Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Wednesday 31st March 2010

In the car:
Santana - Very Best Of

That was all - owing to appointment, sleep, TV & tuba practice!

Tuesday 30th March 2010

In the car:
Santana - Very Best Of

At home:
Monteverdi - 1610 Vespers
Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
Creature With The Atom Brain - Transylvania

That was it!

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Monday 29th March 2010

Very little music today, sleep, viola practice, medical appointment, tuba practice, all conspired to keep me from listening. So just, in the car:
Santana - Very Best Of

I love that album!

Sunday 28th March 2010

At home in the morning:
Brahms - Symphony No.1, Serenade No.2
Eurythmics - Greatest Hits

In the car:
The Velvet Underground - "Banana Album"
Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
Pure Reason Revolution - Amor Vincit Omnia
The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
Santana - The Very Best Of

At a concert:
Dvorak - Carnival Overture
Shostakovich - Piano Concerto No.2
Liadov - Musical Box (encore)
Brahms - Symphony No.4

A fantastic concert. Sparkling in the first half, and profound in the second (although the first movement of the Brahms was just a shade under the tempo I usually like it). Was also lovely to meet some twitter friends, @wheresrunnicles and @_jojohnson_. And always wonderful to hear live music of course.

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Saturday 27th March 2010

Plans to listen to Janacek Opera were thwarted by a love for:
Brahms - Symphony No.1, Serenade No.2

That was all - on repeat. Toscanini at the helm of recordings from 1941 & 1942.

Bliss, paradise, wonderment!

The 1st Symphony has 2 of my top moments (2nd & 4th movements)
The 2nd Serenade has no violins! Hurrah for the alto clef brigade who lead this one! :-)

Friday 26th March 2010

In the car:
Santana - The Very Best Of (end)
Gary Numan - The Best Of

Comment: I always forget how fabulous Gary Numan is. We saw him live a couple of years ago and he was AWESOME! :-)

Friday, 26 March 2010

Thursday 25th March 2010

In the car:

Pendulum - In Silico (a bit)

Bach - Christmas Oratorio (beginning)

Santana - Very Best Of (part)

An odd combination. Twas an odd day. Ultimately good though I think.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Wednesday 24th March 2010

In the car:
Pendulum - In Silico

At home:
Pendulum - Hold Your Colour

Bit similar to yesterday really!

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Tuesday 23rd March 2010

In the car:
Pendulum - In Silico

At home:
Pendulum - Hold Your Colour

It's been the sort of day where Pendulum is deeply soothing. I went to a Pendulum gig a year and a bit ago when I was very ill and found it very therapeutic. Going to see them again this year, which is VERY good news!

Monday, 22 March 2010

Monday 22nd March 2010

In the car:
Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum

At home:
Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
The Libertines - The Best Of
Rimsky-Korsakov - Suites from: Pan Voyevode, La Fille des Neiges, Le Coq d'Or
Carter - 90+, Retrouvailles, Night Fantasies, Diversions, Matribute, Sonata, Thoughts

That was all!

Sunday 21st March 2010

In the car:
Calvin Harris - I Created Disco (end)
Muse - The Resistance
The Dead Weather - Horehound

That was it.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Saturday 20th March 2010

At home in the morning:
Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherezade, Capriccio Espagnol

In the car:
Radiohead - The Best Of
Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
Calvin Harris - I Created Disco (start)

That was it.

