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(@cfitzsimmons)
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On Easter Sunday, I’m being treated to the music of SF Bay Area composer Ingram Marshall.

His most famous piece is Fog Tropes, and it seems like much of his music plays out under the cover of fog.


   
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Posted by: @cfitzsimmons

… it seems like much of his music plays out under the cover of fog.

How intriguing… please tell us more 😊

[edit: perhaps SF Bay is famed for its fog?  A bit like the Fog On The Tyne in North East England - although that’s more reputation than actuality.  Anyway, enjoy your concert!]

 


   
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Posted by: @capriccio

CPE is always full of surprises; certainly my favourite of JS's progeny.

Mine too, although WF is a close runner-up 😊

I’m listening to this wonderful album this evening:

What a superb performance by Maude Gratton and Il Convito (and a great recording too)!


   
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Will you be sharing your Spem round-up here?  Hope so!

I shall endeavour to do so, @jen. Work is on fire at the moment, so it's even harder than ever to get time to sit and listen and ponder. And there are so many recordings of Spem - over 100.

Right now, I'm listening to this one:

https://app.idagio.com/recordings/22018220

https://streaming.prestomusic.com/#/album/7951429

I'd put it in my top 5 at the moment; a lovely balance of voices.

 


   
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I've been helped out of a recent fallow period, when I found it difficult to listen to any music, by returning after many years to one of the very first works I heard when starting to discover classical music: Beethoven's "Eroica" variations (Beethoven: Eroica Variations, Op. 35 (page 1 of 14) | Presto Music). I find it a hugely enjoyable piece, full of life and humour, as well as pathos in the final slow variation. And it's topped off with a fine fugue. I find it real feel-good music. (I've enjoyed recordings by Gilels, Mustonen, and Brautigam.)
 
I then moved on to the Op 10 sonatas. The gorgeous sonority of Brautigam's fortepiano seems just right for these works, especially the more vigorous movements, as for example in the minuet and especially the trio of Op 10 no 3: Beethoven - Complete Works for Solo Piano Volume 3 - BIS: BISSACD1472 - SACD or download | Presto Music. However, for the marvellous slow movement of that sonata I think it would be hard to beat Igor Levit: Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas - Sony: 19075843182 - 9 CDs or download | Presto Music

   
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It’s interesting how, after a period of finding it difficult to listen to music, we often seem to turn to our earliest acquaintances to coax us back.  In my case it’s nearly always Bach - a cantata or perhaps the French Suites.  I’m sorry to hear of your recent fallow period, Hugh, and am really glad that you’re listening again.

Beethoven!  I love Igor Levit’s superb performance of the piano sonatas - it’s the recording I default to in recent years.  But I hadn’t come across Ronald Brautigam’s huge Beethoven project until you just mentioned it.  Am listening to bagatelles now - they are delighful on the fortepiano 😊


   
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