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1  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Two Holst manuscripts found on: July 20, 2017, 07:44:51 pm
this is a major find... now if some orchestra would record these please??
The Two Songs Without Words are recorded, only this original score was missing. But the Folk Songs from Somerset is new altogether and should be performed.
2  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Two Holst manuscripts found on: July 20, 2017, 09:52:42 am
Two manuscripts, forgotten, thought lost, found. Personally, I'm not much of a Holst fan, but he had his moments. Maybe there are some here.

http://www.classicfm.com/composers/holst/news/lost-manuscripts-discovered-new-zealand/
The Folk Songs from Somerset is a real find, an a missing link in Holst's and Vaughan Williams' folk song years that more than anything else helped them to develop their own styles.

3  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Karl Höller symphonic music on: July 17, 2017, 09:50:46 am
One could add Paul Frankenburger aka Ben-Haim (1897-1984) and Joseph Gruenthal aka Yosef Tal (1910-2008) who both left for Palestine with the ascendancy of the nazis in 1933.
4  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Lyrita futures on: July 15, 2017, 09:09:39 pm
After several unanswered posts on the 'Fricker' thread,at the GMG,I have to assume that,with the homourable exception of vandermolen,who likes about two of his symphonies,there is absolutely zero interest amongs all the members there! Sad Oh well,more fool them!! Grin I can see a pre-order for a 2 cd set in the offing! Smiley Smiley :
+1 :-)
5  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: HENDRIK ANDRIESSEN: Symphony No. 4, Libertas venit - Rhapsody, on: July 13, 2017, 09:08:03 pm
Probably you know of this release https://www.amazon.co.uk/Andriessen-Orchestral-Works-Hendrik/dp/B0000260E5/ref=sr_1_11?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1499975086&sr=1-11&keywords=hendrik+andriessen
Alas some of the works on this CD double the cpo series but I can recommend the Miroir de Peine and the Fiat Domine, both expertly sung by Roberta Alexander, as very fine late late romantic orchestral 'songs'.

Great to see! I not only know it - actually, I saved a few copies for friends because it's already long OOP - but I lived literally next door when it was recorded in the Saint-Gertrude church (Geertekerk) in the old town of Utrecht, and I remember I saw the broadcast recording team with their 'recording van' parked in front of it for two evenings. Sweet memories.  Cheesy
6  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: HENDRIK ANDRIESSEN: Symphony No. 4, Libertas venit - Rhapsody, on: July 10, 2017, 08:49:31 am
It's an extremely fine series, very happy with the first three installments and hoping for more to come after the four symphonies. My only reservation is, that each CD is presented as a "Symphonic Works Vol. 1/2/3/4" in stead of standing on their own feet - which makes it much less attractive to buy just the one in the series you want.
7  About music in general / The listener / Re: What are you listening to today? on: July 10, 2017, 07:28:50 am
If I recall well, his home was in use as a 'kommunalka' (communal apartments) for a whole bunch of families in the early Soviet period
I'm not aware of any House-Museum of Tchaikovsky here in Moscow currently. The House-Museum most often referred to is the Tchaikovsky Estate - which is in Klin, a small town about an hour's drive north of Moscow. There is also a small Tchaikovsky Centre in Moscow - on the Garden Ring (Sadovoe Koltso) near to Barrikadnaya Metro. I don't think it ever belonged to Tchaikovsky during his lifetime, but he did (according to the plaque outside) live there at some periods of his life.  The upper floor (which would have been the servants quarters in the 19th c) has been converted into a rather pleasant concert hall for chamber music, although even small orchestral concerts can be slotted in with care. There are now some exhibition halls about his life on floors 2 and 3, but there are no apartments. Not far away is Chaliapin's House-Museum, which is administered by the same organisation.
In the Summer of 1995 I visited Votkinsk in Udmurtia, where his family estate had been turned into a house-museum for the composer. I see it still is: http://www.russianmuseums.info/M1819
8  About music in general / The listener / Re: What are you listening to today? on: June 30, 2017, 06:51:51 am
Later Rimsky. The Golden Cockerel, Tsar Saltan and Christmas Eve suites. Visited his apartment / museum in Saint-Peterburg a few years ago and am now reminded of that world.
http://www.saint-petersburg.com/museums/rimsky-korsakov-memorial-apartment-museum/

Thank you for this link.. very interesting!!  I also read that the Tchaikovsky Foundation has something similar in Moscow.  Apparently, the home he used in dwell in has been in the family since his death, and they turned it into a museum also.  Wonder how that worked under the USSR and then since 1990??  did it revert back to the family or did they purchase the home from the State??

