippepastoraler” (“Mountan Pastorals”), BVN 32 (1908-11)
Danish National Symphony
Thos Dausgaard

Carter
Dialogues
Nicolas Hodges, pf
London Sinfonietta
Ollie Knussen

Carter
ASKO Concerto
Asko Ensemble
Ollie Knussen

Langgaard
Symphony № 2, “Vårbrud” (“Awakening of Spring”), BVN 53 (1912-14)
Inger Dam-Jensen, soprano
Danish National Symphony
Thos Dausgaard

Langgaard
Symphony № 3, “Ungdarmbrus La melodia” (“The Flush of youth — La melodia”), BVN 96 (1915-16, rev. 1925-33)
Per Salo, pf
Danish National Choir
Danish National Symphony
Thos Dausgaard

Langgaard
Symphony № 4, “Løvfald” (“Fall of Leaves”), BVN 124 (1916, rev. 1924)
Symphony № 5 (Version I), BVN 191 (1917-18/1926)
Symphony № 5 (Version II), Steppenatur (Sommersagnsdrama) — Steppe Landscape (Summer Legend Drama), BVN 216 (1917-18/1920/1931)
Danish National Symphony
Thos Dausgaard

Bright Sheng
Never Far Away for harp & orchestra (2008)
Yolanda Kondonassis, hp
San Diego Symphony
Jahja Ling

Partch
Barstow
San Francisco
The Letter
U.S. Highball

Newband
Dean Drummond

Messiaen
Chronochromie
La ville d'en haut
Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum

Cleveland Orchestra
Boulez


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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by D » Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:56 am

A download of 20th Century and Contemporary music.

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Post by karlhenning » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:53 am

Welcome, D, dude!

Cheers,
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Post by D » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:57 am

karlhenning wrote:Welcome, D, dude!

Cheers,
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Hi, Karl. :D It's me!

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Post by karlhenning » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:01 am

I know ; )

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Post by ContrapunctusIX » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:06 am

It's musicology day!

Schubert: Symphonies 7 & 10
Marriner/ASMTF - Philips

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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 7
Jarvi/London Philharmonic - Chandos

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Post by johnQpublic » Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:07 pm

LPs

Weber - Overture to "Euryanthe" (Karajan/DGG)
Chopin - Andante spianato & Grand Polonaise (Gulda/Mace)
Scumann - Symphony #2 (Bernstein/Columbia)
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Post by Jared » Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:45 pm

ContrapunctusIX wrote:It's musicology day!

Schubert: Symphonies 7 & 10
Marriner/ASMTF - Philips

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so John... waddya think? :D

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 7
Jarvi/London Philharmonic - Chandos

Now here, you've got me! :?
How much of Symph 7 did he actually write?

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Post by ContrapunctusIX » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:16 pm

Jared wrote:
ContrapunctusIX wrote:It's musicology day!

Schubert: Symphonies 7 & 10
Marriner/ASMTF - Philips

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so John... waddya think? :D

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 7
Jarvi/London Philharmonic - Chandos

Now here, you've got me! :?
How much of Symph 7 did he actually write?

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well, I liked the Schubert 10th more than the 7th. The 10th is reminiscent of the 9th in many ways, particularly the increased focus on counterpoint in the outer movements. Overall, I thought there were some moments that sounded legitimately Schubert-ian, and others which did not; which I suppose is what I expected. IMO Newbold's completion is a bit...timid. I realize he was using piano sketches, but oftentimes he makes minimal effort to make any changes at all to the original sketches, and I think it hurts the music at times. The 3rd movement scherzo was quite interesting, and I agree that it sounds like it could have been intended as both a scherzo and a finale. The other interesting performance in this set which I'll need to listen to is the "Finished" 8th, which includes the entr'acte music from Rosamunde as the scherzo and finale. That approach intrigues me even more than the completions of the 7th and 10th, as in that case, Schubert actually wrote all of the music...

The Tchaikovsky 7th is interesting. It was primarily completed by Taneyev and Bogatryev based on sketches and parts of the 3rd piano concerto. It certainly sounds very Tchaikovsky-esque, with the exception of the out of place snare drum in the finale.

Overall, both works are interesting but problematic, which shouldn't surprise me based on their respective origins.
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Post by bombasticDarren » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:27 pm

Brahms - 'Haydn Variations' (Wolfgang Sawallisch, London Philharmonic Orchestra, EMI)

Mozart - Piano Concerto No.23 (Wilhelm Kempff/Ferdinand Leitner, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, DG)

Schumann - Piano Trio No.2 (Beaux Arts Trio, Philips) & Symphony No.1 'Spring' (George Szell, Cleveland Orchestra, Sony Classical)

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Post by Seán » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:03 pm

Antonín Dvorák
Symphony no 9

Philharmonia Orchestra
Carlo Maria Giulini conducting


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Post by Donaldopato » Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:37 pm

Beethoven "Triple Concerto" For Violin, Cello and Piano
Septet op 20

Mork, Shaham, Bronfman et. al, Zinman Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra Arte Nova 640150

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Post by karlhenning » Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:08 pm

