Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by bluemooze, Feb 22, 2017.
Playing Elgar's Sea Pictures, Vaughan William's Songs of Travel and Britten's Serenade.
Munch, Szell, Solti with the VPO (one of the first five CDs I ever bought). Toscanini with the Philadelphia Orchestra (my imprint version). I used to have a cassette of Gerard Schwarz leading the New York Chamber Symphony live. The best concert I ever heard them give.
Nah - that's these guys. (Modest Mouse)
As a young child I found Night on Bare Mountain both scary and confusing. My family used to take day trips to Bear Mountain (nearby up the Hudson river). I thought that was the reference.
A couple of years ago, Presto made Brilliant's classical guitar music megabox available in four separate downloads. Pricing was bargain basement, and I bought two. The problem was that they came without a booklet, and though the metadata included the composer and work, it did not include the performers' names. Since the downloads had a lot of music I did not otherwise own, I kept them. I separated out the Bach, for close listening purposes, and the remaining 8 hours (122 tracks) has become choice background music (shuffled, even at the expense of breaking up suites). I will have it on today, as I try to parse Brian Greene's explanation of quantum mechanics.
Thanks I will keep my eyes open for those
Will continue with this great set. Britten's Les Illuminations, Delius Sea Drift and Vaughan William's On Wenlock Edge.
Frank Martin: Concerto for 7 Wind Instruments, Timpani, Percussion and Strings
Ansermet / L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
London 1990 (Recorded 1961).
Herbert Howells in this kind of music was so special.
“This historic broadcast of Il Trovatore was recorded at Jussi Björling's last performance at the Swedish Royal Opera House in 1960, the scene where he made his opera debut in 1930. His counterpart was the legendary Hjördis Schymberg performing the role Leonora.”
I have this CD by way of the following box ...
Did the orchestral phase prompt any interest or sticking to the piano? Will have a listen to this.
It was available on vinyl on O.A.S.I. in the States, maybe other 'alternative' labels too. It must have been issued on CD somewhere as I see a digital download available on Presto Classical.
They are both quite good. Misha Dichter made a good number of recordings for Philips back in the analog days but he shifted his focus more to giving recitals and literally disappeared from the recording studios. I attended a recital by him in the early 2000's in Westchester County, a suburb of NYC. Edo de Waart is an excellent conductor though he has been a bit overshadowed by Bernard Haitink over the years ...
First listen to new arrival "Baroque" performed by Nicola Benedetti with The Benedetti Baroque Orchestra on Decca.
Now listening to Mahler 2 with Bernard Haitink/Concertgebouw Orchestra, Roberta Alexander and Jard van Nes, from the "Eurovision Kerstmatinees" box; broadcast on TV on Christmas Day 1981.
I’m assuming these concerts are/were unrelated to the other Eurovision?
"Eurovision" simply means a TV broadcast in several European countries.
Ah! Must be a legacy of our semi-detached status, here in the UK the phrase is synonymous with the song contest, to the point where I thought it was a brand name.
Eurovision is the international television network of the European Broadcasting Union.
Prompted me to read the review, somewhat damned with faint praise.
Personally enjoyed the two dozen or so Ormandy CDs I have. Looks like an excellent box.
I am listening to two piano sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti on Sirius XM right now. I have long been afraid of Scarlatti's music. I found it too difficult but these two sonatas sound very accessible and profound. The pieces really speak to me and encourage me (to want) to listen to more Scarlatti.
Now playing: George Enescu - Première Sonate Op.24; Hommage à Fauré; Prélude Et Fugue - Cristian Petrescu - recorded 1994, 1995
CD2 of this set:
On the tape deck: Bach Brandenburg Concertos.
Karl Ristenpart / Chamber Orchestra of the Saar
Nonesuch 4-Track Stereo Tape / Manufactured by Ampex USA / I bought this tape in 1970.
Originally recorded by Le Club Français Du Disque, Paris, ca. 1965.
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