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1  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's Violin Concerto No.3 on: November 02, 2018, 03:41:46 am

I have never been a fan of chamber or instrumental music, much preferring the sound of an orchestra or orchestra and chorus.

Nonetheless, during some period of your listening career did you at least familiarize yourself with many of the recognized classics in these areas (chamber and instrumental music)?

Or is all this utterly dark territory for you, - and Beethoven's Late Quartets, Franck's Violin Sonata, or Brahms's Clarinet Quintet (among the myriad examples one could offer) only
works you might now and then have seen reference too, but never actually heard?

It's not quite so oddly exclusionary as ViolinConcerto's (Tobias) even more narrowly drawn enthusiasm, - but still peculiar such a grand and boundless territory would so easily be lopped
off from your musical culture and exposure.

2  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Re: Links to videos of compositions by little-known composers on: October 26, 2018, 03:58:06 pm
Without you as chief poster (and the responses from others that stimulates) there's little for you to do as chief Administrator (the Sydney Grew affair aside).
3  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Re: Links to videos of compositions by little-known composers on: October 25, 2018, 04:24:29 pm
I agree with you that "futile" is a much better choice of words than the "silly" of my original post (now edited).

A fascinating Wiki article about "sockpuppetry" that is, BTW.
4  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Re: Links to videos of compositions by little-known composers on: October 25, 2018, 03:31:09 am
Which renders kind of futile all the "grave deliberation" over whether to revoke Sydney Grew's membership here (apparently done).

I mean, what's the point if that person can so easily return simply by choosing a different name?
5  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Stanley Wolfe (1924-2009): Violin concerto (1989) on: October 25, 2018, 01:47:25 am
Wolfe's Concerto has some very attractive themes which one can enjoy hearing, but it's problem is they're given no real development, but merely repeated over and over again, which leaves me unsatisfied in the end.


6  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Re: Links to videos of compositions by little-known composers on: October 23, 2018, 05:09:11 pm

 From many private messages received and from comments made publicly there does seem a consensus that it might be time to "move on" Smiley

Has Sydney Grew been allowed back in the forum (albeit using different names)?

Not that I'm against it, but do suggest the condition of such a return be the "moving on" you refer to.
7  Various / Miscellany / Re: Kyjo on: October 12, 2018, 07:57:25 pm
In fact, there's a 2nd "Kyjo thread" on the forum somewhere (not entirely adulatory)* which must qualify him as something of a cult figure here (who else among members gets even one?).  His renewed disappearance will only enhance that status if he stays away long.  As I might have mused there, he's a lock for Hall of Fame election on AMF should a vote ever be taken, - together with Dundonnell, and (more nefariously) Sydney Grew.

* "What has happened to Kyjo(Kyle)?"
8  Various / Miscellany / Re: Closure of this Forum on: October 06, 2018, 10:57:23 pm
How will you close the forum without the system password?
9  Various / Miscellany / Re: Warning to all Members on: October 05, 2018, 04:31:28 pm
Colin, Maris, & D Hibbard are the legitimate administrators of this Forum as I see it.  Is there anyone here who feels differently?

In fact, though, I suspect most members have no impulse to participate in these squabbles.

You can't take back your kingdom, Sydney.  One wishes for a loyal Fool to apprise you of the reasonable course.
10  Various / Miscellany / Re: Warning to all Members on: October 05, 2018, 03:59:38 am
Disingenuous, Sydney.

Could you please direct members to posts of yours at the time you yielded (in actuality renounced) administrative duties for this site that specified it was only for a "short time", after which you would resume your previous control?  That wasn't at all the communication you made, - far from it.
11  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Re: Links to videos of compositions by little-known composers on: September 29, 2018, 05:16:29 pm
I have temporarily resumed the role of administrator, solely so as to avoid the threatened catastrophic loss of vital data.

In due course a poll of all our members may be arranged.

Normal service will not be interrupted.

S.G.


I don't get it.  Was this like a coup?  Are the former administrators being held in detention, with their posting privileges suspended?
12  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Eugene Goossens on Lyrita on: September 07, 2018, 11:16:36 pm
There's an old recording of this somewhere in the Downloads (or perhaps it's at Unsung Composers).  Chances are it's the same recording Lyrita is set to re-issue.  The piece was fine as I recall, - but not so much as to receive further listening from me, of which it is probably deserving.
13  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: David Matthews Symphony No.9 on: September 04, 2018, 01:22:15 am
What would you have liked as a coupling?
14  Little-known music of all eras / Books about composers and their music / Re: Surprised by Beauty on: September 03, 2018, 10:26:23 pm
Have you made your way all the way through this by now, Colin, and (leaving aside the sometimes odd choice of composers we've noted) able to conclusively evaluate its merits?
15  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Alfred Bruneau - Messidor etc. Does this make any sense? on: September 03, 2018, 10:12:58 pm
Naxos recently released cycle of Brahms Symphonies with the renowned Gyor Philharmonic (that we were all quizzical over) might be a somewhat parallel case.
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