Thread: Current Listening Vol V

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    César Franck - various works throughout the day. Many of the goodies are here but numerous tone poems are conspicuous by their absence in my collection - some are central to his golden period of c. 1878 onwards so I must get around to plugging that particular gap at some point.


    Fantasy in C op.16 (bet. 1856 and 1863):
    Grande Pièce Symphonique in F-sharp minor op.17 (bet. 1860 and 1862):
    Prélude, Fugue et Variation in B-minor op.18 (bet. 1860 and 1862):
    Pastorale in E op.19 (bet. 1860 and 1862)):
    Prière in C-sharp minor op.20 (bet. 1860 and 1862):
    Final in B-flat op.21 (bet. 1859 and 1862):
    Fantaisie in A (1878):
    Cantabile in B (1878):
    Piece héroique in B-minor (1878):
    Chorale in E (1890):
    Chorale in B-minor (1890):
    Chorale in A-minor (1890):




    Piano Quintet in F-minor (1878-79):
    Violin Sonata in A (1886):
    Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra (1885):
    Symphony in D-minor (1887-88):




    Prélude, Fugue et Variation in B-minor for organ op.18 - arr. for piano by Harold Bauer (orig. bet. 1860 and 1862 - arr. 1877):
    Prélude, Choral et Fugue (1884):
    Prélude, Aria et Final (1886-87):




    String Quartet in D (1889):

    '...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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    Bach


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    The music featured on this disc does exactly what it says on the tin. The mood is gentle, reflective, some of the pieces having religious titles, such as William Pursell's Christ Looking Over Jerusalem or Paul Earls's And On The Seventh Day. None of the music is particularly demanding and, though all the composers are American, I'd suggest it its heavily influenced by the English Pastoral tradition.

    Pleasant enough as background music, but I don't find any of the pieces particularly memorable.
    "It's not enough to have a beautiful voice." Maria Callas

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    Felix Mendelssohn - String Quartets

    Coull Quartet.

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    Rameau

    Pièces de clavecin en concerto

    Frans Brüggen Traverso
    Sigiswald & Wieland kuijken
    Gustav Leonhardt


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    Strauss, : Vier letzte Lieder and arias
    Da geht er hin (from Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59)
    Fass' ich sie bang (from Guntram)
    Sieh, Amme, sieh (from Die Frau ohne Schatten)


    Leontyne Price (soprano)


    New Philharmonia Orchestra.

    John McCarthy (chorus master), Ambrosian Singers

    Erich Leinsdorf.

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    Haydn: Piano Sonatas Volume 3

    Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)


    Piano Sonata No. 16 in D major, Hob.XVI:14
    Piano Sonata No. 29 in E flat major, Hob.XVI:45
    Piano Sonata No. 33 in C minor, Hob.XVI:20
    Piano Sonata No. 42 in G major, Hob.XVI:27

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    Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K. 543 - Berliner Philarmoniker / Sir Simon Rattle

    via BP's Digital Concerthall
    "You should only listen to yourself. That’s your only job, really, as an artist. Even if you’re completely wrong, that’s what an artist does, listen to one’s self."

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    Of course there have been many excellent versions of the Bach Cello Suites since Casals's pioneering version, but there is still something special about his recordings regardless of the ancient sound.
    "It's not enough to have a beautiful voice." Maria Callas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bourdon View Post
    Rameau

    Pièces de clavecin en concerto

    Frans Brüggen Traverso
    Sigiswald & Wieland kuijken
    Gustav Leonhardt

    Awesome. Do you think the box is worth it? I seem to prefer his Deutsche Harmonia Mundi recordings over the Teldec.

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    Auric - Overture to "Cinq Bagatelles" (Duo Crommelynck/Claves)
    Loeffler - Five Songs for Voice, Viola & Piano (Dazeley/Champs Hill)
    Ibert - Paris - Suite symphonique (Dutoit/London)
    Poulenc - Suite from "Les animaux modeles (Tingaud/Naxos)
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by flamencosketches View Post
    Awesome. Do you think the box is worth it? I seem to prefer his Deutsche Harmonia Mundi recordings over the Teldec.
    Difficult question,I bought mine for 20 euro,I think it is oop and you have to pay more than 100 dollar.The DHM edition is very attractive in price,you might found one for a little more than 10 dollar.

    A must in the Teldec edition are the cembalo concertos,I never heard them so well performed as by Leonhardt and his consort

    If you are lucky and find one for a reasonable price it's certainly worthwhile.The DHM edition should be your first choice but you may not neglect the cembalo concertos.


    There are also these recordings,very well played but charged to much in tempo in my opinion.(6 CD's)


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    Beethoven: Piano sonatas Nos 4-5-6-7

    Igor Levit

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    Telemann

    Tafelmusik CD1


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    Were you hiccoughing, Natasha?

    lyrics: Sergei Rachmaninoff



    Was that you hiccupping, Natasha,
    As I was drinking champagne,

    Champagne of various tastes and traits and types,
    Of various vintages and strengths?

    When in the cellars of Voronezh
    I thought about you so fervently,

    In love with you, Natasha, my poetess,
    And in love with champagne too?

    Here flows a Castalian spring,
    But not one that inspires like that fabled stream;

    Here poetry is craft, not art;
    If you pay five francs, you can drink and sing!





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