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21.7.18

#morninglistening to #JohannSebastianBach’s #organMusic...



#morninglistening to #JohannSebastianBach’s #organMusic w/#MichelChapuis on #UnitedArchives

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/2XZ910P

see also the Bach Organ Cycle Survey on @ionarts

1966-70, Andersen organ, #Copenhagen; #ArpSchnitger organ, #Zwolle; #BeckerathOrgan, #Hamm etc.

Unrest in the beat can be unnerving; some #Toccatas and Fugues are quite marvelous, though.

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #EarlyMusic #baroquemusic Valois/#Naïve #Bach



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#morninglistening to #Victoria w/@StileAntico on @harmoniamundi...



#morninglistening to #Victoria
w/@StileAntico on @harmoniamundi / @PIASclassicsUSA

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/2BuUq46

#Tenebrae Responsories

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection
#TomasLuisdeVictoria
#EarlyMusic #Renaissance #vocalmusic #noFilter #acapella #SpanishClassicalMusic music #sacredmusic



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20.7.18

#morninglistening to #JohannPeterPixis #PianoTrios...



#morninglistening to #JohannPeterPixis #PianoTrios w/#LeonorePianoTrio on @hyperionrecords / @PIASclassicsUSA

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/2ZhSpq9

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #GermanClassicalMusic #germanromanticism #romanticmusic #noFilter #PianoTrio #Pixis



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#morninglistening to #JacobObrecht w/@BrabantEnsemble &...



#morninglistening to #JacobObrecht
w/@BrabantEnsemble & @SterenceRice on @hyperionrecords / @PIASclassicsUSA

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

#MissaGrecorum (Dulce et Grecorum est, pro patria voce)

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #EarlyMusic #Renaissance #vocalmusic #noFilter #acapella #italianmusic #sacredmusic #LowCountryMusic #TheBrabantEnsemble



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19.7.18

#morninglistening to the #Bach #GoldbergVariations...



#morninglistening to the #Bach #GoldbergVariations w/@miraopalinska on @elevenkinds

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/6p1RwZ6

Opening shot of a listening-session to half a dozen new Goldberg recordings.

#BWV988
#ElevenKinds #classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection
#classicalcdcollection #solokeyboard #EarlyMusic #baroquemusic #Steinway #harpsichordmusic #MiraOpalinska #JohannSebastianBach



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18.7.18

Forbes Classical CD Of The Week: Krystian Zimerman And A Brush With Grażyna


...“A lot happens in my music,” Grażyna Bacewicz is quoted in the fine liner notes; “it’s aggressive and at the same time lyrical.” That’s exactly right and every listener will get that impression from the first hearing. But the music is also complex, extremely well written – which is something that gives the music its staying power and its ability to delight yet even more, after each repeat-listening. The key is now to get Bacewicz performed often enough to be able to enjoy not just first, but repeat-listenings. Until then, this CD serves us very well…

-> Classical CD Of The Week: Krystian Zimerman And A Brush With Grażyna



#morninglistening to #Mozart’s #MagicFlute in...



#morninglistening to #Mozart’s #MagicFlute in #OttoKlemperer’s classic recording for EMI / @warnerclassics:

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/2LN9W0s

@Philharmonia + #NicolaiGedda #GundulaJanowitz#WalterBerry #LuciaPopp #GottlobFrick #FranzCrass #ElisabethSchwarzkopf #ChristaLudwig et al.!

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #WolfgangAmadeusMozart #opera #Singspiel #wienerklassik



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17.7.18

#morninglistening to the #Korngold’s #Symphony w/#...



#morninglistening to the #Korngold’s #Symphony w/# @bbcphilharmonic on @chandosrecords

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

(on @DealWHudson’s advice, who likes this performance especially)

#EdwardDownes & #BBCPhilharmonic

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection
#classicalcdcollection #surprisedbybeauty #orchestralmusic #SymphonicMusic #erichwolfgangkorngold #20thcenturyclassical #orchestralsongs



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#morninglistening to the #Bach #ChoralMusic w/#HelmuthRilling on...



#morninglistening to the #Bach #ChoralMusic w/#HelmuthRilling on @HaensslerMusic

Amazon: https://a-fwd.to/5NAGFhD

#GermanMass

w/#gaechingerkantorei, #BachCollegiumStuttgart & #GerhardGnann (organ)

very much in memory of EzG. ♡

#HaensslerClassic #classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection
#classicalcdcollection #chorales #EarlyMusic #baroquemusic #JohannSebastianBach #DeutscheMesse



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#morninglistening to #Beethoven’s #Scottish side on...



