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    Jean Sibelius--Symphony No.2 in D, Op.43 and Symphony No.3 in C , Op.52, featuring the Paavo Berglund led Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
    Jean Sibelius--Symphonies Nos.2 and 3 {again, I know} this time traversed by Maurice Abravanel and the Utah Symphony Orchestra.
    I am trying to see--um, hear--if I can ascertain any differences or nuances by listening to these melodic works back to back as handled by two different conductors and orchestras. I will say that--on balance--I found the Berglund/BSO rendition to be richer and deeper, with more "spaciousness"{?} than the Abravanel/USO reading, perhaps because--at least to my ears--it sounded as if Maestro Berglund took these Sibelius works--especially the Second--at a much slower tempo, which somehow lets the music "breathe" more and attain more of its inherent magnificence. Next up, I shall listen to Lorin Maazel and the Vienna Philharmonic's version of these two wonderful symphonies, as I have three complete Sibelius "cycles".
    Carl Nielsen--Symphony No.4, Op.29 {"Inextinguishable"} and Symphony No.5, Op.50, both performed by the London Symphony Orchestra under Ole Schmidt.
    Carl Nielsen--Symphonies Nos.4 and 5, this time featuring Michael Schonwandt and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krummhorn View Post
    A new thread for the same subject matter.

    The previous thread, Current Listening Vol I, was hogging lots of resources on our servers trying to load well over 4000 pages of postings (over 1,000,000 posts) for each user with each access.

    We've created this new volume to continue posting.

    Thanks for your kind understanding.
    Ah! That explains why I wasn't able to view it before, it couldn't load for me anymore.

    One of the most pretty soundtrack excerpts from one of the latest Miyazaki films, Ponyo. This makes me think of the old Disney fairy tale scores, things like Sleeping Beauty and Snow White, and also extremely Debussy influence. Joe Hisaishi is the composer. Well done to him!!
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    Mehul, Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2

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    It's time for a Mehul revival! Good starting place is Young Henry's Hunt.


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    Albrechtsberger: Concerti for Jew's harp and diverse instruments. Nothing like a good Jew's harp cadenza!



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    A trio of overlooked 20th-century masterworks (all with unusual rhythmic vitality):

    Bartók, Dance Suite (Tanc-Suite), Sz 77 (1923)




    Stravinsky, Le chant du Rossignol (1917)




    Reich, Six Marimbas (1986)


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    Pachelbel's cantata Christ lag in Todesbanden - Constanze Backes, soprano, Roland Wilson, cond.

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    Beethoven Symphony No. 4, played by the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Riccardo Muti. My favorite Beethoven symphony recordings.


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    Sonata for Cello and Piano by Sir Arnold Bax.
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    Bartok Concerto for Orchestra, Dance Suite, Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste
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    Sibelius Symphony 7, Finlandia, Tapiola etc from disk 4
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    Default 12 Poems of Emily Dickinson | Martha Lipton with Copland

    12 Poems of Emily Dickinson (1950) [1of3] | Martha Lipton, mezzo
    Aaron Copland, composer, accompanist
    1. Nature, the gentlest mother
    2. There came a wind like a bugle
    3. Why do they shut me out of Heaven?
    4. The world feels dusty
    Recorded at Columbia Records 30th Street Studio, New York City, NY on December 22, 1950 and April 4, 1952

    12 Poems of Emily Dickinson [2of3] | Martha Lipton, mezzo
    Aaron Copland, composer, accompanist
    5. Heart, we will forget him
    6. Dear March, come in!
    7. Sleep is supposed to be
    8. When they come back

    12 Poems of Emily Dickinson [3of3] | Martha Lipton, mezzo
    Aaron Copland, composer, accompanist
    9. I felt a funeral in my brain
    10. I've heard an organ talk sometimes
    11. Going to Heaven!
    12. The chariot

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    Bach's Cantata 4 - Fritz Lehmann, cond. (1950)

    with 25 year old Fischer-Dieskau in one of his earliest recordings

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    Peter Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 5 in E minor (Evgeny Mravinsky; Leningrader Philharmonie).

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    G. F. Händel - Messiah - 'And with his stripes' (Karl Richter; Donath; Reynolds; Burrows; McIntyre; John Alldis Choir; London Philharmonic Orchestra).

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    Currently listening to this enjoyable performance of Mozart's 12th Piano Concerto...Vladimir Ashkenazy/Philharmonia that I have had for donkey's years..one of my first cd purchases, I think.

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    I think this will be similar...... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYOPDTOoKK8

    Ashkenazy was a pianist that I listened to a great deal...back in the last century?!! Through borrowing or buying his recordings, I came to love & know the Beethoven Piano Sonatas, where each new issue in his cycle was eagerly-awaited at the time...as were so many of his recordings both as a performer and than later, as a conductor.

    Tchaikovsky, Francesca da Rimini, Ashkenazy/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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    Rimsky-Korsakov's Quintet in B flat major - Capricorn

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