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 11 
 on: July 29, 2020, 10:25:37 pm 
Started by gabriel - Last post by gabriel
I am not a regular part of the forums due to a certain slowness in expressing my opinions in English, although I read with interest the valuable contributions of the participants.
I included the reference to Graham Whettam in the Daniel Jones thread because there were several allusions to other composers: Eugene Goossens, William Mathias, Stanley Bate, Morfydd Owen, Roger Sacheverell Coke, Joseph Holbrooke, Havergal Brian, Grace Williams, Bernard Van Dieren, David Matthews, CV Stanford, Arnold Bax, William Alwyn, Malcolm Arnold, John Gardner, Peter Maxwell Davies and many others (including non-English like Raff and Atterberg)

I must confess that Jonah's response in a certain sense paralyzed me, and I didn't even feel like republishing my contribution in a new thread. However, I can even understand Jonah's attitude from the perspective of his enthusiasm for a composer who well deserves it.
Greg K's last message seemed wonderful to me in his understanding of the creative act and the fluidity of the exchanges. Paradoxically, perhaps it is a good preamble to the issue raised in my message about repression, freedom and discrimination. (Please, it´s only a joke!!)
I hope my English has been acceptable. Here is my former message, in the right place:

I don't know if you agree with me, but I really like Graham Whettam, from whom I just heard an old radio version of his Sinfonia Dramatica on YouTube.
It is surprising that Dutton and some other companies are recording works of lesser interest from other composers, and there are no new versions of his neglected works (I am not, of course, unaware of the two wonderful Redcliffe albums, whose recordings are four decades old, or more).
I wonder if this "discrimination" - like the one Alan Bush once suffered - does not respond to ideological reasons. Which, if true, would disappoint me greatly about England.


 12 
 on: July 29, 2020, 07:27:40 pm 
Started by savoir_faire - Last post by Greg K
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.

Yes, I agree Gabriel's post about Graham Whettam was a bit "ad hoc", - but "frustrating"?   Sometimes you make a mental association, as in that moment Gabriel thinking about Daniel Jones led his mind to Graham Whettam via some neural networking mechanism, and he then just quite spontaneously articulated the thought that was provoked.  On a deeper level, that's how creativity happens, and more superficially, - conversation.  Tangents are a quite normal and sometimes even delightful phenomenon when observed in recognizably informal mediums like this one, and any "errant" expressions generally (and gently) re-directed back to their original take-off point by simply continuing on with the centralizing topic, rather than called out directly for censure.

 13 
 on: July 29, 2020, 03:09:59 pm 
Started by savoir_faire - Last post by jonah
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.

 14 
 on: July 29, 2020, 07:34:59 am 
Started by savoir_faire - Last post by Greg K
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.

Our new moderator.

Do we really need one?

When the action here is so slow and often in a coma, are OT posts truly such an offense?

Let's be pleased with anything that might get our hearts beating.

 15 
 on: July 28, 2020, 01:14:21 pm 
Started by BrianA - Last post by maxbe
One of my favorite contemporary composers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvryolGa19A

 16 
 on: July 28, 2020, 01:14:10 pm 
Started by britishcomposer - Last post by TashminaArtists
Hi - in case you weren't aware/missed these Radio 3 programmes on Sat morning and Sun evening (and thought you would be interested):

https://tashmina.co.uk/news/theyre-all-played-with-a-sense-of-conviction-that-these-are-real-gems/



 

 17 
 on: July 27, 2020, 12:38:23 pm 
Started by savoir_faire - Last post by jonah
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.

 18 
 on: July 26, 2020, 12:36:53 am 
Started by savoir_faire - Last post by gabriel
Please, sorry for my mistake: Yes, Graham Whettam.

 19 
 on: July 26, 2020, 12:18:17 am 
Started by savoir_faire - Last post by Greg K
You mean Graham Whettam, right?

 20 
 on: July 25, 2020, 11:51:14 pm 
Started by savoir_faire - Last post by gabriel
I don't know if you agree with me, but I really like Graham Whetton, from whom I just heard an old radio version of his Sinfonia Dramatica on YouTube.
It is surprising that Dutton and some other companies are recording works of lesser interest from other composers, and there are no new versions of his neglected works (I am not, of course, unaware of the two wonderful Redcliffe albums, whose recordings are four decades old, or more).
I wonder if this "discrimination" - like the one Alan Bush once suffered - does not respond to ideological reasons. Which, if true, would disappoint me greatly about England.

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