What classical music you listening to, luv?

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« Reply #3200 on: 12 Sep 2019, 04:54 pm »
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Re: What classical music you listening to, luv?
« Reply #3201 on: 13 Sep 2019, 05:01 pm »
Every Friday on Qobuz they drop a bunch of new classical recordings & I generally spend the rest of the week listening to them.  The cool thing is that it's not just brand new recordings, but also a bunch of remasters of older recordings too.  Right now I'm listening to this remaster:


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« Reply #3202 on: 13 Sep 2019, 05:47 pm »
Moving on to Firkusny doing the Dvorak Quintets with the Ridge Street Quartet.  This is a really good performance and sounds great in the remaster just put on Qobuz:


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« Reply #3203 on: 13 Sep 2019, 06:41 pm »
Moving on to the 24/96 remaster of Firkusny doing the solo piano music of Janacek.  This is incredible stuff.  The Dvorak Quintets were near-definitive performances, and now Firkusny is crushing it in the Janacek too.  Based on these recordings so far, this guy is a major, major talent.  Why in the world isn't he more famous?  Maybe the recordings sounded bad before?  I can say the remasters sound superb. 

Ah, you know, one thing occurs to me as I listen.....he reminds me of Rubinstein a bit, because he's not flashy or showy at all, but everything comes out sounding incredible.  Amazing musical instincts.  But also doesn't seem to be 'working' at it in any way.  Anyway, can't wait to hear more by this guy.  Which won't be hard because Qobuz just dropped 15 albums remastered of his today.  Wow!


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« Reply #3204 on: 13 Sep 2019, 07:16 pm »
Spectacular music for violin and orchestra.



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« Reply #3205 on: 13 Sep 2019, 09:59 pm »
Spectacular music for violin and orchestra.




I'm checking it out on Qobuz right now.  It IS great - thanks for the rec!

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Re: What classical music you listening to, luv?
« Reply #3206 on: 13 Sep 2019, 11:52 pm »
Moving on to Firkusny playing Martinu and again I'm just super impressed by these performances.  Remastered sound even though it's 'only' 16/44 on Qobuz:


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« Reply #3207 on: 14 Sep 2019, 06:46 pm »
Speaking of Martinu, here's a set I've been enjoying lately.




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« Reply #3209 on: 15 Sep 2019, 12:12 pm »
Robert Schumann: Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 14b
Eric Le Sage, piano


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« Reply #3210 on: 15 Sep 2019, 08:36 pm »
The Hartmann violin concerto on this release is.... intense!


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« Reply #3212 on: 21 Sep 2019, 04:24 am »
slight intonation mishaps here and there in these performances but the music and recording are nice


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« Reply #3213 on: 22 Sep 2019, 08:03 pm »
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Re: What classical music you listening to, luv?
« Reply #3214 on: 22 Sep 2019, 08:13 pm »
Earlier this morning I was talking to my daughter about Prokofiev, and how he was a bit of a prankster.  "Sort of like the Loki of classical music".  She's 12, so references to The Avengers are meaningful :)  In that vein, I'm now listening to this:


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« Reply #3215 on: 24 Sep 2019, 02:55 pm »
superb recording of some very beautiful 14th century vocal music


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« Reply #3216 on: 24 Sep 2019, 02:56 pm »
Alexander Goehr's Little Symphony, Op. 15 - - a work that pushes all the right buttons for me

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« Reply #3217 on: 24 Sep 2019, 04:34 pm »
another extremely well engineered recording from cpo


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« Reply #3218 on: 26 Sep 2019, 09:34 pm »
Almost a companion piece to the Hartmann concerto, this violin concerto is perhaps a little less grim, but it's subtitle tells you all you need to know about its overall mood. Frankel wrote a lot of music for British films, and after retiring from that, late in life, he wrote a series of 8 symphonies that are also excellent. This concerto was composed about 1950. The other two works on this disc are also outstanding.





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Re: What classical music you listening to, luv?
« Reply #3219 on: 27 Sep 2019, 03:25 pm »
Listening to this very interesting recording of Haydn's piano sonatas.  If you listen to much Haydn, many people will play him in one of 2 ways, either in the style of Mozart or the style of Beethoven.  But this performance sounds almost more like Bach: