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31.1.18

#morninglistening to #Debussy on @WarnerClassicsUS /...



#morninglistening to #Debussy on @WarnerClassicsUS / @WarnerClassics’ complete #ClaudeDebussy Edition

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/5MRfkj0

☆♡☆

Starting with piano works, naturally, such as: #Images (oubliées) & #SuiteBergamesque et al. w/#AldoCiccolini

#classicalcdcollection #classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #pianomusic #solokeyboard #CompleteDebussy #WarnerClassics #DebussyEdition

Missing good old #Gieseking, but I guess the sound on that is too dated.



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#morninglistening to #BélaBartók w/@chicagosymphony under...



#morninglistening to #BélaBartók w/@chicagosymphony under #PierreBoulez on @DGclassics:

Amazon:http://a-fwd.to/2vyOm88

Bluebeard’s Castle

with a fab cast of #JessyeNorman & #LászlóPolgár.

#opera #surprisedbybeauty #Bartok #classicalmusic #BelaBartok #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #vocalmusic #20thCenturyMusic #20thcenturyclassical



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30.1.18

#morninglistening to #Britten & #Hindemith...



#morninglistening to #Britten & #Hindemith w/#ArabellaSteinbacher, w/@rsb_orchester & #VladimirJurowski

on @pentatonemusic

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/4LUEXaq

#violinconcertos - @SurprisedBeauty music beautifully – too much so? – played.

#classicalcdcollection #classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #violinconcerto #20thCenturyMusic #20thcenturyclassical #BenjaminBritten #PaulHindemith



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#morninglistening to #Debussy w/@SeongJinCho on...



#morninglistening to #Debussy w/@SeongJinCho on @dgclassics

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/6JLoIPy

in a truly terrific recital.

#Images #ChildrensCorner #SuiteBergamesque #LIsleJoyeuse

#classicalcdcollection #classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #pianomusic #solokeyboard #SeongJinCho



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Welcome to Vienna, Marin Alsop!

Marin Alsop. Picture © Grant Leighton


Latest on Forbes:

Marin Alsop Appointed New Music Director Of ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra


Veteran conductor Marin Alsop has been named the new music director of the Austrian Broadcasting Company’s Radio Symphony Orchestra in Vienna (ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, or Vienna RSO; also referred to as the ORF Symphony Orchestra) starting with the 2019/20 season[1]. The Vienna RSO is one of four professional symphony orchestras in the greater Vienna region and vies with the Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra for that fourth spot – with the Vienna Philharmonic and Vienna Symphony locked in first and second place, respectively.

A Difficult Search

The orchestra had been looking for a new candidate for a good while and the search for a successor to Cornelius Meister, who is leaving after this season, cannot have been easy. (Hence the interim year without a chief conductor.) The job isn’t so prestigious that an established conductor with a humming international career is prone to take it. But it also takes a good deal for a conductor to hold his own in Vienna; to have a pronounced enough profile that gets noticed despite the orchestral big-boys vying for medial attention...

...

A Blue Fingerprint

What does this appointment mean for Women-conductors: Not that much, probably; not nearly as much as it does for journalists who love writing about that issue. Still, there is the symbolic value that an orchestra in Vienna, a town with, as the Guardian put it, a notoriously “fusty attitude towards women” in the music world, is now led by a woman. But Maestra Alsop – and in this may lie the most positive aspect for women-conductors if isn’t ruined by vapid journalistic coverage that reduces it solely to this issue – wasn’t appointed because she is a woman. (Which is presumably the only way a woman conductor would want to be appointed.) Her gender had nothing to do with it, except for the afterthought that it might serve as a nice angle to sell the story to editors who would not otherwise report about the Vienna RSO.

What will have had something to do with it, however, was Marin Alsop’s relation with the largest classical record label and all-around industry behemoth – Naxos Records. Marin Alsop has been with Naxos for many years; she was probably the first truly renowned conductor to record exclusively for Naxos – and also the first conductor whose career was notably helped by the Naxos exposure. (Previously, artists may have thought it the reputational touch-of-death to appear for the cheapo-Naxos label.) Their relation was symbiotic, successful, and prolific – and remains so.

Naxos is certainly keen on an orchestral presence with a quality orchestra in the continental European market – especially the hometown of classical music (if you will), Vienna...

