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Your Discovery of the Year


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« Reply #165 on: July 29, 2016, 03:56:52 pm »

In april, Autoharp, asked "what about women composers". I never replied.
I am a little ashamed that I forgot to mention Johanna Doderer.
With her compositions she made a great impression on me.
Her two symphonies, 2 violin concertos and a piano concerto, I love very much.


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« Reply #166 on: August 12, 2016, 09:57:50 am »

Veale: Symphony 2
Rootham: Symphony 2

The Veale is a powerful work showing, I think, some influence of Shostakovich. The Rootham completed in his final days and the last part dictated to his friend Patrick Hadley has the most unbearably moving final pages - a beautiful work and unsurprisingly quite different to his energetic and tuneful First Symphony.
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« Reply #167 on: August 12, 2016, 03:51:52 pm »

Veale: Symphony 2
Rootham: Symphony 2

The Veale is a powerful work showing, I think, some influence of Shostakovich. The Rootham completed in his final days and the last part dictated to his friend Patrick Hadley has the most unbearably moving final pages - a beautiful work and unsurprisingly quite different to his energetic and tuneful First Symphony.

Have you read the thread I started about the Veale No2, Jeffrey?

Not for the first time Grin it looks as if we are in complete agreement!
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« Reply #168 on: August 26, 2016, 11:28:01 am »

Veale: Symphony 2
Rootham: Symphony 2

The Veale is a powerful work showing, I think, some influence of Shostakovich. The Rootham completed in his final days and the last part dictated to his friend Patrick Hadley has the most unbearably moving final pages - a beautiful work and unsurprisingly quite different to his energetic and tuneful First Symphony.
I came to appreciate the Veale 2 just as highly as you do; big surprise of course.  Cool Many thanks for alerting me again to the new Rootham. I must confess that Rootham 1 didn't make as big an impression on me than it did on you - in an earlier phase of your life, if I'm not mistaken  Smiley - but it's certainly music that I can love unconditionally and I'll try the Second ASAP.
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… music is not only an `entertainment’, nor a mere luxury, but a necessity of the spiritual if not of the physical life, an opening of those magic casements through which we can catch a glimpse of that country where ultimate reality will be found.  RVW, 1948
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« Reply #169 on: August 26, 2016, 11:28:48 am »

Great addiction
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All seven composers are rather unknown - at least to me. What do you think are the most interesting pieces in this collection? [BTW strange typo in 'Palaestina']

Dear Christo
Spratley together Gregson and Derek Bourgeois is a well known composer of brass music.IMHO here could be Ketelbey's exoticism echoes
Gareth Glyn was in Naxos cd of Welsh music heavily influenced from folk music.
David Lyon's Piano Concerto is a conservative work like this:

Anthony Hedges is a quite established composer of "light music" with various recording on Naxos and Asv
Bryan Kelly was a Gordon Jacob's student IMHO influenced from him.

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Great to learn and great to hear, many thanks!  Smiley
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« Reply #170 on: October 20, 2016, 10:37:39 pm »

I've misjudged his work:
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« Reply #171 on: November 29, 2016, 01:02:37 am »

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« Reply #172 on: December 29, 2016, 08:45:17 pm »

It's probably cheating to name a radio station as my 'discovery' of the year - and I'm afraid for American colleagues, & probably a few others besides, Q2 radio from WQXR New York isn't that amazing at all.
But for an ignorant Brit, it's the best constant 'contemporary' station I've encountered.....unless of course anyone knows better ?

http://www.wqxr.org/#!/series/q2/

Happy New Year listening to all !
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« Reply #173 on: January 09, 2017, 02:50:53 pm »

The 8 symphonies by Miroslav Kabelac on Supraphon
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« Reply #174 on: January 14, 2017, 07:18:49 pm »

The symphonic music of Norwegian Eivind Groven (1901-1977), especially: 
   Symphony No. 1, Op. 26: Innover viddene ('Towards the Mountains') (1938, rev. 1951)
   Symphony No. 2, Op. 34: Midnattstimen ('The midnight hour') (1946)
   Symfoniske slåttar  No. 1, Op. 43 (1956)
   Faldafeykir No. 2 (Symfoniske slåttar No. 2), Op. 53 (1965)
   Draumkvædet (for soloists, choir and orchestra) Op. 51 (1963)

Not the 'greatest' composer that I know, but one that I highly enjoy for his melodious and imaginative writing (not dissimilar to Geir Tveitt in times).
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« Reply #175 on: January 15, 2017, 10:02:20 pm »

Groven was also known for his experiments in perfect tuning. He even had built a perfectly tuned organ for his home in Oslo, I was there for a concert in the late 70ies. I like the BIS CD of the symphonies a lot, you should try the BIS CD of von Koch symphonies, I find a lot of similarities.
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« Reply #177 on: February 13, 2017, 03:38:28 pm »

Groven was also known for his experiments in perfect tuning. He even had built a perfectly tuned organ for his home in Oslo, I was there for a concert in the late 70ies. I like the BIS CD of the symphonies a lot, you should try the BIS CD of von Koch symphonies, I find a lot of similarities.
Great to learn about your personal experiences with Groven! Also many thanks for the tip, Erland von Koch is on my radar since long, but I hesitated to buy the symphonies. Will oblige now.  Smiley
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« Reply #178 on: March 05, 2017, 11:51:38 am »


Have this one; do you like it?
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« Reply #179 on: March 26, 2017, 03:04:34 pm »

His flamboyant piano concerto would deserve a new performance
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