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Post any music you happen to be listening to: classical, non-classical, unclassifiable; well-known, rare, or simply bizarre. Anything goes.

I realize this thread is probably redundant given the other current listening threads out there, but this is just in case anyone's been holding back cool stuff because they didn't know where to post it.

No negative comments allowed--just ignore what you don't like.
 

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Didn't know about Glass' memoirs. Interesting I'll have to look it up. I would've posted Glassworks in classical, but little usually stops me.

I've been captivated by this grungy abstract short piece played on the loop on this website in the background. Music Credit - Olivier Manchion for "Symphonie desertique". Can't find anything like that but longer anywhere else. So I've been living on the John Zorn diet for a while now when I feel in experimental mood.

 

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Pete Fountain ‎- The Blues
Coral ‎- CRL 757284, Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, US, 1959.

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Found a mint copy of this album in a Salvation Army store recently -- Fountain had just left (fired, quit, no one really knows) the Welk show and recorded this record in Hollywood before heading back home to New Orleans to become a Dixieland legend. Its got more of a blues and jazz feel to it -- and come on, Pete still has his HAIR on the jacket!
 

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"Besame Mucho" is much loved, much recorded. There are at least half-a-dozen covers that I find beautiful. But this one, by Cesaria Evora, is my all-time favorite:

 

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These masterings really do sound better than the Island.




 

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Prokofiev
Piano Sonatas 1-5
Piano Sonatas 6,7 & 8
Matti Raekallio
[Ondine, 2011]

This is a great set - I've listened to the first disc (sonatas 1-5) half a dozen times now. I gave the second disc - the 'War sonatas' - its first spin today and it's terrific. I much prefer Raekallio's #6 - the only one I have another recording of - to Pogolerich's live 'Carnegie Hall' recording, which is very staccato indeed. Raekallio manages to humanise some pretty spiky piano works.

 

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Look at those arms, and hands! The sheer physicality of Prokofiev!
 
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