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RE: What classical music are you listening to?

Schoenberg, Verklaerte Nacht: Karajan, BPO, live at the Royal Festival Hall, 1988.

Debate rages as to whether the orchestral or chamber version of this piece is better. Both are brilliant. This recording of Karajan conducting the BPO is just stunning.

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RE: What classical music are you listening to?

Bruckner's 7th Symphony, the Karajan Gold edition. One of Karajan's best 80s recordings. Now if only I can find the vinyl version to compare it to...

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Carrying on with Bruckner, I am currently reading about a 'legendary' live Bruckner 8th conducted by Wand,

 

http://www.goodsoundclub.com/Forums/ShowPost.aspx?PageIndex=1&postID=16037#16037

 

Have any of you fellow classical listeners come across this recording? I would love to hear any thoughts on it. It seems pretty hard to come by. I have just bought a 2nd hand copy of the 'standard' RCA release but I've been searching all day and can't find the Japanese release mentioned.

 

I'll probably pick up the 1988 Karajan recording too as I like a bit of Karajan (whe he's on form).

 

 

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Well, not "listening to", but if I was, I'd be listening to Gorecki 'Symphony No3', tragic but awesome...

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Well, not "listening to", but if I was, I'd be listening to Gorecki 'Symphony No3', tragic but awesome...

 

Actually, thought I'd have a listen on youtube. Anyone familiar with it?

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Just finished this, which I come back to again and again:

Mahler 7 / Abbado / Chicago SO / DG

Utterly lovely, clear and profound. The master Abbado at his best.

:boohoo:

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RE: What classical music are you listening to?

This morning been listening to Wagner's Das Rheingold, Karajan & BPO. Exhilarating! Also recently lots of Bruckner symphonies, variety of conductors and orchestras, most notably Karajan/VPO, Bohm/VPO and Wand/NDR.

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I currently own six different Ring cycles on CD/download - Solti/VPO, Karajan/BPO, Böhm/Bayreuth, Levine/MET, Sawallisch/BS and Knappertsbusch/Bayreuth (and trying to piece together a complete Ring on LP - so far have Das Rheingold and Siegfried, both Solti/VPO). Which other Ring cycles are worth getting my hands on? I am currently listening through Karajan's again and, like every recorded Ring, has its flaws, but I am finding it sumptuous and thrilling. I can't imagine myself ever settling for one interpretation so I'll keep finding new ones. Any gems out there?

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Freddy58 wrote:

Well, not "listening to", but if I was, I'd be listening to Gorecki 'Symphony No3', tragic but awesome...

 

Actually, thought I'd have a listen on youtube. Anyone familiar with it?

 

I'll take that as a 'no' then...

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I'm listening to the Classic Fm Hall of fame great composers 4 CD box set. I'm on CD 3 track 4 which is an Opera piece called Requiem for my friend-lacrimosa by Preisner. 

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The words to Gorecki Symphony no 3 were written on the walls of a prison by a Jewish girl who was locked up by the Nazis in the Second World War. It is a Opera piece and it never fails to bring a tear to my eyes.

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The words to Gorecki Symphony no 3 were written on the walls of a prison by a Jewish girl who was locked up by the Nazis in the Second World War. It is a Opera piece and it never fails to bring a tear to my eyes.

 

Oh, I thought it was about a mothers account of the loss of a child. Anyway, I'm with you, a very moving piece. I have the version that features Dawn Upshaw, beautifully sung. I remember the first time I heard it, on the way home from work whilst listening to Classic FM. I had to sit in the drive to hear it out, I was totally spellbound...

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I'm listening to the Classic FM time to relax 3 CD box set. I'm on CD 2 track 6 which is called The Ashokan farewell by Ungar. Very lovely piece. 

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Tear Drop wrote:

I currently own six different Ring cycles on CD/download - Solti/VPO, Karajan/BPO, Böhm/Bayreuth, Levine/MET, Sawallisch/BS and Knappertsbusch/Bayreuth (and trying to piece together a complete Ring on LP - so far have Das Rheingold and Siegfried, both Solti/VPO). Which other Ring cycles are worth getting my hands on? I am currently listening through Karajan's again and, like every recorded Ring, has its flaws, but I am finding it sumptuous and thrilling. I can't imagine myself ever settling for one interpretation so I'll keep finding new ones. Any gems out there?

I've listened to some of the Keilberth 1955 Bayreuth production, which is very atmospheric. Some say the recent Janowski Dresden version is good, though I've not heard it.

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I've listened to some of the Keilberth 1955 Bayreuth production, which is very atmospheric. Some say the recent Janowski Dresden version is good, though I've not heard it.

Matt

 

Thanks Matt, Keilberth added to wishlist, I'll do some reading up on the Janowski.

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