Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #19)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, Dec 7, 2010.

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  1. George P

    George P Gassho

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    Continued from here

    Just a reminder, this thread (and the 18 that have preceded it) is for all things that relate to Classical Music. Post what you're listening to, what recordings you recommend, recent purchases, concerts, discuss works, composers, etc.

    Also, beginners are welcome. Feel free to post any questions that you may have. This includes requests for recommendations for particular works/composers, etc.

    Much thanks to all who have made this such and enjoyable and informative experience. :wave:
  2. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    In Polish it is pronounced as it is spelt ;)
  3. George P

    George P Gassho

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    I kinda knew that was coming. :laugh:
  4. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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  5. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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    In the tray CD1:

    Brahms
    Complete Trios

    Piano Trio in B, Op. 8
    Beaux Arts Trio

    Trio in E flat, Op. 40 for piano, violin and horn
    Sebok/Grumiaux/Orval

    Opus 8 is very nice, especially the first Allegro and the Scherzo.
    The horn trio just kind of goes by...I can't get a handle on it.

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  6. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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    Sorry about misspelling Moravec a second time in my post #4 above.
  7. john greenwood

    john greenwood Forum Resident

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    Glad you liked Opus 8.

    I have that set, but when I want to listen to the Horn Trio, I put this on.

    http://www.amazon.com/Franck-Sonata...=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1291756388&sr=1-1

    The other three works in your twofer are late Brahms. While some of the music Brahms composed late in life is immediately inviting (notably the violin sonatas and the clarinet quintet), other pieces may sound a little forbidding on first hearing. They are definitely worth the effort.
  8. Eddie Williamson

    Eddie Williamson Active Member

    Polish girls

    I just got off Skype with Warsaw, talking to ex-girlfriend Dorota and her friend Ola. Both repeatedly insisted he is called Pender-ETZ-ki, even at 23 they know who he is. I have to fall in behind them on this one. You can't deny that face!!

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  9. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Yep, I shouldn't have used an "h" in my more or less phonetic spelling of the pronunciation :)
  10. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

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  11. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

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    The piano trios are nice. If it weren't for the chamber music, I wouldn't like Brahms.
  12. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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    Eddie, if you click my mp3 link above, the voice says "pinder-ETZ-kee". Wonder where the 'etz' comes from. Maybe it was from all the smoke from those coal-fired locomotives in his birthblace, a rail junction town named Dębica, Poland in 1933.

    I must say Eddie, you have some nice looking friends. What's she doing there, offering to do some exercise with you? :shh:;)
  13. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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    The site I cite has him listed as Romanian.
  14. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Celibidache (1912-1996) was Romanian.

    The Romanian language, like Italian, originates from Latin. Regions of what is now Romania became part of the Roman Empire in 106 AD.
  15. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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  16. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

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    Thanks.

    So logical. So obvious.

    I think of Romania as being so Eastern European, a la Hungary, Bulgaria, the connection to Rome and Italy flew right over my head. Hear it soar.
  17. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

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    I'm listening to Brahms' Symphony No. 4 with new ears, too, right this very minute, courtesy of the Bernstein box set. I liked his Bruckner 9 a lot, too.
  18. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    Here is one that threw me..you would think that Ralph in Vaughn Williams is pronounced the same as Ralph Kramden..it's pronounced Raaf.:cheers:
  19. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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    In the tray CD2:

    Brahms
    Complete Trios

    Piano Trios Opp. 87 and 101
    Trio Op. 114 for piano, clarinet and cello
    Beaux Arts Trio with George Pieterson, clarinet

    These works will take some patience -- more so than the symphonies which I liked from the start. The clarinet trio is a surprise. I find the texture of that instrumental combination very pleasing. The music has a wistful tone, and the vibrato-less clarinet give the piece an autumnal feel.

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  20. Today I opened my recently arrived Harmonia Mundi Box Set. Look at the wonderful covers. Great booklets as well, describing Europe during the period covered in each CD.

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  22. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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    I already knew that one, thanks to my local radio station. "Rafe" with a long A.
    What is that, some sort of Celtic thing?
  23. Inside the CD cover.

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  24. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    It's not Celtic. From Wikipedia:

    Ralph is an English, Scandinavian and German male given name, derived from Old Norse Raðulfr (rað "counsel" + ulfr "wolf") through Old English Rædwulf and the longer form Radulf. It is commonly pronounced /ˈrælf/ but the traditional British pronunciation is /ˈreɪf/.
  25. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

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    I pronounce it "Rafe," long "a."
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