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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Seán » Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:32 pm

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Johann Sebastian Bach CD 10
Suite No. 1 BWV 996
Suite No. 2 BWV 997

Julian Bream - Guitar

Johann Sebastian Bach CD 10
Trio Sonata No. 1 BWV 525 (arranged by J. Bream)
Trio Sonata No. 1 BWV 529 (arranged by J. Bream)
Julian Bream - Lute
George Malcolm - Harpischord
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Seán » Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:33 pm

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Anton Dvořák
Symphonies No's. 5 & 9

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Mariss Jansons - conducting.



I bought this box set a few years ago and have not listened to it much since then. I returned to it earlier this week and listened to the Fifth and this is a lovely colourful performance, I particularly like the writing for, and the sound of the woodwinds, especially the clarinets and flutes. The Ninth is very good too but it's not my favourite performance.
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:55 pm

Mozart - Piano Concerto No.24 (Richard Goode, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Nonesuch)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:34 pm

Korngold - The Sea Hawk (Andre Previn, London Symphony Orchestra, DG)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:07 pm

Walton - Belshazzar's Feast (John Shirley-Quirk/Andre Previn, London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, EMI)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Fergus » Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:44 pm

josé echenique wrote:
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Acts 1, 2 & 3.
That´s one of Colin Davis´s best recorded efforts in recent years Fergus. And fortunately Heppner was still in top form when the recording was made. Overall, it´s an excellent Les Troyens. Colin Davis´s previous, landmark recording in PHILIPS is memorable mostly because of Jon Vickers as Aeneas, but the Dido and Cassandra are nowhere in his class. Originally PHILIPS wanted Janet Baker as Cassandra and Regine Crespin as Dido, but for contractual reasons it couldn´t be.

My personal favourite Les Troyens is not even in cd, but in dvd. Gardiner who also has a very British (because the French hate Berlioz ha, ha) affinity with the score conducted a glorious and gorgeous production at the Chatelet, and the Dido and the Cassandra, Susan Graham and Anna Caterina Antonacci look and sound like Aegean goddesses.

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Go figure, the stupid people of Opus Arte forgot to put the name of Gregory Kunde on the cover, the Aeneas!!!!.
Thank you for that interesting post Pepe. I certainly would like to hear Gardiner and his Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique perform that work!

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Fergus » Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:46 pm

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Jared » Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:47 pm

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forgive me for saying so Fergus, but that must be a rather concise series ... :mrgreen:

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Fergus » Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:19 pm

Jared wrote:
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forgive me for saying so Fergus, but that must be a rather concise series ... :mrgreen:
Unfortunately it is Jared but not due to lack of composers or talent I must add. There is a thriving musical scene over here but unfortunately the market is so small it does not justify the expense of the recordings and distribution etc. The result is that few of them get onto CD and those that do end up costing the likes of me quite a lot of money to buy as a result :cry:

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:03 pm

Offenbach - Overture to "Dr. Ox" (Kapp/Essay)
Saint-Saens - Cello Sonata #2 (Isserlis/RCA)
Chausson - Soir de fete (Serebrier/MHS)
Ibert - Bostoniana (Dutoit/London)
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Post by bombasticDarren » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:32 pm

Holst - The Planets (James Loughran, Halle Orchestra, CfP)

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Post by bombasticDarren » Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:23 pm

Bax - Symphony No.6 (David Lloyd-Jones, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Naxos)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:30 pm

Ravel - Piano Concerto in G major (Philip Fowke/Serge Baudo, London Philharmonic Orchestra, CfP)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Fergus » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:42 pm

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As proclaimed by all concerned here these were indeed wonderful performances both from the soloist and orchestra/conductor alike.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:22 pm

Spohr - Overture to "Faust" (Frohlich/cpo)
Brahms - 3 Intermezzi, Op. 117 (Lupu/London)
K. A. Hartmann - Concerto funebre (Edinger/Thorofon)
Cerha - Mvmt. 3 from "String Quartet #3" (Arditti/Montaigne)
Goldschmidt - Les Petits Adieux (Dutoit/London)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Seán » Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:49 pm

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Arcangelo Corelli CD 24
6 Concerti Grossi Opus 6

Tafelmusik
Jeanne Lamon - conducting.
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by josé echenique » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:39 pm

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I have great affection for Krystian Zimerman´s first recording of the Chopin concertos. His pianism was already godlike, and Giulini is the perfect partner for him (as he was NOT for Horowitz in the DG Mozart piano concerto #23 with La Scala). Sure there are other great recordings, notably Argerich with Dutoit, a more volatile and dangerous Chopin, but Zimerman is so musical and aristocratic that whenever I return to this recording it´s always a delight.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Wallingford » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:16 am

Beethoven's Piano Sonata #4, Op.7 (Schnabel)
Brahms' Variations & Fugue on a Theme by Handel (Graham)
four of Chopin's Nocturnes (Godowsky)
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
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:43 am

Ravel - Piano Concerto for the left hand & La Valse (Philip Fowke/Serge Baudo, London Philharmonic Orchestra, CfP)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:20 am

LPs

All Ludwig van

Leonore Overture #1 (Klemperer/Angel)
Rondino for Wind Octet (London Winds/London)
Piano Concerto #5 (R. Serkin/Columbia)
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Post by maestrob » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:24 am

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:40 am

Svendsen - Symphony No.2 & Polonaise No.2 (Thomas Dausgaard, Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Chandos)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by josé echenique » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:22 pm

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To mourn the passing of one of Bach´s greatest interpreters.

