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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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Post by josé echenique » Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:26 am

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No, she is not related to Angela, though she is very pretty too.
Teodora became famous when she won the prestigious Queen Elisabeth singing competition in Brussels 2004 and this is her first recording, dedicated to music composed for the XVIII Century soprano Anna de Amicis for whom Jommelli, Johann Christian Bach, Glück and even the young Mozart (Lucio Silla) wrote roles.
She has a very fine voice, a lyric coloratura, and she is very musical, but she still has to mature as an artist.
The first aria in the cd is from Jommelli´s great opera Armida Abbandonata, and compared to the fiery Ewa Malas-Godlewska in Christophe Rousset´s complete recording, she may found a little wanting in character, but overall she is very fine and the cd is a pleasure.
You can see/hear her in a Porpora opera link generously posted by jserraglio in the Porpora Arias thread.


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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:25 pm

Rameau - Overture to "Hippolyte et Aricie" (Rousset/L'Oiseau-Lyre)
F-A Philidor - Caremen Saeculare (Malgoire/Naxos)
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Debussy: Violin Sonata; Ravel: Violin Sonata; Ysaye: Sonata for Violin Solo No. 3; Prokofiev: 5 Melodies
David Oistrakh, violin
Frida Bauer, piano
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Bruckner: String Quintet, Intermezzo; Strauss: Prelude to Capriccio
Raphael Ensemble
Helios

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Donaldopato » Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:49 pm

Myaskovsky Symphony # 21 Svetlanov Russian Federation Academic SO Alto/Olympia

Then Lance's program
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by josé echenique » Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:49 am

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At 80 minutes this might be the longest Te Deum ever composed.
The Portuguese took their time to thank the Lord. This Te Deum calls for 8 soloists, 5 choirs and a large orchestra. I love it.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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Walton - Symphony No.1 (Simon Rattle, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, EMI)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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It´s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

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Sibelius - Symphony No.4 (Petri Sakari, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Naxos)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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Rodrigo - 'Concerto de Aranjuez' (Carlos Bonell/Steuart Bedford, English Chamber Orchestra, Regis)

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Milhaud - Symphony No.2 (Michel Plasson, Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, DG)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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bombasticDarren wrote:Rodrigo - 'Concerto de Aranjuez' (Carlos Bonell/Steuart Bedford, English Chamber Orchestra, Regis)

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It is one of my great musical regrets that when Bonell played the Concerto de Aranjuez here in Dublin some years ago I was too late in hearing about it and could not get a ticket so I had to be content with listening to a live broadcast of the concert :cry:

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:09 pm

Rubbra - Overture Resurgam (Del Mar/Lyrita)
Rawsthorne - Violin Concerto #1 (Hirsch/Naxos)
Bridge - The Sea (Groves/EMI)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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Loving these new (to me) versions of some of my favourites... 8)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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Sibelius - Symphony No.1 (Petri Sakari, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Naxos)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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Piano Trio Op. 1 No. 3

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by josé echenique » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:32 am

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Herzogenberg, a fine XIX Century composer worth investigating, has been mostly resurrected by CPO.
This is actually the third recording of his Christmas oratorio, a beautiful work.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:49 pm

Adams - 'Doctor Atomic' Symphony (David Robertson, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Nonesuch)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Jared » Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:17 pm

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been giving this set a full run through today...

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Fergus » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:04 pm

I have obviously been thinking along the same lines Jared as I have just listened to....

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:12 pm

Brahms - Symphony No.1 (Bernard Haitink, London Symphony Orchestra, LSO Live)

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This is one of the most joyful sounding Brahms 1's I have ever had the pleasure to listen to
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:14 pm

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Piano Trio Op. 1 No. 3
I think that's a great set Fergus :D

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:51 pm

Walton - 'Belshazzar's Feast' (Thomas Hampson/Simon Rattle, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, EMI)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:27 pm

Ravel - Piano Concerto in G major (Monique Haas/Paul Paray, Orchestre National de la RTF, DG)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Fergus » Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:46 pm

bombasticDarren wrote:
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Piano Trio Op. 1 No. 3
I think that's a great set Fergus :D
Yes it is Darren....one of my early purchases too back in the day :D

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:40 pm

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I have this CD and before I gave it it's first hearing I was hoping for a Brahmsian sounding work (like some of chamber music), so I was a little let down when I found it to be very conservative harmonically and simple in orchestration.

