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1  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Second-Tier English Symphonies on: March 14, 2019, 09:23:37 pm
Your premise is that there are first and second tier symphonies, I contest this and maintain that there are only symphonies; a symphony which is not a living and vital entity is not a symphony.

That is what my first sentence means, it still means it, and it is perfectly grammatical and idiomatic.

I have a first-class degree in English from Oxford University and a PhD in English, I have five published collections of poetry to my name, as well as other published works, so please don't tell me I can't write.

I shan't bother to elucidate my next sentences, since you will be incapable of understanding them however simply they are put.
2  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Second-Tier English Symphonies on: March 14, 2019, 06:48:19 am
"...inadequate means of propagating music throughout recent times" - are you kidding?

Anyone can go on Youtube now and easily listen to all 32 Brian Symphonies arranged in a tidy sequence, - which might be true of Simpson's 11 as well, not to mention the other (multitudinous) means of access and exposure.

You must mean something different from the obvious, - but then, I find your entire post quite incoherent.

Is there any reason why you are being rude?
3  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Second-Tier English Symphonies on: March 13, 2019, 09:29:07 pm
I contest your premises, any symphony which is living and worth listening to is first-tier, other symphonies are simply not worth listening to. It's no fault of first-tier symphonists like Brian and Simpson that their works are or have been neglected, merely inadequate means of propagating music throughout recent times. These inadequate means also entail an overvaluation of some of the composers you mention, such as Elgar.
4  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Uros Krek on: January 27, 2019, 12:30:13 am
Krek was a Slovenian composer, Youtube has his Sonatina for Strings and a few choral pieces. Does anyone have any info about other recordings? He was supposed to have written a Violin Concerto.
5  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: NEW SIBELIUS CYCLE on: January 26, 2019, 07:56:20 pm
And why another Sibelius cycle? If conductors haven't nailed the music in any of the cycles we have already then they never will.
6  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Susan Spain-Dunk on: January 22, 2019, 08:36:09 pm
Well her Kentish Downs Overture is marvellous (I was going to say charming but that sounded patronising). Very evocative. And her Fantasy Quartet has been recorded on a disk of sq music by female composers and can be heard on Youtube. That is great too. Now for Stonehenge.  Grin
7  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Susan Spain-Dunk on: January 21, 2019, 07:54:12 pm
She does sound like a character from Monty Python, but I'll be giving The Kentish Downs a spin.
8  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Re: Çary Nurymow on: January 18, 2019, 11:53:36 pm

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Just for information, this is the piano version of a work which is originally scored for Oboe and Chamber Orchestra – more precisely, an excerpt, the complete work lasts about 15 minutes. In fact, its title is "Ghazals", referring to a term from Arab poetry.

And there I was thinking Saiga https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saiga_antelope

Thanks everyone!
9  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Çary Nurymow on: January 17, 2019, 08:32:28 pm
Could someone with cyrillic searching skills see if anything by this Turkoman compose is available. I have his Symphony No.2 (I think from this forum).

Thanks
10  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Whatever happened to Fritz Brun? on: January 15, 2019, 05:39:58 am
I listened to Brun's Symphony No. on Youtube today It is the craziest symphony I have ever listened to (not in a good way), it sounds like it was written by a committee: no consistency or general style at all, and seemingly completely new material every section.
11  Preliminaries / Greetings / Re: Happy Christmas/Holiday Season to All Members on: January 08, 2019, 08:30:43 pm
shouldn’t the “index nominum” be the “index nominorum?”
My Latin is also rusty, but the phrase means "index of names".  Nomen (name) is third declension so if I remember correctly its genitive plural would be nominumNominorum would be the genitive plural of nominus (second declension), if such a word exists.
A happy New Year to everyone.


Mea magna culpa  Embarrassed
12  Preliminaries / Greetings / Re: Happy Christmas/Holiday Season to All Members on: January 07, 2019, 11:58:26 pm
Thanks
Not sure where to post this, but shouldn’t the “index nominum” be the “index nominorum?”
13  Little-known music of all eras / Books about composers and their music / Re: Wanted: works of analysis of symphonic music on: December 10, 2018, 07:43:25 pm
I've found another work that is similar in approach to Tovey, Simpson &c.

Cuthbert Girdlestone, Mozart and his Piano Concertos, 2nd Ed 1958

 Cheesy
14  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Lyrita? on: December 02, 2018, 01:26:08 am
Dvorak is one of these composers I just can't get. I don't like all the fake drama in his work.
15  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Re: Concerto for Dombra and Symphony orchestra by Savr Kataev on: October 22, 2018, 08:39:27 pm
Just think, I have lived all these years without knowing what a dombra was!
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