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    Alexander Glazunov: Symphony # 1 in E Major, Op. 5, "Slavonian Symphony"




    Vladimir Fedoseyev, Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra





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    Quote Originally Posted by Kontrapunctus View Post
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    Giacinto Scelsi ~ Quattro Pezzi (su una nota sola) (1959)

    Peter Rundel leads the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra.

    "We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.
    And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh."
    -- Nietzsche

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    Recorded 1990, 2008.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Granate View Post
    Mahler
    Symphony No.8
    Sol. Heather Harper, Arleen Auger, Lucia Popp, Helen Watts, Yvonne Minton, René Kollo, John Shirley-Quirk, Martti Talvela
    Wiener Sängerknaben, Wiener Singverein, Wiener Staatsopernchor
    Cond. Georg Solti, CSO, Decca (1972/1999 Remastered Edition)

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    Mahler
    Symphony No.8
    Sol. Anna Reynolds, Norma Procter, Gwenyth Annear, Gwyneth Jones, Erna Spoorenberg, John Mitchinson, Vladimir Ruzdjak, Hans Vollenweider
    Highgate School Boy's Choir, Orpington Junior Singers, Finchley Children's Music Group, Leeds Festival Chorus
    Cond. Leonard Bernstein, LSC&O, Sony Classics (1966/2009 Remastered Edition)


    Introduction 2: Now we are taking god-level recordings, but only one of them is clearly definitive: Solti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Not only the orchestra, the pace and the choirs play on extraterrestrial levels: the sound engineering is the biggest surprise for me. They turn up the power of the organ to blend it with the choir, and the sound is out of any measure. After this, Bernstein is surely knocked down. Indeed his Sony first try is his finest, although probably I have to revisit the DG recording. Both movements are four stars, Bernstein does it justice.
    I'll go ahead and tell you now that the Bernstein DG performance isn't a patch on even the London job - it's recorded in distant, thin sound and was a substitute for a planned Eighth from Amsterdam, Bernstein having died before the project could be completed

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    Quote Originally Posted by KirbyH View Post
    I'll go ahead and tell you now that the Bernstein DG performance isn't a patch on even the London job - it's recorded in distant, thin sound and was a substitute for a planned Eighth from Amsterdam, Bernstein having died before the project could be completed
    Was the Bernstein Mahler 8 video-recorded?

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    For Saturday Symphony listening, Mendelssohn: Symphony 1, w. FrankfurtRSO/Paavo Jarvi (live, June 29, 2014)

    Thanks to YT...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tos7OlK5RhU

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    Quote Originally Posted by KirbyH View Post
    Bella Davidovich is the soloist in the Concerto - took me years to figure that one out as well, and I own the same album.
    It's very gratifying, if a bit scary, that someone is paying that close attention to our posts. There are so many I notice myself beginning to skim read. I'm adding Bella Davidovichto to the catalog entry. Thanks for the research.
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    For TCers who've not heard Suitner's Mahler 2.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=la5lzAW_1XM


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    Quote Originally Posted by KirbyH View Post
    I'll go ahead and tell you now that the Bernstein DG performance isn't a patch on even the London job - it's recorded in distant, thin sound and was a substitute for a planned Eighth from Amsterdam, Bernstein having died before the project could be completed
    LSO/LB is one of my two favorite M8s. I can only think that those who don't like it, don't have the latest remastering.


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    Default Music suitable for browsing Current Listening Vol IV.

    Haydn: Sonata in A-flat, Hob. XVI:46
    Gilbert Kalish, piano



    Haydn seems to be channeling Bach for the first movement of this one. The second movement seems to suspend time. Fantastic!



    Mozart: Flute Quartet in C, K. 258b
    Jean Claude Gerard / The Ensemble Villa Musica



    I'm wondering why Mozart claimed to dislike the flute. I find his flute works among his more enjoyable. There is a lot to admire here. This recording has so much reverb or space it sounds more like an orchestra than a quartet, but that's okay. I prefer a little more space in chamber music.

    (And, my goodness, how those white Naxos album covers disappear when you post them!)


    MENDELSSOHN: Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 66
    Trio Con Brio



    I have no memory of this cover but I suspect it's the same recording.

    I can tell this work is highly engaging, or should be, but I am seldom very wrapped up in it or most other Mendelssohn. Why is that? The works have all the right ingredients. It's maddening. I feel I am missing out.

    If anyone is familiar with this work, is there a famous hymn quoted in that finale? It seems so familiar. . . So, okay. The last movement did engage me after all.
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    SCHUBERT: Piano Trios nos. 1 & 2 / Harrell / Ashkenazy

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