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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by absinthe » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:54 pm

Been trying to watch it. Had to stop. I think it's in the disposal pile already.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:23 pm

Gassmann - Overture to "Un pazzo ne fa cento" (Alimena/Naxos)
F. J. Haydn - String Quartet #65 (Kodaly/Naxos)
W. A. Mozart - Piano Sonata #13 (Matthews/Vanguard)
Myslivecek - Symphony #26 in C (Gaigg/cpo)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Fergus » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:57 pm

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For my good friend Pepe :mrgreen:

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by ravel30 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:15 pm

Symphony no. 2 'Copernican' Op. 31 by Henryk Gorecki conducted by Antoni Wit/ Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra/ ... / Naxos

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Not as famous as his 3rd but quite wonderful indeed.

Symphony no. 2 and Overture Julius Ceasar by Robert Schumann conducted by Georg Solti/ VSO/Decca

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Big fan of Schumann's symphony but I never felt the urge to buy another set since that one has everything i like in a performance. Amazing conducting, big and loud brass section and top quality musicians.

Am I the only one here who really really like the overture Julius Ceasar? The main melody is amazing and very clever.


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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:23 pm

Clementi - Overture in C (D'Avalos/ASV)
Czerny - Grand Sonate Brilliante, Op. 10 (Tal & Groethuysen/Sony)
Berwald - Symphony #4 (Goodman/Hyperion)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:29 pm

Ravel - Piano Concerto in G major (Cecile Ousset/Simon Rattle, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, EMI)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:58 am

J.S. Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No.1 & No.2 (Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Virgin Veritas)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:50 am

Shostakovich - Cello Concerto No.1 (Yo-Yo Ma/Eugene Ormandy, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Sony Classical)

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Post by bombasticDarren » Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:57 am

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

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Post by bombasticDarren » Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:06 pm

Verdi - Un ballo in maschera: Act 1 (Placido Domingo/Katia Ricciarelli/Renato Bruson/Elena Obraztsova/Edita Gruberova/Claudio Abbado, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro all Scala, DG)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:34 pm

Mendelssohn - Symphony No.5 Reformation (Riccardo Muti, New Philharmonia Orchestra, EMI)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Seán » Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:59 pm

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Robert Schumann
Symphony 1 & 2

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Rafael Kubelik - conducting.


This is a lovely colourful performance by the Bavarians.
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:08 pm

Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No.3 (Martha Argerich/Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker, DG)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Seán » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:30 pm

bombasticDarren wrote:Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No.3 (Martha Argerich/Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker, DG)
It's my favourite piano concerto, I love that performance too.
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Seán » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:31 pm

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Robert Schumann
Symphony 1 & 4

Staatskapelle Dresden
Wolfgang Sawallisch


I had forgotten how much I liked the Fourth, this is a lovely performance.
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Seán » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:31 pm

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Franz Schubert
Piano Sonata No. 21 D960

Clara Haskil - Piano.


This is my favourite performance of this lovely work.
Seán

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:32 pm

Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending (Hilary Hahn/Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra, DG)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Seán » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:32 pm

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Franz Schubert
Piano Sonata No. 21 D960

Radu Lupu - Piano.
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:52 pm

Hewitt - New Federal Overture (Gallois/Naxos)
Gottschalk - The Dying Poet (Marks/Nimbus)
Bloch - In Memorium (Sternberg/ASV)
Bernstein - Elegy fo Mippy II (Lindberg/BIS)
Lucier - In Memorium Jon Higgins (Anderson/New World)
M. Richter - Lament (Mann/Leonarda)
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Post by bombasticDarren » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:56 pm

Brahms - Variations on a Theme by Haydn (James Loughran, Halle Orchestra, CfP)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Wallingford » Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:28 pm

de Falla's El amor brujo (Toscanini/Burzio)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Fergus » Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:25 am

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Acts 4 & 5.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:08 am

Butterworth - The Banks of Green Willow

Vaughan Williams - A London Symphony (Richard Hickox, London Symphony Orchestra, Chandos)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:41 am

J.S. Bach - Cantata BWV 154 Mein liebster Jesus ist veloren, BWV 124 Meinen Jesum lass ich nicht & BWV 32 Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen (Claron McFadden/Michael Chance/James Gilchrist/Peter Harvey/John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir/The English Baroque Soloists, Soli Deo Gloria)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:36 am

