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  1. JANDL100

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  2. JANDL100

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    Bloch violin concerto https://open.spotify.com/album/5p4Fp03rhJRlw6za6oFJ84?si=8cpyoV1NRlGLtQ5tNhjhlA
  3. JANDL100

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    Pavlova's 3rd symphony. Yes, it sounds like film music. That doesn't make it bad, though. Melancholy stuff, for the most part. But very lovely.
  4. JANDL100

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    Yes, he wasn't a happy chappy. He had a lousy childhood (poverty and a violent drunken father) and struggled with agonising chronic arthritis for a lot of his adult life, barely able to shuffle along. The anti-Pettersson Brigade find his works full of self pity. I think the music goes a lot deeper than that - but it is seldom, if ever, an easy listen.
  5. JANDL100

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    Comissiona and the Swedish RSO' recording is also a very fine one. More dynamic in the outer sections, but with less 'quiet intensity' in the central 'adagio' than Segerstam, and with a clearer recording. A different feel to the performance. I suspect I like both in different ways although I think Segerstam makes it seem a more inspired work. Bafflingly coupled with Mozart;s bassoon concerto!
  6. JANDL100

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    Interesting, thanks for that, Jamie. I'll try and tune in. Pettersson's 7th may not be the easiest work to conduct, Lindberg makes a bit of a pig's ear of it imo in a later BIS release. I see that Sergiu Comisiona has a recording on Caprice from 1992 with the Swedish RSO - I've no idea how I missed that! I shall have a listen. But Segerstam really seems to nail it.
  7. JANDL100

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    Alan Pettersson's 7th symphony - a fascinating work. Classify it under Atmospheric rather than Structured; astringent rather than tonal. The opening 17 minute sequence is a sometimes climactic build up to the 18 minute heart of the work; an oft-mesmerising adagio-like sequence of great emotional power. To my ears at least! The more I hear it the more I love it. Segerstam's performance is best, imo.
  8. JANDL100

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    Quite exceptional (and individualistic) playing from Deyanova in this selection of Schubert piano sonatas. Daringly slow (Richter-like speed) in the 1st mvt of D.894. I guess this will be a Marmite-thing; I don't like Marmite but I do like this! https://open.spotify.com/album/3WiNDb5cTVuoQnUdLfbnv7?si=bZo-gh-ZQY2r25QuYkZcrg
  9. JANDL100

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    I'd never heard of Easley Blackwood (American composer b1933), but the 5th symphony here is very listenable!
  10. JANDL100

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    Pergolesi Stabat Mater
  11. JANDL100

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    The Brahms symphony cycle by Janowski and the Royal Liverpool Phil has come in for a bit of a critical pasting, but I think that he nails the tempi and after that everything just falls into place. And the sound is extraordinarily good, imo. I loves it. https://open.spotify.com/album/2RIRDo3F4o5mcabdWDwCed?si=9YL-XXvUSdq7uu-_By2RGw
  12. JANDL100

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    If you enjoy Rachmaninov's lush romanticism, then wrap your lug-holes around Andre Mathieu's 4th piano concerto.
  13. JANDL100

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    Some fine English music - light and melodious - for a fine English sunny afternoon.
  14. JANDL100

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    One of my favourite recordings of Saint Saens famous Organ symphony is with Geoffrey Simon conducting. He plays it in a 'straighter', more symphonic manner to my ears, it's a different kind of approach. A good music buddy of mine is a great fan of the music, but prefers a more emotional approach to me in all of his listening, and he dismissed this one out of hand as boring! Oi loiks it, though. (As a considerable bonus, the album includes a quite rare recording of the SS Requiem).
  15. JANDL100

    Akhnaten in 2019

    ... and those intertwining body builder guys, always on stage, representing the powerful forces of the hurly-burly of the outside world - at the back to start with, dissociated from the events on stage, then at the end approaching and engulfing Akhnaten. Amazing!