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« Reply #675 on: December 25, 2016, 05:31:15 pm »

The US premiere, live at Carnegie Hall, 25 September 1958 (a month after the composer's untimely demise), of Vaughan Willams' Ninth Symphony under Leopold Stokowski.
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« Reply #676 on: December 26, 2016, 05:30:57 pm »

Back to Classical Music Roll Eyes Grin Grin

John Veale's Symphony No.2-undoubtedly my discovery of 2016 Smiley

Brilliant, Bold, superbly orchestrated! A confident assertion of the tonal tradition composed in 1965 when Veale was being totally shunned by the modernist ascendancy. A symphony which bursts with the same sort of vitality, urgency and bounding self-confidence as the Walton 1st of 30 years before. A symphony fully worthy of standing alongside the best of William Alwyn or the first five symphonies of Malcolm Arnold. A symphony of such colour and brimming vitality that it makes Arnold Cooke (hehe!!) seem anaemic.
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« Reply #677 on: December 27, 2016, 10:52:42 am »

just arrived in the post... Langgaard's controversial Music of the Spheres....

Mmm...delightful;will go with that, then Joep Franssens 'Harmony of the Spheres'.     Any other contenders in this section ?

Johanna Beyer's Music of the spheres (1938)

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« Reply #678 on: December 27, 2016, 02:55:57 pm »

Ah...well - think perhaps will stick with the first two ! However, for 1938...extraordinary 'music' !
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« Reply #679 on: December 28, 2016, 02:00:26 am »

Langgaard Sym 1-16, couldn't sleep, then didn't want to until I was finished. Like No. 3 the best.
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« Reply #680 on: December 28, 2016, 03:16:33 pm »

getting lost in Langgaard's symphonies today...
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« Reply #681 on: December 29, 2016, 05:09:16 pm »

John Veale's Symphony No.2-undoubtedly my discovery of 2016 Smiley

Brilliant, Bold, superbly orchestrated! A confident assertion of the tonal tradition composed in 1965 when Veale was being totally shunned by the modernist ascendancy. A symphony which bursts with the same sort of vitality, urgency and bounding self-confidence as the Walton 1st of 30 years before. A symphony fully worthy of standing alongside the best of William Alwyn or the first five symphonies of Malcolm Arnold. A symphony of such colour and brimming vitality that it makes Arnold Cooke (hehe!!) seem anaemic.
My discovery of the year too. But happen to disagree about Cooke's temper; I find his First, especially, no less exciting (love its apparent 'undercooled' mood, as in all Cooke; very Low Saxon  Wink).
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« Reply #682 on: December 29, 2016, 07:22:46 pm »

Two days ago all of Rosenberg, yesterday all of Alfven, still wonder why I don't listen more often, devoured them in earlier times, Alfven No. 3--How could I let it lie so long? Tomorrow maybe Wiren?
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« Reply #683 on: December 29, 2016, 08:15:10 pm »

Two days ago all of Rosenberg, yesterday all of Alfven, still wonder why I don't listen more often, devoured them in earlier times, Alfven No. 3--How could I let it lie so long? Tomorrow maybe Wiren?

yes Alfven No 3..... forgot I did that last week.
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« Reply #684 on: December 30, 2016, 02:55:42 am »

John Veale's Symphony No.2-undoubtedly my discovery of 2016 Smiley

Brilliant, Bold, superbly orchestrated! A confident assertion of the tonal tradition composed in 1965 when Veale was being totally shunned by the modernist ascendancy. A symphony which bursts with the same sort of vitality, urgency and bounding self-confidence as the Walton 1st of 30 years before. A symphony fully worthy of standing alongside the best of William Alwyn or the first five symphonies of Malcolm Arnold. A symphony of such colour and brimming vitality that it makes Arnold Cooke (hehe!!) seem anaemic.
My discovery of the year too. But happen to disagree about Cooke's temper; I find his First, especially, no less exciting (love its apparent 'undercooled' mood, as in all Cooke; very Low Saxon  Wink).

There was just a bit of (very 'British'), "putting my tongue in my cheek" with the allusion to Arnold Cooke Grin (But let's not re-open that particular door Grin Grin)
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« Reply #685 on: December 30, 2016, 03:09:29 pm »

OK, got the Wiren, sorry to say not too memorable, then started on Atterberg, need to go back and listen again. Maybe I will move to Norway next starting with Saaverud, then it is time to hear Tubin again, then down the Baltic coast to Latvia and Ivanovs.
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« Reply #686 on: December 30, 2016, 04:01:17 pm »

still stuck in Denmark... its Han Christian Lumbye... then onto Paul Von Klenau's symphonies.. I think Lumbye's Champagne Galop is appropriate for New Year's Eve!!   Happy New Year everyone!
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« Reply #687 on: December 31, 2016, 08:37:21 am »

Moved to Denmark, too, Holmboe delicious.
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« Reply #688 on: December 31, 2016, 04:38:48 pm »

To celebrate a new year holiday to Malta, starting on Jan. 3rd, listening to Charles Camilleri - organ concerto, clarinet concerto, & accordion concerto.

Happy 2017 to everyone.
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« Reply #689 on: January 04, 2017, 03:15:51 pm »

todays list includes a rare item indeed  Franz Syberg's symphony and Louis Glass Sym no 3 on the CPO label.
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