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    Captain of Water Music Montefalco's Avatar
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    What music have you bought recently?

    There was a thread similar to this one in the jazz forum, but I thought I'd start specifically for classical music.

    I have ordered a solo piano disc by Sven-Erik Back.

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    Commander, Assistant Conductor Fretless's Avatar
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    Is that the name of the composer, performer, or both?
    I just ordered a major end-of-school-year/pre-father's-day haul from Amazon.
    I do not usually splurge like this but it was a difficult year.

    Twilight of the Gods
    Noah Creshevsky

    Ingram Marshall: September Canons
    Biber: Violin Sonatas Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
    Hans Werner Henze: Symphonies Nos. 7 & 9; Barcarola; Three Auden Songs

    CARTER, E.: String Quartets (Complete) / 100th Anniversary Release (3CD+1DVD Box Set Release) E. Carter
    Whispers Out of Time: Works for Orchestra by Roger Reynolds

    I haven't heard any of these works with the exception of a couple of Carter's string quartets; and Reynolds, Marshall, and Creshevsky are completely new composers for me.

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    Back is the name of the composer. The performer is Roland Pöntinen.
    All of those look great, Fretless, especially the Henze symphonies.

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    The score of Kaikhosru Sorabji's *Symphonic Variations* for piano - It takes about 9 hours to perform it - A real humdinger........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corno Dolce View Post
    THe score of Kaikhosru Sorabji's *Symphonic Variations* for piano - It takes about 9 hours to perform it - A real humdinger........
    Wow! I've seen some of the scores for Sorabji's works (1st/2nd Piano Sonatas) and to even be able to contemplate playing them is beyond me

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    If Sorabji is scary to you then try something easier, like Ronald Stevenson's *Passacaglia*...
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Easier by 7 hours, that is
    I think I might stick to my Grieg and Messiaen for a while yet

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    Well, a most fitting and proper preparation for Sorabji would be Messiaen's *Vingt regards sur L'enfant-Jesus*........
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    As a matter of fact, I am playing one of the Vingt Regards. No. 2, Regard de l'Etoile, which is one of the easier ones as far as I am aware

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    Last CD I bought is Tchaikovsky 6th Symphony with Leonard Bernstein as conductor and Chicago Philharmony... Amazing performance! My favorite of this piece!

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    Bravo, Montefalco - Have fun with the piece. Messiaen speaks to all open hearts and minds through *Vingt Regards*.
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    I was recently in Sydney, and came back with a large haul of music;
    Beethoven: Complete Symphonies
    Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues op. 87
    Liszt: Piano Music
    Sculthorpe: String Quartets, vol. 3
    Hindemith: Symphony 'Mathis der Mahler'
    Respighi: Pines of Rome
    Kodaly: Hary Janos Suite
    Elgar: Cello Concerto

    Also sheet music 'Scriabin: Complete Preludes and Etudes'

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    The most recent music I bought was Delius's exquisite "Fennimore and Gerda" opera from itunes. Absolutely wonderful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montefalco View Post
    I was recently in Sydney, and came back with a large haul of music;
    Beethoven: Complete Symphonies
    Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues op. 87
    Liszt: Piano Music
    Sculthorpe: String Quartets, vol. 3
    Hindemith: Symphony 'Mathis der Mahler'
    Respighi: Pines of Rome
    Kodaly: Hary Janos Suite
    Elgar: Cello Concerto

    Also sheet music 'Scriabin: Complete Preludes and Etudes'
    That's quite a haul. Who is performing the Beethoven and Shostakovich?

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    Beethoven Symphonies: Herbert von Karajan, conducting the Berliner Philharmoniker.
    Shostakovich: Played by Tatiana Nikolayeva.

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