Bax - November Woods (David Lloyd-Jones, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Naxos)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:50 pm

Mozart - Clarinet Concerto (Wolfgang Meyer/Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus musicus Wien, Teldec)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:06 pm

Reznicek - Raskolnikoff: Fantasy Overture (Jurowski/cpo)
Martinu - Estampes (Belohlavek/Supraphon)
Schulhoff - Suite (in the new style) for Chamber Orchestra (O. Dohnanyi/Arte Nova)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:56 pm

Walton - Belshazzar's Feast (David Wilson-Johnson/Richard Hickox, London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, EMI)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by ravel30 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:34 pm

Cd 4 of this wonderful boxset. I know next to nothing when it comes to religious music and I purchased that box set 2 years ago. Lots to discover and rediscover in there.

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CD 4:
Ecole de Notre Dame Virgo flagellatur, Mors Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier /
Campanis cum cymbalis, Wordles blisse have good day, Valde mane diluculo, Ovet mundus laetabundus The Hilliard Ensemble /
DUFAY Ave Regina coelorum Orlando Consort /
DUNSTABLE Salve scema sanctitatis, Salve salus servulorum, Cantat celi agmina Orlando Consort /
PLUMMER Anna Mater Matris Christi The Hillard Ensemble /
JOSQUIN DESPREZ Salve Regina La Chapelle Royale, Philippe Herreweghe /
JANEQUIN Congrati suntEnsemble Clement Janequin /
BYRD Peccantem me quotidie Deller Consort, Mark Deller /
GESAULDO Tribulationem et dolorem, Ecce quomodo moritur justus Ensemble Vocal Europeen, Philippe Herreweghe /
HASSLER Ad Dominum Ensemble Vocal Europeen, Philippe Herreweghe

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by ravel30 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:14 pm

My Vlast by Bedrich Smetana Antoni Wit/Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Naxos

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You know the feeling you get when you listen to a cd that you haven't listen to in years and then after a few minutes you realize how great that piece is? Well that is what I felt after listening to that cd. Love everything that I have ever heard from Smetana.

Matt.

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Post by josé echenique » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:28 pm

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A fascinating cantata from the guy who was preferred in Dresden over J.S. Bach.
Bach obviously is in a different class, but it´s not difficult to see why Hasse was so highly regarded in his time, his music is very appealing.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Wallingford » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:40 am

Schumann's Carnaval (Novaes)
Chopin's unpublished Feuille d'album in E, Cantabile in B-flat, Contredanse in G-flat, Largo in E-flat, and Marche funebre in c (Czerney-Stefanska)
Foote's Suite in E for strings (Koussevitzky)
Vivaldi's Concerto grosso in d (Koussevitzky)
Henri Casadesus' Concerto for Orchestra in D (Koussevitzky)

....this last one being attributed for so long to C.P.E. Bach
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 johnQpublic » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:15 am

Tchaikovsky - Festival Overture on the Danish National Anthem (Simon/Chandos)
Shostakovich - String Quartet #12 (Eder/Naxos)
Gubaidulina - Concordanza (Lazarev/Vox)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by maestrob » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:10 pm

ravel30 wrote:My Vlast by Bedrich Smetana Antoni Wit/Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Naxos

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You know the feeling you get when you listen to a cd that you haven't listen to in years and then after a few minutes you realize how great that piece is? Well that is what I felt after listening to that cd. Love everything that I have ever heard from Smetana.

Matt.
Rafael Kubelik owned that score when he was alive, and his many recordings show his deep affinity for this nationalistic score. His two late stereo recordings on Orfeo with IIRC the Bavarians, and live with the Czech Philharmonic from a concert celebrating Czechoslovakia's release from communist rule are treasures that should be in every collection.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by maestrob » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:14 pm

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Just comparing this version to the recent PBS telecast of Netrebko et al: IMHO Netrebko wins hands down, especially now that she has discovered a stunningly beautiful watery trill in the middle of her voice, that made her shine in "Al dolce guidami.....".

