Thread: Current Listening Vol VII

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    I agree, the Stuttgart Mozart is special, but the earlier LCP is up there too.

    I know so many people who have it in for him, but he's a near genius (and wonderful live in concert, I vouch).


    Quote Originally Posted by Enthusiast View Post
    I used to think of Norrington's first Beethoven symphonies set as vandalism and never listened to his Mozart at that time. It turns out he was an excellent Mozart conductor. The work he has done in Stuttgart with Mozart is very fine but well before that he was also producing first rate Mozart records. I listened to the 38th and 39th symphonies.


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    Even though I'm keen on Harnoncourt in anything he does (LvB symphonies, esp 4), I've never heard this recording!

    Bernstein's 1960s account is my goto, but this looks interesting!


    Quote Originally Posted by Malx View Post
    Another live recording (which seems to be todays unintended theme) a random selection from the shelves - one of the way too many that don't get enough play time.

    Beethoven, Missa Solemnis - Robert Holl (bass), Eva Mei (soprano), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Marjana Lipovsek (mezzo-soprano), Arnold Schönberg Choir, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Nikolaus Harnoncourt.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsaraslondon View Post

    Continuing my Elgar phase with Barbirolli's Symphony no 1 and Cockaigne Overture. Glorious performances both.
    You probably know, RVW referred to Barbirolli as 'Glorious John' .........

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    That Bostridge CD is superb .... so are the others!



    Quote Originally Posted by elgars ghost View Post
    Hans Werner Henze - various works part five of five for either side of an hour's walk.


    Symphony no.7 (1983-84):

    ***

    (*** same recording but different artwork)


    Fünf Nachtstücke for violin and piano (1990):
    Violin Concerto no.3 (1997):




    Three Auden Songs for tenor and piano [Texts: W.H. Auden] (1983):
    Sechs Gesänge aus dem Arabischen for tenor and piano [Texts: Hans Werner Henze, with additional extracts from J.W. von Goethe and Hafiz] (1997–98):


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    Bernstein: A Quiet Place
    Claudia Boyle, Joseph Kaiser, Gordon Bintner, Lucas Meachem
    Kent Nagano, Orchestre et Choeur de l'Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal


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    Haydn: Complete Symphonies
    Ernst Marzendorfer, Vienna Chamber Orchestra

    Here is a quick update on this listening project. The vast majority of these sound very nice to my ears. I have 19 left to hear (80, 81, 88-104).

    My highest recommendations go to the following Haydn symphonies from this set: 5, 9, 15, 20, 38, 51, 53, 56, 61, 69, 73, 84, 86, and A.

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    First listen to this one. Received from Berkshire Record Outlet along with a couple other discs by Honegger, and Lutoslawski.
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    In Mahler I usually prefer the Solti approach -caveman having a seisure whips orchestra into a frenzy!! - Radames, TC member

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    Quote Originally Posted by SanAntone View Post
    Bernstein: A Quiet Place
    Claudia Boyle, Joseph Kaiser, Gordon Bintner, Lucas Meachem
    Kent Nagano, Orchestre et Choeur de l'Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

    Nice to see Bernstein's only true large-scale opera posted. A Quiet Place is one of only two Bernstein stage works I would still really like on disc, the other being the Koch disc of the (mainly unused) music he wrote for a 1950 production of Peter Pan.
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    '...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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    Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 3

    The conducting on this is curiously underpowered, but it makes for nice background listening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manxfeeder View Post
    Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 3

    The conducting on this is curiously underpowered, but it makes for nice background listening.

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    Ouch It makes me type more, that's all I've got to say.

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    Verdi: Il Trovatore
    Leontyne Price
    Placido Domingo
    Sherrill Milnes
    Fiorenza Cossotto
    New Philharmonia Orchestra
    Zubin Mehta, cond.
    Rec. 1969

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    CDs 9&10 FROM:



    The botched recording, or perhaps botched tape preservation, of this magnificent studio performance is truly one the saddest stories in the history of recorded opera. Everything about the performance (soloists, orchestra, chorus, conductor) is glorious. To have to suffer through so much overload distortion is tragic considering the vintage of the recording.
    Last edited by Rmathuln; Sep-22-2021 at 23:47.

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    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4
    Bournemouth SO - Litton


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    Heinrich Schütz

    Symphoniae Sacrae I

    2016

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    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 "Winter Reveries"
    Bournemouth SO - Litton


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