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Sir Michael Tippett's Symphony in B flat


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« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2016, 12:22:55 am »

Just a whisker after the 1930s, since you ask! Hope that helps!

Cor!  Must be Geoffrey Burgon!
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« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2016, 02:43:39 am »

Just a whisker after the 1930s, since you ask! Hope that helps!

Cor!  Must be Geoffrey Burgon!

Sadly, Geoffrey Burgon died in 2010. So....not him.

I am not terribly knowledgeable about modern British composers who are not symphonists. As I am deducing that this may be a composer whose idiom became much more "advanced" as he got older I doubt very much whether I shall be able to identify him.......certainly without more clues Roll Eyes
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« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2016, 04:54:11 am »

Just a whisker after the 1930s, since you ask! Hope that helps!

Cor!  Must be Geoffrey Burgon!

Sadly, Geoffrey Burgon died in 2010. So....not him.

I am not terribly knowledgeable about modern British composers who are not symphonists. As I am deducing that this may be a composer whose idiom became much more "advanced" as he got older I doubt very much whether I shall be able to identify him.......certainly without more clues Roll Eyes
Well, put it this way - not only did this composer write no more symphonies, he also wrote nothing more in B flat (at least as far as I know)...
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« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2016, 01:56:21 pm »

.......and that is a CLUE Huh Huh Roll Eyes

Alistair.....I give up Embarrassed
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« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2016, 02:14:17 pm »

Tired of this.
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« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2016, 02:16:01 pm »

.......and that is a CLUE Huh Huh Roll Eyes

Alistaur.....I give up Embarrassed
You make me sound like a prehistoric creature (which I'm not quite - yet...)

Well, it was at least something of a clue. I'll give you another one; his surname is rather longer than that of most other English composers born in the 1940s that spring to mind. That ought to give it away!
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« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2016, 02:16:48 pm »

Tired of this.
I'd not realised that you were involved in it!
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« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2016, 02:57:08 pm »

Brian Ferneyhough Huh

It MUST be Ferneyhough. He composed an Adagissimo for string quartet for Tippett's 80th birthday!!  .....and he has a BEARD!!

He wrote a Symphony in B flat Huh Huh Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

.........yep!! Written when he was 16.

I doubt that I have ever heard a note of Ferneyhough's music Roll Eyes

.....oh well-I got there in the end Grin
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« Reply #23 on: November 29, 2016, 04:58:48 pm »

Brian Ferneyhough Huh

It MUST be Ferneyhough. He composed an Adagissimo for string quartet for Tippett's 80th birthday!!  .....and he has a BEARD!!

He wrote a Symphony in B flat Huh Huh Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

.........yep!! Written when he was 16.

I doubt that I have ever heard a note of Ferneyhough's music Roll Eyes

.....oh well-I got there in the end Grin
You are indeed correct! I doubt that any of us will ever hear it, though!

Never mind, we will at last be able to hear Tippett's Symphony in B flat, of which he seemed quite proud for some time before the poor reception of its score might have contributed to his ultimate disavowal of it; that should prove interesting at the very least.
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« Reply #24 on: November 29, 2016, 06:06:51 pm »

A shame!

I have heard some of Ferneyhough's music, and find it, let's say, invigorating. A thing I have noticed is that when anything by Ferneyhough is on a concert programme, there seems to be a dedicated claque in attendance, who applaud very loudly. I am suspicious that this is a statement along the lines of, "Look at me, I'm clever enough to appreciate this".
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« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2016, 06:09:21 pm »

A shame!

I have heard some of Ferneyhough's music, and find it, let's say, invigorating. A thing I have noticed is that when anything by Ferneyhough is on a concert programme, there seems to be a dedicated claque in attendance, who applaud very loudly. I am suspicious that this is a statement along the lines of, "Look at me, I'm clever enough to appreciate this".
There appears arguably to be the risk of such a danger with the performance of certain music and it is an unfortunate as it is unwelcome and serves to contribute towards a sense of divisiveness at the very least.
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« Reply #26 on: November 30, 2016, 12:14:56 am »

Can we call this one Tippett's Symphony No.0?

Like Bruckner Huh (And yes I do know that the Study Symphony in F minor is sometimes referred to as the Symphony No. 00).

I am not sure how far Tippett would value the comparison Huh But maybe he would.
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« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2017, 03:03:23 am »

So, 2017 nearly over and this symphony has not yet been broadcast.

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« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2017, 02:08:13 pm »

So, 2017 nearly over and this symphony has not yet been broadcast.

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It is being given its first performance in Glasgow on Thursday 1st February 2018 by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under Martyn Brabbins. I am planning to attend Smiley I presume that the concert will be broadcast. The recording should be made around the same time. When it is issued is of course anyone's guess!
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« Reply #29 on: November 28, 2017, 08:02:52 pm »

Good to have a date!

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