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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Fergus » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:48 pm

Beethoven – Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8 (Wand)...

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Post by Donaldopato » Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:02 pm

Hold on to your hats:

Schumann Symphony # 2 (Mahler edition)

Chailly Gewandhaus Orchestra Decca 001068902

I do listen to Schumann occasionally, mostly to the 2nd which I find to be the most exciting and cogent of all his symphonies.
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Post by ContrapunctusIX » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:24 pm

Donaldopato wrote:Hold on to your hats:

Schumann Symphony # 2
Ha ha...what a coincidence.

I listened to #2 with Szell/Cleveland this afternoon. It's also my favorite symphony of his, for similar reasons to those you mentioned. I also listened to Piano Sonata No. 1 with Pollini. The playing was excellent; work still leaves me lukewarm.

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Post by Prometheus » Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:50 pm

Tallis-Complete Works Box Set-Dixon-Brilliant.

A few discs from this box.

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Post by Chalkperson » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:33 am

Prometheus wrote:Tallis-Complete Works Box Set-Dixon-Brilliant.

A few discs from this box.

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I have that Set, but, it cost me a fortune and took about five years to Complete...
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Post by bombasticDarren » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:12 pm

Bruckner - Symphony No.4 'Romantic' (Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Warner Elatus) below

Mozart - Horn Quintet (Bruno Schneider/Wiener Streichsextett, EMI)

Ravel - 'Alborada del gracioso', 'Le tombeau de Couperin' & 'Bolero' (Bernard Haitink, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Philips)

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Post by ContrapunctusIX » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:33 pm

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1; Piano Sonatas No. 7 & 28; Brahms: Sonata No. 3, Intermezzi op. 117; Liszt: Sonata in B Minor
Cologne RSO & Geza Anda (conductor & soloist - 1st work); Geza Anda (other works) - Audite

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Post by bombasticDarren » Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:27 pm

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.4 (Steven Lubin/Christopher Hogwood, The Academy of Ancient Music, Decca) below

Ravel - 'La valse' (Seiji Ozawa, Boston Symphony Orchestra, DG)

Schumann - Symphony No.4 (Roger Norrington, London Classical Players, Virgin Classics)

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Post by josé echenique » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:25 pm

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More than a virtuoso, Znaider is a true artist, he´s so musical and engaging. There´s really nothing to fault in these excellent performances except for the balance of soloist and orchestra. I can´t believe they are still recording like this: Znaider is so much to the front, that the VPO seems to be playing in another room, which is very rude considering we are talking about the Vienna Philharmonic. It isn´t necessary to record the soloist so close, BIS for example, in the Leonidas Kavakos Sibelius concertos (original and revised editions) shows that as long as the soloists is focused, it´s possible to give a realistic balance with the orchestra. As for recent recordings of Brahms´Concerto, I enjoyed slightly more Vadim Repin´s DG version, mostly because the Gewandhaus orchestra and Chailly were caught in a VERY good day. Still, Znaider and Gergiev are worth adding to your collection.

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Post by Prometheus » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:15 am

Grieg-Holberg Suite-Studt-Naxos.

Shostakovich-Symphony No. 4-Caetani-Arts Music.

Such an outstanding work. Listened to this 3 times in the car today. It never gets old. The Timpani in this recording is far superior than the recorded quality in the other version I have which is in the box set by Jansons.

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Post by maestrob » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:45 am

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Shostakovich XI, Mravinsky/Leningrad

Besides Stokowski, this is THE recording to have, currently available on Russian Disc.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by moldyoldie » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:28 pm

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Beethoven: Symphony No. 4
Staatskapelle Berlin
Daniel Barenboim, cond.
WARNER CLASSICS (f. TELDEC)


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Post by bombasticDarren » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:36 pm

Beethoven - Piano Sonata No.29 'Hammerklavier' (Rudolf Serkin, Sony Classical)

Brahms - 'Alto Rhapsody' (Marjana Lipovsek/Claudio Abbado, Ernst-Senff-Chor/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, DG)

Mahler - Symphony No.10 (incompleted) (Guiseppe Sinopoli, Philharmonia Orchestra, DG)

Martinu - Symphony No.2 (Vaclav Neumann, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Supraphon)

Mozart - Symphony No.38 'Prague' (Charles Mackerras, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Linn)

Stravinksy - 'Petrouchka' (Bernard Haitink, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philips) below

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by ContrapunctusIX » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:57 pm

Dvorak: Symphony No. 9
Vienna Philharmonic & Istvan Kertesz - Decca

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Post by moldyoldie » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:48 pm

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Bizet: Carmen Suites 1 & 2; L'Arlésienne Suites 1 & 2
Orchestre de Paris
Semyon Bychkov, cond.
PHILIPS

Bychkov seems to have run hot and cold in Paris. Though nice enough, I'd place this closer to zero on the Celsius scale -- fine execution and nicely intimate recording, but I've certainly heard more "life" in this stuff elsewhere...despite a stirring Farandole and Les Toréadors! Probably right orchestra, wrong guy on the podium.
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Post by Thomas J » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:05 pm

ImageHaydn - Haydn Symphonies Complete
Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra - Adam Fischer - conductor

Presently listening to Symphony #42. I fully plan to listen to this amazing collection from the start to finish. Just not much time available tonight to really get started. I just happened to remember hearing this symphony at one time or another, so I popped this in for tonight.