Friday 19th March 2010

In the car:
Bruckner - Symphony No.7
Smetana - String Quartet No.1

At work, on the radio, on earphones:
Antonio Vivaldi — Concerto No. 4 in A minor RV 357
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky — Adagio from Symphony No. 4 Arranger: Rees Williams Performer: The David Rees-Williams Trio
Giacomo Puccini — Madame Butterfly: Aria: Un bel dì vedremo (One fine day we’ll see)
Carl Stamitz — Quartet for flute, violin, viola and basso continuo in A major, Op 4 No. 6
Bohuslav Martinu — Le Jazz
George Harrison — Here Comes the Sun Performer: Christian Rivet (archlute)
Glen Ballard — Branles de village (Village dances)
Georg Friedrich Händel — Concerto for organ in B flat major Op 4 No. 6
Carl Maria von Weber — Overture: The Ruler of the Spirits
Robert Schumann — Stille Tränen (silent tears) Op 35 No.10
Elizabeth Maconchy — Overture: Proud Thames
André Caplet — Viens, une flute invisible soupire (come, an invisible flute sighs)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Sonata for piano in E flat major, K 282
Traditional — Shenandoah
Samuel Wesley — Wash Me Throughly

That was all!

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Thursday 18th March 2010

In the car:
Brahms - Sextet No.1 Mvmt 4

At home, following a tweeted Spotify link by @wheresrunnicles:
Dvorak - Symphony No.7 & Symphony No.8 (link here)

At home, finally finding the space to listen to "now would all freudians please stand aside", the new disc by James Rhodes:
Bach/Busoni - Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C major BWV 564
Beethoven - Sonata No.30 Op.109
Bach - Partita No.6 BWV830
Bach/Marcello - Adagio from Concerto No.3
Chopin - Prelude No.4, Etude No.12

At home:
Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherezade

In the car on the way to a gig:
Brahms - Sextet No.2

At the gig, sets by:
Secret Rivals
Inlight - Set list tweeted (what a cool idea that is): inlight: for those who asked about tonight's set: Fragile, Who Will Save Me Now, Spotlights, Give Me A Try, Bridges, Disappear, Paranoia, Icarus..

On the way home in the car:
Bruckner - Symphony No.7 1st & 2nd Movements

Comments: 2 amazing musical experiences today!!!

1. Wonderful wonderful playing by James, as I've now come to expect. The mix of excitement and sensitivity in his interpretations is just brilliant! I could quite literally feel the last movement of the Beethoven tugging at my heart strings.

2. Inlight were STORMING!!! Fabulous! Highlight of the evening for me was the bassline for "Dissapear", which was just amazing! Totally AWESOME! Nights in the Jericho don't get much better than this! Great gig guys!

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Wednesday 17th March 2010

In the car:
Brahms - Sextet No.1 Mvmts 2-4

At home:
Rimsky-Korsakov - Symphony No.3, Symphony on Russian Themes

That was all!

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Tuesday 16th March 2010

In the car:
Grieg - Peer Gynt Suite No.2
Smetana - Ma Vlast
Brahms - String Sextet No.1 (1st Mvmt)

On the radio at work:
Various unidentifiable by me bits from Radio 2 that a colleague had on.

On the radio on earphones at work, from Radio 3:
Charles Gounod — Petite symphonie pour instruments a vent: Scherzo – Allegro moderato (3rd movement)
Mark Morales — Missa “Mille regretz”: Sanctus
Arnold — The Padstow Lifeboat
George Gershwin — Second Rhapsody for Piano & Orchestra
Fontana — Sonata No. 14
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky — Mazurka Op 40 No. 5
Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov — Fantastic Waltz (Raymonda)
Johann Friedrich Fasch - Trumpet Concerto in D major
Schubert - Duo in A major D.574
Lully - Atys -Prologue & Act III (orchestral excerpts)
Chopin - Berceuse in D flat major Op.57
Chopin - Ballade No.2 in F major Op.38

At home:
Rimsky-Korsakov - Symphonies No.1 and No.2
Bruckner - Locus Iste

That was it!

Monday, 15 March 2010

Monday 15th March 2010

In the car:
Dvorak - String Quartet No.9
Grieg - Peer Gynt Suite No.1

At home:
Rimsky-Korsakov - Capriccio Espagnol, Scheherezade, Russian Easter Overture

At the doctor's:
A surreal mix of music on loop. See here for details!

At home:
Kandinsky Blues by Pseudoambient. See here!

