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« on: November 23, 2016, 06:54:18 pm »

thought we had started this a while back... oh well.. its the Holidays here in the US and I've got several recordings of Nystroem ready on the CD player with my new headphones.... Smiley    I have the BIS Malmo Symphony set and one from Swedish Society and Caprice and Musica Sveciae.....

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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2016, 01:08:09 am »

Def Leppard - Pyromania and then High and Dry...in my car anyway. Awfully loud. So loud one neighbour at a traffic light rolled up his windows......though people at least a car away can feel the bass of the drum.

Now I'm not listening to anything, except a police siren off in the distance.

You did ask.
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2016, 09:22:55 pm »

today... some of the Sterling CD series on Swiss Romantic composers...Hermann and Huber....
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2016, 07:58:00 am »

I'm starting a programme of listening to all the Rubbra symphonies in sequence. It's not something I can do often, as they have such a profound emotional effect on me, I need time to recover. It occurs to me that possibly the reason his music has such an impact is the pervasively contrapuntal nature of the writing. Something like the first movement of #1 - it's loud, vigorous and dramatic, but there is polyphony right the way through which ratchets up the intensity.
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2016, 11:57:12 pm »

Asger Hamerik: The Symphonies, Requiem  an excellent collection if you don't have them in your CD collection yet.
A 4 CD collection of the complete symphonies.... Hamerik works are very pleasant and make a great addition to your collection.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002QEXBQS/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_12?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A10ZG70N54A9ZQ
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2016, 11:04:06 am »

Yes - nice idea for a thread, this; works very well on other fora.

Following Mr. Dave's Danish lead:

John Frandsen - Requiem (Da Capo - http://www.dacapo-records.dk/en/recording-john-frandsen-requiem.aspx)
Jesper Koch - Violin Concerto 'Arcadia Lost'
(His Cello Concerto's also on YT, which I didn't realise till this a.m., so that will come next !)
Niels Viggo Bentzon - Symphony no. 12 'Tunis'
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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2016, 10:12:01 pm »

We've been listening to a live relay of LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK from the Staatsoper Munich, conducted by Kirill Petrenko, with Anja Kampe in the title role.
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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2016, 08:20:46 am »

On my recent flight from New York to Bombay (Mumbai), I listened to Alistair Hinton's String Quintet. Thanks, Alistair, for composing such an amazing work.
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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2016, 08:27:28 am »

On my recent flight from New York to Bombay (Mumbai), I listened to Alistair Hinton's String Quintet. Thanks, Alistair, for composing such an amazing work.
You really are most kind indeed; thank you very much!

I consider myself fortunate that the piece is served by a wonderfully lifelike recording and fabulous performances from all the artists involved.
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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2016, 03:07:20 pm »

served up on today's menu is Ludolf Nielsen Symphony no 1 on the Dacapo label  and Hamerik Sym #6 with Gade's Novelletters on the CPO label. 

After that its a little Swiss with Othmar Schoeck's Sommernacht on the Musiques Suisses label.
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« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2016, 09:02:07 am »

Mmm...cold, wintry day in my holiday hotel, so maybe join Mr. Dave in Schoek's Sommernacht; then some more summery music -
Erkki Melartin - Symphony no. 4 'Summer Symphony'
Otto Ketting - Summer Moon 
Maciej Malecki - Cantata 'Spring, Summer' (found on C-M-O)
Georg Haas - Traum in des Sommersnacht

Hope it's warmer where you are....and if not,maybe one of these (or a better one of your own) will do the trick !
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« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2016, 02:48:15 pm »

today's menu is a little Danish (ham) with Carl Nielsen's poems and overtures topped with some Swiss (cheese) of Fritz Brun Symphony no 1.   Ham and cheese...should be yummy!
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« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2016, 05:25:55 pm »

(I'm starting a programme of listening to all the Rubbra symphonies in sequence. )

Funnily enough I've just done exactly the same thing, after listening to them piecemeal for years. One result, which I hadn't at all anticipated, was that I was left feeling that quite a few of them are too short (!) - in the sense that in the middle symphonies in particular I don't feel Rubbra always allows himself time to develop individual movements as fully as they deserve, which is not something that had struck me before? (Mind, the same can't be said of No 9, which I continue to find impenetrable, but then I am almost allergic to religious music!) And the final symphony - though I've played it half a dozen times - also eludes me, as though it's just too cryptic to decode. But what a superb body of work, and how criminal that it's so neglected. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be anyone on the horizon who shows any sign of taking up Rubbra's cause...

Inspired by this marathon, I then did the same with the Malcolm Arnold nine - that's a VERY different emotional journey, and ends in a very different place...
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« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2016, 03:23:53 pm »

on todays menu is Heinrich von Herzogenberg's Symphonies no 1 and no 2 with a little of Poul Schierbeck Symphony (1921).
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« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2016, 06:53:40 pm »

plus a new CD that came in the post.... Volkmar Andreae's Symphony in C major  on the Guild label.
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