Complete article on Forbes: Marin Alsop Appointed New Music Director Of ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra

29.1.18

#morninglistening to - I don’t know what. It’s not...



#morninglistening to - I don’t know what. It’s not classical, but it kicks rearend! #ElectroAcoustic goodness from @RogerDoyle1 et al. on @Heresy_Records

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/1uhhBL2

“A Map of the Kingdom of Ireland”

#electroacousticmusic #cdcollection #ireland #RogerDoyle #



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28.1.18

#morninglistening to #Mahler on #BrattleMedia w/@BosPhi’s...



#morninglistening to #Mahler on #BrattleMedia w/@BosPhi’s @BosPhilYouth under @BenjaminZander

http://amzn.to/2DJ6mke

in his third recording of #Symphony No.6

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #GustavMahler #orchestralmusic #symphonies #ScherzoAndante!



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27.1.18

#morninglistening to #Mahler on #BISrecords w/@mn_orchestra...



#morninglistening to #Mahler on #BISrecords w/@mn_orchestra & @OsmoVanska

http://a-fwd.de/7wr9d3H

in #Symphony No.5

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #GustavMahler #orchestralmusic #symphonies

incl. an enormously slow, even glacial #Adagiettio - almost rivaling Haitink/Berlin… but not quite.



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#morninglistening to @BrightSheng1 on @NaxosRecords...



#morninglistening to @BrightSheng1 on @NaxosRecords w/@ShanghaiQuartet & #PeterSerkin

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/5MQhnMy

Includes “Songs for Piano” 1 & 2, #StringQuartet No.5 and the #violinsonata of the misleadingly titled CD’ name: A night at the Chinese Opera.

Music influenced by multiple worlds yet never stooping to the stereotypes of “cross-over” or “East-meets-West” hokum. It just is. And it’s good. #classicalmusic #Transnationalmusic

#naxosrecords #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #ChamberMusic #pianosonatas #stringquartet #ChineseMusic ? #BrightSheng



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26.1.18

#morninglistening to #Langgaard et al. w/#DanishPianoTrio on...



#morninglistening to #Langgaard et al. w/#DanishPianoTrio on @DacapoRecords

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/2KbZcp3

#PianoTrios, continuing my enduring love for #RuedLanggaard but also #NielsGade & P.E. #LangeMüller

@SurprisedBeauty Music! ♡☆♡ #chambermusic #classicalmusic #surprisedbybeauty #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #orchestralmusic #danishmusic #repertoireexplorer #PianoTrio



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#morninglistening to #Bruckner on @hyperionrecords...



#morninglistening to #Bruckner on @hyperionrecords w/#CorydonSingers & #MatthewBest

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/1L5NcKqq1

Terrific performance of the F-minor #Mass and #Psalm 150 on #HyperionRecords

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #choralmusic #vocalmusic #OrchestralMusic #Psalm150 #secularmusic #Corydon’s claim to fame.



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#morninglistening to #Sibelius (kanssa sammakko) on #BIS...



#morninglistening to #Sibelius (kanssa sammakko) on #BIS w/#FolkeGräsbeck

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/HqrbrXh

on Sibelius’ own @steinwayandsons piano.

Surprisingly (?) wonderful disc!

@surprisedBeauty music

#classicalmusic #pianomusic #transcriptions #solokeyboard #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #contemporarymusic #20thCenturyMusic #finnishmusic #OrchestralMusic #JeanSibelius #Frog (med en groda/frosk)



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25.1.18

#morninglistening to #Vasks’ #LaudateDominum et al....



#morninglistening to #Vasks’ #LaudateDominum et al. w/@radiokoris & @sinfoniettaRiga under #SigvardsKlava:

http://a-fwd.to/41E6V3j

♡♡♡ “embarrassingly beautiful”

A surefire @surprisedbeauty inclusion!

#PeterisVasks #vocalmusic #classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #contemporarymusic #21stCenturyMusic #PēterisVasks #choralmusic #symphonies #christianmusic #religiousmusic



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#morninglistening to #Wagenseil #symphonies w/@lorfeo_baroque...



#morninglistening to #Wagenseil #symphonies w/@lorfeo_baroque in knock-out performances! on #cpo

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/6nMML1i

Wagenseil: The official composer of @AAA_national / @AAAauto!

