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26.4.18

#morninglistening - now geographically correct - to #RVW’s...



#morninglistening - now geographically correct - to #RVW’s #SinfoniaAntartica in honor of yesterday’s #WorldPenguinDay!

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/4f51ogu

w/@LondonSymphony under #BrydenThomson on @chandosrecords (@RVWinfo, RVWSociety, @RVWtweets)

You can hear the #penguins cackling!

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#classicalcdcollection #Symphony #symphonies #englishclassicalmusic #20thcenturyclassical #20thCenturyMusic #Chandos #LondonSymphonyOrchestra #ralphvaughanwilliams



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#morninglistening - geographically incorrect - to #Sibelius in...



#morninglistening - geographically incorrect - to #Sibelius in honor of yesterday’s #WorldPenguinDay!

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/1r4xwR0

w/@Vienna_Phil & @LennyBernstein on @dgclassics

I suppose an Argentine composer might have been more apt… but Sibelius is what I imagine a #penguin would have on his iPod.

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#classicalcdcollection #Symphony #JeanSibelius #viennaphilharmonic #wienerphilharmoniker #finnishmusic
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25.4.18

#morninglistening to #Beethoven w/@Vienna_Phil &...



#morninglistening to #Beethoven w/@Vienna_Phil & @LennyBernstein on @dgclassics in one of the more famous cycles of the 9 #symphonies

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/3L8TYBj

Remastered and very nicely presented re-issue. #blurayaudio

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#classicalcdcollection #Symphony #Ludwigvan #ludwigvanbeethoven #viennaphilharmonic #wienerphilharmoniker
#LeonardBernstein #ludwigvanbeethoven #Bernstein



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Forbes Classical CD Of The Week: A Bavarian Hybrid St. John Passion With Peter Dijkstra


...The BR Chorus happens to be one of the very, very best choruses around, though, and these three dozen singers, working in smaller ensembles, have the uncanny ability to sing truly as one. They can turn on a dime and execute with a razor’s edge. Such an exactitude is rare, at allows us to hear a hybrid modern-traditional/HIP choral performance without making compromises on the precision and clarity of the text we are used to from One-Voice-Per-Part (OVPP) performances while still getting properly walloped...

-> Classical CD Of The Week: A Bavarian Hybrid St. John Passion With Peter Dijkstra



#morninglistening to #Bach #cantatas...



#morninglistening to #Bach #cantatas w/@bachstiftung:

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24.4.18

#morninglistening to #Mozart’s #LeNozzeDiFigaro...



#morninglistening to #Mozart’s #LeNozzeDiFigaro w/#ErichKleiber & @Vienna_Phil on @Deccaclassics

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Still ravishing at 68!

#LisaDellaCasa & #HildeGüden & #CesareSiepi

#opera #wienerklassik #classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalmusic #viennaphilharmonic #classicalcdcollection #vocalmusic #Kleiber #wienerphilharmoniker



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#morninglistening to #Debussy w/@nationaldefce (@francemusique)...



#morninglistening to #Debussy w/@nationaldefce (@francemusique) & #Krivine on @WarnerClassicsUS / @WarnerClassics adding to the complete #ClaudeDebussy Edition

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#LaMer, #Images

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Over on Surprised by Beauty: "Curtain Up For Decca Gold"

Certainly going with Beethoven is going against the grain, somehow, in a time where critics and social media Zeitgeist-surfers all around are clamoring for classical music to become something, anything, else…

Curtain Up For Decca Gold - The New York Philharmonic's Boldly Reactionary Choice Of Beethoven


L.v.Beethoven, Sy.s 5&7, NYPhil, J.v.Zweden, Decca Gold

Beethoven’s Fifth and Seventh Symphonies! You couldn’t find a more classic, more traditional, more time-honored, more staid coupling if you tried. In a way that’s the quintessence of classical music. And in a way that’s the quintessence an old-fashioned idea classical music. There’s an inherent tension in this choice.

Right along here, to the article: https://surprisedbybeautyorg.wordpress.com/2018/04/24/curtain-up-for-decca-gold/