Listenin' to Classical Music and Conversation

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by bluemooze, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

  2. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    BTW, I heard the Elgar's graduation music being played at the recent presidential swearing-in ceremony in South Korea. I was very surprised by western music being played on such occasion.
     
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  3. bigstar87

    bigstar87 Well-Known Member

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    From the RCA living Stereo Vol. 1: [​IMG]
     
  4. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    First listen to CD 7 from "Ferenc Fricsay - Complete Recordings On DG Vol.1 - Orchestral Works."

    Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 / Overture "Lenore III" performed by the Berliner Philharmoniker
    Handel - Harp Concerto in B flat major performed by Nicanor Zabaleta (harp) with the Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

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  5. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I don't see any remastering credits in the booklet. I hear what you're talking about with the thin sound but I think they've done a good job with this and the sound is in no way unpleasant or harsh; very nice for a 60's recording (for the first CD). :)
     
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  6. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    First listen to CD 2 from "Narciso Yepes - The Complete Solo Recordings" on DG.

    Spanische Gitarrenmusik Vol. 2

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  7. Thatfabulousalien

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    Gone from rocking out to some Byrd to crying to some Schubert :laugh:

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    I just have such a love for Schubert, hits my heart in a similar area to Brahms and Mahler for me :righton:
     
  8. Bachtoven

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    Some very impressive key-pressing going on. Great sound, too. (24 bit/96k download.)

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  9. Thatfabulousalien

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    Wazzup mr Toccata! :targettiphat:
     
  10. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    First listen to CD 3 from "Evgeny Kissin - The Complete RCA & Sony Classical Album Collection."

    "In Tokyo":
    Rachmaninoff - Lilacs / Etudes Tableaux Nos. 5 & 1
    Prokofiev - Sonata No. 6
    Liszt - Trois Etudes de Concert / Zwei Konzertetuden
    Chopin - Nocturne Op. 32 No. 2 / Polanaise Op. 44 / Mazurka Op. 25
    Scriabin - Etude Op. 45 No. 2
    Sakunosuke Koyama - Natu-wa Kinu
    Traditional - Todai-Mori / Usagi


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  11. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    First listen to CD 6 from "The Pierre Fournier Edition" on DG.
    • Haydn - Concertos for Cello and Orchestra Nos. 1 & 2 - performed by the Festival Strings Lucerne led by Rudolph Baumgartner
    • Stravinsky - Suite italienne from 'Pulcinella' for cello and piano / Chanson russe from 'Mavra' for cello and piano - performed with Ernest Lush (piano)
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  12. Frederick Mars

    Frederick Mars Well-Known Member

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    Thanks - will pick this up when I can. The only Zorn I have is 'Naked City' which is more jazz than classical - but good.
     
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  13. Frederick Mars

    Frederick Mars Well-Known Member

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    Currently working my way through the DG Original box set - the first one in the dark blue box. Bargain - well worth picking up if you don't have the recordings already.
     
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  14. Thatfabulousalien

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    Naked City = Great hard-to-pin-down extreme hardcore jazz band, love em!

    This site: Hips Road Edition - The Works of John Zorn may be somewhat of a guide regarding his classical work (more direct) compared to wikipedia.

    Lot's of excellent. He lived in a world and turned that wold into his own world, in a nutshell. Wears his influences/inspirations on his sleeve, yet remains one of the most unique composers (disregarding everything else he's done for now) out there! and he's still active at it!

    He's hot a great new album out at the moment too Midsummer Moons!


    Cheers! :edthumbs:
     
  15. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

    CD 3 from Spotify Premium. I wouldn't say these are neglected, but I don't think many people talk about Dvorak's quartets apart from the "American".

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  16. Thatfabulousalien

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    Been on a huge Stravinsky kick tonight (after the Schubert earlier today) I'm not listening from youtube but this here, is a particular segment (from The Firebird) that always instills a feeling of awesomeness, I tend to drift more towards the later halves of Stravinsky's catalogue when it comes to general listening but three ballet scores (Le Sacre to a lesser extent because of over-familiarity) are all such highly impressive post-romantic works. Every movement is packed with such detail! (same throughout all his work, highly recommended being Agon and Requiem Canticles), it's a pleasure to binge his work every now-and-then! :hugs:

     
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  18. Thatfabulousalien

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    Right now, Stravinsky's Violin Concerto:

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  19. ToddBD

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    I'll join in on the Stravinsky kick...the 4 Etudes from this disc...
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  20. Thatfabulousalien

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    Lovin' the look of that! :righton:
     
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  21. scompton

    scompton Forum Resident

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    I'm surprised I'm only missing two on that site.
     
  22. Kundera the joke.

    Kundera the joke. Well-Known Member

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    This has been my reading soundtrack for ages. A pretty amazing box set.
    Decca Sound - The Analogue Years.

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  23. scompton

    scompton Forum Resident

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    BTW, some Zorn and Tzadik albums are available as downloads on Boomkat now. I bought Midsummer Moons the other day.
     
  24. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    LOL. The only Midsummer something music I know is the Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream ...
     
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  25. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk Well-Known Member

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    Inspired by earlier posts in this thread, I'm listening to a smattering of Hilary Hahn's renditions of various violin concertos -- she's mah favourite. (I've seen her several times in concert, and she's always very nice. Once, she even notated my program to indicate the alternate playing order she had performed that evening.)

    At work, I've been going through my collection of Prokofiev's Piano Music as performed by Frederic Chiu. This one:
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    What, in tarnation, is that?
     
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  26. florandia

    florandia Forum Resident

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    Listening to soprano Louise Alder accompanied by Joseph Middleton on piano from her recording 'Through life and Love' , a selected trawl through the Richard Strauss leider book.
    Louise was a finalist at the recent Cardiff "Singer of the World' where she won the coveted 'Audience Prize' awarded by Dame Joan Sutherland.
    Inspired singing and sympathetic accompaniment make this debut solo recording my best of the year ,so far!
     
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  27. scompton

    scompton Forum Resident

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    This is nothing like Mendelssohn. It's acoustic guitar duo and more jazz than anything else.
     
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  28. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    I figured. I don't really listen to guitar music much ...
     
  29. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    It can't be that recent as Joan Sutherland passed away in 2010 ...
     
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  30. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    Now playing CD22 -

    Haydn Piano Sonata No. 62
    Schubert Sontinas for Violin & Piano Nos. 1 & 2

    from the following box for a first listen ...

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  31. Thatfabulousalien

    Thatfabulousalien Well-Known Member

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    What, even stuff that hasn't been publicly performed yet? :yikes:
     

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