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Sergei Slonimsky: RIP

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Author Topic: Sergei Slonimsky: RIP  (Read 196 times)
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« on: February 28, 2020, 06:01:11 am »

One of my favourite of contemporary composers, and by any standard a most impressive symphonist.  A great loss, although on the other hand, at 88 he made a reasonable go of it.
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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2020, 10:06:38 pm »

This didn't make the news at all - sorry to hear it.

Story about him - many years ago, his opera on Mary Queen of Scots was performed in Edinburgh. It included a crowd scene where John Knox is preaching to a large congregation from the steps of his house. At the end of the scene, Knox crosses himself and the crowd follows suit. The entire audience collapsed in laughter, and the poor Russian opera company wondered what on earth was wrong.
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2020, 02:34:51 pm »

Some of his compositions are on the Northern Flowers label:,_Slonimsky,_Okunev.htm,_Tzitovich,_Grinblat,_Rogalev.htm,_Falik,_Slonimsky.htm
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2020, 02:51:11 pm »

and this:,_A_Voice_from_the_Chorus_(Cantata).htm

Plus there are tons of his symphonies on youtube.

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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2020, 01:14:21 pm »

One of my favorite contemporary composers
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