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by ravel30 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:16 pm

maestrob wrote:
ravel30 wrote:My Vlast by Bedrich Smetana Antoni Wit/Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Naxos

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You know the feeling you get when you listen to a cd that you haven't listen to in years and then after a few minutes you realize how great that piece is? Well that is what I felt after listening to that cd. Love everything that I have ever heard from Smetana.

Matt.
Rafael Kubelik owned that score when he was alive, and his many recordings show his deep affinity for this nationalistic score. His two late stereo recordings on Orfeo with IIRC the Bavarians, and live with the Czech Philharmonic from a concert celebrating Czechoslovakia's release from communist rule are treasures that should be in every collection.
Love that set of 6 tone poems but this recording is not in my collection and I live well with that :lol: Thanks for the suggestion though. No doubt that they must be awesome recordings. I think that it was even the 1990 recording is in the top 50 recordings to own by the bbc magazine.

Matt.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Seán » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:18 pm

ravel30 wrote:
maestrob wrote:
ravel30 wrote:My Vlast by Bedrich Smetana Antoni Wit/Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Naxos

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You know the feeling you get when you listen to a cd that you haven't listen to in years and then after a few minutes you realize how great that piece is? Well that is what I felt after listening to that cd. Love everything that I have ever heard from Smetana.

Matt.
Rafael Kubelik owned that score when he was alive, and his many recordings show his deep affinity for this nationalistic score. His two late stereo recordings on Orfeo with IIRC the Bavarians, and live with the Czech Philharmonic from a concert celebrating Czechoslovakia's release from communist rule are treasures that should be in every collection.
Love that set of 6 tone poems but this recording is not in my collection and I live well with that :lol: Thanks for the suggestion though. No doubt that they must be awesome recordings. I think that it was even the 1990 recording is in the top 50 recordings to own by the bbc magazine.

Matt.
Kubelik's 1989 recording with the CPO on Supraphon and the Talich 1954 with the CPO recordng on Naxos are truly magnificent and essential recordings if you love Má Vlast.
Seán

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Seán » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:23 pm

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Franz Schubert
Symphony No. 8 & 9

Philharmonica Hungarica
Peter Maag - conducting.
Seán

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bricon » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:27 pm

maestrob wrote:Image

Just comparing this version to the recent PBS telecast of Netrebko et al: IMHO Netrebko wins hands down, especially now that she has discovered a stunningly beautiful watery trill in the middle of her voice, that made her shine in "Al dolce guidami.....".
To be fair to JS, that Anna Bolena recording was made when she was 62 years old. Sutherland added Bolena to her repertoire quite late in her career (early '80s), unfortunately we don't have an account of this opera by her when she was in her prime.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by josé echenique » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:00 pm

bricon wrote:
maestrob wrote:Image

Just comparing this version to the recent PBS telecast of Netrebko et al: IMHO Netrebko wins hands down, especially now that she has discovered a stunningly beautiful watery trill in the middle of her voice, that made her shine in "Al dolce guidami.....".
To be fair to JS, that Anna Bolena recording was made when she was 62 years old. Sutherland added Bolena to her repertoire quite late in her career (early '80s), unfortunately we don't have an account of this opera by her when she was in her prime.
I think Sutherland and Bonynge were misguided with this Anna Bolena and the contemporaneous Rodelinda. They add next to nothing to Sutherland´s prestige and even less to the discography. On the other hand I kind of admire the Adriana Lecouvreur with Bergonzi, her farewell complete opera recording. First of all because it´s a sort of valedictory recording for La Stupenda. I can´t think of a role less suited to her than Adriana, a role for a great singing actress that needs to be ENUNCIATED, and to be fair Sutherland is not that bad. But when one remembers the brilliant bel canto soprano that she was in the 60`s and 70`s, the Bolena is almost an embarrassment to her own standards.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:52 pm

Shostakovich - Piano Trio No.1 & No.2 (The Florestan Trio, Hyperion)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:44 pm

Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.6 Pathetique (Riccardo Muti, Philharmonia Orchestra, EMI)

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Post by Chalkperson » Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:40 pm

bombasticDarren wrote:Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.6 Pathetique (Riccardo Muti, Philharmonia Orchestra, EMI)

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A highly underrated set...
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