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1  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Unsung Rachmaninovian Piano Concertos on: April 17, 2018, 12:44:39 am
Might I suggest my own Piano Concerto from 2016?  It is a 30 minute concerto scored for solo piano, 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinet, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 3 percussion, harp, and strings. 

You can hear an excerpt here:
https://soundcloud.com/karelm-1/karimelm-concertanteend

Somewhere between Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Shostakovitch, and me.

It's excellent! Didn't know that you were a composer (hopefully not 'unsung').  Smiley

Thank you!  Some of my work has been heard by millions of people but they might not have known it was from me!  I don't know if I am unsung.  I get better luck with works lasting 10 to 15 minutes.
Well, on the basis of your PC of 2016 it should be heard by millions of people.

Cheers, mate.  Much appreciated!  I had an opportunity to get it performed but unfortunately, the orchestra couldn't find a pianist who would be willing to devote the time to learn a 30 minute concerto that isn't in standard repertoire and I am not a virtuoso pianist to take this on.  It's just a lot to ask a skilled pianist and you need a formidable budget to make this happen.  My magnum opus is my hour long symphony which is dramatic and in four movements.  It uses a large orchestra (basically a modern orchestra) but with enlarged percussion section (seven performers minimum in the last movement).  I am currently working on a second symphony which is a commission so has a good chance at a performance but will be more modest in dimensions to adhere to performance practicalities.  Cheers.
2  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Unsung Rachmaninovian Piano Concertos on: April 16, 2018, 12:52:39 am
Might I suggest my own Piano Concerto from 2016?  It is a 30 minute concerto scored for solo piano, 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinet, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 3 percussion, harp, and strings. 

You can hear an excerpt here:
https://soundcloud.com/karelm-1/karimelm-concertanteend

Somewhere between Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Shostakovitch, and me.

It's excellent! Didn't know that you were a composer (hopefully not 'unsung').  Smiley

Thank you!  Some of my work has been heard by millions of people but they might not have known it was from me!  I don't know if I am unsung.  I get better luck with works lasting 10 to 15 minutes.
3  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Unsung Rachmaninovian Piano Concertos on: April 14, 2018, 01:28:25 am
Miklos Rosza's Spellbound concerto is a very fine example of this style:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caNcrWHqS5A

Don't let his career as a film composer dissuade you.  Rosza was first and foremost a fantastic composer who happened to make his living in cinema.
4  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Unsung Rachmaninovian Piano Concertos on: April 13, 2018, 01:42:02 am
Might I suggest my own Piano Concerto from 2016?  It is a 30 minute concerto scored for solo piano, 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinet, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 3 percussion, harp, and strings. 

You can hear an excerpt here:
https://soundcloud.com/karelm-1/karimelm-concertanteend

Somewhere between Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, and me.
5  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: David Diamond Symphony No.6 from Naxos on: April 11, 2018, 01:01:06 am
Community orchestras in the upper echelon are also very good.  I love youth orchestras, university orchestras, and community orchestras when they are in the top ranks.  They can play almost anything. 
6  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Re: Nikolai Korndorf Symphony No 4 on: April 09, 2018, 12:36:44 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTLBzDxIkvM

This must be heard! The central section is utterly madcap.

Thanks for calling attention to this very fine work.  I love how he interleaves modern with tradition such as Mahler, Shostakovich, others but stays unique to this composer.  It is a very accomplished and inventive work from a composer I had never heard of so thank you for pointing us to him.
7  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Dutton? on: April 01, 2018, 01:23:59 am
I am very interested in this composer I never heard of prior to this thread.  Also very curious about the extremely low price to fund the recording.  Surely this is subsidized, right?  I've used eastern European orchestras (considered a good value) and 10,000 funds about two hours of the recording session, nowhere near enough to produce a full cd worth of high-quality music. 
8  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: "Recent" Toccata Releases on: March 23, 2018, 01:50:28 am
The Arnold Rosner orchestral music vol 2 is excellent.  You'll love it.  Exciting music, modal, RVW references a plenty.  5 Koans reminds me somewhat of John Foulds 3 mantras.  The music is very rich, with a quasi religioso feel.  I'm a fan of toccata.  I like very many of their releases of people I've never heard of and this one doesn't disappoint. 
9  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: So, the choice is yours! on: March 02, 2018, 01:41:46 am
I want Aaron Jay Kernis' Symphony No. 5 and Kevin Puts' Symphony No. 5.  They are both excellent American symphonists and at no. 4.  I also want a Trombone Concerto from John Williams.  He has written a flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, tuba concerto BUT NO TROMBONE CONCERTO!!
10  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: "Recent" Toccata Releases on: February 21, 2018, 01:30:01 am
There are always the Derek Bourgeois symphonies

THIS!!!!!  Of course we don't need all of them right now because I do live in reality but I enjoy everything I have heard of his and some of it is deeply moving and substantial.  It definitely needs better representation.  With that said, I am currently enjoying David Hackbridge Johnson's Symphony No. 9 very much and look forward to listening to Steve Elcock and Rodney Newton afterwords.  These are wonderful works so Dundonnell, you need to update your list of unrecorded English symphonies to include the rest of the output of these previously unknown to me composers.  I do agree with the association of Robert Simpson, Nielson, Sibelius, Tippet, Havergal Brian, Prokofiev in what I have heard so far and those are all great symphonists. 

By the way, I might be wrong about this but I believe it is Rodney Newton who has written 14 symphonies and not David Hackbridge Johnson as you say.
11  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Re: Nibelungen on: February 20, 2018, 03:40:01 pm
More wagnerian than Wagner himself:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTFhlbxbL8o

More Holst than Holst too!  Check out 1:30.  Very much Mars.
12  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Kenneth Klauss (*1923): Violin concerto (1969) on: February 08, 2018, 01:59:49 am
That's a very fine work.  Thanks for showcasing him.  I will seek him out to look for what else might be available. 
13  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Re: Rodion Shchedrin plays his own concerto on: February 07, 2018, 01:06:03 am
I loved this! Thanks for posting.
14  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Arnold Cooke research - help required please! on: February 06, 2018, 03:18:30 pm
Where are you located?  Are you able to go to Manchester?  I understand there is a lot of manuscripts and possibly other writings at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

Maybe you can reach out to them - their research assistant email address is listed on their page and there archives of Cooke's manuscripts includes correspondences.  Stuff like this for example:

Level    Series
Ref No    AC-Add1/2
Title    Correspondence from Cooke to Peter Marr
Date    1966-1990
Description    This series contains 9 letters, some with accomanying lists of Cooke's work. They are addressed from Cooke to Peter Marr, the content of which mainly refers to Cooke's work as a composer.
15  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: John Luke Rose (*1933): Violin sonata No.1 op.28 (1973) on: November 17, 2017, 01:28:25 am
I quite like this composer and enjoyed the clip but it left we wanting more. 
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