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    Schumann, Dichterliebe Op 18 - Ian Bostridge, Julius Drake.

    I am not a huge fan of lieder but from time to time I do enjoy a disc or two. What I have noticed is my recent tendency to favour Schumann ahead of Schubert.



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    The last days of Strauss ...


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    Prokofiev: Symphony No. 6 in E flat minor, Op. 111

    The Cleveland Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy
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    Sweelinck

    The Complete Keyboard Works

    Bernard Winsemius
    Leo van Doeselaar
    Harald Vogel


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    Listened to Harnoncourt conducting Mozart (a lot!) and listened to Dvorak's 7th (Mackerras/LPO) and was reminded how much I enjoy the symphony......so,

    today.....Harnoncourt and the RCO performing Dvorak's 7th.

    Not a composer one might readily associate with Harnoncourt but this really is a vivid performance!
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    The Romantic Piano Concerto 41 - Kalkbrenner 1 & 4

    Howard Shelley (piano & conductor)

    Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
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    This morning:



    Mahler: Symphony No. 3

    Leonard Bernstein - New York Philharmonic


    This afternoon:



    Mahler: Symphony No. 4

    Riccardo Chailly - Concertgebouworkest


    This evening:



    Mahler Symphony No. 5

    Frank Shipway - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra




    Mahler: Rückert Lieder

    Karen Cargill, Simon Lepper

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    Jean Sibelius - various works featuring orchestra. A a short-ish eighth and final part for the rest of this afternoon.

    Sibelius brought his composing career to an abrupt standstill not long after turning 60, but at least the final tone poem Tapiola and the incidental music for The Tempest reveal his powers to be still unimpaired. Obviously we would have wanted Sibelius to create more magic during the final thirty years of his life but bearing in mind his alleged reasons for stopping and how much music he had already given us over the course of 40+ years I for one wouldn't begrudge him a single second of comfortable retirement at his beloved Ainola nest tucked away amongst the birches and firs of Järvenpää.


    Prelude and two suites for orchestra from the incidental music for William Shakespeare's Stormen [The Tempest] op.109 (orig. 1925-26 - arr. 1927 and one number revised in 1929):




    Tapiola - tone poem for orchestra op.112 (1926):




    Andante festivo for string quartet WoO, arr. for strings and timpani WoO (orig. 1922 - arr. 1938):




    Väinön virsi [Väinämöinen's Song] - cantata for mixed choir and orchestra op.110 [Text: Finnish legend from Kalevala] (1926):
    Finlandia - tone poem for orchestra, version for male choir and orchestra op.26 [Text: Veikko Antero Koskenniemi] (orig. 1899-1900 - arr. with lyrics by 1940):




    Ett ensamt skidspår [A Lonely Ski-Trail] - melodrama for narrator and piano WoO, arr. for narrator, harp and strings WoO [Text: Bertel Gripenberg] (orig. 1925 - arr. 1948):

    '...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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    Antonio Vivaldi

    Cello Concertos RV 401, 415, 416, 417, 418, 420, 531

    Jonathan Cohen, cello and five-string cello
    Sarah McMahon, cello (RV 531)
    The King's Consort
    Robert King

    2006

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    Victor Herbert: Works for Cello & Strings

    Maximilian Hornung (cello)

    Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim, Sebastian Tewinkel
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    Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14. Moonlight Sonata

    played by Claudio Arrau (piano)


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    First time listening to this composer and compositions. Guided by his first symphony being one of the choices in a game on the polls subforum. The first symphony sounds very promising so far.




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    Holst: The Planets, Op. 32

    Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, RIAS Chamber Chorus, Herbert von Karajan
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    Listening to the Schumann & Greig Piano Concertos
    Nelson Freire at the Piano with Rudolf Kempe and the Munich Philharmonic.

    Nelson Freire - CD2 - Grieg, Schumann - Concertos.jpg

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