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1  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Re: Raymond Warren Symphony No.3 on: July 30, 2020, 10:54:21 pm
Thanks for posting this - it is more than time that Raymond Warren’s music was given an airing.
I remember attending concerts of his music when he was at the Music Faculty at Queen’s University Belfast - I must look out the programmes to remind myself of what works of his I heard.
I did not know the Third Symphony at all, and am so grateful to have the chance to hear it now.
Thanks again!
2  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Graham Whettam on: July 30, 2020, 11:35:45 am
Thanks for opening this new thread.

I would suggest that, if not done already, anyone interested in Whettam's orchestral music check the British and Irish Music Archive and Catalogue in this site's Downloads section, where there are a number of recordings of his works, such as the Clarinet Concerto, Sinfonia Concertante, Sinfonia contra timore, Sinfonia Drammatica, Sinfonietta Stravagante and his withdrawn Symphony 1.

The Archive is a good place to get to know his orchestral work (and, of course, plenty of other British and Irish composers), since few record companies seem interested, and there is little chance of hearing his music in concert, with or without Covid-19.
3  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Daniel Jones Symphonies forthcoming on Lyrita on: July 29, 2020, 03:09:59 pm
I am not a moderator, just someone who is eagerly awaiting Lyrita’s completion of the Daniel Jones Symphonies cycle, and was frustrated to find that the post I commented on was nothing to do with Daniel Jones.
Graham Whettam’s music is certainly worthy of comment, but that should be posted on a new thread.
4  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Daniel Jones Symphonies forthcoming on Lyrita on: July 27, 2020, 12:38:23 pm
Please reserve this thread for talk of Daniel Jones and his symphonies.
If you wish to comment on Graham Whettam, who is worth a mention, you should start a new thread, please.
5  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Hyperion Romantic Piano Concertos series - next issue Rubbra and Bliss on: March 27, 2020, 08:35:33 am
It is scheduled for release at the end of June, and also includes Bax’s Morning Song (Maytime in Sussex)
6  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Hyperion Romantic Piano Concertos series - next issue Rubbra and Bliss on: March 11, 2020, 02:28:24 pm
You are, of course, correct, but I stick by ‘elderly’ !
7  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Hyperion Romantic Piano Concertos series - next issue Rubbra and Bliss on: March 10, 2020, 05:09:15 pm
Announced as ‘ Coming soon’ on Hyperion’s website - the Piano Concertos by Rubbra and Bliss, played by Piers Lane.
The two existing recordings of the Rubbra, a much underrated work, by Denis Matthews and Malcolm  Binns, are elderly and in mono, so a new recording is much to be welcomed.
As for the Bliss, a modern recording is a bonus.
8  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Parry: Judith, or The Regeneration of Manasseh (1888) [Chandos] on: February 02, 2020, 07:28:30 am
Cannot wait for this - a big gap in the Parry discography is being filled at long last.
9  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Theremin (yes same instrument in Good Vibrations by Beach Boys) on: January 30, 2020, 07:40:17 pm
For a recent and interesting orchestral work with theremin, try the Theremin Concerto by the Finn Kalevi Aho on the BIS label.
10  Little-known music of all eras / Coming broadcasts and listen-later links / Re: Ruth Gipps on the BBC on: December 11, 2019, 06:10:45 pm
Many thanks for making this available - Symphony 3 is a favourite, and the recording is fine to my ears.
Any chance that Symphony 1 will be performed/recorded any time soon? Chandos perhaps, as a coupling for No.3?
11  Various / Miscellany / Re: Where's Colin? on: November 19, 2019, 01:22:42 pm
Relief all round, I would say!
12  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Eller: Symphonic Poems on Ondine on: October 19, 2019, 09:32:01 am
The continuing series on Toccata Classics of his piano music is also worth a listen
13  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Complete Piano Works Toivo Kuula on: October 02, 2019, 12:06:35 pm
Kuula's piano music is interesting and pleasant on the ear, without any pretensions.  Before I knew of the various recordings, I had for some time enjoyed playing the Lamb Polska (otherwise Mutton Dance!) without knowing anything about Kuula.

There are now three competing versions of the complete piano music:
Janne Oksanen on Alba ABCS445
Adam Johnson on Grand Piano GP780
Jouni Somero on FC Records FCRCD9758

Oksanen and Johnson's listings are identical, but Somero has an extra piece - an arrangement of a movement (5) from the orchestral South Ostrobothnian Suite no.1, op9.

I have only heard the Johnson in its entirety, so cannot comment on the other two - perhaps someone here has and would like to offer a comparative view?
14  Little-known music of all eras / Wish lists and requests / Re: Seppo Pohjola: Symphonies 4 & 5 on: August 15, 2019, 07:45:59 am
Definitely a composer worth exploring. The Music Finland website (musicfinland.fi) lists 79 works, including five symphonies, and concertos for piano, violin and cello.  On the strength of the first three symphonies, I would like a chance to hear some more of his orchestral works, especially the concertos.
15  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Jerzy Gablenz Piano Concerto on: August 13, 2019, 07:55:40 pm
Joseph Moog performed it in April 2018 in Warsaw with the Warsaw Philharmonic, conducted by Pavel Kapula.
In view of Moog's eclectic discography, we might hope for a commercial recording, perhaps? Or may it have been broadcast and recorded?
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