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1  Little-known music of all eras / Works on the wireless / George Marshall Hall - Quartett in B (1910) on: November 16, 2017, 11:15:05 am
George Marshall Hall was born in London in 1862. He composed two symphonies: number 1 in C minor (1893),and number 2 in E flat major (1904).

Here is his Quartett [sic] in B major for horn in F, violin, viola and pianoforte, composed in 1910.

https://mega.nz/#!sewXTaJY!a5KxiY0ZT1iJsmiDzO2gs7IU76RKH iVbCloy3YsEW7Y

Duration: 32 minutes 44 seconds

And here is the score:
http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-178804108/view?partId=nla.obj-178804119

2  Little-known music of all eras / Works on the wireless / Frederick Delius - String Quartet (1919) on: November 14, 2017, 07:06:31 am
https://mega.nz/#!dLIDGCDb!A8QAp0Z-aNNlVV7-Y4HLdJa_gh5G2KYS7BgKiSuPsLw

Duration: 28 minutes 42 seconds

3  Little-known music of all eras / Works on the wireless / Edmund Rubbra - Piano Concerto opus 85 (1956) on: November 14, 2017, 06:42:15 am
Rubbra was born at Northampton in 1901. Among his many works are eleven symphonies and four string quartets. Here is his Piano Concerto in G major opus 85, from 1956:

https://mega.nz/#!FGA22I6Y!G4hwlERQX0rsq-U_9yUop5IOXzCNVcDKwB0Amq4uOKA

Duration: 27 minutes 17 seconds

4  Little-known music of all eras / Works on the wireless / Kurt Atterberg - Piano Concerto opus 37 (1936) on: November 13, 2017, 01:48:48 am
Kurt Atterberg was born at Göteborg in 1887, and composed nine symphonies. Here is his Piano Concerto in B flat minor opus 37 from 1936.

https://mega.nz/#!YHZCnSJK!hH5uwaoq36KBRQzB98d1AaFVwamdR TlsqJiydeXD7FM

Duration: 36 minutes 21 seconds.
5  Little-known music of all eras / Works on the wireless / Paul Dukas - Symphony in C major (1896) on: November 04, 2017, 01:01:36 am
Paul Dukas was born in Paris in 1865. This symphony dates from 1896. He is said to have written a second symphony "some time after 1912" but destroyed it.

https://mega.nz/#!ROIywSyJ!x5t_LoKhdHoojL_qRZyeXaQapx2kD BXJqbYZt23iESQ

Duration: 41 minutes 17 seconds

6  Little-known music of all eras / Works on the wireless / Hubert Clifford - Symphony (1940) on: October 31, 2017, 04:37:10 am
Hubert Clifford was born in Bairnsdale in 1904. He doesn't appear in Grove's Dictionary.

https://mega.nz/#!xG4GWCyB!QVcVrGVhB91mD6gOjBJZ9nHpL4y2-UpSIlaBJQBulIk

Duration: 42 minutes 53 seconds
7  Little-known music of all eras / Works on the wireless / Leo Ornstein - Piano Sonata 8 (1990) on: October 25, 2017, 12:30:01 pm
Ornstein was born in 1893 at Kremenchug, a city on the banks of the Dnieper river. This is the last of his eight piano sonatas.

https://mega.nz/#!1e5HAYYJ!_2wgWH39-nR3EoW21bHFOdVg8Prc0L_WAf055dP0Jyg

Duration: 30 minutes 34 seconds

8  Little-known music of all eras / Works on the wireless / Josef Bohuslav Foerster - Symphony 4 in C minor, opus 54 (1905) on: October 24, 2017, 09:38:50 am
Foerster was born at Prague in 1859. He appears to have written five symphonies altogether. His fourth is in C minor and bears the subtitle "Veliká noc" [Easter].

https://mega.nz/#!Fb5UASCb!ofDIA5TZ1o1pil3KrLeCl4wtTgBGy HTSdTgQF1evxfg

Duration: 41 minutes 44 seconds
9  Little-known music of all eras / Works on the wireless / Sir Charles Stanford - Fourth Symphony in F, opus 31 (1888) on: October 22, 2017, 01:19:58 pm
Charles Villiers Stanford was born at Dublin in 1852. He completed seven symphonies altogether, between 1876 and 1911. The fourth was written in 1888, and first performed in Berlin in the following year. There are reminders of Brahms throughout.

