What I listened to today

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Rach3
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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:58 pm

Pianist Tanya Bannister playing short solo piano works of David Del Tredici and Christopher Theofanidis, a 2009 Albany Records cd.

The Violin Sonata (Sergiu Schwartz,Paul Posnak) ,String Quartet (Vega Quartet) ,and Piano Quintet (Vega,Posnak) of John Alden Carpenter, a 2002 Naxos cd.

The Piano Sonata and Diversions for Piano of Carpenter, Denver Oldham,pianist,New World 1999 cd.

Most of these are at YT , hope at your streaming subscription. Mystery to me why the Carpenter's apparently ignored today.

Music providing some solace as we spiral into oblivion behind our Dear Leader.

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by jserraglio » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:35 pm

SIMON RATTLE CONDUCTS BERIO AND BARTÓK
12 Mar 2020
BERLINER PHILHARMONIKER
FREE
https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/concert/52535#

Luciano Berio
Sinfonia for 8 Voices and Orchestra (38 min.)
Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart

Interview
Simon Rattle on Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra (11 min.)
Béla Bartók
Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116 (39 min.)

Rach3
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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:51 am

Not my cup of tea, but may be yours,

Harpsichordist Paolo Zanzu plays Scarlatti in France,2018 :

https://www.francemusique.fr/concert/fe ... atti-zanzu

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:55 am

A rare (?) chance to hear live the Korngold, fantastic work. I did not hear the others.

Enregistré le 22/10/2018 au Brahms Hall, Musikverein, Vienna

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Trio à clavier No. 6 en Sol Majeur, K. 564

Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Suite pour Piano à la main gauche, 2 violons et violoncelle, op. 23

Felix Mendelssohn - Trio à clavier No. 2 en do mineur, op. 66

Fanny Mendelssohn - Lied, extrait du Trio à clavier en ré mineur, op. 11' (bis)

Altenberg Trio
Amiram Ganz, Violon (Korngold)

https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_concer ... id=2617766

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:01 pm

Frederick Lamond , revelatory readings:

From the Pearl cd :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-_aZq9vaIU ( “Gnomenreigen” )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-owYx0eFrc (“Feux Follets” )

From Marston's set :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGIEyTphZHU ( 2 Chopin mazurkas )

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:02 pm

The Lalo and Massanet PC's are worth hearing, especially the Massanet, a first-rate second-rate PC.Mystery it seems hardly played in comparison to the ubiquitous Saint-Saens # 2 and Ravel G, but perhaps is played in France. Mine the Vox Box here :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXe3Vx7J_gQ (Massanet )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9ziF51fIC0 (Lalo )

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by maestrob » Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:00 am

Rach3 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:55 am
A rare (?) chance to hear live the Korngold, fantastic work. I did not hear the others.

Enregistré le 22/10/2018 au Brahms Hall, Musikverein, Vienna

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Trio à clavier No. 6 en Sol Majeur, K. 564

Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Suite pour Piano à la main gauche, 2 violons et violoncelle, op. 23

Felix Mendelssohn - Trio à clavier No. 2 en do mineur, op. 66

Fanny Mendelssohn - Lied, extrait du Trio à clavier en ré mineur, op. 11' (bis)

Altenberg Trio
Amiram Ganz, Violon (Korngold)

https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_concer ... id=2617766
This was an exquisite concert, especially the Mendelssohn. The Korngold was well-played as well, but it's not my favorite piece by that composer. All-in-all very enjoyable. Thanks!

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:18 pm

More Lamond today, at age 71 his noble if spartan Beethoven PC # 3, 1939 live broadcast with RCO,van Beinum, my Marston cd : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wl8yt86bDc

Per Lamond: " Haydn leads us to Heaven, Mozart is Heaven,Beethoven is God in Heaven." Although here Lamond plays a first mov. cadenza by Clara Schumann, rarely heard per Marston.

A program Lamond played earlier in his career : "Hammerklavier" , Op.110, Op.111 ,Pause,"Waldstein", "Appassionata."

Then, from Uchida's absolutely marvelous 2006 (?) cd of the last 3 Beethoven piano sonatas, Op.109 and 110,perfect pacing in the "second" fugue at end of 110.After many years, I have now come to regard 110,rather than 109,as his sonata I'd take if can have just one.

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Ricordanza » Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:04 am

Yesterday, the rain let up so it was time to un-quarantine myself for a walk around the neighborhood. What should I listen to on my iPhone? This was my selection--a solo piano version of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, played by the (quite young at the time) Andre Watts. Watts' playing is so idiomatic and so masterful that this is as good (or even better) than the piano/jazz band or piano/orchestra version. The album is filled out with the three piano preludes and gorgeous transcriptions of several Gershwin songs. Outstanding!

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:50 am

Ricordanza wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:04 am
... Watts' playing is so idiomatic and so masterful that this is as good (or even better) than the piano/jazz band or piano/orchestra version. The album is filled out with the three piano preludes and gorgeous transcriptions of several Gershwin songs. Outstanding!
Agreed. I have had the Columbia lp since it was issued.Was nominated for a Grammy ( did not win ) in 1976.I read somewhere speculation extra tracks were added or " doubled" in a few spots in the Rhapsody, but not to my ear.

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:13 pm

Couple of rarities, my first hearing of the Gablenz,Starts at about 1:06:00 into the broadcast. Bit Mendelssohnian to my ear, with some echoes of Brahms and Schumann, refreshing, very lyrical, although overstayed its welcome for me. Worth hearing , but probably just once.The work was written or completed in 1926, but not given its world premiere until 1977 apparently because of a family business the composer had to attend to full time starting 1928 and then his untimely death in an airplane accident in 1937.

Gablenz: Piano Concerto, Op.25
Paderewski: Fantaisie Polonaise for Piano and Orchestra, Op.19
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Jonathan Plowright, piano
Lukasz Borowicz, conductor

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000gt45

Bit more about the composer : https://polishmusic.usc.edu/research/co ... y-gablenz/

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:56 am

Dusting off these:

Complete solo piano music of Guy Sacre, Billy Eidi,pianist,Timpani cd 1995, world premiere recording
Korngold's Left-Hand PC, Hamelin,Hyperion 1998 cd
Vierne's Piano Quintet,Muza Rubackyte,pianist with Terpsycordes Quartet,Brilliant Classics cd 2016
Chausson,Concert,Op.21,Harmonia Mundi 1984 cd,Jean-Claude Pennetier, pianist, others
Complete solo piano music of Albert Roussel,Emanuele Torquati,pianist,2012 Brilliant Classics
Korngold's Suite,Op.23,Fleisher,Silverstein,Laredo,Ma, SONY Classical 1998 cd

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Wallingford » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:11 pm

Just now I heard Rimsky's Dance of the Tumblers, as conducted by Neville Marriner.

Just to see if he can.
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 I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:09 am

Mozart PC #22 (K.482) not my fav Mozart PC, but Pavel Kolesnikov made the first mov. much more interesting than usual, as well as an extraordinary cadenza.Lovers of the slow mov. will find much to admire here. Final mov. quite subdued, pastoral colorations , another great cadenza.Great orchestral support.Cadenzas not identified.

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K.482

Pavel Kolesnikov, piano
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Kevin John Edusei, conductor

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000gvx4

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by maestrob » Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:23 am

Kolesnikov is a pianist that I follow: his Chopin releases have been first-rate, and I will listen to his Mozart with interest. Thanks for finding this.

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