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« Reply #45 on: March 21, 2018, 01:25:13 am »

The clarification regarding Artur Lemba is certainly welcome. As I understand it Toccata Classics has not released and has no plans to release any Lemba.

So.......if we can return (at least sort of Grin ) to the topic of this thread Smiley:

I see from Toccata's website that a further disc of music by David Hackbridge Johnson is in preparation. The Liepaja Symphony Orchestra under Paul Mann recorded Two Elegies for strings and harp and two tone poems "Ziggurats" and "Aspens" last year and the composer implies that the disc will also include a new symphony to be recorded this year.

Toccata has a good history of getting new recordings onto disc very quickly so it should not be long before the William Wordsworth Symphonies Nos. 4 and 8 are with us Smiley

,,,,,and (properly back on topic Grin) I am very much interested in the new disc of music by the splendid Arnold Rosner: Five Ko-ans for orchestra, "Unravelling Dances" and "The Parable of the Law" for baritone and orchestra. Rosner's rich modality and the grandeur of his music has an especial appeal to my ears. This is a disc I shall certainly purchase very soon. Has anyone already bought it?
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« Reply #46 on: March 23, 2018, 01:50:28 am »

The Arnold Rosner orchestral music vol 2 is excellent.  You'll love it.  Exciting music, modal, RVW references a plenty.  5 Koans reminds me somewhat of John Foulds 3 mantras.  The music is very rich, with a quasi religioso feel.  I'm a fan of toccata.  I like very many of their releases of people I've never heard of and this one doesn't disappoint. 
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« Reply #47 on: March 23, 2018, 02:57:07 am »

Thank you for your comments. I appreciate the feedback and it certainly encourages me to buy the cd asap
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« Reply #48 on: March 28, 2018, 05:36:57 pm »

The Steve Elcock also has considerable merits!

It does but I continue to find the Symphony No.3 quite a hard nut to crack and I do think that Martin Anderson's assertion that "it has to be some of the best orchestral music written by a British composer in the past half-century" rather hyperbolic. The Festive Overture however is delightful- Waltonian exuberance at its best
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« Reply #49 on: April 04, 2018, 08:01:36 am »

The Steve Elcock also has considerable merits!

It does but I continue to find the Symphony No.3 quite a hard nut to crack and I do think that Martin Anderson's assertion that "it has to be some of the best orchestral music written by a British composer in the past half-century" rather hyperbolic. The Festive Overture however is delightful- Waltonian exuberance at its best
I agree with Colin here and was disappointed by the symphony. Robin Walker's music on a new Toccata release, which I have ordered, sounds more promising from the samples I have heard.
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« Reply #50 on: May 03, 2018, 09:40:56 pm »

The William Wordsworth cd is due for release on 1st June.

https://toccataclassics.com/product/william-wordsworth-orchestral-music-volume-one/
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« Reply #51 on: May 04, 2018, 01:20:17 am »

Toccata has emerged as one of my favorite record labels.  I love their mission, quality, and support their releases.  There are very few of their releases I regret owning.  Whatever their approach, it works for me.
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« Reply #52 on: May 05, 2018, 05:09:53 pm »

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and can be listened to in full on their website  Grin Grin
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« Reply #53 on: May 06, 2018, 02:45:35 pm »

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The William Wordsworth cd is due for release on 1st June.

and can be listened to in full on their website  Grin Grin

Which is incredibly generous of the company! Is it wise from a strictly commercial point of view? I don't know. Clearly Toccata think so.
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« Reply #54 on: May 06, 2018, 11:09:17 pm »

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and can be listened to in full on their website  Grin Grin

Which is incredibly generous of the company! Is it wise from a strictly commercial point of view? I don't know. Clearly Toccata think so.

Given that virtually the entire Toccata catalogue seems to be posted on YouTube (with or without their authorization I do not know) commercial considerations would be moot, don't you think?
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« Reply #55 on: May 07, 2018, 01:27:37 am »

I don't know.. personally, I'll listen to the work and then decide to order it, even after I've listened to it several times.  Its almost like you have invested the time listening to the recording, and then I end up ordering it from Amazon.
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« Reply #56 on: May 07, 2018, 11:49:22 am »

There is nothing like having the actual cd on your shelves and you get the booklet notes. Toccata deserve my money to encourage their enterprise.
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« Reply #57 on: May 07, 2018, 04:46:22 pm »

There is nothing like having the actual cd on your shelves and you get the booklet notes. Toccata deserve my money to encourage their enterprise.

I agree.  YouTube is no substitute for owning the CD's of music I'm drawn to, and (as you say) the labels need our support to continue their work.
Nonetheless, it's certainly most useful to hear things in advance for the sake of buying decisions, and I don't believe I've ever (a single time) searched
for a Toccata release on YouTube and not found it, so have to believe they're at least complicit in the arrangement.  In the long run, I purchase more
when not wary of making mistakes.
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« Reply #58 on: May 07, 2018, 10:24:10 pm »

There are, in fact, a great many Toccata recordings NOT on Youtube. The Cotter Nixon disks, most of the Charles O'Brien releases, Ferdinand Thieriot. Etc.
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« Reply #59 on: May 08, 2018, 02:21:08 am »

There are, in fact, a great many Toccata recordings NOT on Youtube. The Cotter Nixon disks, most of the Charles O'Brien releases, Ferdinand Thieriot. Etc.

You may be right, of course (I've not systematically gone through the Toccata catalogue and checked for every CD on YouTube, - just those that interest me), -  but I DO see both Volume 1 & Volume 2 of the Cotter Nixon Orchestral Works there.
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