What I listened to today

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by jserraglio » Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:50 am

John F wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:39 pm
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Re: What I listened to today

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by maestrob » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:31 am

I just listened to that yesterday! A stunning recording, in excellent sound, done to perfection. Carol Neblitt's agent who discovered her was a client of mine during ethe 1980's (He and his wife had retired to live in the Dominican Republic of all things, and they used to stay at the NYAC when they came to town). He was very bitter about Neblett who left him when she achieved success, and told tales I won't repeat here.

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by jserraglio » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:34 pm

From an oop ASdisc CD

Götterdämmerung, act III (complete)

2. Frau Sonne sendet lichte Strahlen 6:05
3. Ein Albe führte mich irr 19:55
4. MIme hieß ein mürrischer Zwerg 9:07
5. Brünnhilde, heilige Braut! 3:55
6. Orchesterzwischenspiel - Trauermusik 10:05
7. Siegfried - Siegfried erschlagen 5:00
8. Starke Scheite schichtet mir dort 18:10

Astrid Varnay Brünnhilde
Ramon Vinay Siegfried
Lubomir Vichegonov (Luben Vichey) Hagen
Clifford Harvuot Gunther
Lucine Amara Gutrune
Herta Glaz/Rosalind Elias/Shakeh Vartenissian Die drei Rheintöchter

New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Dimitri Mitropoulos

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by John F » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:44 pm

That was the performance of October 30, 1955. As far as I can tell, it's the only time Mitropoulos conducted this music, and for all the effort of preparing it, they gave only the one performance. The concert began with the Forest Murmurs from "Slegfried" and then on to "Götterdämmerung" after a brief pause. No chorus is credited in the program, though Act 3 of "Götterdämmerung" calls for it; is a chorus audible or did they just leave it out?

According to the program, New York mayor Robert Wagner proclaimed this "New York Philharmonic-Symphony" week, but while this has every appearance of being a gala, the program doesn't say so.
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Re: What I listened to today

Post by jserraglio » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:18 am

Yes to 30 Oct 1955. No to any chorus I can hear.

In a labor of love by a Symphonyshare member, this ASdisc rip of the transcription was painstakingly de-noised by hand, click by click and scratch by scratch, so as not to alter the underlying music. The sound is pretty good for that era.

Another member of that forum wrote:
"[Luben] Vichey [Hagen] had a long career at the Met, from a Sparafucile in RIGOLETTO in December 1948 to the Friar in DON CARLO in November 1965. I just missed hearing him when I started going to the Met in 1964-65."

Unsurprisingly, Mitropoulos' PSONY, esp. the brass, play beautifully; his conducting is, as usual, imaginative.

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ImageASdisc 549 by jserraglio, on Flickr

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by jserraglio » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:37 am

Gustave Bret: Fauré Requiem (rec. 1929-1930)

QTD material with slight revision and acknowledgement to the Symphonyshare forum member who did this restoration:

The first complete recording of the Fauré Requiem, a performance by the French conductor, composer, organist and critic Gustave Bret (1875-1969). He studied with Charles-Marie Widor and Vincent d'Indy, and was an organist at the Saint-Sulpice church in Paris. He was the first to perform all organ compositions by César Franck in 1903-1904. Bret composed an oratorio, Les Pélerins d'Emmaüs, the premiere of which took place in 1903 in Amsterdam.

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Choeur et Orchestre de la Société Bach
Gustave Bret, cond.

Louis Morturier (1888-1969): baritone
Fanny Malnory-Marseillac (1887-1979): soprano
The organist is Alexandre Cellier (1883-1968). He was organist of the Temple de l'Étoile in Paris from 1910 until his death. Cellier also composed organ music and chamber music.

78rpm 30 cm
Disque Gramophone W 1154-8
Recorded: 1929-1930

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:27 am

Albany Records “Toccata Project” cd , joy start to finish :

https://tinyurl.com/yyxf6n5j ( the cd at Amazon )

All here to hear :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J38TLYZ ... Nt7Kwdy7bR

Sample, Emma Lou Diemer’s “ Serenade Toccata “ :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds4fInjF-HU

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:34 pm

Schoenberg's " Friede auf Erden " , Op.13 ( 1907),my first hearing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCrToyZfgs8

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:25 pm

Today :

Karen Walwyn's " Reflections on 9-11 ", for solo piano, the composer as pianist, Albany cd in my collection :

https://tinyurl.com/y4etzymd

George Lloyd's 3rd Piano Concerto,Kathryn Stott, pianist, the composer conducting BBC Phil, my Albany cd:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoIU8Yg3yAo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YytFSRZYUM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ya3WByMFW0

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:35 am

An interesting program, many new to me, really liked the Poulenc.

