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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Wallingford » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:36 pm

...more of the Lamoureux Orchestra:

Ravel's Tzigane (Grumiaux/Rosenthal)
Saint-Saens' Cello Concerto #1 (Navarra/Munch)
Stravinsky's Dumbarton Oaks concerto (Wand)
Gluck's Orfeo, Act 2 (Rosbaud)
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 Wallingford » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:37 pm

...and, what ho! We're at 300 pages!
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 josé echenique » Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:51 pm

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Sandrine Piau like Veronique Gens started as a Les Arts Florissants girl, carefully nurtured and coached by William Christie. And now she is a delightful, gorgeous lyric soprano at the top of her game.
This well planed recital covers over a 100 years of French operatic arias, from late XVII Century Marc Antoine Charpentier and Rebel to late XVIII Century Gretry and Sacchini.
Piau is by turns, brilliant. touching and sexy. She enjoys excellent support from Jerome Correas and Les Paladins. A recital to treasure.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by nut-job » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:45 am

Back to basics.

Mozart, String Quintet in C, KV515.

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Refreshing after listening to too much "off the beaten trail" music.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:48 am

Myslivecek - Overture to "Motezuma" (Gaigg/cpo)
F. J. Haydn - Piano Sonata #8 (McCabe/London)
W. A. Mozart - Symphony No. "46" in C (Mackerras/Telarc)
Krommer - Oboe Concerto in F, Op. 52 (van den Hauwe/Eufoda)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by josé echenique » Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:16 pm

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Kurt Masur must be unique in having recorded the War Requiem 3 times, with the New York, Israel and London Philharmonics.
Though very different from Britten´s own recording, I´m fond of this live Royal Albert Hall recording. The soloists are excellent.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:17 pm

Smetana - Overture to "Oldrich and Bozena" (Stankovsky/Marco Polo)
Bloch - Concerto Grosso #1 (Barra/Koch)
Shostakovich - Preludes and Fugues, op. 87, Nos. 3 & 4 (Ashkenazy/London)
Schnittke - Symphony #7 (Polyansky/Chandos)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Chung » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:52 pm

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Disc 32: Violin Sonatas Nos. 8-10 - Grumiaux, Haskil

It's not too often that I take this box for a spin, although it abounds in treasures such as these two for the violin sonatas, and Gulda being the soloist for the piano sonatas and the piano concertos (there with Horst Stein conducting the Wiener Philharmoniker).

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:01 pm

Walton - Johannesburg Festival Overture (Thomson/Chandos)
Birtwistle - Carmen Arcadiae (Howarth/Etcetera)
Osborne - Graffiti after Cy Twombly (Arditti SQ/Montaigne)
Barry - Hard D (Houlihan/Marco Polo)
MacMillan - Christus vincit (Baker/Hyperion)
C. Matthews - Hidden Variables (MTT/NMC)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by CharmNewton » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:05 pm

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I've been enjoying this set very much over the past two weeks. Mr. Crossley's tone is exceptionally beautiful and he can be both expressive and rhythmically firm. The Etudes, however, remain a tough group of works for me.

A very nice complement to the recent EMI set of Albert Ferber.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by maestrob » Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:01 pm

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I know it's expensive, but if you want the ultimate, this is worth it in every aspect.... :wink:

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:04 pm

LPs

Berg - Wozzeck (Boulez/CBS)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Wallingford » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:57 pm

Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto #1 (Bronfman/Jarvi......live w/Nat'l Sym. of Wash, DC)
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 Wallingford » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:02 pm

....also more performances by the LAMOUREUX ORCHESTRA:

Ravel's Piano Concerto For The Left Hand (Doyen/Fournet)
Lalo's Symphonie espagnole (Grumiaux/Fournet)
Tchaikovsky's Francesca da Rimini (Markevitch)
Prokofiev's Classical Symphony (Martinon)
Satie's Deux Gymnopedies (Sado)
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 johnQpublic » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:11 am

J. S. Bach - St. Matthew Passion (Corboz/Erato)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by maestrob » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:46 am

Mahler/Bernstein: Symphony V (Vienna DVD)

