Listenin' to Classical Music and Conversation

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

  1. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

    CD

    Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No. 1

    Weber: Invitation to the Dance, Op. 65

    Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre, Op. 40

    Strauss: Salome, Dance of the Seven Veils

    Schmitt: La Tragédie de Salomé, Op. 50

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Paul Paray



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  2. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

    Location:
    NYC
    And it suffered for it. The music by Sufjan Stevens struck me as energetic but empty. This led to empty choreography by Justin Peck (best known at this point for choreographing Spielberg's West Side Story). I've liked several works by Peck, including one to the music of Stevens, but not this.

    On the other hand both Balanchine (Stravinsky) and Alexei Ratmansky (DSCH) were clearly inspired by the music. I've seen the Stravinsky before, but the Ratmansky was new to me. It's set to Shostakovich's second piano concerto, and the the dance adds even more color to the score. The energetic dancing to the first movement immediately became something for which I would shout encore. The exhausted dancers, however, might not have appreciated it. :)
     
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  3. Ian Roberts

    Ian Roberts Cymru Am Byth

    Location:
    Wales
    Discovered this by accident maybe two years ago and bought the cd. Not normally a choral music fan but this appeals to me.

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  4. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

    Location:
    Davis, CA
  5. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Now playing CD32 from the following box for a first listen ...

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    1 Bagatelle In A Minor “Für Elise” Woo 59
    Composed By – Ludwig van Beethoven
    3:03
    2 Moment Musical In F Minor D 780/3
    Composed By – Franz Schubert
    1:47
    3 Song Without Words In A Major “Spring Song” Op. 62/6
    Composed By – Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
    2:29
    4 12 Piano Variations In C Major On “Ah, Vous Dirai-je, Maman”
    Composed By – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    12:14
    5 Humoresque In G-flat Major Op. 101/7
    Composed By – Antonín Dvořák
    3:22
    6 Air With Variations “The Harmonious Blacksmith” Hwv 430/4
    Composed By – Georg Friedrich Händel
    4:14
    7 Minuet In G Major Woo 10/2
    Composed By – Ludwig van Beethoven
    2:20
    8 Fröhlicher Landmann, von Der Arbeit Zurückkehrend Op. 68/10
    Composed By – Robert Schumann
    0:46
    9 June: Barcarolle Op. 37a/6
    Composed By – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    4:35
    10 Jeux D’eau M 30
    Composed By – Maurice Ravel
    5:17
    11 Arabesque No. 1 L 66/1
    Composed By – Claude Debussy
    3:16
    12 Danza Ritual Del Fuego
    Composed By – Manuel De Falla
    4:03
    13 Rêverie L 68
    Composed By – Claude Debussy
    Bagatelle In A Minor “Für Elise” Woo 59
    Composed By – Ludwig van Beethoven
    Composed By – Ludwig van Beethoven
    3:03
    2 Moment Musical In F Minor D 780/3
    Composed By – Franz Schubert
    Composed By – Franz Schubert
    1:47
    3 Song Without Words In A Major “Spring Song” Op. 62/6
    Composed By – Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
    Composed By – Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
    2:29
    4 12 Piano Variations In C Major On “Ah, Vous Dirai-je, Maman”
    Composed By – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Composed By – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    12:14
    5 Humoresque In G-flat Major Op. 101/7
    Composed By – Antonín Dvořák
    Composed By – Antonín Dvořák
    3:22
    6 Air With Variations “The Harmonious Blacksmith” Hwv 430/4
    Composed By – Georg Friedrich Händel
    Composed By – Georg Friedrich Händel
    4:14
    7 Minuet In G Major Woo 10/2
    Composed By – Ludwig van Beethoven
    Composed By – Ludwig van Beethoven
    2:20
    8 Fröhlicher Landmann, von Der Arbeit Zurückkehrend Op. 68/10
    Composed By – Robert Schumann
    0:46
    9 June: Barcarolle Op. 37a/6
    Composed By – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    4:35
    10 Jeux D’eau M 30
    Composed By – Maurice Ravel
    5:17
    11 Arabesque No. 1 L 66/1
    Composed By – Claude Debussy
    3:16
    12 Danza Ritual Del Fuego
    Composed By – Manuel De Falla
    4:03
    13 Rêverie L 68
    Composed By – Claude Debussy
    3:45
    14 Marcia Alla Turca Op. 113/4
    Composed By – Ludwig van Beethoven
    2:01
     
  6. John DeAngelis

    John DeAngelis Senior Member

    Location:
    New York, NY
    It might be a promo copy.
     
