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Old 01-20-2017, 04:35 PM   #121
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Beethoven's early 3 Piano Sonatas WoO47 "Kurfürstensonaten" composed when he was 12-13 years old.
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Brahms four symphonies. NAXOs set I picked up at the library used sale today for $2. It is conducted by Alexander Rahbari with the BRT Philharmonic of Brussels.
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The early Cantatas

Cantata on the death of Emperor Joseph II WoO87

Cantata on the accession of Emperor Leopold II WoO88
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Wagner's Ring conducted by Hans Swarowsky, 1968.
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Old 02-10-2017, 05:03 PM   #129
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The Zelenka link (Nisi Dominus) I gave above no longer exists.
Here is the latest YouTube link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3eODmwrnoU.
It really is quite wonderful. I'm trying to persuade our department's professor of conducting to schedule it for the Chamber Orchestra & Choir. A question of budget, as always.
I blame Trump.

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Here is a YouTube link to the Agnus Dei from Bach's Mass in B minor (featuring the angelic voice of Andreas Scholl).

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

I used this extract in a recent counterpoint lesson to show implied 4-part harmony in two-part writing (before the entry of the voice). Magisterial! [written in the style of a Trump Twitter pronouncement]
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Both beautiful pieces from Zelenka and Bach.

Another counter-tenor I like is, Philippe Jaroussky.


Philippe Jaroussky "O solitude, my sweetest choice" (L'Arpeggiata)

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Old 02-10-2017, 07:58 PM   #132
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Here is a YouTube link to the Agnus Dei from Bach's Mass in B minor (featuring the angelic voice of Andreas Scholl).

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

I used this extract in a recent counterpoint lesson to show implied 4-part harmony in two-part writing (before the entry of the voice). Magisterial! [written in the style of a Trump Twitter pronouncement]
How do you do Quijote? That is one of the most beautiful parts of the mass, nay, of all music ever written (only an opinion). And yet so austere.
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Last night:

Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in d minor, Op. 125

Budapest Festival Orchestra: Iván Fischer, conductor
Richard Goode, piano
UMS Choral Union
Laura Aikin, soprano
Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano
Robert Dean Smith, tenor
Matthew Rose, bass

Hill Auditorium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

The highlight of course was the Ninth and it was wonderful. Every movement seemed to pass to quickly because it was so good. The audience was pretty well behaved, but felt it was free time for coughing between movement. Between every movement there was a loud din of coughing in the place. But it does ruin things because the pauses between movement are supposed to be just that, pauses, not noisy interludes. What I don't get is how these people could avoid coughing through 20 minutes of a movement and then just had to cough.

A fun part was watching the piano go below stage on a section of floor that slowly descended then came back up without the piano.

One cellist almost didn't make it because of the travel ban.
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[quote=Harvey;70341]Last night:

Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in d minor, Op. 125

Fantastic programme, with superb musicians. Hope you had a great evening. Very jealous.
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How do you do Quijote? That is one of the most beautiful parts of the mass, nay, of all music ever written (only an opinion). And yet so austere.
I'm fine, thank you Enrique. You too, I hope!
You like austere? Then maybe we should compare the Bach with Beethoven's two attempts at the Agnus Dei:

1) Mass in C (Op. 86 / 1807): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twXYwWNga60

2) Missa solemnis (Op. 123 / 1819-1823): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFYB8ZRvtv4

I know this is a Beethoven forum, but I'll take the Bach, thank you.
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Last night:

Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in d minor, Op. 125

Fantastic programme, with superb musicians. Hope you had a great evening. Very jealous.
It was an excellent evening. I am looking forward to the Ann Arbor symphony performing Beethoven's Missa Solemnis next month.
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Listening to two different recordings of Beethoven's "Ghost" trio.
And it's not even Halloween.
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Old 02-19-2017, 08:18 AM   #140
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Re-sound Beethoven Symphonies: Orchester Wiener Akademie, Martin Haselböck

