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Postby Shapley » Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:40 pm

Thanks! Yes, I overlooked that feature.

I see that in doing so it still does not provide detailed information about the piece, so I'm still in the dark as to who performed it.

I still think the Roberto Alagna/Bryn Terfel recording is the best I've heard so far of that work.

V/R
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Postby FlyingSorcery » Fri Sep 08, 2006 5:48 pm

I love the Bach Ave Maria that just finished. I wish I could play flute or harp like that. Thankfully I am very good at playing CDs. May have to add this one to the collection.
I prefer Bach's Ave Maria to Schubert's, but - shhhhh - don't tell my daughter - she's learning Schubert's Ave Maria on the piano for her Christmas recital.
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Postby Catmando » Sat Sep 09, 2006 12:00 pm

Woo hoo! LVB's Triple Concerto is on! Mvt 1 and 3.

I love it, especially his 1st movement. Not his most popular concerto by far, but an underrated work.
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Postby navneeth » Sat Sep 09, 2006 12:16 pm

Enjoying it.
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Postby Catmando » Sat Sep 09, 2006 12:19 pm

navneeth wrote:Enjoying it.


Good, glad to hear! :)
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Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Sat Sep 09, 2006 12:57 pm

"Rage over a Lost Penny" is playing. Most appropriate.

Just finished putting in a set of "corrections" from an engineer who can neither spell nor parse. I expect when he sees the published copy, that there will be a rage over the corrected trivia, all of which together are not worth a penny.

We'll be having the same argument over again once more - the one about how they control technical content and I own style, layout, grammar, spelling, and format. This discussion sometimes elevates a level, and we have an engineering group head in my boss's office wanting to know when the engineers can do the manuals directly without my silly obstructionism, and my boss indicating that Lucifer will be hosting ski tours first.
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Postby Catmando » Sat Sep 09, 2006 1:01 pm

I dedicate Rage Over a Lost Penny to my Accounting Manager, who micromanages me and the company to death!

Hey Nav, Choral Fantasy is on! Excellent! 8)
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Postby navneeth » Sat Sep 09, 2006 1:26 pm

Catmando wrote:I dedicate Rage Over a Lost Penny to my Accounting Manager, who micromanages me and the company to death!

Hey Nav, Choral Fantasy is on! Excellent! 8)

Hope the AM's listening. :D

Yup, I was about to post that, too. It's followed by Appassionata.
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Postby Catmando » Sat Sep 09, 2006 3:05 pm

I don't like this version of the String Quartet Op. 59/1 Razumosky by Takacs Quartet. They are playing the 1st movement way too fast, too rushed.

Much prefer Quartetto Italiano's version. IMHO
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Postby navneeth » Mon Sep 11, 2006 11:58 am

Managed to catch the last few minutes of Un Sueno en la Floresta played by Aaron Brock. Very nice performance.
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Postby bignaf » Mon Sep 11, 2006 2:04 pm

that's Marye's late nephew, right?
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Postby Catmando » Mon Sep 11, 2006 2:08 pm

bignaf wrote:that's Marye's late nephew, right?


Yes.
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Postby navneeth » Mon Sep 11, 2006 2:32 pm

B.com has been playing a few pieces from his album, Tocatta, ever since the tragic news came, but I was never at the computer at those times. This was my first taste of his work.
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Postby Catmando » Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:21 am

I heard the final movement of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition (The Great Gate of Kiev), orch. by Ravel

Really enjoyed it, especially the movements ending. What a finish! :D
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Postby Catmando » Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:37 am

Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique coming up! Man, I wish I could listen at work. :(

I requested the complete symphony for Sunday's Symphony special.
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Postby elefie » Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:11 am

I requested the Harry Potter music from John Williams for the matinee... :)
I love his music...
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Postby Shapley » Tue Sep 12, 2006 3:01 pm

Mahler!

An Even-Numbered Symphony!!!

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Postby bignaf » Tue Sep 12, 2006 3:26 pm

Cat, How was the Dance for a New Age?
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Postby Catmando » Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:07 pm

bignaf wrote:Cat, How was the Dance for a New Age?


It was great 'Naf. I enjoyed it.

I posted about it in the Serenity, Courage, Wisdom thread "Culture Connections".
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Postby Catmando » Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:08 am

Requested Bruckner's 5th Symphony Movements I and II this morning.

I love the intensily loud horns and brass in the 1st movement! Wonderful!
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