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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:23 am

LPs

Adam - Overture to "Giralda" (Bonynge/London)
Dvorak - String Quartet #10 (Prague SQ/DGG)
Bizet - Carmen Suite #2 (Bernstein/Columbia)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:36 am

Bliss - Fanfare Overture from "Adam Zero" (Handley/EMI)
Delius - Legende for Violin & Orchestra (Holmes/Unicorn-Kanchana)
Alwyn - Elizabethan Dances (Hickox/Chandos)
Howells - Three Dances for Violin & Orchestra (Stewart/Hyperion)
Britten - Four Sea Interludes (Fredman/Naxos)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by absinthe » Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:21 pm

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............................................................,...Looks like this one is out of print. Had to get the pic from Amazon.fr

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by maestrob » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:57 am

Bartok: The Wooden Prince: Ivan Fischer/Budapest Festival Orchestra

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:41 am

Francaix - Ouverture anacreontique (Fischer/Hyperion)
Ohana - Syllabaire pour Phedre (Constant/Erato)
Hovhaness - Elibris (Amos/Crystal)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by absinthe » Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:19 pm

Later.
Bed time.
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by maestrob » Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:28 am

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This series is simply the best Debussy on record.....

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:03 am

Khachaturian - Overture to "Pepo" (Tjeknavorian/ASV)
Shostakovich - String Quartet #4 (Eder/Naxos)
Prokofiev - Suite from "Chout" (Jarvi/Chandos)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by maestrob » Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:39 am

Schubert: Quartets, D87, 804/Quatuor Mosaiques

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:58 am

Graupner - Overture for Chalumeau and Orchestra (Maillet/Pierre Verany)
J. S. Bach - Preludes & Fugues in D & d from "WTC, Book 1" (Cooper/ASV)
Vivaldi - Concerto for Violin, Oboe and Orchestra, RV. 548 (Turovsky/Chandos)
D. Scarlatti - Two Sonatas in A, K. 322 & 323 (Kipnis/EMI)
Manfredini - Concerti, Op. 3, Nos. 1 & 2 (Remy/cpo)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by maestrob » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:02 am

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:15 pm

Shapero - Nine-Minute Overture (Previn/New World)
Sessions - Symphony #7 (Davies/Argo)
Tull - Trumpet Concerto #1 (Strieder/Albany)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by absinthe » Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:25 pm

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A beautiful work well played. I have two DVDs of this ballet; my favourite is still Fonteyn. It's a little long but suited her gift absolutely, dreamy and so technically good that technicalities never enter my mind. The Royal Ballet was at about its best around then. I'm completely sold on the Knissen with this music as well as Fonteyn!

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by absinthe » Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:13 pm

Ok, that's got me hooked. I'll give the Cantata a spin before bed.
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Tarantella » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:55 am

At the moment:

JS Bach, B Minor Mass - English Baroque Soloists/Monteverdi Choir/John Eliot Gardiner

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by maestrob » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:15 am

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Some very fine singing in coloratura arias: Swenson has a wide dynamic range, and beautiful pianissimi on high notes. Sadly, her contract was not renewed recently at the MET in spite of her fine instrument and looks: she is and will be missed. A great artist.

Also:

Shostakovich VIII/Kondrashin (1967).

Grew up with this inspired reading (available then on sandy, blue label Melodiya discs smuggled in fom Russia). Intense, fire-breathing, apocalyptic, this, plus Mravinsky's live effort recorded by the BBC, are must-have versions for the Shostakovich collector.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:11 pm

Ottani - Overture to "Amor senza malizia" (Goebel/Calliope)
F. J. Haydn - Piano Sonata in G, H: XVI:8 (McCabe/London)
Paisiello - Sinfonia in tre tempi (Mazzola/Dynamic)
W. A. Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante (Kantorow & Mendelsson/Denon)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:35 am

Reynolds - Overture for a Comedy (Sutherland/Marco Polo)
Veress - Hommage a Paul Klee (Holliger/Teldec)
Ligeti - 6 Bagatelles for Wind Quintet (London Winds/Sony)
Takemitsu - Archipelago S. (Knussen/DG)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by maestrob » Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:21 am

