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    Today listening to organist Virgil Fox Encores on CD. Virgil Fox (deceased) was one of two greats from whom I patterned my own playing style from. The other was the late organist E. Power Biggs, who was famous for an exact opposite of playing style that Fox exhibited.

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    I am now listening to my newly acquired Vol. 22 of the Complete Bach Cantatas as conducted by Ton Koopman.

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmm - Yummy...


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    Try not to spill any of that food you`re eating on your new acquisition, gio.
    ''Music, I feel, should be emotional first and intellectual second.'' - Maurice Ravel
    ''The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.'' - Michael Jackson


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    Hi Ms. RoJo,

    No probs with food spillage my dear - the only prob is tearing myself away from listening to such glorious music and returning to the process of memorizing all the Organ/Keyboard music of Charles Tournemire.

    Cheers,

    Giovanni

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    Brahms Double Concerto Op.102, Oistrakh and Rostropovich.

    Wow.
    ''Music, I feel, should be emotional first and intellectual second.'' - Maurice Ravel
    ''The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.'' - Michael Jackson


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    The last four klavierstucke by Brahms. Not sure who was playing; I caught it on the radio. Lovely works.
    ''Music, I feel, should be emotional first and intellectual second.'' - Maurice Ravel
    ''The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.'' - Michael Jackson


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    Pianist, Sviatoslav Richter playing Beethoven - internet radio ... stunning performance.
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    Bach-Mass In B Minor by Eugen Jochum-Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks.Jochum is excellent.He is the most spiritual conductor i know.

    Beethoven-Symphony No.5 by Kurt Masur-New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Masur do not rush the symphony but his interpretation of this eternal piece somehow manages to sound boring.

    Berlioz-Symphonie Fantastique by Mariss Jansons-Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest. Excellent recording of my favourite conductor and favourite orchestra.Mariss Jansons & Concertgebouworkest is a marriage made in heaven.

    Mendelssohn-A Midsummer Nights Dream by Andre Previn-London Symphony Orchestra.Very enjoyable indeed.

    Mahler-Symphony No.2 by Otto Klemperer-Philharmonia Orchestra.
    Mahler-Symphony No.9 by Bruno Walter-Wiener Philharmoniker
    Both are sublime performances of Mahler.

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    Now the Bach B minor Mass ... that's serious listening taking place. I once heard this performed live - I was never so bored to tears in my life. Perhaps it was the group or conductor, the names of which escape me as this was like almost 40 years ago. I've not heard it since.

    Mendelssohn - and Andre Previn - terrific performance indeed.

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    Today I listened to Shostakovich's fifth, seventh, ninth, eleventh and thirteenth symphonies - you could say that I am thoroughly *Russified* after this *listening fest*.

    Cheers!


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    Why only odd numbered symphonies, gio?

    Which one did you enjoy the most?

    Been missing you round here the past little while, gio; glad you`re back posting again!
    ''Music, I feel, should be emotional first and intellectual second.'' - Maurice Ravel
    ''The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.'' - Michael Jackson


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    Hi Ms. RoJo,

    I have been so superbusy as of late and still haven't caught up with all the tasks I have before me. So pardon if my posting is sporadic at best. To answer why only odd-numbered symphonies: Because I'm odd

    Well, really, because those are imho the more gripping. Shostakovich's 13th symphony is my favorite - Bass soloist - Male voice choir. The poetry by Yevgeny Yevtuschenko on *Babiy Yar* - It just floors me. Shostakovich had a singular hatred for Stalin - almost all of S's music (excepting a few works) is a scathing condemnation of Soviet Communism.

    Here are the words to *Babiy Yar*:

    http://www.sequencer.com/kcs/music/s...iy.php#english

    Be well and do senselessly random acts of kindness and good works my friend...

    Giovanni del Mare

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    Listened to Symphony No.8 and 9 by Dvorak...

    Legendary!...

    Performed by Cleveland Orchestra and conducted by Dohnanyi!...


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    Sounds good, pizza1512!

    For me it was Ravel`s String Quartet in F Major, played by the Hagen Quartet. Lovely.
    ''Music, I feel, should be emotional first and intellectual second.'' - Maurice Ravel
    ''The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.'' - Michael Jackson


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    Tchaikovsky-Symphony No.2 "Little Russian" & Symphony No.6 "Pathetique" performed by Carlo Maria Giulini-Philharmonia Orchestra.I believe Giulini is not as popular as he should be.His Tchaikovsky is very exciting just like his every recording i own.

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