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1  Preliminaries / Greetings / Re: Hello on: December 12, 2017, 04:11:58 pm
Welcome from me, too, Demetrius, bring on the Requiems!! I couldn't be much less religious, but my spiritual side sure likes the intensity of most of those masses of the dead, especially Berlioz.
2  About music in general / The listener / Re: A school story on: December 10, 2017, 03:51:28 pm
This reminds of when my holy-roller brother was showing me around the religious college he worked at and when we came to the chapel someone was playing one of the Mendelssohn organ sonatas. The organist didn't know we were there and I don't remember how I knew it was a Mendelssohn sonata, but the sound in the otherwise empty chapel was huge and I got a lump in my throat and good old heathen me turned to my brother and said "Now that is my religion!" Is that a sappy enough memory? Not ashamed of it, and still love solo organ music. Wish it was me playing sitting in the middle of all that sound (says he of 20 fingers and four feet)!!!!!
3  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Mussorgsky but not Ravel on: November 13, 2017, 12:30:44 am
Thanks, a very interesting thread, I had tried to collect them, in my quasi-youth, and agree that the original piano version has so many rewards all by itself. Of the rest, and beyond the Ravel, I enjoy the Naoumoff the best because I am a pf cto nut. The others will be fun to check out.
4  About music in general / The listener / Re: What are you listening to today? on: November 05, 2017, 03:46:39 pm
Giving the Coke concertos another chance, don't know how many times I will need to do that before (or if) I add them to my long list of wonderful listens, but I echo remarks on the other topic that Coke did as much as he could with his life problems and I honor him for that.
5  About music in general / The listener / Re: What are you listening to today? on: November 04, 2017, 02:59:44 pm
Strange new stuff on SoundCloud, composers Henry Ajax, Chris Hung, Voro García, Fabio Cachao---How's that for an unapologetic obsessive compulsive new music seeker?
6  Little-known music of all eras / Coming broadcasts and listen-later links / Re: Gordon Crosse: Symphony No. 3 "Between Despair and Dawn" (world premiere) on: October 30, 2017, 09:48:22 pm
I can upload it later today. Jim
7  About music in general / The listener / Re: What are you listening to today? on: October 30, 2017, 09:47:32 pm
York Bowen Piano Concertos 1-4 and Symphonies 1 and 2
8  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Brazilian piano music on: October 25, 2017, 05:31:09 pm
Huge collection of Brazilian piano music and some orchestral tapes, etc.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRkIlG5gyxvlUS6Mgoq8d1Q
9  About music in general / The listener / Re: What are you listening to today? on: October 23, 2017, 09:17:02 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn6P67D67uk

Ah Respighi, wonderful Respighi, for a visceral and highly pleasurable experience one could watch the above noted performance of "Belkis, Queen of Sheba" on YouTube if inspired to go back to Respighi, as I will soon due, thanks Kyjo for the "jog"!
Today listening to streaming Finnish radio broadcast of Tchaikovsky and a piece by Sebastian Hilli, whom I must research some more.
10  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Volkmar Andreae (1879-1962) on: October 23, 2017, 09:10:49 pm
All I have heard is quite beautiful, glad his grandson was able to get his grandfather the exposure he deserved.
11  About music in general / The listener / Re: What are you listening to today? on: October 23, 2017, 04:40:26 am
Felix Mendelssohn symphonies--with great pleasure!
12  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Re: 'Midi' performances on: October 21, 2017, 07:52:45 pm
I can only rarely listen to them, occasionally something is good enough to wish it could be performed live, like the piano concertos by Bachianer on YouTube, but especially the amateur efforts with not only the noodling repetition almost make me angry. I wonder how with all the technology they have they can't make a violin sound like a violin? How much of a modern day movie score is real orchestra and how much technology? Some of them can sound quite exciting, even if they slip into banality at times, and I don't mind them, but if these soundtracks are pure technology, I wouldn't mind if that technology could be used to at least introduce orchestral works, would be much more listenable, but I suppose it is down to the true ruler of all things human--money (lack of).
13  About music in general / The listener / Re: What are you listening to today? on: October 21, 2017, 07:45:40 pm
Prokofiev symphonies sort of in order, haven't listened to them for awhile and I wonder why! Loved No. 3 in particular.
14  About music in general / The listener / Re: What are you listening to today? on: October 19, 2017, 06:49:50 pm
Hear cantata by Bram Kortekaas on radio and then followed trail to some more things--young
Dutch composer, very accomplished, on Soundcloud then found Tijmen van Tol, also very enjoyable.
15  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Srecko Bradic on: October 16, 2017, 10:32:32 pm
Thank you all, I had known of Bradic, but rediscovering him on YouTube has been great, I was blown away by his Requiem in particular.
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