Thread: Current Listening Vol VII

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    Liszt: Freudvoll Und Leidvoll

    Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), Helmut Deutsch (piano)



    Presto Classical 17th September 2021

    The Petrarch Sonnets find Kaufmann in absolute peak vocal form, cresting the top Cs with ease…The macabre, unsettling Die drei Zigeuner is another real highlight, with Kaufmann characterising the three gypsies quite brilliantly, and Deutsch working uncanny magic in the long, quasi-improvisatory introduction…this is quite the finest recording Kaufmann’s made for Sony, and a testament to one of the greatest Lieder partnerships of our time.

    Katherine Cooper
    Sunday Times 26th September 2021

    His immaculate German diction and idiomatic Italian are allied to musicianship that often takes the breath away, and the programme climaxes in death-wish repose: Liszt’s setting of Goethe’s Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh, inwardly and beautifully sung.
    The Times 17th September 2021

    Kaufmann’s album is immensely enjoyable, gusting along on the singer’s energy, Deutsch’s care over detail and the constant surprises of Liszt’s music, served up in a clear and bouncy recording.

    5 out of 5 stars

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    An interesting and well played collection of familiar and unfamiliar works by an unfamiliar pianist! I think a better room would have provided better sound, but it's perfectly good enough.

    Last edited by 96 Keys; Oct-28-2021 at 07:03.

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    Verdi- Don Carlos


    José Carreras, Mirella Freni, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Agnes Baltsa, Piero Cappuccilli, Ruggero Raimondi, José van Dam, Edita Gruberova,

    Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert Von Karajan ‎.


    Vinyl edition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post


    It's turned in to an all Berlioz day which doesn't happen very often. Listening to this concert version after the Les Troyens marathon.
    Les Troyens is high up on my forthcoming winter opera listening nights 21/22

    I bought the Colin Davis/LSO recording when it first came out quite a few years ago, but after a few initial spins, never really came back to it much.

    Exit: should that be “winter nights opera listening 21/22”?

    or

    ”winter nights 20/21, opera listening”?

    Does anyone care?!
    Last edited by HenryPenfold; Oct-28-2021 at 09:35.
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    This is such a beautiful score and this is a wonderful performance. It's no surprise that it is probably Janacek's most popular opera.
    "It's not enough to have a beautiful voice." Maria Callas

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    Dmitri Shostakovich - various works part twenty two either side of a biannual visit to the barber.


    String Quartet no.10 in A-flat op.118, arr. for chamber orchestra by Rudolf Barshai op.118a (orig. 1964 - arr. 1968):




    Symphony no.14 for soprano, bass, string orchestra and percussion op.135 [Texts: Federico Garcia Lorca/Guillaume Apollinaire/Wilhelm Küchelbecker/Rainer Marie Rilke] (1969):




    Orchestral suite from the music for the film Korol' Lir [King Lear] op.137 (1970):




    String Quartet no.13 in B-flat minor op.138 (1970):

    ***

    (*** same recordings but the original Olympia release with different artwork)


    Symphony no.15 in A for orchestra op.141 (1971):

    '...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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    Busoni: Toccata, BV 287, Elegien, BV 252, Sonatina No. 6, BV 284 & Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C Major, BV B 29 No. 1

    Peter Donohoe (piano)

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    Brabant 1653

    Holland Baroque


    Buns: Alma Redemptoris Mater, Op. 5 No. 10
    Buns: Magnificat, Op. 5 No. 3
    Buns: Quis me territat, Op. 6 No. 8
    Buns: Salve Regina, Op. 5 No. 8
    Buns: Trio Sonata No. 1 in C minor, Op. 8 No. 1
    Hollanders: O vos omnes
    Rosier: Regina coeli

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    Janet Baker


    Today the whole recording


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    Verdi Heroines

    Eleanor Steber (soprano), Ramon Vinay (tenor)

    Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Fausto Cleva

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    Bach, J S: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1-6 BWV1046-1051

    Richard Egarr (harpsichord & direction) Joel Katzman, Amsterdam, 1991, after Ruckers, Antwerp, 1638, Tuning:A = 392

    Academy of Ancient Music

    Release Date: 2nd Mar 2009
    Catalogue No: HMU807461/62
    Label: Harmonia Mundi

    Bach, J S: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV1050

    Work length21:18

    Presto Recording of the Week
    9th March 2009
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    Dvorak: The Cello Works

    Daniel Müller-Schott (cello), with Robert Kulek (piano)

    NDR Sinfonieorchester, Michael Sanderling

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    Bruckner & Beethoven

    Time to listen and watch to two of Haitink's favorite compositions.




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    Ludwig van Beethoven

    Diabelli Variations, op. 120

    Piotr Anderszewski, piano

    2001

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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryPenfold View Post
    Les Troyens is high up on my forthcoming winter opera listening nights 21/22

    I bought the Colin Davis/LSO recording when it first came out quite a few years ago, but after a few initial spins, never really came back to it much.

    Exit: should that be “winter nights opera listening 21/22”?

    or

    ”winter nights 20/21, opera listening”?

    Does anyone care?!
    Winter 2021-22 opera listening nights

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