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The classical what are you listening to now ? thread.

Discussion in 'classical' started by TheDecameron, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. BrianPK

    BrianPK pfm Member

    Vivaldi . . . Concertos for Anna Maria . . I Musici.
     
  2. jamjar

    jamjar pfm Member

    Just listened to Cantus Arcticus on Radio Three - I've never heard it before and it totally arrested me , a knockout piece. Now listening to the Vaughan Williams Sinfonia Antarctica.
     
  3. witchfinder_general

    witchfinder_general Active Member

    What's that record? It goes dahhhhh dah dah dahhhh, dah dah dahhhh dah dah.
     
  4. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    You might need to give us a clue on that one - key, tempo and time signature, please?
     
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  5. BrianPK

    BrianPK pfm Member

    Vivaldi . . . Concertos for violin,strings and continuo. . . I Musici.
    I was not familiar with these at all until I began to listen a few days ago.I was a little apprehensive approaching them as they were recorded in Jan. 1958 and I worried over sound quality.
    I needn’t as they sound absolutely wonderful and as mellow as I like.
    They have put me in a very good mood as I stare out the window as darkness begins to fall,wind getting up and rain threatens.
     
  6. BrianPK

    BrianPK pfm Member

    I had a great urge,this morning,to listen to one of my many recordings of Mozart’s Requiem.
    So I chose the Vienna Choir Boys . . . beautiful recording with the sweet and pure voice of the German tenor Kurt Equiluz.. . RCA label.
    I also listened to Baroque Trio Sonatas by various composers from Naxos.. .clear,detailed sound but lacks the warmth of my Philips Vivaldi box set which I’m currently listening to while gazing out at the intense green of my garden under a very overcast sky.
    I’m rarely disappointed with the warm,involving,atmospheric Philips sound.
     
  7. BrianPK

    BrianPK pfm Member

    The postman delivered another gem this morning...Pergolesi ...Concerti Armonici ...I Musici. . . Philips label.
    Beautiful 1979 recording . . used cd,approx £4...absolute giveaway.
    I’m not at all familiar with his orchestral works,only his Stabat Mater but I clearly hear his “style” in the gorgeous slow movements despite there being a serious question mark over their authenticity.
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2018
  8. herb

    herb music live

    Symphonies 5 and 7 by Allan Pettersson in the post today. Good stuff and plenty of other symphonies to investigate next week.
     
  9. Dozey

    Dozey Air guitar member

    Just ordered the Du Pre Elgar Concerto and Bach Cello suites with Barbirolli and the BBC SO. Didn't know it existed! I have her other two recordings.
     
  10. herb

    herb music live

    Luciano Berio on Radio 3, composer of the week. I am so impressed that I have pulled the trigger on two CDs of chamber music. Looking forward to the next programme.
     
  11. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    Lohengrin on R3, from Covent Garden.
     
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  12. BrianPK

    BrianPK pfm Member

    What with the extraordinary weather,lots of gardening and of course the football,I have listened to very little music over the past few weeks but am currently enjoying some happy,toe-tapping Vivaldi violin concertos.
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2018
  13. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Mozart E flat major piano concerto No.9 : Brendel, Mackerras, SCO. Decca
     
  14. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    This binaural recording of The Planets by the BBC SO and National Youth Choir. Apparently, it'll make you feel as if you're at the Royal Albert Hall yourself if you listen through headphones!
     
  15. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    I just listened through speakers but I did think it a particularly fine performance, especially for a first night, they can be a bit iffy some years.
     
  16. alanbeeb

    alanbeeb pfm Member

    Binaural recordings aren't really doing a lot for me... listening on headphones and they sound like any other recording to me.
     
  17. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    And having never been to the RAH, I've no idea whether it made me feel as though I was there as advertised.
     
  18. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    Pelleas and Melisande from the Proms, on R3.
     
  19. BrianPK

    BrianPK pfm Member

    Mozart Piano Con.No11 and 22. . . Concentus Hungaricus . . . Jeno Jandó . . . Naxos.
    I’d temporarily forgotten how splendid these recordings are.
    Jeno Jandó is top notch,once you excuse his very occasional humming.
     
  20. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

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