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1  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Re: "Ming Tau" Symphony by Amhad Malkanduyev on: October 12, 2018, 09:16:22 am
Very enjoyable symphony. Thank you for posting it.
2  Various / Miscellany / Re: Kyjo on: October 12, 2018, 09:01:54 am
Ah yes,kyjo. He was almost ubiquitous for a while both here and at the GMG. I don't think he was banned from there,if that's the place jimfin is referring to. I remember reading some members discussing his absence (there is a thread devoted to erstwhile members there). His huge enthusiasm for his favourite composers was commendable;although he could be a little too earnest at times. Phew!!There are only so many times you can try to understand why László Lajtha (for example) didn't click with you,even though you tried listening to every single symphony about three hundred times!!! Maybe just leave it for a few years? One day........perhaps?! Still nobody's perfect. Someone I envy sometimes is vandermolen (Jeffrey). His posts are always so concise and to the point. He doesn't drone on and on and on and on and on,like me!! Roll Eyes Grin

For those confined to ye olde pc and wired mouse and keyboard. I can't help but ask how Dundonnell is posting here? Has he taken his pc on the plane? Or perhaps sitting in an internet cafe typing away with a cold drink,surrounded by people drinking real coffee (instant here) or whatever they drink there?! I know that someone over at the GMG was using something called a tapp-erty,or something?!! Huh

kyjo versus the Volcano? That would make a good plot for a movie! Come back kyjo!!

I've only just seen this thread and greatly enjoy my contact with Kyjo, who seems alive and well on the 'other' forum. We share many musical tastes too. My reason for posting here after the thread has been in hibernation for so long is to let cilgwyn know, if he ever reads it, that I regard his posts as one of my highlights of these forums. I love all the context that we get and have, on occasion, tried to copy his style but it is not as good as the original. His messages often make me smile as well as being of great musical interest (apart from Gilbert and Sullivan) - which is a good thing.  Smiley
3  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Janis Ivanovs: Symphonies Nos. 14 & 20, Piano Concerto - new CD on: October 08, 2018, 08:36:39 am
Thanks for this. I liked Symphony 20 in the very well packaged, albeit rather expensive, CD recorded in the initial post of this thread. No.20 is also available much less expensively on a fine Naxos CD. What we really need, I think, is a CD of Symphony 11 which some see has Ivanovs's masterpiece or at least one of them. There was an LP which never made it to CD.
4  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Imants Kalnins Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7, Oboe Concerto, Santa Cruz on: October 06, 2018, 04:16:03 pm
I too have ordered the new double cd and am looking forward to listening to the works again (and to reading the accompanying cd booklet notes Smiley)
And I'm looking forward to hearing your views on it. I haven't got beyond Symphony 5 yet which I have enjoyed very much.
5  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Daniel Jones Symphonies forthcoming on Lyrita on: October 06, 2018, 04:14:37 pm
(How nice it is to be back to discussing music!)

You will not be surprised to hear that I too am very concerned about the promised Daniel Jones cycle! I have had it in mind for several weeks to email Paul Conway (who writes all the booklet notes for Lyrita). Paul is sworn to secrecy about future Lyrita releases but it would d no harm to try to get some indication from him!

His notes are always excellent. Probably worth a try Colin.
6  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Heino Eller on: October 06, 2018, 04:12:37 pm
I too am excited about this new Ondine release!

Eller has been comparatively neglected on cd and it is great to see the Symphony No.2 (which I had thought was "unfinished") and the Violin Concerto getting the exposure they richly deserve.
Me too Colin. Having enjoyed some of his shorter works like 'Dawn' I've always been curious to hear his symphonies.
7  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Daniel Jones Symphonies forthcoming on Lyrita on: October 06, 2018, 12:46:58 pm
I'm very disappointed that Lyrita haven't released any more recordings of Daniel Jones symphonies. They did say in the booklet,with the cd(s) that there would be more. I suppose,I'm being impatient;but I'm beginning to wonder?!! There have been other releases,but no Daniel Jones. Did they not sell very well? Have they lost interest?!! I hope not. I think,about,two more cd's and they would have completed the cycle? Also,I'm not optimistic of the chances of any cd's of Daniel Jones from any other label! Of course,there is Tŷ Cerdd,which has released cd's of Morfydd Owen,recently;which has had very good reviews,and a cd of Piano concertos by William Mathias;one recording of which,is of an archive recording of Mathias,himself,playing.

