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Roger Sacheverell Coke, 1912-1972


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« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2016, 10:08:10 pm »

The CD is scheduled for release in summer 2017, but if the editing goes well it might be out sooner - but definitely not till next year. It will be part of the RPC series.
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« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2016, 12:35:11 am »

Thank you for the update,Grandenorm;and for your work in promoting Joseph Holbrooke,by the way! I look forward to this cd.
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« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2016, 09:12:01 am »

The CD is scheduled for release in summer 2017, but if the editing goes well it might be out sooner - but definitely not till next year. It will be part of the RPC series.

Up until volumes in the late 20s I was an avid collector of the RPC series but since then have probably only bought about 4 volumes.  However, based on what I have read about Sacheverell Coke, and listening to the little of his music available on You Tube, this is on my definite purchase list and I look forward to it being released.  I hope the music proves more attractive and persuasive than, for example, the Bowen Fourth or the Somervell Concerto and Variations both of which, for me, fell short of the high expectations I had based on reading about the works several years previously.
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« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2017, 02:07:44 pm »

I finally found the off air recording I made,of the Coke Piano concerto,on my pc. I made a cd-r of this last night,coupling it with a paid download I've had for ages,and not listened to,of the Conifer recording of Bridge's Phantasm. I had an idea it might be a suitable fill-up (albeit the Bridge is a little more than a fill-up!). I had a listen through some of it last night. Alas! It was time for bed!! Sad On this hearing,however,I have to say that,this time around,I DID enjoy what I was hearing! Coke's writing reminds me allot of those old Golden age Hollywood melodramas. And I don't mean that in a disparaging way! Hangover Square is one example that springs to mind,where the doomed,frustrated composer continues to perform his concerto even as a fire engulfs the concert hall around him. (The audience,and orchestra,very sensibly,fleeing the inferno around them). If you like slightly ott,no holds barred,late romantic piano concertos,or concertante style works,this strikes me as rather good fun. British Piano concertos tend to be a little staid in this respect (although there are exceptions;Bax's Winter Legends being one example) so something a little more heart on sleeve and unbuttoned,strikes me as a welcome diversion. Perhaps the only vital ingredient missing being that hummable tune that goes around in your head after you finish listening! I understand the Hyperion cd will be released before long. I think this will be a pre-order,as I will now want to hear the remainder!! Grin Smiley
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