Beethoven Emperor Concerto: Russell Sherman/Neumann/Czech Philharmonic + Bagatelles

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:59 pm

LPs

Chabrier - Overture to "Gwendoline" (Paray/Mercury)
Satie/Debussy - Gymnopedie Nos. ! & 3 (Auriacombe/Angel)
Stravinsky - Eight Instrumental Miniatures (composer/Columbia)
Shostakovich - Violin Concerto #1 (D. Oistrakh/Angel)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by josé echenique » Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:09 am

Happy Easter to all


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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:28 pm

Purcell - Overture to "The Old Bachelor" (Thomas/Chandos)
Vivaldi - Concerto for 2 Mandolins, RV532 (Biondi/Virgin Veritas)
Handel - Flute Sonata in B minor "Halle Sonata #3" (Beznosiuk/Hyperion)
Geminiani - Concerto Grosso in D, Op. 3, No. 1 (Biondi/Opus 111)
J. S. Bach - Sonata for Viola da gamba and Harpsichord in g, BWV 1029
Facco - Concerto in A, Op. 1, No. 5 (Guglielmo/DHM)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by maestrob » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:34 am

Chopin Sonatas II & III, Mazurkas: Samson Francois

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:17 pm

Martin Y Soler - Overture to "La festa del villaggio" (Vicent/Columna Musica)
Granados - Seis piezas sobre cantos populares espanoles (de Larrocha/London)
Montsalvatge - Cinco canciones negras (de los Angeles/EMI)
Gerhard - Harpsichord Concerto (Tozer/Chandos)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:22 am

Panufnik - Tragic Overture (Horenstein/Unicorn-Kanchana)
Bartok - String Quartet #4 (Arditti/Gramavision)
Tubin - Symphony #6 (Jarvi/BIS)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by nut-job » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:29 am

This delightful disc of music by Francaix by the Gaudier Ensemble:

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The first piece in the collection, "A huit," which has the same instrumentation as Schubert's Octet, is particularly charming.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:56 pm

nut-job wrote:This delightful disc of music by Francaix by the Gaudier Ensemble:

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The first piece in the collection, "A huit," which has the same instrumentation as Schubert's Octet, is particularly charming.
That's a disc I have and plenty of Francaix contains moments of wit and joie de vivre.
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by nut-job » Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:12 pm

johnQpublic wrote:That's a disc I have and plenty of Francaix contains moments of wit and joie de vivre.
Which reminds me, I also have this disc, which I have not had a chance to listen to yet.


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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Wallingford » Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:13 pm

Bartok's Piano Quintet in C, opus posthumous (Quintetto Italiano)
Stravinsky's The Fairy's Kiss (Stravinsky 1....w/Cleveland Orch.)
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 johnQpublic » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:16 pm

nut-job wrote:
johnQpublic wrote:That's a disc I have and plenty of Francaix contains moments of wit and joie de vivre.
Which reminds me, I also have this disc, which I have not had a chance to listen to yet.


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I don't have that one, nut-job, but if you don't have his "Serenade" (for small orchestra) please try to hear it. It's my all time favorite Francaix.
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by nut-job » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:55 pm

johnQpublic wrote:I don't have that one, nut-job, but if you don't have his "Serenade" (for small orchestra) please try to hear it. It's my all time favorite Francaix.
Is that the "serenade" on this release?

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:55 pm

nut-job wrote:
johnQpublic wrote:I don't have that one, nut-job, but if you don't have his "Serenade" (for small orchestra) please try to hear it. It's my all time favorite Francaix.
Is that the "serenade" on this release?