No, it wasn't. If I recall well, his home was in use as a 'kommunalka' (communal apartments) for a whole bunch of families in the early Soviet period, and only much later restored to its former glory, It feels like a time capsule, but it isn't. Somehow the family managed to preserve many of his belongings, and they were all put back in place, so the memorial museum is 'real' enough to feel like one.
9  About music in general / The listener / Re: What are you listening to today? on: June 29, 2017, 08:55:36 am
Later Rimsky. The Golden Cockerel, Tsar Saltan and Christmas Eve suites. Visited his apartment / museum in Saint-Peterburg a few years ago and am now reminded of that world.
http://www.saint-petersburg.com/museums/rimsky-korsakov-memorial-apartment-museum/
10  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Vaughan Williams rarities on Capriccio on: June 28, 2017, 06:34:58 pm
See: http://www.mdt.co.uk/vaughan-williams-poisoned-kiss-deutsche-staatsphilharmonie-rheinland-pfalz-karl-heinz-steffens-capriccio.html
All, by my reckoning, previously released on CD.  I am only aware of one previous recording of each of the Fantasia on Sussex Folk Tunes
and the Bucolic Suite.
Correct, AFAIK. Andrew his younger brother Julian Lloyd Webber did the premiere of the Fantasia on Sussex Folk Tunes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDInLw2MwsA
and the jolly Bucolic Suite is on Dutton. There are two recordings of Muir Mathieson's adaptation of the Three Portraits from The England of Elizabeth (by Previn and Penny, I prefer Previn's) and one or two more of the Poisoned Kiss Overture.

What surprises me, is the dating of the Fantasia: 1924/25, according to the advertorial. Is this a new insight, or simply a mistake? Thus far, it has always been dated 1929 or 1930, if I recall well.
11  About music in general / The listener / Re: Which versions of Shostakovich symphonies do you like best? on: June 15, 2017, 09:19:10 am
Haitink in Shostakovich's Eight: brass section of the Concertgebouw has precision and power that lacks at Leningrad's Mravinsky
Totally agree.
12  About music in general / The listener / Re: What are you listening to today? on: June 12, 2017, 09:27:42 pm
Respighi - wonderful composer ! Didn't have the Concerto a Cinque...rectified that, thanks
Agree about Respighi, especially the 'later, lesser-known'. Own a couple of recordings of the late (1933) Concerto a Cinque, but I think I like this one - the earliest, also the first one I heard - most. I don't think it's a masterpiece, but thoroughly enjoyable it certainly is. A bit like the even more strictly 'neo-classical' Harpsichord concerto in Manuel de Falla's oeuvre or like Samuel Barber's Capricorn Concerto (or even Stravinsky's Ebony Concerto for that matter).
13  About music in general / The listener / Re: What are you listening to today? on: June 09, 2017, 09:45:10 pm
Enjoying some lesser-known Respighi, the premiere recording of the Concerto a Cinque (1933) including:
14  About music in general / The listener / Re: What are you listening to today? on: June 08, 2017, 09:59:22 am
Just testing: can't-tell-you.

(I typed the same word, and had the same - very curious - outcome.   Huh
15  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Re: Grant Grigorian Concerto on: June 08, 2017, 06:49:13 am
The 'Yakutian themes' of this concerto are thus explained:

'Taught at the Iakutsk Music School from 1953. His residence in Iakutsk, the coldest place in Siberia, in 1953 and his premature death there remain unexplained by official sources. Probably a Gulag inmate in Iakutia where there were many camps at the time.'

http://prabook.com/web/person-view.html?profileId=1032656
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