Thread: Current Listening Vol VII

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    Lotte Lenya sings Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins & Berlin Theatre Songs


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    Some middle ones
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

    "Life's a long song, but the tune ends too soon for us all." Ian Anderson lyric

    "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." Hamlet

    "Man does not live by bread alone......"

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    TEATRO D'AMORE
    Claudio Monteverdi
    L'Arpeggiata
    Christina Pluhar - direction

    Erato
    P.M. Summer
    simul justus et peccator

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmsummer View Post


    TEATRO D'AMORE
    Claudio Monteverdi
    L'Arpeggiata
    Christina Pluhar - direction

    Erato
    What is this? Is it good?

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    I could go on and on.

    The Mahler is very good, very beautifully built and played.

    And then comes the Schubert and everything else melts into insignificance.

    That might not have been the intention of whoever built this set, but that's what i hear.

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    Mendelssohn: String Quintet No. 1 in A major, Op. 18, /Mendelssohn:
    String Quintet No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 87

    Mendelssohn String Quartet, Robert Mann (viola)
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    Anton Webern: Passacaglia, Op. 1; Fünf Sätze, Op. 5; Sechs Stücke, Op. 6; Symphony, Op. 21
    Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

    Stunning, intense performances of this gorgeous music!

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    Disc 3
    -Mass No.3 in F minor
    -Psalm 150
    "Puritanism:The haunting fear that someone,somewhere,may be happy."

    H.L.Mencken

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    Tchaikovsky & Borodin: String Quartets No. 2

    Julian Steckel, Anna Reszniak, Antje Weithaas, Tanja Tetzlaff, Byol
    Kang, Barbara Buntrock and Timothy Ridout
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    Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture to Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus, Op. 43; Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"
    The London Classical Players, Roger Norrington

    This disc is one example (among others) of Norrington's first Beethoven cycle that I think still holds up very, very well. It's a bold, always musical, rhythmically astute performance. Certainly: no vandalism. Even just with period instruments, there are more ways than one to successfully interpret this great symphony!

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    Disc 2

    Beethoven
    -Symphony No.5 in C minor Op.67
    -Symphony No.7 in A major Op.92

    Berliner Philharmoniker
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    H.L.Mencken

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    Victoria: Tenebrae Responsories

    Nigel Short
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    J. S. Bach: Suites for Lute, Nos. 1-3 in G minor, E minor, C minor, BWV 995-997
    Jakob Lindberg


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    Friedrich von Flotow: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

    Carl Petersson (piano)

    Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra, Hans Peter Wiesheu
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    Quote Originally Posted by mparta View Post
    What is this? Is it good?
    The BBC Review:

    Very special, and very surprising

    If you were to read the sleeve notes for this Monteverdi disc from the early music group L'Arpeggiata, then you might be forgiven for being scared off. Director, Christina Pluhar, devotes much of the space to discussing Monteverdi's use of ostinato and walking basses, which is fine if you have a music degree, but scholarly gobbledygook to most. Don't be put off. Don't be. The packaging is a red herring, and this disc has to be one of the most exciting Baroque performances to hit the record shelves this year.

    The group's aim is to show off the variety of Claudio Monteverdi's secular compositions, and the subsequent wide-ranging assortment of Baroque bonbons encompasses everything from the sensuous duet, Pur ti miro, from L'incoronazione di Poppea, to the upbeat instrumental Toccata that opens L'Orfeo. The technical perfection, and the easy informality with each other and the music, with which these pieces are performed, makes for a captivating listen. It's back to those ostinato and walking basses, though, for the disc's trump card. A walking bass is a bass line that moves step by step, and it is an ostinato bass if repeated over and over; they are often associated with jazz musicians, an example being the opening repeated downward bass line of Nina Simone's My Baby Just Cares For Me. Monteverdi, Christina Pluhar points out, actually invented such things as early as 1607. Here, on the tracks featuring a walking bass, the musicians have injected a swing (or, as Pluhar puts it, a 'scherzo musicale') that has turned these pieces into an extraordinary fusion of Baroque and Jazz. The first track on which it appears, Ohime ch'io cado, feels as though Miles Davis has swapped his trumpet for a Baroque cornett and time-travelled back with his band for a jamming session with Monteverdi. Meld Philippe Jarroussky's sweet countertenor into the mix (who is also letting his hair down), and you've got something that is very special, and very surprising. A Must Listen.

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