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Exquisite rare fare, and some of the best conducting I've heard from Bonynge. It must have been a joy to work on this album. Highly recommended.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Chalkperson » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:35 pm

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Exquisite rare fare, and some of the best conducting I've heard from Bonynge. It must have been a joy to work on this album. Highly recommended.
Do you mean that he actually conducted record well? I did not think that was possible... :wink:
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:05 am

LPs

Boieldieu - Overture to "Le Calife de Bagdad" (Bonynge/London)
Chabrier - Suite pastorale (Mari/Angel)
Debussy - Jeux (Boulez/Columbia)
Dubois - Saxophone Concerto (Rousseau/DGG)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by maestrob » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:27 am

Chalkperson wrote:
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Exquisite rare fare, and some of the best conducting I've heard from Bonynge. It must have been a joy to work on this album. Highly recommended.
Do you mean that he actually conducted record well? I did not think that was possible... :wink:
Bonynge had some good moments on record that I admire: his Lucia, Lakme, and The Art of the Diva double album w/Joan Sutherland. OTOH, his Faust w/Sutherland/Corelli is clueless, IMHO. Bonynge was no slouch, but he many times lacked energy in deference to JS's ability to sing long lines. He and JS made a career together, but I have no doubt of his ability to work successfully on his own had he been given a different life.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:00 pm

Telemann - Harpsichord Overture #1 (Hoeren/cpo)
Quantz - Flute Concerto in G (Galway/RCA)
M. Haydn - Singspiel: "The Bass Fiddler of Worgl" (Goritzki/cpo)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by maestrob » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:11 am

Quatuor Mosaiques: Beethoven OP. 18, Nos. 1 & 4

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:05 am

Pugnani - Overture #1 in Eight Parts (Mangiacavallo/Opus 111)
Beethoven - Piano Trio, Op. 70, No. 1 (Trio Parnassus/MDG)
Goetz -Nenie (Albert/cpo)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:58 am

A. Scarlatti - Overture to "Clori, Dorino e Amore" (Biondi/Virgin)
Lotti - Credo (Hengelbrock/DHM)
Locatelli - Concerto grosso, Op. 7, No. 6 "Il Pianto d'Arianna" (Biondi/Opus 111)
J. S. Bach - Cantata #119 "Preise, Jerusalem, den Herrn" (Herreweghe/Harmonia Mundi)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:38 pm

Gade - Hamlet: Concert Overture (Schmidt/cpo)
Lange-Muller - Selections from "Once Upon a Time" (Atzmon/BIS)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:52 am

Parry - Overture to an Unwritten Tragedy (Lloyd-Jones/Hyperion)
Elgar - The Sanguine Fan (Lloyd-Jones/Naxos)
Foulds - Mirage (Oramo/Warner)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:59 am

LPs

Schubert - Overture to "Die Zauberharfe" (Vaughn/RCA)
R. Schumann - Novelettes, Op. 21, Nos. 1 & 2 (Rubinstein/RCA)
Sibelius - Night-Ride and Sunrise (Dorati/EMI)
R. Strauss - Olympische Hymne (Locke Brass/Chandos)
Stravinsky - Movements for Piano & Orchestra (Rosen/Columbia)

and with that I'm off traveling for 10-12 days so no more listening for a while. :?
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by maestrob » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:02 am

johnQpublic wrote:LPs

Schubert - Overture to "Die Zauberharfe" (Vaughn/RCA)
R. Schumann - Novelettes, Op. 21, Nos. 1 & 2 (Rubinstein/RCA)
Sibelius - Night-Ride and Sunrise (Dorati/EMI)
R. Strauss - Olympische Hymne (Locke Brass/Chandos)
Stravinsky - Movements for Piano & Orchestra (Rosen/Columbia)

and with that I'm off traveling for 10-12 days so no more listening for a while. :?
John: Have a great trip: enjoy the vacation :wink: :!:

In the meantime, here's how Mahler VII should go......

