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Post by Ricordanza » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:59 pm

Who here has heard of pianist Edith Farnadi (that is, besides Lance, who has heard of everybody)? Well, I just dug out one of my old vinyl records and confirmed my impression from years ago that this lady was one terrific pianist. In addition to her exuberant, sparkling playing of these Hungarian Rhapsodies, the piano sound on this mono Westminster recording is superb.

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Post by John F » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:10 pm

I have some of her Westminster records, such as the Bartok 2nd and 3rd piano concertos with Hermann Scherchen - very fine.
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OTELLO-MET.JAN.5, 2019 - Complete broadcast

OTELLO
Giuseppe Verdi-
Libretto: Arrigo Boito / William Shakespeare
Metropolitan Opera House, NYC., January 5, 2019

Otello: Stuart Skelton
Desdemona: Sonya Yoncheva
Iago: Zeljko Lucic
Emilia: Jennifer Johnson Cano
Cassio: Alexey Dolgov
Lodovico: James Morris
Montàno: Jeff Mattsey
Roderigo: Chad Shelton
Herald: Kidon Choi

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Conductor: Gustavo DudameL
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Production: Bartlett Sher
Set Designer: Es Devlin
Costume Designer: Catherine Zuber
Lighting Designer: Donald Holder
Projection Designer: Luke Halls
Stage Director: Gina Lapinski

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Post by RebLem » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:38 pm


On Saturday, 12 JAN 2019, I listened to 2 CDs.
 
 
1. Jean Sibelius (1865-1957): |Tr. 1-3. Symphony 5 in E Flat Major, Op. 82 (30'24) |Tr. 4-7. Symphony 6 in D Minor, Op. 104 (28'53)--Paavo Berglund, cond., Helsinki Philharmonic Orch. Rec. Helsinki Culture Hall, 18-19 DEC 1986 (#5), MAY, 1986 (#6). CD 3 0f a 5 CD Warner Classics set of the complete Sibelius symphonies, + selected other orchestral works.
 
The Fifth is probably Sibelius's second most popular symphony, after the Second. It is, uncharacteristically of Sibelius, an extroverted, optimistic work. Originally composed in the traditional four movements, Sibelius later decided to combine the first two into one. Horn calls are featured throughout, and I, for one, cannot listen to it without evoking images of mountain communities and scenes in my mind.
 
The liner notes for the Sixth Symphony say, "The complete antithesis of its predecessor, all four movements of thee Sixth...eschew the grand manner in exchange for a stream of seamless musical poetics where everything appears to grow naturally and effortlessly out of what has preceded it."
 
 
2. CD 4 of a 14 CD DECCA set entitled "Arthur Grumiaux Mono Reocridngs." |Tr. 1-3. Mendelssohn (1809-47): Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64 (26'31)--Rudolf Moralt, cond., Wiener Symphoniker--rec. 9/1954, Wien. |Tr. 4-6. Paganini (1782-1840): Violin Concert 4 in D Minor (29'22)--Franco Gallini, cond., Orchestre de Concerts Lamoureaux--rec. 11/1954, Paris.
 
The Mendelssohn seems profoundly introspective. The Paganini is a nice contrast, certainly not as great a work, but happy and extroverted, with plenty of toe-tapping provocations. If this were the last work on a program, you would be bound to walk out of the concert hall with a little spring in your step.
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It surprises me how many serious-minded violinists have played and recorded Paganini concertos, which to my ears are trivial and silly. Grumiaux recorded two of them, no. 1 as well; others include Yehudi Menuhin, Henryk Szering and Leonid Kogan. I guess the impulse to show off was too strong for them to resist.
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John F wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:54 am
It surprises me how many serious-minded violinists have played and recorded Paganini concertos, which to my ears are trivial and silly. Grumiaux recorded two of them, no. 1 as well; others include Yehudi Menuhin, Henryk Szering and Leonid Kogan. I guess the impulse to show off was too strong for them to resist.
To the best of my knowledge, Salvatore Accardo is the only one who has recorded all the Paganini violin concerti.
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Post by maestrob » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:38 am

TMK Heifetz did not record them, but I'd have to double-check. My memory says no.

