Olie Brice

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  1. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    Kim Kashkashian playing Berio's Voci (ECM) - astonishing!
  2. Roscoe Mitchell on sopranino was mind-blowing at Cafe Oto last year
  3. Cafe Zimmermann

    I love them! Definitely my favourite Brandenburg recording. Their CPE Bach is wonderful too
  4. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    Any fans of the Zehetmair Quarett here? Recent discovery for me, they're amazing, Schuman isn't someone I listen to a lot but these performances are sublime... Been listening to the first disc of their Beethoven / Bruckner / Hartmann / Holliger CD too. Not completely sure what to make of their Beethoven but quite fascinated by it! Very intense and dramatic. And the Bruckner is gorgeous. Will get to the Hatmann and Holliger tomorrow.
  5. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    I love the Smetana, sometimes my favourite late Beethoven
  6. Dave Holland - Uncharted Territories

    while I don't want to put words in Evan's mouth (and voted remain myself) I think it's worth noting that his stance on Brexit was as a Socialist in opposition to the neo-liberal nature of the EU, not some sort of narrow-minded xenophobia
  7. Thoughts on these upcoming boxed sets?

    The Juilliard 'complete epic' box is fantastic, and alongside the reissues on Testament give you most of their vital recordings (except the 2 wonderful Bartok cycles of course). Their take on Mozart's K421 is particularly magical and to my knowledge not previously available on CD I'm tempted by the Budapest Quartet set, although I don't really know their work and have quite a few Beethoven cycles...
  8. Great Finds

    Rare and racy was a fantastic book and record shop, sadly just closed down in the last few months I once found Derek Bailey and Han Bennink's duo on Incus in a charity shop for a quid! I think its signed too - either that or someone has drawn some surreal sketch on it, showing some socks hanging on a line...
  9. it was one way! There's not a duo recording as far as i know - except for the 1 track Vortex fundraiser here - https://davehollandevanparkerinduo.bandcamp.com/releases but the two of them have recorded in quartet with Craig Taborn and Ches Smith, coming out on DH's own label in May, I believe The interplay was amazing, great to hear Holland in that sort of context and environment. And I got to meet him and chat a bit, which was really nice!
  10. it was an epic journey - 5 and a half hours! and missed the first set - but the 2nd set was magical
  11. Dave Holland and Evan Parker, duo, at the Vortex (assuming my train gets through the snow)
  12. Concerts: previews / reviews

    Having a week of lots of live classical music... Monteverdi's Vespers by Hastings Philharmonic Baroque Ensemble - first time I've heard the Hastings Philharmonic in any guise, very impressed, much more than anticipated. Superb instrumentalists and soloists, all gut strings, baroque bows etc, chorus were presumably local but very good. Will definitely be going to more of their productions Then on Monday Aleksander Madzar playing Beethoven's 'Hammerklavier' at Wigmore Hall - solo piano is not really my area but I thought it was astonishing, very intense And tonight, if the train makes through the snow - the Doric Quartet playing Haydn's op.64 4, 5 & 6
  13. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    Got hold of a copy of this - stunning versions of two of my favourite quartets
  14. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    those two were on fire that day - the Rollins trio bootleg with them from the same occasion is some of the greatest music ever recorded
  15. C.P.E. 'The Sepia' Bach (Specifically)

    I've been getting excited by both CPE and Bylsma recently, so will have to check that one out. Is that the 1989 recording (shown above) with a different cover?