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:58 pm

Thanks, maestrob, I'll live vicariously through yours and other posters' listening lists. :)

And I just looked at your profile and see we are of the same age. Cool! 8)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by maestrob » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:50 am

Bartok: The Wooden Prince: Ivan Fischer/Budapest Festival Orchestra

That this issue is not in print is a tragedy......

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Seán » Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:35 am

This morning's listening fare included a "Haydnesque" selection:

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Sergei Prokofiev
Symphony No. 1

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Serge Koussevitzky - conducting.

[Recorded in 1947]

Koussevitzky really drives the orchestra at a frenetic pace, they take less than eleven and a half minutes to complete the piece, I love the sound of the woodwinds, this is gorgeous music-making.
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Seán » Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:36 am

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Sergei Prokofiev
Symphony No. 1

London Symphony Orchestra
André Previn - conducting.


The Previn/LSO recording is my favourite rendition.

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Sergei Prokofiev
Symphony No. 1

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
Theodore Kuchar - conducting.
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Seán » Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:37 am

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Franz Joseph Haydn
Symphony No. 60

Concentus musicus Wien
Nikolaus Harnoncourt - conducting.
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Seán » Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:44 am

maestrob wrote: In the meantime, here's how Mahler VII should go......

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and these are my favourite performances of Mahler's Seventh:

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by maestrob » Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:14 am

Sean: A man who knows Mahler VII well. Abbado & Solti: what could be better? I grew up with the Solti, and it's been a benchmark for me ever since. Certainly, I'm of the opinion that Abbado learned from Solti in Chicago, and that's why his Chicago disc is so good!

Listening today:

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by maestrob » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:44 am

Shostakovich IX & X: Kondrashin

Liszt Etudes: Arrau

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:20 am

Sallinen - A Solemn Overture (Rasilainen/cpo)
Dalbavie - Violin Concerto (Chijiiwa/Naive)
Lindberg - Fresco (Salonen/Sony)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:53 am

LPs

Barber - Overture to "The School for Scandal" (Schippers/Odyssey)
W. Barlow - Trio for Oboe, Viola & Piano (Sprenkle, Tursi & Faini/Mirrosonic)
Barati - Chamber Concerto (Ormandy/Columbia)
Bernstein - Three Dance Episodes from "On the Town" (composer/Columbia)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by maestrob » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:27 am

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That Schippers/Barber has been issued as part of a very fine collection on the above CD: highly recommended!

Listening to Andras Schiff play some excellent Haydn Sonatas......

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:10 am

Lilburn - Drysdale Overture (Southgate/Continuum)
Grainger - Ye Banks and Braes O Bonnie Doon & The Faeroe Island Dance (Rundell/Chandos)
Sculthorpe - Piano Concerto (Cislowska/Naxos)
Leifs - Dettifoss (Shao/BIS)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by maestrob » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:40 am

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Chalkperson » Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:30 pm

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You paid 60 Bucks to listen to Klemperer conduct Franck? i'm impressed...I have a few of those Esoteric discs myself... :wink:
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by maestrob » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:15 am

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Now going for $45.00 on Amazon, it's worth every penny. The SACD layer has the original three track recording........

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Chalkperson » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:38 pm

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Now going for $45.00 on Amazon, it's worth every penny. The SACD layer has the original three track recording........
The SACD was only $9.99 when it first came out, all the Paul Paray SACD's are worth hearing...and I don't like French Music... :wink:
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:59 am

M. Haydn - Overture to "Andromeda e Perseo" (Gotitzki/cpo)
Beethoven - Cello Sonata #1 (Fournier/DG)
Burgmuller - Piano Concerto (Hokanson/MDG)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Seán » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:41 pm

Chalkperson wrote:
maestrob wrote:Image

Now going for $45.00 on Amazon, it's worth every penny. The SACD layer has the original three track recording........
The SACD was only $9.99 when it first came out, all the Paul Paray SACD's are worth hearing...and I don't like French Music... :wink:
ah yes, but Symphonie Fantastique is special.
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