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Old 06-26-2017, 01:40 PM   #41
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Thanks, Don Q! That was well worth the time listening to it. It did remind me of Holst, particularly the opening measures of The Planets. Thank you for posting that!
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Thanks, Don Q! That was well worth the time listening to it. It did remind me of Holst, particularly the opening measures of The Planets. Thank you for posting that!
My pleasure!
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Old 06-30-2017, 10:59 AM   #43
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Mozart Piano Concerto in C minor - what a great work!
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Old 07-04-2017, 05:30 PM   #44
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Haydn - Harmoniemesse (Gardiner)

Haydn's last major work, and one of my favorites.
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Old 07-05-2017, 12:57 AM   #45
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Mozart Piano Concerto in C minor - what a great work!
I'm listening to Mozart Piano Concertos by Gardiner on Spotify, who knew they had such a large range of classical music. Honestly there's not a bad concerto in the set - so many masterpieces.
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Old 07-05-2017, 01:32 PM   #46
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I'm listening to Mozart Piano Concertos by Gardiner on Spotify, who knew they had such a large range of classical music. Honestly there's not a bad concerto in the set - so many masterpieces.
I much preferred his concerti to his symphonies.
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Old 07-06-2017, 06:51 AM   #47
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Listening to Beethoven's first two symphonies. I used to neglect these works, but the older I get the more I appreciate them. I often times go back and listen to Beethoven's strictly Classical music and take a break from the emotionally heavy hitters like the 3rd, 5th and 9th, and these two symphonies are like a breath of fresh air.
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Mendelssohn: Symphony's No. 1 and 5
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Old 07-06-2017, 06:22 PM   #49
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I much preferred his concerti to his symphonies.
So does the rest of the world. Alfred Einstein, the author of the famous biography on Mozart, wrote about this in the chapter on the Mozart Piano Concertos.
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Old 07-10-2017, 02:22 AM   #50
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I don't know if it's a special state of mind I am in or what, but I think this is one of the wonders of the world.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHw2d_C24rU

I don't know about Menuhin, but the singer ... The conductor, well, is not one of the great names, but I don't mind that. I think the performance is extraordinary.

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Old 07-14-2017, 01:04 PM   #51
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Brahms Intermezzo op.117 no.2 - beautiful piece played by someone you don't usually associate with Brahms, Glen Gould.
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Old 07-14-2017, 01:39 PM   #52
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Peter, I've heard this particular one several times on the local classical station but do not remember who played. However, I lament that they only play this one, it seems, and not the others, as well. I like Gould's touch on this one, thank you for posting it!
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Old 07-15-2017, 11:17 PM   #53
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I've just watched Igor Levit's stunning performance of Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto on the first night of the Proms.
The pianist said it was his favourite concerto and you can see that in his performance. The cadenza of the first movement alone is worth the price of admission.
And as an encore, after all these pyrotechnics, he played a deceptively simple version of the "Ode to Joy"!
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Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 2. This is one that should be heard more often.
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Old 07-19-2017, 12:53 PM   #55
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My favorite recording of the Choral Fantasy:
London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Bernard Haitink conducting.
Alfred Brendel, piano.
https://youtu.be/E145w0qRc4w
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Mozart PC #20 in D minor/Perahia/ECO.
A marvelous performance. That 2nd movement had great moments. I highly recommend it.
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Friedrich Wilhelm Rust (1739-96) sonata no.11 in F# minor - interesting performance here on a rare 'Tangent ' piano.

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