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1  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Lyrita? on: November 30, 2018, 03:26:20 pm
Forgive my astonishment and lack of enthusiasm.I

Surely no performance of Dvorak's marvellous TE DEUM could engender 'lack of enthusiasm'?   Roll Eyes  It leaves even confirmed atheists like myself quite enthused Smiley Although I don't know Sargeant's recording.  Keeps the tympanists busy!
2  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Re: Rauf Gadzhiev's Violin Concerto on: November 21, 2018, 10:54:39 pm

Gara Garavev's VC (1967)
3  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Re: Links to videos of compositions by little-known composers on: November 14, 2018, 01:51:10 pm
An entirely appropriate and timely response.  Thank you for your intervention :-)
4  Little-known music of all eras / Wish lists and requests / Re: Fall of Eagles on: October 29, 2018, 02:19:35 pm
According to the rolling titles at the end of Episode 1, the incidental music was by Kanneth Platts.

But the other music includes Mahler, DSCH, and Verdi's Il Trovatore
5  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Re: Concerto for Dombra and Symphony orchestra by Savr Kataev on: October 23, 2018, 11:21:39 pm
You;re welcome!  I only happen to know this stuff since I once had to score some arrangements for solo (Ukrainian) dom(b)ra & string orchestra, and I wanted to know as much as possible about the dombra's specifics.

In fact Wikipedia is often inconsistent between acticles (naturally so, since there is no single author or editor)

Theiir page giving the tunings of all stringed instruments (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stringed_instrument_tunings) lists both the domBra and also the domra (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domra) on whose (separate) page the 4-string tuning (and its similarity to violins and mandolins) is mentioned. 

It's a pity the domBra page makes no mention of the other instrument, even by way of clarification. Here in Russia, the domra is a popular instrument in schools - as it makes a starting point for the violin, for those who have the patrience and enthusiais :-))

When I was at the Pokrovsky Chamber Opera last year for their production of DSCH's THE NOSE,  I noticed that the fiddle players nobly put down their violins as marked in the score - but instead of picking up triangular balaklaikas (as Shostakovich marked), they all used domras instead. Only the purest of purists might quibble? 
6  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Re: Concerto for Dombra and Symphony orchestra by Savr Kataev on: October 23, 2018, 09:50:31 am
There are nomenclature issues with the dombra. While the Bashkir or Kalmykh dombras are three-string long-neck lutes - whose origins are probably in Turkic traditions - there is also a Ukrainian instrument (known as the dombra too) which is a four-string guitar-shaped instrument, strung (and tuned) like a violin.  In fact some uncharitable people have called the Ukranian dombra "a concert balalaika, for violinists to play".  When tuned like this, the dombra becomes a  kind of stand-in for a mandolin, and there are many players who play baroque mandolin concerti on it.
7  Little-known music of all eras / Notice of interesting concerts around the world / Re: Centenary of October Revolution Concerto on: October 13, 2018, 08:16:39 pm
For anyone within easy reach of Yakutsk, N Siberia :-)  Great to see such enterprising programming there :-)
8  Little-known music of all eras / Notice of interesting concerts around the world / Re: Russia's Symphonic Forum on: October 06, 2018, 09:22:03 pm
Perhaps it is worth mentoning that this is not an online forum or messageboard - but a formal conference taking place in
the Urals city of Ekaterinburg over 5th to 13th October 2018.
9  Various / Miscellany / Re: Warning to all Members on: October 04, 2018, 02:49:25 pm
I am sure all of the members here value the time and work spent by the Admin team on keeping the forum up and running successfully.  Thank you!
10  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Re: Links to videos of compositions by little-known composers on: October 04, 2018, 12:30:00 am
I am sure none of us joined this message-board to witness this sad charade. 

11  Various / Miscellany / Re: Warning to all Members on: October 03, 2018, 04:52:28 pm
Mr Grew (or whoever is actually lurking behind your login name)

You wandered off from this forum over a year, without making a single announcement or saying as much as goodbye

We have no idea if the individual now lurking behind your name is actually the former founder of this forum, or an imposter

Either way, you relinquished the Moderator function to others - apparently willingly, since you gave them the moderator passwords?

We haven't really missed you, and your mercurial management of these boards is not something we long to see restored, thank you.

As has been pointed out elsewhere, either you - or an indivivual masquerading as you - is encouraging (c)opyright infringement, and that's not something I can condone either.

I fear, King Lear, that having split up your kingdom on your own recognisances., you must learn to live with the results of your folly.
12  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Re: Links to videos of compositions by little-known composers on: October 02, 2018, 02:51:55 pm
Could we please have a clear statement as to who is/are now the moderators of this messageboard?
13  Little-known music of all eras / Notice of interesting concerts around the world / Re: Prokofev Festival on: September 14, 2018, 09:17:36 pm
Barely a 'festival'  - just all of their repertoire Prokofiev works being performed in one season.
14  Little-known music of all eras / Coming broadcasts and listen-later links / DIE TOTE STADT from Komische Oper Berlin - from 30th Sept 2018 on: September 12, 2018, 11:06:30 am
A special late-birthday present for me...  from 30th Sept ff, OPERAVISION will be streaming Korngold's very unsung opera DIE TOTE STADT

Details, cast, creative team, streaming link: http://operavision.eu/en/library/performances/operas/die-tote-stadt

Production is by star Brit director Robert Carsen - so the chances of a thoughtful production that respects the composer's intentions are good  Smiley
15  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Max von Schillings from CPO. on: September 03, 2018, 04:49:27 pm
I must have completely missed the original release: it is not quoted on my (admittedly rather old) catalogue of von Schilling's orchestral music.

If you look after the Schillings, the pounds will look after themselves Wink
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