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1  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Stanley Bate (1911-1959) on: April 21, 2020, 07:34:50 am
I love his music, especially symphonies 3,4 and the Viola and PC concerto No.2.
He definitely deserves the epithet of 'undeservedly neglected'. I consider his Third Symphony, in particular, to be a major contribution to 20th century symphonic music.
2  About music in general / Performance and technique / Re: Mariss Jansons. (1943-2019) on: December 05, 2019, 06:20:58 pm
I had no idea about his tragic Jewish background. I rate his Shostakovich symphonies box set very highly as well as his marvellous recording of Honegger's symphonies 2 and 3 'Liturgique'. A sad loss to classical music.
3  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Eller: Symphonic Poems on Ondine on: October 15, 2019, 04:16:50 pm
I've greatly enjoyed both of the recent Ondine releases of Eller's music. I wish they would record his First Symphony.
4  Little-known music of all eras / Notice of interesting concerts around the world / Re: World premiere of Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Symphony No. 9 „Mythos“ 11.01.2018 on: October 07, 2019, 06:37:07 pm
Coincidentally, my orchestral work "Mythos" was premiered 10 years ago in November, 2008. 
Excerpt:
https://picosong.com/wLgXm

I liked your 'Mythos' very much.
5  Little-known music of all eras / Notice of interesting concerts around the world / Re: Walton's musical score to Henry V to be performed in London on: October 07, 2019, 06:33:35 pm
I noticed this and hope to get there if I can.
6  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Ben-Haim - Bloch - Korngold: Cello Concertos on: September 20, 2019, 07:46:09 pm
The CD fully lived up to expectations in all respects. I enjoyed the Ben-Haim almost as much as his marvellously inspiriting Violin Concerto and I had to play it again immediately. When I saw 'Cello Concerto' by Bloch I was expecting 'Schelomo' but this is nothing of the sort - a quite different work from 1954, originally planned for Trombone and Orchestra. Although not listed by Bloch as amongst his 'Jewish works' it has the characteristically soulful/biblical resonances of works like the 'Israel Symphony' and 'Voice in the Wilderness' - great discovery. I have always liked the short Korngold work and this is one of those recording I can play through from beginning to end with much emotional pleasure. Thanks Cesar for alerting us to this fine CD.
7  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Ben-Haim - Bloch - Korngold: Cello Concertos on: September 15, 2019, 08:16:36 pm


I'm pretty sure there are many fans of these composers on this forum. I'm especially eager for the Ben-Haim Cello Concerto and the Symphony for Cello and Orchestra by Bloch, which I didn't know at all. The Korngold, whilst recorded other times, fits the thematics of the CD.

Woohoo! What a terrific looking release. Thanks for posting it Cesar. I've greatly admired Ben-Haim's Violin Concerto and his two symphonies, the first of which I was lucky enough to hear in London a few weeks ago. The Bloch and Korngold remain firm favourites.
8  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Weinberg (Vainberg) on: September 11, 2019, 09:34:38 pm
Could you provide a link to the recording of the 5th symphony?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Weinberg-Prokofiev-Symphonies-Sinfonia-Iuventus/dp/B072MQKN11
9  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Gordon Jacob: Concerto for Three Hands on: September 02, 2019, 08:28:14 am
Unlike its Bliss and Arnold companions on LP it was never released on CD. An engaging and enjoyable score:
https://youtu.be/rtkjuNVYFyg
10  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Olav Kielland on: September 01, 2019, 10:16:31 am
Totally agree with Cesar's enthusiasm for Symphony 1 ( I also enjoyed the piano composition on the CD) and thank him for introducing me to that fine work.
11  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Unrecorded British Symphonies: an update on: September 01, 2019, 10:14:07 am
Bourgeois's later symphonies should not be ignored. They may not be "great", but they are certainly enjoyable listening, and would be great for an amateur orchestra looking for something original to play. I recommend #90 and #101 as starting points.

I just heard his 'Cotswold Symphony' online and found it most enjoyable. What a shame that it is not on CD.
12  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: SOME unrecorded British Piano Concertos, 1934-94 on: September 01, 2019, 10:09:39 am
I was delighted to see that Gordon Jacob's very engaging 'Concerto for Three Hands' is now on You Tube. It was, sadly, never released on CD, unlike its LP companions by Bliss and Arnold. I hope that we get a new recording one day or at least a CD release of Sellick/Smith/Arnold version, which has given me much pleasure. It is my favourite work by Gordon Jacob along with the moving slow movement from his First Symphony.
13  Preliminaries / Greetings / Re: Hi, forum! on: September 01, 2019, 09:56:17 am
Welcome, welcome! Haven't been active here for some time, but always happy to greet newbies.  Cheesy
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14  Preliminaries / Greetings / Re: Hello, music fellows! on: September 01, 2019, 09:54:45 am
Ah, we meet again Cesar!
What, no Miaskovsky in your list of favourites?
 Wink
15  Little-known music of all eras / Coming broadcasts and listen-later links / Re: Glazunov Symphony No. 5 - Proms 2019 on: September 01, 2019, 08:51:40 am
I caught the last movement on the car radio. The performance sounded excellent to me.
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