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1  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Stephen Watson on: January 22, 2019, 01:21:46 am
I don't see any mention here of English composer Stephen Watson (b. 1955) who has a strong Ralph Vaughan Williams feel.  His music is lyrical, dramatic, and expressive.  This recording is worth checking out but I don't see much more information about this living composer. 


https://www.heraldav.co.uk/product/stephen-watson-o-captain-my-captain/

2  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Immanent closure on: January 15, 2019, 03:29:44 pm
This thread reminds me of the opening credits in Monty Python and the Holy Grail when it says "Those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked have been sacked".
3  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: (Some) Twentieth Century British Symphonies not yet on cd: an update on: January 15, 2019, 01:05:47 am
"Maximum opportunity" meaning exactly what?


Well, they have a recording and are holding it.  I don't think I can answer when they will release it but I assume they are holding it to release when it is most beneficial to them.  Ask them.
4  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: (Some) Twentieth Century British Symphonies not yet on cd: an update on: January 14, 2019, 01:38:03 am
To expand on my post above:

Nimbus have recorded the Symphony No.9, op.140 (2016) along with the Double Concerto for Violin, Viola and strings, op.122 (2013) and the Variations on Bach's Chorale "Die Nacht ist Kommen" for strings, op.40 (1986) with the English Symphony Orchestra under Kenneth Woods. The release is planned for "early 2019" (although one has learned to be cautious about such statements!).

Chandos recorded the Symphony No.8, op.131 (2014), "A Vision of the Sea" for orchestra, op. 125 (2013) and "Toward Sunrise" for orchestra, op. 117 (2011-12) in November 2017 with the B.B.C. Philharmonic Orchestra under Jac van Steen.

The first performance of the new Concerto for Orchestra, op.151 is planned for May.

There are only a very few, short orchestral works of David Matthews-mostly for small orchestra or for strings-which have not been recorded Smiley

Fascinating.  It seems as though the industry records but waits until the maximum opportunity to release the recording.  So we need patience. 
5  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: (Some) Twentieth Century British Symphonies not yet on cd: an update on: January 13, 2019, 12:42:43 am
Did David Matthews Symphony No. 9 get recorded?  It's been several years since it was composed so I would imagine it's out?
6  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: (Some) Twentieth Century American Symphonies Not on CD (again!) on: January 09, 2019, 03:29:28 pm
Thank you for this information.

What this means is that in terms of the music Arnold Rosner wrote for full orchestra, ie excluding music for symphonic band or choral music. the unrecorded works are:

Partita for orchestra, op.33 (1966)
"Perchance to Dream" for orchestra, op.45 (1969)
"A MyLai Elegy" for orchestra, op.51 (1971)
Concerto Grosso No.2 for orchestra, op. 74 (1979)
Consort Music for orchestra, op.80 (1980)
"Transformations" for orchestra, op. 87 (1990)
Variations on a Theme by Frank Martin for orchestra, op. 105 (1996)
Concerto for harpsichord and strings, op. 113 (2000)

These could all be fitted onto two cds Smiley


What about the piano concerto or was that recorded?
7  Little-known music of all eras / Notice of interesting concerts around the world / Re: Rautavaara Two Serenades for Violin and Orchestra on: January 09, 2019, 01:10:13 am
Wonderful news!  He was a very fine composer and is missed.
8  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: (Some) Twentieth Century American Symphonies Not on CD (again!) on: January 09, 2019, 01:05:38 am
Since the earliest orchestral piece included in the List of Compositions on Rosner's website is the Piano Concerto No.2, op.30 (1965) I think that you are almost certainly correct.

I asked the moderator of the website about the early works and that is what he responded.  Surprisingly, he was the composer Carson Cooman. 
9  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: (Some) Twentieth Century American Symphonies Not on CD (again!) on: January 08, 2019, 04:15:32 pm
Is it neglected?  What's your criteria for that?
No one plays Rosner's music and less than a handful of his symphonies are available..



The first part of your statement is-very sadly correct- but there are now four of his eight symphonies on disc and these are the four later, mature symphonies. Nos. 1-4, which have not been recorded, date from 1961-64 when Rosner was a student aged 16-19 years of age.

......and there are plans to record more of Rosner's music, including his very substantial Requiem of 1973.

I understand that the juvenilia work either does not exist (destroyed by composer) or not in a performance state.  It sounded like we'll never get No. 1-4 or the first piano concerto.
10  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Prokofiev - early unknown symphony on: January 08, 2019, 04:13:28 pm
Isn't that article just talking about the 3 minute fragment already recorded and linked in the second post?
11  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Kalevi Aho Trombone and Trumpet Concertos on: December 07, 2018, 01:16:59 am
Two down, twelve to go........but Aho won't stop composing new concertos Grin

We need him to write more chamber and vocal works so we can catch up on all symphonies and concerti!
12  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Lyatoshinsky's 3rd Symphony and Grazhyna on Chandos on: December 07, 2018, 01:14:31 am
Here it is!
My first glimpse of the new release, scheduled for 4th January 2019  Smiley
https://www.mdt.co.uk/mykolayovych-lyatoshynsky-boris-bournemouth-symphony-orchestra-kirill-karabits-chandos-sacd-1.html

This will be epic!  Instabuy.
13  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Alexander Tchaikovsky Opera on: December 01, 2018, 01:04:23 am
Forgive the ignorance of my question but does he have any connection to the more famous composer who shares his surname?  If not, what fantastic luck for a composer to have such a name.
14  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Lyatoshinsky's 3rd Symphony and Grazhyna on Chandos on: November 27, 2018, 01:33:17 am
Do we know if this is a single release or part of a cycle???
15  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Unfinished 6th symphony by Felix Mendelssohn (1845) on: November 05, 2018, 01:09:44 am
Great job!  But horns and trumpets in C?  I am quite impressed with your effort though I am not a Mendelssohn expert.  You should submit it to a musicologist/Mendelssohn expert for feedback because one thing that I was slightly surprised was, the trumpets were a bit more chromatic than I would have expected.  But perhaps that isn't unusual with this composer in 1845.  Impressive.
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