At home:
Rimsky-Korsakov - Overture on Russian Themes, Prelude Cantate, Poeme Symphonique, Fantasie on Serbian Themes, At the Tomb, Dubinushka

Inlight - Disappear (Remix) Check out here! Also Paranoia (Live), Icarus!!! (my fave)

Rimsky-Korsakov - Symphony No.1, Symphony No.2

Comment: This Rimsky stuff is BRILLIANT!!!!!!

Sunday 14th March 2010

Didn't really listen to any music today.

However, that isn't quite true - I spent much of the day in front of the TV, including watching a Poirot that had constant Satie throughout.

Hard to describe days like these, where I don't really listen to any music, but I hear quite a lot, although too difficult to describe.

One of the dilemmas of the Ears!

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Saturday 13th March 2010

At home:
Britten - Death In Venice (Complete)

That was all!

Friday 12th March 2010

In the car:
Dvorak - String Quartets 6, 7, and 8.

That was all.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Thursday 11th March 2010

In the car:
Dvorak - String Quartet No.6 (Opening)

At home:
Britten - Death In Venice (Act I)

That was it!

Wednesday 10th March 2010

In the car on the way home from Aberystwyth:
Schumann - Marchenbilder
Shostakovich - Viola Sonata
Brahms - Piano Concertos No.1 and No.2
Saint Saens - Organ Symphony, Danse Macabre

That was all!

Tuesday 9th March 2010

In the hotel, on the radio:
Vaughan Williams — Overture: The Wasps
Shostakovich — Love (Michelangelo Suite)
Hugo Wolf — Fuhlt meine Seele das ersehnte Licht. Lieder 3 (3 Michelangelo Poems)
Britten — Sonetto XXIV: Spirito ben nato in cui si specchia e vede (7 Sonnets of Michelangelo)
Francesco Zappa — “Cello” Symphony in B flat
Paganini — Caprice No.24 in A minor: Tema con Variazioni Quasi Presto
Ravel - Le tombeau de Couperin
Britten - Les illuminations

That was all!

Monday 8th March 2010

At home in the morning:
Shostakovich - Symphony No.4

In the car on the way to Aberystwyth:
Messaien - L'Ascension, Et Exspecto
Steve Reich - Different Trains, Electric Counterpoint
Bax - Legend for Viola
Bruch - Kol Nidrei (Viola), Romance for Viola
Rebecca Clarke - Viola Sonata
Hindemith - Der Schwanendreher
Kreiser - Praeludium & Allegro (Viola)
Schubert - Arpeggione Sonata (Viola)
Schumann - Marchenbilder

That was all!

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Sunday 7th March 2010

At home:
Schumann - Symphonies No.2 and 4

That was all.

Saturday 6th March 2010

At home:
Schumann - Symphony No.2

That was all. Much of the day was spent asleep.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Friday 5th March 2010

In the car:
Bartok - String Quartets No.s 1, 3, and 5
Messaien - L'Ascension

That was all.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Thursday 4th March 2010

In the car today:
Philip Glass - Akhnaten Prelude/Dance, Company, Violin Concerto
Bartok - String Quartet No.1

At home:
Mozart - Requiem
Dvorak - Cello Concerto
Smetana - The Moldau
Schumann - Symphony No.3, Symphony No.1

That was all.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Wednesday 3rd March 2010

In the car:
Janacek - String Quartet No.2

At Home:
Dvorak - Cello Concerto
Smetana - The Moldau
Mozart - Requiem

That was all.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Tuesday 2nd March 2010

In the car:
Shostakovich - Symphony No.10 (complete)
Janacek - String Quartet No.1

At home:
Shostakovich - Symphony No.9
Shostakovich - Symphony No.10
Shostakovich - Cello Concertos 1&2

Still on the Shostakovich then. Comment: the second movement of the 10th Symphony is one of the most exciting things ever!

Monday, 1 March 2010

Monday 1st March 2010

In the car, a bit more:
Shostakovich - Symphony No.10

At home:
Shostakovich - Symphony No.7
Shostakovich - Symphony No.8

It's Shostakovich at the moment then!