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#7441 ejp626

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 01:53 PM

Last night (which kicked off my current Everest kick):
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Also Slatkin conducting Vaughan Williams Sinfonia Antarctica, which was enjoyable.

This week at work, I am going through 2 more box sets, the recently purchased Guarneri Quartet Plays Mozart and an older purcahse -- the Amadeus Quartet 1950s Mozart Recordings. I think/hope it will be instructive to hear two approaches to the same pieces (85% overlap between the two boxes).

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:05 PM

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Ives: Concord Sonata - Marc-Andre Hamelin (Hyperion)

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:03 AM

On repeat for the last two days:


Scelsi - Ouevres pour choeur et orchestre (Accord). Man, this is great stuff.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:28 AM

J.S. Bach - Suite No.6 for Solo Cello & Sonata in G Major for Cello and Piano - Janos Starker / Gyorgy Sebok - Mercury SACD

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:47 AM

On repeat for the last two days:


Scelsi - Ouevres pour choeur et orchestre (Accord). Man, this is great stuff.

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Yes, awesome! Prior to the reissue, the individual Accord discs were long OOP and difficult to find.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:31 PM

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:28 PM

Haydn - String Quartet Op.54', No.1 - Parkanyi Quartet - Praga Digitals SACD

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:24 AM

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1st disc.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 11:13 AM

Cherubini - Sinfonia In Re Maggiore and 3 Overtures - ORT-Orchestra della Toscana / Donato Renzetti - Europa Musica

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 04:01 PM

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Mozart: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 22 - Artur Schnabel/Bruno Walter/Philharonic-S.O.; Piano Sonata No. 8 - Artur Schnabel; Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra - Artur Schnabel/Sir Adrian Boult/Lonson S.O. (Music & Arts)

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:21 AM

Schubert - String Quartet No. 8, D 112 - Takacs Quartet - Hungaroton

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:05 PM

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Elliott Carter - A Nonesuch Retrospective, disc 3:

Variations for Orchestra - Chicago SO/James Levine
String Quartet No. 2 - Composers Quartet
Double Concerto for Harpsichord and Piano and Two Chamber Orchestras - Paul Jacobs, Gilbert Kalish, Contemporary Chamber Ensemble/Arthur Weisberg

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 11:26 AM

J.S. Bach - Sonata No.1, BWV 1001 for Violin - Itzhak Perlman - EMI

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:51 AM

Shostakovich 1 (after hearing Ken Barlow playing Shostakovich 5 in an episode of Coronation Street the other night).

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Just the AofF.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:57 AM

Schubert- Piano Sonata D 568 - Mitsuko Uchida - Philips SACD

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 05:51 AM

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Disc 2 Symphonies 2 & 4

I guess I need to be schooled a bit more on him. Why are his symphonic works considered to be the best of the late 20th century? I could say the same for Roger Sessions.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:17 AM

Parry - Symphony No.5 / From Death To Life: Symphonic Poem / Elegy for Brahms - The London Philharmonic / Matthias Bamert - Chandos

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 03:05 PM

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Disc 1

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 03:35 PM

Gade - Violin Sonata No.2, Op.21 - Irnberger and Torbianelli - Gramola SACD

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:15 PM

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Earlier today, I listened to some 19th-century saxophone music. (Yes, there is such a thing.) The Hommage a Sax album on Nuova Era features the Quartetto di Sassofoni Accademia (and Claude Delangle on one piece) playing music by Savari, Singelee, Florio, Mohr, and Jonas. I also played the four Singelee pieces for saxophone and piano on the Delangle Historic Saxophone CD on Bis. None of this music will change your life; it's all pretty conservative for the time, and none is particularly original. But it's all enjoyable. I was particularly fascinated by the two long pieces by Jean Nicholas Savari (1786-1853) - saxophone music written by someone born in the 18th century.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:32 AM

Curious about this. Anyone heard it?



ERIK CHISHOLM (1904–1965)
 
Piano Concertos
 
Danny Driver - piano
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Rory Macdonald
 
Piano Concerto No 1 ‘Pěobaireachd’
1 Molto moderato (tranquillo) [12'05]
2 Allegro scherzando [4'54]
3 Adagio [8'59]
4 Allegro con brio [7'35]
 
Piano Concerto No 2 ‘Hindustani’
5 Poco maestoso e con fuoco [15'25]
6 Tema con variazioni: Andante [12'11]
7 Rondo burlesca: Allegretto [7'28]
 
Who was Erik Chisholm? A fascinating musical polymath: composer, conductor and performer, and collector of folk music from his native Scotland. Born in Glasgow in 1904, his attitude to music was progressive, looking towards central European modernism (he was dubbed ‘MacBartók’). Chisholm’s understanding and mastery of the piano—he performed the Scottish premieres of Rachmaninov’s Third and Bartók’s First Concertos—is evident in his two concertos. The first, ‘Pěobaireachd’, literally ‘pipe music’—that of the classical Highland bagpipes—uses these sinuous traditional themes to thrilling effect in a work that’s both exotic and lyrical; the ‘Hindustani’ concerto was inspired by Chisholm’s posting to the Far East during the Second World War and friendship with Sorabji, and is based upon a series of ragas.
 
Hyperion rising star Danny Driver is the scintillating soloist alongside the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Rory Macdonald in these captivatingly original works.
 
Hyperion Records CDA67880

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Disc 2 Symphonies 2 & 4

I guess I need to be schooled a bit more on him. Why are his symphonic works considered to be the best of the late 20th century? I could say the same for Roger Sessions.


I find his music dull . CD collectors seem to like it, but this stuff is never played.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:32 AM

Tchaikovsky - String Quartet No.1, Op.11 - Utrecht String Quartet - MDG SACD

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:15 PM

George Solti Romantic Russia (Glinka, Mussorgsky, Borodin) played by London Symphony Orchestra.

This is from the Decca Box. Apparently the stand-alone CD added Solti conducting Tchaikovsky Symphony 2 at the end, though many reviewers were most unkind to it (saying that the ensemble was simply not up to par). In this version, 4 overtures and marches by Franz von Suppe (played by Wiener Philharmoniker) are added instead of the symphony. They are coming up shortly and I can see if this was a good move or not.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 02:03 PM

Nikolai Korndorf - A New Heaven (BBC SO / Lazarev (Sony). Beautiful!

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It's a shame Korndorf is not known better, he was such an excellent composer.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 02:03 PM

Eduard Franck - String Quintet in C Minor, Op.51 - Edinger/Kaiser/Kimstedt/ Haiberg/ Maechler - Audite SACD

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:43 AM

Beethoven - Symphony No.5 : Piano Transcription by Liszt - Glenn Gould - Sony Classical

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:36 PM

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Bruch: Scottish Fantasia - David Oistrakh/Jascha Horenstein/LSO (Decca/Lim XRCD)

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:48 PM

Schubert - Piano Trio in E Flat, D 929 - Guarneri Trio Prague - Praga Digitals SACD

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:53 PM

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Bruch: Scottish Fantasia - David Oistrakh/Jascha Horenstein/LSO (Decca/Lim XRCD)


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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:38 AM

J.S.Bach - Violin Sonatas BWV 1014 & 1015 - Arthur Grumiaux - Philips




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