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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:56 am

Brahms - Symphony No.4 (Bernard Haitink, London Symphony Orchestra, LSO Live)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Fergus » Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:13 am

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It's close to 25 years since these performances first appeared. Controversial then for their adherence to Beethoven's metronome markings (which are printed alongside the tempo indications) they remain enjoyable today with forward wind and brass and sharp tympani.

John
I also like those Norrington readings John but I suspect that we are in a minority :D

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Fergus » Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:15 am

Yesterday, for day 2 of Christmas I played JSB Cantata BWV57....


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....and Part 2 of the Richter version of JS Bach Christmas Oratorio....


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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:17 am

Fergus wrote:I also like those Norrington readings John but I suspect that we are in a minority :D
They are very good. I like Norrington's LCP recordings in general :)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Fergus » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:24 am

For day 3 of Christmas, JS Bach Cantata BWV133....


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....followed by Part 3 of the Richter version of JS Bach's Christmas Oratorio.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by josé echenique » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:42 am

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This is my favourite Dessay recording, the voice was fuller and more steady than it is now.
And Lakmé is the perfect role for her. I like this recording a lot.

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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 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:03 am

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R. Schumann - Overture to "Manfred" (Bernstein/Columbia)
R. Strauss - Don Quixote (Ormandy/Columbia)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by josé echenique » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:15 am

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Zachow is better remembered as Handel´s teacher, but he was a very good composer on his own.
These are lovely Christmas cantatas in excellent performances.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:01 pm

Brahms - Serenade No.2 (Bernard Haitink, London Symphony Orchestra, LSO Live)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Jared » Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:14 pm

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all 18 Sonatas which will bear repeated listens...

all 154 Variations which probably won't...

:wink:

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:23 pm

Jared wrote:Image

all 18 Sonatas which will bear repeated listens...

all 154 Variations which probably won't...

:wink:
How do you find them Jared?

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:32 pm

Disc 2

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Hogwood may very well be my favourite interpreter of Mozart's works :)

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Post by Jared » Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:32 pm

bombasticDarren wrote:
Jared wrote:Image

all 18 Sonatas which will bear repeated listens...

all 154 Variations which probably won't...

:wink:
How do you find them Jared?
If you're talking about the Sonatas, they are highly enjoyable, although like Schubert's, as a body of work I don't think they stand up to LvB's in terms of importance. If you're talking about the performances, then I would argue that Barenboim's Mozart performances are probably almost as good as his LvB ones... in fact I don't know whether you saw this month's BBC Music Mag, but they picked his Mozart Piano Concertos (EMI) as their 20th most important recording of all time.. :wink:

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:13 pm

Sibelius - Symphony No.2 (Sakari Oramo, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Erato)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by arthound » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:18 pm

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Symphony number three - one of my favourite Tchaikovsky sets [from an unexpected source].

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The sound is a bit rough but a great performance.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by CharmNewton » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:11 pm

Fergus wrote:[quote="CharmNewton]
It's close to 25 years since these performances first appeared. Controversial then for their adherence to Beethoven's metronome markings (which are printed alongside the tempo indications) they remain enjoyable today with forward wind and brass and sharp tympani.

John
I also like those Norrington readings John but I suspect that we are in a minority :D[/quote][/quote]

I see Darren likes them also, so I feel in very good company with both you.

John

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by CharmNewton » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:17 pm

bombasticDarren wrote:Disc 2

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Hogwood may very well be my favourite interpreter of Mozart's works :)
Those recordings are among the finest he ever made, in my opinion. I also have a great fondness for his recording of William Byrd's My Ladye Nevells Book, played on a virginal. Beautiful music, warmly and intimately recorded.

John

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by ContrapunctusIX » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:57 pm

Sibelius: Symphony No. 2
Chamber Orchestra of Europe & Paavo Berglund
Finlandia

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Beethoven: Symphonies 3 & 4
New York Philharmonic & Bruno Walter
United Archives

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Mahler: Symphony No. 1
Philadelphia Orchestra & James Levine
Sony
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Fergus » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:29 am

bombasticDarren wrote:Disc 2

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Hogwood may very well be my favourite interpreter of Mozart's works :)
I had been wondering how you were getting on with that set Darren :D

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Fergus » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:31 am

CharmNewton wrote:
Fergus wrote:[quote="CharmNewton]
It's close to 25 years since these performances first appeared. Controversial then for their adherence to Beethoven's metronome markings (which are printed alongside the tempo indications) they remain enjoyable today with forward wind and brass and sharp tympani.

John
I also like those Norrington readings John but I suspect that we are in a minority :D
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I see Darren likes them also, so I feel in very good company with both you.

