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Kevin Puts - Symphony No. 2 and Rivers Rush from Cabrillo Festival (2002, 2003)


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« on: June 13, 2018, 03:01:18 pm »

I found this on the Cabrillo Festival website which regularly performs Kevin Puts' music and find this performance of Symphony No. 2 (Marin Alsop/Cabrillo Festival Orchestra) more intense and raw than the same conductor with the Peabody Orchestra on Naxos.

http://cabrillomusic.org/kevin-puts-work-samples/

I was in the audience for this recorded performance and at around twelve minutes in we were entirely spellbound by the gradually unfolding cacophony that culminated with these devastating crunches in the pedal bass trombone register which you could feel hit you like a concussion grenade.  Listen to this music very loud so it approximates the live experience where the chaotic moments are truly terrifying and the still moments mesmerizing.  Unfortunately, these recordings are MP3 so lose some frequencies and presence that is truly in the music.
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2018, 12:50:40 pm »

This Symphony (Naxos) has been one of the discoveries of the year for me.
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2018, 07:39:07 pm »

I totally agree A magnificent and moving symphony!
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2018, 07:35:29 pm »

I totally agree A magnificent and moving symphony!

I've been playing the CD again today - it is very moving. I'm glad that you like it as well Colin.
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2018, 01:07:19 am »

I totally agree A magnificent and moving symphony!

I've been playing the CD again today - it is very moving. I'm glad that you like it as well Colin.
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This composer is fantastic.  I haven't heard anything I didn't love of his.  His chamber music is excellent as well as his large scale symphonies and operas.  He deserves all the success he's received and is also a very kind man.  His latest orchestral work is an orchestral song cycle with Renee Fleming.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwopera/article/Renee-Fleming-to-Sing-Premiere-of-Kevin-Puts-New-Song-Cycle-LETTERS-FROM-GEORGIA-20160726
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2018, 09:02:35 am »

I totally agree A magnificent and moving symphony!

I've been playing the CD again today - it is very moving. I'm glad that you like it as well Colin.
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This composer is fantastic.  I haven't heard anything I didn't love of his.  His chamber music is excellent as well as his large scale symphonies and operas.  He deserves all the success he's received and is also a very kind man.  His latest orchestral work is an orchestral song cycle with Renee Fleming.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwopera/article/Renee-Fleming-to-Sing-Premiere-of-Kevin-Puts-New-Song-Cycle-LETTERS-FROM-GEORGIA-20160726

How interesting and nice to know. Thank you. I know that the 4th Symphony is on CD but is there anything particular that you'd recommend? When I play the Second Symphony on Naxos I tend to always end up repeating it and, therefore, I've hardly gone on to 'River's Rush' or the Flute Concerto yet!
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