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 on: August 17, 2019, 04:30:38 pm 
Started by M. Yaskovsky - Last post by relm1
I haven't heard of this composer before, but am enjoying this output so far.  Am on Symphony No. 2.  It is modern but very approachable.  No worse than late Shostakovitch but sometimes has Mahler quotes for some nice sense of catharsis.  Thanks for recommending this composer, I'm enjoying discovering him.

 on: August 17, 2019, 11:54:57 am 
Started by M. Yaskovsky - Last post by M. Yaskovsky
Available from September, 6

Heinz Winbeck (11 February 1946 – 26 March 2019)[1] was a German composer, conductor and academic teacher. He is known for five large-scale symphonies, which he programmatically subtitled, such as "Tu Solus" and "De Profundis". As a composition teacher in Würzburg, he shaped a generation of students.
Winbeck's First Symphony was premiered in 1984 at the Donaueschinger Tage für Neue Musik and recorded by WERGO, combined with Winbeck's second string quartet, with Dennis Russell Davies conducting the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken. Winbeck's Fifth Symphony "Jetzt und in der Stunde des Todes" (Now and in the hour of death) reflects sketches of Anton Bruckner's unfinished 9th Symphony. The work in three movements of about 55 minutes was played by the Bruckner Orchestra Linz, conducted by Dennis Russell Davies on 1 March 2010 at the Stift St. Florian. The same year Winbeck started a collaboration with the Landestheater Linz, which resulted in the ballet "Lebensstürme" (Storms of life).

 on: August 17, 2019, 01:46:59 am 
Started by SymphonicAddict - Last post by dhibbard
His symphony no 1 is here:

 on: August 17, 2019, 12:07:40 am 
Started by SymphonicAddict - Last post by SymphonicAddict
A friend of mine alerted me of a composer who curiously was born a day like today: the Norwegian Olav Kielland. More accurately it was his Sinfonia I (or Sinfonia No. 1), Op. 3 the work that he recommended me. I'm so glad he did it so. It's in a Nielsen-Langgaard-Holmboe-sounding field (the latter two are more related to the idiom of the piece from my view, though). It has some elements of Langgaard's 4th and 6th Symphonies, though this work is less episodic than those symphonies, and has the rawness and organic growth of Holmboe's stamp but without the rhytmic vitality of his style. At first hearing it sounds sober, and I think it has to do with its instrumentation (think of a Sibelius symphony, for example). I like the ostinato-like passages, they give some sense of urgency I find exciting. Pastoral, gray and quiet moments also permeate it, suggesting some Norwegian folk influences. A few of tempestuous climaxes appear in places. It's the kind of works that goes from dark to light. All is concentrated in 27 minutes. A very succinct and attractive piece.

I consider it a find of a significant importance, and it can be the best Norwegian symphony I've heard thus far. Kielland composed other 3 symphonies, so I urge to record labels to bring them to life!

Is there any other recording available of his music? Have his other symphonies been recorded?

 on: August 16, 2019, 07:30:26 am 
Started by savoir_faire - Last post by savoir_faire

good to see further outings on CD for the Holbrooke and Bridge, and a Holst premiere.

 on: August 16, 2019, 03:54:53 am 
Started by BrianA - Last post by dhibbard
Let me know if you find them... I'd like to hear them.  Wonder if they are available from Radio Finland?  (YLE Ylen Läntinen)  Radio Suomi?

 on: August 15, 2019, 07:45:59 am 
Started by BrianA - Last post by jonah
Definitely a composer worth exploring. The Music Finland website ( 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.

 on: August 15, 2019, 05:58:53 am 
Started by JimL - Last post by JimL
But where is the old download?

 on: August 15, 2019, 02:34:27 am 
Started by dhibbard - Last post by dhibbard

 on: August 15, 2019, 01:40:13 am 
Started by BrianA - Last post by BrianA
Me as well Dave.  I also have a downloaded performance of the third.  I only discovered in the past couple of days that Pohjola has since composed an additional two symphonies, one of which seems to be quite recent (2019).


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