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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerx View Post


    Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 1, 3 & 8

    Bamberger Symphoniker, Jonathan Nott
    Picked this particular disc up second hand after being impressed by the an initial listen to the cycle......really rather good!

    Now listening to Skrow' and the Deutsches Radio Philharmonie Saarbruken Kaiserslautern in a wonderful performance of Brahms' 2nd Symphony.
    'so where are the strong, who are the trusted and where is the harmony, sweet harmony?'
    (Nick Lowe)

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    Holst: The Planets
    BBC SO - Sir Andrew Davis


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    Two more recordings of he 2nd Janacek Quartet - both rather good.



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    Recent listening. All excellent.

    Janacek: String Quartets 1 & 2. Doric String Quartet.



    Arensky: Piano Trios 1 & 2. Beaux Arts



    Dvorak: String Quartet No. 12, Smetana: String Quartet No. 1. Alban Berg Quartet



    Bach: Various Violin Concertos. Mullova.



    Brahms: Symphony No. 4, Haydn Variations. Abbado, Berlin


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    Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 8

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    Franz Schubert

    String Quartet No. 12 in C Minor, D. 703 "Quartettsatz"
    String Quartet No. 13 in A Minor, D. 804 "Rosamunde"
    String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810 "Death and the Maiden"
    String Quartet No. 15 in G Major, D. 887

    Quartetto Italiano

    Wow. I forgot how wonderful and lengthy the G Major is. Definitely among my favorite quartets. Beautiful.
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    Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastorale"
    Pittsburgh Symphony, William Steinberg

    I live in the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S., and we are presently blanketed with a thick layer of wildfire smoke, as are a large portion of the western states. It's quite horrible, with the Air Quality Index ranging from the mid 200s to low 300s ("very unhealthy" to "hazardous.") Also, its been hitting above 30-35° C every day. Outside activities are therefore out, even if you're not a middle-aged man with asthma. So I'm living vicariously through Beethoven's Pastorale Symphony, which is probably my favorite Beethoven symphony to listen to.

    And what a Pastorale Symphony this is! The highlight of a very fine Beethoven cycle, Steinberg and the Pittsburghers created one of the performances of this symphony I love the most.

    It's awful outside, like the Plateau of Gorgoroth in Mordor, but I have Beethoven played by the Pittsburgh Symphony and William Steinberg. It helps.

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    Richard Strauss; Also Sprach Zarathustra
    Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Conducted By Herbert von Karajan, Solo Violin Willy Boskovsky
    London Records – CS 6129, vinyl, LP, album, stereo, gatefold, US, 1959.

    Found this copy at the Goodwill on the way home from work yesterday for $1 and after a little TLC it plays great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manxfeeder View Post
    That's a great set. I think they're at their best when they're doing English polyphony.
    These are all older recordings The recording with music from John Sheppard is one of their finest ( not in this collection) but the Gesualdo recording they made is also very very beautiful.
    The last few years I don't follow the Scholars as I used to do.
    I prefer more "The Clerck's group" and the more intimate approach which I didn't like at first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WVdave View Post
    Richard Strauss; Also Sprach Zarathustra
    Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Conducted By Herbert von Karajan, Solo Violin Willy Boskovsky
    London Records – CS 6129, vinyl, LP, album, stereo, gatefold, US, 1959.

    Found this copy at the Goodwill on the way home from work yesterday for $1 and after a little TLC it plays great.

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    That was my first recording of Zarathustra that I ever owned. I bought it on LP reissue as a teenager but it was ruined in a flood. It's a good recording.

    Enjoy!

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    AWAKE
    Judd Greenstein - Sean Friar - Missy Mazzoli - Mark Dancigars - David Crowell - Patrick Burke
    Now Ensemble
    - Alex Sopp - flute
    - Sara Budde - clarinet
    - Mark Dancigers - electric guitar
    - Logan Coale - double bass
    - Michael Mizrahi - piano

    New Amsterdam Records
    P.M. Summer
    simul justus et peccator

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    Richard Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64
    London Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink

    Continued vicarious outdoor activities.

    ETA: by the way, this is a sensational recording of this!

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    Grieg: Concert Overture 'In Autumn' & Piano Concerto
    Havard Gimse (pn.) - Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Bjarte Engeset


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    Listening to some highly-spirited Sibelius right now:



    This YouTube channel's filled with gems.

    Regards,

    Vincula
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    Mozart - three symphonies (31, 35 and 36) from this



    and two of the same ones (31 and 35) from this



    Both records are excellent.

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