What classical music you listening to, luv?

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Re: What classical music you listening to, luv?
« Reply #2480 on: 1 Sep 2018, 04:13 am »
I've heard a bunch of performances of the Haydn cello concertos, this is my favorite, great great performance by all involved:


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« Reply #2482 on: 1 Sep 2018, 09:08 pm »
Interesting.

Could you say a little bit about what lifts it to that level in your estimation?

I've acquired two Vanska performances that are so bad I can't listen to them (one I just threw out):  Mahler 6 and Sibelius 4.

In both his tempos are so slow as to suck all the life out of the music.

I've got him doing Nielsen's 6th and it's not very exciting either.

Well, first this is a BIS hybrid cd and the recording is much better than the other Vanska I have, by far. And I hear things on this recording that I haven’t heard before, thanks to the engineering and Vanska tendency to bring the woodwinds and horns up front. Many people knock him for being far to quiet in the quieter sections but this doesn’t bother me. The sound here is clean, crisp, fast and dynamic and he brings the bombast when he needs to. I have other 3s, on redbook cd, including Furtwangler with the Berlin Phil, and several lps and Abbado on Dvd and Toscanini on .... wait for it ... laserdisc! But right now, this is my favorite and I plan to investigate the other Vanska Beethoven Hybrid SACDs. The Minn orchestra responds well to him and he to them. If you’re still feeling consternated, I could always mail you my copy for listen.

I agree about the Sibelius recording. Very slow and deliberately so. And that’s also not an SACD either. I don’t think I’ll throw it out though.






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Re: What classical music you listening to, luv?
« Reply #2483 on: 2 Sep 2018, 02:49 am »
For some strange reason I have become captivated recently by the music of Morton Feldman.  I especially like the 79 minute long, one movement, Piano and String Quartet with the Kronos Quartet and Aki Takahashi.  There is something almost "liturgical" about Feldman's music in that is timeless; and its evocations are strong but restrained.   

I also like the recent released recording of the Weinberg Piano Quartet with the Attacca Quarter and Jeanne Golan. This is on the Steinway & Sons recording label.

I guess it's been a crazy Summer and all my avant garde modern subterranean musical sensibilites have come out for a season.  Maybe I will be over it soon. 

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Re: What classical music you listening to, luv?
« Reply #2484 on: 2 Sep 2018, 10:59 am »
Joe, darken your bedroom, lie down and place a damp, cool wash cloth on your forehead. That usually works for me.




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Re: What classical music you listening to, luv?
« Reply #2485 on: 2 Sep 2018, 01:16 pm »
Per Nørgård: Sinfonia Austera (1955/6)


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Re: What classical music you listening to, luv?
« Reply #2486 on: 2 Sep 2018, 01:32 pm »



Very nice.

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And thus the Osmo Vanska mini-marathon is brought to a conclusion.

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« Reply #2488 on: 2 Sep 2018, 10:39 pm »
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« Reply #2489 on: 3 Sep 2018, 12:01 am »
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I have that set too - it's exceptional!!

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« Reply #2490 on: 4 Sep 2018, 03:11 am »
I have that set too - it's exceptional!!

I wouldn't have known about it without your plug of the Beethoven set. I now wish Japan Sony would do the same with Szell's Dvorak  8th and 9th symphonies. I have the early Sony SACD-only disc, but I suspect these latest transfer procedures would be superior.

I also got the Szell Mahler symphonies set (not a complete cycle), and his 4th with Judith Raskin is to die for.

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« Reply #2491 on: 4 Sep 2018, 04:08 am »
I wouldn't have known about it without your plug of the Beethoven set. I now wish Japan Sony would do the same with Szell's Dvorak  8th and 9th symphonies. I have the early Sony SACD-only disc, but I suspect these latest transfer procedures would be superior.

I also got the Szell Mahler symphonies set (not a complete cycle), and his 4th with Judith Raskin is to die for.

I have some of the Mahler too, it's very very good as well.  The new remasters make you realize 2 thing - first, what a great conductor Szell was.  Second, how much is reputation was harmed by crappy sound quality in past releases.

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« Reply #2492 on: 4 Sep 2018, 06:09 pm »

I have some of the Mahler too, it's very very good as well.  The new remasters make you realize 2 thing - first, what a great conductor Szell was.  Second, how much is reputation was harmed by crappy sound quality in past releases.

The should also redo his Leon Fleisher Beethoven piano concertos. I had some of them on Lp and a lousy CD issue.  Maybe Sony Japan can work wonders with these recordings.

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« Reply #2493 on: 4 Sep 2018, 06:42 pm »

The should also redo his Leon Fleisher Beethoven piano concertos. I had some of them on Lp and a lousy CD issue.  Maybe Sony Japan can work wonders with these recordings.

Hell yeah!

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Re: What classical music you listening to, luv?
« Reply #2494 on: 5 Sep 2018, 09:44 pm »
Been a Ravel kind of day.  Started with the Ozawa SACD remaster on Pentatone:



Then went to Boulez and Berlin:



And rounded it off with some Cluytens in Paris:


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« Reply #2495 on: 7 Sep 2018, 04:07 pm »
Alexander Zemlinsky: Fantasies from a poem by Richard Dehmel for piano Op. 9
Silke Avenhaus, piano



Alexander Zemlinsky: Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 3


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Re: What classical music you listening to, luv?
« Reply #2496 on: 8 Sep 2018, 11:08 am »
Beethoven /  Claudio Arrau / Alceo Galliera / Philharmonia ‎– Piano Concerto No. 5 In E Flat Major, "Emperor"




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« Reply #2497 on: 8 Sep 2018, 12:44 pm »
Alexander Zemlinsky: Songs (6) to poems by Maurice Maeterlinck, Op. 13
Katrien Baerts, soprano
HET Collective/Reinbert De Leeuw


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Re: What classical music you listening to, luv?
« Reply #2498 on: 8 Sep 2018, 03:10 pm »
Albéric Magnard: Symphony No.4 in C sharp minor, Op.21
Malmö Symphony Orchestra/Thomas Sanderling


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Re: What classical music you listening to, luv?
« Reply #2499 on: 9 Sep 2018, 01:05 pm »