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    Bach

    Englische Suiten


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    Great new Schubert recording from Volodos

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    Absolutely wonderful D959 (sonata N20) and Minuet in C-Sharp Minor, D. 600 with Trio in E Major, D. 610

    This is becoming quickly my new D959 favorite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flamencosketches View Post


    Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita No.4 in D major, BWV 828. David Fray
    You have prompted me to take my copy down from the shelf to play later - for me the combination of Bach & Boulez, strange bedfellows as they may be, works remarkably well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsaraslondon View Post
    One of her greatest recitals, despite the fact the voice is showing signs of decline. This and the second French recital always make me wish she had sung more French opera. What a magnificent Didon or Cassandre she would have made in Les Troyens.

    I review both albums on my blog.
    I liked your block's presentations and analysis. Useful and well written. Callas is my goddess and nothing more to be said for her.
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    Rachmaninov ‎– Etudes Tableaux Op. 33; Variations On A Theme Of Corelli Op. 42


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

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    Lucia Popp (soprano), Gerhard Unger (tenor), Raymond Wolansky & John Noble (baritones)
    New Philharmnia Chorus, Wandsworth School Boys' Choir
    New Philharmonia Orchestra - Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos

    Not a particular favourute work of mine but I like to get it out for an airing from time to time. I've always had a soft spot for this recording, and Lucia Popp is aboslutely divine in the soprano solos.
    Last edited by Tsaraslondon; Apr-01-2020 at 12:29.
    "It's not enough to have a beautiful voice." Maria Callas

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    Beethoven, Symphony No 9 - Vienna PO, Rattle.

    After sitting through this recording I have only one problem - the charity shops are all closed.
    Oh dear this is as dull as dishwater, I am not a member of the anti-rattle brigade liking a good number of his recordings but, this is a Beethoven set I can do without.
    Sometimes when listening to things from the dusty corners of the collection I get reminded why they are there.




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    Edit: It should be said Rattle is not helped by a dull lifeless recording.
    Last edited by Malx; Apr-01-2020 at 12:39.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malx View Post
    You have prompted me to take my copy down from the shelf to play later - for me the combination of Bach & Boulez, strange bedfellows as they may be, works remarkably well.
    Agreed! Fray shows us just how many similarities there are in the music, ie. that Bach was more modern than we think, and Boulez more steeped in tradition likewise (despite his many very public protestations to the contrary). I love programs on disc and recital that link music of the past and present—or, given that those two Boulez pieces were written before I was born, at least the more recent past

    Current listening for me:



    Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No.10 in E minor, op.93. Vasily Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

    Trying again with the Shostakovich 10th, after not enjoying it all that much the other day. So far I'm already thinking more highly of it than before, so that is progress

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    For those of you who do not know....

    Fantastic, Fabulous, unique and spectacular LIVE Verdi Requiem that can be watched for the time being for FREE on the Berliner Philarmoniker Digital Concert Hall platform (HD and very good sound)

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    Dawn Upshaw's debut release:

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    I love music. I want music. I need music.

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    Beethoven, Symphony No 9 - Vienna PO, Rattle.

    Do not know why but since he left the CBSO there has not been to much to laud him for... of course there are some good things but ....

    His Berlin years never got to the same heights as before....
    Last edited by The3Bs; Apr-01-2020 at 12:57.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The3Bs View Post
    Beethoven, Symphony No 9 - Vienna PO, Rattle.

    Do not know why but since he left the CBSO there has not been to much to laud him for... of course there are some good things but ....

    His Berlin years never got to the same heights as before....
    Herzlich willkommen, lieber Nachbar! (Nachbar? Naja... Deutschland ist nicht sehr groß. Wir sind alle Nachbarn).
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    Music for Holy Week & Easter

    Choir of The Queen's College Oxford, Owen Rees, Edward Whiting


    Bach, J S: Chorale Prelude BWV619 'Christe, du Lamm Gottes'
    Bach, J S: Chorale Prelude BWV621 'Da Jesus an dem Kreuze stund'
    Bach, J S: Chorale Prelude BWV624 'Hilf Gott, dass mir's gelinge'
    Bach, J S: Chorale Prelude BWV625 'Christ lag in Todesbanden'
    Britten: Sacred and Profane, Op. 91
    Byrd: Christ rising again from the dead
    Lasso: Sepulto Domino
    Lasso: Tenebræ factæ sunt
    Leighton: What love is this of thine?
    Morley: Eheu sustulerunt Dominum meum
    Poulenc: Vinea mea electa (My Chosen Vine) from Four Motets for a Time of Penitence
    Tallis: Verily, verily I say unto you
    Victoria: Surrexit pastor bonus
    Victoria: Vere languores
    Walton: A Litany 'Drop, drop slow tears'
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.” ― Mark Twain

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    Lines Written During a Sleepless Night

    Louise Alder (soprano), Joseph Middleton (piano)

    Link to complete album -

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...qQC5rLrMko5qWo

    "For her debut album for Chandos, Louise Alder performs a fascinating and very personal programme of songs musically and linguistically interconnected and reflecting her family's history, journeying from Odessa to London via St Petersburg, Finland, and Norway."

    "Alder’s recording presence moves into a considerably higher gear with this release – not her first recital disc but one distinctively curated to further tap into her intelligence, remarkable linguistic range and emotionally vibrant instincts (while mostly avoiding the long shadows of singers who came before her in this music)...the mind behind the voice expresses itself with exceptional precision and commitment, without short cuts or mannerisms."
    - Gramophone

    "Alder and her marvellously resourceful and imaginative pianist, Joseph Middleton, have devised a strikingly original programme that travels through Russia and Scandinavia with songs both familiar and unfamiliar...She has a beautifully clean, even and shining lyric soprano that projects with crystalline clarity. More than that, she engages emotionally with what she sings, shaping vocal lines with rare sensitivity and a wide range of colours."
    - The Daily Telegraph

    Works

    Britten: Ekho poeta (The Poet's Echo) Op. 76
    Grieg: Seks Sange, Op. 48
    Medtner: Songs After Goethe (12), Op. 15
    Medtner: Songs After Goethe (9), Op. 6
    Rachmaninov: Songs (6), Op. 38
    Sibelius: Five Songs, Op. 37
    Sibelius: Seven Runeberg Songs, Op. 13
    Sibelius: Six Songs, Op. 36
    Tchaikovsky: French lieder (6) to Désirée Artôt de Padilla, Op. 65

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    Hello neighbor,

    Apologies for writing back in English... but even though I can communicate well in German after many years living here (in Frankfurt) I never studied to be able to write properly.

    I see from your pic that you might be an Horowitz fan?

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