#classicalmusic #classicism #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #orchestralmusic #Symphony #lorfeobarockorchester #michiGaigg #noFilter



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24.1.18

#morninglistening to #vonEinem’s “#Bruckner...



#morninglistening to #vonEinem’s “#Bruckner Dialog” w/@ViennaSymphony under #LovroVonMatacic on #Orfeo

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/5nimFlB

(just before VSO played a smashing B-8 @Musikverein tonight)

also in #Haydn #103 & #Schubert 8th (7th) Symphony (#unfinished)

(♡♡♡) #classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #WienerKlassik #20thCenturyMusic #repertoireexplorer #lovrovonmatačić #FranzSchubert #JosephHaydn #GottfriedvonEinem



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#morninglistening to #Handel’s #IsraelinEgypt w/@LFChorus...



#morninglistening to #Handel’s #IsraelinEgypt w/@LFChorus & @ECOrchestra under #CharlesMackerras on @dgclassics:

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/4EtnoMS

Not HIP, just full of love. ♡

The oratorio that gave a whole new meaning to parody-composition: 10% original content, 90% awesome.
#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #EarlyMusic #englishclassicalmusic #baroquemusic
#choralmusic #englishchamberorchestra #LeedsFestival Chorus #Mackerras #LeedsFestivalChorus #GeorgFredericHandel



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Mariss Jansons becomes an Honorary Member of the Berlin Philharmonic


Mariss Jansons, Philipp Bohnen (Member of the Philharmonic Association), Knut Weber (Orchestra Board), Andrea Zietzschmann (General Manager)
Photo courtesy Berlin Philharmonic, © Stephan Rabold



They didn't make him their new Chief Conductor when they voted two years ago, but how they've made him an honorary member: As per the PR office of the Berlin Philharmonic, the Berliner Philharmoniker welcomed Mariss Jansons as an honorary member of the orchestra earlier today, before their rehearsal for the concerts with Schumann's Piano Concerto (with Daniil Trifonov, who looks ever more like Jan Böhmermann) and Bruckner's Sixth Symphony (Jan. 25th through the 27th), and thus "expressing their gratitude for a long association". (See also The Berlin Philharmonic's Next Conductor: The Odds And Ends and Kirill Petrenko Is The New Chief Conductor Of The Berlin Philharmonic)

In this he joins fellow conductors Daniel Barenboim, Bernard Haitink, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Seiji Ozawa.

This statement from orchestra board member Knut Weber came with it:
For many years the Berliner Philharmoniker and the public have again and again experienced fascinating concerts with and thanks to you. Dear Mariss Jansons, it is a great pleasure for us all to have you with us this week. It is our heartfelt wish to thank you by conferring honorary membership in our orchestra on you. Thank you for many years of unique musical cooperation, for unforgettable concerts – in short, for your wonderful friendship.









23.1.18

#morninglistening to #Bach #cellosuites on @eudorarecords...



#morninglistening to #Bach #cellosuites on @eudorarecords w/@soundceku on the #guitar

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/2MhMv0h

Works terrifically well.

#PetritCeku started recording on @NaxosRecords ’ Laureate Guitar series.

Much preferred to transcriptions for harp or marimba, certainly

#transcriptions
#classicalmusic #SACD #classicalmusiccollection #chambermusic #EarlyMusic #baroquemusic #PetritÇeku

#guitarmusic now what was music for #solocello



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#morninglistening to #VaughanWilliams & #Bernstein w/&...



#morninglistening to #VaughanWilliams & #Bernstein w/& on @ChoirOfKingsCam

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/6gZADH0

@RVWSociety / @RVWtweets / @LennyBernstein

Dona nobis pacem & #ChichesterPsalms - one of Lennies better works. @surprisedbeauty music!

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #choralmusic #20thCenturyMusic #britishmusic #americanclassicalmusic #surprisedbybeauty



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22.1.18

#morninglistening to #ClaudeBaker on @NaxosRecords...



#morninglistening to #ClaudeBaker on @NaxosRecords w/@Indy_Symphony & #marcandrehamelin in “From Noon to Starry Night”

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/BJL4iIg + “Aus Schwanengesang”

Terrific stuff; an upcoming #CDoftheWeek on #Forbes.com

#classicalmusic #naxosrecords #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #pianoconcerto #repertoireexplorer #21stCenturyMusic #contemporarymusic #OrchestralMusic #americanclassicalmusic #surprisedbybeauty music!