https://mega.nz/#!1HgA3KgZ!YKXfdJh1wUZ5Waye5imxoi1ruwFVT u5eIRvRtgTXng0

Duration: 43 minutes 46 seconds

10  Little-known music of all eras / Works on the wireless / Sir Andrzej Panufnik - Ninth Symphony (1986) on: October 22, 2017, 12:25:40 pm
Andrzej Panufnik was born at Warsaw in 1914. He produced ten numbered symphonies; this one is number nine, written in 1986. It bears the sub-title "Sinfonia della speranza". (Does this mean "symphony of hope" in Italian?)

https://mega.nz/#!tDAQjCJB!fc_cDZrhJOOdEONENLPjZ_Pf9vtPS NlderuLftQprDk

Duration: 40 minutes 58 seconds

11  Little-known music of all eras / Works on the wireless / Arthur Benjamin - Symphony (1945) on: October 21, 2017, 12:21:06 pm
Arthur Benjamin was born in Sydney in 1893.

On my recording, copied from the announcement as I heard it, this work is listed as "Symphony 1, 1940". In Grove's Dictionary a work is described as "Symphony number 1" of 1944-5. But I find no reference anywhere to any "Symphony number 2". Indeed elsewhere on the page Grove states "His only symphony (1944–5) was performed at the 1948 Cheltenham Festival. It is dark and powerful, tragic in expression, and its mood seems in keeping with the time at which it was written."

https://mega.nz/#!4fZEFJBC!fNrlccgECRIhpB1yOPMcHgCLGQFnP PC64y7zyhI36LQ

Duration: 43 minutes and 1 second

12  Little-known music of all eras / Works on the wireless / Ralph Williams - Romance for harmonica, piano and strings (1951) on: October 21, 2017, 08:58:43 am
In 1872 this composer was born at the Old Vicarage of the Cotswold village of Down Ampney. He composed nine symphonies altogether; also a number of works for curious instruments and combinations.

Here is a Romance in D flat major for harmonica, pianoforte and string orchestra, written in 1951. If I remember rightly the harmonica player - a North American resident in England - was best known for his contributions to the interlude music for the Goon Show.

https://mega.nz/#!MGpXwJCL!_tY14jfYPbYmClnNUWlsA2agI4o5j ZvXJKQSmloOE3k

Duration: 6 minutes 43 seconds

13  Little-known music of all eras / Works on the wireless / Nicholai Myaskovsky - Fifth Symphony opus 18 (1918) on: October 20, 2017, 11:09:15 am
Nicholai Myaskovsky was born at Novo-Georgiyevsk, thirty-five miles to the north of Warsaw (now in Modlin) in 1881. He was a very productive composer who completed twenty-seven symphonies. The fifth symphony is in the key of D major, and appeared in 1918.

https://mega.nz/#!AOYEUR7C!S673_dEwGfs_Sza0bGu5vHkbYfFAA vH6jK-3tOi89Ww

Duration: 35 minutes 48 seconds

14  Little-known music of all eras / Works on the wireless / Alexander Mosoloff - second concerto for violoncello and orchestra (1945) on: October 20, 2017, 09:32:33 am
Mosoloff was born at Kyeff in the year 1900. He composed five symphonies, and a sixth was left incomplete. Of his two violoncello concerti, the first was lost around 1935. But here is the second, which dates from 1945.

https://mega.nz/#!lTAFzRwL!0PDz-tfGpxjulgo2mqPSpO3P1too_--kVC74X6gfPho

Duration: 19 minutes 55 seconds

15  Little-known music of all eras / Works on the wireless / Andrei Eshpai - Lenin is Among Us (1968) on: October 15, 2017, 12:22:09 pm
Andrei Eshpai was born at Kozmodemyansk (in the Mari El Republic) in 1925.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kozmodemyansk,_Mari_El_Republic

He composed nine symphonies and a number of concerti. Here is a short work for chorus and orchestra from 1968 entitled Lenin is Among Us:

https://mega.nz/#!4PJwDCYC!cQm4eYhfx0xpo_qW-pDE9mLfhSfdCzHrCiYO9zYrALY

Duration: 4 minutes 2 seconds

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