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Rach3
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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:58 pm

Pianist Tanya Bannister playing short solo piano works of David Del Tredici and Christopher Theofanidis, a 2009 Albany Records cd.

The Violin Sonata (Sergiu Schwartz,Paul Posnak) ,String Quartet (Vega Quartet) ,and Piano Quintet (Vega,Posnak) of John Alden Carpenter, a 2002 Naxos cd.

The Piano Sonata and Diversions for Piano of Carpenter, Denver Oldham,pianist,New World 1999 cd.

Most of these are at YT , hope at your streaming subscription. Mystery to me why the Carpenter's apparently ignored today.

Music providing some solace as we spiral into oblivion behind our Dear Leader.

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by jserraglio » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:35 pm

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Luciano Berio
Sinfonia for 8 Voices and Orchestra (38 min.)
Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart

Interview
Simon Rattle on Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra (11 min.)
Béla Bartók
Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116 (39 min.)

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:51 am

Not my cup of tea, but may be yours,

Harpsichordist Paolo Zanzu plays Scarlatti in France,2018 :

https://www.francemusique.fr/concert/fe ... atti-zanzu

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:55 am

A rare (?) chance to hear live the Korngold, fantastic work. I did not hear the others.

Enregistré le 22/10/2018 au Brahms Hall, Musikverein, Vienna

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Trio à clavier No. 6 en Sol Majeur, K. 564

Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Suite pour Piano à la main gauche, 2 violons et violoncelle, op. 23

Felix Mendelssohn - Trio à clavier No. 2 en do mineur, op. 66

Fanny Mendelssohn - Lied, extrait du Trio à clavier en ré mineur, op. 11' (bis)

Altenberg Trio
Amiram Ganz, Violon (Korngold)

https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_concer ... id=2617766

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:01 pm

Frederick Lamond , revelatory readings:

From the Pearl cd :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-_aZq9vaIU ( “Gnomenreigen” )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-owYx0eFrc (“Feux Follets” )

From Marston's set :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGIEyTphZHU ( 2 Chopin mazurkas )

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:02 pm

The Lalo and Massanet PC's are worth hearing, especially the Massanet, a first-rate second-rate PC.Mystery it seems hardly played in comparison to the ubiquitous Saint-Saens # 2 and Ravel G, but perhaps is played in France. Mine the Vox Box here :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXe3Vx7J_gQ (Massanet )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9ziF51fIC0 (Lalo )

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by maestrob » Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:00 am

Rach3 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:55 am
A rare (?) chance to hear live the Korngold, fantastic work. I did not hear the others.

Enregistré le 22/10/2018 au Brahms Hall, Musikverein, Vienna

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Trio à clavier No. 6 en Sol Majeur, K. 564

Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Suite pour Piano à la main gauche, 2 violons et violoncelle, op. 23

Felix Mendelssohn - Trio à clavier No. 2 en do mineur, op. 66

Fanny Mendelssohn - Lied, extrait du Trio à clavier en ré mineur, op. 11' (bis)

Altenberg Trio
Amiram Ganz, Violon (Korngold)

https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_concer ... id=2617766
This was an exquisite concert, especially the Mendelssohn. The Korngold was well-played as well, but it's not my favorite piece by that composer. All-in-all very enjoyable. Thanks!

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:18 pm

More Lamond today, at age 71 his noble if spartan Beethoven PC # 3, 1939 live broadcast with RCO,van Beinum, my Marston cd : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wl8yt86bDc

Per Lamond: " Haydn leads us to Heaven, Mozart is Heaven,Beethoven is God in Heaven." Although here Lamond plays a first mov. cadenza by Clara Schumann, rarely heard per Marston.

A program Lamond played earlier in his career : "Hammerklavier" , Op.110, Op.111 ,Pause,"Waldstein", "Appassionata."

Then, from Uchida's absolutely marvelous 2006 (?) cd of the last 3 Beethoven piano sonatas, Op.109 and 110,perfect pacing in the "second" fugue at end of 110.After many years, I have now come to regard 110,rather than 109,as his sonata I'd take if can have just one.

