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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:41 am

Walton - Violin Concerto (Yehudi Menuhin/William Walton, London Symphony Orchestra, EMI)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Jared » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:51 am

Fergus wrote: That is of course allowed but you will, if this turns out to be true, receive a 10 year ban from further participation on these boards :mrgreen:

well, before my ban is imposed... I'll just say that I'm enjoying this Dufay rather a lot:

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Fergus » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:05 am

Jared wrote:
Fergus wrote: That is of course allowed but you will, if this turns out to be true, receive a 10 year ban from further participation on these boards :mrgreen:

well, before my ban is imposed... I'll just say that I'm enjoying this Dufay rather a lot:

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:08 pm

Madetoja - Overture to Act I of "The Ostrobothnians" (Sarasate/Finlandia)
Eller - Twilight (Jarvi/Chandos)
Persichetti - Night Dances (de Preist/New World)
Galbraith - Piano Concerto #1 (Zitterbart/Ocean)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:36 pm

Shostakovich - Symphony No.4 (Bernard Haitink, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Decca)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by josé echenique » Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:22 pm

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This is my favourite recording of the Janacek quartets. I love that it has the viola d´amore version of the Second quartet. The playing is sensational.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:06 pm

Rachmaninoff - The Isle of the Dead (Andre Previn, London Symphony Orchestra, EMI)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:49 pm

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.2 (Richard Goode/Ivan Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Nonesuch)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:29 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 Seán » Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:41 pm

For the past few weeks I have listened to a lot of music that is entirely new to me, mainly Baroque music, so it was comforting to finish off today's listening session by returning to a thoroughly enjoyable performance of a symphony that is very familiar to me:

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Jean Sibelius
Symphony No. 1

Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä - conducting.
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Donaldopato » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:21 pm

Saint-Saëns Symphony # 3 "Organ"

Berj Zamkochian Organ, Munch Boston SO

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by josé echenique » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:53 am

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This cd includes Orazio Benevoli´s Missa Tira Corda and Giovanni Pitoni´s Dixit Dominus. XVII Century a cappella compositions in the "old style".
It´s great to see the Tölzer Knabenchor making records again.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:11 pm

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Bush - Yorick Overture (Handley/Lyrita)
Vaughn Williams - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (Gould/RCA)
Walton - Symphony #2 (Szell/Odyssey)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by maestrob » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:47 pm

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Anne-Marie McDermott is without a doubt my favorite unfamous pianist. She's chosen a life of security rather than vigorous self-promotion by staying with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center as their resident pianist, and her integrity and depth of perception in whatever she performs and records is indeed world-class. The above was released some years ago (I heard her Alice Tully Hall performances of these and other Prokofiev works): it still plunges the depths of Prokofiev's Sonatas in ways that not even Richter managed. If you are still puzzled by Prokofiev's earlier works, here are the answers.

Enthusiastically recommended as some of the finest piano-playing I have ever heard. And while you're at it, grab her all-Bach disc which is now happily back in print.....

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:45 pm

Sibelius - Symphony No.5 & No.6 (Paavo Berglund, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, EMI)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:35 pm

Holst - The Planets (Charles Dutoit, Orchestre symphonique de Montreal, Decca)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:49 pm

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.3 (Richard Goode/Ivan Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Nonesuch)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Donaldopato » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:05 pm

Winter cold/bronchitis season has me down... so a little sunny and lively Haydn is on tap for the eve:

Haydn "London" Symphonies 93-99
Bernstein NYP
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by josé echenique » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:53 pm

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bricon » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:43 pm

Harnoncourt's wonderful (1989) recording of Lucio Silla with the luxury cast of: Peter Schreier, Edita Gruberova, Cecilia Bartoli, Dawn Upshaw and Yvonne Kenny.

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A fabulous (if under performed/recorded) opera by the 16 years old Mozart.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by josé echenique » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:36 am

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Orlando must be counted one of Handel´s finest operas, right up there with Giulio Cesare, Alcina and Ariodante. This live recording from the Göttingen Handel Festival is marvelous, with the sweet voiced countertenor William Towers singing splendidly.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:50 am

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Nielsen - Helios Overture (Ormandy/Columbia)
Sibelius - Luonnotar (Jones/EMI)
Pettersson - Symphony #7 (Dorati/London)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:29 pm

Walton - Viola Concerto (Yehudi Menuhin/William Walton, New Philharmonia Orchestra, EMI) & Partita for Orchestra (William Walton, Philharmonia Orchestra, EMI)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:06 pm

Tchaikovsky - Suite No.3 (Neeme Jarvi, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Chandos)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:53 pm

Sibelius - Symphony No.5 (Paavo Berglund, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, EMI)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Seán » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:03 pm

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Johann Sebastian Bach
Overture No. 1 & 2

Collegium Aureum
FranzJosef Maier Concertmaster
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Seán » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:08 pm

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Alexander Scriabin
Le Poème de l'extase

Phildelphia Orchestra
Ricardo Muti - conducting.