#morninglistening to #Beethoven’s #Scottish side on @GramolaKlassik:

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Essentially a continuation of the Haydn cycle on @brilliantclassics w/#TrioVanBeethoven, #JamieMacDougall & #LornaAnderson - fine, even as Beethoven wasn’t as into it as Haydn, by the sound of it.

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #liedmelodieartsong #PianoTrio



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15.7.18

#morninglistening tuned to #FRACRO @FIFAWorldCup final:...



#morninglistening tuned to #FRACRO @FIFAWorldCup final: #Pejačevič vs. #Debussy.

(https://amzn.to/2LbjgtT)

#classicalmusic & real #football.

#classicalcdcollection #classicalmusiccollection #orchestralmusic #ClaudeDebussy #MarinaBaranova #croatianmusic #pianomusic



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#morninglistening to #SPECTER - #Antheil...



#morninglistening to #SPECTER - #Antheil w/@Duo_Odeon

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“Gebauer” #ViolinSonata No.4, #ViolinConcerto (reduction) & #SpecterOfTheRose #Waltzes

#AmericanClassicalMusic #20thcenturyclassical #SurprisedByBeauty #classicalcdcollection #classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #chambermusic #DasDeutscheKrokodil



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14.7.18

#morninglistening to #Jongen & #Britten for #BELENG match...



#morninglistening to #Jongen & #Britten for #BELENG match for third place @FIFAWorldCup. (Congrats to #JosephJongen / @BelRedDevils)

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#celloconcerto #belgianclassicalmusic #orchestralmusic #classicalcdcollection #classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #football



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#morninglistening to #Munich-#American composer #GloriaCoates in...



#morninglistening to #Munich-#American composer #GloriaCoates in #chambermusic & #Symphony No.10

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



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13.7.18

Big Boxes: Rostropovich On Warner

by Jens F. Laurson

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After lavish and huge boxed sets for Maria Callas and Itzhak Perlman, Warner Classics–drawing on its combined EMI Classics, Warner, and Erato back-catalogues–set its sights on Mstislav Rostropovich. The result is a still luxuriant 40-CD box with the same quality documentation (a 200-page... Continue Reading



Rostropovich & Ozawa: Dvorak Cello Concerto. Excerpt

10/10 on ClassicsToday: Vivaldi, Bagpipes, and Drunken Sailors


Vivaldi–Bagpipes, And Drunken Sailors

by Jens F. Laurson

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This disc opens with terrific, riveting interpretations of famous Vivaldi concertos “La Tempesta di Mare” and “Il Gardellino”–performances that absolutely fly off the page thanks to Jeremy Irons look-alike François Lazarevitch directing his band Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien while pla... Continue Reading


The Four Seasons (Il quattro stagione), excerpt 1




The Four Seasons (Il quattro stagione), excerpt 2

#morninglistening to #AmericanClassicalMusic of #Ruggles,...



#morninglistening to #AmericanClassicalMusic of #Ruggles, #Stucky & #Harbison on @NaxosRecords.

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Duh, #SunTreader, not Sun-Trader, as I had always called it in my head!!

#JohnHarbison #CarlRuggles #StevenStucky #classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #20thcenturyclassical #surprisedbybeauty #SymphonicMusic #symphony No.4



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12.7.18

Forbes Classical CD Of The Week: Some Like It Plush; Riccardo Chailly In Early And Rediscovered Stravinsky


...with so much unsuspected Stravinsky-goodness, it made me go and pull out my beloved Stravinsky-conducts-Stravinsky box (see also: The 10 Best Classical Recordings Of 2015) from the shelf. Why had I missed these works before? Did Stravinsky ever conduct them himself? Apart from the above-mentioned world premiere, yes. The Faun and the Shepherdess with Mary Simmons – in Russian! – and the CBC Symphony Orchestra in 1964 in Toronto ; Fireworks and the Scherzo Fantastique a year or two earlier – with the CBC Symphony the latter and with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra the former. Fireworks even got another, earlier, recording, in New York in 1946 with the New York Philharmonic. Sound quite different, there; the Lucerne Festival Orchestra is a far more luxurious-sounding body of sound; the CBC and Columbia outfits sound – comparatively – like the soundtrack to like a Turner Classic Movies film music special generally and more flitting, modern in the case of Feu d’artifice, especially. The box remains the go-to source to white-balance any expectations – but for these works, Chailly is the obvious go-to recording…

-> Classical CD Of The Week: Some Like It Plush; Riccardo Chailly In Early And Rediscovered Stravinsky



#morninglistening to the #Schumann #symphonies w/@CleveOrchestra...