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Post by John F » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:11 pm

Heifetz never played a Paganini concerto with the New York Philharmonic, and while he recorded three of the caprices and the Moto Perpetuo - in arrangements with piano accompaniment - his enormous discography does not include the concertos. His discography is here - see for yourselves:

http://jaschaheifetz.org/discography.html

It's not that Heifetz was too high-minded to bother with such stuff; the discography includes quite a lot of shlock, mostly short pieces suitable for encores (or one side of a 78).
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Post by Belle » Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:47 am

It's nearly midnight here and I have on my iPod and headphones Beethoven #9. Anima Eterna/Jos Van Immerseel on period instruments. Lovely, translucent sound and timbre - especially the divine third movement. It's taken me years to come to terms with this symphony because I'm not especially enamored of the last movement. The rest of it is amazing and surprisingly tender and intimate for a large-scale work. In the third movement the gentle pizzicato ostinato under that sublime melody is to-die-for. Then the horns gracefully intoning a variation on that theme, followed by flutes and eventually winds. There are shades of Mozart's Gran Partita here!! All of sudden the whole thing moves up in tempo at the reiteration of the theme and you get a feeling of rejuvenation, exuberance and rebirth.

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Belle wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:47 am
It's nearly midnight here and I have on my iPod and headphones Beethoven #9. Anima Eterna/Jos Van Immerseel on period instruments. Lovely, translucent sound and timbre - especially the divine third movement. It's taken me years to come to terms with this symphony because I'm not especially enamored of the last movement. The rest of it is amazing and surprisingly tender and intimate for a large-scale work. In the third movement the gentle pizzicato ostinato under that sublime melody is to-die-for. Then the horns gracefully intoning a variation on that theme, followed by flutes and eventually winds. There are shades of Mozart's Gran Partita here!! All of sudden the whole thing moves up in tempo at the reiteration of the theme and you get a feeling of rejuvenation, exuberance and rebirth.
Lucky you! I have that complete set, and recommend it highly.

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Post by Belle » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:44 pm

Please believe me when I say that not a single day goes by without my giving thanks for the existence of Beethoven - especially in times of illness and family crisis. The ground will never give way beneath me because of this composer, and Bach.

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Post by jserraglio » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:03 am

Liszt: Les Préludes – symphonic poem
Antal Doráti: Cello Concerto (1977)
Kodály: Theatre Overture
Kodály: Dances of Marosszék

Miklós Perényi (cello)
MÁV Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Gábor Takács-Nagy

21 January 2019, Franz Liszt Academy of Music

Bartók Radio Cable

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Like all Hungarian conductors who put together a programme solely comprising works by Hungarian composers, Gábor Takács-Nagy also provides a review of the history of Hungarian symphonic music. The concert starts with Ferenc Liszt’s Les Préludes, first performed in Weimar in 1854. Works by Zoltán Kodály include a rarity in Theatre Overture, as well as the popular Marosszék Dances. Between Liszt and Kodály, we are witnesses to a real find in the newly discovered Cello Concerto by world-famous conductor Antal Doráti. Doráti was in his mid-teens when he studied composition at the Liszt Academy, and although he launched his glittering career as a conductor shortly thereafter, he still managed to compose nearly 30 works in the course of his life. Miklós Perényi, a composer himself, is well known for his enthusiasm in rediscovering and presenting previously lost works. The fruits of one such ‘expedition’ are on display this evening.

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Post by Ricordanza » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:20 pm

This is another one of my LPs that I haven't listened to in years. This was a little different than my usual acquisitions. Generally, when I visited Sam Goody's or Korvette's (50+ years ago!), I had a pretty good idea what I wanted to buy. I might have heard a record on the radio (WQXR, WNCN, or WBAI), or I might have borrowed it from the Lincoln Center or Donnell Library (I worked at the latter). But this was new to me. I had never heard this quartet--but figured that if Schubert wrote it, it must be good. I had never heard of the Amadeus Quartet--but figured that if DGG recorded them, they must be good. And I liked the cover art. So I bought it, took it home, played it, and have loved this piece (and the performance) ever since.
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Post by John F » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:56 pm

I just shared that piece with friends who didn't know it - I suppose it's the least played of Schubert's last quartets, and I think it might be the greatest of them.
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AoB
All of Bach
all-day marathon
http://allofbach.com/en/
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Who was Jacqueline du Pré?
by Allegro Films
viewable in the Opera browser with VPN ebabled.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys1hLa0y2zw&t=5s

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Johan Halvorsen (1864-1935).

