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1  Preliminaries / Greetings / Re: Hello, music fellows! on: June 11, 2019, 05:58:55 pm
Great!  Welcome to this community!  We are badly in need of civiliased dicussion about a range of music that goes beyond tthe parochial  Smiley  So please, post away! 
2  Little-known music of all eras / Books about composers and their music / Re: Surprised by Beauty on: June 11, 2019, 05:56:47 pm
I am entirely in favour of amicable discussion.
3  Little-known music of all eras / Books about composers and their music / Re: Surprised by Beauty on: June 10, 2019, 10:36:40 pm

Prone as you are to making dogmatic statements without any justification, why not elaborate what you have against this individual?

Try keeping a civil tongue in your head, We don;t have to tolerate your behaviour here, and you are heading for a ban..
4  Little-known music of all eras / Books about composers and their music / Re: Surprised by Beauty on: June 09, 2019, 05:52:31 pm
has anyone purchased this one?

Certainly not, considering who the author is - a persistent internet troll.
5  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Re: Vladislav Kladnitsky (1932-2015) on: June 09, 2019, 05:28:09 pm
The Russian version of Wikipedia has thisКладницкий,_Владислав_Иванович

Which is hardly very full at all, but might help you along the way?  Wink
6  Little-known music of all eras / Rare scores / Re: Russian Composer Chernov, Mikhail, Mikhaĭlovich (1879 - ) on: May 12, 2019, 01:05:19 am
There is no information about his symphonies being recorded on that page. for sure.  But the Russian version of Wikipedia is even less reliable than its English-language counterpart, so there could still be an outside chance that recordings exist, somewhere?   

Personally I am more intrigued by the idea of early-20th Russian operettas....  but sadly Wikipedia doesn't even give their titles, let alone any deeper detail Sad   I wonder if they were ever performed, and if so, where and when?  One imagines SPb  (since he was living and working there), but perhaps in other cities in the Russian Empire or the USSR?   He certainly made an adept leap from posh societiy musical comedies to writing the Komsomol Anthem... so he knew which side his bread was buttered Wink  But who can blame him?
7  Little-known music of all eras / Rare scores / Re: Russian Composer Chernov, Mikhail, Mikhaĭlovich (1879 - ) on: May 11, 2019, 09:10:12 pm
His biography is available in Russian on the Russian 'side' of WikipediaЧернов,_Михаил_Михайлович

If anyone badly needs it, I can knock out a quick English tranlation of that page. In essence, his biography was study at the Physics & Maths faculty of SPbniv until 1903.  Subseqently studied composition and orchestration at the SPb Conservatoire with RImsky-Korsakov and Lyadov.  From 1910 until his death in 1938 he himself taught the same two topics at the SPb Conservatoire (where his pupils included Mravinsky).

His output appears to have covered a number of gences, including 3 symphonies, piano music, and a number of comic operas and operettas, along with incidental music for theatre productions. He also composed the music for the Anthem of the Young Communists (Komsomol) in 1928.
8  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Organ Music from Ukraine on: April 28, 2019, 01:24:05 pm
The soloists may be Russian - but the repertoire is French and German (Karg-Elerg, Debussy, Saint-Saens).  Although I don't know who Gilman (No 10) was  Wink
9  Little-known music of all eras / Notice of interesting concerts around the world / Re: BBC SSO/Martyn Brabbins in Stravinsky, Turnage,Shostakovich, April 25th 2019 on: April 26, 2019, 06:27:17 pm
Thanks for the heads-up about this YouTube relay - which I would otherwise have missed!

I am enjoying the Martland tribute at the moment - with the DSCH still to come.

It's a pity you missed the Glasgow FIERY ANGEL last year - those who were there said it captured the full intensity of that astonishing score.
10  Various / Miscellany / Re: Marmite on: April 23, 2019, 07:29:13 pm
Vegemite tastes very much more salty than Marmite, to me - not something I can cite in its favour.  On the other hand, one can simply spread it thinner?  Problem solved!  Wink
11  Various / Miscellany / Re: Marmite on: April 22, 2019, 09:35:37 pm
I admit to being a life-long Marmite fan.  However, now that it is owned by Unilever, it comes under the list of EU-produced items which are banned from import into Russia.  There could be some hope from Brexit - if Britain is no longer an EU nation, then Marmite - made, I believe, in the UK, but 'owned' by Unilever in the EU - ought to come off the list of goods which Russians may not purchase (or even arrange to have delivered).  Of course, other goodies (such as marmalade, and the huge range of UK-produced cheeses) would also come off the banned list.

Meantime, Vegemite - produced outside the EU, in Australia - remains avalable here in Moscow, and I am reduced to having to eat it - while the 'real thing' is not on sale. Being a lifelong vegetarian,, Marmite is not only a tasty toast topping, but also an essential part of my diet (Vitamin B12 - no naturally-occurring vegetarian food sources for it).  Of course, it was this viatmin component that lay behind the product's original introduction, I believe? 

Hopefully Sunday's  departure of the UK's darling Presiident Porkyshenko in Kiev will see the EU blockade of Crimea lifted quite shortly - and with it, Russia's 'mirror' ban on EU products.  Smiley  Welcome news for people living in Lugansk and Donetsk, too!! 
12  Little-known music of all eras / New recordings / Re: Weinberg (Vainberg) on: April 19, 2019, 10:17:21 pm
Note that the performers get higher billing than the composer. Roll Eyes

What else would you expect? 

Coming soon - Mirga conducts the Massed Military Bands of NATO Forcces  (repertoire - immaterial)
13  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Re: Dimitry Yavtuhovich's "Aivazosvky at Feodosia" on: April 15, 2019, 02:04:16 pm
Thank you very much for this music  :-)

Aivazovsky was the Crimean Turner - his seascapes are held in high esteem.

14  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Re: remus platen youtube channel on: April 03, 2019, 06:24:57 pm
A woefully underrated composer. Toccata Classics are recording all of his piano concertos.

Good to hear!  If only his executors would ease-up on their excessive Performing Rights demands, his music might be heard more often  (as I frequently mention here).
15  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Re: remus platen youtube channel on: April 03, 2019, 03:16:51 pm
Thank you for this suggestion!  There are, indeed, many recordings ofrare piano concertos of the 20th century. I was very happy to find Krenek's PC No 2 there  Smiley
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