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Yes, I have that one, nut-job. But I first fell in love with the Serenade through an Epic LP with the conductor Louis Lane and the Cleveland Sinfonietta when I was just a teenager. A recording called "Romances and Serenades" that I still proudly own.
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by lucrativ » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:27 am

Now, Weissenberg's Schumann Fantasie in C is on playing.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:21 am

R. Schumann - Overture to "Faust" (Wildner/Naxos)
Chopin/Balakirev - Romanza from "Piano Concerto No. 1" (Hamelin/Hyperion)
Tchaikovsky - Orchestral Suite No. 1 (Sanderling/Naxos)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Wallingford » Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:52 pm

Stravinsky's The Firebird
Salonen's Violin Concerto (w/Josefowicz)

.....Salonen, live w/BSO (on WGBH)
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 johnQpublic » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:59 am

LPs

Thomson - The Mother of Us All (Leppard/New World)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:09 pm

LPs

Auber - Overture to "The Crown Diamonds" (Cambreling/EMI)
Canteloube - 15 Selections from "Songs of the Auvergne" (de los Angeles/Angel)
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Post by arthound » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:54 pm

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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 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:33 am

Joachim - Hamlet Overture (Botstein/IMP)
Brahms - String Quintet #2 (Raphael/Hyperion)
Bulow - Des Sangers Fluch (Andreae/Thorofon)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by josé echenique » Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:25 pm

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What a luxury is to have 2 such fine recordings of Palestrina as this one and the classic Kubelik in DG.
If forced to choose I would still opt for the Kubelik because, really, it´s impossible to surpass.
But this Berlin recording ably conducted by Otmar Suitner is very satisfactory too. I really love the opera and have both, and Jonas Kaufmann has expressed interest in the title role, so there´s hope for a new one.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:07 pm

Cimarosa - Overture to "Li due Baroni di Roccazzurra" (Rojatti/Nuova Era)
F. J. Haydn - Piano Sonata #18 (McCabe/London)
Crusell - Sinfonia Concertante for Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon & Orchestra, Op. 3 (Klocker/cpo)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by josé echenique » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:15 am

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This live 1999 recording of La Damnation de Faust was issued in protest for the Dutch government reduction of subsidies to the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic. Haitink is more lively and dramatic than in his latest studio recordings. The singers are outstanding and the sound is state-of-the-art.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by maestrob » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:42 am

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These 1973/5 recordings find Victoria De Los Angeles near the end of her career and while idiomatic, her voice is not quite fresh enough in occasional spots. I still love this disc for her outstanding personality, which shines through along with her impeccable musicianship. One of my favorite singers......

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by ContrapunctusIX » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:13 am

Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms; Les Noces
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande & Ernest Ansermet
Decca

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Bartok: MFSP&C, CFO
Bavarian RSO & Rafael Kubelik
Orfeo

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:43 am

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by nut-job » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:55 am

I never do "comparisons" but sometimes it is fun to listen to a piece in two wildly different interpretations.

First I listened to Bach's first Viola da gamba sonata by Harnoncourt and Tachezi. Then the same piece by Maisky and Argerich ('transcribed' for cello and piano). Both were superb. I find Bach's music unique in its ability to survive adaption to different instrumental ensembles.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Wallingford » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:02 pm

Ivanovici's Danube Waves (Ormandy)
Roussel's Bacchus & Ariane Suite #2 (Ormandy)
Ravel's La valse (Ormandy 2)
Joan Tower's Fanfares For The Uncommon Woman #1, #2, #5 (Alsop)
Mussorgsky's The Marriage (Leibowitz, Agroff, Desmazures, Mollien, Popovitzky, Paris Philharmonic)
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 johnQpublic » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:50 pm

LPs

Dvorak - My Home Overture (Neumann/Pro Arte)
Sibelius - String Quartet in D minor, Op. 56 (Claremont/Nonesuch)
Scriabin - Poem of Ecstasy (Svetlanov/Melodiya Angel)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by maestrob » Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:26 am

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.....and then, to clear the brain, Chopin Nocturnes played by Samson Francois.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:12 am

Gliere - Overture to "Shakh-Senem" (Sinaisky/Chandos)
Shostakovich - String Quartet #3 (Eder/Naxos)
Kasparov - Reminiscence (Dubov/Le Chant du Monde)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Wallingford » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:30 pm

Arild Remmereit's debut concert as the new Rochester Philharmonic music director:

AMY BEACH Symphony No. 2, "Gaelic"
HALVORSEN Entry March of the Boyars
SVENDSEN Romance for Violin (w/Juliana Athayde, violin)
J. STRAUSS, JR. Where the Citrons Bloom
J. STRAUSS, JR. Light as a Feather
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?

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