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Ricordanza » Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:04 am

Yesterday, the rain let up so it was time to un-quarantine myself for a walk around the neighborhood. What should I listen to on my iPhone? This was my selection--a solo piano version of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, played by the (quite young at the time) Andre Watts. Watts' playing is so idiomatic and so masterful that this is as good (or even better) than the piano/jazz band or piano/orchestra version. The album is filled out with the three piano preludes and gorgeous transcriptions of several Gershwin songs. Outstanding!

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:50 am

Ricordanza wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:04 am
... Watts' playing is so idiomatic and so masterful that this is as good (or even better) than the piano/jazz band or piano/orchestra version. The album is filled out with the three piano preludes and gorgeous transcriptions of several Gershwin songs. Outstanding!
Agreed. I have had the Columbia lp since it was issued.Was nominated for a Grammy ( did not win ) in 1976.I read somewhere speculation extra tracks were added or " doubled" in a few spots in the Rhapsody, but not to my ear.

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:13 pm

Couple of rarities, my first hearing of the Gablenz,Starts at about 1:06:00 into the broadcast. Bit Mendelssohnian to my ear, with some echoes of Brahms and Schumann, refreshing, very lyrical, although overstayed its welcome for me. Worth hearing , but probably just once.The work was written or completed in 1926, but not given its world premiere until 1977 apparently because of a family business the composer had to attend to full time starting 1928 and then his untimely death in an airplane accident in 1937.

Gablenz: Piano Concerto, Op.25
Paderewski: Fantaisie Polonaise for Piano and Orchestra, Op.19
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Jonathan Plowright, piano
Lukasz Borowicz, conductor

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000gt45

Bit more about the composer : https://polishmusic.usc.edu/research/co ... y-gablenz/

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:56 am

Dusting off these:

Complete solo piano music of Guy Sacre, Billy Eidi,pianist,Timpani cd 1995, world premiere recording
Korngold's Left-Hand PC, Hamelin,Hyperion 1998 cd
Vierne's Piano Quintet,Muza Rubackyte,pianist with Terpsycordes Quartet,Brilliant Classics cd 2016
Chausson,Concert,Op.21,Harmonia Mundi 1984 cd,Jean-Claude Pennetier, pianist, others
Complete solo piano music of Albert Roussel,Emanuele Torquati,pianist,2012 Brilliant Classics
Korngold's Suite,Op.23,Fleisher,Silverstein,Laredo,Ma, SONY Classical 1998 cd

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Wallingford » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:11 pm

Just now I heard Rimsky's Dance of the Tumblers, as conducted by Neville Marriner.

Just to see if he can.
If I could tell my mom and dad
That the things we never had
Never mattered we were always ok
Getting ready for Christmas day
--Paul Simon

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:09 am

Mozart PC #22 (K.482) not my fav Mozart PC, but Pavel Kolesnikov made the first mov. much more interesting than usual, as well as an extraordinary cadenza.Lovers of the slow mov. will find much to admire here. Final mov. quite subdued, pastoral colorations , another great cadenza.Great orchestral support.Cadenzas not identified.

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K.482

Pavel Kolesnikov, piano
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Kevin John Edusei, conductor

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000gvx4

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by maestrob » Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:23 am

Kolesnikov is a pianist that I follow: his Chopin releases have been first-rate, and I will listen to his Mozart with interest. Thanks for finding this.

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:10 pm

Dusting off these had not heard recently:

Complete solo piano music of Guy Sacre, Billy Eidi,pianist,Timpani cd 1995, world premiere recording
Korngold's Left-Hand PC, Hamelin,Hyperion 1998 cd
Vierne's Piano Quintet,Muza Rubackyte,pianist with Terpsycordes Quartet,Brilliant Classics cd 2016
Chausson,Concert,Op.21,Harmonia Mundi 1984 cd,Jean-Claude Pennetier, pianist, others
Complete solo piano music of Albert Roussel,Emanuele Torquati,pianist,2012 Brilliant Classics
Korngold's Suite,Op.23,Fleisher,Silverstein,Laredo,Ma, SONY Classical 1998 cd
Schmidt's Op.34 Quintet for Piano Left-Hand and Strings,same SONY cd as the Korngold

All gems ; all "help " in these times, for me.

