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« Reply #120 on: February 19, 2017, 03:38:13 am »

today... we listened to Jón Leifs - Geysir and other Leifs music.... with the volume turned up loud... until the dog started yelping
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« Reply #121 on: February 19, 2017, 06:55:32 am »

today... we listened to Jón Leifs - Geysir and other Leifs music.... with the volume turned up loud... until the dog started yelping
You managed to hear the dog?
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« Reply #122 on: February 19, 2017, 09:54:50 am »

So: not loud enough!
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« Reply #123 on: February 19, 2017, 09:58:44 am »

Today I started listening to Johannes Brahms' Violin Concerto
Janine Jansen, The Concertgebouw Orch, Bernard Haitink
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« Reply #124 on: February 19, 2017, 03:55:53 pm »

Well...why not take a lead from Mr. Elroel; some fairly recent 'discoveries' for violin (+) :

Jani Golob - Concerto for violin & cello
Mei-Mi Lan - Concerto for violin & wind ensemble 'Chilia'
Gerald Garcia - Concerto Romantico for violin, guitar & strings
Erkki-Sven Tuur- Concerto for violin, clarinet & orchestra
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« Reply #125 on: February 20, 2017, 01:32:12 am »

interesting... today all day I've been listening to Paul Von Klenau's Symphony no 9 in 8 movements.  composed in Copenhagen in 1944-1945.. the manuscript lay unknown for more than 50 yrs until it appeared in the 2001 discovery of a large collection in manuscripts in Viennaand was finally performed in 2014 (Dacapo label). It is a traditional symphony with choir and four soloists (SATB).  Its 88 minutes total. 
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« Reply #126 on: February 20, 2017, 03:59:42 am »

Well...why not take a lead from Mr. Elroel; some fairly recent 'discoveries' for violin (+) :


Going for the violin is always a good decision!  Grin
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« Reply #127 on: February 20, 2017, 03:20:44 pm »

Well...why not take a lead from Mr. Elroel; some fairly recent 'discoveries' for violin (+) :


Going for the violin is always a good decision!  Grin

Yes, surely is...& not least + other delightful instruments !
 Do you ever go 'off track' slightly to viola works ? I seem somehow nowadays to like the viola best of all the stringed instruments; possibly a bit like a contralto voice - still has a fine upper register, but can sink a little further (towards the majesty of the cello !).
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« Reply #128 on: February 21, 2017, 07:44:47 pm »

The last-but-one CD from the BBC Music Magazine included John Adams's "Dharma at Big Sur" for electric violin and orchestra. UGH! What a horrible sound that thing makes! There is something about electrical amplification that just coarsens the tone and makes any instrument sound uglier. And that goes for the human voice as well.

I like SOME of John Adams's work, but he seems to me to be a very hit-and-miss composer.
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« Reply #129 on: February 22, 2017, 10:17:06 am »


The last-but-one CD from the BBC Music Magazine included John Adams's "Dharma at Big Sur" for electric violin and orchestra. UGH! What a horrible sound that thing makes! There is something about electrical amplification that just coarsens the tone and makes any instrument sound uglier.

Being an amateur violinist myself - without any ambitions into the electric violin terrain, I really like Adams' "Dharma at Big Sur" very much.
Maybe it depends on the recording - I've got Leila Josefowicz' DGG recording which has an overwhelming crescendo at the end.
(In any case much better than Philip Glass 2nd violin concerto!)
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« Reply #130 on: February 22, 2017, 02:47:22 pm »

Today, I'm stepping back into the classical era.... I've got C.E.F. Weyse (1774-1842) set up in the CD player.  Sym 1-7.   Every piece ends on a major chord... no dissonance....suns out... everyone is happy!! 
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« Reply #131 on: February 22, 2017, 04:44:46 pm »

Sun's out ?! Not in these parts, I fear.

Never mind...must try to stay happy - some rather less 'classical' music today from cheap discs picked up yesterday.

 English music by:
David Ellis - Concert Music, Celebration, September Threnody, Solus
Piers Hellawell - Agricolas, Degrees of Separation
Simon Holt - ...era madrugada, canciones
Stephen Montague (adopted English !) - Snakebite, At the White Edge of Phrygia, Varshavian Autumn
Graham Waterhouse - Chieftain's Salute, Sinfonietta
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« Reply #132 on: February 23, 2017, 07:36:42 pm »

today its Paul Juon day.... Piano Quartets on CPO, and Silhouettes on Musiques Suisses.     Russian born but finally settled in Switzerland.
If I have time, I listen to the new release on CPO  Rhapsodische Sinfonie..
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« Reply #133 on: February 23, 2017, 09:17:48 pm »

Finally arrived: Hendrik Andriessen, Symphony No. 3 (1946) and Symphonie Concertante (1962)
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« Reply #134 on: February 23, 2017, 10:32:51 pm »

that's actually on my to get list.  Tell us if you like it.
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