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« Reply #315 on: September 14, 2021, 09:23:53 am »

Very useful, thanks!

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For a nominal fee. AMF = Albion's Monetary Fund, though in this case it generally gets squandered on fripperies rather than bailing out incompetent and corrupt economies. I'd avoid the Darjeeling if I were you.

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« Reply #316 on: September 15, 2021, 07:29:15 am »

Anton Heiller (1923), Bruno Walter (1876), Ernest Bullock (1890), Floro Ugarte (1884), Francesco Provenzale (1624), Frank Martin (1890), Gisela Hernández (1912), Halfdan Kjerulf (1815), Henry Brant (1913), Horatio Parker (1863), Ignazio Prota (1690), Jan Frank Fischer (1921), Jenő Hubay (1858), John Siebert Taylor (1869), Kunsu Shim (1958), Miguel del Aguila (1957), Ned Rothenberg (1956), Richard Arnell (1917), Shin’ichiro Ikebe (1943), Wilhelm Fitzenhagen (1848)

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« Reply #317 on: September 15, 2021, 08:19:01 am »

Anton Heiller (1923), Bruno Walter (1876), Ernest Bullock (1890), Floro Ugarte (1884), Francesco Provenzale (1624), Frank Martin (1890), Gisela Hernández (1912), Halfdan Kjerulf (1815), Henry Brant (1913), Horatio Parker (1863), Ignazio Prota (1690), Jan Frank Fischer (1921), Jenő Hubay (1858), John Siebert Taylor (1869), Kunsu Shim (1958), Miguel del Aguila (1957), Ned Rothenberg (1956), Richard Arnell (1917), Shin’ichiro Ikebe (1943), Wilhelm Fitzenhagen (1848)

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Yes, and Parker is far worthier of commemoration than that lout Fitzenhagen, whose butchered version of Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations still seems be preferred by the vast majority of cellists over the composer's own. What can they be they thinking about?  Angry
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« Reply #318 on: September 15, 2021, 09:25:53 am »

Parker is far worthier of commemoration than that lout Fitzenhagen, whose butchered version of Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations still seems be preferred by the vast majority of cellists over the composer's own. What can they be they thinking about?  Angry

Hora novissima, Op.30 (1893) is an outstanding choral work which should be regularly performed: a new recording would be very welcome. I'd love to hear more of Parker's music, especially The Legend of St Christopher, Op.43 (1898)...

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« Reply #319 on: September 15, 2021, 09:58:40 am »

Parker is far worthier of commemoration than that lout Fitzenhagen, whose butchered version of Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations still seems be preferred by the vast majority of cellists over the composer's own. What can they be they thinking about?  Angry

Hora novissima, Op.30 (1893) is an outstanding choral work which should be regularly performed: a new recording would be very welcome. I'd love to hear more of Parker's music, especially The Legend of St Christopher, Op.43 (1898)...

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Agreed. Personally, I have a high regard for The Boston Six. The works of Arthur Foote, George Chadwick, Amy Beach and, of course, Edward MacDowell have done reasonably well in terms of good recordings in recent times but Parker and John Knowles Paine seem to have been left unfairly in the shadows somewhat. As for performances, however, I suspect that they are all under-represented on concert programmes, with the possible exception of Amy Beach's chamber music lately and MacDowell's second piano concerto. And To A Wild Rose of course!
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« Reply #320 on: September 15, 2021, 10:13:19 am »

I have a high regard for The Boston Six. The works of Arthur Foote, George Chadwick, Amy Beach and, of course, Edward MacDowell have done reasonably well in terms of good recordings in recent times but Parker and John Knowles Paine seem to have been left unfairly in the shadows somewhat.

Chadwick is wonderful, and we are lucky to have several excellent recordings of his orchestral music (Serebrier and Jarvi spring to mind). MacDowell seems to have dropped off the radar of late...

