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46  ARCHIVED TOPICS / In-depth discussion of selected compositions / A 5 minute gem from 1970 on: June 01, 2015, 07:02:24 pm
https://www.sendspace.com/file/crxzxc

This is an anthem written by a friend of mine. The recording (rather "old" I'm afraid) is by the choir of Kings College Cambridge.

I thought that it might interest Sydney Grew.
47  MUSIC OF ALL ERAS / General musical discussion / Re: Passacaglias on: May 13, 2015, 08:10:27 pm
Seconded! I Prefer Hamelin myself.

Nice to try and bash through as well: a bit of a free piano lesson thanks to all the fingering.
48  MUSIC OF ALL ERAS / General musical discussion / Re: Passacaglias on: May 13, 2015, 08:06:45 am
I believe Godowsky wrote a passacaglia for piano based on the unharmonized opening passage in the Schubert Unfinished Symphony. That always sounded intriguing, but I haven't heard or played it.

Here it is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9S1wTuRdgw
49  MUSIC OF ALL ERAS / General musical discussion / Re: Passacaglias on: May 01, 2015, 11:41:26 pm
The important word is "suitable" of course. Not just any theme will do!
50  MUSIC OF ALL ERAS / General musical discussion / Re: Passacaglias on: May 01, 2015, 08:32:11 am
Bearing in mind Godowsky's Passacaglia on the opening theme of Schubert's Unfinished, one wonders if there are other well-known themes that would be suitable for that kind of treatment. Any suggestions?
51  MEMBERS' CORNER / Members' wish lists & requests / Re: Mátyás Seiber on: April 07, 2015, 04:50:41 pm
Sorry about that.

Try this.

https://www.sendspace.com/file/pfjx95

Hopefully that worked?
52  MEMBERS' CORNER / Members' wish lists & requests / Re: Mátyás Seiber on: April 06, 2015, 05:30:25 pm
Sorry about that.

Try this.

https://www.sendspace.com/file/pfjx95
53  MEMBERS' CORNER / Members' wish lists & requests / Re: Mátyás Seiber on: April 06, 2015, 12:32:34 pm
Indeed a fine composer! Here's the Fantasia Concertante.

https://www.sendspace.com/file/atyy4w
54  MUSIC OF ALL ERAS / General musical discussion / Re: Music inspired by the mountains on: April 06, 2015, 11:10:53 am
In the other hand, from Denmark we have Rued Langgaard's 1st Symphony "Mountain Pastorals" . . .
55  MUSIC OF ALL ERAS / Coming broadcasts and listen-later links / Re: Mankell and Nystroem - Piano Concertos on: April 04, 2015, 05:42:13 pm
Thanks for that! The Mankell piano concerto used to be on youtube and I have to say I found it bizarrely diffuse in comparison to the admirable CDs of solo piano music performed by Anna Christensson. The youtube concerto performance was by someone else (I'm pretty certain) so it would be of interest if anyone can report on Ms Christensson's account.
56  MUSIC OF ALL ERAS / General musical discussion / Re: Music inspired by the mountains on: April 03, 2015, 01:28:42 pm
Has nobody mentioned Charles Ives?  Not just because of From the Steeples and Mountains, but also because of the many references to mountains in the descriptions or "programmes" of his works. "Mountains" would appear to be a significant image to those composers associated with the American pioneer tradition - not just Ives but Ruggles (Men and Mountains) and Dane Rudhyar (Granites) and tangentially  Cowell (The Snows of Fujiyama).

Nearer home (at least my home) is Cornelius Cardew'sMountain top music from Paragraph 5 of The Great Learning.
57  MUSIC OF ALL ERAS / Commercial recordings (vintage, new and forthcoming) / Re: ...and More Matyas Seiber! on: March 08, 2015, 07:51:14 pm
The CD of string quartets recorded by the Edinburgh Quartet: recommended?
58  ARCHIVED TOPICS / Contexts and settings / Re: Time, Forward! on: March 03, 2015, 06:39:11 pm
Many thanks for all the info, Neil!
59  ARCHIVED TOPICS / Contexts and settings / Re: Time, Forward! on: March 02, 2015, 06:06:21 pm
Mind you, if there's "reams of this kind of material", I wouldn't mind being pointed to more - if it's anywhere near as good as that Muradeli example. But perhaps it's his best piece?

The motor is running in 4th gear throughout most of Prokofiev's THE FIERY ANGEL Smiley)   Performances in Dusseldorf throughout May and June, and a different production in Berlin throughout the autumn Smiley

Speaking of Prokofiev, I've recently discovered that the 1960s recording of Cantata for the 20th anniversary of the October Revolution op 74, conducted by Kondrashin, is on Youtube. It's incomplete of course (no musical settings of Stalin) but is a notably more vigorous and admirable performance than the complete version conducted by Rozhdestvensky in the 1990s.

Here's the opening - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYeqnDOhPqY

I don't know much about Kondrashin, but I'd previously noted that his recording of Prefatory Action (Scriabin/Nemtin) is much more striking than that of Ashkenazy. Are there other Kondrashin recordings which could be considered top-of-the-pile? His opening of Mahler 6 must be one of the fastest . . .
60  MEMBERS' CORNER / Members' own compositions, performances & productions / Re: Adventures in Multitrack on: February 14, 2015, 09:21:17 am
Indeed, thanks for posting these! Not the kind of stuff I'd often listen to but The Hanging Man was certainly refreshing. Interesting that you've carefully considered the tuning systems.
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