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 on: October 09, 2018, 04:37:59 am 
Started by Toby Esterhase - Last post by Bosque Bill
Aminollah Hossein's ballet suite "Scheherazade" was included in a collection of Persian symphonic music issued on records by Colosseum in 1980 and reissued on CD in 2005. Terrific, atmospheric work of about 23 minutes. Have no idea if these are the same composer or work, though the composer to whom I refer died in 1983.

 on: October 08, 2018, 07:49:21 pm 
Started by guest54 - Last post by Latvian
Greg K wrote:
While the irrevocable nature of Sydney's "handover" of AMF administration to other members seems evident (even if not explicit), it was advisable that the eventual (rather inchoate) assumption of such authority and duties by Colin and Maris be formally validated by a change in the system password with Sydney's imprimatur AT THAT TIME (the new password being known only to the new administrators).

This not having been done has disastrously allowed the current impasse of discordant understandings and outraged emotions among the parties involved to threaten the forum's flourishing (if not continuance) in my judgment.

There seemed to be no need to change the password at the time of the handover. Sydney not only relinquished the administration of the forum but essentially tossed it in our laps, unbidden, and walked away.

No outraged emotions on my part, nor Colin's from what I've read so far. Sydney seems to be the only outraged voice here. Me, I'm tending more toward bemused disappointment at Sydney's absurd behavior. I find it sadly reminiscent of a certain well-known American politician who refuses to acknowledge past statements and actions even in the light of irrefutable documentation.

Sydney Grew wrote:
On 28th September, when I dismissed Dundonnell, I set a new simple password: just seven letters "s.....W"

This is an absurd statement. I don't know where he thinks he set this alleged password but no one has hacked anything. If Sydney "dismissed Dundonnell" as he claims and then set this new password then why didn't he effectively assume control of the forum at that time, rather than whine about hacking?

This foolishness has gone on long enough. So far, I haven't seen a single public post or private message indicating member support for Sydney's wild accusations, and his behavior has become an unwelcome distraction to members engaged in civil discussion and our shared passion for music. If Sydney has a valid case to make, let him make it now, calmly and clearly, with appropriate proof. Otherwise, the administration will consider more serious measures to put this matter to rest if he persists in violating forum rules and making unsupported accusations.

 on: October 08, 2018, 02:01:55 pm 
Started by Toby Esterhase - Last post by Toby Esterhase
This is a soundtrack but there is also a ballet from this composer.
Does anyone knows if these have same music?

 on: October 08, 2018, 01:57:57 pm 
Started by Toby Esterhase - Last post by Toby Esterhase

Konstantin Petrosyan is a composer? Performer?  Where is he from? When did he live? What is his style?  Please say something about this link.
Dear Christopher
Petrossian is an armenian composer (as you may deduce from name) of orchestral and jazz works

 on: October 08, 2018, 12:43:36 pm 
Started by Toby Esterhase - Last post by christopher

Konstantin Petrosyan is a composer? Performer?  Where is he from? When did he live? What is his style?  Please say something about this link.

 on: October 08, 2018, 08:36:39 am 
Started by dhibbard - Last post by Vandermolen
Thanks for this. I liked Symphony 20 in the very well packaged, albeit rather expensive, CD recorded in the initial post of this thread. No.20 is also available much less expensively on a fine Naxos CD. What we really need, I think, is a CD of Symphony 11 which some see has Ivanovs's masterpiece or at least one of them. There was an LP which never made it to CD.

 on: October 08, 2018, 05:25:27 am 
Started by guest54 - Last post by Greg K
Thank you very much, Paul !

Your observations are made the more telling and pointed based on your own personal experience of the damage done to record companies by the practice you describe. The increasing difficulties small record labels face in attempting to find the funding to record more "obscure" music are well-known and have been highlighted repeatedly on this forum.
These difficulties can only be made more acute if potential customers are "encouraged" to download for free  the cds which the companies have struggled to release.

Making somewhat ambiguous your argument here is the fact (noted on the forum previously) that Naxos of America have themselves posted on YouTube a voluminous number of their own distributed commercial recordings for easy access by interested consumers (in the US, for example, virtually the entire catalogue of Toccata Classics, - and other labels).

 on: October 08, 2018, 04:51:59 am 
Started by guest54 - Last post by Greg K
What does it mean to "own" a site such as AMF, and can such ownership be effectively distinguished from the function of "administering" or "managing" it?  Does Sydney have any possibly valid argument in contending that he never gave up ownership of AMF, but only allowed others to take over its administration, - an allowance he could subsequently revoke (as continuing owner) should he become displeased with the course taken?

 on: October 08, 2018, 02:16:58 am 
Started by the Administration - Last post by guest54
In reply 3 of the Franco A. thread, member Dundonnell, posing as administrator, writes:

"we have a policy [about record companies] on this forum"

That - if I may descend to a vulgarism - is utter tripe.

Our forum has never had such a policy;  It is a fabrication existing only in the member's own imagination.

The policy of our forum in this regard has been in existence for nine or ten years, and it is set out in the thread entitled "Just six rules" near the head of our home page.

Here is the policy of our forum:

1) No bad language or unpleasant subjects please;
2) No discussion of the personal characteristics or motives of fellow members - courtesy must come first;

3) Of course nothing illegal;

4) Contributors should in general attempt to keep to the subject of the thread in which they are posting - the idea is that each message will refer back to, and expand upon, what has already been said by others;

5) If disparaging remarks about the moral character of any musician (living or dead) are posted, a reference to some published authority should be cited as support and justification;

6) And no hawkers or canvassers thank you, it is an entirely unsuitable location.

If any one does not like our policy he or she is free to go elsewhere, and is indeed encouraged so to go.

S.G. - forum founder and owner.

 on: October 08, 2018, 01:37:46 am 
Started by guest54 - Last post by guest54
On 28th September, when I dismissed Dundonnell, I set a new simple password: just seven letters "s.....W"

That should still be in place. Only some hacker could have changed it. Who hacked it and why? No one has had the courage to come forward and admit doing it. And why is it being witheld from me?

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