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    Re: Classical Music Only | What You're Listening to Now, Or Very Recently | Any Mediums :

    Quote Originally Posted by astrotoy View Post
    We saw great Pollini perform at the Salzburg Festival in 1987, playing the Debussy Etudes. He wasn't a young man then. Not all pianists can still play well at age 77!

    Larry

    Hi Larry,

    It must be a memory that you cherish.
    Attending a concert of such a great musician fuels the energy of the soul.
    I always feel a glow in my body when I think of a performance that grabbed me in the past.
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    Tchaikovsky - String Quartet No. 1 - Souvenir de Florence
    Novus Quartet
    Lise Berthaud
    Ophélie Gaillard

    Qobuz 24/88.2




    Energetic yet delicate, I do like their style of playing!

    [COLOR="Green"]After an audacious first-record dedicated to Webern, Beethoven and Yun, the young musicians of the Novus Quartet interpret with passion two essential works of Tchaikovsky’s chamber music: the First Quartet and the Sextuor « Souvenir de Florence » – for this work, the musicians are joined by two guests, cellist Ophélie Gaillard and violist Lise Berthaud. These two works, which are like milestones in the career of the Russian composer (the first is written in 1871, the second in 1887), show Tchaikovsky’s inclination for popular melodies. Clarity and technique serving musical expression, the fiery strings of the Novus Quartet spread a warm sound that impresses by its homogeneity, intensely invites to melancholy in slow movements, and fully transcribed the exaltation of Tchaikovsky’s poetic universe. © Aparté
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    La Folia Barockorchester, Vivaldi 4S.

    This is quite nice, if your system is resolving enough to hear it: they don’t play in a studio, but in a castle (Palais im Grossen Garten in Dresden). Also, the entire ensemble plays instruments as they were built in the Barock period. Thus you can e.g. hear that the violins sound smoother than modern instruments, as they are playing gut strings instead of metal-wound nylon.

    Stockfisch recording quality is always pristine.



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    Sueye Park
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    - Salut d'amour
    Qobuz 24/96




    What a talent!
    She was 17 when she played these light tunes.
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    Re: Classical Music Only | What You're Listening to Now, Or Very Recently | Any Mediums :

    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 is 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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    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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    Johann Gottfried Müthel - The 5 Keyboard Concertos
    Marcin Świątkiewicz, harpsichord
    Arte Dei Suonatori
    Qobuz 24/96




    A nice discovery.
    Somewhere between baroque and classical.
    This is a splendid ensemble, and the album is a true sonic delight.
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    Vaughan Williams & Elgar: The Lark Ascending; Tallis Fantasia...
    Pinchas Zukerman & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    Marvelous MQA Recording

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