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Eshpai Symphony No.6 "Liturgical" + 8


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« on: May 13, 2017, 11:41:01 pm »

Just wanted to know what the words to this Symphony (No.6) were, I assume we have plenty of Russian speakers here. (The Good Music Guide discussion board didn't offer any help).

Might as well also cross post a note I just put up at that site about the 8th Symphony:

"I've just realised that the theme that begins the 8th Symphony, and which also occurs, or variants of it do, in his other works, is very similar to the main theme of Tapiola.

Eshpai makes his theme a bit more liturgical-sounding, but I think it has the same function, viz signifying the forests and the natural world generally.

I guess most probably this is a conscious reference by Eshpai, less likely I suppose is the notion that it might be a common Ugric melodic motif, descending into both Mari and Finnish folkmusic and used unconsciously by both composers!"
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