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What classical music are you listening to?

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Vladimir

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Charlemagne Palestine: Strumming Music - Betsy Freeman, John Adams, San Francisco Conservatory of Music



It's still snowing outside, so I was thinking what swooshy music to accompany this nature's dance. A sonata? Fuge? Chorale? Watching the snowflakes reletnlessly falling down seems more mathematical, droning, chaos that rarely fluctuates. Thus Strumming Music as my choice.

A peek from my window.

 
K

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Do you live up a mountain? Looks a bit foggy? Is that a sequoia giganticus?
 
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I have a Douglas fir and some hawthorn from my window...
 

Vladimir

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I have several Douglas firs too. They really progress well here and will be tall as a building within my lifetime.
 
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Are you familiar with boz scaggs? If so..im sure you are..lido shuffle etc..but theres a song called 'high sierra' in your mountain stronghold! Might sound pretty cool? Great song..
 

Webern

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Vladimir, with a magnificent view like that perhaps some Bruckner would be in order? Or maybe Sibelius 4? I like the Lahti/Vanska BIS recording but the Karajan version is great in a totally different way...

I've been listening to a lot of Bach lately, the fault of Mr Gardiner and his biography. But I took some "time off" to listen to a CD of Richard Strauss songs, from the superb Hyperion edition. This is volume 2, with Anne Schwanewilms, whose voice suits this genre well. I found the recording slightly harsh at times but this is nit-picking especially when the performance is as expressive as this. Maybe the repertoire isn't the most "fashionable" these days but there are some real gems and the disc presents songs with a wide emotional range. And Hyperion's booklet notes are comprehensive, almost on a par with Graham Johnson's for the Schubert and Schumann series.
 

Vladimir

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Thank you for the great suggestions. I'll add them in my playlist as soon as I finish with Ray.
 

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I don't use my turntable very much these days but today I delved into my cupboard and found this object of beauty - a six LP box of Olivier Messiaen playing his works for organ. Some of the discs are quite badly warped and I have to listen "through" the mono recording but it is worth it for such an historic recording.

 

MrReaper182

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I am listening to the Mozart musical masterpieces album. I'm on track 3 which is Piano concerto no. 21. This is my all time favourite Wolfgang Amadues Mozart song. A beautiful and dark at times sounding piece of music.
 

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Just bought this - simply glorious: I was watching Gotham, where the music used for Falcone's funeral was from Mass No 7 in B Flat Major (Kyrie), which gave me the impetus to put it in my collection. https://www.tunefind.com/show/gotham/season-4/55011

 

CnoEvil

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One of the best Pianists alive today, playing some of the most dramatic Piano Music on the planet. Stirring stuff.

 

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