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1  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Re: Pancho Vladigerove: Violin Concerto #1 on: September 14, 2018, 05:19:41 pm
. . . and then there are the piano concertos.
For some time, Toccata Classics had them listed as 'in the pipeline', but they are no longer mentioned.
Will they ever be issued?
2  About music in general / Individual composers / Re: Olivier Greif on: September 08, 2018, 11:01:43 am
I so agree - for me, his greatest works are the Sonate de Requiem and the Piano Trio, conveniently paired on a Harmonia Mundi cd.
For the real Greif enthusiast, like me, the 'must have' is the boxed set of 12 dvds entitled 'Les Incontournables - Olivier Greif' on Timpani 9F1216. This contains archive films, interviews, performances (some complete, some excerpts) and more.
The more I listen to Greif's works, the more I think he is a great composer, but sadly little acknowledged in France.  However, the Olivier Greif Ensemble in Holland is doing a lot to make his works better known in performance and recordings - see their website and examples on YouTube.
3  About music in general / Individual composers / Re: Oliver Knussen RIP on: July 09, 2018, 10:53:41 pm
Or, maybe, like Howard Ferguson, he stopped composing as he had already written all he needed to?
4  About music in general / Individual composers / Oliver Knussen RIP on: July 09, 2018, 07:06:15 pm
The death has just been announced of Oliver Knussen, a visionary conductor who was not as acknowledged as he deserved as a leading composer.
5  Little-known music of all eras / Downloads discussion / Re: British and Irish Music on: July 06, 2018, 05:27:41 pm
Joubert Symphony 3 and Piano Concerto due 7th September from Lyrita - SRCD367
6  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Upcoming cds of previously unrecorded music on: June 08, 2018, 09:21:07 am
Dundonnell - my wants list is almost identical to yours, but I am finding that I am buying more CDs (I need the physical item, not a download somewhere in the system!) than ever before because there is so much out there.  The old 'big name' labels seem to concentrate more on 'big name' composers and musicians than on interesting repertoire, which is where labels such as Toccata, Lyrita, Hyperion, Dutton and Chandos score so highly. 
Websites like Toccata, Hyperion and Presto Classical (their physical shop in Leamington Spa is well worth a visit and is the only classical cd shop for many miles) encourage purchases of unknown works by having excerpts available to listen to - many a Toccata cd by composers I had not heard of has been bought after listening to the sound samples.
Could someone on the forum with clout encourage more of the independent companies to make sound excerpts available as a matter of course?
In the meantime, thanks to those who do!
7  Little-known music of all eras / Wish lists and requests / Re: Erkki-Sven Tüür: Symphonies 9 and 8 on: January 29, 2018, 11:11:35 am
Further to the last post, Tüür's Symphony 8, plus the Viola Concerto and 'Whispers and Whistles from Uluru' is being released on 16th February by Ondine - ODE 13032:
Lawrence Power (viola), Tapiola Sinfonietta, Olari Elts.
8  About music in general / Individual composers / Gerard Hengeveld 1910-2001 on: October 28, 2017, 06:24:46 pm
Pianists may be aware of this Dutch composer, responsible for many teaching pieces, but he also wrote two piano concertos and a piano concertino.
Are any members of the forum aware of any recordings, private or otherwise, of any of these works?
I would appreciate any information about Hengeveld or his works and performances that members may have.

9  Little-known music of all eras / Works on the wireless / Re: Edgar Bainton - Symphony 2 in D minor (1940) on: October 07, 2017, 11:37:14 am
Bainton's Symphonies 2 and 3 are available as commercial recordings:

Symphony 2 coupled with Clifford's Symphony 1 and Gough's Serenade on Chandos CHAN9757 with the BBC Philharmonic and Vernon Handley

Symphony 3 coupled with Boughton's Symphony 1 on Dutton Epoch CDLX7185 with the BBC Concert Orchestra, again conducted by Vernon Handley
10  Little-known music of all eras / Works on the wireless / Re: Richard Hol - Second Symphony, opus 44 (1866) on: October 07, 2017, 11:24:26 am
Don't forget that all four Hol Symphonies are available from Chandos with The Hague Residentie  Orchestra conducted by Matthias Bamert:
CHAN9796 - Symphonies 1 and 3
CHAN9952 - Symphonies 2 and 4

All worth a listen, and part of a sadly short-lived Chandos series of Dutch music, including Vermeulen and Dopper Symphonies - look them out!
11  Little-known music of all eras / Wish lists and requests / Re: Erkki-Sven Tüür: Symphony no 1 on: June 01, 2017, 12:24:28 pm
I have tried the link, but could only access one minute. Any suggestions as to how to listen to the whole work?
12  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Philip Cannon - Lyrita April release on: February 12, 2017, 02:15:50 pm
Sadly, Philip Cannon died on 24th December 2016.

Hopefully, the Lyrita release will encourage interest in his music.
13  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Philip Cannon - Lyrita April release on: January 26, 2017, 11:47:41 pm
Upcoming in April is Lyrita REAM1132 - performances of Philip Cannon's Lord of Light (Gloucester Requiem) - premiere 1980, and String Quartet and Cinq chansons de femme broadcast in 1966.
I cannot trace any mention of him on this forum, despite his being well regarded during his lifetime (1929-2016) and wonder if any members may have recordings that could be uploaded?  There are several performances on YouTube, including a Piano Concertino, played by Martin Jones, which might merit revival.
A quick check with Presto and MDT reveals no currently available recordings.
14  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Piano concertante works by Beach, Chaminade and Howell + Erik Chisholm on: September 06, 2016, 04:30:00 am
When I posted originally, I thought that there might have been interest in the Chisholm Dance Suite for piano and orchestra, and I would like to know more about that myself.  A quick search of the archive does not reveal any previous comments on this work.
Can anyone provide information?
15  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Piano concertante works by Beach, Chaminade and Howell on: September 04, 2016, 05:23:45 am
Danny Driver's Autumn newsletter on his website (www.dannydriver.com) has announced that he has recorded concertante works by Amy Beach, Cecile Chaminade and Dorothy Howell with the BBCSSO conducted by Rebecca Miller for Hyperion, presumably for release in the RPC series.
There is also mention that he will record in October with the BBCSSO and Martyn's Brabbins a recently discovered Dance Suite for piano and orchestra by Erik Chisholm.
Good news indeed!
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