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    Beethoven

    Piano Sonatas 17-16 & 21


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    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    Dunkel ist das Leben, ist der Tod...



    Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde. James King, Janet Baker, Bernard Haitink, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

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    Kaspars Putnins leading the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir in Alfred Schnittke's "Psalms of Repentance", "Magnificat" and "Nunc Dimittis":

    I love music. I want music. I need music.

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    Mendelssohn in Birmingham, Vol. 2


    Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 11/Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 'Scottish'/Ruy Blas Overture, Op. 95


    City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner.

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    John Adams ; Harmonium/ Sergei Rachmaninoff* The Bells, Op. 35

    Renée Fleming, Karl Dent, Victor Ledbetter **

    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra- Robert Shaw.

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    Bach: Magnificat & Motets

    Markus Schafer (tenor), Rebecca Martin (mezzo-soprano), Klaus Mertens (bass), Sibylla Rubens (soprano)

    Windsbacher Boys Choir, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Karl-Friedrich Beringer.

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    Tristan und Isolde, Barenboim, Berliner Philharmoniker. Scene 5, disc 2. The sound is sumptuous.

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    "The way out is through the door. Why is it that no one will use this method?"
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    "In Spring! In the creation of art it must be as it is in Spring!" -Arnold Schoenberg

    "We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made us." -Jean-Paul Sartre

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    Bargiel - Overture to a Tragedy (Vasilyev/Toccata)
    Bruckner - Symphony #00 (Skrowaczewski/Oehms)
    "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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    Quatuor pour la fin du temps , also known by its English title Quartet for the End of Time, is a piece of chamber music by the French composer Olivier Messiaen. It was premiered in 1941. The piece is scored for clarinet (in B-flat), violin, cello, and piano

    Messiaen wrote the piece while a prisoner of war in German captivity and it was first performed by his fellow prisoners. It has come to be recognized as one of his most important works.

    Messiaen was 31 years old when France entered World War II. He was captured by the German army in June 1940 and imprisoned in Stalag VIII-A, a prisoner-of-war camp in Görlitz, Germany (now Zgorzelec, Poland).

    While in transit to the camp, Messiaen showed the clarinetist Henri Akoka, also a prisoner, the sketches for what would become Abîme des oiseaux. Two other professional musicians, violinist Jean le Boulaire and cellist Étienne Pasquier, were among his fellow prisoners, and after he managed to obtain some paper and a small pencil from a sympathetic guard, Messiaen wrote a short trio for them; this piece developed into the Quatuor for the same trio with himself at the piano.

    The quartet was premiered at the camp, outdoors and in the rain, on 15 January 1941. The musicians had decrepit instruments and an audience of about 400 fellow prisoners and guards. The cello was bought with donations from camp members.

    Messiaen later recalled: "Never was I listened to with such rapt attention and comprehension."

    Messiaen wrote in the Preface to the score that the work was inspired by text from the Book of Revelation (Rev 10:1–2, 5–7, King James Version):

    And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire ... and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth .... And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever and ever ... that there should be time no longer: But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished ...






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    Brahms: Intermezzi (3), Op. 117/ Klavierstücke (6), Op. 118/ Ballades (4), Op. 10




    Michel Dalberto (piano)

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    earlier:
    Olivier Greif: Sonata for two cellos “The Battle of Agincourt”; String Quartet no. 2 with three sonnets by Shakespeare
    Ensemble Syntonia; Patrick Langot and Agnès Vesterman, cellos; Alain Buet, baritone (zigzag)



    Olivier Greif: “The Meeting of the Waters”. Works for Violin and Piano
    Stéphanie Moraly, violin; Romain David, piano (triton)




    now:
    Shostakovich: Trio nos. 1 and 2; Copland: Trio “Vitebsk”
    Trio Wanderer (harmonia mundi)


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    Quote Originally Posted by bejart View Post


    Feliz Mendelssohn (1809-1847): Overture "The Hebrides", Op.26

    Claudio Abbado directing the London Symphony Orchestra

    I see you appear to be straying a little outside your standard time-zone Bejart
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    Keeping with yesterday's 2nd Symphony theme:

    Schumann, Symphony No 2 - Orchestre Revoltionairre et Romantic, John Eliot Gardiner.



    Schumann Symphonies Gardiner.jpg

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    Yesterday I listened to Weissenberg's Suite Bergamasques (Debussy) Today a different recording, this time from Samson Francois.

    A dramatic difference. Weissenberg so precise, so rhythmically taut (the ostinato figure in the last movement, Passepied, is executed with amazing precision and energy). Francois, more poetry, but not as technically immaculate.




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