What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postby vinteuil » Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:55 pm

Gesamtkunstwerk wrote:Wagner's Ring (as a summer project). Just finished Siegfried Act II while following along in the libretto. I think my German class is starting to pay off...!

One Sunday, I took the day off and listened to Solti's Ring...I think it scarred me for life :D
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postby allegroamabile » Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:01 am

Frederick Delius- Piano Concerto in C minor: I. Allegro ma non troppo

Piers Lane, piano with the Ulster Orchestra under David Lloyd-Jones

This was one of Percy Grainger's favorite pieces, and he performed it frequetly as a pianist.

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postby allegroamabile » Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:32 pm

Mendelssohn's War March of the Priests from Athalie, Op. 74

New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstin
You could say this is the German version of Rimsky-Korsakov's Procession of the Nobles. :)

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postby vinteuil » Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:01 pm

Or you could call that a Russian version of the Mendelssohn, which comes how many years earlier?
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postby allegroamabile » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:40 pm

perlnerd666 wrote:Or you could call that a Russian version of the Mendelssohn, which comes how many years earlier?


Ha, I was thinking the same thing, although I did know the Rimsky-Korsakov before the Mendelssohn.

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postby Lyle Neff » Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:26 am

allegroamabile wrote:
perlnerd666 wrote:Or you could call that a Russian version of the Mendelssohn, which comes how many years earlier?

Ha, I was thinking the same thing, although I did know the Rimsky-Korsakov before the Mendelssohn.

Then again, the Rimsky-Korsakov isn't a march -- unless you've got three legs.

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postby sbeckmesser » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:44 pm

La Boheme, MET, 1953, Albanese as Mimi. SIRIUS MET internet feed. At noon I'm looking forward to Parsifal with Domingo and Urmana and the typically too-slow-Act III James Levine.

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postby allegroamabile » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:19 pm

Lyle Neff wrote:Then again, the Rimsky-Korsakov isn't a march -- unless you've got three legs.

:mrgreen:


Haha, the 3/4 meter. :)

I'm listening to Wagner's Tannhauser: Dir tone Lob!

I love the duet between the voice and the harp where the melody comes from one of the main themes of the overture. Who also can't love the haunting chorus from the Nacht euch dem Strande scene?

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postby dwil9798 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:32 am

Rossini: Mosè in Egitto. Ruggero Raimondi as Moses, Claudio Scimone conducting. The prayer chorus, Dal tuo stellato soglio.

Probably my favorite choral piece of all time, funny because I normally don't like Rossini.

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postby sbeckmesser » Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:46 pm

Wagner: Meistersinger, 3rd Act. Recent BBC Proms performance with Bryn Terfel as Sachs (the best of the cast) being streamed at 128 kbps in replay by Australian Broadcasting in Sydney. Sound is much better than that streamed by the BBC itself when they broadcast the live performance. For shame, Beeb!

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postby allegroamabile » Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:19 pm

Wagner- Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral from Lohengrin (arr. band)

United States Marine Band under Colonel Albert F. Schoepper

A Wagner work written in sonata form. :)

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postby dwil9798 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:53 pm

Schreker's Nachtstuck from Der ferne Klang, as part of the Proms, with the Deutches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, conducted by Ingo Metzmacher. This is only the third time Schreker has been played at the Proms. Next in the concert: Korngold's Violin Concerto, then Mahler's Seventh.

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postby Allan » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:19 am

Sibelius Op. 75, performed by Izumi Tateno.

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postby allegroamabile » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:51 pm

Anton Bruckner's String Quintet in F major: IV. Finale; Lebhaft bewegt

Raphael Quartet with Prunella Pacey, viola

The only Bruckner I like so far. You have nice melodies and some emotional moments in this one.

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Postby allegroamabile » Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:48 am

Brahms- Clarinet Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 120 (orchestration by L. Berio): II. Andante un poco adagio

Reiner Wehle, clarinet with the Philharmonisches Orchester under Hansestadt Lubeck

I find Berio's transcription of this piece very effective, composed with a rather Brahmsian orchestration characterized by frequent oboe solos. The introduction he adds to the first and second movement sounds a great deal like Brahms as well, which also gives it more of a concerto-like feeling.


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