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« Reply #510 on: April 28, 2014, 07:52:15 pm »

Tubin's Kratt  (2CD set) ballet
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« Reply #511 on: April 29, 2014, 08:22:46 pm »

listening to this obscure but impressive Canadian piece which IMHO deserves top billing!!!

Bales,Gerald  - Essay for strings
CBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jean Beaudet.
http://www.musiccentre.ca/node/15128
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« Reply #512 on: June 26, 2014, 04:05:04 am »

Last night it was Daniel-Lesur choral music... Song of Songs, mass... Delicious!
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« Reply #513 on: June 27, 2014, 12:07:46 pm »

German Gypsy Suite
Bantock Fifine at the Fair
Bax November Woods
(I have bought a ridiculously cheap box of 6 DCs "Beecham British music" for the sake of the German and of some Delius owned-in the Beecham recordings- on vinyl).
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« Reply #514 on: June 27, 2014, 08:01:55 pm »

Aulis Sallinen - Kuningas lähtee Ranskaan
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« Reply #515 on: June 28, 2014, 05:09:18 am »

Klami - Symphonie enfantine..etc on BIS806  and other Klami CDs on Ondine and Finlandia
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« Reply #516 on: June 28, 2014, 05:37:58 am »

The Estonians love Uuno Klami since he served in the Estonian War of Independence in 1918 and was a volunteer to liberate Karelia s in 1919.   Seems like their adopted Finnish brother composer.  ERSO even did a cycle on Ondine.
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« Reply #517 on: June 28, 2014, 04:10:20 pm »

Daniel Muck's First Symphony.

Always interesting a 'new' composer, and one who wrote a symphony
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« Reply #518 on: June 29, 2014, 11:46:20 am »

Daniel Muck's First Symphony.

Always interesting a 'new' composer, and one who wrote a symphony

...and he's on YT. Thank you, Mr. E !
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« Reply #519 on: June 29, 2014, 03:12:17 pm »

Joseph Wölfl's Piano Concertos 1, 4, 5, 6, entirely pleasant, a bit beyond Mozart and not quite Beethoven but melodic and worked out all the way through.
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« Reply #520 on: July 07, 2014, 04:23:03 am »

Listening to the symphonies and concertos of Joseph Tal which are in abundance on YT.
At the risk of sounding too harsh, what I heard was mostly cacophony and a complete waste of time.
I could not endure listening to anything to its completion.
Am I missing something?
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« Reply #521 on: July 07, 2014, 07:50:22 am »

Listening to the symphonies and concertos of Joseph Tal which are in abundance on YT.
At the risk of sounding too harsh, what I heard was mostly cacophony and a complete waste of time.
I could not endure listening to anything to its completion.
Am I missing something?

There is a very good (and lengthy) article on Tal on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josef_Tal) which includes a section on the composer's relationship with listeners.

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Tal's attitude towards his music and his audience was inspired by the uncompromising approach[es] of Beethoven and Arnold Schönberg, two composers whom Tal particularly admired. He places high demands upon his listeners: his works are intense, dissonant and densely eventful, and cannot be fully comprehended in one hearing...
    —Jehoash Hirshberg
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« Reply #522 on: July 08, 2014, 02:34:20 pm »

Listening to the symphonies and concertos of Joseph Tal which are in abundance on YT.
At the risk of sounding too harsh, what I heard was mostly cacophony and a complete waste of time.
I could not endure listening to anything to its completion.
Am I missing something?

There is a very good (and lengthy) article on Tal on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josef_Tal) which includes a section on the composer's relationship with listeners.

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Tal's attitude towards his music and his audience was inspired by the uncompromising approach[es] of Beethoven and Arnold Schönberg, two composers whom Tal particularly admired. He places high demands upon his listeners: his works are intense, dissonant and densely eventful, and cannot be fully comprehended in one hearing...
    —Jehoash Hirshberg
Thanks for the additional info, it does help explain the intent of Tal's music. "cannot be fully comprehended in one hearing", I would add "or possibly one lifetime"..
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« Reply #523 on: July 10, 2014, 11:15:11 am »

Kaija Saariaho  - Opera 'Adriana Mater'

An opera with four players/singers on stage only. Not much action on stage. Highly dramatic though.
Kaija Saariaho is for me one of the most important composers of today.
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« Reply #524 on: July 10, 2014, 11:51:52 am »

Kaija Saariaho  - Opera 'Adriana Mater'

An opera with four players/singers on stage only. Not much action on stage. Highly dramatic though.
Kaija Saariaho is for me one of the most important composers of today.

Yes, some outstanding music from this composer. Just acquired the 'Maa' Ballet music...very innovative !
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