NKF CD 50013-2
Norwegian Rhapsodies nos. 1 & 2
Festival Overture, op. 16
Entry of the Boyars
Bergensiana (Rococo Variations)
Andante Religioso
Wedding March
Passacaglia

Stephan Barratt-Due Jr., violin; Soon-Mi Chung, violin & viola
Bergen PO, conducted by Karsten Andersen (1988)
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NFK CD 50014-2
Symphony No. 2 in d, "Fate"
Scenes from Norwegian Tales
Air Norwegian
Norwegian Dances Nos. 1-3
Veslemøy's Sang

Terje Tønnesen, violin
Oslo PO, Karsten Andersen (1988)

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Porgy ST . . . with b]Andre Previn[/b], et al!

from imbd

Scatman Crothers ... Crabman
Adele Addison ... Bess (singing voice) (uncredited)
Maya Angelou ... Dancer (uncredited)
Geoffrey Holder ... Dancer (uncredited)
Inez Matthews ... Serena (singing voice) (uncredited)
Robert McFerrin ... Porgy (singing voice) (uncredited)
Nichelle Nichols ... Dancer (uncredited)
Loulie Jean Norman ... Clara (singing voice) (uncredited)

Music:
Pete Candoli ... musician: trumpet
Frank Capp ... musician: percussion
Benny Carter ... musician: reeds
Alexander Courage ... orchestrator
Ken Darby ... music associate
Robert Franklyn ... orchestrator
Russ Freeman ... musician: piano
Ira Gershwin ... lyricist
Willis Holman ... musician: reeds
Shelly Manne ... musician: percussion
Dave Pell ... musician: reeds
André Previn ... conductor / music supervisor
Conrad Salinger ... orchestrator
Bud Shank ... musician: reeds
Felix Slatkin ... musician: violin
Lloyd Ulyate ... musician: trombone
Albert Woodbury ... orchestrator (as Al Woodbury)
André Previn ... music adaptor (uncredited)

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BR Klassik via DVB-S
Metropolitan Opera New York, 09-02-2019

* Tchaikovsky: "Iolanta"
* Bartók: "Bluebeard’s Castle"

Chor und Orchester der Metropolitan Opera
Leitung: Henrik Nánási

Iolanta - Sonya Yoncheva
Graf Vaudémont - Matthew Polenzani
René - Vitalij Kowaljow
Robert - Alexy Markov
Ibn-Hakia - Elchin Azizov

Herzog Blaubart - Gerald Finley
Judith - Angela Denoke

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Re: What I listened to today

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jserraglio wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:10 am
Porgy ST . . . with b]Andre Previn[/b], et al!

from imbd

Scatman Crothers ... Crabman
Adele Addison ... Bess (singing voice) (uncredited)
Maya Angelou ... Dancer (uncredited)
Geoffrey Holder ... Dancer (uncredited)
Inez Matthews ... Serena (singing voice) (uncredited)
Robert McFerrin ... Porgy (singing voice) (uncredited)
Nichelle Nichols ... Dancer (uncredited)
Loulie Jean Norman ... Clara (singing voice) (uncredited)
What I didn't realize until now is that not only is the onscreen cast all black, but the singers of Porgy and Bess are also African-Americans, as was Inez Matthews as Serena. Not so Loulie Jean Norman. From the IMDB it appears that Sammie Davis Jr. sang Sportin Life in the movie; the LP gives separate credit to Cab Calloway but maybe he wasn't in the soundtrack but recorded his songs in the studio.
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Post by jserraglio » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:42 am

i saw a clip yesterday: the voice of Sportin' Life in the film is unmistakably that of Sammy Davis, Jr., a gifted singer in his own right. I had no idea that Previn had supervised and adapted the music, that Felix Slatkin was involved, and that the orchestra was laden with a slew of jazz greats like Benny Carter, Shelly Manne, Bud Shank and Russ Freeman. Didn't most of them play with Previn during his West-Coast jazz days?