But it is charming nevertheless.
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:42 pm

Corder - Prospero Overture (Lloyd-Jones/Hyperion)
Reynolds - Alice through the Looking-Glass Suite (Sutherland/Marco Polo)
Gibbs - Symphony #1 (Penny/Marco Polo)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by josé echenique » Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:19 pm

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I have this CD and before I gave it it's first hearing I was hoping for a Brahmsian sounding work (like some of chamber music), so I was a little let down when I found it to be very conservative harmonically and simple in orchestration.

But it is charming nevertheless.
I think it would be a mistake to expect a Brahms because Herzogenberg is a very different composer, but you are right that this oratorio calls for rather modest forces, maybe that´s what Herzogenberg had at his disposal. Still the fact that there are 3 recordings of this work shows that it´s well liked in Germany.

Perhaps you would like Rheinberger´s Der Stern von Bethlehem even more. It´s more immediately likable and more Brahmsian too. In fact I can´t understand why it´s not more popular, because it´s very tuneful. There´s also a 1960´s recording with Rita Streich and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, but the better sound of the Capriccio recording will please more, I think.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Donaldopato » Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:35 pm

Beethoven Symphony # 3 Chailly Gewandhaus Orchestra

Decca (on Spotify service)

Certainly well performed of course, but I prefer the gravitas of Szell in the 3rd... however old fashioned it may be.
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:08 pm

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LOL! I do have that exact Rheinberger disc!

But back to Herzogenberg, jose. Some of his music is full of Brahmsian harmony and expression. I was just hoping the "Die Geburt Christi" would be too
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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Walton - 'Belshazzar's Feast' (Bryn Terfel/Andrew Davis, BBC Singers/BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Warner Apex)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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The only Donizetti works that I own :oops: :roll:

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by ContrapunctusIX » Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:09 pm

Sibelius: Symphonies 4, 7, 6
Danish National Symphony Orchestra & Leif Segerstam
Brilliant

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:13 pm

Walton - Symphony No.2, 'Overture: Portsmouth Point' & 'Comedy Overture: Scapino' (Andre Previn, London Symphony Orchestra, EMI)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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I listened to this set recently and I simply could not warm to these works at all.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Jared » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:15 pm

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all of this boxset...

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Post by johnQpublic » Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:31 pm

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Ponchielli - Overture to "I promessi sposi" (Scimone/MHS)
Respighi - The Birds (Ormandy/Columbia)
Persichetti - String Quartet #1 (New Art/ASU)
Dello Joio - Epigraph (Swarowski/Desto)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Donaldopato » Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:50 pm

Lully, Couperin, Marais, Rebel, Rameau, Leclair : "A French Soiree"

Trio Settecento (Rachel Barton Pine violin, John Mark Rozendaal viola da gamba, David Schrader harpsichord)

Cedille CDR 129

Delightful and well played program. Highly recommended.
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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Impeccable stylistically and liguistically. A reading by which all others should be judged.

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Stravinsky - 'La Sacre du Printemps' (Colin Davis, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Philips)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by ContrapunctusIX » Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:00 pm

Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra; Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Boston Symphony Orchestra & Serge Koussevitzky
Naxos

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It's funny, the ending to Bartok's CFO is different here than in other recordings. I read somewhere that he rewrote the end of the finale before giving the work to other orchestras for performance. Still it's a great recording, amazing really, given that this recording was made just weeks after the world premiere. What an outstanding orchestra Boston had back then!

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:10 pm

Sibelius - 'Finlandia' & 'Karelia Suite' (Petri Sakari, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Naxos)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:11 pm

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all of this boxset...
The String Quintet is a particular peach of a recording, in my view :wink:

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Jared » Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:16 pm

bombasticDarren wrote:
Jared wrote:Image

all of this boxset...
The String Quintet is a particular peach of a recording, in my view :wink:
^^ they are all fine Darren, although I think the String Quintet is of particular merit... but then frankly, so is this:

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...it's an absolute gem... 8)

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