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:27 am

After recently re-reading the Sachs bio of Arthur Rubinstein, revisited my recording of his live,1962,at age 75, Brahms PC # 2 with RAI Orchestra Turin,under Andre Cluytens. Amazing :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e547XN4QbhE (Sound not the best, but ... )

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:20 pm

Josef Lhevinne, 1935, Naxos cd, 4 Chopin Etudes, Op.10,#11, Op.25,#6,Op.25,#10,Op.25,#11:

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

Op.25,# 6 and # 10 amazing.

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by CharmNewton » Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:40 am

Recently finding a misplaced 78 RPM stylus for the Stanton 500 series of cartridges, I was able to re-visit some sets that I haven't played in decades.

Beethoven: Sonata no.3 for Cello and Piano, Op. 69 (Felix Salmond, cellist and Simeon Rumschiskey, pianist, Columbia Set 38)

One of U.S. Columbia's earliest electrical recordings (referred to as Viva-Tonal) this is a strong performance of the work with good, listenable sound. Both artists are technically and musically excellent. Salmond's sound is similar to that produced by Emmanuel Feuermann--very sweet and lyric and not at all bass heavy although low notes do register well. The pianist is outstanding, showing himself to be a first-rate Beethoven player. I don't believe this performance has been transferred to LP or CD but perhaps is available through YouTube or other download forum.

Lizst: Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Orchestra (Alexander Brailowsky, pianist and the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Julius Pruwer, Brunswick 90036/38)

This recording was made by DG in 1928 (that year is stamped in the matrix) and beautifully captures the large sound produced by Brailowsky, somewhat at the expense of the orchestra. Notable in this performance is the extremely slow tempo for the first movement, which provides a grandeur to it that I haven't heard in any other recording. I haven't heard a performance of this concerto that I didn't like.

Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major (Hortense Monath, pianist and the Pasquier Trio, RCA Victor AM-438).

This set was part of a series of 11 albums and additional single discs of music to be performed by the New Friends of Music during the 1937-38 season. Ms. Monath was the director of this organization and about 31 years of age at the time this recording was made. She is an excellent Mozart player (she also appears in a recording of the Schumann Piano Quartet, Op. 47 with the Kollisch Quartet, but I do not have that set). The Pasquier Trio has a beautifully old-fashioned string tone, very rich and sweet and a joy to hear compared to the frankly ugly period instrument sound one hears today.

Listening to 78s--I find that I prefer the 78 RPM discs themselves to the transfer work of others as some of the presence and immediacy in the sound is lost in translation no matter how good the transfer engineer. I play them back using a pre-amplifier that has a low level input that does not use the RIAA equalization curve that became standard around 1955 or so. Thus the high-end of the 78 does not get rolled off, which is the way it was recorded. The 78 RPM disc did have a bit of bass roll-off above 250 Hz or so, but a small boost of the tone control works for that if needed, although I find that rarely to be the case. Listening to single works is also easier on the brain and ears, although one doesn't have to listen to entire CD (akthough the format seems to encourage it).

I realize that LPs, CDs or YouTube are the only way to easily find some of these historical performances--better something than nothing. But there is something about playing the discs themselves when available.

John

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:55 am

One of my fav concertos, the Brahms “Double” , a live 2016 with the Capucon bros, Nezet-Seguin,Rotterdam Phil at De Doelen:

https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/6176 ... n-sibelius

My recording is Heifetz /Piatigorsky/Wallenstein RCA.

