Listenin' to Classical Music and Conversation

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

  1. yasujiro

    yasujiro Forum Resident

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    An example of Symphonie Fantastique using serpent and ophicleide instead of conventional tuba.

     
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  2. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    "Modern classical" sounds a bit too vague for me. Names, titles? No Zappa, please.
     
  3. Thomas R

    Thomas R Forum Resident

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    The version on The Originals is the later recording from 1977, not this.
     
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  4. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    You are correct. IMO the 1977 performance tops the previous performances.
     
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  5. ubertrout

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    I think that's kind of the problem though - modern classical music is too often music for classical music professionals - composers, musicians, and critics. The casual listener isn't quite an afterthought, but more a "they'll come to live it" wishful thing.

    Philip Glass has a line about his Violin Concerto that it's written for his father - not literally his father, but rather people like his father, people who love classical music but lack formal training. His ability to write music like that is one of the reasons he's been comparatively successful with the public.
     
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  6. DeepFloyd11

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    I love it!

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  7. scompton

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    No less vague than saying modern music is overwhelmingly about percussion, and more accurate.

    Here's are some examples of music written this century. This is all music I love. Except for the Rory Boyle, I own at least 20 albums of each of these composers. The music might not be to someone's taste, but it's hard to deny the skill needed to play it.

    Dutilleux: Nocturne for violin and orchestra Sur le même accord (2002).


    Sofia Gubaidulina: Triple Concerto (2016), for violin, cello, bayan & orchestra (World Premiere)
    Sofia Gubaidulina: Triple Concerto (2016), for violin, cello, bayan & orchestra (World Premiere)

    Kalevi Aho: Concerto for flute (2002)
    Flute Concerto: II. Presto, leggiero — attacca —

    Penderecki: Sextet (2000)
    Han Kim plays K.Penderecki's Sextet with Ensemble OPUS

    Rory Boyle: Burble for clarinet solo (2011), from one of my favorite releases this year
    Burble for clarinet solo- Rory Boyle.
     
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  8. DeepFloyd11

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    :love:
     
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  9. DeepFloyd11

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    On the TT...:tiphat:

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  10. DeepFloyd11

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    On the TT...:tiphat:

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  11. crispi

    crispi Vinyl Archaeologist

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    :yikes: You are absolutely right!
    What a stupid mistake on my part.
     
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  12. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    First listen to CD 12 from "RCA Living Stereo Vol. 2".

    "Rossini Overtures" performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra led by Fritz Reiner.

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  13. vanhooserd

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    I wonder if you've heard music like that on the CD of Joan Tower compositions played by the Nashville Symphony Orchestra that I recently posted. Some of it is very percussive, but the whole orchestra gets a work-out. In fact 'Concerto for Orchestra' is one of the three pieces. I don't find the music too difficult or abstract. If I find fault it would be more in the music making such a strenuous effort to dazzle the audience & keep the excitement level constantly high, to really put on show that wows the crowd.
     
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  14. vanhooserd

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    Philips CD from 1999, when Universal Music was still issuing new recordings with the Philips label. The 21 pieces, originally for piano four-hands, are arranged for orchestra by Brahms, Dvorak, Fischer & others. As far as possible the notes give the popular music & folk origins of the tunes. Recorded in the Italian Institute, Budapest, 11/98.
     
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  15. bigstar87

    bigstar87 Forum Resident

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    from the RCA Living Stereo Vol. 2:
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    I'm not the biggest Liszt fan but I really enjoyed most of this. Liebestraum No. 3 is incredible
     
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  16. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    First listen to opera 3 from "Leontyne Price - Prima Donna Assoluta - Her Ultimate Opera Recordings" on Sony.

    "Verdi - Ernani" performed by the RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra And Chorus conducted by Thomas Schippers.

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  17. crispi

    crispi Vinyl Archaeologist

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    Duruflé Requiem conducted by Andrew Davis with Kiri Te Kanawa

    One of my favourite things about this work, the organ part, is replaced by orchestra in this version :mad:

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  18. Soulpope

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    (CD Decca Universal Music Japan UCCD-9938 SHM-CD) 2014 .... recorded October 1956 (Brahms) and March 1969 (Schubert) .... Josef Krips + Wiener Philharmoniker obviously a match made in heaven ....
     
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  19. crispi

    crispi Vinyl Archaeologist

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    Mahler’s 5th conducted by Georg Solti // Decca ffss UK
     
  20. coopmv

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

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    Here are my only CD by Krips ...

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  21. SteelyTom

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    Kicking off a chilly Fat Tuesday with this one.

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  22. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Thanks. By the way, I wasn't the one who mentioned percussion :)
     
  23. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

    CD. I have his earlier analog 7th with Philly on vinyl. That one was never released on CD to the best of my knowledge, which is a shame since I think it's one of the great 7ths. This one is still an enjoyable listen.

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  24. julesd68

    julesd68 Forum Resident

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    It would be interesting to see after a year of Rattle at the LSO whether audiences have gone up or down. They may not be forthcoming with the information though ...

    I will also keep an eye on the programming to see how things develop. However, I'm much more likely to attend a concert there with guest conductors, whatever the music.
     
  25. DeepFloyd11

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    Good idea! I'll play the only version I own so far. On the TT...:tiphat:

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