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Your Discovery of the Year


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« Reply #150 on: April 12, 2016, 08:50:52 pm »

Gentlemen

And Ladies?
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« Reply #151 on: April 12, 2016, 10:26:59 pm »

My discovery of the year, a negative one, even the very greatest composers sometimes make bad artistic mistakes: Holmboe, Requiem for Nietszche... seriously, don't bother, or if you do, don't read the translation of the libretto.
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« Reply #152 on: April 12, 2016, 10:29:52 pm »

Peter Maxwell-Davies's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra on Sony BMG (A. Prévin/I. Stern). An old recording but what a find!
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« Reply #153 on: April 12, 2016, 11:06:50 pm »

Wonderful lyrical
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« Reply #154 on: April 13, 2016, 12:14:16 pm »

It's only April! Maybe this thread should be relaunched as "discovery of the month".
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« Reply #155 on: July 02, 2016, 05:08:17 pm »

Gentlemen,

Dovgan - Symphony No. 3, 1992
Kalnins I. - Symphony No. 7, 2016
Jaroch - Symphony No. 2, 1958-60
Balakauskas - Symphony No. 2, 1979
Zhvanetskaya - Piano Concerto
Rivilis - Bourdons, Two Poems for Orchestra, 1984
Rivilis - Symphonic Dances, 1969
Paladi - Piano Concerto, 1989
Kleiberg - Symphony No. 1, 'The Bell Reef', 1997
Kolodub Z. - Piano Concerto, 1971
Pavlova - Symphony No. 6, 2008
Hofman - Musica Concertante, 1993
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« Reply #156 on: July 03, 2016, 01:10:49 am »

A good music cd from a famous novelist

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« Reply #157 on: July 03, 2016, 03:49:41 am »

That's a pretty Trumpian hair style, is it not?
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« Reply #158 on: July 03, 2016, 12:44:38 pm »

I enjoyed 'discovering' Sacheverell Coke;and the fact that he was allot more interesting than York Bowen......imho please note! You've had your time in the sun Bowen fans,now it's time for some Coke (and not that kind,I should point out!)! :o ;D
I also enjoyed listening to some of Gounod's other operas. Mireille and The Bleeding Nun (language please! ;D) La Nonne Sanglante. And I mean enjoyed! I thought the latter was one of the best Cpo opera rediscoveries. A bit of a pity about that slightly nasal sounding tenor;but his singing has an earnest quality and conviction and the overall performance is very good indeed! Great cover photo too!! :o ;D
I also bought the Lyrita set of Tippett's The Midsummer Marriage. I had some battered old ex-lib Lp's of this once,which I bought s/h from a market stall. It didn't do much for me at the time. (Actually,it was probably the scartchy old Lps) I only bought it this time,bcause I was trying to think of another English opera to add to my collection. Anyway,I put the cd set on and suddenly I was hooked on Tippett. I ended up buying the Chandos and Decca sets of the symphonies,the Hyperion set of the Piano Concerto and Piano Sonatas,A Child of our Time,various orchestral works. Phew!! ::) ;D I also went out on a Mozart,Richard Strauss opera binge! The shelves are groaning. And so am I..........at the expense!! (And Richard Strauss operas?!!! What's happening to me?!!! :o ;D)
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« Reply #159 on: July 13, 2016, 10:43:46 am »

John Veale's Symphony 2 on Dutton rates highly as does Kabalevsky Piano Concerto No.1 (Chandos).
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« Reply #160 on: July 14, 2016, 08:05:23 pm »

A perhaps minor, but nevertheless sincere, discovery for me is the music of Eivind Groven (1901-77). Both his First 'Innover viddene' (1938) and Second 'Midnattstimen' (1946) symphonies are fine, introspective and somewhat dreamy works without the great dramatic gesture of those by his contemporary Saeverud, but I enjoy them very much. Just like his later 'Norwegian dances', Symfoniske slåttar No. 1, Op. 43 (1956) and Faldafeykir No. 2, Op. 53 (1965).

Am now waiting for an older Aurora CD, with his setting of the Draumkvædet (Op. 51, 1963) for choir and orchestra, to arrive.

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« Reply #161 on: July 22, 2016, 12:59:06 am »

Great addiction
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« Reply #162 on: July 22, 2016, 08:46:52 am »

Great addiction
All seven composers are rather unknown - at least to me. What do you think are the most interesting pieces in this collection? [BTW strange typo in 'Palaestina']
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… music is not only an `entertainment’, nor a mere luxury, but a necessity of the spiritual if not of the physical life, an opening of those magic casements through which we can catch a glimpse of that country where ultimate reality will be found.  RVW, 1948
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« Reply #163 on: July 23, 2016, 02:02:02 am »

Great addiction
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All seven composers are rather unknown - at least to me. What do you think are the most interesting pieces in this collection? [BTW strange typo in 'Palaestina']

Dear Christo
Spratley together Gregson and Derek Bourgeois is a well known composer of brass music.IMHO here could be Ketelbey's exoticism echoes
Gareth Glyn was in Naxos cd of Welsh music heavily influenced from folk music.
David Lyon's Piano Concerto is a conservative work like this:

Anthony Hedges is a quite established composer of "light music" with various recording on Naxos and Asv
Bryan Kelly was a Gordon Jacob's student IMHO influenced from him.

Best
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« Reply #164 on: July 29, 2016, 03:56:52 pm »

In april, Autoharp, asked "what about women composers". I never replied.
I am a little ashamed that I forgot to mention Johanna Doderer.
With her compositions she made a great impression on me.
Her two symphonies, 2 violin concertos and a piano concerto, I love very much.


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