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1  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Joseph Holbrooke from CPO on: June 20, 2017, 07:56:12 pm
She is his daughter in law - Gwydion Brooke's widow.

I think that's what I meant ...  Grin
2  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Joseph Holbrooke from CPO on: June 19, 2017, 11:18:23 am
How interesting! Is she his niece?
3  About music in general / The listener / Re: What are you listening to today? on: June 08, 2017, 08:18:43 am
This is very weird. In my last post the word i_p_h_o_n_e (without the underscores) was replaced by "can't-tell-you". What gives?
4  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Malcolm Lipkin (1932-2017) has died on: June 08, 2017, 08:15:54 am
Don't forget Derek Bourgeois with, at the last count, 114 symphonies to his name. Four composed last year, only one this year so far.

I never know how to comment on Derek Bourgeois Roll Eyes In any realistic or manageable list of British symphonies can or should one include his vast output?

I don't see why not. They are perfectly good symphonic works, slightly reminiscent of Malcolm Arnold. It would be very odd to exclude him just for being prolific.
5  About music in general / The listener / Re: What are you listening to today? on: June 07, 2017, 08:39:09 am
Decided it had been long enough since I had listened to the piano concertos of Lalo, Massenet, Pierne, Alkan and Jall and plan to move on to the St. Saens (all 5) and whomever else I can find from that era, any suggestions? I am always so satisfied by these revisitations, after all the browsing for the new and "unknown" (to me at least), the beauty of these works makes me (almost) give up on the pursuit of the yet-unheard holy grail. Maybe I have already found it and just don't know it. It would be interesting to know which piano concertos stay with other people on the forum long after the first hearing. I think of somewhat less than mainstream Pfitzner, Stenhammar No. 2, Henselt, Rheinberger, Goetz, for myself and of course I could go on and on. Anyway, it's all good, as the young folks say.

An interesting and very little-known piano concerto of that generation is the Tcherepnin concerto - not by Alexander, whose five PCs I much admire, especially the second, but by his father Nikolai. It's in one movement, like the Rimsky-Korsakov one, and dominated by a four-note motif announced at the opening by the orchestra. I snipped off that one bar and use it as a ringtone for incoming text messages on my can't-tell-you.
6  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Malcolm Lipkin (1932-2017) has died on: June 07, 2017, 08:31:54 am
Don't forget Derek Bourgeois with, at the last count, 114 symphonies to his name. Four composed last year, only one this year so far.
7  Little-known music of all eras / Wish lists and requests / Re: Erkki-Sven Tr: Symphony no 1 on: June 01, 2017, 06:25:17 pm
I have tried the link, but could only access one minute. Any suggestions as to how to listen to the whole work?

It has probably expired, as it was only for a week. So unless someone here recorded it from the link, you are out of luck.
8  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Lyrita futures on: May 30, 2017, 07:48:17 pm
I remember when Gordon Crosse seemed to up-and-coming, but then he just vanished from view. He had a penchant for writing pieces that sounded like Britten knock-offs, even if they weren't musically. If Britten wrote a piece for tenor, horn and strings, then Crosse would have one two.

Incidentally, if I were a composer, I would like to write a work called "Serenade for Tenor Horn and Strings". The would confuse people (and demonstrate the difference a comma makes).
9  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Gino Marinuzzi - Symphony & Sicilian suite on DECCA on: May 27, 2017, 06:52:50 pm
By a curious coincidence, just a few hours ago I was listening to this very symphony in another performance, here:

https://youtu.be/pXrwdbVNxt8

Conductor is Niksa Bareza, orchestra not given, sound good-ish mono.
10  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov CDs on: May 26, 2017, 08:43:31 am
My favourite piece of his is this one:

http://www.vyacheslavovchinnikov.com/en/composer/?id=43

It has a really gorgeous tune.
11  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Re: Lars-Erik Larsson Symphony no 1, D major, op.2 on: May 22, 2017, 02:30:59 pm
Rather a blatant rip-off of CPO's copyright, considering even the CD cover is shown! I'm not saying it's not common.
12  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Maximilian Steinberg Symphony No. 4 "Turksib" New Dutton release on: May 20, 2017, 03:10:06 pm
Whole film is here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ueZ_44aEfU
13  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Music of Ukraine on: May 19, 2017, 09:40:45 am

According to that page, the CDs are sold via ArkivMusic, but that site has no knowledge of them.


Or here - http://www.classicalcds.net/angelok1/ but I don't know who they are.

Has anyone used this company? Their website does not inspire confidence.
14  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Music of Ukraine on: May 18, 2017, 08:59:37 am

According to that page, the CDs are sold via ArkivMusic, but that site has no knowledge of them.
15  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: George Antheil Symphonic series on Chandos on: May 17, 2017, 08:34:17 am
Antheil's 5th Symphony, on the other hand, which I have on an old LP incongruously paired with a work by Maxwell Davies, shamelessly plagiarises Prokofiev. It's fun, though.
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