Thread: Current Listening Vol VI

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

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    Dvorak: String Quartets Nos. 12 & 13


    Pavel Haas Quartet
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    Haydn: The Creation

    Edith Mathis (soprano), Catherine Denley (mezzo-soprano), Aldo Baldin (tenor), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

    Academy of St Martin in the Field, Sir Neville Marriner
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malx View Post
    Interesting thoughts Knorf - what do you think of Rattle's performance overall?
    [Referring to Simon Rattle's Bruckner 9 with Berlin.]

    It's really quite excellent but slightly outside my favorites, except for the inclusion of the 4th movement.

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    Final part of my Schubert Symphonic journey:

    Symphony No 9 - COE, Abbado.





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    Baroque music to listen before you die series No.2:

    Jean Philippe Rameau`s harpsichord music is always like a glass of cool fresh tropical juice for me, it refreshes the internal chaotic biles. William Christie`s performance of these pieces is particularly refreshing.
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    Gabriel Fauré - various works part three for late morning and early afternoon.


    La bonne chanson - cycle of nine songs for voice and piano op.61, arr. for voice, string quartet, double bass and piano [Texts: Paul Verlaine] (orig. 1893-94 - arr. 1898):




    Huit Pièces Brèves for piano op.84 - includes Nocturne no.8 in D-flat (1869-1902):
    Nocturnes nos.7, 9 and 10 for piano ops.74/97/99 (1898/1908/c. 1908):
    Barcarolles nos.7-9 for piano ops.90/96/101 (1905/1906/1908-09):
    Impromptus nos.4-5 for piano ops.91/102 (1905-06/1908-09):




    Requiem in D-minor for soprano, baritone, mixed choir and orchestra op.48 (orig. 1877 - rev. 1887-93):




    Suite from the incidental music for the Maurice Maeterlinck play Pelléas et Mélisande for mezzo-soprano and orchestra op.80 (1898):

    '...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).

    ὃν οἱ θεοὶ φιλοῦσιν ἀποθνῄσκει νέος [Those whom the gods love die young] - Menander

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    Philip Glass: Piano Works

    Víkingur Ólafsson (piano)

    Siggi String Quartet




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    Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestral Suite No.3 in D major, BWV 1068. Karl Richter, Münchener Bach-Orchester

    Amazing performance, especially the Air.

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    Assorted wind quintets played by the Galliard Ensemble. The Ligeti and Françaix are especially good.

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    Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No.13 in B-flat major, op.130 (w/ Große Fuge ending, op.133). Kodály Quartet

    Haven't heard this work in about 6 months! It's my favorite Beethoven quartet by a narrow margin and I think this is my favorite performance of it. Utterly brilliant. I find it more structurally satisfying than any of the other late quartets, starting on a strong note with the grandiose sprawl of the first movement and never faltering, culminating in the crushing, cathartic Fugue. It took me a while to decide which ending I prefer but ultimately, I think the original works better.

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    Telemann

    The twelve fantasies originally written for transverse flute

    I played some fantasies myself on the clarinet and traverso as well,lovely music.

    Heinz Holliger oboe


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    Beethoven: Piano Concertos No. 0, 2 & 6

    Sophie Mayuko Vetter (piano/fortepiano)

    Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Peter Ruzicka
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    A real eye opener for me
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    Beethoven

    String Quartets Op.18 No.1-2 & 3




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