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What Are You Listening To Right Now? - Part VII

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Initial post: Dec 30, 2011 9:13:37 AM PST
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John Ruggeri says:
Part VI should be filled in a couple of days-- so here is PART VII to be used when needed.

Posted on Dec 30, 2011 9:17:49 AM PST
Edgar Self says:
You pipped March to the post, John. I can't believe this.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2011 11:23:15 AM PST
Ahmad says:
Good Luck in 2012 , everybody.

Posted on Dec 30, 2011 1:35:59 PM PST
We're gonna need it, Ahmad.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2011 1:45:57 PM PST
Edgar Self says:
Happy New Year, Ahmad, and all good things in 2012. Be careful in your bathtub, now, and stay out of the sandbox. It's going to be a severe test, a real battle, with no more purchase orders. Can't you jnust go on vacation all year to the record shops in European capitals?

Posted on Dec 30, 2011 2:05:12 PM PST

Oh, are we ready? Already?

Well, ok then.

Boccherini: String quartet in g minor, Op. 32, No. 5 (G205) Quartetto Borciani (Naxos)

Boccherini: String Quartets Op 32 3-6

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2011 2:09:47 PM PST
John Ruggeri says:

Part VI still has room for 85 posts.


Posted on Dec 30, 2011 2:58:15 PM PST
Let's start this one at midnight (GMT) January 1.
Hopefully VI holds out till then (80 posts to go).

Posted on Dec 30, 2011 9:00:18 PM PST
79 now.

Posted on Dec 31, 2011 8:14:12 AM PST
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Posted on Dec 31, 2011 8:31:22 AM PST
"What Are You Listening To Right Now" version VI came to an early death. I had hoped it would hold out until midnight (GMT), but not to be. Version VII is now the only one on which to post.

For those inclined to figure this out: Today's date is in the long count; or 12 K'an 12 K'ank'in in the round count. The long count ends on 12 December 2012. Can version VII continue and end on that date?

Next: Revueltas "La Noche de los Mayas".
Revueltas, S.: Noche De Los Mayas (La) / Itinerarios / Ventanas / Caminos (Xalapa Symphony, Prieto)

Posted on Dec 31, 2011 8:47:33 AM PST
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Posted on Dec 31, 2011 8:49:37 AM PST
bejart7092 says:
Someone got a bit impatient ---

Jan Jozef Rosler (1771-1813): String Quartet in C Major, Op.6, No.1

Stamic Quartet: Viteslav Cernoch and Josef Kekula, violins -- Jan Perushka, viola -- Vladimir Leixner, cello

Rösler: String Quartets

Posted on Dec 31, 2011 9:06:41 AM PST

GMT seemed like a nice "middle of the world" compromise. Anyway, the Chinese are trying to do away with it (as is the USA). OTOH, Samoa just moved to the west of the date line so that the day now starts in Samoa. Another possibility?

Posted on Dec 31, 2011 9:28:29 AM PST
Yes, the sun rises and sets on the US. Ooops, poilitics, mustn't start that. I just reached for the Russian stuff : Tchaikovsky : Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 & 6 "Pathétique" : Mravinsky.

Posted on Dec 31, 2011 9:45:33 AM PST
John Spinks says:
Distant Prommer's mention of time, which I take to be an illusion brings to mind this piece to play:

Dutilleux -- Shadows of Time -- Hans Graf/Bordeaux Aquitaine National Orchestra

Dutilleux: Orchestral Works I

Posted on Dec 31, 2011 9:54:56 AM PST
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John Spinks says:

I see what you mean. I think the music-making is fine. The engineering has its problems. Under the phones I usually listen at a receiver volume setting of 24. On this disc (Dutilleux, vol. I, Graf, Arte Nova) I have to use a setting of about 34! Oh well, I'll just crank it up.

Posted on Dec 31, 2011 10:00:54 AM PST
Last night, I attended a live concert performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at Seattle's Benaroya Hall.
Seattle Symphony conducted by Gerard Schwarz, with Seattle Symphony Chorale and four very good soloists (Christine Goerke, Luretta Bybee, John Mac Master and Greer Grimsley). Here is a review of the previous night's concert performance

The audience went wild and gave an enthusiastic standing ovation. I have to admit that, in my opinion, Schwarz's choice of tempo and pacing during the first movement was a bit faster than I am accustomed to, and his pacing of the third movement was similarly different to what I have come to expect from favorite recorded performances.

Does Schwarz's relatively fast pacing of the first and third movements reflect contemporary performance style in Beethoven's Ninth? Perhaps others here can chime in with their observations, as well as fessing up as to your favorite recordings of Beethoven's Opus 125.

P.S. As I write this, I'm listening to Dvorak's Slavonic Dances in the 1965 Szell/Cleveland Orchestra readings.
Dvorak: Slavonic Dances

Posted on Dec 31, 2011 10:16:10 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 31, 2011 10:30:06 AM PST
more boston symphony chamber players.
debussy this time, inspired by a current thread.
MT^2 on piano here.Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune; Sonata for Flute, Viola & Harp; Violin Soanta; etc. [Australia]

I've been wanting to regurge this quote somewhere, but I need to lay off a few threads until this current 'episode' passes:

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. "
Eleanor Roosevelt,

Posted on Dec 31, 2011 10:27:58 AM PST
bejart7092 says:
Franz Benda (1709-1786): Sinfonia in B Flat

Milan Munclinger leading Ars Rediviva

Benda: 10 Sinfonie

Posted on Dec 31, 2011 10:34:07 AM PST
Eutychus says:
Once or twice a season, esp. on a holiday weekend, The Met rebroadcasts a classic past performance.

Today's is one I heard as a young'n:

J. Strauss: DIE FLEDERMAUS --Performance from January 20, 1951
Eugene Ormandy, in a rare Met appearance; Rise Stevens, Richard Tucker, Patrice Munsel, etc.
Sung/spoken in English, and lacking nothing in the humor. Outstanding for those who love the great artists of the past.

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Posted on Dec 31, 2011 10:59:22 AM PST
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bejart7092 says:
Henri Vieuxtemps (1820-1881): Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op.31

Daniel Barenboim directing the Orchestre de Paris -- Itzhak Perlman, violin

Vieuxtemps: Violin Concertos 4 & 5

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