Listenin' to Classical Music and Conversation

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

  1. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    Davis, CA
    I'm in Yolo County, and much of it will lose power, but my actual town will probably escape the blackout.
     
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  2. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    :edthumbs: How is his Chopin? I only have his Mozart Piano Concertos ...
     
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  3. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Frenchtown NJ USA
    First listen to CD 19 from "Alfred Brendel - Complete Recordings" on Decca.

    Mozart - Piano Concertos Nos. 20 (K466) & 21 (K467) The Academy of St. Martin-In-The-Fields & Sir Neville Marriner

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  4. royzak2000

    royzak2000 Forum Resident

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    It is based on a beautiful theme by Purcell were each segment of the orchestra is used just to show kids how it works, but Britten, as you would expect, turns this into something so special.
     
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  5. JuniorMaineGuide

    JuniorMaineGuide Forum Resident

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    Enjoying the Cuarteto Casals today. Sadly their releases seem to be OOP at most retailers.

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    Schubert: Quartets D. 87 & D. 887. Cuarteto Casals, Harmonia Mundi.

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    Metamorphosis: Bartók / Ligeti / Kurtág. Cuarteto Casals, Harmonia Mundi.
     
  6. royzak2000

    royzak2000 Forum Resident

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    London,England
    This is just daft but so well chosen I would love to meet the guy who did it. if it was a guy.
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  7. HiResGeek

    HiResGeek Seer of visions

    Location:
    Boston
    In honor of the great Camille Saint-Saëns' birthday (which also, coincidentally, happens to be my birthday), I listened to an excellent version of the "Organ" Symphony today:

    Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 ("Avec orgue")
    Detroit Symphony Orchestra & Paul Paray
    Marcel Dupré, organ
    MLP

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  8. lwh1

    lwh1 Forum Resident

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    Kent, England
    And the performance of the 'Simple Symphony' is equally wonderful.
    One of my all-time favourite discs.
     
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  9. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Frenchtown NJ USA
    First listen to CD 2 from "The Ligeti Project" on Warner.

    Lontano / Atmospheres / San Francisco Polyphony / Concert romanesc performed by the Berliner Philharmoniker led by Jonathon Nott

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  10. royzak2000

    royzak2000 Forum Resident

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    London,England
    Not my goto I have lots on vinyl but I do like this.
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  11. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Frenchtown NJ USA
    Happy Birthday :cheers:
     
  12. royzak2000

    royzak2000 Forum Resident

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    London,England
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    Beautiful
     
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  13. royzak2000

    royzak2000 Forum Resident

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    Don't understand how people can not see the beauty in this music, Boulez Pli Salon Pli is about as beautiful and romantic as anything.
     
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  14. Wes H

    Wes H Forum Resident

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    Virginia
    Good to see you posting again. :righton:
     
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  15. HiResGeek

    HiResGeek Seer of visions

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    Boston
    Lots of folks struggle with twentieth century chromaticism and twelve-tone stuff. I happen to enjoy a lot of it, but it took time for me to come around. I think part of it has to do with the fact that most popular music and music we hear as kids is extremely tonal in a very conservative way and that limited type of music "colors" people's ears at an early age, so that when they hear something that doesn't conform to that narrow sound palate, it sounds "wrong" to their ears.

    That said, I'm glad I finally warmed up to it, personally. There is a lot of beautiful music from the past century that is worth hearing, and sadly many people have drawn a line which prevents them from hearing it with open minds / ears.
     
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  16. Luisboa

    Luisboa Forum Resident

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    Coimbra, Portugal
    I did now. Quite revelatory. Thanks for the tip. There were moments in this performance really top of the game. I guess it opened more widely my views and ears to the 3rd Lutoslawski symphony.
    As for Lintu the only thing I heard from him was is Sibelius cycle, which was right there high with best ones. I guess I have to keep my eyes more often in what he is doing. He was in Portugal last year but I couldn't attend to his concert. I hope he comes back soon, I will be there. And by the way, the man got style conducting, if that counts. :cool:
     
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  17. fdsfd

    fdsfd Forum Resident

    Location:
    Istanbul
    A short listen before I doze off,

    John Browning playing Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Liszt, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Schubert, Claude Debussy ‎– Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue; Mephisto Waltz; Nocturne In D-flat & Grande Valse Brillante; Impromptu In B-flat ("Rosamunde" Variations); Reflections In The Water

    (cheers, discogs!)

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  18. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Sony recently released his complete RCA and Columbia recordings:

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  19. JuniorMaineGuide

    JuniorMaineGuide Forum Resident

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    Denver, Colorado
    Now playing this, inspired by the Boulez discussion:
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    Boulez: Sur Incises, Messagesquisse and Anthèmes 2. Jean-Guihen Queyras, Hae-Sun Kang, Ensemble InterContemporain, Ensemble de Violoncelles de Paris. DG 20/21
     
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  20. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    Davis, CA
    Disc one. Fantastic playing, and very good mono sound (rather surprising since the concert was in 1973).

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  21. Rose River Bear

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  22. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    Davis, CA
    The C minor Fantasy and Sonata from this excellent set. The SACD audio is superbly life-like.

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  23. DeepFloyd11

    DeepFloyd11 Lady Eclectic

    Location:
    Canada
    Thanks! Had a busy, sometimes stressful summer....:goodie:
     
  24. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Now playing the following CD, a recent arrival for a first listen ...

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  25. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    Not that it is out of the realm of possibility but, I admit I have never heard of that pianist. I take it her speciality is Russian Piano works?;)
     

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