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#morninglistening to #Dvorak on @NaxosRecords...



#morninglistening to #Dvorak on @NaxosRecords w/@TempestTrio

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/5S9e0D3

#classicalmusic #naxosrecords #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #ChamberMusic #PianoTrio #Dvořák / #antonindvorak / #antoníndvořák #pianotrios #czechmusic



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20.1.18

#morninglistening to #Busoni-#Bach transcriptions on...



#morninglistening to #Busoni-#Bach transcriptions on @capricciorec w/#PeterRösel

http://amzn.to/2EYU3w2

(also on @berlinclassics)

#classicalmusic #EarlyMusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #baroquemusic #solokeyboard #pianomusic #transcription #transcriptions of works for solo violin and other instruments by #ferrucioBusoni. The playing, alas, is hard and unyielding and not very pleasant listening to my ears. Then again, the Amazon reviews all rave about his playing…



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#morninglistening to #Sibelius on #BIS w/@LahtiSymphony &...



#morninglistening to #Sibelius on #BIS w/@LahtiSymphony & @OsmoVanska

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/3tcclmv

#Snöfrid & other delightful #choralmusic
and #vocalmusic w/orchestra.

@surprisedBeauty music

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #contemporarymusic #20thCenturyMusic #finnishmusic #OrchestralMusic #JeanSibelius



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#morninglistening to superb playing of #SergioTiempo on a...



#morninglistening to superb playing of #SergioTiempo on a strangely unprofessional disc* on #AvantiClassic:

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/27UUzlb
“Legacy”

#Beethoven - #Chopin - #Prokofiev - #Brahms - #VillaLobos - #Piazzolla

#SACD #classicalcdcollection
#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #solokeyboard
#20thCenturyMusic #surprisedbybeauty


*a veritable family album of snap shots inside, looks like a self-made mixtape one might give to relatives. Artistic Ego getting the better of esthetic restraint. Or a bit as if he had recently died. Strange. But an amazing recital!



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18.1.18

#morninglistening to #HansZender...



#morninglistening
to #HansZender w/@koelnmusik/#WDRSinfonieorchester on #Wergo:

http://amzn.to/3GHjJeS

Dialog mit #Haydn, issei no kyO & nanzen no kyO - canto VII

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #21stcenturyclassical #20thcenturyclassical #contemporaryclassical



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On Forbes: Oh Danny, What Have You Done Now?

Picture of Daniel Hope © Nicolas Zonvi


Over on Forbes.com, I have published a bit of background information on the controversy regarding Daniel Hope's very successful attempt at suppressing a YouTube 'shred' that included him... and how he went just a little beyond that, for good measure. Bit of an ugly tale that composer-pianist-writer Moritz Eggert brought to the fore with his superb open letter to Mr. Hope. (Provided in full, translated, in the Forbes article.)

Trouble In Berlin: Whatever You Do, Don't Make A Shred Video Of Superstar Violinist Daniel Hope


"Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel? Well, Daniel Hope would, or so it seems from this open letter to the violinist, written by composer-pianist-writer Moritz Eggert in response to a spat over a YouTube "shred" that had appeared with Hope as one of the main subjects."


Link to article here.






#morninglistening to #FrancoisCouperin’s #Apotheosis on...



#morninglistening to #FrancoisCouperin’s #Apotheosis on @harmoniamundi / @piasclassicsusa

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/5D5K7S2

w/@lesartsflo’s #WilliamChristie & @talenslyriques’ #ChristopheRousset


#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #EarlyMusic #baroquemusic #harpsichord #historicalinstruments #historicallyinformedperformance #HIP #frenchmusic



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16.1.18

#morninglistening to #Beethoven w/@Singverein in arguably...



#morninglistening to #Beethoven w/@Singverein in arguably @Vienna_Phil’s best cycle of the 9 #symphonies under Hans #SchmidtIsserstedt

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/25ifLDC

on @deccaclassics Korea; a re-issue in the rest of the world would be great!

#classicalmusic
#classicalmusiccollection
#classicalcdcollection #Symphony #Ludwigvan #ludwigvanbeethoven #wienerphilharmoniker #viennaphilharmonic

With gratitude to @classic22!



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#morninglistening to #Britten’s #PaulBunyan...