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Post by bombasticDarren » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:26 pm

Brahms - Symphony No.1 (Wolfgang Sawallisch, Wiener Symphoniker, Philips)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:12 pm

Mozart - Symphony No.40 (Rafael Kubelik, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Orfeo)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Fergus » Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:20 pm

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:50 pm

Debussy - Jeux (Jean Martinon, Orchestre National de l'ORTF, EMI)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:02 pm

Beethoven - Piano Trio No.1 (Florestan Trio, Hyperion)

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Post by bombasticDarren » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:42 pm

J.S. Bach - Orchestral Suite No.1 (Karl Munchinger, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Decca Eloquence)

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Post by Jared » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:57 pm

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Post by bombasticDarren » Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:02 pm

Borodin - Symphony No.2 (Gerard Schwarz, Seattle Symphony, Naxos)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Seán » Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:53 pm

For the day that's in it:

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Johann Sebastian Bach
Goldberg Variations BWV 988
Italian Concerto BWV 971

Gustav Leonhardt - Harpischord.


These are played at a brisk tempo, it is very enjoyable music.
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:05 pm

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I bought that one for the naked lady; kept it for the Svendsen. :D .
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Post by josé echenique » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:45 am

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Celebrating rather than mourning the great Gustav Leonhardt.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:00 am

Bax - Overture: Work in Progress (Handley/Lyrita)
Tippett - Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli (composer/Virgin)
Howells - Piano Concerto #2 (Stott/Hyperion)
Walton - Capriccio Burlesco (Thomson/Chandos)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by ContrapunctusIX » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:31 pm

Bach: Brandenburg Concertos
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig & Riccardo Chailly
Decca

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Highly enjoyable! These period influenced performances on modern instruments strike a nice middle road between the archaic Munchinger/Marriner type performances and the sometimes overly fast and, at times, harsh performances of Goebel/MAK and the like. I consider myself a HIP fan in Baroque music but this set will absolutely receive repeated listening from yours truly.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:07 pm

J.S. Bach - Orchestral Suite No.2 (Karl Munchinger, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Decca Eloquence)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:31 pm

Beethoven - Piano Trio No.2 (Florestan Trio, Hyperion)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Fergus » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:58 pm

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A simply wonderful performance!

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Post by Len_Z » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:42 am

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Is there a better rendition of the Berg Violin Concerto than this Leonid Kogan's recording? I've always loved Szeryng's, but this one surpasses him with its profundity and solemness of the sound. Right now am listening to Hindemith with Oistrakh. His Stravinsky - still ahead. What a CD.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by ravel30 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:29 am

Hello everyone. Long time to see.

I listened to the superb Symphonie Fantastique and the Carnival Overture by Berlioz with the LSO conducted by Colin Davis

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Davis is a fantastic Berlioz conductor, in my opinion.

Regards,

Matt.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by josé echenique » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:46 am

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A simply wonderful performance!
It gets better with every hearing, doesn´t it?

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:18 pm

Adams - El Dorado (Kent Nagano, The Halle Orchestra, Nonesuch)

Busoni - Berceuse elegiaque (Des Mannes Wiegenlied am Sarge seiner Mutter) (Orch:Adams) (John Adams, London Sinfonietta, Nonesuch)

Liszt - The Black Gondola (Orch:Adams) (John Adams, London Sinfonietta, Nonesuch)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Seán » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:49 pm

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Jean Sibelius
Svarta rosor (Black Roses), Op.36 No.1
Men min fågel märks dock icke (But my Bird is Long in Homing), Op.36 No.2
Säv, säv, susa (Sigh, Sigh, Sedges), Op.36 No.4
Illalle (To Evening), Op.17 No.6
Im Feld ein Mädchen singt (A Maiden Yonder Sings), Op.50 No.3
Aus banger Brust (O, Wert Thou Here), Op.50 No.4
Die stille Stadt (The Silent Town), Op.50 No.5

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Bengt Forsberg, piano
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Seán » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:50 pm

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Franz Schubert
Sonata in B Flat major D960

Wilhelm Kempff - piano


This is wonderful music, beautifully prepared.
Seán

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Post by bombasticDarren » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:26 pm

Martinu - Symphony No.6 Fantaisies symphoniques (Jiri Belohlavek, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Chandos)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:43 pm

Prokofiev - Symphony No.5 (Simon Rattle, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, EMI)

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