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Re: What I listened to today

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:55 pm

Debussy’s 1916 Violin Sonata and Franck’s Violin Sonata, Renaud Capucon, Andras Schiff live at 2019 Verbier Festival.Had not heard Schiff recently ( if ever) in this repertoire. I enjoy Debussy’s “ late “ period works, although I do not have a recording of this violin sonata , just the cello sonata.My recording of the Franck is Perlman/Ashkenazy on a London lp, not as transparent as , more lush than, Capucon,Schiff here to my ear :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000h6vk

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:51 am

Ned Rorem's PIano Sonata # 3, Thomas Lanners, pianist,Centaur cd :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lyihU8lIUA

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:04 pm

Solo piano music of Paul Ben-Haim, Gila Goldstein, pianist, my Centaur Records cd , an excerpt here ( whole cd is at YT ) :

https://tinyurl.com/ybtv5j9l

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:40 am

Very nice 2018 performance in Netherlands by one of the Dutch Jussen brothers ( perhaps one of each ) of Bartok's Op.14 Suite and his Piano Sonata,transparent,lyrical, "night music" and "bird song" highlighted in the Sonata rather than percussion. I did not hear the other works on the program as wanted to hear only the Bartok. https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/7681 ... n-gedachte

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Post by Rach3 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:42 am

George Lloyd’s PC # 3, Kathryn Stott,pinaist,with BBC Phil. under the composer, 1989 Albany Records Cd, first mov. here, all 3 movs. are at YT:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoIU8Yg3yAo

Took me a couple listenings over a couple years, but I now enjoy the 50-minute work, even if the last mov. does over-stay its welcome a bit.Cinematic at times , but Lloyd keeps my interest despite the length. His 4th PC also great.

Poulenc’s Nocturnes for solo piano, Alexander Tharaud here, mine an Ivory Classics cd with pianist Ralph Votapek.Here is the jewel of the set, the remarkable Nocturne # 3:

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

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:09 am

A recital of piano 4-hands of Satie’s “Morceaux en from de poire”, Ravel’s “Rhapsodie espagnole” and “Bolero “ , Debussy’s “Nuage et Fete extraits de Nocturnes-Iberia:III. Le nation d’un jour de fete extrait des Images”, pianists Jos van Immerseel and Ayako Ito. I believe in Marseilles recently , playing on a 1907 Erard ( but I am not fluent in French ). The Debussy arranged by one Andre Caplet, the other works apparently by their composers.

https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_concert?id=2628734

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:35 am

One of the great piano sonatas ever, Clementi's Op.25,# 5, in F# minor, Mario Tipo from my EMI cd: https://tinyurl.com/yct6r4c3

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by maestrob » Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:41 pm

Rach3 wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:35 am
One of the great piano sonatas ever, Clementi's Op.25,# 5, in F# minor, Mario Tipo from my EMI cd: https://tinyurl.com/yct6r4c3
I guess you mean this one:

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I first became aware of Maria Tipo when still a young lad listening to her on Vox, and was delighted when she began recording for EMI. Her Bach and Clementi are very good, but I find her Scarlatti to be among the best I've ever heard, full of sparkle and wit. I wish she had recorded more. Sadly, she did not live up to my expectations in her Chopin Nocturnes. Happily, her EMI CDs are still available on amazon. I do wish Warner would issue a box set: she's a major artist and deserves the recognition.

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Thu May 07, 2020 11:02 am

Elgar’s wonderful Piano Quintet,Op.84, live in Edinburgh earlier this year, Brodsky Quartet and pianist Martin Roscoe, at about 21:00 into this broadcast, “Nimrod”-like second mov., the work on par , for me, with his Cello Concerto:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000hx6k

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by maestrob » Fri May 08, 2020 11:04 am

Rach3 wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 11:02 am
Elgar’s wonderful Piano Quintet,Op.84, live in Edinburgh earlier this year, Brodsky Quartet and pianist Martin Roscoe, at about 21:00 into this broadcast, “Nimrod”-like second mov., the work on par , for me, with his Cello Concerto:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000hx6k
Martin Roscoe is a pianist I follow. He has recorded some very fine Beethoven sonatas over the years on individual CDs (I wish they would issue a complete set!), among other excellent discs. He has also recorded the Elgar for Chandos. I look forward to hearing this concert. Thanks, Rach3!