Varèse
Ionisation
Amériques

NY Phil
Boulez

Varèse
Amériques (version for two pianos, eight hands)
Helena Bugallo, Amy Williams, Amy Briggs, Benjamin Engeli

Michael Gandolfi
The Garden of Cosmic Speculation
Atlanta Symphony
Robt Spano

Boulez
Le marteau sans maître
Elizabeth Laurence, soprano
Members of the Ensemble intercontemporain
Boulez, cond


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Post by karlhenning » Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:22 pm

Webern
Variations for piano, Opus 27
Chas Rosen

Webern
Das Augenlicht, Opus 26
John Alldis Choir
LSO
Boulez


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Post by Donaldopato » Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:32 pm

^^Some easy listening for the evening, Mr Henning? 8)

As for me

Martinu Symphony # 4 Bryden Thomson Scottish National Orchestra

From the Complete Martinu Symphonies Chandos 10316
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Post by karlhenning » Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:37 pm

Donaldopato wrote:^^Some easy listening for the evening, Mr Henning? 8)
You know, I do find pleasure in the listening . . . certainly some degree of easeful here ; )

(That Martinů set is certainly a great listen, too, Don!)

And now:

Webern

String Quartet, Opus 28
Juilliard Quartet

Cantata № 1, Opus 29
Halina Lukomska, soprano
John Alldis Choir
LSO
Boulez


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Post by karlhenning » Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:56 pm

Webern

Variations for orchestra, Opus 30
LSO
Boulez

Cantata № 2, Opus 31
Halina Lukomska, soprano
Barry McDaniel, baritone
John Alldis Choir
LSO
Boulez


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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:48 pm

LPs

Schubert - Overture in D, D.556 (Munchinger/London)
Strauss - Rosenkavalier Suite (Ormandy/Columbia)
Hindemith - Symphony in B-flat for Band (composer/Seraphim)
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Post by ContrapunctusIX » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:18 pm

Hindemith: Ludus Tonalis; Suite 1922 - John McCabe - Hyperion

Busoni: Fantasia Contrappunctistica; Fantasia nach Johann Sebastian Bach - Geoffrey Douglas Madge - Philips

Reger: Clarinet Quintet; String Sextet - Ensemble Villa Musica - MD&G
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Post by ContrapunctusIX » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:21 am

Busoni: String Quartets 1 & 2
Pellegrini Quartet - CPO

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good stuff...the first is firmly in the neo-classical mold with lots of Brahmsian overtones and a wealth of contrapuntal writing. The second is a little more adventurous and leans towards Schoenberg territory.

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Post by johnQpublic » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:04 pm

Draga - Concert Overture #2 (Rau/Olympia)
Bergman - Violin Concerto (Segerstam/BIS)
Takemitsu - How Slow thw Wind (Knussen/DG)
Reich - Four Organs (Bang on a Can/Nonesuch)
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Post by ContrapunctusIX » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:15 pm

Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 13 in Bb major, K. 333; Fantasia in C minor K. 475; Sonata No. 14 in C minor K. 457
Christoph Eschenbach - DGG

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Post by D » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:48 pm

I am enjoying Beecham's 1937 Magic Flute.

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Post by Chalkperson » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:03 am

D wrote:I am enjoying Beecham's 1937 Magic Flute.
I haven't played that in a while...
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Post by D » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:09 am

Chalkperson wrote:
D wrote:I am enjoying Beecham's 1937 Magic Flute.
I haven't played that in a while...
I haven't played it before now. :)

I like it.

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Post by UB1 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:19 am

Edith Canat de Chizy:

Yell for Orchestra
Kyoran for Quintet
Immensité for strings and cimbalom

Bruno Mantovani:

Concerto for two violas and orchestra
Si près, si loin (d'une fantaisie) for two pianos and two ensembles
Turbulences for 12 insturments

I have really enjoyed the music of these two living French composers. Completely different in style but both produce powerfully engaging music.

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Post by bombasticDarren » Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:45 am

Beethoven - Piano Sonata No.14 'Moonlight' (Emil Gilels, DG) below

Brahms - Piano Quintet (Maurizio Pollini/Quartetto Italiano, DG)

Mozart - 'Quintet for Piano and Winds' (Ingrid Haebler/Bamberg Wind Quintet, Philips)

Schumann - Piano Trio No.3 (Beaux Arts Trio, Philips)

R. Strauss - 'Der Rosenkavalier' (Kiri Te Kanawa/Anne Sofie Von Otter/Barbara Hendricks/Bernard Haitink, Staatsopernchor Dresden/Staatskapelle Dresden, EMI) below



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Post by UB1 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:27 am

JQP - Draga - Concert Overture #2 (Rau/Olympia)

What is his music like?

That may be the only work by this composer ever recorded. When I looked him up - always curious about a composer I have never heard of - I found that he died in 2008 and had published 15 symphonies, and a lot more music. He also seems to have held important jobs in the field of Romanian music. In hopes of listening to some of his music I looked through my three anthologies of Romanian music - that is 18 cds total - and there is not one piece of his on any of them.