#morninglistening to #Britten’s #PaulBunyan w/@vocalessencemn (1) on @warnerClassics (2):

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/52B3La1

1: formerly #PlymouthMusicSeries
2: formerly #VirginClassics

@surprisedbeauty composer #BenjaminBritten

#classicalmusic #opera #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #20thCenturyMusic #surprisedbybeauty



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#morninglistening to #Brahms #cellisonatas on @warnerclassicsus...



#morninglistening to #Brahms #cellisonatas on @warnerclassicsus @warnerclassics w/@atharaud & @QueyrasJG

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/2A3AXFa

On paper certainly the most tantalizing proposition in these works since Serkin/Rostropovich who managed one of their best senority-efforts in these works.

#classicalmusic #AlexandreTharaud #classicalmusiccollection #chambermusic #cellosonata
#JohannesBrahms #JeanGuihenQueyras #germanromanticism



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15.1.18

#morninglistening to #Purcell’s #DidoAndAeneas...



#morninglistening to #Purcell’s #DidoAndAeneas w/@permopera on @Alpha_Classics

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/4oStLQI

w/#TeodorCurrentzis

Terrific #reissue; cracking performance.

#classicalmusic
#classicalmusiccollection #alphaclassics #EarlyMusic #noFilter #reissue #opera #vocalmusic #englishclassicalmusic



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14.1.18

#morninglistening to @BENETCA on @NaxosRecords...



#morninglistening to @BENETCA on @NaxosRecords w/@BrouwerTrio

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/71IUlSG

#classicalmusic #naxosrecords #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #ChamberMusic #repertoireexplorer #21stCenturyMusic #contemporarymusic #SpanishMusic @brouwer_trio #BenetCasablanca



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#morninglistening to #AlfredoCasella on @ChandosRecords...



#morninglistening to #AlfredoCasella on @ChandosRecords w/@BBCPhilharmonic & @NosedaG

http://amzn.to/XHBS9Qn

@surprisedbeauty music.

#classicalcdcollection
#classicalmusiccollection
#classicalmusic #orchestralsongs #italianmusic #20thCenturyMusic #surprisedbybeauty



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#morninglistening to #Vivaldi on #BIS...



#morninglistening to #Vivaldi on #BIS w/@1b1tweets

http://amzn.to/Qss4NUF

#AntonioVivaldi #fluteconcertos

#classicalcdcollection
#classicalmusiccollection
#classicalmusic #EarlyMusic #baroquemusic #flutemusic #italianbaroque #recordermusic



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13.1.18

#morninglistening to #PetrEben w/ #MartinuQuartet on...



#morninglistening to #PetrEben w/ #MartinuQuartet on @supraphonCZ

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/6oa3Lk8

possibly @SurprisedBeauty-music…

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #czechmusic #ChamberMusic #stringquartet #20thCenturyMusic #surprisedbybeauty #PianoTrio #PianoQuintet



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#morninglistening to #Sibelius on @OndineRecords w/@Yle_RSO...



#morninglistening to #Sibelius on @OndineRecords w/@Yle_RSO & @hlintu

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/2vhLXRo

#lemminkäinen legends!

@surprisedBeauty music

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #contemporarymusic #20thCenturyMusic #finnishmusic #OrchestralMusic #JeanSibelius



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12.1.18

#morninglistening to #Bach w/concertoItaliano &...



#morninglistening to #Bach w/concertoItaliano & RinaldoAlessandrini on @naiverecords

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/6nyG7iI

#GoldbergVariations for small ensemble. #HIP -yet- totally unorthodox + #Passacaglia

♡♡♡ #classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #EarlyMusic #baroquemusic #ChamberMusic #JohannSebastianBach #historicalinstruments #historicallyinformedperformance #noFilter



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#morninglistening to #JuliusBeliczay’s #Symphony No.1...



#morninglistening to #JuliusBeliczay’s #Symphony No.1 & #Serenade w/#BudapestConcertOrchestra

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/3R4MzOI

Rather decent 1995 performances of rather interesting repertoire.

#classicalmusic #Sterling #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #orchestralmusic
#stringorchestra #repertoireexplorer #WorldPremiereRecordings #MAVzenekar



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11.1.18

#morninglistening to #LvB #symphonies w/@RCOamsterdam &...



#morninglistening to #LvB #symphonies w/@RCOamsterdam & @BostonSymphony

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/7aRqMHt

der under/#RafaelKubelik - part of his international #Beethoven #Symphony cycle being reissued on #SACD.

