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1  MUSIC OF ALL ERAS / Commercial recordings (vintage, new and forthcoming) / Re: Maliszewski Symphonic Works on: July 28, 2021, 08:00:21 pm
Sadly, I may have mispoken, Lionel.  It is in fact listed for a price of C$37.08 (not a bad price btw), but I see it's also listed as "temporarily out of stock", a euphesism for all sorts of dubious reasons for nan-availability on  I'll keep you informed.
2  MUSIC OF ALL ERAS / Commercial recordings (vintage, new and forthcoming) / Re: Maliszewski Symphonic Works on: July 28, 2021, 12:11:21 pm
It's currently advertised as physically available on  Not sure about .com or
3  MUSIC OF ALL ERAS / General musical discussion / Re: What are you currently listening to? on: July 20, 2021, 12:01:01 pm
I don't join in this thread very often but I felt moved to say that I'm currently into Holmboe's Symphony no 4, Sinfonia Sacra.  I don't always find it easy to get into Holmboe but he frequently rewards the effort.  This is a great piece.  I guarantee you that the fourth movement (Gloria in excelsis Deo) will get your blood flowing a little bit quicker.
4  MEMBERS' CORNER / Members' wish lists & requests / Aaron Jay Kernis: Symphony of Meditations (Symphony no. 3) on: February 26, 2021, 06:20:14 am
Has anybody have access to on online/uploadable/downloadable performance of the above?

Thanks in advance!

5  MEMBERS' CORNER / Members' wish lists & requests / Re: Valentin Silvestrov: Symphony no 9 on: February 24, 2021, 11:39:59 pm
Just so y'all don't think I'm making this up  Grin :

There it is: Symphony no. 9 (2019).

Of course we all know that even on a good day wikipedia is not necessarily to be accepted uncritically.  But it's something.

I may have come across a secon reference but if so I no longer remember exactly where.

6  MEMBERS' CORNER / Members' wish lists & requests / Valentin Silvestrov: Symphony no 9 on: February 21, 2021, 09:39:10 am
I recently discovered, more or less by accident, that Silvestrov apparently completed a ninth symphony in 2019.  Does anybody know anything else about this event?  And of course the inevitable question: is there an uploadable version of this work floating around out there?

Many thanks!

7  MEMBERS' CORNER / Miscellany / Re: Solitary listening - a disappointment or a blessing? on: February 20, 2021, 01:30:37 am
I grew up in a modestly musical family (Salvation Army types) but classical music had to await my own discovery in my mid teens.  The first piece of music I heard that struck me as being a thing of beauty in itself was Tchaikovsky's Waltz of the Flowers.  In my younger days I had an almost evangelical fervor towards music and did my best to share it with those around me in the belief that it would add something to their lives in the as it had mine.  I became progressively aware of several things: for starters whatever it was that unlocked my heart and head to the joy of classical music it was something that (very, very) few of my friends possessed.  But more fundamentally, nobody really cared anyhow.  So like you, Albion, if by a slightly different path, the pleasures of music have become a somewhat solitary pursuit for me.  Which, by and large, is fine with me. 
8  MUSIC OF ALL ERAS / Individual composers / Re: Frederic Cowen (1852-1935) on: January 20, 2021, 02:56:54 am
Alas, I fear that any performances scheduled for the 2020 EMF have very probably been put on the back-burner indefinitely. Possibly the 2021 as-yet-unpublished programme will follow suit.


However, I have been in contact with the conductor John Andrews who is very keen to pursue recordings of both Cowen and Mackenzie with Dutton and the BBC CO...


As good as it might be to manage a live performance obviously the recording is what I truly desire.

9  MUSIC OF ALL ERAS / Individual composers / Re: Frederic Cowen (1852-1935) on: January 19, 2021, 11:47:17 pm
I presume the projected performance of the symphony no 4 for May 2020 did not go ahead due to COVID.  Does anybody know if there are any concrete plans to ressurect the planned performance if/when things ever get back to some semblance of normal?

10  MUSIC OF ALL ERAS / Commercial recordings (vintage, new and forthcoming) / Re: Alexander Mosolov: Symphony No. 5 & Harp Concerto on: November 01, 2020, 05:53:53 am
I once, in a moment of uncharacteristic largesse, made a (small) donation to Tocatta.  Small or not, it made me bolid enough to suggest to Martin that either a Peiko or a Bunin symphonic cycle would be an undertaking I would be most eager to support.  I never heard anything further on either suggestion.   Sad

And I have to say, Holger, that now that you've made me aware of the existence of Mosolov's "Antireligious Symphony" I feel an overwhelming desire to hear it.   Grin

11  MUSIC OF ALL ERAS / Commercial recordings (vintage, new and forthcoming) / Re: Imants Kalnins - 7 symphonies and more on: October 22, 2020, 12:02:36 pm
Now this is an exciting release.  For me I only wish they could have releases the new recordings singly since I already have 4, 5, and 7, so acquisition of the new release will involve a fair bit of duplicatiom for me.  But it will be worth it.

With the passing of Rautavaara Kalnins is the most likely candidate for the title of "Favourite Living Composer".

Oh wait, that could be Silvestrov instead/as well...

But at any rate, I really enjoy Kalnins music.

12  MUSIC OF ALL ERAS / General musical discussion / Re: Many 'obscure' works uploaded onto on: August 12, 2020, 11:37:41 pm
ApIvor Symphony (no 2 IIRC).

13  MUSIC OF ALL ERAS / Commercial recordings (vintage, new and forthcoming) / Re: Hyperion Romantic Piano Concertos series - next issue Rubbra and Bliss on: March 27, 2020, 03:27:00 am
But the series is not BRITISH Romantic PCs is it?  I would think there's potentially still lots of ground to cover.
14  MUSIC OF ALL ERAS / General musical discussion / Sergei Slonimsky: RIP 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.
15  MUSIC OF ALL ERAS / General musical discussion / Re: Does anyone know more about projection mapping techniques? on: October 19, 2019, 12:51:26 pm
Even a spammer can at least try to be a little more on topic.   Grin
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