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    arrived in the post this morning so first listen...….

    Jarvi and the CSO performing Schmidt's 3rd Symphony and Hindemith's Concerto for Orchestra (Chandos)

    The Schmidt is really quite disconcerting-apparently attractive and genial there is also a subtle sense of unease.
    'so where are the strong, who are the trusted and where is the harmony, sweet harmony?'
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    This one also arrived in the post yesterday: Beethoven, quartets No. 11 in F minor Op. 95 "Serioso," and No. 15 in A minor Op. 132. This almost completes my Guarneri digital cycle, and I already have the complete analog on RCA.

    Beethoven Guarneri op132 200 dpi .jpeg
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    Grieg: Peer Gynt, incidental music, Op. 23

    Barbara Bonney, Marianne Eklöf & Urban Malmberg

    Gösta Ohlin's Vocal Ensemble, Pro Musica Chamber Choir & Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi.

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    Neeme Jarvi leading The Scottish National Orchestra in a performance of Richard Strauss's "Ein Jeldenleben":

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

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    Brahms - Cello Sonata No.1 in E minor, Op. 38
    Jacqueline du Pre - cello
    Daniel Barenboim - piano

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe B View Post
    Neeme Jarvi leading The Scottish National Orchestra in a performance of Richard Strauss's "Ein Jeldenleben":

    The same program is also on a wonderful Telarc disc.


    Arleen Auger (soprano)

    Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Andre Previn.
    Would be surprised if you don't like that one.

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    Ferdinand Hiller ; Piano concertos.


    Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Howard Shelley (piano/conductor)

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    Various operas part thirteen. It's now time for The Big One - this should keep me quiet for the next two or three days.


    Das Rheingold

    Die Walküre

    Siegfried

    Götterdämmerung

    '...a violator of his word, a libertine over head and ears in debt and disgrace, a despiser of domestic ties, the companion of gamblers and demireps, a man who has just closed half a century without a single claim on the gratitude of his country or the respect of posterity...' - Leigh Hunt on the Prince Regent (later George IV).

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    Franz Liszt

    23 Etudes, S139, S141, S144, S145

    Danil Trifonov, piano

    2016

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerx View Post



    Brahms: Double Concerto & Clarinet Quintet##

    Renaud Capuçon (violin) & Gautier Capuçon (cello),

    ##Paul Meyer (clarinet), Renaud Capuçon (violin), Aki Saulière (violin), Gautier Capuçon (cello) & Béatrice Muthelet (viola)

    Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, Myung-Whun Chung.
    They look like they've had a bad night at the casino.
    '...a violator of his word, a libertine over head and ears in debt and disgrace, a despiser of domestic ties, the companion of gamblers and demireps, a man who has just closed half a century without a single claim on the gratitude of his country or the respect of posterity...' - Leigh Hunt on the Prince Regent (later George IV).

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    B. Britten: The Rape of Lucretia, Op. 37
    Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble, led by Oliver Knussen
    Kirchschlager, Bostridge, Gritton, Purves, Russell, Coleman-Wright, Summers, Booth

    Knussen_Britten.jpg

    I consider myself quite a fan of Britten's music - his Violin Concerto is one of my all-time favourites - but his operatic oeuvre is completely unknown to me, apart from a few selected bits I've heard in a symphonic context. Knowing what an important part of his work his operas are, I decided to start working my way thourgh them.

    As far as I can tell, there's nothing wrong with Knussen's inspired performance. It's a pleasure to listen to talented musicians doing their very best like this, and the music kept me interested throughout. I must admit, though, that repeated listenings are very much required to understand this enigmatic chamber opera.

    I love having a vast selection of major works from "big" composers that I've never heard. Not a dull day in sight...

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    Quote Originally Posted by elgars ghost View Post
    They look like they've had a bad night at the casino.
    If they weren't brothers you could think, well fill in...................... what you like

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    ^
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    Janspe, you are in for a treat - from first to last the standard of Britten's operatic output is consistently high.
    '...a violator of his word, a libertine over head and ears in debt and disgrace, a despiser of domestic ties, the companion of gamblers and demireps, a man who has just closed half a century without a single claim on the gratitude of his country or the respect of posterity...' - Leigh Hunt on the Prince Regent (later George IV).

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    Quote Originally Posted by elgars ghost View Post
    Janspe, you are in for a treat - from first to last the standard of Britten's operatic output is consistently high.
    That's very encouraging! I'm definitely looking forward to this project. It would be great to see some of the operas live as well, but I'm not putting my hopes up just yet. The Finnish National Opera has their hands full with the full Ring des Nibelungen at the moment... But perhaps one day!

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    Chopin: Les Sylphides/ Delibes: Coppelia/ Coppélia - Suite/ Offenbach: Gaîté Parisienne

    Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan.

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