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Sergei Slonimsky: RIP


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« on: February 28, 2020, 06:01:11 am »

https://slippedisc.com/2020/02/death-of-a-rebel-soviet-composer-88/

One of my favourite of contemporary composers, and by any standard a most impressive symphonist.  A great loss, although on the other hand, at 88 he made a reasonable go of it.
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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2020, 10:06:38 pm »

This didn't make the news at all - sorry to hear it.

Story about him - many years ago, his opera on Mary Queen of Scots was performed in Edinburgh. It included a crowd scene where John Knox is preaching to a large congregation from the steps of his house. At the end of the scene, Knox crosses himself and the crowd follows suit. The entire audience collapsed in laughter, and the poor Russian opera company wondered what on earth was wrong.
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2020, 02:34:51 pm »

Some of his compositions are on the Northern Flowers label:
https://www.europadisc.co.uk/classical/148051/Leningrad_Symphonies_Vol.2:_Tsytovich_and_Slonimsky.htm
https://www.europadisc.co.uk/classical/148050/Leningrad_Ballet_Music:_Archimnadritov,_Slonimsky,_Okunev.htm
https://www.europadisc.co.uk/classical/145739/Leningrad_Chamber_Concertos:_Slonimsky,_Tzitovich,_Grinblat,_Rogalev.htm
https://www.europadisc.co.uk/classical/142654/Leningrad_Symphonies:_Yevlakhov,_Falik,_Slonimsky.htm
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2020, 02:51:11 pm »


and this:
https://www.europadisc.co.uk/classical/136135/Sergey_Slonimsky_-_Symphony_no.2,_A_Voice_from_the_Chorus_(Cantata).htm

Plus there are tons of his symphonies on youtube.



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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2020, 01:14:21 pm »

One of my favorite contemporary composers
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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2021, 09:01:14 am »

As Saint Saens said,"I produce music like an apple tree produces apples".
This extremely gifted man produced music like a hundred apple trees. I never heard a piece I didn't like and every piece was an original.
A great loss, not sure what his last numbered symphony but perhaps somewhere around 32?
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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2021, 02:54:01 pm »

As Saint Saens said,"I produce music like an apple tree produces apples".
This extremely gifted man produced music like a hundred apple trees. I never heard a piece I didn't like and every piece was an original.
A great loss, not sure what his last numbered symphony but perhaps somewhere around 32?

According to the link in OP, Slonimsky leaves 8 operas, 34 symphonies and a warehouse full of chamber music.
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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2021, 12:04:38 pm »

REBEL SOVIET was a great composer. It is a big loss of the Music industry.
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