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    Concerto for Flute and Orchestra,
    Prague Symphony Orchestra, Libor Hlaváček, Jan Hecl

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    What a curious, non-hip rendition in German language! :O
    Tommaso

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    Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
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    A nice little funeral while doing the dishes:



    Duruflé: Requiem, Op. 9
    Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano), Stephen Roberts (baritone), Timothy Hugh (cello) & John Butt (organ)
    Philip Ledger, Choir of King's College, Cambridge

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    Recent listening

    Beethoven: String Quartet #14 In C Sharp Minor, Op. 131. Quartetto Italiano. Thoughtful and sublime, a journey worth taking and the attention it demands.



    Schubert: String Quartets 1, 4, 8. Kodaly Quartet. The Kodaly is always dependable for a fine performance.



    Haydn: String Quartets op. 74. 1 2 3. Takacs Quartet. Rich and pleasing. These always put a smile on my face.



    Shostakovich: String Quartets 1 2 7. Carducci String Quartet. Excellent interpretation and playing which compares well with Pacifica. Recommended.



    Hindemith: String Quartets 2 3. Amar Quartet. I love Hindemith’s chamber music and the Amar Quartet brings a sparkling performance here. Recommended.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Terror View Post
    The best performance of #2 that I've heard in a very long while.

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    Special Sneak Preview - Available 27th March 2020

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    La Passione - Works by Grisey, Nono & Haydn

    Ludwig Orchestra, Barbara Hannigan

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    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...7jcl27tigrqbHo

    The starting point for Barbara Hannigan’s third recording for Alpha is a work by Gérard Grisey (1946-98) that is particularly close to her heart. Grisey wrote: ‘I conceived the Quatre Chants pour franchir le seuil [Four songs for crossing the threshold] as a musical meditation on death in four parts: the death of the angel, the death of civilisation, the death of the voice and the death of humanity...

    The texts chosen belong to four civilisations (Christian, Egyptian, Greek, Mesopotamian) and have in common a fragmentary discourse on the inevitability of death.’ Luigi Nono (1924-90) was a politically engaged composer. His stunning monody Djamila Boupacha, a heart-rending cry for solo soprano, pays tribute to a freedom fighter tortured by French paratroopers during the Algerian war; Picasso also portrayed her in charcoal.

    Once again Barbara Hannigan both sings and directs this pair of twentieth-century works with her friends of the Ludwig Orchestra. She has chosen to couple them with a Classical symphony by the master of the genre, Joseph Haydn, which also deals with the theme of the Passion. Her interpretation is extremely intense and highly personal.

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    Grisey: Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil
    Haydn: Symphony No. 49 in F minor 'La Passione'
    Nono: Djamila Boupachà




    - Babs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by elgars ghost View Post
    György Ligeti - early works part one of two this afternoon.

    Many of Ligeti's early pieces were folk-based, following in the footsteps of his illustrious countrymen Kodály and Bartók. The real goodies were to come after Ligeti had left Hungary amidst the crackdown which followed the uprising in 1956 but it's nevertheless worthwhile investigating this first period, even if Hungary during those times was rarely the ideal place for the kind of creative evolution that Ligeti, who was responsive to contemporaneous musical developments in the West, was looking to undergo.


    Három Weöres-dal [Three Weöres Songs] for voice and piano [Texts: Sándor Weöres] (1946–47):
    Négy lakodalmi tánc [Four Wedding Dances] for three female voices and piano [Texts: Hungarian folk sources] (1950):
    Öt Arany-dal [Five Arany Songs] for voice and piano [Texts: János Arany] (1952):




    Andante and Allegretto for string quartet (1950):




    Régi magyar társas táncok [Old Hungarian Ballroom Dances] for flute, clarinet and strings (1949):
    Baladă şi joc [Ballad and Dance] - originally for school orchestra (1950):
    Concert românesc for orchestra (1951):



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    Mozart: Requiem
    Jordi Savall w/Le Concert des Nations & La Capella Reial de Catalunya

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    https://www.swr.de/swrclassic/sympho...17483-100.html
    A woman speaking German and I can vaguely recognize some words...Oh, now it's Marko Nikodijevic-GESUALDO DUB / RAUM MIT GELÖSCHTER FIGUR. Concerto for piano and ensemble. That's what I wanted to hear! Currentzis leading SWR Symphonie Orchester with Christoph Grund at the piano. First 5 minutes are nice and evocative and I imagine it's thrilling to hear for anyone Aha! The composer has written a guitar quartet for the Aleph Gitarrenquartett. Have to listen to that too...
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    ^OK, I have to hear this Savall Mozart Requiem.

    Anyway. Current listening:



    Morton Feldman: Why Patterns? for flute, glockenspiel & piano. California Ear Unit. This is fascinating, quietly scintillating music. Somehow Feldman manages to keep my interest throughout the duration of a 30 minute work for three instruments where practically nothing happens. I really would like to check out more of his music.
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