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The classical what are you listening to now ? thread.

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

  1. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

  2. BrianPK

    BrianPK pfm Member

  3. herb

    herb music live

  4. alanbeeb

    alanbeeb pfm Member

  5. davidjt

    davidjt pfm Member

  6. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

  7. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Bach: D minor violin partita on R3 Inside Music. Great programme. Lard Voigt making the selections this week and his connection with them.
  8. Todd A

    Todd A pfm Member


    Holy crap. As if being able to choose from a piano trio or clarinet trio version for the Gassenhauer wasn't enough, along comes a trio of young hot shots rotating in a viola. Obviously, Mr Mönkemeyer plays as well as humanly possible, and his two cohorts are fully up to snuff. I've never heard the piece bettered by any ensemble, and the viola adds a different dimension and warmth to the music. The pristine sound convinced me that I need to get some solo Maximilian Hornung stuff - to date, I've only heard his ensemble playing.

    The remainder of the disc is given over to transcriptions of works and movements from seven different composers, and some transcriptions were put together by the musicians themselves. As with Mönkemeyer's other mixed rep discs, they are all most excellent, with the two Tchaikovsky pieces perhaps the best. Also as with his Mozart disc, Mönkemeyer is content to sit out some pieces to let his partners shine. This is how to do a mixed rep disc. It's a corker.

    Amazon UK link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gassenhaue...304134&sr=8-3&keywords=monkemeyer+gassenhauer
  9. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    You could always try Russia’s Lang Lang-


    ...then again, perhaps one to be avoided.
  10. alanbeeb

    alanbeeb pfm Member

    Looks like Lang Lang has so far only recorded the 2nd concerto.... with Gergiev. Won't be going on my shopping list.
  11. BrianPK

    BrianPK pfm Member

  12. gingermrkettle

    gingermrkettle Deep vein trombonist

    https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/7984286--rachmaninov-piano-concertos-nos-2-3 on the list done so far?
  13. alanbeeb

    alanbeeb pfm Member

    Actually I may have revised my opinion on a previous contender - Ashkenazy, Previn & LSO on Decca from 1970s.... its a very fierce sounding recording, but actually quite wonderful and very vivid. It may now be the one. But having revisited it, I'll have to give Martha Argerich and Chailly/RSO Berlin another chance too.
  14. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

  15. PsB

    PsB Citizen of Nowhere™

    Pavel Kolesnikov's rendering of Louis Couperin's Suites. Unusual to hear this on a modern piano, but somehow it works for me. Very good sound.
    https://www.amazon.fr/Louis-Couperi...547404723&sr=8-1&keywords=couperin+kolesnikov (The recording seems unknown to Amazon.co.uk or .com)
    My favourite recordings of these pieces have been the pair of double CDs by Christophe Rousset, both recorded on superb old instruments (even though the tuning on the first set takes a little getting used to).
  16. eisenach

    eisenach Thüringen

  17. alanbeeb

    alanbeeb pfm Member

    Scriabin, symphony no.3, Ashkenazy & RSO Berlin. But I had to switch it off after 10 mins as it was just so awful!
    I might force myself to listen to one of Medtner's piano concertos now, see how long I can endure that.
  18. BrianPK

    BrianPK pfm Member

  19. BrianPK

    BrianPK pfm Member

    I feel your pain:D
    It can be very disappointing and mildly irritating when,no matter how you try,you cannot seem to connect with some pieces.They just leave you cold and unmoved.
  20. herb

    herb music live

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