Thursday, April 28, 2016

Coping with the splurge...

Playlist
Circlesquare - Songs About Dancing and Drugs
65DaysOfStatic - One Time For All Time
Material - Secret Life
Beethoven - Streichtrios op. 9
Rawsthorne - Cello Concerto, Oboe Concerto, Symphonic Studies
Bartók - Violin Sonatas
Magdalena Kožená - Le Belle Immagini - Mozart; Gluck; Myslivecek: Arias
Chloë Hanslip - Adams: Violin Concerto; Corigliano: Chaconne From The Red Violin
Respighi - Church Windows, Brazilian Impressions
Grechaninov - Piano Trios #1 & 2

And so the listening begins re yesterday's, there's no other word for it, splurge...

Greenery noted behind Crispycat Towers...


I've walked past this wee flower almost every day for a while now - today I decided to record it - failing miserably...


Back home, pics of yesterday's purchases were uploaded to The Twitter...

65Daysofstatic "One Time for All Time" from 2005 - had never seen this before. Top notch post rock...


Including The Undisputed Truth and Rare Earth - how could it go wrong?  It couldn't...


Circlesquare, bought purely as it's Canadian.  Another excellent decision. Vancouver electronica...


That feeling when you see something you've not seen for years & it's only £1...

Material 79-81...


Trio Bell'Arte play Beethoven's Opus 9 - already have them by L'Archibudelli but what the heck...


Works for cello and oboe you say? Two of my fave instruments? And it's modern classical?  Thanks...


20 years ago Isabelle Faust was in the "cream of the new generation of musicians". Bartok.  Yowsah!


A Magdalena Kožená set from 2001 on DG. Mozart, Gluck and Myslivecek. Beautiful...


Chloë Hanslip plays not only works by Adams & Corigliano but also Enescu; and Waxman's take on Tristan & Isolde...


When I met Greg Lake in November 2005, this was the last CD he'd bought. 11 years later, I've bought it too...


Piano Trios by Grechaninov - he had his stipend removed after the Russian Revolution don'tcha know...


First of two choral discs by Arvo Pärt. St John Passion in 4 movements, written in exile in Berlin...


Carl Orff played by the Mainz Wind Ensemble.  4 pieces, including, of course, the Old Spice theme...


Stravinsky evoking the classical world, followed by Tippett's concerto for double string orchestra...


19th Century Partitas for Wind Ensemble by Herr Krommer. Always worthy of a delve into...


What's that? A 2CD set of Fauré's piano quartets and quintets?  For a quid?  Don't mind if I do...


No barcode. That's rare. Recorded in "Katz's Kitchen". Rosendale Quartet play Schubert & Bridge...


2nd of two choral discs by Arvo Pärt. These pieces were written either side of the Passion posted above...


Conducted by the composer in his native Poland, Lutoslawski presents four works for orchestra...


Not the most well-known version of "Missa Luba", the Latin Mass sung in the style of the Congo...


Had to happen.  A duplicate of disc 2 of a set bought in Berlin a couple of years ago. Oh well...


Meanwhile, on telly, "Scott & Bailey" rushed to a satisfactory conclusion...

Then, the finale of the 3rd series of "Line of Duty" lived up to expectations...

So good when a chink of light appeared in Dot Cottan's story and, from there, everything crumbled into place...

Brilliant...

Lights out...

Highlight of the Day : Line of Duty...

2 comments:

moira paterson said...

I think you better grow another set of ears. How will you ever listen to all that?

David Quartet said...

Have been away this week and didn't listen to a note of these. Instead, I bought four more... Now where're that extra pair of ears I ordered?