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Post by josé echenique » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:58 pm

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From the author of the treaty Gradus ad Parnassum, Kapellmeister Johann Josef Fux, a truly outstanding set of suites-ouvertures. If you like Bach´s, you should enjoy these too.
The performances by Il Fondamento are exquisite.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Prometheus » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:11 pm

ContrapunctusIX wrote:Dvorak: Symphony No. 9
Vienna Philharmonic & Istvan Kertesz - Decca

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Never seen that image before. Made me laugh. :D

Bruckner-Symphony No. 4 (1874 Version) -Davies-Arte Nova.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by ContrapunctusIX » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:47 pm

Prometheus wrote:
ContrapunctusIX wrote:Dvorak: Symphony No. 9
Vienna Philharmonic & Istvan Kertesz - Decca

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Never seen that image before. Made me laugh. :D
Yeah, pretty corny. It's from an old budget line, but it's a great performance. I like Kertesz' VPO account much more than his his better-known LSO 9th.

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ContrapunctusIX wrote:
Prometheus wrote:
ContrapunctusIX wrote:Dvorak: Symphony No. 9
Vienna Philharmonic & Istvan Kertesz - Decca

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Never seen that image before. Made me laugh. :D
Yeah, pretty corny. It's from an old budget line, but it's a great performance. I like Kertesz' VPO account much more than his his better-known LSO 9th.
Some of those Weekend Classic's discs are/were really good, there was an Ave Maria Compilation that was just about perfect... :D
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Post by johnQpublic » Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:16 am

Berlioz - King Lear Overture (Davis/RCA)
Delage -Quatre Poemes hindous (von Otter/DG)
Tanguy - Cello Concerto #2 (Gastinel/Naive)
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Post by Fergus » Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:47 pm

Schumann Konzertstuck for 4 Horns & Orchestra and Symphony No. 3 “Rhenish”....

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Post by Jared » Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:53 pm

have just cracked open a new boxset for March... which I find to be very interesting listening...

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I so far have heard Symphs 1-4 (4 is the only one I am familiar with) and so far, so good. I am finding them more accessible than I imagined I would have (although I hear that No 6 is a bit of a beast).

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Post by Donaldopato » Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:22 pm

Alberto Williams Symphony # 7 "Eternal Rest"
Poema del Iguazú

Leaper Orquesta Filharmónica Gran Canaria

Arte Nova 433290

Argentinian composer 1862-1952 very conservative French-influenced composer (think Saint Saëns for example) with a few touches of local South American color. Quite interesting.
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Post by RichardMitnick » Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:43 pm

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Steve Roach - A deeper Silence

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Michael Stearns Planetary Unfolding

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Michael Stearns The Lost World

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Post by Prometheus » Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:13 pm

RichardMitnick wrote:
Seeking peace and harmony as I approach 2009 tax work.
Did my taxes today as well. Currently listening to Lance's show.

Verdi-Rigoletto-Kubelik-DG.

Puccini-Tosca-Maazel-Decca.

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Post by Wallingford » Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:45 pm

....a couple of old LP gems, NEVER reissued:

GRIEG: 21 SONGS......Hilde Majdal-Roessel, alto (w/V. Graef, piano) (Westminster XS-18089): From the early 50s, and sung in German (Flagstad aside, the ONLY way you heard these songs--if you weren't hearing "I Love Thee" in English, Spanish, etc.). Real fine, anyway.

HENSELT: 24 CHARACTERISTIC ETUDES......Daniel Graham, piano (Musical Heritage Society MHS-): This '74 release must be the first time anyone recorded these; Graham's one of my piano teachers from my undergrad days, & he put up $4000 to record & release this. Examplary playing of the Romantic school, by a fervent believer.
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Post by Fergus » Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:38 am

JSB - Mass BWV234...

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....followed by Charpentier - Te Deum and Mass....

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Post by bombasticDarren » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:02 am

Bruch - 'Scottish Fantasia' (David Oistrakh/Jascha Horenstein, London Symphony Orchestra, Decca)

Bruckner - Symphony No.8 (Karl Bohm, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, DG) below

Haydn - Symphony No.90 (Sigiswald Kuijken, La Petite Bande, Virgin Classics)

Schubert - Symphony No.3 (Thomas Beecham, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, EMI)

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Post by Thomas J » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:44 am

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Disc 1 - Symphonies 1 - 5

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Walton II, Portsmouth Point Overture, Comedy Overture( w/Previn), Violin Concerto w/Ida Haendel & Paavo Berglund.

