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Old 03-16-2019, 10:38 PM
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Default What Classical Music Are You Listening To Tonight?

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Listened again, while driving to an audio show.

This is a magnificent set!


I played this today after seeing your post, it’s very good. The addition of horns (the sinfonia) in unexpected places makes it interesting.
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Bach: Brandenburg Concertos
Dunedin Consort, John Butt directing
Linn (2013), 24/192 files

Excellent sound and performance. If you like the Brandenburg Concertos this is well worth having in your collection.

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Old 03-17-2019, 05:32 AM
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Highly enjoying this:

Beethoven - Symphony No. 2
Schubert - Symphony No. 8 'Unvollendete'
Brahms - Symphony No. 3 - Poco allegretto
Intercontinental Ensemble TRAVELING LIGHT
trptk label
Qobuz 24/96




I was at an audition yesterday, and I heard the Studio Master of the Brahms piece.
Ben, the co-owner of the shop also is co-owner of the label.
Fantastic recording as usual from trptk!
I'll buy the 5.0 DXD mix when our system will be ready for it.

Why I like this album especially.
You all know I adore the transparency of the Kuijken approach (less singers, less instruments), where one can appreciate better the melody lines in the work.
One might say the extreme example of this is the String Quartet which is orchestral music reduced to the bare minimum and as thus an art in itself.
Here we get a nonet with 9 great international musicians, with Belgian violinist Ernst Spyckerelle who did the arrangements.
Schubert's 8th will probably be my favourite version of all times, it is that good!

Heartily recommended.

The label has switched from Tidal to Qobuz, because the latter is so much better in sound quality said Ben, but as said, I will download the DXD Studio Master, because this 24/96 stream tastes good, but I want the full monty!
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François Couperin - Concerts Royaux
Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset
Qobuz 24/96




New release, but it was recorded in '15.
Let me start by saying this is a wonderfully recorded and played album.

I just finished listening to a series of podcasts (15 hours in total) about the great king Louis XIV, also called the Sun King.
He supported and stimulated all kinds of art in his palace in Versailles.
France became the leading nation in Europe during his regime.

Some of these concerts were composed and performed by Couperin himself, in the last years of the king's life.
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Mahler - Symphony No. 7
Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer
Qobuz 24/192




First listen.
it is a symphony I don't know so well.
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Rihm - Requiem-Strophen
Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Mariss Jansons
Qobuz 24/48




Very powerful work.
World premiere recording.

Wolfgang Rihm's Requiem-Strophen is a magnificent work. The composer, who was long contained with avant-garde circles, shows us here that he is also Brahms' direct heir - the formal parallels with Brahms' German Requiem are obvious in the lyrical tenderness of the most contemplative moments. Requiem-Strophen - created in 2017 by the same Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra who recorded it live here - combines Latin and German, mixing both the sacred biblical texts (the "Requiem" as well as passages from the Bible) with the secular poems ("stanzas") of Rilke, Michelangelo and Johannes Bobrowski. The orchestral writing, powerfully modern and yet in tune with all the music of the past, displays sounds that are disturbing at times, reassuring at others, but always fascinating. Undoubtedly Rihm's Requiem-Strophen joins the elite group of great Requiems in the history of music: Mozart, Britten, Brahms, Duruflé, Verdi, Penderecki, Berlioz and Fauré, to name of few of the best. © SM/Qobuz
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