how does the audiolab sound?
Should be getting it this week. I’ll let you know.
Been digging on this album by Behzod recently - his playing is astonishing to me! Doesn’t hurt that the sound is great. Unlike pop music, modern digital seems to have done a lot of good for classical recordings. I’ve had nothing but awesome sound from Modern yellow label DG and Decca.
I’ve been enjoying the recent Bach Cello Suites release from Zuill Bailey on Octave Records. It’s a great recording
And here’s a little interview (14mins) about the recording with Zuill Bailey that sparked my interest in the album. This is the first thing that Octave Records has put out that’s been interesting to me.
I have been listening to this Cello Album by Vincent Belanger who I think is the person who works with Audio Note UK
Really enjoying Netherlands Bach Society’s channel, would love to find all of their performances on hi res.
In my search for music that I can play quietly at work, and noting that Apple Music now has lossless I am enjoying this productivity destroyer:
If I keep it down I can work, if I turn it up, it gets too nice to ignore.
Nice! I really like Kodály. Been a long time since I listened to any, so I’ll likely put that in queue
I’ve been catching up on Arvo’s work:
Minnesota with Vanska is a good pairing as we know with the Mahler symphonies. They have completed the Sibelius cycle. I believe its Vanska’s second time through them but first with Minnesota. Solid recording of interesting works. I will likely listen to this complete cycle.
Not surprised as Osmo is a homeboy and his work with Minnesota has been uniformly excellent.
His Beethoven set is good too.
BIS SQ is is always good
Some of the classic Mercury’s of the 60’s and 70’s were done in Minnesota.
Have been enjoying these of late:
And awaiting delivery on this:
These period appropriate instrument recordings with attention to performance details of the time have been most interesting. I hope to see more recordings from this group.
I got that Stravinsky on disc, excellent, the only annoyance is that the track listings are inside the booklet and not conveniently accessed.
I havent had a chance to listen to the Debussy yet.
I will probably pick up that boxset of the Sibelius - Im enjoying it more than I thought I would.
Maybe not enough room on the back of the cardboard case for the number of track breakdowns.
No there isnt but they could have done something a bit more convenient, its a minor gripe of an otherwise stunning work, at least for me. The Petrushka/Petrouchka is fabulous.
I agree, of the 3 ballets that performance of Petrushka is the best of the many I have.
Its the standout, the others are well done but I keep coming back to it. I’ll probably pop it in again later.
Snagged this off the racks at the local library while the kid browsed the Fancy Nancy selection.
Very much worth a listen. I started with the 10th, and it is well recorded as well as well performed. Looking forward to week of hearing some of the quartets I don’t know as well!
Interesting. I was thinking of exploring his quarters not too long ago. I’ll keep this collection in mind.