NWR The "What are we listening to?" Thread

I'm still on a weird romantic era mood - especially Mahler and Bruckner. One fascinating listen recently has been Bruckner's symphonies in the earliest versions. Bruckner would revise his works, often several times, because of criticism. Sometimes, like in the 4th symphony, I agree that the "final" versions are the best. But sometimes the first versions have more personality and are more wild (by late 19th C standards that is). So I've been listening to Simone Young's box set where she conducts the 1st versions only. They're great. She is very well regarded as a Wagner conductor but her Bruckner is amazing as well. I've read good things about her Mahler as well. Anyone know them? I might give them a listen next. :) But here's Bruckner's 8th in case there are other Bruckner fans here.

 
Something I never head before on YouTube :

Sham 69, featuring Prog Rock guitarist Steve Hillage, doing If the Kids are United at the Reading Festival in 1978.

Both in their own way I find rather bombastic but together a pretty extraordinary performance.

also features the most out of tune bass you are ever likely to hear - brilliant!
 
Doing a really old muscadet with some strong wah wah. Recommended.

Great minds @Dan Vyvyan I posted on this on 1 Aug 2021…probably my favourite JT track, and one which was shamelessly plagiarised by the Eagles for their international greatest hit ‘Hotel California’ which has been blasting out relentlessly across the airwaves for the last 46 years.
 
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Following on from Saina - the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall is finally re-opened last week after a 2.5 year makeover. Simone Young - new chief conductor - conducted the local SSO in Mahler 2; we went on Saturday night. The first movement managed to be both a bit rushed and lacking tension somehow, but the rest was wonderful.

I've never understood the pairing of Bruckner and Mahler as a 'concept' - they're a full generation apart and share nothing but length, really. And perhaps being the opposite of Brahms, but in different ways.
 
Listening to Christine & the Queens albums: "Chaleur Humaine" and "Chris". Both great and cut form the same cloth. She has a terrifically confident and clear voice in both English and French. A touch of good 80s synth in the music but updated. Great band too. Love it. She's quite a mover too. See the video: Tilted.
 
Something I never head before on YouTube :

Sham 69, featuring Prog Rock guitarist Steve Hillage, doing If the Kids are United at the Reading Festival in 1978.

Both in their own way I find rather bombastic but together a pretty extraordinary performance.

also features the most out of tune bass you are ever likely to hear - brilliant!
That was my second Reading festival. I remember Sham 69 because the local skinheads stormed the stage. Don't remember Steve Hillage up there with them though.
 
Listening to Christine & the Queens albums: "Chaleur Humaine" and "Chris". Both great and cut form the same cloth. She has a terrifically confident and clear voice in both English and French. A touch of good 80s synth in the music but updated. Great band too. Love it. She's quite a mover too. See the video: Tilted.
Thanks for the reminder Ben. We listened to Chaleur Humaine over and over again after it was recommended by a good friend. Wonderful.
 
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