John[/quote][/quote][/quote]

What a nice thing to say....thank you John, and continue to enjoy :D

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Fergus » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:32 am

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Post by maestrob » Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:22 am

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In honor of a friend's uncle who was killed crossing the street last Tuesday.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:05 pm

Sommerfeldt - Little Overture (Engeset/Naxos)
Stockhousen - Inori (composer/GEMA)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:01 pm

Sibelius - Symphony No.4 (Sakari Oramo, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Erato)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:37 pm

Shostakovich - Symphony No.10 (Mariss Jansons, The Philadelphia Orchestra, EMI)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:38 pm

Fergus wrote:
bombasticDarren wrote:Disc 2

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Hogwood may very well be my favourite interpreter of Mozart's works :)
I had been wondering how you were getting on with that set Darren :D
Thanks for noticing! :wink:

I am taking it slow - although I adore Mozart, he is best in contained bursts :wink:

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:43 pm

Nielsen - Symphony No.6 Sinfonia semplice (Osmo Vanska, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BIS)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by josé echenique » Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:41 pm

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One of the great recordings of the past 25 years. Abbado is matchless in Mussorgsky.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Wallingford » Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:49 pm

Beethoven's Ninth (Ormandy 2)
If I could tell my mom and dad
That the things we never had
Never mattered we were always ok
Getting ready for Christmas day
--Paul Simon

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Fergus » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:19 am

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by josé echenique » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:38 am

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Rossini was a genius (needless to say). The music for this delicious French comic opera was originally composed for the equally delicious Italian comic opera Il Viaggio a Reims. How Rossini managed to use the same music for 2 utterly different operas is a mystery, but he was amazingly successful in both.
I hope the MET releases on DVD it´s sparkling production with Flórez and DiDonato.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:00 pm

Faure - Requiem (Robert Chilcott/John Carol Case/David Willcocks, Choir of King's College/New Philharmonia Orchestra, EMI)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:41 pm

Sibelius - Symphony No.6 (Sakari Oramo, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Erato)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:17 pm

J. Strauss, Jr. - Overture to "The Queen's Lace Handkerchief" (Walter/Marco Polo)
R. Strauss - Josephs Legende (Sinopoli/DG)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by absinthe » Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:40 pm

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In two parts. Drinks during the interval (as well). :)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:50 pm

Sibelius - Symphony No.7 & Tapiola (Sakari Oramo, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Erato)

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All-in-all, a very good cycle. At it's best in No.4 & No.6 (of which I have rarely heard a more sprightly rendition) :D

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:29 pm

Mozart - Piano Concerto No.23 (Wilhelm Kempff/Ferdinand Leitner, Bamberger Symphoniker, DG)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Donaldopato » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:09 pm

Schubert Symphony # 8 and 9

Bernstein NYP

Sony Bernstein Symphony Edition
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:11 pm

Pergolesi - Stabat Mater, Violin Concerto & Salve Regina (Rachel Harnisch/Sara Mingardo/Guiliano Carmignola/Julia Kleiter/Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart, Archiv)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Jared » Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:19 pm

bombasticDarren wrote:Pergolesi - Stabat Mater, Violin Concerto & Salve Regina (Rachel Harnisch/Sara Mingardo/Guiliano Carmignola/Julia Kleiter/Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart, Archiv)

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I'd be most intrigued to know what you make of that, Darren.. :)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:03 pm

Walton - Belshazzar's Feast (Walter Cassel/Eugene Ormandy, Rutgers University Choir/The Philadelphia Orchestra, Sony Classical)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:05 pm

Jared wrote:
bombasticDarren wrote:Pergolesi - Stabat Mater, Violin Concerto & Salve Regina (Rachel Harnisch/Sara Mingardo/Guiliano Carmignola/Julia Kleiter/Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart, Archiv)

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I'd be most intrigued to know what you make of that, Darren.. :)
I really enjoyed the interpretations, but I feel that a few more listens are required. I can tend to 'drift' when listening to music of this era as my attention wanders somewhat. However, my first impressions are good :)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:34 pm

Rossini - Overture to "La gazza ladra" (Abbado/DG)
C. Schumann - Piano Trio (Gelius.Krstic,Haack/Arte Nova)
Tchaikovsky - The Tempest (Abbado/CBS)
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Post by Seán » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:45 pm

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sonatas 1 to 5

Maria João Pires - piano


I have listened to these sonatas several times today and to the first one more than a dozen times, I do enjoy Ms Pires music-making.
Seán

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Seán » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:52 pm

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Luigi Boccherini
Quintetto No's 1 & 3

La Magnifica Comunità
Eros Roselli - guitar
Seán

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Post by Seán » Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:03 pm

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Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestral Suites Nos 1, 2, 3 & 4

Freiburger Barockorchester
Petra Müllejans (Konzertmeister)
Gottfried von der Goltz (Konzertmeister)


I love this set, were it not for these guys I wouldn't be collecting baroque recordings, they really are special.
Seán

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:12 pm

Rachmaninoff - Symphony No.1 (Andre Previn, London Symphony Orchestra, EMI)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:04 pm

Beethoven - Symphony No.8 (Roger Norrington, London Classical Players, EMI)

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