Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, May 29, 2015.
I like them both but, in the few concertos both have recorded, I probably listen to JF more often.
JF is a bit better with baroque works ...
Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
This is a fine recording, but I am also enjoying Christoph von Dohnányi's.
Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 52 "Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise)"
Christoph von Dohnányi
Now enjoying this SACD for a first spin.
First time I saw that. I have all of the works on it but not in surround. Let us know what you think of the performances and sound if you get the chance. Thanks.
Spinning this CD.
The sound is lovely, but it's my first time with these works, so I have nothing to compare to, sorry.
If this is the first time you have heard Britten's Sea Interludes, I think you will be blown away by them....no pun intended.
Think I will give it a go as well.
Now playing the following CD from my Schumann & Franck collection ...
Now enjoying Elgar's first symphony from the above set.
I really like Florence Price’s symphony 3 a lot but nothing else I’ve listened to by her has made much of an impression. Like her violin concerto 1 was good but didn’t really stand out compared to others in the genre. Any suggestions? I do still need to try her other symphonies.
Sorry, I am not familiar with her work. Hopefully others in the thread are. Welcome to the thread!
Now enjoying disc one from this set, a recent find in the used bins for $6. It was originally released on the Dorian label in all digital recordings and later licensed by Brilliant Classics. For awhile, Brilliant had a knack for scooping up some superb OOP recordings.
You're not missing anything.
First off, Satelite Sky, I'll second George's welcome. Thanks for joining the discussion!
Now, as to Florence Price: she has become something of a "flavor of the month" composer lately, but without making a study of it or systematically seeking it out, what I've heard of her music has struck me as well enough crafted but not terribly interesting. Rather the same reaction I've had to just about everything I've ever heard by Clara Schumann (again, in fairness, not all that much). If you're looking for a female composer with more to say, my advice would be to sample Fanny Mendelssohn and Louise Ferenc.
 For a contrary view and more info about Florence Price, you might have a look at a (highly opinionated) blog called "On an Overgrown Path." The blogger there, formerly a senior member of EMI's staff, was an early champion of her music as unjustly neglected. Note: the guy tends to go off at length about Eastern religions, so you'll need to do some wading to get his musical musings.
I'll say if someone wants to hear a great female composer, then they should check out Lili Boulanger. Her life was cut short, but what magnificent music she composed. Stylistically, she's at a crossroads between Fauré and Debussy. Another favorite female composer of mine is Sofia Gubaidulina. Incredible composer.
Now enjoying disc two from this set.
Gabriel Eduard Xavier Dupont 1878-1914
Les Heures Dolentes (1905)
Giuseppe Taccogna, piano
Piano Classics, 2023
Now playing the following CD from my S. Richter collection ...
BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1 (1989, ASV)
Xue Wei/The Philharmonia Kees Bakels
It was high time I returned to my favorite set of the 4 Chopin Ballades, contined in this live recital from 1979.
one example of an interesting eccentric composer,
Les Heures Persanes / The Persian Hours
Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
BACH BOCCERINI Antonio Janigro (2012, Doremi) YouTube playlist
Fine 3 CD set I picked up that I'm just getting into tonight... interesting review.
Enjoying Gould's first recording of the Goldbergs.