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Heinz Holliger - Thomas Zehetmair

I am having entirely too much fun following this thread!!

The horizon of musical experience has suddenly expanded... thanks be to the hive for the revelation!

“Old dog... new tricks!”
 

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I only have 1 classical album - Karajans Adagios. I can't say I listen to classical though I'm familiar with some from hearing it in sound tracks etc. Then I saw "Gallipoli" and heard Albinoni's Adagio In G Minor and this was probably the saddest piece of music I ever heard. A few yrs. later I found out what the piece was called and got the album. Probably my favorite piece of classical music although there are others I like on the album. I should try to listen to more but the classical my mother listened to at the time I thought was just busy music and I was listening to Hendrix at that age
 
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J.S.Bach Partita no.2 BWV1004 - Shoji Sayaka, vn (The Chaconne/Ciaccona begins about 17 mins in)
Julia Fischer and Goto Midori have excellent accounts of the chaconne on YT as well.

Ana Vidovic (gtr) plays Asturias by Isaac Albéniz

Carlo Domeniconi Koyunbaba suite by Ekaterina Pushkarenko (classical guitar). There's also a really evocative recording of the same piece by Lily Afshar on YT.

Mozart Violin Concerto No.5 in A major KV.219 - Kim Bomsori, vn This was part of the 2015 Queen Elisabeth competition. The teenage Mozart. Five violin concerti, fairly conventional though engaging period pieces, but in the last movement of the last one, beauty shakes off the prettiness and the magic begins to peek through.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622; Arngunnur Árnadóttir, clr The soloist has such a beautiful tone.

Brahms Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77 - Kim Bomsori, vn The end of the finale brought tears to my eyes. She ends it in almost the same poignant way that Erica Morini ended it on a treasured LP that I listened to for many years as a pre-teen and teenager.

Vincenzo Maltempo (pno) plays Alkan: 12 Études dans tous les tons mineurs Op 39 (Complete) Once upon a Saturday in Yokohama, there was a piano concert ... If you are a fan of Alkan and Sorabji. Hamelin played a weekend concert at Oberlin College once (in the 90s, in his prime) (and perhaps more than once), a half hour's drive from where I lived in Cleveland at the time. I was unaware, and only saw the concert flyer a couple of days after he had come and gone. The audio quality of Hamelin on YT is generally poor, being older videos. This recording of Maltempo has decent SQ, but the performance is superhuman and really musical, and the studio CDs are in excellent sound. There was the old guard, Lewenthal, Jack Gibbons, Ronald Smith, Hamelin, and others, and now there's the new guard, Maltempo, Mark Viner, Stephanie Elbaz and others.

Stéphanie ELBAZ plays ALKAN Concerto for solo piano in live A poetic and powerful account of etudes 8-10 of Alkan Op. 39.

XAVER VARNUS (Org) PLAYS BACH'S TOCCATA & FUGUE BWV 565 IN THE BERLINER DOM As a teen, I listened for years to another treasured LP, one of Albert Schweitzer playing Bach organ pieces in a church in Germany, including BWV 565. There's also a very good version on a harp by Amy Turk on YT, her own transcription.

I have no idea how you folks get the YT video to play within the post. Does it need YT/Google membership? (Which I do not have)
 
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I'm enjoying Grieg's Violin Sonatas. I was introduced to them some years back by a DG recording with Augustin Dumay (violin) and Maria Joao Pires (piano). Lovely readings. But two more recent recordings bring new passion to these sonatas: fiery performances from Franziska Pietsch on audite, and (my current favorite) idiomatic, colorful readings from Eldbjørg Hemsing on BIS. I'm streaming them on Qobuz--both superb recordings--and pretty sure you can find them on Tidal, Spotify, etc.

[Links below lead to YouTube previews.]

Franziska Pietsch

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Eldbjørg Hemsing

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I'm enjoying Grieg's Violin Sonatas. I was introduced to them some years back by a DG recording with Augustin Dumay (violin) and Maria Joao Pires (piano). Lovely readings. But two more recent recordings bring new passion to these sonatas: fiery performances from Franziska Pietsch on audite, and (my current favorite) idiomatic, colorful readings from Eldbjørg Hemsing on BIS. I'm streaming them on Qobuz--both superb recordings--and pretty sure you can find them on Tidal, Spotify, etc.

[Links below lead to YouTube previews.]

Franziska Pietsch

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Eldbjørg Hemsing

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Another version released this year. I’ve not yet heard it, but it has good reviews.
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