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1  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: The Romantic Piano Concerto series on Hyperion on: November 12, 2019, 03:12:31 pm
Which works really stand out?
2  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: What do you guys think about their services? on: October 31, 2019, 03:58:36 pm
3  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Eller: Symphonic Poems on Ondine on: October 24, 2019, 12:22:53 pm

Thanks - this is good news
4  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Eller: Symphonic Poems on Ondine on: October 22, 2019, 01:31:52 pm
There will be a cd of his 1st and 3rd next year.

On which label and with which artists?
5  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Eller: Symphonic Poems on Ondine on: October 16, 2019, 12:24:25 pm
I believe there are several recordings of his 1st symphony already, no?
6  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Does anyone know more about projection mapping techniques? on: October 16, 2019, 12:23:15 pm
7  Little-known music of all eras / Coming broadcasts and listen-later links / Re: Rudolf Tobias (1873-1918; Estonia): Joonas oratorio on: October 12, 2019, 11:44:42 am
I have placed a recording of this performance in the downloads section.  It was kindly sent to me by member britishcomposer - I have labelled it up.
8  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Natalia Pravosudovich (1899-1988) - Lithuania, Russia on: October 11, 2019, 12:59:20 pm
Here's an entirely new (to me) Russian-Lithuanian composer:

Natalia Mikhailovna Pravosudovich (1899-1988)

Variant spellings include:

Natalja Michailowna Prawossudowitsch, Pravosudovič, ....

There is a youtube recording of her Suite No.2 for piano and orchestra, Andrea Bambace at the piano, and the Orchestra Sinfonica di Bad Reichenfall under Wilhelm Barth.

There is a German-language wikipedia article about her:

Using google-translate:

Natalya Mikhailovna Prawossudowitsch ( Russian Наталья Михайловна Правосудович , scientific. Transliteration Natal'ja Michajlovna Pravosudovič , variations of the first name often Natalie , isolated Natasha , born August 2, jul. / 14. August  1899 greg. In Vilnius , Russian Empire ;   2nd September 1988 in Meran , Italy ) was a Russian composer .

As a daughter of a pianist she got piano lessons early. She studied from 1918 at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, first piano with Vera Scriabin, then until 1923 composition and music theory with Sergei Lyapunov . She graduated in 1925 with a diploma from Alexander Glazunov . [1] Glazunov, the then director of the Conservatory, enabled her an exit permit in 1928 and presented her a letter of Arnold Schoenberg from - with a request to continue their studies in composition in Berlin . [2]

So she became a master student at Schoenberg in the fall of 1928 at the Prussian Academy of Arts - among her fellow students were Nikos Skalkottas , Peter Schacht, Alfred Keller and Norbert von Hannenheim . [2] In Berlin it's breakthrough as a composer. However, at that time began the political persecution of her family in the Soviet Union , in 1929 her mother, her father, professor and railway engineer died in Leningrad , was arrested on charges of sabotage with a group of colleagues and sent to a labor camp on the Solovetsky Islands at Arkhangelskdeported, where he was sentenced to death and shot on 29 October 1929 [3] - the history of the first great Soviet camp later Alexander Solzhenitsyn in the book The Gulag Archipelago process. Against the background of family and financial problems, her health also deteriorated considerably. In 1931 she moved to Merano and from then on lived in the Borodine Foundation there, a facility for sick Russian exiles. [1] [4]

Villa Borodine
New compositions were created, including a concerto for string quartet and chamber orchestra, which was accepted as a diploma thesis in 1932 by Schoenberg. From 1941 she worked as a language teacher and seamstress. It was not until 1956 that she started composing again. [1] Several works from her arrived in Italy and Germany for the performance, and with an early Piano Sonata in 1962 she won the first prize at the Premio Helena Rubinstein , an international composition competition in Buenos Aires. [5] She was a member of the International Working Group on Women and Music . [5] Despite increasing blindness they remained active until 1983 as a composer.

She left behind orchestral, choral works, songs, piano and chamber music. [5] it was the tradition of Russian late Romanticism and the stylistic Scriabin committed Succession.
9  Little-known music of all eras / Coming broadcasts and listen-later links / Rudolf Tobias (1873-1918; Estonia): Joonas oratorio on: October 10, 2019, 12:49:46 pm
Broadcast live yesterday on Estonian radio, this version in Estonian is supplemented by additional material found recently.  It's available at the moment to hear on demand:

The German version, Des Jona Sendung, was broadcast from Berlin (Neeme Jarvi conducting), a couple of years ago.

Would anyone have a means of recording this?
10  Little-known music of all eras / Notice of interesting concerts around the world / Re: Walton's musical score to Henry V to be performed in London on: September 28, 2019, 01:10:53 pm
I wonder if this is in connection with the film about Henry V that will be released on October 11?
11  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Myaskovsky Sym No 1 and 13 on: August 05, 2019, 10:40:08 am
Well that's good isn't it?  I'm just trying to figure out why the seemingly negative view of them in your first post?
12  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Myaskovsky Sym No 1 and 13 on: August 02, 2019, 10:30:46 am
Well, why not?  How is the actual performance?  I commend anyone who sets up a youth orchestra and encourages that enthusiasm, and aspiration to produce a recording.
13  Little-known music of all eras / Wish lists and requests / Re: List of Melodiya 78s on: July 30, 2019, 12:30:31 pm
Can you post up links to the ones that you have seen?  It would be interesting to many to go through them and see if there are any rich pickings, or just to see what recordings exist.
14  Little-known music of all eras / Downloads discussion / Re: Polish Music on: July 25, 2019, 03:55:57 pm
I have posted a recording of Stanisław Moniuszko's "Crimean Sonnets" cantata in the downloads section.  These are based on 8 of the eighteen sonnets written by Poland's favourite Romantic poet Adam Mickiewicz based on his travels in Crimea (more here -

As follows:

1. Intrada       Introduction
2. Cisza morska      Silent Sea
3. Żegluga      Sailing
4. Burza      Storm
5. Ruina (Bakczysaraj)      Ruins (Bakhchisarai)
6. Noc (Bakczysaraj w nocy)      Night (Bakhchisarai at night)
7. Hymn (Czatyrdah)      Hymn (Mount Chatyr-Dah)
8. Pielgrzym      Pilgrim
9. Epilog (Ajudah)      Epilogue (Mount Ayu-Dag)

Bakhchisarai was the capital in Crimea of the Crimean Tatar Khanate.  The Khan's Palace is still there and is a notable attraction still, particularly its famous fountain. 

Chatyr-Dah is a mountain, its name means Tent Mountain.

Ayu-Dag is also a mountain - its name means Bear Mountain, it looks like a bear stooping to drink from the sea (I've been there, it really does!).

According to a note which came with the recording, "Some of the titles in the score were changed from Mickiewicz's titles (maybe for censorship reasons?). That is why some sonnets have here first the title from the score, followed by the original title of A.Mickiewicz in parentheses."  Mickiewicz was certainly regarded as subversive by Czarist Russia, which ruled much of Poland at the time.  He was even imprisoned and internally exiled.
15  Little-known music of all eras / Wish lists and requests / Re: what is this piece? on: July 22, 2019, 12:05:19 pm
Many thanks all!
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