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15.8.18

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



#morninglistening to #Debussy on @harmoniamundi / @pias_usa

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/n0NeLnC

w/@stepdegout, #sophiekarthäuser, #EugeneAsti & #AlainPlanès

Excellent supplements for the Debussy centenary boxes from DG & Warner!

This one with #Mélodies

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection
#classicalcdcollection #vocalmusic #frenchmusic #FrenchClassicalMusic #liedmelodieartsong #ClaudeDebussy #HarmoniaMundi
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14.8.18

#morninglistening to #Buxtehude #organmusic w/#RenéSaorgin on...



#morninglistening to #Buxtehude #organmusic w/#RenéSaorgin on @harmoniamundi / @pias_usa:

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#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #organworks #solokeyboard #EarlyMusic #baroquemusic #noFilter #danishmusic #originalinstruments @harmoniamundi_inter

organs from: #Alkmaar, #Altenbruch, #Zwolle, #Arlesheim, #silbermannorgel #schnitgerorgel
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13.8.18

#morninglistening to #Mozart #PianoQuartets on @dgclassics...



#morninglistening to #Mozart #PianoQuartets on @dgclassics w/@dbarenboim & friends & family

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#PianoQuartet KV493 & #K478 (rec. live @ Boulez Saal)
#classicalmusic #classicalcdcollection
#classicalmusiccollection #chambermusic #WienerKlassik #WolfgangAmadeusMozart #nepotism #DeutscheGrammophon
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#morninglistening to the #Bach #cantata #BWV13 (out of...



#morninglistening to the #Bach #cantata #BWV13 (out of liturgical order)

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VIL.42 w/@MSuzukiBCJ & @bach_collegiumE on #BISrecords

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection
#classicalcdcollection #cantatas #EarlyMusic #baroquemusic #JohannSebastianBach #bachcollegiumjapan #MasaakiSuzuki #SACD



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12.8.18

#morninglistening to the #Bach #cantataoftheday for 11th Sunday...



#morninglistening to the #Bach #cantataoftheday for 11th Sunday after Trinity: #BWV113, 179 & 199*

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w/@MSuzukiBCJ & @bach_collegiumE on #BISrecords

“Mein Herze schwimmt in Blut”

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection
#classicalcdcollection #cantata #EarlyMusic #baroquemusic #JohannSebastianBach #BWV179 #BWV199 #bachcollegiumjapan #MasaakiSuzuki



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#morninglistening to #Gounod #pianoworks (!) w/@RobertoProsseda...



#morninglistening to #Gounod #pianoworks (!) w/@RobertoProsseda on @deccaclassics (w/@BruZane’s help.)

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whodda known! Minor gems from a composer we really only know for one, maybe two operas.

#classicalcdcollection #classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #pianomusic #solokeyboard #CharlesGounod #repertoireexplorer #AveMaria



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11.8.18

#morninglistening to #Mendelssohn #overtures w/@asmforchestra on...



#morninglistening to #Mendelssohn #overtures w/@asmforchestra on @capricciorec

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#classicalcdcollection #classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #overtures #orchestralmusic #GermanClassicalMusic #felixmendelssohn #felixmendelssohnbartholdy #NevilleMarriner #AcademyOfStMartinInTheFields #capricciorecords



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Forbes Classical CD Of The Week: A Second, Intriguing Take On Max Richter's "Four Seasons Recomposed"


...But the interspersed pieces represent a real bonus: Isang Yun’s Königliches Thema for solo violin on Bach’s “Thema Regium” from his Musical Offering is a fascinating set of variations that takes you, hardly noticeable, on an East/West journey without borders or boom barriers. I had last come across Alfred Schnittke’s Suite in the Old Style for violin and piano when reviewing his film music for “Adventures of a Dentist” and I fall in love with the work every time. Perfectly indicative of Schnittke’s polystylism with its many baroque and classical quotes, Handel and Bach are its subjects. It also reminds of Grieg’s Holberg Suite, but with that ‘melting-sideways’ edge of Schnittke’s. Fullana performs it here with pianist David Fung. The last work ‘between movements’ is by Salvador Brotons, a friend of the performer’s, who does in Variations on a Baroque Theme (a helpfully obscure theme by Mallorcan composer Antoni Lliteres) exactly what you would expect, given the title and its inclusion on this recital. Very charming stuff…

-> Classical CD Of The Week: A Second, Intriguing Take On Max Richter's "Four Seasons Recomposed"



#morninglistening to #Brahms, #Scriabin , #LudwigVan et al....



#morninglistening to #Brahms, #Scriabin , #LudwigVan et al. w/#AnatolUgorsky on @dgclassics

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Indulgent, brilliant, exacerbating, enchanting…

Complete recordings on DG.

#classicalcdcollection #classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #pianomusic #solokeyboard #Beethoven #olympics #ludwigvanbeethoven #DeutscheGrammophon



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10.8.18

#morninglistening to #Beethoven #StringQuartets w/@VerusQuartet...



