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« on: November 09, 2011, 10:14:41 am »

Thanks for the Kabalevsky examples, I enjoyed listening to those Smiley  And for the Denisov, which I didn't know at all.

Khrennikov could occasionally get the motor running, although he consciously avoid the kind of "mechanism" that I think we're looking for?  Although it's a bit of a slow burn, the last movt of Symphony No 2 gets going for a while Smiley



Khrennikov has been cast as a kind of "official ogre" in the West - but research indicates that perhaps he was using his influence with the Party to intervene in individual cases?  Perhaps we should not automatically write him off, anyhow..   there's decent music amongst his sometimes variable output.

This 1-hour French documentary about classical music during Stalin's time is worth watching if you speak Russian - sadly they've severely missed a trick by not subtitling the contributions by Rostro, Schedrin & Co Sad Or Khrennikov digging himself in deeper at 46:30 Sad Or Rostro explaining Khrennikov at 47:00  And a famous bit of "motoring" going on at 26:30 ff

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