#classicalmusic
#classicalmusiccollection #Decca #orchestralmusic #germanromanticism #Ludwigvan #ludwigvanbeethoven #classicalcdcollection #Kubelik



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#morninglistening to #Stravinsky-rarities w/@LucerneFestival...



#morninglistening to #Stravinsky-rarities w/@LucerneFestival Orchestra undrr #Chailly on @DECCAclassics

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/3tW2ykd

#WorldPremiereRecordings - well, one. Ravishingly beautiful Stravinsky with the Rite a mere bonus. Igor at his most late-romantic French.

#lesacreduprintemps ♡♡♡ #classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #20thCenturyMusic #IgorStravinsky #RiccardoChailly #OrchestralMusic #orchestralsongs #lucernefestivalorchestra



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An Update about Updates to the Beethoven Piano Sonata Discography:


Readers interested in the discographies on ionarts might be interested to know that I have been working away on making some overdue updates to the Beethoven Sonata Survey:



Beethoven Sonatas - A Survey of Complete Cycles
Ronald Brautigam's BIS Cycle

Ronald Brautigam's hyper-complete cycle of the complete works for solo piano finished (on individ. volumes)


Beethoven Sonatas - A Survey of Complete Cycles
Part 3, 1977 - 1989

Eduardo del Pueyo's cycle on Pavane added, at last.


Beethoven Sonatas - A Survey of Complete Cycles
Part 4, 1990 - 1996

Bomba Piter "St.Petersburg Collective" cycle added.


Beethoven Sonatas - A Survey of Complete Cycles
Part 5, 1996 - 1999

Yaeko Yamane's cycle on Exton/Adam added.


Beethoven Sonatas - A Survey of Complete Cycles
Part 7, 2006 - 2009

Jean Muller's cycle re-issued on Membran. Irina Mejoueva's, Sequiera Costa's, and Hiroaki Ooi's cycles were newly added!


Beethoven Sonatas - A Survey of Complete Cycles
Part 8, 2010 - 2013

Sebastián Forster's self-published cycle added – and, more importantly, Paavali Jumppanen's cycle on Ondine added and given an "ionarts' choice" recommendation.


Beethoven Sonatas - A Survey of Complete Cycles
Part 9, 2014 – 2016

New cycles added by Tamami Honma (2015?, Divine Arts), Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (2011-2016, Chandos), Steven Masi (2011-2016, Troy/Albany), Martin Rasch (2014-2016, Audite Forum) and Yo Kosuge (2011-2015, Sony Japan)



Part 1: 1935 - 1966
Part 2: 1967 - 1975
Part 3: 1977 - 1989
Part 4: 1990 - 1996
Part 5: 1996 - 1999
Part 6: 2000 - 2005
Part 7: 2006 - 2009
Ronald Brautigam Special
Part 8: 2010 - 2013
Part 9: 2010 - 2013





10.1.18

#morninglistening to #Bach’s #ArtoftheFugue...



#morninglistening to #Bach’s #ArtoftheFugue w/@AccademiaBizant & #OttavioDantone on @DECCAclassics

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#DieKunstDerFuge

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#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #EarlyMusic #baroquemusic #JohannSebastianBach #historicalinstruments #historicallyinformedperformance #DieKunstDerFuge



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#morninglistening to #Reger #organworks on #cpo: Amazon:...



#morninglistening to #Reger #organworks on #cpo:

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w/#GerhardWeinberger.

After decades of dry Rheinberger, there are now two, three superb, sumptuous cycles available… This being one of them. The other is Buttmann’s on Oehms.

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #20thCenturyMusic #organmusic #noFilter #germanromanticism

Link Organ Giengen. Klais Organ Beckum

Symphonische Phantasie op.57 ¤ Sechs Trios op.47 ¤ Sieben Orgelstücke op.145 ¤ Suite op.92



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9.1.18

#morninglistening to #FrancoisCouperin’s #Apotheosis...



#morninglistening to #FrancoisCouperin’s #Apotheosis w/@gli_incogniti on @harmoniamundi / @piasclassicsusa

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w/@Amandine_Beyer

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #EarlyMusic #baroquemusic #choralmusic #historicalinstruments #historicallyinformedperformance #HIP #frenchmusic

Only downside: Garbage verbose liner notes in the French style.



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