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« Reply #45 on: February 25, 2013, 05:29:53 pm »

Ramans - a delightful, and huge (!) upload, thank you so much, Maris - am enjoying the 5th Symphony now...choral, so pretty sure to find favour here !
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« Reply #46 on: February 25, 2013, 06:21:09 pm »

You're welcome!
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« Reply #47 on: February 25, 2013, 09:04:53 pm »

Another excellent batch of uploads of music by a composer previously unknown to me! How marvelous Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #48 on: February 26, 2013, 02:33:07 am »

Oh, yes!  Ramans is VERY interesting!  Great uploads, Maris! THANKS!!!
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« Reply #49 on: February 27, 2013, 08:27:19 am »

Some annotations also from my side. Ramans is a very fine composer in my view, I already knew his symphonies and much enjoy them. Music that constantly finds its way to my CD player. Here are a few more details just to add some information to Maris' uploads.

Symphony No. 2: The four movements also have titles, namely
I. Thoughts
II. Work
III. Interlude
IV. Holiday

Symphony No. 6: actually, the third movement is marked Andante and the fourth Risoluto energico.

From all I know, this is still not Ramans' complete symphonic cycle, there should also be a Symphony No. 9. I'd be much interested in that one but I have very little hope a recording exists.

Furthermore, I once did some research to get the complete names of the flute players in case of the Music for String Orchestra and four Flutes (which appeared on LP together with the Fourth Symphony). These are: Vilnis Strautņš, Lilija Veilande-Štrāla, Lamonis Lazdiņš and Jānis Morics.

Hope this is of some interest.
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« Reply #50 on: February 27, 2013, 02:09:44 pm »

Thank you for the additional information, Holger!
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« Reply #51 on: February 28, 2013, 02:38:18 pm »

It's been brought to my attention that I uploaded the wrong file for Ramans' Symphony No. 1. So, I've deleted the existing file and uploaded the correct one. If you downloaded it prior to this morning, you should delete it and download the correct file.

Sorry for the confusion!
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« Reply #52 on: March 02, 2013, 05:17:22 pm »

It is indeed wonderful to have these two important groups of symphonies, liels paldies Māri!
I first heard of both composers when Frans C. Lemaire published his first book about composers from Russia and the former Soviet republics (Ed. Fayard), a very good survey by the way, even though it may not be the most technically accurate reference in musical terms. Until now, I had heard Grīnups's First, Sixth, Ninth and the sinfonia for strings. Indulis Suna has uploaded his own performances of some violin pieces by Grīnups on YouTube. As for Ramans, his Sixth is surprisingly imposing and gripping for those who only know Concerto leggiero and other pieces which one would almost classify as "crossover" nowadays.
Has Ramans's Ninth ever been performed and recorded?
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« Reply #53 on: March 02, 2013, 07:11:54 pm »

You're welcome, ttle!

Yes, I believe listeners who are only familiar with the Concerto leggiero and other lighter fare by Ramans will be quite surprised by works such as the 6th Symphony. It's interesting that there are so many Soviet-era Latvian composers who led musical "double lives," composing with equal proficiency and success in both serious and lighter music in all its varieties.

No, I don't know of any performance or recording of Ramans' 9th Symphony, unfortunately.

I'm not familiar with the Lemaire book. Thanks for mentioning it -- I'll have to look it up.

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« Reply #54 on: March 06, 2013, 01:52:12 pm »

His music is very scarce.
I had to piece it together and reedit it as it was shamefully split into 2 pieces ..

This broadcast:

Karlsons,Juri - Silver Veil. symphony pages
LNSO , Andris Vecumnieks
Latvian Radio 3 - Classics Thursday, 2009. OF 5. February

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http://www.latvijasradio.lv/program/3/2012/index.htm
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« Reply #55 on: March 07, 2013, 02:59:08 am »

Please be advised, the audio is not the best, but the slow section is really gorgeous..
Maybe not a masterpiece for all, but I love the piece.
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« Reply #56 on: March 20, 2013, 06:06:54 pm »

A substantial collection of the symphonic music of Latvian composer Juris Karlsons has just been uploaded, including a couple of works that were requested by others on the forum. Enjoy!
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« Reply #57 on: March 21, 2013, 06:53:34 am »

A substantial collection of the symphonic music of Latvian composer Juris Karlsons has just been uploaded, including a couple of works that were requested by others on the forum. Enjoy!
Kudos for The Karlsons..
Latvia's musical treasures amaze me!
here is another beauty I heard..

Karlsons, Juri - Music for Chamber Orchestra
Kremerata Baltica, Viesturs Jansons, Aldis Liepins
Latvian Radio 3 - Classical Wednesday, 2009, of 19 August
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« Reply #58 on: April 23, 2013, 03:06:56 am »

There's certainly a surfetit of symphonic cycles here on the Latvian music thread!

I'm going through the Kalnins cycle at the moment. Can anyone tell me what the texts in the 2nd & 4th movements of his 6th symphony are?

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« Reply #59 on: April 23, 2013, 05:10:20 am »

And another query.

Which od the Latvian composers symphonic cycles shall I tackle next after Kalnins (information: my favourite mid/late C20 symphonists are Vaughan Williams, Robert Simpson, Havergal Brian, Shostakovitch, David Diamond, Alan Petersson, David Matthews)
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