#morninglistening to the #Schumann #symphonies w/@CleveOrchestra on @deccaclassics conducted by @CvDohnanyi
♡☆♡

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/3Xx4gmh

Amazing how returning to something w/@christophvondohnanyi @ the helm is invariably satisfying, even as he was less appreciated in his time than some conductors whose performances have aged far less well! Terrific. (How are these perfs. out of print???) #classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection
#classicalcdcollection #SymphonicMusic #symphony #germanromanticism #OrchestralMusic #Decca #RobertSchumann @cleveorch #clevelandorchestra



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#morninglistening to a terrific #Mendelssohn recording of...



#morninglistening to a terrific #Mendelssohn recording of #choralworks & #chambermusic on #EvilPenguinRecords w/@pieterWispelwey

https://amzn.to/2JfkRtX

#PianoTrio No.2, #motets, #DeutscheLiturgie et al., all #JohannSebastianBach-inspired works

#FlemishRadioChoir #AlasdairBeatson #PieterWispelwey #PekkaKuusisto #herveniquet / #hervéniquet #germanromanticism



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11.7.18

#morninglistening is back from mini-holiday w/#Bruckner...



#morninglistening is back from mini-holiday w/#Bruckner #pianomusic w/#AnaMarijaMarkovina on @HaensslerMusic

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Aus Kitzlers Studienbuch! Titillating!

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #germanromanticism #solokeyboard #WorldPremiereRecordings #AntonBruckner #HaensslerClassic


P.S. Someone I’d love to see appear with the @brucknerorchesterlinz!



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9.7.18

Forbes Review: A Dress, Two Stars And A Trout 'Electric-Eclectic'


...Mutter’s tone is electric-fragile-light one second; searing like a devil’s pitchfork the next; then airy and free like a canary’s trill. Espressivo, ladies and gentlemen! Her collaborators, other than fellow yellow-label star Trifonov, are artists in some way associated with ASM’s own foundation and include the excellent cellist Maximilian Hornung, whose exposed cello-lines in the last movement are particularly delicious, even if they are brief. The three do their part very amiably and keep this half-explosive, half-subdued, rather speedy performance in otherwise most tasteful line…

-> Review: A Dress, Two Stars And A Trout 'Electric-Eclectic'



7.7.18

#morninglistening to this surprising, terrific reissue of...



#morninglistening to this surprising, terrific reissue of @warnerclassics / @warnerclassicsUS: #prokofjev #PianoSonatas w/#Ovchinnikov

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2KOOgjf

Just the thing for #RUSCRO

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #solokeyboard #pianomusic #20thcenturyclassical #20thCenturyMusic #sergeiprokofiev #prokofjew #WarnerClassics



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6.7.18

Forbes Classical CD Of The Week: Lied-And-Mélodie Beauties From Viktor Ullmann


...Christina Landshamer’s song recital on Oehms has two short cycles by Austrian composer Viktor Ullmann (1898 – 1944) embedded in selected Robert Schumann songs. You could take the CD as a business card of Christina Landshamer’s, a young and fast-rising all-purpose soprano from Munich, presenting a bit of the conventional with Schumann alongside the unusual with Ullmann (fair enough) and celebrating her youthful, neutral, natural voice – channeled and slightly accelerated through an artificial narrowness – in the process...

-> Classical CD Of The Week: Lied-And-Mélodie Beauties From Viktor Ullmann



3.7.18

#morninglistening to #Bartók #ViolinConcertos w/@rcapucon &...



#morninglistening
to #Bartók #ViolinConcertos w/@rcapucon & @LondonSymphony

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#classicalcdcollection #classicalmusic
#classicalmusiccollection #20thcenturyclassical
#HungarianClassicalMusic #ViolinConcerto #BelaBartok or #bélabartók #Bartok

p.s. rognons de veau forestières!



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1.7.18

#morninglistening to the #Bach #BrandenburgConcertos w/lovely...



#morninglistening to the #Bach #BrandenburgConcertos w/lovely #ReinhardGoebel & #BerlinerBarockSolisten

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2lJUWRH

#BWV1046-51

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection
#classicalcdcollection #chambermusic #EarlyMusic #baroquemusic #orchestralmusic #JohannSebastianBach



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