Thread: Current Listening Vol VII

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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post
    Which demonstrates the profit margin on CDs. Amazon and other vendors are asking 25-35 dollars per disc.
    Those prices seem high - Chandos are currently offering the set of five discs on their site at £34.50 (SACDs) not sure if their charges for shipping to US are high. Amazon UK £34.25.

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    Bax

    Symphony 5 & 4


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    Chopin, Piano Concerto No. 1

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    Playing the superb cd2 from this set.

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    Lied Edition 1
    Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau


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    Two 20th century British clarinet concertos from yet another of those discs that rarely see the inside of my CD player.

    Finzi & Stanford Clarinet Concertos - Emma Johnson, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves.



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    Dmitri Shostakovich
    Symphony no.7 “Leningrad”


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    Evgeny Svetlanov
    Residente Orkest The Hague

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    Enjoying some early Ligetti:

    Cello sonata - David Geringas
    Musica Ricercata - Aimard
    String Quartet 1 - Arditti SQ

    All superb. I love what he went on to make soon after, but I would have loved for him to spend a little more time working in similar idioms to these pieces.

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    Igor Stravinsky: Four Études for Piano*, Concerto for Two Pianos, Four Norwegian Moods**, Ode**
    Mark Wait* & Tom Schultz
    **The Orchestra of St. Luke's, Robert Craft


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    CPE Bach, Flute Concerto in A

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malx View Post
    Sorry, I can't resist rubbing salt into the wound - last October I managed to get the 5 volume box direct from Chandos for £15. One of the best bargains I've come across for a very long time.
    Incredible bargain!

    I shall ignore the schadenfreude!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malx View Post
    Two 20th century British clarinet concertos from yet another of those discs that rarely see the inside of my CD player.

    Finzi & Stanford Clarinet Concertos - Emma Johnson, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves.


    To be honest.... there are a lot of Brits on this site and so a lot of English/British music that I don't think about

    But I really appreciate Finzi, this clarinet piece is nice but his music with the Thomas Hardy poems is just fantastic. Earth, Air and Rain, for instance. I don't recall ever seeing that mentioned here despite there being an unbelievable number of people who listen to RVW. Seems upside down to me.


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    Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3
    Paul Kletzki & the Philharmonia
    Witold Malcuzynski (Piano)

    According to the information on the back of the sleeve, this recording dates from some point in 1947.

    It is a beautiful performance, it has a feel and flow to it. There’s some background noise but it is not overly intrusive - nothing is obscured and both orchestra and piano sound very good. It isn’t enough to detract from the enjoyment.
    "Nietzsche said that life was a choice between suffering and boredom. He never said anything about having to put up with both at the same time."
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    Quote Originally Posted by AClockworkOrange View Post
    Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3
    Paul Kletzki & the Philharmonia
    Witold Malcuzynski (Piano)

    According to the information on the back of the sleeve, this recording dates from some point in 1947.

    It is a beautiful performance, it has a feel and flow to it. There’s some background noise but it is not overly intrusive - nothing is obscured and both orchestra and piano sound very good. It isn’t enough to detract from the enjoyment.
    Now moving into Sibelius’ Third Symphony from this set. Kletzki again conducting the Philharmonia in a recording from 1959.

    The sound quality here is excellent, clear and free of any extraneous noise. The performance, several moments into the first movement is engrossing. It sounds beautiful in every sense - audio and performance quality.
    "Nietzsche said that life was a choice between suffering and boredom. He never said anything about having to put up with both at the same time."
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    Still going through discs seldom played - the good news is its like catching up with old friends.

    Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue / Barber, Adagio for Strings / Copland, Appalachian Spring - LAPO, Leonard Bernstein (conductor/piano).


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