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About OliverM

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  1. I see that Ives gets cited a lot, I've loved everything I've heard but have only started to get into him more in part thanks to this forum. His music is rarely played in Paris. Ten that come to mind and have been enjoyed a lot this year: Debussy Préludes - Krystian Zimerman Debussy - Alexis Weissenberg Debussy La Mer - Pierre Monteux Haydn 4 Sonatas - Eschenbach Darius Milhaud La création du monde - Charles Munch Bartok Concerto for Orchestra - Pierre Boulez Zoltan Kodaly Dances of Marosszek, Dances of Galanta, Hary Janos Suite - Ferenc Fricsay Aaron Copland Symphony for Organ and Orchestra, Symphony n3 - Leonard Bernstein Camille Saint Saens Organ Symphony - Charles Munch Morton Feldman Crippled Symetry: at June in Buffalo - Feldman Soloists Overall, anything by Debussy, Milhaud and a lot of Ravel and Saint Saens really works for me. Lots of piano, but I tend towards historic recordings for that. Pierre Monteux's (original conductor in 1913) 1945 recording of the Rite is my reference version. I was also shocked and fascinated when I discovered the story and images of that 1942 Choral symphony and read plenty about it at one time. If you're into recordings where one can sense history, this one is interesting: Public laughing at a première of Varèse in 1954.
  2. François Tusques Quartet Futura Experience
  3. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Yosuke Yamashita Trio - Chiasma
  4. Just got a shipping notification for Louis Armstrong and All Stars (257) ordered during the week-end. It also said that: We had a very strong response to our offerings over the last few days and want to thank you for your support!
  5. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    h Mary Lou Williams At Rick's Cafe Americain
  6. Jacques Thollot - In Extenso

    Got this last week. Really well done release packed with great music and two booklets with plenty of photographs. Strongly recommended to anyone into Jacques. There is also a Thollot LP out now on Alga Marghen, "Intra Musique", from 1969.
  7. Last night in church of Saint Merri, Paris: Jon Gibson's Visitations John Tilbury and Eddie Prevost (AMM)
  8. François Tusques' Free Jazz

    It looks like it will come in the fall: https://finderskeepersrecords.bandcamp.com/album/free-jazz
  9. Classical music bargains

    There is a sale from UK's Hyperion records on some releases starting at 2.50 pounds: http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/o.asp?o=1054 (and other ones in 'current offers') I was thinking of getting a couple. Do you have any favorites that I should also order?
  10. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    The set for me where to hear the "Ellington sound", fantastic.
  11. Jeanne Moreau has died

    Great loss. What a way of going through life with such energy. Re-watched Elevator to the Gallows on French TV last night, still gripping.
  12. Yo La Tengo

    I like the spirit of who and what they cover and how they do it, the range is big, and they can easily change the list every night on a long tour, from "Friday I'm in love" to Black Flag and many rarities.
  13. Jan DeGaetani

    Thank you for this! Just started to listen to the songs and as you said, it is extremely enjoyable.
  14. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    From this box:
  15. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Everybody is so great here! Jaki Byard is such a diverse player. Tony Williams... The fisheye cover. The song titles...