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1  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:
2  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
3  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!
4  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.
5  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.
6  Various / Miscellany / Re: The Countries of the members of this forum: on: September 23, 2017, 02:13:28 pm
7  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:
8  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.
9  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!
10  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.
11  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.
12  About music in general / The listener / Re: What are you listening WITH? on: December 20, 2016, 09:35:03 am
I use over-ear, open-back headphones (Sennheiser HD598).   To get similar sound with amplifier and speakers would be much more expensive.  And it means I can listen while my wife is reading.  For background music I just plug them into my computer; to listen properly I use a decent mp3-player, which drives the headphones without the need for an additional amplifier.
13  About music in general / Members' own compositions / Re: Narcissistic on: November 15, 2016, 07:50:51 am
Thanks, Ian.
14  About music in general / Members' own compositions / Re: Narcissistic on: November 14, 2016, 10:06:56 am
Try the  googleplay link; it should be fine.

No boxer and no guitar for me, just a CD cover and three tracks: Narcissistic, Harmonio and Adieu.  Clicking these does nothing.  But it does say "Subscribe to Google Play Music and listen to this song and millions of other songs. First month free."   So you have to subscribe to listen.  And if you don't unsubscribe you will eventually have to pay.
15  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Re: Rubbra,Edmund - Symphony No. 10, Op. 145, "Sinfonia da Camera" on: April 25, 2016, 03:09:37 pm
I also can't see the video - I'm in  the UK so this may well be the reason.  I have the version with Richard Hickox and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.  It's still available and well-recommended.
Incidentally I can't see the Jiri Laroch video either (posted April 13th).
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