#morninglistening to #Beethoven #StringQuartets w/@VerusQuartet on @fontecNews: v.2 of their cycle-in-progress

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Wanted more #beethovenstringquartets from them after hearing them at the #ARDinternationalMusicCompetition: here it is!
#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #Ludwigvan #ludwigvanbeethoven #ChamberMusic #VerusQuartet #Viljandi



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5.8.18

#morninglistening to #Rautavaara #ChamberMusic on...



#morninglistening to #Rautavaara #ChamberMusic on @OndineRecords

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@surprisedbeauty music and subject of a recent @ClassicsToday review.

#20thcenturyclassical #21stcenturyclassical #FinnishClassicalMusic #contemporarymusic #einojuhanirautavaara



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#morninglistening to #Messiaen w/#HansOlaEricsson on...



#morninglistening to #Messiaen w/#HansOlaEricsson on #BISRecords

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in the complete #organMusic.

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #Organ works, #20thCenturyMusic #oliviermessiaen #FrenchClassicalMusic



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Forbes Classical CD Of The Week: Consoling, Questioning, Scratching -- Pēteris Vasks String Quartets


...The String Quartets of Latvian composer Pēteris Vasks (*1946) are manifold works of considerable, eerie beauty and will be loved by those who appreciate Janáček’s and Shostakovich’s quartets and modern music like Krzysztof Penderecki’s or Kaija Saariaho’s. This disc combines quartets 1, 3 and 4, written in 1977, 95, and 99. Not all is quietly serene beauty (“Meditation” from Quartet No.4; “Melodia” from #1), with occasional, tastefully applied glissandos, or driven like a Bartók String Quartet (“Toccata” from Quartet No.4 or “Sonata” from Quartet No.1) when planes of music are treated with vigorous strokes…

-> Classical CD Of The Week: Consoling, Questioning, Scratching -- Pēteris Vasks String Quartets



4.8.18

#morninglistening to #Mendelssohn’s #DeutscheLiturgie...



#morninglistening to #Mendelssohn’s #DeutscheLiturgie & other #ChurchMusic

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w/#KammerchorStuttgart & #FriederBernius

wonderful #ChoralMusic that warms the heart.

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #felixmendelssohn #felixmendelssohnbartholdy
#JauchzetDemHerrn



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On ClassicsToday: Under The Radar: The Very First Opera?

Under The Radar: The Very First Opera?

by Jens F. Laurson

Cavalieri
One of René Jacobs’ more recent opera projects on Harmonia Mundi–Emilio de Cavalieri’s Rappresentatione–is the type that will make you regret not having the New Grove handy. It beckons research as much as listening. Fortunately, two fine and well-translated essays in the booklet... Continue Reading


Cavalieri, Rappresentatione, Act 3 Scene 4 (excerpt)
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3.8.18

On ClassicsToday: Appreciating Einojuhani Rautavaara–Cello & Piano

Appreciating Einojuhani Rautavaara–Cello & Piano

by Jens F. Laurson
RAUTAVAARA_Cello-Works_Tetzlaff_ONDINE_ClassicsToday_jens-f-laurson_classical-critic
Einojuhani Rautavaara is a most wonderful composer of the 20th (and 21st) century; a giant of beauty who left a catalogue of great music when he died in the summer of 2016. I first noticed him when the then barely 20-year-old Finnish conductor/violinist Mikko Franck... Continue Reading

#morninglistening to #Forqueray #ChamberMusic on @PIAS_USA /...



#morninglistening to #Forqueray #ChamberMusic on @PIAS_USA / @harmoniamundiu

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A little bit of #antoineforqueray
and #jeanbaptisteforqueray
go a long, long way. Here’s a 4CD set w/#MichèleDévérité et al.

#EarlyMusic #baroquemusic #ViolinSonatas #classicalmusic #frenchmusic #FrenchClassicalMusic #solokeyboard #frenchbaroque #clavecin #harpsichordmusic #HarmoniaMundi #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection



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2.8.18

#morninglistening to #webern’s #Sommerwind et al...



#morninglistening to #webern’s #Sommerwind et al w/@StaatskapelleDD & #sinopoli on @warnerclassicsus

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#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #20thcenturyclassical #SurprisedByBeauty #AntonWebern #GiuseppeSinopoli #lateRomanticism #WarnerClassics



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1.8.18

#morninglistening to #DenesVarjon on @ECMRecords in #Schumann,...



#morninglistening to #DenesVarjon on @ECMRecords in #Schumann, #Ravel & #Bartok: #DeLaNuit

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#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection
#classicalcdcollection #ECMRecords #solokeyboard
#pianomusic #germanromanticism #20thcenturyclassical #Bartók #BelaBartok #BélaBartók #RobertSchumann #MauriceRavel



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