Concert du 6/10/2018 en différé du Kings Place à Londres avec Stephen Kovacevich et Margaret Fingerhut, pianos

Robert Schumann / Claude Debussy : Six Studies for Pedal Piano, op. 56
Arnold Bax : The Poisoned Fountain - Hardanger (Homage to Grieg), pour 2 pianos
Francis Poulenc : Élégie en accords alternés, pour 2 pianos - Capriccio (d'après Le bal masqué) - L'embarquement pour Cythère, for two pianos
Igor Stravinsky : Concerto pour 2 Pianos
Claude Debussy : En blanc et noir - Danse sacrée et Danse profane, L. 103
Serge Rachmaninov : Rhapsodie russe en mi mineur, pour 2 pianos (1891)

https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_concer ... id=2540842

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by maestrob » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:13 am

Interesting repertoire for Steven Bishop. I've booked seats for us tomorrow. :)

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:17 am

Viktor Tretyakov ( Tchaikovsky Comp. winner 1966 ) plays the wonderful Prokofieff VC # 1 ( one of my fav VC’s ) with Gergiev live in Rotterdam in 1996 :

https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/457- ... ry-gergiev

Cellist Edgar Moreau and pianist David Kadouch play Frank,Poulenc,Strohl live , the programme from their 2018 Erato cd :

https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_concer ... id=2541658

Pianist-conductor Lahav Shani plays Stravinsky’s Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments with Gergiev live in Rotterdam Sept.12,2019, my first hearing of the pianist and work (great work ):

https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/9245 ... van-parijs

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:26 pm

Local PBS TV today had the Mets 2018-19 “Adrianna Lecouvrere “ HD with Netrebko,Beczala,Noseda,wonderful “Abbe” , “Countess” whose names I missed. Wonderful.Sorry for spellings .

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by John F » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:02 pm

Adriana Lecouvreur......Anna Netrebko
Maurizio................Piotr Beczala
Princess di Bouillon....Anita Rachvelishvili
Michonnet...............Ambrogio Maestri
Bouillon................Maurizio Muraro
Abbé....................Carlo Bosi
Jouvenot................Sarah Joy Miller
Dangeville..............Samantha Hankey
Poisson.................Tony Stevenson
Quinault................Patrick Carfizzi
Major-domo..............Christian Rozakis
Chambermaid.............Anne Dyas
Duclos..................Snezhana Chernova
Pantalone...............Bill Corry

Conductor...............Gianandrea Noseda
Production..............David McVicar
Set Designer............Charles Edwards
Costume Designer........Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Lighting Designer.......Adam Silvermann
Choreographer...........Andrew George
Associate Director......Justin Way
TV Director.............Gary Halvorson

http://archives.metoperafamily.org/archives/frame.htm
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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:13 pm


Thanks ! Rachvelishvili and Bosi were great, too , as were Netrebko and Beczala. I defer to others, however,as I am not knowledgeable although enjoy much opera music.

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:14 pm

Some brief Debussy recordings by pianist George Copeland:

http://arbiterrecords.org/lifting-the-l ... ys-canope/

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by John F » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:00 pm

Copeland became friends with Debussy who approved his way of playing his music. One of Copeland's most remarkable feats, repeated in several recordings, is his transcription of the Afternoon of a Faun, which you might think would lose a lot minus the colors of Debussy's orchestration. Well, judge for yourself:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76lLOqQmu7A
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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:31 pm

John F wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:00 pm
Well, judge for yourself:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76lLOqQmu7A
Thanks again for the YT. There is an extensive excerpt by Copeland about his time with Debussy at the Arbiter Records link I gave.

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Belle » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:20 pm

Listening today to Cantata BWV78 "Jesu, der du Meine Seele" from the All of Bach project in the Netherlands. Not only first class musicianship but notes accompany the work, similar to the old liner notes on CDs!!

https://www.bachvereniging.nl/en/bwv/bwv-78/

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