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HAYDN: Symphony No. 100 in G Major (‘Military’) (24:28)
BUSONI: Piano Concerto in C Major, Op. 39 (1:13:53)

Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Men of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
Cleveland Orchestra
Alan Gilbert, conductor

Severance Hall
Cleveland, Ohio
February 9, 2019

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Post by John F » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:06 am

So Garrick Ohlsson has kept the Busoni monster in his repertoire, and Alan Gilbert has learned it. Wish they had played it with the New York Philharmonic. Not that we haven't heard it in NYC, with Ohlsson more than a decade ago and Marc-André Hamelin 6 years ago, but I'd welcome it again.
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More obscure music from Norway:

Catharinus Elling (1858-1942) - VC & SQ NKF
Jansons-Oslo Philh

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Post by david johnson » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:34 am

Today I am finishing the HvK/Philharmonia Beethoven symphony cycle. It arrived a few days ago for $6 and change from ArkivMusic. I have enjoyed it. To me it sounds much lighter than the BPO recordings with the same conductor.

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Post by John F » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:16 am

Karajan/DG had a homogenized, rather soupy texture in the orchestral balances which Karajan must have thought beautiful; beauty of sound was the touchstone of his esthetic. Walter Legge, who produced Karajan'sKlemperer's, and others' EMI recordings with the Philharmonia, sought a clearer, more vivid sound, and of course those orchestras' styles - the Philharmonia's the product of Karajan and Legge - had a lot to do with it.
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Post by jserraglio » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:45 pm

Great in STEREO

Berlioz Romeo et Juliette
Charles Munch, Boston Symphony

Rosalind Elias, mezzo-soprano
Jerold Siena, tenor
Donald Gramm, bass

Chorus pro Musica
Alfred Nash Patterson, dir.
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charles Munch cond.
Symphony Hall
January 19, 1968
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Post by jserraglio » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:34 am

MOZART Symphony No. 35
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9

Eleanor Steber
Freda Gray-Massé
John McCollum
David Laurant

Chorus Pro Musica
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Pierre Monteux

Pension Fund Concert
6 April 1960 (Monteux’s 85th birthday)

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Post by jserraglio » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:37 am

with thanks, maestrob

Ned Rorem: Our Town
Rose/Monadnock
2017 NWR
[on YT]
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The Chorus Pro Musica sang often with the BSO from about 1957, alternating with the Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society whose association with the BSO went back many years further, until 1970 and the formation of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. To tell the truth, from the BSO recordings I can't tell the difference. All of these are voluntary, amateur groups; professional choruses are pretty unusual outside the opera house and some churches.
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Post by jserraglio » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:18 am

More from the tour of Scandinavia:

Erland von Koch (1910-2009)
Symphony No. 6 "Salvare la terra" (1991-92)
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Cecilia Rydinger Alin, conductor
premiere, Oct. 13, 1993
Radio Sweden

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Post by Rach3 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:34 pm

Cortot's 1933-34 Chopin Etudes, the Naxos cd, here Op.25, # 5:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2Q7FW3bJag

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Free Streaming Included with Amazon Prime
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Waiting for Benny: A Tribute to Benny Goodman

Francis POULENC
Sonata for clarinet and piano, FP 184 (1962)

Leonard BERNSTEIN
Sonata for clarinet and piano (1941-42)

George GERSHWIN
Three Preludes (arr. James Cohn) (1926/87) [7:39]

Igor STRAVINSKY
Three Pieces (1918)

Morton GOULD
Benny’s Gig (1962/79)

Béla BARTÓK
Contrasts, BB 116 (1938-40)

Julien Hervé (clarinet), et al.
NAXOS 2011

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Post by jserraglio » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:13 am

MAHLER Symphony 2

LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Cleveland Orchestra

Lorna HEYWOOD
Christa LUDWIG
Cleveland Chorus

July.9.1970
Blossom Music Festival

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Post by jserraglio » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:57 am

Bach Marathon
Bach en Sept Paroles - soloists, Ensemble Pygmalion, Raphael Pichon

During the 2017-2018 season, Raphael Pichon and his Ensemble Pygmalion presented on a series of concerts entitled 'Bach en sept Paroles' at the Philharmonie de Paris, envisioned as kind of a 'Gesamtkunstwerk'. The concerts appeared on medici.tv video (https://www.medici.tv/fr/collections/ra ... ach-cycle/) but I am listening to a fully tracked audio version of them all provided by an enthusiast.