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Post by RichardMitnick » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:33 am

Alan Hovhaness

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Mysterious Mountain

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Shambala

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Celestial Fantasy

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Post by bombasticDarren » Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:28 pm

Mozart - String Quintet No.3 (Arthur Grumiaux/Arpad Gerecz/Georges Janzer/Max Leseuer/Eva Czako, Philips)

Schubert - Symphony No.9 'Great' (Frans Bruggen, Orchestra of the 18th Century, Philips)

Shostakovich - Violin Concerto No.2 (Maxim Vengerov/Mstislav Rostropovich, London Symphony Orchestra, Warner Elatus) below

Stravinsky - 'Symphony in C' (Igor Stravinsky, CBC Symphony Orchestra, Sony Classical)

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Post by Seán » Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:52 pm

Warmly recommended:

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Jan Dismis Zelenka
Capriccio No. 1
Capriccio No. 2
Capriccio No. 3
Sonata No. 1
Sonata No. 2
Sonata No. 3

Heinz Holliger (oboe),
Maurice Bourgue (oboe),
Barry Tuckwell (horn)
Camerata Bern
Alexander van Wijnkoop conducting


This is a fabulous 5 CD set of Baroque music. This weekend I have listened to the first and fourth CDs several times. The music is beautifully played, it sparkles throughout. The recordings were made by DG in the seventies.
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Post by Fergus » Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:08 pm

Beethoven – Symphony No. 9 (Wand)...

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Gustav Holst - The Planets, Richard Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra
Boston Symphony - William Steinberg conductor

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Post by Prometheus » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:15 am

Liszt-Bolet Rediscovered: Liszt Recital-Bolet-RCA.

Dvorak-Symphony No. 9-Lenard-Amadis.

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Post by maestrob » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:25 am

Prometheus wrote:Liszt-Bolet Rediscovered: Liszt Recital-Bolet-RCA.

Dvorak-Symphony No. 9-Lenard-Amadis.

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That Bolet/Liszt has GOT to be some of the most awesome playing ever, esp. the Tannhauser.

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Post by johnQpublic » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:01 pm

Marschner - Grande Ouverture solenne (Walter/Marco Polo)
C. Schumann - Scherzo, Op.14 (Gelius/Arte Nova)
Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody #3 (Korodi/Capriccio)
Scriabin - Seven Preludes, Op. 17 (Lane/Hyperion)
Nystroem - Songs by the Sea (Hellekant/Phono Suecia)
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Post by ContrapunctusIX » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:04 pm

Seán wrote:Warmly recommended:

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Jan Dismis Zelenka
Capriccio No. 1
Capriccio No. 2
Capriccio No. 3
Sonata No. 1
Sonata No. 2
Sonata No. 3

Heinz Holliger (oboe),
Maurice Bourgue (oboe),
Barry Tuckwell (horn)
Camerata Bern
Alexander van Wijnkoop conducting


This is a fabulous 5 CD set of Baroque music. This weekend I have listened to the first and fourth CDs several times. The music is beautifully played, it sparkles throughout. The recordings were made by DG in the seventies.
Seán, you should try the Hipocondrie a 7 from that set. You're unlikely to hear anything remotely like it anywhere else in the entire Baroque idiom.

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Post by Chung » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:16 pm

Vol. 3: Études Op. 10

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Symphonies 1-4....simply wonderful!

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Post by Prometheus » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:17 am

maestrob wrote:
That Bolet/Liszt has GOT to be some of the most awesome playing ever, esp. the Tannhauser.
Agreed. That it was done in one take makes it even more superb.

Schubert-Schwanengesang-Fischer-Dieskau-Moore-EMI.

Mendelssohn-Elijah-Burgos-EMI.

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Post by josé echenique » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:58 am

Today I´m listening to Mozart´s Divertimento Kv 563 with the Trio Ricercar.
When I was a teen in the 70´s I was in a music store in London and there was the great Belgian violinist Arthur Grumiaux. I told him how much I loved his recording of the Mozart violin concertos and the Sinfonia Concertante with the LSO and Colin Davis. He recommended me Mozart´s Divertimento in E-flat for violin, viola and cello, and said, dead seriously, that it was the greatest piece of chamber music ever composed. I absolutely agree, There aren´t many recordings of this heavenly masterpiece, but the few recordings are outstanding, with names like Heifetz, Grumiaux, Accardo, Stern, and in period instruments L´Archibudelli and the Trio Ricercar. It´s one of Mozart´s longest instrumental works at some 50´minutes, and every second of it is Heaven.
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Post by maestrob » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:43 am

Shostakovich IV: Ormandy/Philadelphia, Chung/Philadelphia

The Philadelphians premiered this work in the West, and recorded it years before the Russians made their own statement with Kondrashin. If you don't have the Ormandy, get it! :mrgreen:

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