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 on: June 16, 2019, 06:58:14 am 
Started by Dundonnell - Last post by Holger
There already is an excellent recording of the Reizenstein PC 2 available on Dutton Epoch, released in 2011, with Victor Sangiorgio (piano) and Martin Yates conducting the RSNO. It is coupled with the PC 2 of Stanley Bates.

On the other hand, this recording is already out of print (though only released in 2011!), which is a problem with many Dutton releases these discs are no longer available far too early. Of course, there is the possibility of getting the CD as a download via Amazon, qobuz or so, but I actually want the original CD, and at present it seems it is almost impossible to get hold of a copy (at least for a reasonable price). In this sense, the new CPO disc will be welcome.

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 on: June 15, 2019, 11:32:15 pm 
Started by Dundonnell - Last post by Grandenorm
There already is an excellent recording of the Reizenstein PC 2 available on Dutton Epoch, released in 2011, with Victor Sangiorgio (piano) and Martin Yates conducting the RSNO. It is coupled with the PC 2 of Stanley Bates.

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 on: June 15, 2019, 09:38:14 pm 
Started by Dundonnell - Last post by M. Yaskovsky
A recording of Reizenstein piano concerto nr.2 is underway on cpo records. Due out in Germany end of june 2019

 24 
 on: June 15, 2019, 02:23:13 pm 
Started by Dundonnell - Last post by Vandermolen
I was not intending to criticize or even question Dundonnell's original post, and I was satisfied with his reply to my question. He clearly expressed his opinion and offered up his personally chosen list. It's his list. If someone else wants to make a different list, well, do it.

As to whether or not the concertos listed deserve to be commercially recorded, that's a matter of personal opinion. Obviously, Dundonnell believes they do. As to whether labels would consider the investment commercially sound, that's another issue entirely.

I'm not as expert as Dundonnell, of course, but I've heard some of the concertos listed, and I've heard other works by most of the composers. I liked a few of the concertos well enough to listen more than once. Others I disliked intensely and am not happy that Dundonnell reminded me that I wasted hours of my life listening to them.  Undecided

Would I actually buy CDs of any of these concertos? Would anyone other than a completist buy CDs of any of these concertos? Of course, those questions have ZERO relevance to Dundonnell's original post. He would. What is there to argue about?







Oh, I'd buy any concerto by Bate, Josephs, Jacob or Leighton. Also why is Jacob's very engaging Concerto for Two Pianos not on CD? It was on LP however. One of the great 'missing' CDs along with Gruner Hegge's recording of Klaus Egge's terrific First Symphony, Sir Edward Downes's recording of Bax's Third Symphony, Janis Ivanovs's 11th Symphony (possibly his finest one) and Richard Rodney Bennett's wonderfully atmospheric score for 'Nicholas and Alexandra'.

 25 
 on: June 12, 2019, 04:59:33 pm 
Started by Grandenorm - Last post by Clambert
I'm afraid I'm somewhat underwhelmed by the new CPO disc, but I have to say I think that's more than a little down to the performances, which strike me as not much more than rather tepid runs-through;  for example, listen to how much more carefully Vernon Handley shaped and phrased The Birds of Rhiannon, whereas in this reading it rather just meanders along...Music with such a tendency to prolixity such as Holbrookes - the first movement of Ships being a case in point - really needs the acute ear and sensitivity of a Beecham: what a shame he never recorded any. (I once saw Howard Griffiths described by a famously dyspeptic US reviewer as a "routinier", and took great objection to the term, but I now wonder; this is music that needs much more than simply beating time....)

Having said which, I do hope someone (else) finally records The Bells one day - a splendid piece right up with the best of his work, but which definitely needs a razor-sharp performance from all involved...

 26 
 on: June 12, 2019, 04:44:41 pm 
Started by patmos.beje - Last post by Dundonnell
Wonderful news! Now that almost all his orchestral music is recorded (some of it more than once), it's great to see the choral and even operatic music finding its way to us. Maybe The Critic will be available before I'm too old to hear it.

You might be interested to know which purely orchestral music Stanford composed which has NOT been recorded:

1881:      Serenade for orchestra in G major, op.18: 25 minutes   *
1895:      Suite of Ancient Dances for orchestra, op.58: 15 minutes    *
1903:      Four Irish Dances for orchestra, op.89
1908:      Installation March for military band, op.108
1917-18: An Irish Concertino for Violin, Cello and Orchestra, op.161: 19 minutes  *
1921:      Variations for Violin and Orchestra, op.180

 27 
 on: June 12, 2019, 02:06:21 pm 
Started by patmos.beje - Last post by jimfin
Wonderful news! Now that almost all his orchestral music is recorded (some of it more than once), it's great to see the choral and even operatic music finding its way to us. Maybe The Critic will be available before I'm too old to hear it.

 28 
 on: June 12, 2019, 05:37:01 am 
Started by SymphonicAddict - Last post by dhibbard
welcome !!! 

 29 
 on: June 11, 2019, 08:06:13 pm 
Started by SymphonicAddict - Last post by JimL
Welcome!

 30 
 on: June 11, 2019, 05:58:55 pm 
Started by SymphonicAddict - Last post by Neil McGowan
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! 

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