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1  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Re: Simon Godden, United Kingdom, 1964-2014 on: July 21, 2017, 02:10:51 pm
Ah, Mr. Ed - I have huge sympathy with those who go to huge lengths to create a valuable piece of music, but cannot get it played.
One of these days, in all probability, the 'synthetic' version will be indistinguishable from a real performance. In the meantime, even I can usually tell the difference, and struggle to enjoy it.
Thanks all the same !
2  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Michael Rabsilber: Violin concerto (1989) on: July 21, 2017, 02:02:48 pm

So now you can listen to the concerto and read along with the score!

Ah, Mr. Tobias - now, listening to the music I can manage...sadly, despite efforts you wouldn't believe, reading the score meantime is not going to happen !
Thank you !
3  Little-known music of all eras / Downloads discussion / Re: British and Irish Music on: July 19, 2017, 08:55:18 pm
Dillon Stabat Mater - fantastic, thank you. What a piece!
4  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Re: Sergei Slonimsky Symphony No. 31 on: July 15, 2017, 10:39:10 am
Yes, thanks - some excellent performances on this orchestra's Channel !
5  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Alan Lighty: Violin concerto (1993) on: July 14, 2017, 03:42:40 pm
Ah - didn't know this was on YT; thanks !
 It led, through the 'recommendations' bar, to another, by Samuel Jones...obviously highly thought of, as it's premiered by Anne Akiko Meyers:
6  About music in general / The listener / Re: What are you listening to today? on: July 09, 2017, 04:50:24 pm
Yep,got Wuorinen, thanks ! Full-time job keeping up with YT...quite phenomenal resource !

Couple of reasonably recent (I believe !) Channels that people might not have come across.
7  About music in general / The listener / Re: What are you listening to today? on: July 09, 2017, 03:20:22 pm
Ah, Mr. Shamus - some grounds for research there, thanks !
8  Little-known music of all eras / Downloads discussion / Re: British and Irish Music on: July 09, 2017, 11:05:20 am
Beamish PCs - excellent, thanks !

Likewise the Mark Simpson work - was wondering how to get hold of it !
9  Little-known music of all eras / Broadcast videos / Re: E. Carter - Concerto for French Horn and orchestra (2007) on: June 30, 2017, 02:25:38 pm
Time was when I couldn't listen to Carter, or a lot of other 'modernists', at all.
 Mellowed fractionally since then, so 12 minutes of this will pass without too much gnashing of teeth - but if asked to explain how or why someone creates sounds like this, which still seem pretty random much of the time, I couldn't give an answer.
Nor could I ever say that pieces like this are ones I want to return to, in the way I sometimes just 'hanker after' a bit of Rach. 3, or some Verdi Requiem.
'Unnecessarily modernistic' - well, folk enthuse about Carter (& much 'worse' than Carter !) so presumably he's doing a sterling job for some listeners.
 But can I ever see this, or others of its kind, in a Classic FM Top 30...well, no !
10  Little-known music of all eras / Downloads discussion / Re: Spanish Music on: June 28, 2017, 07:47:53 am
Unusual, with a relatively modern composer from a 'major' country, that a scour of the internet produces nothing more in the way of recordings, performances etc..
 He doesn't have a huge output, as the article sourced by Ms. Henrietta makes clear, but there doesn't seem to be a sign of any of it apart from the 6th, & the cello c'to. Shame indeed, they're attractive pieces !
Anyone know better ?
11  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Re: Turkmenistan Symphonic Picture on: June 27, 2017, 07:29:37 pm
Nice find, Mr. Toby; thank you.
12  Little-known music of all eras / Notice of interesting concerts around the world / Re: The 91st season of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra on: June 27, 2017, 01:06:20 pm
You've left out the most important element of all these concerts: the names of the works that will be performed! I am not in the least interested in the identification of the players; in a concert of serious music it is the work that is the great thing. It is a different world from that of what is sometimes called "pop".

You've a point, Mr. G - though if the season description whetted your appetite a little, as in fairness it did mine, bringing up the ENSO website isn't so hard.
Sadly, that's the closest I shall be getting to Tallinn, so will have to hope a few of the performances appear on Concert Archive, or some such !
13  Little-known music of all eras / Broadcast videos / Re: Agustin Bertomeu - Sixth Symphony (2009) on: June 27, 2017, 12:56:19 pm
The only surprise tends to be when I have heard of something technical - & an even greater one if I can use it !

'Because MKV isnít an industry standard, not all media players support itóeven though support has grown rapidly. You have two main options for playing MKV files: using an MKV compatible media player or downloading the appropriate codecs for the media player you prefer.'

However, the quote above rather sums up what little I did manage to find about the resource - & neither of the options appealed (what's a 'codec' ?), so thank you for converting it - .avi I have some slight acquaintance with...i.e. it works with bog-standard equipment that machines are supplied with, & morons don't have to think about ! 

Now, let's try the music - kind of you to introduce me to a 'new' composer !

14  Little-known music of all eras / Broadcast videos / Re: Agustin Bertomeu - Sixth Symphony (2009) on: June 26, 2017, 06:49:29 pm
Oh dear, that makes it about 10-0 to you, Ms. H. - never heard of him !

And, what's more, you've managed to find a file type, .mkv, that neither I nor my computer has ever heard of...& I certainly can't play or convert. So - game. set, match, & I'll just have to live without Mr. Bertomeu !
15  Little-known music of all eras / Broadcast videos / Re: Jean Sibelius - Third Symphony, opus 52 (1907) on: June 25, 2017, 12:46:40 pm
Yes, you're right - under-appreciated.

I'm listening to a version now on YT (sorry, no reflection on the one you've chosen - just easy to click on quickly):

Have to say, apart from the convenience of YT, this page rather sums up why it can be so magnificent; a whole page or more of (generally !) thoughtful, informed comments from strangers around the world, which, like your own observations, Ms. H., help one to consider the piece from new angles...& often lead to research of other pieces/composers, either from the comments, or from the YT 'recommendations' on the right edge.
At best, a super-forum in its own right !
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