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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 pfm Member

    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 at 12:56 AM
  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.

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