Listenin' to Classical Music and Conversation

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

  1. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer Forum Resident

    Location:
    Amsterdam
    Now playing: Arthur Honegger - String Quartets 1-3; Pâques à New York - Quatuor Ludwig - recorded 1991

    CD 4 of this set:

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  2. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Sofia Gubaidulina (1931 -)

    NP:

    Stravinsky
    Orpheus
    Philharmonia
    Salonen


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  3. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Sofia Gubaidulina (1931 -)

    NP:

    Shostakovich
    Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47
    USSR State SO
    Svetlanov


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  4. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Now playing the following CD from my JS Bach collection ...

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  5. Wes H

    Wes H Forum Resident

    Location:
    Virginia
    I have the two single-issue LPs of these recordings that were released in the early '70s.
    Superb performances by Lewenthal.
     
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  6. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Sofia Gubaidulina (1931 -)

    One last work for the night:

    Penderecki
    The Dream of Jacob
    Royal Stockholm PO
    Penderecki


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  7. jɑmbo

    jɑmbo Forum Resident

    Location:
    Australia
    I still struggle with a lot of more modern compositions, especially past the romantic era when things get a bit weird with tonality. There were some very enjoyable passages, but some of the more complex sections, which are no doubt technically impressive, don't do anything for me emotionally.

    Hindemith: Violin Concerto

    Isaac Stern (violin)
    Leonard Bernstein
    New York Philharmonic
    1967

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  8. TonyACT

    TonyACT Boxed-in!

    I felt the same when I listened to the Kirchner the other night, much the same as I do with the modern art at the gallery.

    But I persist. Outside of random CDs from boxes, I've built up a collection of 70-80 CDs of 'modern' music which I dip into from time to time as a change of pace. Hopefully one of these days I'll 'get' it :cool:
     
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  9. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Frenchtown NJ USA
    First listen to new arrival, "Couperin / LaLande - Lecons de Tenebres" performed by Emma Kirkby, Agnes Mellon, Charles Medlam and Terence Charlston on BIS.

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  10. Daedalus

    Daedalus I haven't heard it all.....

    I am revisiting a 10CD box set issued by Melodiya commemorating the brilliant Soviet pianist Maria Yudina who was a classmate of Shostakovich and Sofronitsky. Melodiya has done an excellent job restoring the older recordings which are part of the set. Scribendum has issued a larger box of her extent work as they have done with Sofronitsky, et al.[​IMG]
     
  11. Daedalus

    Daedalus I haven't heard it all.....

    You have to love those “6 eyes”. The clean ones I have sound pretty darn good.
     
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  12. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

  13. Daedalus

    Daedalus I haven't heard it all.....

    It took me a while to appreciate Schnittke ( and other “difficult” composers).
     
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  14. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

    Location:
    NYC
    Peter Martins choreographed a ballet to Distant Light. I saw it in Boston, but it was also performed by New York City Ballet. (At the time, I wondered if he re-choreographed it.). I liked the music but not the dance.
     
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  15. Alexlotl

    Alexlotl Forum Resident

    Location:
    York, UK
    CD2 from this set for a first listen:

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    Debussy - Complete Works for Piano Volume 2 - Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

    It's one of those bits-and-pieces discs, and transcribing French isn't my strength, so I won't try and list all the works included - instead, here's the back cover of the original jewel case release:

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  16. JuniorMaineGuide

    JuniorMaineGuide Forum Resident

    Location:
    Boulder, Colorado
    My Bernstein Beethoven CD set doesn’t say why either; only that it was recorded twice.
     
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  17. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Sofia Gubaidulina (1931 -)

    I don’t really see this work being choreographed, but the work itself is what matters. For me, it's one of the great VCs of the post-WWII era.
     
  18. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Sofia Gubaidulina (1931 -)

    Now playing this entire recording:

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  19. sherrill50

    sherrill50 Well-adapted Melomaniac

    Location:
    Mukilteo, WA
    NP this morning, this older, but still delightful, Bach harpsichord recital (compilation) from Trevor Pinnock. I believe this was released about 1990.

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  20. Scourge

    Scourge The Contagion in Nine Steps

    Location:
    US
    I will say this, Columbia pressings, even from the 70's, seem to be well pressed and preserve better than some, ie. they have low surface noise and if they look clean they are clean in my experience. And oftentimes even when they don't look clean (ie. surface marks), they still play clean.
     
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  21. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Sofia Gubaidulina (1931 -)

    NP:

    Myaskovsky
    Symphony No. 24 In F Minor, Op. 63, "To The Memory Of Vladimir Derzhanovsky”
    Russian Federation Academic SO
    Svetlanov


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  22. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Frenchtown NJ USA
    First listen to new arrival "Josquin - Missa "Ave maris stella" / Motets & Chansons" performed by the Taverner Consort & Choir directed by Andrew Parrott on EMI.


    Motet:
    Illibata Dei Virgo Nutrix

    Chansons:
    Adieu Mes Amours
    Plaine De Dueil
    Je N'ose Plus
    Que Vous Ma Dame
    In Te Domine Speravi
    Regretz Sans Fin
    Ave Maris Stella
    Missa "Ave Maris Stella"
    Kyrie
    Gloria
    Letabundus
    Credo
    Sanctus
    Benedictus
    Agnus Dei

    Motets:
    Gaude Virgo, Mater Christi
    Salve Regina

    1993

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  23. JuniorMaineGuide

    JuniorMaineGuide Forum Resident

    Location:
    Boulder, Colorado
    I'm enjoying Ormandy's recording of Shostakovich's 10th Symphony with Philadelphia on the Sony Essential Classics line right now. For a long time I never had much interest in Ormandy, I think because my impression was that he kind of straddled the line with "pops" repertoire. Happily I've remedied that misconception; this is a satisfying recording of what was at the time still new music.
     
  24. TonyACT

    TonyACT Boxed-in!

    What are your thoughts on this box?

    It's one I've been looking at exploring, it would be a new composer for me.
     
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  25. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Sofia Gubaidulina (1931 -)

    If you like Soviet Era symphonists then Myaskovsky is must!
     
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