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    Listening to Tchaikovsky and Arensky piano Trios, on this here Naxos CD. I never fail to be delighted by the second movement (theme and variations) of the Tchaikovsky piece.


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    JCarmel: 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. . .Tchaikovsky, Francesca da Rimini, Ashkenazy/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    . . . and that Ashkenazy/RPO Romeo and Juliette was one of mine! Cheers.
    "Let me have my own way in exactly everything, and a sunnier and more pleasant creature does not exist." - Thomas Carlyle

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    A little expensive, but... worth every cent.
    60USD on Itunes.

    Just recently found Gulda's work on Beethoven (I know, I know... A bit late).
    Anyway, always knew him for his Mozart and after a year listening to this collection, I would say that he is one of the finest Beethoven Sonata's interpreter in my opinion...
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    Wagner - Siegfried Idyll (Proms 2012)

    BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    Donald Runnicles conductor

    Royal Albert Hall, 3 August 2012


    This is a Wagner in full harmony, giving associations to the free nature, with open fields, singing birds, romantic picnics, grass-eating cows, etc.
    Fine piece.

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    So beautiful theme of Wagner ... what a soul relaly ... many thanks for that .

    This is the best version of this music! Beautifully played! Awesome recording!

    Gute Interpretation, manchmal etwas kühl aber immer sehr stimmig - Bravo !!!


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    The Gents o.l.v. Peter Dijkstra - Live Concert HD

    S.D. Sandström Kyrie & Agnus Dei
    C. Engquist It so Peaceful here Now
    S. Barber A stopwatch and an ordnancemap Heaven - Haven
    F. Biebl Ave Maria
    Eric Whitacre Lux Aurumque
    M. Lauridsen O nata lux (uit: Lux Aeterna)
    W. Willis Swing low, sweet Chariot (arr. Dale Adelmann) Steal Away tot Jesus (arr. Dale Adelmann)
    M. G. Hogan Ev´ry time I feel the Spirit (arr. Dale Adelmann)
    J. Lennon & P. McCartney Here, There And Everywhere
    Billy Joël And so it goes
    Kirby Shaw Plenty good room


    Very enjoyable and varied harmonic singing from this group of men

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    Top notch. Best choir and best chorus master in planet Earth. This is pure treasure of vocal art and performance. But this music is slowly dying. The audience is structured only with old people. I miss younger people in Classical concerts all over Europa. 

    All the members have perfect absolute pitch, without which such delicate and beautiful performances are totally unconceivable. Thanks for the full length upload of this precious concert!


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    Beethoven Symphony 7 London SO Bernard Haitink (2006). Wow what a performance. I had borrowed this from a friend and have ordered the set which is apparently equally good.
    The elan and precision of the final movement is incredible.
    Play it LOUD.

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    Philip Glass' Aguas De Amazonia - Uakti

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    Russia's Cataclysm

    Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky
    Symphony no. VI in B minor, op. 74.
    -Japan Shinsei Symphony Orchestra/Takashi Asahina.

    Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov
    Symphony no. VIII in E-flat major, op. 83.
    -Japan Shinsei Symphony Orchestra/Takashi Asahina.

    Sergey Rachmaninoff
    Symphony no. I in D minor, op. 13.
    -The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Vladimir Ashkenazy.

    Nikolai Myaskovsky
    Symphony no. VI in E-flat minor, op. 23.
    -The Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/Neemi Jarvi.

    Dmitry Kabalevsky
    Concerto for Cello & Orchestra no. II, op. 77.
    -Raphael Wallfisch, cello.
    -The London Philharmonic Orchestra/Bryden Thomson.

    Alexander Scriabin
    Symphony no. III in C minor "The Divine Poem", op. 43.
    -The Philadelphia Orchestra/Riccardo Muti.
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    Tchaikovsky 6 Tzeknavorian

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    Khachaturian crumbs


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    "Music in any generation is not what the public thinks of it but what the musicians make of it"....Virgil Thomson

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    Hindemith: Trauermusik ∙ hr-Sinfonieorchester ∙ Antoine Tamestit ∙ Paavo Järvi

    Langsam - Ruhig bewegt - Lebhaft - Choral »Für deinen Thron tret ich hiermit«. Sehr langsam ∙

    hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) ∙
    Antoine Tamestit, Viola ∙
    Paavo Järvi, Dirigent ∙

    Alte Oper Frankfurt, 14. Dezember 2012 ∙


    Adventurous and beautiful piece, nicely performed. Love the sound of the viola!

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    To imagine that this piece was written on the same day as it's premiere... such beautiful music.

    So was von schön. Danke!


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    Sampling, for the death day of Clara Schumann (1896).


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    Wagner: Tannhauser (Ohne Worte)
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    Bruckner: Symphony #3
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    Strauss: Eine Heldenleben
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    Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
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    "Any healthy man can go without food for two days - but not without poetry" ~ Charles Baudelaire

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    I enjoyed the Naxos cd of Beethoven's Spring/Kreutzer sonata but it's still not 'right'....I'll have to go back to that Spotify list & see if I can find the interpretation that matches how I ideally feel the music should sound. My Dad had a couple of LP's of the two sonatas but I can only remember one of them...on the cheap 'Fidelity' label with Alan Loveday & Leonard Cassini. I wonder if my fond memories of it would be confounded if I were able to hear it today...probably! Maybe in the future, we might be able to place some apparatus on the head & through wizard technology, be able to perform the music of our choice...just as we might wish it to be played? What a great thing that might be...just imagine being able to sit down and thunder out the opening trills of Brahms Piano Concerto No 1 or play Beethoven's Opus 109 Sonata, with all the transcendent beauty you can muster?!
    In the meantime, I think that I'll make-do with Annie Fischer playing it on my behalf. Last night, I downloaded the score onto my laptop, sat in a comfy chair & concentrated utterly on the music coming out of the loudspeakers.....what a profound experience?!

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    Also in the Icon box is a performance of the first Liszt concerto with Klemperer...a rare recording that receives it's first wide release. And listening to the sound, the energy, the power of the music pouring from this person of diminutive stature was really a most moving thing for me.
    I'm afraid I never can be a 'fan'...I've tried all my life to be one...from being an early-days member of the fan clubs of the Beatles & the Rolling Stones to really appreciating many musicians, artists, operatic 'stars'...I've tried to be a signed-up Fan of theirs...collecting their recordings possibly & things of that nature? But it's no good, I just can't do it!
    But if I could be a Fan of someone's, then maybe I could be one of Annie Fischer's....

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