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    Quote Originally Posted by StarThrower View Post
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    Ravel/Munch: Concerto for the Left Hand, Alfred Cortot piano 1939

    Munch/Dutilleux: Symphony No.2, Metaboles, Honegger: Symphony No.4 1965-67



    Dutilleux no.2, and Metaboles available in the Centenary Edition, and the Munch Warner Classics box.
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    Starting Götterdämmerung for the commute today (Levine/Met). It's. Not. Short.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    Starting Götterdämmerung for the commute today (Levine/Met). It's. Not. Short.
    Are you starting at the end or did you already go through the first three?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fracktured View Post
    Are you starting at the end or did you already go through the first three?


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    I'm not doing the entire Ring - I'm just in the mood for this. I've done the entire thing many times, but sometimes I'll just pick and choose specific operas and/or acts. My favorite is Die Walküre but Götterdämmerung is a close second.
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    Here is an excellent synopsis of the themes, leitmotifs, etc in The Ring. Worth watching if you dig it or are curious. Also I can highly recommend a book called Wagner Without Fear by William Berger (1998) which is an amazing overview of his works and life in a relatively lighthearted and engaging manner. Also, if you want to "try" a complete Ring go with Levine/Met (late 80's on DG)....my favorite Ring for sonics and brilliant, detailed orchestral playing. I had a few of these operas seperate but I also have this complete Ring on a 43-CD box called Wagner Complete Operas on DG, which is amazing. Solti is better for singing overall and always gets the nod for newbies but the sound is just not as engaging imo. Plenty of Rings to choose from either way....or you can try The Ring Without Words (Maazel/Telarc) if you're really scared. Or you can just listen to Varese instead
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    For those who purchased The Essential Sibelius...It was originally slated to arrive in mid-late January, but I received a "despatch notice" today, so, well ahead of schedule.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    For those who purchased The Essential Sibelius...It was originally slated to arrive in mid-late January, but I received a "despatch notice" today, so, well ahead of schedule.
    I got mine a week ago.
    It's terrific!

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    Today's commute: Shostakovich Symphony No. 4 - Kondrashin/Moscow Phil
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    I got mine a week ago.
    It's terrific!


    Let us know your thoughts on some of this stuff when you've dug in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    Today's commute: Shostakovich Symphony No. 4 - Kondrashin/Moscow Phil
    A mighty fine choice. It's a shame Shostakovich had to dumb down his works to literally save himself from Stalin's wrath.
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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    A mighty fine choice. It's a shame Shostakovich had to dumb down his works to literally save himself from Stalin's wrath.
    Honestly for me in regards to his symphonies and SQ's - I wouldn't change much at all in what he wrote. It's all pretty spectacular to my ears, and I love the diversity of sound and moods. There were certainly interesting (and frightening) circumstances in which he wrote in, but I always feel his soul is embedded in these works. Top 3 Symphony composer for me along with Mahler and Sibelius.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    Honestly for me in regards to his symphonies and SQ's - I wouldn't change much at all in what he wrote. It's all pretty spectacular to my ears, and I love the diversity of sound and moods. There were certainly interesting (and frightening) circumstances in which he wrote in, but I always feel his soul is embedded in these works. Top 3 Symphony composer for me along with Mahler and Sibelius.
    I don't disagree, but how much more interesting would Shostakovich's works have been, had history gone the other way? And what if Sibelius hadn't burned his Symphony No. 8?
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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    I don't disagree, but how much more interesting would Shostakovich's works have been, had history gone the other way? And what if Sibelius hadn't burned his Symphony No. 8?
    Yeah the Sibelius 8th is a tough pill to swallow. There is actually a disc on BIS that has a theme or fragment from it recorded, I think its like 90 seconds or something. They found a sketch apparently. His boozing problems certainly didn't help him in this regard.

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    I found this on YT (Sibelius 8th fragments)

    https://youtu.be/HmIGn97BXs8

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    Is this classical?is this experimental?.....how would one classify this?.

    Peter Evans-solo trumpet.Brain bending technique and articulation.In longer doses this stuff can be exhausting, but , man, what a ride.I've seen this dude a few times in NYC, solo and in trio,quartet.Check it out,daddy-o.

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    ^^
    Impressive !
    But hardly classical music in the traditional sense

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    No Instruments at all


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    I really love the power of east european classical Music


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    Buxtehude-Trio Sonata

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    ^^
    Impressive !
    But hardly classical music in the traditional sense
    You're probably right.
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    "please do not understand me too quickly"-andre gide

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    I've probably played this here or on another thread.Japanese "classical" music for the nijugen,a 21 string koto.Played by Nanae Yoshimura.

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    Remember this?
    I haven't heard it since I was a child and they played it frequently in the radio:


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    Remember this?
    I haven't heard it since I was a child and they played it frequently in the radio:

    OMG!!! I was just talking about this tune today with the wife trying to identify it - tried humming it into Shazam, tried an online Dictionary of Musical themes - all to no avail -was wondering if I would ever even hear it again since I live in the U.S. now. Then I go to PE and there it is! It's a Festivus miracle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jake View Post
    OMG!!! I was just talking about this tune today with the wife trying to identify it - tried humming it into Shazam, tried an online Dictionary of Musical themes - all to no avail -was wondering if I would ever even hear it again since I live in the U.S. now. Then I go to PE and there it is! It's a Festivus miracle!
    Same here until yesterday - but then a funny facebook pal of mine who is totally bonkers with Czeck polkas and marches preferably in uniforms and post them all the time, posted this and luckily I took the time to listen a few secs


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