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Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, May 29, 2015.

  1. Slice

    Slice Fan Of Rock

    Keller, TX
    Ronnie James Dio said that he & Ritchie Blackmore liked Bach, and Dio liked Beethoven, too, but Ritchie didn't much.
    Good evening to ya!
  2. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

    west of sun valley
    Cello Concertos 1 & 2
    The Carnival of the Animals
    Neeme Jarvi
    Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
    Chandos, 2016
    Everything is well done, but I preferred the recording of Africa with Louis Lortie, piano.
    The orchestral recording of The Carnival of the Animals is good, but I prefer the original chamber composition version with the Capucons, Frank Braley, d'Alberto, Emmanuel Pahud etc below on Erato:
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  3. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    Well, now how's that for coincidence? I was just listening to the Africa Fantasy myself, albeit not in the same recording. Here's the one I was playing:


    The pianist is one Gwendolyn Mok. I know little or nothing about her, but no one involved here need be less than proud of the result. The SACD contains several less familiar Saint-Saens scores as well, all also well played.

    My own favorite Carnival of the Animals, as it has been from the day I first brought it home from the local public library as a kid, is this one:


    I was sad to see that Hugh Downs, who reads the Ogden Nash "incidental poems" here, died a few weeks ago.

    At midnight in the museum hall
    The fossils gathered for a ball
    There were no drums or saxophones,
    But just the clatter of their bones,
    A rolling, rattling, carefree circus
    Of mammoth polkas and mazurkas.
    Pterodactyls and brontosauruses
    Sang ghostly prehistoric choruses.
    Amid the mastodontic wassail
    I caught the eye of one small fossil.
    "Cheer up, sad world," he said, and winked-
    "It's kind of fun to be extinct."

    RIP Mr. Downs. You helped a young traveler in music get off to a happy start.
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  4. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

    west of sun valley
    Throughout the day I enjoyed this 3-disc set of the Original Works for Violin & Keyboard by CPE Bach. Excellent sound and playing. Played on a Stradivarius and Steinway.
    CPE Bach
    Complete Original Works for Violin & Keyboard
    Tamsin Waley-Cohen, violin; James Baillieu, piano
    Signum, 2019
    3 CDs
  5. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
  6. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

    west of sun valley
    No thanks. For me they were overly repetitive and irritating.
    Gorecki: String quartets 1 & 2
    Tippett Quartet
    Naxos, 2018
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  7. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Another one I need!

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