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  1. Raphe Malik

    I am not a fan, but Malik's album with Joe McPhee and Donald Robinson on Boxholder is really excellent: https://www.discogs.com/Malik-McPhee-Robinson-Sympathy/release/3218423
  2. Well, here are ten I've listen to most in the last year. I guess do I enjoy them. I have to be considerate of what my family can tolerate, so more ugly / noisy stuff (that I enjoy just as much) is played less frequently. J.S. Bach - Cello Suites - Ophelie Gaillard (Aparte) J.S. Bach - Cafe Zimmermann - Concerts avec plusieurs instruments (6-CD box) (Alpha) J.S. Bach - Six Suites (Piano) - Irma Issakadze (Oehms) Johann Molter - Trumpet and Clarinet Concertos (Coviello Classics) - unexpectedly good baroque composer C.P.E. Bach - Piano Works - Ana-Marija Markovina (26-CD box) (Hänssler) C.P.E. Bach - Concertos & Symphonies (two volumes) - Berliner Barock Solisten (Deutsche Harmonia Mundi) Sylvius Leopold Weiss - The Famous Weiss. Solo Lute Works - David Miller (Timespan Recordings) - mikeweil will say these are no good, and he is probably right, but what can I do, I still love them Morton Feldman - For Bunita Marcus (piano) - Ivan Ilic (Paraty) Georg Friedrich Haas - In Vain - Klangforum Wien (KAIROS) Pascal Dusapin - Quartets 6 & 7 - Arditti Quartet (aeon)
  3. Alexander Hawkins - Iron Into Wind

    I look forward to listening to it once it's available on Spotify.
  4. Amazon Music Unlimited

    From my experience it's the same tracks that are unavailable both at Spotify and amazon unlimited. This is rights holders' decision, not that of the streaming service. You have to have "show unavailable songs in playlists" setting activated in Spotify to see what you are missing.
  5. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    Just started listening to this one. Check back with me in what, five hours?
  6. Morton Feldman

    I really like (relatively brisk) Ivan Ilic's version of 'For Bunita Marcus': http://paraty.fr/en/portfolio/ivan-ilic-plays-morton-feldman/ . Beautifully recorded too.
  7. Marty Krystall "Marty`s Mode" (K2B2) 2018

    Sidestepping a bit, don't forget this one by Neidligner's String Jazz (with Krystall) on SoulNote: http://www.camjazz.com/8024709076526-locomotive-cd.html
  8. Marty Krystall "Marty`s Mode" (K2B2) 2018

    I ordered a few CDs from K2B2 after Neidlinger's passing, and the order was handled (very promptly) by Marty Krystall. Don't have this particular CD, but I liked everything I have heard by Krystall, he's an excellent musician.
  9. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    Very nice, this one. Great composer, Cerha.
  10. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    Very nice, this one.
  11. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    Ensemble Zefiro / Alfredo Bernardini - JS Bach, The Brandenburg Concertos. I like it, quite different to any other version I have heard.
  12. Cafe Zimmermann

    I love Zimmermanns! I do not find the tempos rushed, in fact I don't think they are faster than most of the modern recordings, it is just that they have this springy tight feel about them, which I actually find very appealing. I really like the way they are recorded too - such a full warm sound. Yes, harpsichord on Bach recordings is a bit in the background, but in general harpsichord loses a lot of its timbral colors when recorded with an orchestra (IMHO), and I still have to hear a record where a harpsichord would sound good with a larger group (I love good solo harpsichord, no problems with the instrument in general). And Zimmermanns' Vivaldi is really excellent (definitely not the fastest I've heard and with very audible harpsichord):
  13. Ives - great. Will check this one.
  14. Constant Lambert - Romeo & Juliet an other works (on Hyperion) Inventive music. Abundance of great melodies. The flow is seamless, it all develops so naturally. Lambert should definitely be better known, IMHO he is easily on par with somebody like Prokofiev. Here is a Hyperion link with generous samples: https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA67545 . The CD costs just 5 pounds .
  15. In a last ditch attempt to extract some revenue from the fading CD market major labels are repackaging old recordings into budget packages, often in a form of mammoth boxes. Add to this high-quality budget labels like Naxos and reissue ones like Brilliant Classics, and you get a lot of stuff to choose from. It is becoming less a matter of price, but of over-abundance of choice. Perhaps we could let each other know of worthwhile bargains out there. I already posted my praise fort he Sony / BMG Baroque Masterpieces 60 CD (!) box, available at amazon.de for €47 (non-EU buyers will get the VAT deducted, so it will be even cheaper for them). Of my recent bargain purchases I can also recommend Ravel's Orchestral Works 3 CD set by Orchestre de Paris / Martinon on EMI available for £5 at amazon.co.uk I am considering a few more budget boxes. Can anyone comment on them? Leinsdorf / Boston Symphony - Prokofiev - EMI - 6 CDs - €14 at amazon.fr Mravinsky / Leningrad Philharmonic - Erato - 12 CDs - €16 at amazon.fr 50th anniversary of Liege Philharmonic - Cypres - 50 CDs - €40 at amazon.fr (a lot of Belgian composers I have never heard of) James Levine / Various orchestras - Maher Symphonies - EMI - 10CDs - €20 at amazon.fr
  16. Andrew Norman?

    Listened to "Play". Sounds OK. Does not really work as a whole, IMO, but a lot of nice hooks. Sounds like a Hollywood film composer who decided that he needs to go wild. Will listen some more.
  17. Brandenburg Concerti

    Cafe Zimmermann's versions are my favorite. Energetic HIP performances in outstanding sound.
  18. 12 New Jazz Artists to Watch in 2019

    Saw her live once, she's good.
  19. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    Oh yes. A nice review here: http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2018/Nov/Fox_topophony_211.htm
  20. CIMP has own website

    Is the label still alive?
  21. Pianist Georg Vogel

    Young guy, he is also a composer / performer of microtonal music, but here he plays in a standard jazz piano trio format. I thought this was good:
  22. Jacob Sacks - Fishes (Clean Feed)

    As per psi website: I called it psi for all the associations with irrational numbers, golden ratios etc but above all for the Psi phenomena which I am convinced are at the heart of improvised music making. I remember reading Evan Parker's interview where he said that the label has essentially folded. And it has its share of bad-sounding (and plain bad) releases - Thomas / Strid / Thomas "wazifa", for example. Clean Feed definitely did some record production / mastering themselves at the beginning, not sure about now. I actually like their current album artwork quite a bit. The sound of the newer releases is mostly good. There are too many releases on the label, I haven't been catching up lately, but among the newish ones I really liked Gerry Hemingway's "Riptide" (also with Eskelin) a lot. I am listening to Sacks's album on Spotify right now, I'm on track 2, sounds OK so far with my regular reservations about Malaby's playing reconfirmed.
  23. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    Listened to this one, did not like it that much - neither the works, nor the performance. I am not a fan or Ars Antiqua Austria either (saw them live a couple of times), although I do like Gunnar Letzbor's forceful performance of Bach solo violin sonatas and partitas. For the last couple of years this has been my go-to disc for baroque lute music: http://www.timespanrecordings.co.uk/david-miller---baroque-lute.html