What are you listening two?

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Music by Thomas Arne played by Paul Nicholson/Parley of Instruments


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Concertos for Harpsichord, Organ and Piano [Fortepiano].
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Takemitsu Complete Original Solo Guitar Music


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The mention of the Shostakovich symphonies in an earlier post reminded be that I have the CD/SACD set mentioned.

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However I refer this version (although the sound quality is not as good).

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Tallis: Mass for Four Voices/Motets [Summerly]


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The polyphonic writing is enchanting and the clarity of the singing enhances the individual vocal lines.
This is a very fine CD and it comes highly recommended from me.
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james wrote: Sat Apr 06, 2024 3:16 pm The mention of the Shostakovich symphonies in an earlier post reminded be that I have the CD/SACD set mentioned.

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However I refer this version (although the sound quality is not as good).

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Kondrashin is interesting in that he seemed to be a good communist until he suddenly defected!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirill_Kondrashin
Kondrashin would also be my go to for the Shostakovich symphonies.
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Uncultured pearl that I am... Sunday relaxation with harpsichord and organ
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Disc 3

Harpsichord Concerto no.5 in G Minor
Composed By – Thomas Arne
Harpsichord – George Malcolm

Organ Concerto In D Minor, Op. 7, No.4
Composed By – Georg Friedrich Händel
Organ – George Malcolm
Score Editor – Christopher Hogwood
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markof wrote: Fri Apr 05, 2024 10:44 am Image
A delightful new release - terriffic recording.
That recording looks very interesting indeed.
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fergus wrote: Fri Apr 05, 2024 10:48 am CPE Bach: Flute Concertos played by Hunteler/Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra/Koopman

I have spent some time recently on this mini listening project. I have listened to five CPE Bach Flute Concertos:

Flute Concerto in D minor W22 [H425]
Flute Concerto in A major W168 [H438]
Flute Concerto in B flat major W167 [H435]
Flute Concerto in G major W169 [H445]
Flute Concerto in A minor W166 [H431]

These are all very fine works. This is a particularly fine body of work for Flute Concerto.

There is a consistent pattern with these three movement, Classically structured Concertos. The opening movements are consistently buoyant, energetic and exciting and they are always well driven here. There are big technical and performance demands put on the abilities of the flautist in these movements.
The slow movements, by way of contrast, are much more sedate, gentle and contemplative. The emphasis is put on mood, tone and atmosphere in these movements. They are always well poised and expressive.
The final movements are not only energetic and exciting but they can also be thrilling! These movements are also always well driven here. Once again CPE Bach does not spare the flautist!

This is wonderful, inventive and progressive music throughout!
I don't have very many recordings of music by CPE Bach but any I do have are very good. I need to get more of them.
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fergus wrote: Fri Apr 05, 2024 11:37 pm Takemitsu Complete Original Solo Guitar Music
I have listened to Takemitsu's music on Youtube but have yet to buy any of his recordings. I am inclined to shy away from the modern composers.
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james wrote: Sat Apr 06, 2024 3:16 pm
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Kondrashin is interesting in that he seemed to be a good communist until he suddenly defected!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirill_Kondrashin
The Kondrashin box set has been on my 'must get' list of recordings for more than a decade now. But it has been out of print for far too long and the only sets available have been second hand sets at a rip off price. Some day perhaps.
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