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Sat May 09, 2020 2:45 pm

Adolf von Henselt’s 12 Etudes,Op.2, the wonderful Esther Budiardjo,pianist,ProPiano cd. More musical and more technically facile than my Micheal Ponti on Vox. Difficulties best appreciated from the scores , which are shown so pianists here can refine their technique.Henselt I believe was a teacher of Rachmaninoff’s teacher Zverev ; Rachmaninoff recorded # 6.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZfCDLF3CLY

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Sun May 10, 2020 7:29 am

Rach3 wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 2:45 pm
Adolf von Henselt’s 12 Etudes,Op.2, the wonderful Esther Budiardjo,pianist,ProPiano cd.
If you need more practice after playing through the Henselts , here are Hummel's 24 etudes with scores from my VoxBox 2-cd set "Romantic Piano Etudes". Etudes , yes, but very musical in the main.Click on "Show More" and you can then select individual etudes to hear, my suggestions 3, 10,14,16,19,22.Pianist Mary Louise Boehm is great ( an Iowa native ) :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUoutTy2e18

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Sun May 10, 2020 2:52 pm

The 2nd and 3rd Piano Concertos, and "Credendum" for Violin and Orchestra,by Nicolas Flagello,my Artek cd,highly recommended:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k1s9qA ... rDL4Bh3Jjw

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Post by Marc » Tue May 12, 2020 2:57 am

Great playing (imho) on the Schnitger et al organ of the Martini Church in Groningen, Netherlands.

With works by Bach, Buxtehude, Tunder, Scheidemann, Böhm and some improvisations:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj5KzWtY3IY

(Actually listened to it yesterday evening, hope that's OK. ;))

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Post by Marc » Tue May 19, 2020 8:40 am

Bach cantatas BWV BWV 166, 108 and 117, the first two for the 4th Sunday after Easter.
(I know I know, I'm running late.)

Performed by John Eliot Gardiner and his Monteverdi Choir (London) and the English Baroque Soloists. Part of the 'Soli Deo Gloria' cantata boxset, with live recordings from Gardiner's Bach Journey in the year 2000.
The quality of the Bach compositions is, imho, amazing again. A few gems and jewels in here, too.
With sets/performances like these, one will always encounter some personal difficulties with some soloists and/or interpretative choices. But this is another very solid disc from this very worthwhile boxset. So I had 52 minutes of great enjoyment. Thanks to mr. Bach and mr. Gardiner (and his executants).

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Thu May 21, 2020 8:33 pm

Returned to some lp's had not heard for years ( and dusting off the diamond needle,remember those ? ):

Edward MacDowell's PC's,Eugene List,Carlos Chavez,Vienna State Opera Orchestra,Westminster lp,finale of # 1 can stand with finale of Saint Seans' # 2, first mov. of # 2 extraordinary although rest of # 2 does not live up to the promise of the first mov.

Sibelius' VC, probably my fav VC, Heifetz,Beecham,LSO,1935,Seraphim lp, good to be reminded of Heifetz' genius.Amazingly effortless technique, a disciplined, spartan reading that fits the work better than many performances today which, to my ear, are too often exaggerated, overly emotive, seem to fight with the score.

Charles Tomlinson Griffes' solo piano music, the great Noel Lee,Nonesuch lp, " White Peacock" over-rated for me, but not these ( not same recording, plus many others are at YT) :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxnkCc4M7g8 "The Fountains of the Acqua Paola"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcK1i91Z0Xw Piano Sonata (1918)

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by maestrob » Fri May 22, 2020 11:37 am

maestrob wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 11:04 am
Rach3 wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 11:02 am
Elgar’s wonderful Piano Quintet,Op.84, live in Edinburgh earlier this year, Brodsky Quartet and pianist Martin Roscoe, at about 21:00 into this broadcast, “Nimrod”-like second mov., the work on par , for me, with his Cello Concerto:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000hx6k
Martin Roscoe is a pianist I follow. He has recorded some very fine Beethoven sonatas over the years on individual CDs (I wish they would issue a complete set!), among other excellent discs. He has also recorded the Elgar for Chandos. I look forward to hearing this concert. Thanks, Rach3!
Finally had a chance to hear this. A very interesting concert, thanks. The wind piece was intriguing, better than I thought it would be. Mark, you should hear this! As for the Elgar, the miking was a bit more distant than I'm used to, but the phrasing was sensitive and the tempi were just right. Roscoe should be better known, he's a very fine artist. Thanks for posting this. :D

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Fri May 22, 2020 3:47 pm

High octane piano live in Scotland , not to be missed by pianophiles, IMHO.

