Thread: Current Listening Vol VI

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    Versailles. Alexandre Tharaud


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    Quote Originally Posted by AbsolutelyBaching View Post
    I confess to never having heard of Arnold Cooke: turns out he wrote a couple of operas, a ballet, loads of orchestral works and several symphonies. Seems I might have some purchasing to do: from this concerto, he sounds as if he might be worth it.
    he was a British Hindemith

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    Edward Elgar - various works part six for late morning and early afternoon.


    The Coronation Ode has as its closing section the first and lesser-known version of Land of Hope and Glory. Dirty Bertie - a.k.a. Edward, Prince of Wales, for whose coronation the ode was commissioned - liked the first Pomp and Circumstance march and allegedly asked Elgar to incorporate it into the new work (some sources say it was the singer Clara Butt who suggested its feasibility). Elgar met the monarch-to-be halfway by using part of the original march for which A.C. Benson wrote some verse. Benson also provided an alternative text for a stand-alone version which became the rendition of Land of Hope and Glory so widely-known today.


    Pomp and Circumstance March no.1 in D for orchestra op.39 no.1 (1901):




    Incidental music and funeral march for orchestra from the play Grania and Diarmid by George Moore and W.B. Yeats op.42 (1901):




    Concert Allegro for piano op. 46 (1901):




    Dream Children - two pieces for orchestra op.43 (1902):




    Coronation Ode for soprano, contralto, tenor, bass, mixed choir and orchestra op.44 [Text: Arthur Christopher Benson] (1901-02):

    '...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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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacck View Post
    he was a British Hindemith
    Definitely sounds as if he is worth it, then! I am a little ashamed as a Brit not to have heard of him when a Czech clearly has! I blame the rocks I must have been living under for several years

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    Quote Originally Posted by AbsolutelyBaching View Post
    Definitely sounds as if he is worth it, then! I am a little ashamed as a Brit not to have heard of him when a Czech clearly has! I blame the rocks I must have been living under for several years
    I've heard about him only recently thanks to ArtRock's game of Unheralded Symphonies. ArtRock is taking a break from TC, but I have tried to listen to the symphonies in advance. The Cooke first symphony was one of the nominations, so that is how I learned about him. I liked the symphony.
    Game (nominations): Unheralded Symphonies Game - 2020 Edition The Sequel
    Last edited by Jacck; Oct-29-2020 at 12:00.

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    Beethoven: Piano Concertos No. 0, 2 & 6

    Sophie Mayuko Vetter (piano/fortepiano)

    Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Peter Ruzicka
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.” ― Mark Twain

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    Bit of Penderecki before work:





    Krzysztof Penderecki: St. Luke Passion, Pt. 2; String Quartet No.1. Antoni Wit, Warsaw National Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra; LaSalle Quartet

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    A very fine set
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 In G, Op. 58
    Leon Fleisher; George Szell; Cleveland Orchestra

    It occurs to me that I don't really know Beethoven's Piano Concertos all that well. Planning on listening to a few versions over the next week. Suggestions welcomed.

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    Brahms - Cello Sonata #1, Op.38 - Richter/Rostropovich (live recording, 1950)

    Mozart - Sonata for Two Pianos, K448 - Ashkenazy/Frager

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    Mozart 'The Weber Sisters'

    Sabine Devieilhe (soprano)

    Pygmalion, Raphaël Pichon


    Mozart: Adagio in F major, K410
    Mozart: Alcandro, lo confesso - Non so d'onde viene, K294
    Mozart: Dans un bois solitaire, K308
    Mozart: Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen (from Die Zauberflöte)
    Mozart: Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), K. 620, Act II: March of the Priests
    Mozart: Les petits riens K299b - Overture
    Mozart: Nehmt meinen Dank, ihr holden Gönner!, concert aria K383
    Mozart: Popoli di Tessaglia! - Io non chiedo, eterni Dei, K316
    Mozart: Schon lacht der holde Frühling, KV580
    Mozart: Variations (12) on ‘Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman' in C major, K265
    Mozart: Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio! K418
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.” ― Mark Twain

    "Liberté, égalité, fraternité"

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    Mendelssohn Double Concerto for violin and piano in Dm. Freiburger Barockorchester Bezuidenhout (Piano) Von der Goltz (Violin)

    A bravura performance of a work wise and mature beyond its composer’s actual years at the time. Mendelssohn never stopped looking forward. But he also never forgot the past.

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    Hildegard von Bingen's 'Symphony of the Harmony of the Celestial Revelations' as performed by 'Sinfonye'.

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    Bach

    Die Kunst der Fuge


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    Haydn: The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross (Orchestral version, 1786)

    Berliner Philharmoniker, Riccardo Muti
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.” ― Mark Twain

    "Liberté, égalité, fraternité"

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