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    Listening to Tchaikovsky's Francesca da Rimini from this set of orchestral works, played by Russian National Orchestra and Mikhail Pletnev


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    Quote Originally Posted by hpowders View Post
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    FJ Haydn, Symphony #102.
    Boston Baroque, Martin Pearlman.

    One of the best period performances of arguably Haydn's greatest symphony.
    If you have this one and the Davis/ Concergebouw big orchestra performance, you have all the bases covered for this great work.
    Love the baseball metaphors - bases are loaded, Haydn steps up and fires one outta the ball park .

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaydnBearstheClock View Post
    Love the baseball metaphors - bases are loaded, Haydn steps up and fires one outta the ball park .
    Well he sure did with #102!! In my opinion his finest symphonic minuet and finale are found right here. Astonishing composing virtuosity! All I can say is to the great FJ Haydn!

    And if this post overloads the servers due to its rabid emotional content, it was worth it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by millionrainbows View Post
    I made a John Cage mix CD, I wish you all could hear it. It has Fontana Mix, Three Dances for prepared piano, Seventy-Four for orchestra (two versions), and Metamorphosis, an early 1935 piano 12-tone piece.

    I have a Mac G5, and I use a program called Toast to make these CDs. They are all full-resolution AIFF files. This also allows me to copy CDs which I check out from the library. Scan the cover art-in, and it's almost as good as owning the CD.

    Yeah, yeah, I know all about Spotify and all that. I'm old-school. At least I know what my file source is.
    Mind you, with Cage you could mix anything with anything and not really notice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hpowders View Post
    Well he sure did with #102!! In my opinion his finest symphonic minuet and finale are found right here. Incredible composing virtuosity. Practically unbelievable!!! All I can say is to the great FJ Haydn.

    And if this post overloads the servers, it was worth it!
    Well put, hpowders. No. 102 is a very forward-looking symphony and it can be argued that it is the greatest. I do lean towards 104 slightly because of its martial tone and awesome orchestration. 103 and 99 are also way up there, but all of the London symphonies are amazing in my books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaydnBearstheClock View Post
    Well put, hpowders. No. 102 is a very forward-looking symphony and it can be argued that it is the greatest. I do lean towards 104 slightly because of its martial tone and awesome orchestration. 103 and 99 are also way up there, but all of the London symphonies are amazing in my books.
    I didn't like #99 until recently. Now I love it. It could be the most underrated of the 12. It brings out the best in Bernstein, Davis, and Kuijken (period performance). All are excellent, in my opinion.

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    A future release sampled. Schumann: Symphonies 1 - 4, w. BPO/Rattle (Berliner Philharmoniker label, rec. 2013).


    It's taken a long time for Rattle to record these works, and it's a job well done. Performances are from attractive middle-of-the-road readings, and enhanced with probably the best available sound.

    It's a pricey ticket, this CD and Blu-ray package. For a similar outlay, one can obtain most of HvK's symphonic work with the same band (DG Symphony Edition boxset, incl. '71 Schumann cycle).

    For those with the VPO/LB and/or Dresden/Sawallisch Schumann, those recorded performances have not been surpassed.


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    Finishing up some folksy Telemann:

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    Boccherini, La Musica Notturna delle Strade di Madrid - Op 30 n6 (G324) - Jordi Savall.

    http://youtu.be/8dmWAve3Pvk

    Vibrant with a fresh gaiety; wonderful rhythms; I forgot how good Boccherini could be - not to mention Jordi Savall!
    We're looking forward to seeing him in concert at the York Early Music Festival. (Not Boccherini! )
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    Continuing to explore a recent arrival (Kertesz's cyle of the Dvorak symphonies, etc.), together with a few Dvorak chamber favorites:

    Dvořák, Symphony #5 in F major, op. 76, B 54 (1875)
    & Symphony #6 in D major, op. 60, B 112 (1880)




    Dvořák, String Quartet no. 13 in G major, op. 106 (1895)




    Dvořák, Piano Quintet #2 in A major, op. 81, B 155 (1887)

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    I have been listening to 4 beautiful Bach motets, and posted them in my blog

    J.S. Bach: Motet BWV 229 'Komm, Jesu, komm'
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    surely, if there is a heaven, then J S Bach, will be the conductor of the heavenly choirs. Who else???? This music transport you to another world. Merci avrokasslek for this down load.

    J.S. Bach: Motet 'Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf', BWV 226
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    My favourite Bach Motet, written especially for the funeral service of J.H. ERNESTI who was the Rector of the Thomasschule of Leipzig and who died in Oct. 1729. Surprisingly upbeat music for a funeral service but said to reflect the character of the late departed Rector.

    J.S. Bach: Motet BWV 225 'Singet dem Herrn'
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    And God said, let there be J S Bach


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    Quote Originally Posted by HaydnBearstheClock View Post
    Love the baseball metaphors - bases are loaded, Haydn steps up and fires one outta the ball park .
    Can You please stop using parochial sports references, 99% of the known world find them of very little use! If You have an urge to reference sports, please use the ones with a world spread fan base!

    Personally I've been Bicycleting Franz Schubert's Octet this evening!



    The Gaudier Ensemble on Hyperion, very good performance!

    I'm a bit sad that the original "Current Listening" Thread capsized, pity the forum software don't harbour massive undertakings like it..

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    Liszt: Piano Works, w. Ciccolini (rec.1961 - '82).

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    Schubert's 'Der Leiermann'. It gets more haunting every time I listen to it.

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    Mozart: Piano Concerto in D minor
    Mitsuko Uchida, English Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tate

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