Author Topic: V.S. Kalinnikov (1866-1901)  (Read 4529 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Turner

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 1214
  • Location: Europe
Re: V.S. Kalinnikov (1866-1901)
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2017, 11:12:41 PM »
Quote
Friedmann    15:32  7:22   8:21  11:51
Järvi             14:04  7:08  7:34   8:29
Svetlanov     14:03  7:27  7:34   7:56
Bakels          13:39  7:26  7:33   8:40

Scherchen, Czech PO:    12:52    6:35   7:42    8:37

Gave it a listen. The sound is rather thin and distant, 1951 vintage. There are some of the usual Scherchen characteristics - slightly chaotic orchestral playing, sudden changes of tempi, some occasional accelerations etc., but itīs not extreme, and given the irregularities and the sound it must be considered a possible, supplementary recording, not a first choice. But besides the Russian folksyness, the conducting style, some dense episodes & the "jumping" traits gave me clear associations to Czech music, including late Dvorak, that I hadnīt had before. Svetlanov remains my favourite here.
« Last Edit: July 01, 2017, 11:30:37 PM by Turner »

Offline Jeffrey Smith

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 10514
    • Flickr photostream
  • Location: Florida
Re: V.S. Kalinnikov (1866-1901)
« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2017, 06:49:45 AM »
Anyone ever hear the Ashkenazy on Exton (with the Iceland Philharmonic)?

Offline vandermolen

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 9332
  • Location: Rotherfield, East Sussex,
Re: V.S. Kalinnikov (1866-1901)
« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2017, 12:39:03 PM »
It was a pleasure to hear the First Symphony conducted by Neeme Jarvi and the SNO today with its enjoyable Glazunov companions.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

Offline SymphonicAddict

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 434
Re: V.S. Kalinnikov (1866-1901)
« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2017, 02:44:02 PM »
The two symphonies are so lovely, I always enjoy them when I can. It's difficult to choose my favorite one, both of them have that Russian allure I can't resist!! Besides the symphonies, another work I like so much by Kalinnikov is 'Tsar Boris'. I'm not sure if it's an incidental music, but what I can say it's strong, it contains enough energy to be seduced. This is one of his most sweeping pieces. 'The Cedar and the Palm' and the two Intermezzi are nice, too (as I can remember). Overall, he was a good composer, sadly dead being very young.

Offline vandermolen

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 9332
  • Location: Rotherfield, East Sussex,
Re: V.S. Kalinnikov (1866-1901)
« Reply #24 on: July 10, 2017, 09:59:25 PM »
The two symphonies are so lovely, I always enjoy them when I can. It's difficult to choose my favorite one, both of them have that Russian allure I can't resist!! Besides the symphonies, another work I like so much by Kalinnikov is 'Tsar Boris'. I'm not sure if it's an incidental music, but what I can say it's strong, it contains enough energy to be seduced. This is one of his most sweeping pieces. 'The Cedar and the Palm' and the two Intermezzi are nice, too (as I can remember). Overall, he was a good composer, sadly dead being very young.
Right, I must look out for Symphony 2 next.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

Offline Brian

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 19720
    • Brian's blog
Re: V.S. Kalinnikov (1866-1901)
« Reply #25 on: August 14, 2017, 12:48:21 PM »
Anybody know this one?


Offline Turner

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 1214
  • Location: Europe
Re: V.S. Kalinnikov (1866-1901)
« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2017, 09:35:25 PM »
Worth mentioning that there is a Mravinsky Kalinnikov 2nd. I havenīt heard it yet, but itīs on you-tube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qslHwFCu2sc

Offline kyjo

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 496
  • Kurt Atterberg (1887-1974)
  • Location: United States
Re: V.S. Kalinnikov (1866-1901)
« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2017, 03:57:25 PM »
I love both of Kalinnikov's symphonies. The "big tune" (secondary theme of the first movement) of the First has been haunting my memory ever since I first heard it. The Second may lack a deeply memorable "big tune", but it is still a beautiful and energetic work. The first movement isn't terribly inspired, but the rest of the piece is very much on the same exalted level as the First. I've only heard the Kuchar recordings with the National Orchestra of Ukraine on Naxos, which are perfectly satisfactory.
« Last Edit: September 11, 2017, 03:58:57 PM by kyjo »

Buying Music From Amazon?
Please consider using these links. A small percentage of every sale using these links is passed on to GMG and helps keep this forum online.
Amazon US
Amazon Canada
Amazon UK