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« Reply #600 on: October 24, 2021, 02:17:59 pm »

I have tamed the volume of the world premiere performance of Arnold's enigmatic 9th Symphony (given by Charles Groves in 1992) and re-uploaded the file. I am unsure about this work, sometimes I find it deeply moving and sometimes I regret that Arnold wrote it as his swansong to symphonism given his previous brilliance in construction and orchestration - but he clearly felt a need to express something of his gratitude to Anthony Day. It has divided opinion and will no doubt continue to do so.

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« Reply #601 on: November 22, 2021, 05:20:52 pm »

As members know the BIMA contains composers from other nations who made their home and career in Britain, so I've added the following long-deleted recordings to the archive:

Malcolm Williamson

The Display, ballet suite (1964)<>
Sydney SO/ John Hopkins (World Record Club LP S/5264, 1973)

Sinfonietta (1965, revised 1975)<>
Melbourne SO/ Yuval Zaliouk (RCA LP VRL 1-0192, 1978)


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« Reply #602 on: November 28, 2021, 07:51:26 pm »

Many thanks to PJ for the following broadcasts of music by Susan Spain-Dunk which are now in the archive:

The Kentish Downs (1926)
BBC SSO/ Stephen Bell (br. 26/11/2021)

Kentonia (1928)
BBC SSO/ Stephen Bell (br. 25/11/2021)

The Farmer’s Boy (1929)
BBC SSO/ Stephen Bell (br. 25/11/2021)

Two Scottish Pieces (1937)
BBC SSO/ Stephen Bell (br. 25/11/2021)

Malaya (1958)
BBC SSO/ Stephen Bell (br. 26/11/2021)


For reasons of space, I have converted these to MP3 files.

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« Reply #603 on: December 27, 2021, 01:00:10 am »

My apologies, Albion, but I don't understand what it means that the links to the works of Susan Spain-Dunk and M. Williamson have been added to the archive. Thank you, and happy holidays! Gabriel
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« Reply #604 on: December 27, 2021, 03:15:04 pm »

My apologies, Albion, but I don't understand what it means that the links to the works of Susan Spain-Dunk and M. Williamson have been added to the archive. Thank you, and happy holidays! Gabriel

I will send you the link to the archive so that you can rummage around!

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« Reply #605 on: December 27, 2021, 03:47:14 pm »

A superb performance of Sullivan's masterly Overture di Ballo (1870) given by John Wilson and the BBC SO in 2011 is now in the archive. I will update the catalogue in due course.

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« Reply #606 on: December 27, 2021, 10:39:36 pm »

The recording of excerpts from Sullivan's Ivanhoe in the archive (which I had previously not been able to identify) was a centenary revival in Boston:

Ivanhoe (1891) – excerpts
Nicholas Savarine, ten (Ivanhoe); Flicka Wilmore, sop (Rowena); Richard Conrad, bar (Cedric); William Thorpe, bass (King Richard); Ellen Chickering, sop (Rebecca); David Murray, bar (The Templar); Bryan McNeil, bar (Friar Tuck); Mark Nemeskal, ten (de Bracy)/ Boston Academy of Music O/ David Daniels (23/11/1991)

I am currently trying to source a complete version of this performance.

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« Reply #607 on: January 26, 2022, 12:24:47 pm »

What has happened with links in the catalogue? I can download the .ODT file but there are no links to the recordings any more.
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« Reply #608 on: February 19, 2022, 03:33:35 pm »

I have added an excellent performance of Stanford's choral ballad The Revenge, Op.24 (1886) to the archive.

The Cecilian Singers (Hong Kong) and orchestra/ David Francis Urrows (24/4/1998)

This is a valuable supplement to Hickox on Chandos: very good singing and playing indeed.

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« Reply #609 on: March 09, 2022, 10:04:52 am »

Thanks to cilgwyn we now have a complete recording of Malcolm Williamson's opera "Our Man in Havana" (1963) performed by Lyric Opera, Melbourne in 2016. The cast is detailed at the end of the broadcast.

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« Reply #610 on: March 09, 2022, 10:32:36 am »

Abbsolutely splendid news. Thanks to you both.
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« Reply #611 on: March 09, 2022, 11:34:15 am »

Absolutely splendid news. Thanks to you both.

No worries. If you want to watch the production it's also on Youtube - personally, I find MP3s much handier:

Act 1 -

Act 2 -

Act 3 -

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« Reply #612 on: March 09, 2022, 01:40:17 pm »

Blimey (as Albion might say!) I did something right! :o I'm going to have to get around to listening to the whole opera,now! I don't think I'm going to be in a hurry to watch the production on Youtube,though! Although,I might try a bit?! I'm not to mad on watching operas & I've only ever been to one. A production of Rossini's Cinderella;the highlight of which was one of the cast fainting and being dragged out from behind the curtain. Great stuff! It livened up,what felt like,a very long night! (I was a youngster back then!)
I can see allot of members salivating at the thought of a Delius opera! I'll have to get it off the cassette first,anyway,which involves humping a cassette deck upstairs or the pc downstairs! Sometimes a lack of interest is much appreciated! ;D
Isn't it great that Lyric Opera are performing stuff like that,though. If only ENO would put on a production of The Tigers or the WNO would give us Holbrooke's Bronwen. Now that would be something! :)
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« Reply #613 on: March 09, 2022, 04:36:57 pm »

Absolutely splendid news. Thanks to you both.

No worries. If you want to watch the production it's also on Youtube - personally, I find MP3s much handier:

Act 1 -

Act 2 -

Act 3 -

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And I've got to say,converting file formats is very probably one of the most boring tedious things I have ever done in my entire life!! It almost makes me long for the days of press "Play/Record"! :)




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« Reply #614 on: March 09, 2022, 04:44:20 pm »

And I've got to say,converting file formats is very probably one of the most boring tedious things I have ever done in my entire life!! It almost makes me long for the days of press "Play/Record"! :)



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That's how I spend most of my days across this and other forums! MP3 to WAV, WAV to MP3, cut this bit, cut that bit, balance this section against that section. Join and split!

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Have no fear, your recordings are safely gathered in.

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