What are you listening to right now?

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What are you listening to right now?

OK, it's a tried and tested forum topic, but I thought it might give some insight into members' tastes, and hopefully lead to some new discoveries.

So I'll kick off with

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Reading along with the solo part of Aram Kachaturian's violin concerto ->

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Lyk73s-obY&fmt=18

Initiatives like this really give an extra to youtube.

Curious if there are already full scores done this way!

Rolf

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And yes! This week someone uploaded Schumann's piano quintet op.44 with score. Putting the 17 inch on full screen... :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkG2d4IEzbg&fmt=18

 

Rolf

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Three times in a row... :)

The amazing piano trio (1947) by Bartok and Kodaly pupil Geza Frid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWTIv8eP9sQ&fmt=18

Very good performance too!

 

Rolf

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I stumbled across Ana Vidovic  on youtube by simply searching for classical guitar.  I was looking for a new artist to listen to. The work is La Catedral by Agustin Barrios Mangore. The guitarist is quite a good peformer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4YngQ49dSw

 

 

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As I write I am listening to Miracles of Notre Dame - the music of 13th century poet and abbot Gautier de Coincy, from Andrew Lawrence-King and the Harp Consort, on Harmonia Mundi. The playing possesses a fabulous rhythmic vitality, with wonderfully spirited singing throughout. It's remained one of my favourite recordings of mediaeval music since I first heard it seven years ago. And the cover image is marvellous!

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Marlene Hemmer playing the Brahms violin sonata's

 If you search for "honesty" in music, these are the performances you are looking for. She does not have the superb technique like Anne Sophie-Mutter, but it is so refreshing to hear Brahms being played by a violinist, rather than the violinist playing Brahms (if you understand what I mean :) In the end, it is a cd I am playing more and more and still discover how many subtleties Brahms has put in these sonata's.

Rolf

 

RE: What are you listening to right now?

I'm listening to E.Power Biggs' four channel Freiburg Cathedral Bach Organ recital from Sony.  The high rez surround sound is and will most likely always be in the demonstration class.  Mr. Biggs was at the top of his form for this early 70's four channel recording and the acoustic is spot on.  Best, Hal.

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Just worked my way through Brilliant Classic's Maria Yudia edition (how can they charge so little for these great sets) and currently I've got Sciarrino's Flauto che fischia on the CD player; the flute has never been my favoourite instrument but this album has completely chnaged my mind. I only had to listen to Sciarrino's arrangment of bach's toccata and fugue (that one) to completely change my mind.

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Brisk recorder quartet, with a thought provoking mix between old and contemporary music.

 

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Skip Sempé's wonderful recital 'A French Collection' on Paradizo. A great mix of works by Marchand, Dunphly and Balbastre among others. Wonderful playing on a beautiful harpischord and an excellent recording.

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