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January 2, 2019

Goldmine1 Unique vinyl record Goldmine Giveaway via Deko Music

Goldmine spoke with Conny Bloom of Electric Boys, Mike Tramp (who gained fame in the late ‘80s as the lead vocalist in White Lion) Ted Poley of Danger Danger, and guitarist Punky Meadows and singer Frank DiMino of Angel about these new vinyl releases available for giveaway via Deko Music.

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Radiophrenia launch open call for sound and radio works

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HMUK launches the 2019 Postgraduate Awards as a new, open application process to support music performance study at UK conservatoires

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Southampton’s Turner Sims music venue has announced an impressive line-up of jazz concerts for the first half of 2019. There’s an Edition Records double-bill of young talent, namely sax newcomer Tom Barford and fast-rising guitarist Rob Luft (26 Jan), while Dutch daredevils Tin Men And The Telephone (above right, 8 Feb) perform their mischievously interactive audio-visual show in support of their recent album World Domination Volume 1: Furie, an acoustic-electro work using cut-up samples from speeches by various populist politicians.

The European theme continues with Norway’s biggest-selling jazz singer, Silje Nergaard (pictured top), and her trio (9 Feb), followed closely by fellow countryman and tuba star Daniel Herskedal and his band that features pianist Eyolf Dale (22 Mar). Dutch trumpeter Eric Vloeimans follows this in a trio with accordionist Tuur Florizoone and cellist Jörg Brinkmann (29 Mar), while further bookings include Snarky Puppy-affiliated fusion-funk saxophonist Bob Reynolds’ Group (5 Apr), and a special collaboration between Scandi-Brit power trio Phronesis and the Southampton Youth Jazz Orchestra (5 May).

The Steve Williamson Experience sees the revered UK saxophonist (pictured above left) line-up with bassist Hamish Moore, drummer Zoe Pascal and Tomorrow’s Warriors’ string quartet, Stringting, for what promises to be a highlight of the programme (10 May). Two more notable nights complete the season, as jazz guitar maestro John Etheridge appears with his high-flying gypsy jazz group Sweet Chorus (17 May) and the equally starry PrintmakersNikki Iles, Norma Wimstone, Mark Lockheart, Mike Walker, Steve Watts and James Maddren – play on 8 June. Jazzwise is media partner for the Turner Sims jazz programme.

– Mike Flynn

For full details visit www.turnersims.co.uk/eventcategory/jazz/

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Music Freelance The best recordings of Bruckner’s Symphony No.9

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Fate didn’t look kindly on Bruckner.

 

His symphonies cruelly attacked, or subjected to disastrous cuts by his well-meaning students, he was mocked by his many detractors for his quaint country manners and odd behaviour. His life seemed beset by ridicule and disappointment.

Only his unwavering belief in God, to whom the Ninth Symphony was dedicated, provided him with the determination to persevere during periods of crisis. Even so, towards the end, he still had moments of doubt.

Tragically, he failed to complete his Ninth Symphony, struggling with it even on the day he died. Just as tragic was its first performance in Vienna in 1903 in a severely mutilated form concocted by Ferdinand Löwe, one of Bruckner’s  pupils.

It wasn’t until 1932 that what Bruckner actually wrote was heard in Munich at a private concert. Its first public performance was given later that year by Clemens Krauss and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

 

The best recording

Carlo Maria Giulini (Conductor)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (1988)
Deutsche Grammophon E427 3452

For many listeners, Bruckner’s Ninth is the most visionary of all symphonies. I first heard it as a teenager in Bruno Walter’s classic 1959 recording with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra, and have been under its spell ever since. The list of great recordings is a long one, and still growing.

The fact that even legendary Brucknerians such as Sergiu Celibidache, Otto Klemperer, Eugen Jochum, Herbert von Karajan, Bernard Haitink, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski and Günter Wand – all superb in their different ways – don’t make the shortlist here is testimony to the Ninth’s continuing fascination.

It’s to Carlo Maria Giulini that I’m drawn again and again – one can never tire of his profound realisation of this wonderful score. His live Vienna Philharmonic account from 1988, beautifully recorded, is a humbling experience. 

