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    Quote Originally Posted by mparta View Post
    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.

    If I'm honest, as I'm not a great fan of lied/song so I know little of Finzi's work in that area. I do rate his orchestral output - but I also rate Vaughan Williams.

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    César Franck
    Piano Quintet in F minor


    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    String Quartet no.19in C major, K.465


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    Loewenguth Quartet
    Jacqueline Eymar (Franck)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malx View Post
    If I'm honest, as I'm not a great fan of lied/song so I know little of Finzi's work in that area. I do rate his orchestral output - but I also rate Vaughan Williams.
    But those are beautiful songs written to great poetry. I think Hardy is known because American schools teach Jude the Obscure, for some reason, which is fine, but the poetry is a step above much of what is otherwise taught and very very very amenable to being set as these wonderful songs.
    Highly recommended. I think I had Benjamin Luxon first, but Stephen Varcoe on Hyperion is not bad.

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    The Court of Bayreuth - J.B. Hagen, A. Falckenhagen, C.G. Scheidler. Miguel Yisrael

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    First listen to my first recording of this work. The sound is superb!
    In Mahler I usually prefer the Solti approach -caveman having a seisure whips orchestra into a frenzy!! - Radames, TC member

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    Weill: Die Dreigroschenoper
    Ute Lemper, Rene Kollo, Milva
    John Mauceri, RIAS Berlin Sinfonietta


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    Brahms, Clarinet Quintet

    There is a nice balance between the clarinet and the strings; one doesn't overpower or outshine the other. They also have a combined sensitivity, with matching timbres and volume. I'm used to a more dynamic feel, whereas this gives a more autumnal, wound-down feel, which I guess the piece is actually supposed to be projecting.


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    Haven't listened in a coon's age, but these (the Finzi songs) are so wonderful!!!

    I don't remember the Butterworth Shropshire Lad
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    Bartók: Concerto for orchestra
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    NY Philharmonic
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    First act only tonight.

    Stratas really fine, Mazura very good. I prefer this musical performance to the several DVDs I have and I'm not sure why
    but I think it's Stratas

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    No 6 last night.

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    Mendelssohn - Overtures

    London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

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    Beethoven- Mass In C / Elegiac Song / Calm Sea And Prosperous Voyage

    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus –Robert Shaw

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    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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    This newly remastered 1956 studio performance of the 5th is hard to beat.

    Long live Furtwängler.

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