The 'Seven Words' were thematized in seven concerts:
1. Lumières
2. De Passage
3. l'Appèl
4. Chatiments
5. Des Profondeurs
6. Voici l'homme
7. Consolation

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Post by jserraglio » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:54 pm

MOZART/arr. Bicket:
Fantasia in F Minor (Piece for Mechanical Clock), K. 608 (11:02)

MOZART:
Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165/158a (15:15)
Serenade No. 13 in G Major, K. 525 (‘Eine kleine Nachtmusik’) (21:42)
Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K. 504 (‘Prague’) (32:57)

Kiera Duffy, soprano
Cleveland Orchestra
Harry Bicket, conductor

Severance Hall
Cleveland, Ohio
February 16, 2019

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Post by Belle » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:09 am

I've been watching a Verbier concert from last year; Beethoven Piano Concerto #1 with Andras Schiff conducting the Verbier Festival Orchestra from the keyboard. From a pleasant start and some interesting humour in the first movement suddenly there are wrong notes, embarrassing memory lapses!! What the? I couldn't watch the rest of it. Has anybody else seen it?

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Post by maestrob » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:29 pm

Belle wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:09 am
I've been watching a Verbier concert from last year; Beethoven Piano Concerto #1 with Andras Schiff conducting the Verbier Festival Orchestra from the keyboard. From a pleasant start and some interesting humour in the first movement suddenly there are wrong notes, embarrassing memory lapses!! What the? I couldn't watch the rest of it. Has anybody else seen it?
Hi, Belle! How about posting a link for us, or was it on medici, which I don't have? Very sad to hear this.

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Post by Belle » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:16 pm

It's only available on MediciTV. I thought a couple of the people here had that service. It was recorded just a few months ago. He would hit major notes instead of minor and in one passage he seemed to forget altogether and scrambled a phrase together. I just had to stop listening when that happened.

Amazing that we all know those works so well that it's obvious when even the slightest errors are made!!

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Belle » Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:31 am

Some stunning Bach concertos for keyboard (modern Steinway) today, including this Allegro from BWV 1065 for 4 pianos with an increasingly hunched-up David Fray. His posture is a cause for real concern!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di2k06uNU1U

This one is very good too: the well-known D Minor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osg_WmeLxQk&t=9s

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by jserraglio » Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:23 am

A galvanic live LvB 5th from AT on 12 May 1939.

And from around 1910, probably the first ever 5th on record (Friedrich Kark, cond.). predating the famous Artur Nikisch recording by three years.

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by jserraglio » Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:44 pm

Welser-Most/Cleveland
Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos

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Tamara Wilson (Ariadne/Diva)
Andreas Schager (Bacchus/Tenor)
Daniela Fally (Zerbinetta)
Kate Lindsey (Composer)
Wolfgang Brendel (Major-Domo)
Hanno Müller-Brachmann (Music Master)
Jonas Hacker (Dance Master)
Julie Mathevet (Naiad)
Daryl Freedman (Dryad)
Ying Fang (Echo)
Ludwig Mittelhammer (Harlequin)
James Kryshak (Scaramuccio)
Anthony Schneider (Trufffaldino)
Miles Mykkanen (Brighella)

Severance Hall
17 Feb. 2019 broadcast

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by jserraglio » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:47 am

BERLIOZ: Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17

Rosalind Elias
Cesare Valetti
Giorgio Tozzi

New England Conservatory Chorus
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charles Munch

Symphony Hall, Boston
21 April 1961

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by jserraglio » Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:37 pm

Metropolitan Opera House, New York 22-02-2019

Verdi: Falstaff
Metropolitan Opera Choir and Orchestra
Conductor: Richard Farnes

Falstaff: Ambrogio Maestri.
Nannetta: Golda Schultz.
Alice: Ailyn Pérez.
Mistress Quickly: Marie-Nicole Lemieux.
Meg Page: Jennifer Johnson Cano.
Fenton: Francesco Demuro.
Ford: Juan Jesús Rodríguez.

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by jserraglio » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:44 am

Richard Strauss
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
(ORIGINAL VERSION, 1912)

Ariadne - Claire Watson
Zerbinetta - Beverly Sills
Bacchus - Robert Nagy
Harlekin - John Reardon
Truffaldin - Malcolm Smith
Brighella - John Ferrante
Scaramuchio - James Billings
Najade - Benita Valente
Dryade - Eunice Alberts
Echo - Carole Bogard
Monsieur Jourdain - Andrew Raeburn


Boston Symphony Orchestra
Erich Leinsdorf, cond
1969

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