From its misty opening, clearly indebted to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, to the ethereal ending of the Adagio, this performance is just about perfect. Giulini’s terracing of Bruckner’s unorthodox orchestral structure, quite unlike that of any other symphonist, is a wonder of internal clarity, no detail overlooked, no texture smudged.

The Vienna Philharmonic is the Bruckner orchestra par excellence, its burnished string tone a special glory, woodwind and brass superbly alert and to the fore. In climaxes, the sound of the orchestra at full throttle is simply overwhelming, horns and trombones waging antiphonal war to hair-raising effect.

Even within his own outstanding list of recordings, Giulini’s Bruckner Ninth Symphony is possibly the most precious gift this great conductor has.

https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/3VI3WFl9u9apEHtwttkGS8

 

 

Three more great recordings

Wilhelm Furtwängler (conductor)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (1944)
Praga Digitals PRD350125

Some would reckon that Wilhelm Furtwängler is the echt Bruckner conductor, and this recording, set down in Second World War Berlin, is like no other.

It’s as if Furtwängler were mirroring the devastating world events unfolding beyond the walls of the Beethoven-Saal where this Berlin Philharmonic recording was made – tempos in the first movement are often frenetic, he unleashes the dogs of war in the Scherzo and the Adagio’s dissonant climactic chord becomes an agonised scream.

Excellently remastered, this 1944 recording is now available on the Praga Digitals label.

https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/26n2xnIzj02Ng4ETfITatp

 

 

Claudio Abbado (conductor)
Lucerne Festival Orchestra (2013)
Deutsche Grammophon 479 3441

What better testament to Abbado than this moving 2013 recording from his final concert with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra?

Although mortally ill, he summons up all his reserves to produce a performance of great resolve and personal strength, not so much a farewell as a vision of what might come. 

Whereas Karajan and Klemperer head straight for Mount Olympus, Abbado favours a more human approach. His star-studded orchestra plays sublimely for its hero and DG’s sound is exemplary.

https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/2hwqjWRGEokqd9lATReyKD

 

 

Fabio Luisi (Conductor)
Dresden Staatskapelle (2003)
Sony G0100014380065

What is it about Italian conductors? On the evidence of their recordings, they simply seem to ‘get’ Bruckner’s Ninth.

Fabio Luisi’s beautifully recorded live 2003 recording with the Dresden Staatskapelle is the third by an Italian in my chosen quartet.

The first movement heaves like a mighty ocean, its uneasy ebb and flow flawlessly managed; the Scherzo has all the savagery demanded of it; and the Adagio, with its vast mood swings between faith and despair, is simply superb. 

https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/3C3rkjHXkVss0XYlkoyOhs

 

 

And one to avoid

Leonard Bernstein was gracious enough to concede that, when it came to Bruckner, he could not compete with Herbert von Karajan.

The Bruckner idiom does indeed seem alien to him on this 1990 Vienna Philharmonic recording. He seems to be trying hard to find links with Gustav Mahler… but really, there aren’t any.

 

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Music Freelance The best recordings of Bruckner’s Symphony No.9

Rating: 
0

Fate didn’t look kindly on Bruckner.

 

His symphonies cruelly attacked, or subjected to disastrous cuts by his well-meaning students, he was mocked by his many detractors for his quaint country manners and odd behaviour. His life seemed beset by ridicule and disappointment.

Only his unwavering belief in God, to whom the Ninth Symphony was dedicated, provided him with the determination to persevere during periods of crisis. Even so, towards the end, he still had moments of doubt.

Tragically, he failed to complete his Ninth Symphony, struggling with it even on the day he died. Just as tragic was its first performance in Vienna in 1903 in a severely mutilated form concocted by Ferdinand Löwe, one of Bruckner’s  pupils.

It wasn’t until 1932 that what Bruckner actually wrote was heard in Munich at a private concert. Its first public performance was given later that year by Clemens Krauss and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

 

The best recording

Carlo Maria Giulini (Conductor)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (1988)
Deutsche Grammophon E427 3452

For many listeners, Bruckner’s Ninth is the most visionary of all symphonies. I first heard it as a teenager in Bruno Walter’s classic 1959 recording with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra, and have been under its spell ever since. The list of great recordings is a long one, and still growing.