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« Reply #321 on: September 16, 2021, 06:25:51 am »

Albert Ross Parsons (1847), Earl Carroll (1893), Eric Gross (1926), Fritz Geissler (1921), Heinrich Bach (1615), Hildegard von Bingen (1098), Jacques Mauduit (1557), Jules Bass (1935), Karol Rathaus (1895), Korla Pandit (1921), Lennart Hedwall (1932), Milt Franklyn (1897), Nadia Boulanger (1887), Paul Taffanel (1844), Sven-Erik Bäck (1919)

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« Reply #322 on: September 17, 2021, 12:39:59 am »

Désiré-Émile Inghelbrecht (1880), Francisco Correa de Arauxo (1584), Francesco Sacrati (1605), Franz Grothe (1908), Hendrik Andriessen (1892), Himie Voxman (1912), Hubert Rostaing (1918), Isang Yun (1917), Jean Huré (1877), Charles Griffes (1884), Jean Perrin (1920), Jens Joneleit (1968), Joël-François Durand (1954), Jřrgen Jersild (1913), Lalgudi Jayaraman (1930), Lawrence Ball (1951), Michael Hennagin (1936), Saverio Mercadante (1795), Theo Loevendie (1930), Viacheslav Karatygin (1875), Vincenzo Tommasini (1878)

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« Reply #323 on: September 18, 2021, 03:06:04 am »

Alberto Franchetti (1860), Arthur Benjamin (1893), Carl Frangkiser (1894), Francesca Caccini (1587), Francis Grierson (1848), Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, Lord Berners (1883), Gottfried Kirchhoff (1685), Hafliđi Hallgrímsson (1941), Henriette Renié (1875), Ignaz Holzbauer (1711), Imant Raminsh (1943), Ivo Tijardović (1895), Jean-Michel Defaye (1932), Johan Adam Krygell (1835), Johann Gottfried Walther (1684), Johanna Doderer (1969), John Powell (1963), Joseph Tal (1910), Leon Stein (1910), Ludomir Różycki (1883), Michael Patrick Walker (1971), Michael Vetter (1943), Oliver Holden (1765), Pablo Sorozábal (1897), Pilvi Üllaste (1917), Ray Steadman-Allen (1922), Stephen Flaherty (1960), Uzeyir Hajibeyov (1885)

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« Reply #324 on: September 18, 2021, 09:05:58 am »

Alberto Franchetti (1860), Arthur Benjamin (1893), Carl Frangkiser (1894), Francesca Caccini (1587), Francis Grierson (1848), Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, Lord Berners (1883), Gottfried Kirchhoff (1685), Hafliđi Hallgrímsson (1941), Henriette Renié (1875), Ignaz Holzbauer (1711), Imant Raminsh (1943), Ivo Tijardović (1895), Jean-Michel Defaye (1932), Johan Adam Krygell (1835), Johann Gottfried Walther (1684), Johanna Doderer (1969), John Powell (1963), Joseph Tal (1910), Leon Stein (1910), Ludomir Różycki (1883), Michael Patrick Walker (1971), Michael Vetter (1943), Oliver Holden (1765), Pablo Sorozábal (1897), Pilvi Üllaste (1917), Ray Steadman-Allen (1922), Stephen Flaherty (1960), Uzeyir Hajibeyov (1885)



Oh now that's very clever, first in knowing that Arthur Benjamin's Jamaican Rumba is based on a Caribbean tune called Mango Walk; and even cleverer finding a picture reprsesenting ambulatory mangoes! Ten team points and a gold star. And go to the top of the class!
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« Reply #325 on: September 18, 2021, 11:36:06 am »

ambulatory mangoes!

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Arthur Benjamin indeed!
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« Reply #326 on: September 19, 2021, 12:29:39 am »

Allan Pettersson (1911), Dalibor C. Vačkář (1906), Dimitar Bodurov (1979), Fred E. Ahlert (1892), Henry Kaiser (1952), Jacques de Saint-Luc (1616), Jóhann Jóhannsson (1969), John Marson (1932), Karen Khatchaturian (1920), Leo VI the Wise (866), Muhal Richard Abrams (1930), Paul Wachs (1851), Paul Williams (1940), Pawel Lukaszewski (1968), Rhys Chatham (1952), Richard Burmer (1955), Yevhen Stankovych (1942), Zequinha de Abreu (1880), Zygmunt Krauze (1938)

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...the Greatest Hits of Leo VI will shortly be available on Spotify.



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« Reply #327 on: September 19, 2021, 04:12:12 pm »

Reminds me of spotting a grey squirrel,years ago,in a wood! I had my camcorder with me! He was shaking his tail at me and obviously very angry. My late mother told me,very seriously," He probably thinks your after his nuts!" Shocked Grin
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« Reply #328 on: September 19, 2021, 07:09:37 pm »

Reminds me of spotting a grey squirrel,years ago,in a wood! I had my camcorder with me! He was shaking his tail at me and obviously very angry. My late mother told me,very seriously," He probably thinks your after his nuts!" Shocked Grin

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