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« Reply #90 on: January 20, 2017, 08:00:34 pm »

Hoddinott's 6th is my favourite amongst his symphonies-it has an atmosphere of mystery I find entrancing.

....and on the same Chandos disc is "Lanterne des Morts"-which has a similarly magical rich atmosphere.

As a busy Professor at University College, Cardiff Hoddinott composed mainly at night and this gives much of his music a nocturnal quality which some find oppressing or "grey". I will concede that he probably wrote too much and that there can be a certain sameness to some of his shorter works. But then "nocturnalism" is a description often applied to Bartolk's middle-period music. I happen to like that sound quality in both composers.
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