Rachmaninov: Sonata no. 2 in b-flat minor op. 36, 1931 revision (Gavrylyuk in 2017 )
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.23, in F minor, op.57 'Appassionata' (Williams in 2019 )
Janacek: ‘Goodnight’ from On an overgrown path (William’s 2019 encore )
Wagner: “Albumblatt “ (Williams,recording I believe )

Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano
Llyr Williams, piano

Williams” “Appassionata” here is one of the finest I’ve ever heard, live or recorded.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000j9b7

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Sat May 23, 2020 6:56 am

From WQXR:

https://www.wqxr.org/#!/ Classical New York - In Conversation

With composer Gabriel Prokofiev ( 16 mins. )

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Sat May 23, 2020 10:00 am

Carlos Chavez, Piano Concerto,Jorge Osorio,pianist,National Orchestra of Mexico,Enrique Diemcke,live 1999,my mp3:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efahrHI1CUo

There is now a Cedille cd, apparently studio recording, ca. 2013 with same forces except conductor is Carlos Prieto :

https://tinyurl.com/yar7pbvh

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by jserraglio » Tue May 26, 2020 7:24 am

Arnold Schoenberg
Fruhlings Tod [The Death of Spring] (symphonic poem after Nikolaus Lenau, 1898, unfinished, ca. 10 min.).
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Chailly, conductor [broadcast, 1985]

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by absinthe » Thu May 28, 2020 1:18 pm

Oscar Lorenzo Fernandez - Sinfonia No. 1 - Orquestra Sinfônica de Barra Mansa - Regência
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then reviewing a suite of mine for coloratura and orchestra.
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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Ricordanza » Fri May 29, 2020 11:25 am

To accompany my daily walk (actually, two daily walks), this 1976 recording by Vladimir Ashkenazy of the complete Rachmaninoff Preludes. It's been a while since I listened to the complete set and this was a pleasant reminder of Rachmaninoff's magnificent contribution to the piano literature. Ashkenazy was in his prime, and it shows in this album.
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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Fri May 29, 2020 5:35 pm

Ricordanza wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 11:25 am
To accompany my daily walk (actually, two daily walks), this 1976 recording by Vladimir Ashkenazy of the complete Rachmaninoff Preludes.
Thanks for this suggestion.Have not heard Ashkenazy in these works. I share your admiration for these works.Tried myself to play Op.23,Nos.3,4,5,10 at one time,somewhat.His Op.32 Preludes,Op.39 Etudes,Op.3 Moments,and Op.22 Chopin Variations all favs of mine,as well as the 2 Sonatas.Another Preludes set you may wish to hear,I think is at YT, would be Fiorentino ca.1966 on APR.

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:20 pm

Sine qua non: Gershwin/Wild,Seven Virtuoso Etudes, Earl Wild,pianist,Chesky cd I believe, audio with scores here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYJY2glnyL0

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by diegobueno » Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:19 am

Today I enjoyed Michael Daugherty's Trail of Tears Concerto for flute and orchestra (2010), and found it a very well-written and substantial composition. Daugherty's early compositions mined pop culture associations (Dead Elvis), and struck me as superficial, but maturity has been kind to him. He does a masterly job of keeping the orchestra involved but out of the way of the solo instrument.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doOS7SR_GhQ

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:24 am

Pianist Emanuele Arciuli’s “Walk in Beauty” solo piano Innova 2017 2-cd set I have. Also here if interested :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZC3GIo ... eg&index=1

( Has one work by Iowa's Michael Daugherty.)

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by maestrob » Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:26 am

Thanks for the Daugherty, Mark. His work has matured, and the concerto is a fine piece. I have his Metropolis Symphony on CD. Your post motivates me to listen to more of his recordings, and maybe buy a few. :D

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