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1  Various / Miscellany / Re: URGENT: many breakages on: October 23, 2018, 08:54:20 am
Everything looks OK to me.   The archive appears to be complete (no gap) and so is the catalogue (2017 text file).   We have Frankel's 5th Symphony and violin concerto - both of them download correctly.
2  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Re: Pancho Vladigerove: Violin Concerto #1 on: September 14, 2018, 04:58:41 pm
I don't find it straightforward either, trying to determine the difference between two performances.  I don't know if there are two versions of the work, but the commercial recordings are all a bit longer:

JCH Bonnet's 1st version is 30m 45sec
JCH Bonnet's 2nd version is 26m 9sec
The recording conducted by the composer with Emil Kamilarov is 35m 59sec
The recording conducted by the composer's son with Georgi Badev is 30m 54sec (this I think is JCHB's 'First version')
The more recent recording with Svetlin Roussev is 32m 0sec

But what a wonderful romantic work it is.   I wish someone would record the two symphonies.
3  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Re: Azarashvili on: August 11, 2018, 04:44:34 pm
There is certainly something strange going on.  I have twice been directed to an unexpected site (I quickly closed it, but I think it may have been the 'MusicApp Search' app mentioned by Elroel).   Also I am getting suspicious looking buttons in the banner heading - a big 'Download' button and a big 'Play Now' button; a 'Play Music' button;  or an invitation to 'Click here'.   For obvious reasons I do nothing of the sort.   I did a full system scan and found no threats.
4  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Ruth Gipps symphonies on: July 18, 2018, 10:24:18 am
Thanks for spotting this.  It's great news, and unexpected.  I shall certainly buy it.
5  About music in general / Individual composers / Re: Stjepan Šulek on: July 10, 2018, 09:49:11 am
There's a comprehensive review of Sulek's symphonies on MusicWeb:
6  About music in general / Individual composers / Re: Stjepan Šulek on: July 09, 2018, 06:59:34 pm
All Sulek's eight symphonies have been recorded and are available for download on iTunes, and they are also on YouTube.   I would recommend numbers 3 to 6 - especially 5 and 6.  The sound quality of the set is rather variable, and can be thin or harsh at times, which doesn't always make for easy listening.  It would be good to hear the symphonies played by a modern orchestra with decent sound.   There is a previous thread in this forum:,4234.0.html
7  Preliminaries / Greetings / Re: Hello, I’m Mirror Image on: April 03, 2018, 12:44:44 pm
composers of whom he had never heard

That's precisely why I find the forum so rewarding!
8  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Lucija Garuta - Music New CD released with Piano Concerto on: November 27, 2017, 09:27:40 pm
If you are happy with a download rather than a physical CD, it will be available from iTunes, and is expected on 1st December.  Much cheaper than Amazon!  I also was impressed by the YouTube performance.
9  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Fricker Symphonies Nos.1-4 on Lyrita on: October 07, 2017, 09:43:17 pm
I've just downloaded the Fricker symphonies from iTunes.   That, for me, is the solution to the space problem.  And you do get the booklet as well.
10  Various / Miscellany / Re: The Countries of the members of this forum: on: September 23, 2017, 02:13:28 pm
11  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Daniel Jones Symphony no. 6 on: August 25, 2017, 09:56:41 pm
Daniel Jones' 6th Symphony is still available from Lyrita:

Also from Amazon:
12  Various / Miscellany / Re: Kyjo on: February 25, 2017, 02:57:01 pm
Sadly, it appears that he was banned from UC for using an email address that didn't belong to him:,3689.msg39905.html#msg39905

He was active in AMF long before I became a member, but he was clearly an interesting character with a wide knowledge of music.
13  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Re: Vasif Adıgözəlov (1935-2006) Symphony no. 2 and Piano Concerto No. 2 on: January 21, 2017, 10:11:21 pm
one of the YT 'steers' from the symphony was to this beautiful PC by Uruguayan composer Florencia Di Concilio
Thanks, I enjoyed it!
14  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Stepan Sulek: Symphonies on: January 14, 2017, 02:53:27 pm
The Cantus set of Stjepan Sulek's symphonies is now available for download from iTunes (and also from Amazon UK).   This makes it much simpler to get hold of the set - no need to order from the US or from Croatia.  I've now listened to them all 2 or 3 times and I don't think I have been so engrossed in a symphonic cycle since I first discovered Mahler - some 50 years ago!  On first impression I found the music rather daunting, but they repay repeated listening.  My favorites are the turbulent symphonies from his middle period - numbers 3, 4, 5 and 6.
15  About music in general / The listener / Re: What are you listening to today? on: January 14, 2017, 02:25:27 pm

Alexander Lokshin symphonies (No. 6 was never performed), another victim of Zhdanov, wrote film music to survive.

Um...just looked up what I think I have of Lokshin....& it appears to include Symphony 6, which in my version starts with a bass(?) soloist. tell me - is that right ?

Lokshin Symphony no 6 is on YouTube - and it does indeed start with a bass soloist.  It's on a channel called "Aleksandr Lokshin".  I'm listening to it now, and it's exciting stuff.
If you want to see the lyric, expand the first comment, then paste the Russian text into Google Translate.
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