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« on: April 20, 2016, 08:33:21 am »

https://www.youtube.com/results?sp=CAI%253D&search_query=james+stuart&page=1

Back in the last month with interesting mix of film music and radio broadcasts.
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2016, 12:17:21 pm »

Thanks for this. Coincidentally, one of my Google Alerts fired today showing me that he added Ragnar Solderlind's Symphony No. 4 to YouTube.

If there is any way to get in touch with Mr. Stuart, i wonder if there is a possibility that he might rip this concert to MP3 or FLAC, and share it with the members here?
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2016, 08:28:10 am »

The inimitable Mr Stuart has done it again!  Among recent additions are Derek Bourgeois' Symphonies 3, 5, and 8, a selection of John Veale orchestral works, including the premiere performance of the violin concerto, the premiere radio broadcast of Malcolm Williamson's fifth symphony, the premiere performance of Rubbra's symphony no 11, etc, etc.  While I haven't checked closely, I suspect (am sure, in fact) that at least some of these performances duplicate performances already available in our archive, but not all! (See the Bourgeois symphonies referenced above.)  Well worth checking out!

Brian
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2016, 11:12:06 am »

Thank for the info/link,BrianA! High time a cd label recorded one of his symphonies;the 'Wine Symphony' in particular,could be quite popular with music lovers,given a chance. Approacheable music,but not in the obvious way. What a great idea for a symphony. It's just waiting to be recorded. I seem to remember hearing it on the radio a few times back in the 80's. Can't believe it's still unrecorded;but sadly not exactly surprised! I thought the Philip Jones Brass ensemble (have I got their name right?) recorded an arrangement,though;or parts of it? Am I right,or wrong about this? I'm not usually into that kind of thing (Holst aside) but they were rather good weren't they? They seemed to get allot of attention for a while. I'd forgotten about them until now. I think they did 'Pictures at an Exhibition',too? I would look them up,but I don't want to be tempted into buying more cds. I've spent enough this month!! Shocked Sad Grin
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2016, 02:43:02 pm »

The inimitable Mr Stuart has done it again!  Among recent additions are Derek Bourgeois' Symphonies 3, 5, and 8, a selection of John Veale orchestral works, including the premiere performance of the violin concerto, the premiere radio broadcast of Malcolm Williamson's fifth symphony, the premiere performance of Rubbra's symphony no 11, etc, etc.  While I haven't checked closely, I suspect (am sure, in fact) that at least some of these performances duplicate performances already available in our archive, but not all! (See the Bourgeois symphonies referenced above.)  Well worth checking out!

Brian

What a super surprise Smiley It seems to be quite a long time since we had much in the way of "new" British music uploads and the YT additions are splendid-four Bourgeois symphonies (three from James Stuart-Nos.3, 5 and 8-and No.6 from another contrubuter), the Whettam Cello Concerto, two works by Alan Bush, Anthony Milner's Chamber Symphony, two works by John Veale-the Demos Variations and 'Kubla Khan').

Good way to start the weekend Grin
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2016, 04:37:57 pm »

@Dundonnell:

  ... and don't miss Veale's violin concerto - I've compared it with the Chandos recording,
Erich Gruenberg is at least as good as Lydia Mordkovitch, if not better.
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2016, 07:16:24 pm »

@Dundonnell:

  ... and don't miss Veale's violin concerto - I've compared it with the Chandos recording,
Erich Gruenberg is at least as good as Lydia Mordkovitch, if not better.

Thanks, yes...I had only listed the works completely new to me but there are other treasures amongst these new uploads Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2016, 07:54:40 pm »

Hmmmm......I am not sure that James Stuart has in fact posted the Symphony No.8 "The Mountains of Mallorca".

Derek Bourgeois's own catalogue of his music indiicates that the work is 73 minutes long. There is a version for wind band which has been recorded by the "Royal Symphonic Band of the Belgian Guides" but, again, Bourgeois says that this is 77 minutes long. What we have from James Stuart is 23 minutes in duration.

Anyone have any ideas Huh
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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2016, 08:20:10 pm »

Hmmmm......I am not sure that James Stuart has in fact posted the Symphony No.8 "The Mountains of Mallorca".

Derek Bourgeois's own catalogue of his music indiicates that the work is 73 minutes long. There is a version for wind band which has been recorded by the "Royal Symphonic Band of the Belgian Guides" but, again, Bourgeois says that this is 77 minutes long. What we have from James Stuart is 23 minutes in duration.

Anyone have any ideas Huh

The work identified as Symphony No. 8 is in fact Symphony No. 1.
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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2016, 10:36:02 pm »


The work identified as Symphony No. 8 is in fact Symphony No. 1.

Well that was quick!  Thanks so much for the correct identification!

Brian
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« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2016, 12:03:19 am »

Indeed! Thank you very much Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2016, 02:35:29 am »


The work identified as Symphony No. 8 is in fact Symphony No. 1.

On further consideration this raises another potentially vexing question: if the work itself has been misidentified, is it possible that the performers have also been misidentified?    Undecided

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« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2016, 03:55:32 pm »

My understanding is that only symphonies 1 through 7 have ever been performed in orchestral version.  I understand symphony no. 1 was only performed once.  The premiere performance where I assume this archival recording came from took place on St Cecilia’s day (November 21) 1961 by City of Birmingham Symphony, David Wilcocks.
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« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2016, 05:34:18 pm »

My understanding is that only symphonies 1 through 7 have ever been performed in orchestral version.  I understand symphony no. 1 was only performed once.  The premiere performance where I assume this archival recording came from took place on St Cecilia’s day (November 21) 1961 by City of Birmingham Symphony, David Wilcocks.

That sounds not only plausible but convincing.
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« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2016, 02:22:50 am »

More from James Stuart Smiley

Four pieces by Humphrey Searle completely new to me (Poem for 22 strings, Scena "Oxus" for high voice and orchestra, Highland Fling and Suite from the Opera "Hamlet")-not "big" works but they all add to our knowledge of this (sometimes) difficult but fine composer.

(I sometimes wonder why I am more "tolerant" or am certainly prepared to put in more effort with composers who have composed at least one or two works with which I am fully in sympathy Grin Searle and Iain Hamilton ae perfect examples. I adore Searle's First and Second Symphonies...........ergo I am more than ready to listen to the rest of his music and find it-at least-interesting.)

Plus Leonard Salzedo's Symphony No.2 (in a barely listenable-to recording) and what sounds like a good Viola Concerto by that same composer.

.........and some Dutch, Swedish and Estonian music too, I find-including Sixten Eckerberg's Symphony "Pastorale" which is actually not Beethoven's No. 6.....although I thought it was at first Grin
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