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1  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Upcoming cds of previously unrecorded music on: June 08, 2018, 11:42:10 pm
And musical curiosity is, for me, part of the spice of life!

2  Little-known music of all eras / Downloads discussion / Re: United States Music on: May 24, 2018, 10:59:13 pm
You're very welcome! Glad to be able to help.
3  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Robert Hughes on: May 21, 2018, 01:52:26 pm
I dont think that he is the same person ,please check:

No, not the same person.
4  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: (Some) Twentieth Century American Symphonies Not on CD (again!) on: May 16, 2018, 09:49:42 pm
Yes, I do have the Rouse Organ Concerto. Please give me some time to work on this, but I will gladly upload all the requests when I can -- I've been having severe problems with my laptop.
5  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: (Some) Twentieth Century American Symphonies Not on CD (again!) on: May 14, 2018, 09:17:50 pm
Your lists are invariably useful and interesting, Colin. It's great that you codify and disseminate what more often that not are random observations kicking around in the back of some of our minds! While I'm a completist at heart as well and would love to see many of these works recorded and more widely available in good sound and performances, I can at least offer forum members an opportunity to hear some of the works mentioned in your list and by others in this thread, that are not already here in our Downloads folder.

I have live performances of Kevin Puts' Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 and will be happy to upload them here if there's interest. I like his music and am glad that he's been getting more exposure in recent years. I believe I also have Tomas Svoboda's 4th & 6th Symphonies and Rouse's 5th Symphony.

On the matter of withdrawn symphonies, there is a private recording of Persichetti's First Symphony, in a rehearsal reading with Howard Hanson and his Eastman students. Let's also remember that Diamond wrote an early, withdrawn symphony, which is on YT.

While I try very hard to be fair, open-minded and judicious in my comments on most music and musicians, I regret that Roy Harris' 13th Symphony strikes me as an embarrassment richly deserving its oblivion. I say this having great respect for Harris' music in general and fondness for many of his works. I suppose that a more professional performance than the one on YT might possibly present the work in a better light, but I'm not sure there's much there worth salvaging regardless of the quality of the performance or recording. After hearing all the other Harris symphonies and wondering why the 13th hadn't surfaced, when it finally did the reason was quite obvious, disappointingly so.
6  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Ongoing CPO projects. on: April 12, 2018, 12:20:21 pm
Leo van der Pals, never heard of this globetrotter.... A new 'ongoing' CPO project?

This looks interesting!

I wonder how this "Wieland the Smith" compares with Hausegger's?
7  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Dutton? on: April 11, 2018, 12:43:48 pm
Thank you, Colin, for your lengthy dissertation!  Smiley

Things are pretty much as I imagined. I'll have to re-read it carefully and digest it before commenting further. I'm also going to have to spend some time with Josephs' music as well. it's been a couple of years since I listened to anything of his and perhaps herein lies a part of the problem -- right now I can't recall a single note of his music, nor can I even summon any recollection or overall impression of his style.
8  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Dutton? on: April 10, 2018, 09:23:54 pm
The symphonies of Wilfred Josephs and Gordon Jacob's Double Piano Concerto are also gaps in the CD catalogue.

The lack of Wilfred Josephs' symphonies among commercial recordings seems particularly glaring, seeing that he produced twelve and only are available, as far as I know. He is seems to be rarely mentioned in overviews of British music, symphonic and otherwise. While I don't profess great familiarity or deep affection for any of the works of his that I've heard, I certainly don't find them offensive or problematical in any way. Perhaps someone more locally familiar with the politics of the British music scene (Colin, perhaps?) can enlighten us. Is his music disdained in some circles? I do see in one bio online that many of his works were composed to commission, which implies that a great many individuals and/or organizations must have thought highly enough of him to offer him commissions.
9  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: David Diamond Symphony No.6 from Naxos on: April 10, 2018, 09:10:14 pm
Many university orchestras are nothing to sneeze at! I've heard some outstanding performances from some that put regional professional orchestras to shame.
10  Preliminaries / Greetings / Re: Greetings on: April 10, 2018, 09:04:16 pm
11  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Obscure Soviet Symphonies... on: April 04, 2018, 10:17:55 pm
Max Steinberg's Symphony Nš 4 was recorded and broadcasted

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Alexander Vedernikov

Yes, it was. However, they did not broadcast the complete work (or perhaps the entire work wasn't performed at that time?). I don't remember the details now, but there was some discussion on UC at the time of the broadcast and it was determined that only the last three movements were broadcast. Actually, I just listened to my download of that broadcast a few days ago and enjoyed it.
12  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Murat Kabardokov on: March 31, 2018, 02:57:42 am
This is obviously a concert program... I see no mention of any planned recording. Do you have information not posted here?
13  Little-known music of all eras / Downloads discussion / Re: British and Irish Music on: March 27, 2018, 08:40:44 pm
WARNING : In the post by "Latvian" from February 20, 2016, the work listed as Aloys Fleischmann's Prelude and Dance (1940) is actually Ina Boyle's Violin Concerto (1935). The performers are indeed The Ulster Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Montgomery, with violinist Catherine Leonard. I take the opportunity to thank you for all the treasures you uploaded !

Thank you for offering a correction to my upload information, but it would have been more polite to notify me privately so that I could fix the problem. I must have uploaded the wrong file and not realized it. If I still have the correct file I will replace the incorrect upload as soon as I have a chance.
14  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: songs by Ben Weber, Francisco Mignone, Carlos Veerhoff,.. on: March 27, 2018, 01:12:23 am
Three very interesting, underappreciated composers.

Thank you, Tobias!
15  Little-known music of all eras / Downloads discussion / Re: United States Music on: March 24, 2018, 03:30:33 pm
Thank you for the Florence Price uploads. I haven't listened to any of her music in a long time and have read mixed reactions to her music over the past few years, so perhaps it's time to investigate for myself again.
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