Yes, let's hope for more Daniel Jones from Lyrita. I'm looking forward to 'The Apocalypse' by Eugene Goossens.
8  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Heino Eller on: October 06, 2018, 12:54:12 am
Smiley At last! At least one symphony on CD! Now we only miss his best symphony. The third!
Very exciting news. I've come across him mainly as the teacher of Tubin and Raid but I enjoyed every work by him on the Chandos Twofer devoted to Estonian music.
9  Various / Miscellany / Re: Warning to all Members on: October 04, 2018, 04:37:15 pm
For what it's worth I've done some booklet-note writing for a small CD company (Alto) and even suggested some releases (invariably rejected) and selected a couple of cover images. These small companies depend on people buying hard-copies of their CDs. Therefore I don't think that it is right to post copies here of You Tube videos of, for example, complete works in identical recordings to ones which are still commercially available. I wrote the notes for the final five releases on Alto of music by Miaskovsky/Myaskovsky. Occasionally I used to be asked if I could send copies of my notes to people who had purchased the Warner boxed set of complete Miaskovsky symphonies, which had very sketchy, almost non-existent, notes. I always politely refused, whilst directing anyone interested to the Myaskovsky RU website (probably now deleted in view of our current relationship with Russia) which contained lots of useful information available for free. This was because I thought that it was unfair to the record company to undrcut them in this way, especially as they produced super-budget CDs. Occasionaly I'm sure I've posted stuff which is commercially available but always short extracts or a sample of the CD rather than the whole CD. From now I only intend to post material which is otherwise unavailable such as the Gruner Hegge recording of Klaus Egge's First Symphony or Gordon Jacob's Concerto for Two Pianos.
10  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Bloch's Macbeth on: October 01, 2018, 02:08:37 pm
There is also the fine ASV recording by Dalia Atlas Stermberg and the Royal Philharmonic.
2 Interludes from Bloch's Macbeth, Symphony in E Flat, 3 Jewish Poems, and In Memoriam.
Catalogue DCA 1019.
Not sure it is still in print.

Yes, I have that CD as well and it aroused interest in 'Macbeth'. I tend to like everything I hear by Bloch.
11  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Re: Hilding Rosenberg - his eight symphonies on: September 30, 2018, 10:02:48 pm
Sorry but I am a novice at this American you-tube business and there is much I do not comprehend. In particular I did not realize that some works are chopped up and posted as individual movements. Also I have no idea what a "play list" is and how it operates.  For that reason I have replaced symphony 3 with a single undivided version.
Also I have been able to find only one movement of the second symphony.

I am worried by the gentleman who writes about "nine blank spaces". I do use a higher zoom when preparing a post, but was under the impression that this would not be applied to the posts as posted. If not (as may well be the case), please advise me and I will investigate.

Pictures come up fine now Sydney. Probably an issue with my iPad.
12  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Klaus Egge: Symphony 1 (1942) on: September 26, 2018, 11:29:28 am

Here is a link to one of my favourite symphonies (I couldn't find it here when I used the 'search facility'). The recording here is conducted by Gruner Hegge. It was released decades ago on a Norwegian HMV LP as far as I recall and, very annoyingly, never reissued on CD.

It is, in my view, superior in all respects to the more recent recording under Karsten Andersen, which is still good, notwithstanding a rather 'boxed-in' recording.
13  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Re: Hilding Rosenberg - his eight symphonies on: September 26, 2018, 11:22:13 am

Whatever the actual truth of the matter is I must confess to being uncomfortable with the sharing of You Tube music on this forum IF the performance in question is taken from a commercial cd currently available to purchase.

Such practice runs counter to our long-established and accepted standards. We do not permit the downloading from this site of music which is on a cd. Should we be effectively advertising the music as available on You Tube??

I would very much welcome the comments of other members!

I agree with you Colin and try not to post You Tube links from commercial CD recordings that are still available, although may  have done so in the past, especially for short works. Anyway, all I can see above is nine blank screens! I really wish their were a modern recording of Rosenberg's Symphony 5 and a new one of No.2. Still, at least there are three recordings of the wonderfully inspiriting Symphony 3.
14  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Imants Kalnins Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7, Oboe Concerto, Santa Cruz on: September 26, 2018, 10:15:43 am
The 5th Symphony is excellent - just listening to the new recording. Seems to show some influence of Shostakovich and maybe Vasks but in no sense derivative. A great discovery - through this forum  Smiley
15  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Imants Kalnins Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7, Oboe Concerto, Santa Cruz on: September 18, 2018, 09:42:36 pm
Actually, all of Kalnins' symphonies, as well as the other works in this new set, are available in our downloads section. The version of the Fifth Symphony is Sinaisky's recording on Melodiya, mentioned in this discussion.

My uploads are at: The first three symphonies were uploaded by another forum member. Just go to the Downloads folder, then to the Latvian Music subfolder.

Thank you!
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