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1066  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: British Symphonists on CD: The Winners and the Losers on: March 10, 2013, 11:34:00 am
include 18 The Alpine (dedicated to the people of Holland) and 21 The Sea (dedicated to the people of Austria).

A humorist. No doubt.  Wink


Oh yes - note that White's piano sonatas are all tiny pieces, whereas his sonatinas are massive works. I have heard some of the sonatas, but I don't know anything about performances of the sonatinas.
1067  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Symphonies about WWII outside UK and USSR on: March 10, 2013, 09:49:58 am
Holmboe's Sinfonia Disintegrazzione (1943) is specifically about the war. The first movement the first movement is named Operation Weserübung - the Nazi’s code name for the assault on Norway and Denmark. Unfortunately the only recording is terrible. Throughout the scherzo the percussion plays a bar late due to a copyist's error, which somehow went unnoticed until it was too late (the mind boggles).


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