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    Great performance of the Weinberg from the Pacificas (as usual). The Shosty is first class too.

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    Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2

    Sa Chen (piano)

    Gulbenkian Orchestra, Lawrence Foster

    Release Date: 16th Oct 2008
    Catalogue No: PTC5186346
    Label: Pentatone
    Length: 80 minutes
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    Debussy - Pelleas et Melisande
    Armin Jordan/National Opera Orchestra of Monte Carlo, Eric Tappy, Rachel Yakar, Philippe Huttenlocher, et al.

    Dreamy operatic bliss; one of my favorite “de-stressing” works.
    "If we understood the world, we would realize that there is a logic of harmony underlying its manifold apparent dissonances." - Jean Sibelius

    "Art is an attempt to transport into a limited quantity of matter, modeled by man, an image of the infinite beauty of the entire universe." - Simone Weil

    "Ceaseless work, analysis, reflection, writing much, endless self-correction, that is my secret." - Johann Sebastian Bach

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    I had a single disc on Dante or Lys? that has most of this, although there are concerto recordings and such here that I haven't heard before.

    For those who don't know, this is playing on an exalted level. There were players contemporary with Lhevinne and there are players now with as many fingers, but the music he makes puts him in pretty slim company. Chopin Etudes that for the music put pretty much everyone else to shame, the Schumann toccata sounds like music! Sad there's so little, but what there is confirms the high regard in which he was held by his peers, and everyone should hear this.

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    Igor Stravinsky: Chant funèbre, Feu d'artifice, Scherzo fantastique, Le Faune et la Bergère*, Le Sacre du printemps
    *Sophie Koch, mezzo-soprano
    Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly

    I've decided over the coming weeks to revisit every recording of Le Sacre du printemps I own. This one is the most recently recorded (2017), and is very good, although the main interest of this album is admittedly the rediscovery of the long-missing and believed lost Chant funèbre, this being its premiere recording. Still, a better than worthy Le Sacre for sure, even if it flirts with being a bit too beautiful.

    ETA: also true, is that might be one of the best recordings of Le Sacre ever made in terms of sound engineering. It's staggeringly good sound!

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    Delius, Brigg Fair

    David Hurwitz practically falls over himself when he mentions Charles Mackerras. Mackerras hasn't bowled me over in the past, but I just realized I have his Delius set on Decca. On digging it out, I'm reminded that though it is well recorded and well performed, it lacks the lambent feeling I get from Beecham (I think I picked up the "lambent" term from Gramophone. The British are so eloquent). So it's back on the shelf.

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    Recent listening

    Chopin: Nocturnes. Ingrid Fliter. For Chopin’s birthday. This is my favourite collection of the nocturnes. Fliter has arranged them in an unusual order which works just fine. Her playing and interpretation is phenomenal to these ears. Highly recommended.



    Tchaikovsky: String Quartet, Souvenir de Florence. Klenke Quartet. This is an excellent recording with powerful performances. Their Mozart is also top notch. Recommended.



    Mahler: Symphony No. 1 . Gergiev, LSO. An aggressive performance without a lot of depth to me, but not bad.



    Villa-Lobos. Symphonies 8 & 9 11. Orquestra Sinfônica Do Estado De São Paulo, Isaac Karabtchevsky,. Excellent performances, well recorded.



    Suk: Asrael. Mackerras, Czech Philharmonic.


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    Sy 8 (possible my fave recording/perf) ....on ... Beethoven: Symphonies No 7 & 8 / Zinman, Tonhalle Orchestra

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    Erik Satie : Uspud
    Reinbert de Leeuw

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    Today's commute - CD 2 of 3 - Veronique Gens with Christophe Rousset leading Les Talens Lyriques:



    Current listening - Stephen Layton leading the Holst Singers in choral music by Veljo Tormis:

    I love music. I want music. I need music.

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    Evgeni Svetlanov conducts Tchaikovsky - The Seasons (orchestra version, the 2nd LP is the piano version). U.S.S.R. Symphony. Columbia Masterworks/Мелодия 1978. This, a radio station demo copy. ‘Clean as the dickens’ and very quiet vinyl.

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    Chopin - Selected Mazurkas and Waltzes, Polonaise No. 1, Polonaise-Fantaisie
    Ivan Moravec

    The fact of Chopin’s birthday passed me by until my slow-witted brain finally realized that was why everyone was listening to him today! Still time tonight to sneak in some commemoration with one of my very favorite pianists.
    "If we understood the world, we would realize that there is a logic of harmony underlying its manifold apparent dissonances." - Jean Sibelius

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    "Ceaseless work, analysis, reflection, writing much, endless self-correction, that is my secret." - Johann Sebastian Bach

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    Seiji Ozawa conducts Schoenberg - Gurrelieder. Boston Symphony Orchestra & Tanglewood Festival Chorus. Philips 2 LP set 1979, Netherlands pressing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haziz View Post
    What does the cover art represent or is supposed to convey?
    I don't know either but it looks cool.

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