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What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

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Mozart- Piano Concerto No.15, K.450

Dvorak - Symphony No. 9 "From The New World"

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On 12/03/2018 at 9:23 PM, soulpope said:

Are you back from the Austrian mountains :w .... ?

Oh - thank you! Yes...goodness...it’s beautiful there! And what a fantastic festival.

10 hours ago, soulpope said:

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Love these early versions!

Heard the great man live this evening, in fact...he played the a minor etude as his third encore!

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Maria Jose Montiel /mezzo) & Luiz de Moura Castro (pf):
Modinha - Brazilian Songs (Discmedi)
Ravishing set in every aspect!

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2 minutes ago, Alexander Hawkins said:

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This version of the Sinfonietta is just incredible...

I first discovered this recording on a Vox/Turnabout reissue in 1968. I was managing a record store in Bloomington Indiana and we sold something like 400 copies. This generated a phone call from George Mendelssohn, owner of Vox.

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18 minutes ago, Alexander Hawkins said:

Wow!

The Martinu is new to me, but I'm enjoying it a great deal.

This Ancerl Gold release with Janacek + Martinu is a winner ....

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Speaking of winners ....

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Oh yes! Though I have to let my CD player cool down before listening to more Liszt...had Ogdon on yesterday ;)

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14 minutes ago, Alexander Hawkins said:

Oh yes! Though I have to let my CD player cool down before listening to more Liszt...had Ogdon on yesterday ;)

Reminds me of re-reading Haruki Murakami’s novel "Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage" ....

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Ah - this is actually one of the few of his I haven't read yet! Now listening to the 1957 Michelangeli Royal Festival Hall recital...the Schumann in particular is incredible.

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35 minutes ago, Alexander Hawkins said:

Ah - this is actually one of the few of his I haven't read yet! Now listening to the 1957 Michelangeli Royal Festival Hall recital...the Schumann in particular is incredible.

Also the Debussy from that concert has his merits ..... regarding Murakami, I`m not a completis regarding his euvry but "Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage" being a perticular favourite (and - no spoiling intended - Liszt + Berman do play an important role) ....

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And actually, on Murakami...I'd forgotten that the Janacek Sinfonietta is important in 1Q84!!!

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1 hour ago, Alexander Hawkins said:

And actually, on Murakami...I'd forgotten that the Janacek Sinfonietta is important in 1Q84!!!

And actually on Janacek ;), renowed writer Milan Kundera is a dedicated supporter of Alain Planes and even wrote the liner notes for his Janacek CD released on Harmonia Mundi (btw which is gorgeous) .....

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