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  7. bluemooze

    bluemooze Senior Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Frenchtown NJ USA
    Listening to "Guillaume Du Fay - Missa Sancti Jacobi" performed by La Reverdie on Arcana.
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  8. Alexlotl

    Alexlotl Forum Resident

    Location:
    York, UK
    Now listening to a new arrival:

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    GF Handel - Coronation Anthems - Preston/English Concert, Choir of Westminster Abbey, Trevor Pinnock (organ)

    I was initially confused by the absence of this disc from the Big Ugly Pinnock Handel box, but the reason is presumably it's rather counter-intuitive division of labour; famed organist Simon Preston conducts, while famed conductor Trevor Pinnock plays organ! I'm guessing Preston's greater experience as a choral conductor may explain this? This is also quite a short CD for the classical genre, clocking in at a little over 37 minutes.

    Anyway, I always meant to pick this up, and spotted it cheaply while putting together a MusicMagpie bundle to qualify for 20% off. I figure prices will probably go up next year, when the first coronation in 70 years looms large.
     
  9. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

    Location:
    Davis, CA
  10. bluemooze

    bluemooze Senior Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Frenchtown NJ USA
    Listening to CD 8 from the "The Bach Recordings" on L'Oiseau-Lyre.

    Suite BWV 819 & 818a / Allemande BWV 819a / French Suites BWV 812 & 813 performed by Christopher Hogwood

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  11. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    :edthumbs: The great Simon Preston, the outstanding English organist. I still have his Complete Bach Organ Works in shrinkwrap and hopefully start listening during the winter months ...
     
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  12. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Now playing the following CD from my growing Buxtehude collection for a second listen ...

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  13. Alexlotl

    Alexlotl Forum Resident

    Location:
    York, UK
    Just a lovely disc. I have the same programme played by Staier with the Freiburg Barockorchester coming in the post, which will be an interesting comparison. I generally prefer HIP interpretations, and it has glowing reviews even with HIP-skeptics, but I'd be very surprised if it can depose this Bavouzet disc in my affections!
     
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  14. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Senior Member

    Location:
    Nashville,TN
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    RCA Red Seal CRL2-3242, 2-LP set, issued 3/79. Recorded 12/16-18/77, Victoria Hall, Geneva. Producer: Charles Gerhardt. Engineer: James Lock. Gerhardt produced a long series of recordings for RCA & Readers Digest, as well as occasionally conducting. I have a CD box set of him conducting classic film scores for RCA. Like most of his productions, this was recorded by a Decca team. Dig the Fantasy paperback novel cover art.
     
  15. Walter H

    Walter H Santa's Helper

    Location:
    New Hampshire, USA
    In the 1950s Angels were pressed in England, and so identified on the labels. The switch to US mastering and pressing seems to have coincided with the introduction of stereo LPs.
     
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  16. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Nice history to know. So this is why there is this EMI Angel Studio logo on the cover of many early day EMI CD's?
     
  17. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Senior Member

    Location:
    Nashville,TN
    EMI created Angel as a U.S. label in 1953 after the end of a relationship with Columbia which saw Columbia issuing EMI recordings in the U.S. In 1955 EMI bought Capitol and had access to Capitol's pressing plants. By 1957 they had moved the pressing of Angel LPs to Capitol in the U.S. The Angel trademark goes all the way back to 1898, when it was used by The Gramophone Company, one of the companies that later formed EMI.
     
  18. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
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  19. Klavier

    Klavier Forum Resident

    Location:
    Abyss
    Excellent playing and very good/natural sound.

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  20. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Now playing CD3 from the following box for a second listen ...

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  21. Karnak

    Karnak "Come out under the stars of Egypt..."

    CD 8 of the "Symphonies And Orchestral Works . Sir Adrian Boult" set. Piano Concerto, Job EMI Classics, 1999.
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  22. Steve Minkin

    Steve Minkin Senior Member

    Location:
    Healdsburg CA
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    Mozart: The 5 Violin Concertos (Perlman/ Levine) [CD 2]
     
  23. bluemooze

    bluemooze Senior Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Frenchtown NJ USA
    Listening to "Beatrice Rana - Silver Medalist" on Harmonia Mundi.

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  24. coopmv

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

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

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  25. CMT

    CMT Forum Resident

    On the turntable: Another excellent Crossroads release.

    Janáček Quartet – Brahms The Complete Quartets
    Crossroads – 22 26 0010

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