what classical music are you listening to now ?

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I mean the harmonies, or melodies, from 3.10. You can see from the score it starts in A major, but then look at bars 65 and 66 where the melody finishes on a chord of A minor. But what the melody is doing over A minor is going into Ab major and finishing Ab, Bb, C. It's a most unusual sequence and very arresting. I think it's beautiful. It's a bit more obvious from Olivier Latry, from 3.25

 
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I think Dutilleux should be regarded as on of the best composers of 2nd half of twentieth century- and he was still writing powerful pieces in his last years before he passed in 2013. I think he was criminally under-regarded in his lifetime because he was not a serialist and Pierre Boulez kept him out of the French musical establishment. Tragic.

If you like Vasks and Dutilleux then might be worth hearing some of swede Anders Hillborg's music
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Sirens and Beast Sampler are well worth hearing.

Also Esa-Pekka Salonen's music too. He's starting to be recognised as much as a composer as a conductor
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and the piano concerto too
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I have Renee Fleming's album called Distant Light with one composition by Hillborg The Strand Settings, for soprano and orchestra, and I love it. I've also heard Eleven Gates. After these two compositions I want more of Hillberg, so thank you for recommending and reminding.
 

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This and the songs are splendid. Especially the Henri Duparc:

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Bach solo violin music today. Favourites are Hahn, Fischer, Faust, Milstein, Tetzlaff, Rosand and my new discovery Christiane Edinger.

Splendid stuff, never gets old. If you like solo violin music - and I know you also have a taste for the modern too - you may like Weinberg's solo violin music, and the famous works for solo viola?

 

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Shostakovich being all contrapuntal (as he so often was). Ashkenazy was a good interpreter of old Shosty.

 
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This performance of Ravel's Gaspard de la nuit is different from the more commonly-heard performance (and DG recording) by Martha Argerich, but no less marvellous. Samson François's output in his relatively short life (he started young) is wide-ranging. For Debussy and Ravel he was an expert interpreter. His performance of Estampes is my all time favourite:

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I can remember driving home from work, listening to classic fm one Saturday morning. They had a top 20 countdown thing. This was at No1, apparently outselling everything else combined. I'd never heard it before, but just had to hear it out, to the extent that I was sat in the drive until it had finished. Totally spellbinding, just had to buy this version that was played...

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Will check that out :^
I remember when it was released in the 80's. We played it in our design studio and everyone was spellbound. Sadly don't have my copy of it any longer