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    What has happened to "Current Listening" Classical thread.......? Closed for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ELbowe View Post
    What has happened to "Current Listening" Classical thread.......? Closed for some reason.
    There's a new thread. Current Listening Vol VII.
    “Music makes you feel feelings. Words make you think thoughts. But a song can make you feel a thought.”

    - Yip Harburg

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    Listening again I agree with ST about Holmboe. I'm going to give the new Nightingale version a go as the Kontra are thin and sound very undernourished which is why I've probably not returned to their Holmboe discs. Compare that to the stellar recording of the Langgaard 3rd with the aforementioned Nightingales and you'll hear the difference. I love the Langgaard 3rd. It's a marvellous piece and is getting way more airtime than the Holmboe. Btw, it's a cracking cycle of Langgaard SQs by the Nightingales. If you get a chance check out my fave of the cycle (the 6th quartet) a single movement tour de force. I'm swaying from the Miro recording to the Nightingale for the 3rd quartet, btw. That recording is simply outstanding. You've gotta love that 3rd movement and it's mood swings.
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    Thank you very much!

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    I've been listening to and enjoying Langgaard No. 3, the Nightingale recording. Interesting stuff to say the least, and growing on me with every listen.

    Also snuck in a listen of No. 6 (!) ...

    Holmboe I will save for later.

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    I'm not feeling any love for the Holmboe at the moment. It's like a poor Bartok for me. Maybe I'll feel differently with a different recording. I need to check out his other SQs too. Those Holmboe cds have sat in my cd racks for 2 years gathering dust.. Perhaps there's a reason for that. I've not given up yet.
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    Hey gang, sorry to have been, er, a bit absent lately and for getting way behind on this thread. Every selection has been great, sorry I missed out on the conversations.

    Schoenberg 4 is a superb string quartet, my second favorite of his five, and what's always struck me about it is how Brahmsian it is. I saw Merl called it "Late Beethovenian" and I agree with that, too. Great piece.

    As for recordings, my favorite quartet for Schoenberg in general is the Pražák Quartet. Their performance of this repertoire is to die for. I didn't see anyone mention them... but lots of great recordings were mentioned, so that's fine. Two of the common suggestions, Juilliard and Arditti, are for me too harsh in this piece. They miss out on the Brahmsianness. YMMV

    I second (or third or fifth or whatever) the Auryn for Haydn Op. 20, No. 5. The Auryns are just awesome. I actually haven't heard their Schoenberg, but I'm hardly surprised to hear that it's excellent.

    The Langaard is new to me. I'll try to catch up on that.

    What else did I miss?

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