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Title: Sergei Slonimsky: RIP
Post by: BrianA on February 28, 2020, 06:01:11 am
https://slippedisc.com/2020/02/death-of-a-rebel-soviet-composer-88/

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.


Title: Re: Sergei Slonimsky: RIP
Post by: Gauk 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.


Title: Re: Sergei Slonimsky: RIP
Post by: M. Yaskovsky on July 23, 2020, 02:34:51 pm
Some of his compositions are on the Northern Flowers label:
https://www.europadisc.co.uk/classical/148051/Leningrad_Symphonies_Vol.2:_Tsytovich_and_Slonimsky.htm
https://www.europadisc.co.uk/classical/148050/Leningrad_Ballet_Music:_Archimnadritov,_Slonimsky,_Okunev.htm
https://www.europadisc.co.uk/classical/145739/Leningrad_Chamber_Concertos:_Slonimsky,_Tzitovich,_Grinblat,_Rogalev.htm
https://www.europadisc.co.uk/classical/142654/Leningrad_Symphonies:_Yevlakhov,_Falik,_Slonimsky.htm


Title: Re: Sergei Slonimsky: RIP
Post by: relm1 on July 23, 2020, 02:51:11 pm
Some of his compositions are on the Northern Flowers label:
https://www.europadisc.co.uk/classical/148051/Leningrad_Symphonies_Vol.2:_Tsytovich_and_Slonimsky.htm
https://www.europadisc.co.uk/classical/148050/Leningrad_Ballet_Music:_Archimnadritov,_Slonimsky,_Okunev.htm
https://www.europadisc.co.uk/classical/145739/Leningrad_Chamber_Concertos:_Slonimsky,_Tzitovich,_Grinblat,_Rogalev.htm
https://www.europadisc.co.uk/classical/142654/Leningrad_Symphonies:_Yevlakhov,_Falik,_Slonimsky.htm

and this:
https://www.europadisc.co.uk/classical/136135/Sergey_Slonimsky_-_Symphony_no.2,_A_Voice_from_the_Chorus_(Cantata).htm

Plus there are tons of his symphonies on youtube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBLbcyXnm7E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnXqs2NmaR4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMp3JB75eao
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IWkuKO4RHI


Title: Re: Sergei Slonimsky: RIP
Post by: maxbe on July 28, 2020, 01:14:21 pm
One of my favorite contemporary composers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvryolGa19A


Title: Re: Sergei Slonimsky: RIP
Post by: Jolly Roger on March 16, 2021, 09:01:14 am
As Saint Saens said,"I produce music like an apple tree produces apples".
This extremely gifted man produced music like a hundred apple trees. I never heard a piece I didn't like and every piece was an original.
A great loss, not sure what his last numbered symphony but perhaps somewhere around 32?


Title: Re: Sergei Slonimsky: RIP
Post by: relm1 on March 16, 2021, 02:54:01 pm
As Saint Saens said,"I produce music like an apple tree produces apples".
This extremely gifted man produced music like a hundred apple trees. I never heard a piece I didn't like and every piece was an original.
A great loss, not sure what his last numbered symphony but perhaps somewhere around 32?

According to the link in OP, Slonimsky leaves 8 operas, 34 symphonies and a warehouse full of chamber music.


Title: Re: Sergei Slonimsky: RIP
Post by: maxbe on March 24, 2021, 12:04:38 pm
REBEL SOVIET was a great composer. It is a big loss of the Music industry.