I find it amazing that in this day and age someone with his position and output can go through life almost unrecorded and unknown outside his country.

I am listening to Octavian Nemescu - Quatre Dimmensions en Temps IV 'Illuminations'

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Post by Jared » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:47 am

Mendelssohn:
Piano Concerto No1&2
Capriccio brilliant op.22

Howard Shelley
London Mozart Players
Chandos

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Schumann:
Piano Concerto
Introduction & Allegro op. 92 & 134

Murray Perahia
Claudio Abbado
Berlin Philharmonic
Sony

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Post by johnQpublic » Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:18 am

Hey UB, I saw your Dillon piano recommendation. Thanks.

The Draga Overture is a dreary piece. Single minded (in other words a 10 minute piece of almost no contrast) slow music with material that does not grab one's attention. The recorded performance has less than good intonation so it makes listening to it even more intollerable.

Today's listening:

Riisager - Concert Overture: Erasmus Montanus (Rozhdestvensky/Chandos)
Vasks - String Symphony - Voices (Aleksa/Conifer)
Englund - Piano Concerto #1 (Sivelov/Naxos)
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Post by bombasticDarren » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:29 pm

Have been directed in my listening this afternoon by some recent posts on the board:-

Mendelssohn - Symphony No.3 'Scottish' (Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Warner)

Mozart - 'Vesperae solennes de confessore' (Kiri Te Kanawa/Elizabeth Bainbridge/Ryland Davies/Gwenny Howell/Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Philips)

Schumann - Violin Concerto (Thomas Zehetmair/Christoph Eschenbach, Philharmonia Orchestra, Teldec)

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Post by ravel30 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:36 pm

My favorite recording of some of Mozart Piano Sonatas

Mozart K.330,331,332 Zacharias/EMI CLASSICS

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by UB1 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:16 pm

johnQpublic wrote:
The Draga Overture is a dreary piece. Single minded (in other words a 10 minute piece of almost no contrast) slow music with material that does not grab one's attention. The recorded performance has less than good intonation so it makes listening to it even more intollerable.

Today's listening:

Riisager - Concert Overture: Erasmus Montanus (Rozhdestvensky/Chandos)
Vasks - String Symphony - Voices (Aleksa/Conifer)
Englund - Piano Concerto #1 (Sivelov/Naxos)
Which may be why I had never heard of him and his music is not recorded. But at least your post got me listening to some of my Romanian music and there is a lot of it I should get to know better...

What do you think of Riisager? I have heard very little of his music.

Lucian Metianu - Simfonia I - lots of layers in this music. It brings to my mind Birtwistle.

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Post by UB1 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:17 pm

D wrote:A download of 20th Century and Contemporary music.
That covers a lot of ground...anything specific that you remember?

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Post by Jared » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:27 pm

bombasticDarren wrote:Mozart - 'Vesperae solennes de confessore' (Kiri Te Kanawa/Elizabeth Bainbridge/Ryland Davies/Gwenny Howell/Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Philips)

Schumann - Violin Concerto (Thomas Zehetmair/Christoph Eschenbach, Philharmonia Orchestra, Teldec)[/size]
seems like a distinct case of 'one-upmanship' going on here, my friend.. :lol: :wink:

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Post by UB1 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:33 pm

In about 30 minutes I am going to listen to this live concert on France Musique. It looks to me like a very powerful concert - even the Borodin is a wonderful piece.


Alexandre Borodine
Danses Polovtsiennes du Prince Igor
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Direction : Lionel Bringuier

Dmitri Chostakovitch
Concerto pour violoncelle n°1
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Gautier Capuçon : violoncelle
Direction : Lionel Bringuier

Henri Dutilleux
Métaboles
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Direction : Lionel Bringuier

Alexandre Scriabine
Poème de l'extase
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Direction : Lionel Bringuier

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Post by bombasticDarren » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:40 pm

Jared wrote:
bombasticDarren wrote:Mozart - 'Vesperae solennes de confessore' (Kiri Te Kanawa/Elizabeth Bainbridge/Ryland Davies/Gwenny Howell/Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Philips)

Schumann - Violin Concerto (Thomas Zehetmair/Christoph Eschenbach, Philharmonia Orchestra, Teldec)[/size]
seems like a distinct case of 'one-upmanship' going on here, my friend.. :lol: :wink:
Not quite Jared, just been poorly today and lack the energy to make any taxing decisions on my own :lol:

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:21 pm

Haydn - Symphony No.95 (George Szell, Cleveland Orchestra, Sony Classical)

Honegger - Symphony No.2 'for String Orchestra and Trumpet' (Herbert von Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, DG)

Mozart - Piano Concerto No.24 (Daniel Barenboim, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Warner Elatus)


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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Jared » Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:30 pm

Jared wrote:Image

second listen... must sit down and read the (substantial) libretto in the booklet next time around.. :?

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by premont » Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:38 pm

karlhenning wrote: Langgaard
Symphony № 3, “Ungdarmbrus La melodia” (“The Flush of youth — La melodia”),
Excuse me, but it is spelled UNGDOMSBRUS.

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