I had forgotten how much I liked this music and in particular this 'Building a Library' Winner.
Seán

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:15 pm

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.4 (Richard Goode/Ivan Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Nonesuch)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:50 pm

Walton - The Wise Virgins: Suite (Bryden Thomson, The London Philharmonic, Chandos)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Fergus » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:02 pm

Tonight the very beautiful Bruggen version....


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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by ContrapunctusIX » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:32 pm

bombasticDarren wrote:Sibelius - Symphony No.5 (Paavo Berglund, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, EMI)

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I've always liked Berglund in Sibelius, and this cycle with Helsinki in particular. How do you find it Darren?

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by josé echenique » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:14 pm

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If I had to name the greatest recording of Brahms 4 ever, this would be it.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Wallingford » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:45 pm

Salonen, guest-conducting the San Francisco Symphony in this concert:

Sibelius' Pohjola's Daughter
Salonen's Violin Concerto (w/Josefowicz)
Wagner Gotterdammerung excerpts (w/Brewer)
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 maestrob » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:42 pm

Ma mere l'oye, etc.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:48 pm

Franck - Piano Quintet (Clifford Curzon/Amadeus Quartet, BBC Legends)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:50 pm

ContrapunctusIX wrote:
bombasticDarren wrote:Sibelius - Symphony No.5 (Paavo Berglund, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, EMI)

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I've always liked Berglund in Sibelius, and this cycle with Helsinki in particular. How do you find it Darren?
It hasn't knocked me off my feet yet. They are quite laid back interpretations compared to those I like in my collection already. I will play the whole cycle through and probably assess them differently then :|

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:45 pm

Boyce - Overture to "Ode for the New Year, 1774" (Lea-Cox/ASV)
W. A. Mozart - Piano Trio in G, K. 496 (Abegg/Intercord)
F. J. Haydn - Symphony #96 (Davis/Philips)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:53 pm

Bax - Symphony No.7 (Vernon Handley, BBC Philharmonic, Chandos)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by absinthe » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:14 pm

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First act.
Crikey, this is gaudy!. I'll wear dark glasses if I watch it again!
Petibon is superb and so is the playing.
Not so sure about the production. Je-e-e-eeez. It'd probably be better stripping out
the audio to a CD to avoid the endless distraction....
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by ContrapunctusIX » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:14 pm

Sibelius: Symphonies 4 & 5
Philadelphia Orchestra & Eugene Ormandy
Haydn House

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Exemplary Sibelius from Ormandy in the 1950s. Kudos to HH for rescuing this title, which has never made it to CD. The 5th is really marvelous. Driven tempi, characterful instrumental interplay, and all of it executed beautifully by those fabulous Philadelphians.

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Post by Fergus » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:01 pm

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:05 pm

Elgar - Symphony No.1 (Adrian Boult, London Philharmonic Orchestra, EMI)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Seán » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:06 pm

absinthe wrote:Image

First act.
Crikey, this is gaudy!. I'll wear dark glasses if I watch it again!
Petibon is superb and so is the playing.
Not so sure about the production. Je-e-e-eeez. It'd probably be better stripping out
the audio to a CD to avoid the endless distraction....
Looks, sorry I mean, it sounds gorgeous.
Seán

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by ContrapunctusIX » Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:11 pm

Beethoven: Sonatas 27, 28 & 29
Friedrich Gulda
Brilliant

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Glazunov: Symphony No. 1
USSR Radio & TV Large Symphony Orchestra
Vladimir Fedoseyev, conuductor
VoxBox

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Post by Donaldopato » Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:21 pm

Seán wrote:Image

Alexander Scriabin
Le Poème de l'extase

Phildelphia Orchestra
Ricardo Muti - conducting.


I had forgotten how much I liked this music and in particular this 'Building a Library' Winner.
Many say these are Muti's best recordings ever. I enjoy them as well.
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Donaldopato » Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:24 pm

Saint-Saëns Symphony # 3
Paray Mass for the 500th Anniversary of the Death of Joan of Arc

Marcel Dupré Organ
Paul Paray Detroit SO

Mercury Living Presence

(the LP of this was my first exposure to the Organ Symphony and something like my 3-4th LP ever purchased)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:15 am

Castelnuovo-Tedesco - Taming of the Shrew Overture (Penny/Naxos)
Falla/Russ - Three Songs [Cancion, Nana, Seguidilla murciana] (Battle & Parkening/EMI)
Polster - Brass Towermuzak (Tower Brass Quintet/TBQ)
Di Domenica - Symphony (Levine/Oehms)
D. Wilson - Leader, Lieder (Thompson/Summit)

and with today's listening I reached a milestone. Starting in 2008, I kept track of my listening selections and excepting multi-disc sets of operas, oratorios and ballets, I have heard at least one composition from each CD in my collection. I'm still working on saying the same for my LPs and the goal after that will be to have listened to every item I own. Do keep in mind I only listen for about an hour most days and some days no listening occurs, so these next goals are years out in the future. 8)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by josé echenique » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:01 pm

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This is one of Berlioz´s most problematic works, and far from his best, but every now and then deserves a hearing. Of the 4 recordings I own (Colin Davis, John Nelson, Eliahu Inbal and this one), Abbado wins hands down in every respect.

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