A very interesting and fascinating series on period instruments, recorded in the venues where they were first performed, scrupulously respecting the layout of the orchestra used 200 years ago. Four of the six venues where first performances of one or more of the nine symphonies were held still exist today, as do the eight Viennese halls and theatres where the composer’s works were performed in his lifetime. Great set.
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Ist movement of Bruckner's 4th Symphony ("The Romantic").
What a glorious work! Here's a moving passage on YouTube (I have isolated the extract in the link that follows), a wonderful build up to a "chorale" that always knocks my socks off, a bit like struggling up a foggy mountain trail and then the sun bursts out...

https://youtu.be/LY7m119eOys?t=675

I know Bruckner has many detractors, I'm always puzzled by that.

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Ist movement of Bruckner's 4th Symphony ("The Romantic").
What a glorious work! Here's a moving passage on YouTube (I have isolated the extract in the link that follows), a wonderful build up to a "chorale" that always knocks my socks off, a bit like struggling up a foggy mountain trail and then the sun bursts out...

https://youtu.be/LY7m119eOys?t=675

I know Bruckner has many detractors, I'm always puzzled by that.
I've never understood the persistence of the detractors, either.

What is your take on Celibidache and Bruckner? (Listening to your link, now.)
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Listening to Liszt's Les Preludes and Mazzeppa. The brass writing particularly reminds me of Bruckner. (This is from a CD with the Berlin Phil and Mehta conducting.)
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I've never understood the persistence of the detractors, either.

What is your take on Celibidache and Bruckner? (Listening to your link, now.)
Hi Sorrano, hope you are well.
I'm OK with Celibadache, though I know he has his detractors, too!
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Of course I listened to some of Beethoven's settings of Irish songs yesterday for St. Patrick's Day, and I'm still listening to them today. They do have a way of getting stuck in your head!
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This phenomenal encore from Yuja Wang must be heard and seen to be believed. I saw her in Vienna in 2011, complete with stiletto heels and gorgeous dress!! What talent and musicality:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jmpXFXsJdA

Just adding this - more or less in the same entertaining vein; and absolute gold!!

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

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Why is it so difficult to share youtube videos on BRS?


https://youtu.be/xyNB-sCRACA
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https://youtu.be/xyNB-sCRACA
Don't get the shortened URL, and remove the "s" from the "https".

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Don't get the shortened URL, and remove the "s" from the "https".




Thank you Chris, I tried to remove the 'S' too. But I don't know why you mean by don't get the shortened URL. I copied what the given url address was.
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Thank you Chris, I tried to remove the 'S' too. But I don't know why you mean by don't get the shortened URL. I copied what the given url address was.
Maybe it works with the shortened URL too. By shortened URL, I mean the kind with the "youtu.be" in it.
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Maybe it works with the shortened URL too. By shortened URL, I mean the kind with the "youtu.be" in it.
Ok thanks Chris, I've got the hang of it, I think.
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This morning, Bruckner's Overture.
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Beethoven's Stephen King overture. Scary.
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Ist movement of Bruckner's 4th Symphony ("The Romantic").
What a glorious work! Here's a moving passage on YouTube (I have isolated the extract in the link that follows), a wonderful build up to a "chorale" that always knocks my socks off, a bit like struggling up a foggy mountain trail and then the sun bursts out...

https://youtu.be/LY7m119eOys?t=675

I know Bruckner has many detractors, I'm always puzzled by that.
One of the worst was Brahms. Perhaps there was some envy in his attitude towards him. The fourth is the most famous of his symphonies and I think there is a good reason: just that it is formidable (or at least I used to think so). Excuse me for not having replied to your post in this thread about the agnus Dei in the D major and C major masses ("You want austere?"). I began to write but then I found the (my) post extemporaneous. I consider 19th century sacred music rather theatrical, including Mozart's requiem. You can look for an archetypical mass only within the epoch during which liturgical works were mainstream music. And the rest are (is) love's labour's lost, in spite of musicologists' opinions. (Is this not lapidary?)

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