Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by bluemooze, Feb 22, 2017.
Now playing the following CD from my Mussorgsky collection ...
On the turntable: Excellent and beautifully recorded.
Mozart / Anthony Newman – 4 Fortepiano Sonatas, Klaviersonaten KV 309 - 311, 330, The Complete Sonatas, Volume 2
Newport Classic – R110786
Listening to "Virgil Thomson - The Plow That Broke the Plains | The River / Igor Stravinsky - L'Histoire du Soldat - Suite" performed by The Symphony Of The Air conducted by Leopold Stokowski on Vanguard Classics.
Now playing: George Crumb - 5 Pieces for Piano; Little Suite for Christmas, A.D. 1979; Gnomic Variations - Bojan Gorišek - 1996
On the turntable: The other volume
Mozart / Anthony Newman – 4 Fortepiano Sonatas, Klaviersonaten KV 279-282, Volume 1 The Complete Sonatas
Newport Classic – R140764
On the turntable:
Beethoven / Alfred Brendel – Piano Sonatas "Haydn Sonate" Op. 2/3 – "Für Thèrese" Op. 78 – "Fantasie" Op. 27/1
Philips – 6514 176
Now listening to Jaime Laredo Plays Brahms on Spotify - so far I like the piano accompaniment better than Laredo's playing. No idea who's playing the piano.
On the turntable:
John Williams / André Previn, London Symphony Orchestra - Previn / Ponce – Guitar Concerto / Concierto Del Sur
Columbia Masterworks – M 31963
On the turntable...a nice evening for some lighter music.
On the turntable...time for more Giulini.
Import Cds has a much lower pre-order price on the Laredo.
Jaime Laredo The Complete RCA & Columbia Album Collection Boxed Set, With Booklet, Clamshell Packaging, Germany - Import on ImportCDs
Alexander Glazunov - Raymonda - Scottish NO, Neeme Järvi - recorded 1986
Not the Sokolov I am familiar with ...
I always seem to find moments of serendipity in this thread.
I, too, was listening to that Giulini Brahms recording earlier, and right after that, Paillard conducting Debussy:
On the turntable:
Reger / String Trio Bell' Arte - Bell' Arte Ensemble - Aurèle Nicolet – The Complete Chamber Music Vol. 1
VOX – SVBX 586
These kinds of things happen from time to time...so cool!
In the disc player...Bruckner 4 from this set.
Now playing: Franz Schreker - Nachtstück, Kammersymphonie; Fantastic Overture, Op.15 - Gran Canaria PO, Pedro Halffter - 2009
A great box with excellent Mozart Symphonies. I bought mine a number of years ago ...
Is this available on CD somewhere ?????
...and... tonight too, on the turnable, I'm discovering Paillard's Brandenburgs with the version below. I'd say quite a wonderful recording and performance by the superstars. The room they recorded in has lots of reberb, and I'm not sure if I don't prefer some drier versions I'm more used to (namely Karl Richter's on Archiv), for this kind of music. One of the slow movements (I think the one from #5 in D major) is really slow for my taste... Otherwise, I'd sure recommend it.
Paillard's own liner notes are very rich in musicological details and technicalities, which the connoisseur (= not me!) will appreciate.
I have the following twofer. IIRC, Solti did not record that many Tchaikovsky Symphonies ...
Very few guitarists attempt Haydn transcriptions, mainly because they are incredibly difficult, but nothing seems difficult for Galbraith!
Piano Concerto No. 5 in G major, Op. 55
I haven’t spent much time with the last two PCs from Prokofiev, I needed to rectify this tonight. This is quite a good concerto --- there is some haunting music within it.
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