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Offline J.Z. Herrenberg

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Re: Havergal Brian.
« Reply #7740 on: December 29, 2018, 07:02:42 AM »
I couldn't possibly comment...


I liked the CD. 'Cleopatra' is a quite unique piece for Brian. It is him, but he sounds very different.


Happy New Year!
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Re: Havergal Brian.
« Reply #7741 on: December 29, 2018, 07:04:28 AM »
I couldn't possibly comment...


I liked the CD. 'Cleopatra' is a quite unique piece for Brian. It is him, but he sounds very different.


Happy New Year!

I agree with what you say from the extract I heard.

And to you too Johan!
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Re: Havergal Brian.
« Reply #7742 on: March 25, 2019, 01:55:18 PM »
I suppose it’s time to wake a sleeping dragon...



Mind you, I don’t have a dog in the fight. I’m not a fan of Brian’s music, but it is fascinating to see the Brian fan club come back to life once there’s the smell of a new recording around the corner. Almost like how a drop of blood in a piranha infested river triggers the demise of a wounded agouti. :)
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Re: Havergal Brian.
« Reply #7743 on: March 25, 2019, 01:57:01 PM »
I suppose it’s time to wake a sleeping dragon...




As my daughter would write - OMG!
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Re: Havergal Brian.
« Reply #7744 on: March 25, 2019, 02:03:49 PM »

As my daughter would write - OMG!

:D

This announcement came courtesy of Brian in the ‘New Releases’ thread.
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Re: Havergal Brian.
« Reply #7745 on: March 25, 2019, 02:15:59 PM »
Mind you, I don’t have a dog in the fight. I’m not a fan of Brian’s music, but it is fascinating to see the Brian fan club come back to life once there’s the smell of a new recording around the corner. Almost like how a drop of blood in a piranha infested river triggers the demise of a wounded agouti. :)

New Brian blood...cue the Jaws' theme  8)

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Re: Havergal Brian.
« Reply #7746 on: March 25, 2019, 02:16:59 PM »
I suppose it’s time to wake a sleeping dragon...



Mind you, I don’t have a dog in the fight. I’m not a fan of Brian’s music, but it is fascinating to see the Brian fan club come back to life once there’s the smell of a new recording around the corner. Almost like how a drop of blood in a piranha infested river triggers the demise of a wounded agouti. :)

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« Reply #7747 on: March 25, 2019, 02:26:04 PM »
<a href="https://youtu.be/QOkSvLqkafU" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://youtu.be/QOkSvLqkafU</a>

New Brian blood...cue the Jaws' theme  8)

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Re: Havergal Brian.
« Reply #7748 on: March 25, 2019, 03:29:48 PM »
Excellent!

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Re: Havergal Brian.
« Reply #7749 on: March 25, 2019, 05:48:30 PM »
I suppose it’s time to wake a sleeping dragon...



Mind you, I don’t have a dog in the fight. I’m not a fan of Brian’s music, but it is fascinating to see the Brian fan club come back to life once there’s the smell of a new recording around the corner. Almost like how a drop of blood in a piranha infested river triggers the demise of a wounded agouti. :)
I will make it a mission to eventually turn you into one of them piranhas  >:D
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Re: Havergal Brian.
« Reply #7750 on: March 25, 2019, 05:49:47 PM »
I will make it a mission to eventually turn you into one of them piranhas  >:D

Haha! Good luck with that. I’ve tried, goodness, have I tried to get into Brian, but I just can’t.
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Re: Havergal Brian.
« Reply #7751 on: March 25, 2019, 05:54:42 PM »
Haha! Good luck with that. I’ve tried, goodness, have I tried to get into Brian, but I just can’t.
It took me a couple of decades and now I love it!

All indications are: senility, dementia and early onset alzheimer's are all helpful!
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Re: Havergal Brian.
« Reply #7752 on: March 25, 2019, 06:01:10 PM »
It took me a couple of decades and now I love it!

All indications are: senility, dementia and early onset alzheimer's are all helpful!

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Re: Havergal Brian.
« Reply #7753 on: March 25, 2019, 06:26:15 PM »

All indications are: senility, dementia and early onset alzheimer's are all helpful!
True, how else can you stand it.

Anyway around 20 yrs ago Marco Polo boldly declared the plan for a Brian Cycle:



I wonder how many more installments they need to complete.


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Re: Havergal Brian.
« Reply #7754 on: March 26, 2019, 07:13:39 AM »
not sure i have seen this mentioned earlier, so just in case, JPC has regrouped some of the Naxos releases in a boxset :

https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/classic/detail/-/art/havergal-brian-symphonien-nr-1-the-gothic-1-2-4-6-8-12-11-15-17-18-20-26-28-29-31-32/hnum/7899127

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Re: Havergal Brian.
« Reply #7755 on: March 26, 2019, 08:19:59 AM »
This new release puts me in a dilemma. Do I go for this new Naxos recording of No. 16 and have a second recording of No. 7 and The Tinker's Wedding, or do I still go for the Lyrita, have a second recording of No. 6, but also a symphony by Arnold Cooke?

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Re: Havergal Brian.
« Reply #7756 on: March 26, 2019, 08:25:06 AM »
not sure i have seen this mentioned earlier, so just in case, JPC has regrouped some of the Naxos releases in a boxset :

https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/classic/detail/-/art/havergal-brian-symphonien-nr-1-the-gothic-1-2-4-6-8-12-11-15-17-18-20-26-28-29-31-32/hnum/7899127




Nice! I never would have thought it possible in the early 1980s, Brian-starved as I was.
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« Reply #7757 on: March 26, 2019, 08:26:37 AM »
This new release puts me in a dilemma. Do I go for this new Naxos recording of No. 16 and have a second recording of No. 7 and The Tinker's Wedding, or do I still go for the Lyrita, have a second recording of No. 6, but also a symphony by Arnold Cooke?


Go for the Lyrita. No. 6 is better there, too.
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Re: Havergal Brian.
« Reply #7758 on: March 26, 2019, 09:27:29 AM »

Go for the Lyrita. No. 6 is better there, too.
And Arnold Cooke's Third is more than just a bonus, but worth every penny too.
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Re: Havergal Brian.
« Reply #7759 on: March 26, 2019, 10:04:50 AM »
This new release puts me in a dilemma. Do I go for this new Naxos recording of No. 16 and have a second recording of No. 7 and The Tinker's Wedding, or do I still go for the Lyrita, have a second recording of No. 6, but also a symphony by Arnold Cooke?
Why not both?