The fact that even legendary Brucknerians such as Sergiu Celibidache, Otto Klemperer, Eugen Jochum, Herbert von Karajan, Bernard Haitink, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski and Günter Wand – all superb in their different ways – don’t make the shortlist here is testimony to the Ninth’s continuing fascination.

It’s to Carlo Maria Giulini that I’m drawn again and again – one can never tire of his profound realisation of this wonderful score. His live Vienna Philharmonic account from 1988, beautifully recorded, is a humbling experience. 

From its misty opening, clearly indebted to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, to the ethereal ending of the Adagio, this performance is just about perfect. Giulini’s terracing of Bruckner’s unorthodox orchestral structure, quite unlike that of any other symphonist, is a wonder of internal clarity, no detail overlooked, no texture smudged.

The Vienna Philharmonic is the Bruckner orchestra par excellence, its burnished string tone a special glory, woodwind and brass superbly alert and to the fore. In climaxes, the sound of the orchestra at full throttle is simply overwhelming, horns and trombones waging antiphonal war to hair-raising effect.

Even within his own outstanding list of recordings, Giulini’s Bruckner Ninth Symphony is possibly the most precious gift this great conductor has.

https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/3VI3WFl9u9apEHtwttkGS8

 

 

Three more great recordings

Wilhelm Furtwängler (conductor)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (1944)
Praga Digitals PRD350125

Some would reckon that Wilhelm Furtwängler is the echt Bruckner conductor, and this recording, set down in Second World War Berlin, is like no other.

It’s as if Furtwängler were mirroring the devastating world events unfolding beyond the walls of the Beethoven-Saal where this Berlin Philharmonic recording was made – tempos in the first movement are often frenetic, he unleashes the dogs of war in the Scherzo and the Adagio’s dissonant climactic chord becomes an agonised scream.

Excellently remastered, this 1944 recording is now available on the Praga Digitals label.

https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/26n2xnIzj02Ng4ETfITatp

 

 

Claudio Abbado (conductor)
Lucerne Festival Orchestra (2013)
Deutsche Grammophon 479 3441

What better testament to Abbado than this moving 2013 recording from his final concert with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra?

Although mortally ill, he summons up all his reserves to produce a performance of great resolve and personal strength, not so much a farewell as a vision of what might come. 

Whereas Karajan and Klemperer head straight for Mount Olympus, Abbado favours a more human approach. His star-studded orchestra plays sublimely for its hero and DG’s sound is exemplary.

https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/2hwqjWRGEokqd9lATReyKD

 

 

Fabio Luisi (Conductor)
Dresden Staatskapelle (2003)
Sony G0100014380065

What is it about Italian conductors? On the evidence of their recordings, they simply seem to ‘get’ Bruckner’s Ninth.

Fabio Luisi’s beautifully recorded live 2003 recording with the Dresden Staatskapelle is the third by an Italian in my chosen quartet.

The first movement heaves like a mighty ocean, its uneasy ebb and flow flawlessly managed; the Scherzo has all the savagery demanded of it; and the Adagio, with its vast mood swings between faith and despair, is simply superb. 

https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/3C3rkjHXkVss0XYlkoyOhs

 

 

And one to avoid

Leonard Bernstein was gracious enough to concede that, when it came to Bruckner, he could not compete with Herbert von Karajan.

The Bruckner idiom does indeed seem alien to him on this 1990 Vienna Philharmonic recording. He seems to be trying hard to find links with Gustav Mahler… but really, there aren’t any.

 

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On this Day January 02, 2018

American record producer, songwriter, music publisher, and musician Rick Hall best known as the owner of Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama died aged 85. Hall almost single-handedly established the town of Muscle Shoals as a crucible of some of the greatest soul music to be produced in America in the Sixties and Seventies. Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Etta James and Clarence Carter were just a few of the rhythm and blues artists who recorded under Halls supervision, using the superlative group of session musicians who formed the basis of what became known as the Muscle Shoals sound.

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jfl #morninglistening to #TillFellner on @ECMRecords in #Liszt &…

#morninglistening to #TillFellner on @ECMRecords in #Liszt & #Beethoven: #AnnéesDePèlerinage & #op111
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greatly underrated pianist who should probably have more of a career than some other shooting stars.
#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection
#classicalcdcollection #ECMRecords #solokeyboard
#pianomusic #Ludwigvan #ludwigvanbeethoven #germanromanticism #

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