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Re: If you could conduct for one night
« Reply #100 on: August 30, 2011, 10:32:14 AM »
You don't know the Rott symphony? If you truly are mad about Mahler you have to hear it. Mahler and Rott were students together. You can hear Rott's influence on Mahler's music, especially in the Scherzo. Rott was quite promising but unfortunately mentally unstable. He had a complete breakdown after Brahms rejected his music. He died young in a mental institution. The triangle part really is too much though--some judicious snipping would improve things, and I'm fully prepared to implement the cuts :D

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Yes, I knew Mahler and Rott were close colleagues and that Mahler admired Rott very much, even using some of Rott's music in his first symphony! Yes, I heard the story of how Rott was on a train and threatened someone with a pistol because he believed that Brahms had hidden explosives on the train... so yes, just a little mentally unstable, unfortunately. I shall definitely listen to it soon, you are not the first who has recommended it to me so I better get a recording rather soon! ;) Which performance do you recommend?

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Re: If you could conduct for one night
« Reply #101 on: August 30, 2011, 10:46:38 AM »
Beethoven: Groe Fuge [arr. string orchestra]
Gubaidulina: Offertorium
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Schoenberg: Pelleas und Melisande
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Re: If you could conduct for one night
« Reply #102 on: August 30, 2011, 10:56:52 AM »
I'm old...three works (plus the celebratory Pause which will take a lot out of me  ;D ) is all I can get up for nowadays. I suppose I could substitute one of Havergal's overtures for the Light Cavalry. But I love that old warhorse.

Oh, don't give up Light Cavalry. What a wonderful piece. And I've never heard it live either. :)

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Re: If you could conduct for one night
« Reply #103 on: August 30, 2011, 10:58:48 AM »
An All-British Night!

Britten: Four Interludes from Peter Grimes
Tippett: Piano Concerto (Soloist: Martin Roscoe)

-Intermission-

Bliss: A Colour Symphony

Encore:

Alwyn: Pastoral Fantasia (Soloist: Kim Kashkashian)

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Re: If you could conduct for one night
« Reply #104 on: August 30, 2011, 11:17:06 AM »
A session of probably first-modern or premiere performances, could be recorded as well:

Vytautas Bacevicius:"At Dawn", piece for orchestra (1928)
Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji:"Poeme, Chaleur", short piece for Orchestra (1917)
Vaino Raitio:"Piano Concerto" (1914) /soloist Martha Argerich
Joseph Matthias Hauer:"Piano Concerto in One Movement" (1928)

- break -

Natanael Berg:"The Elves", ballet (1914)
Karel Boleslav Jirak:"Lyrical intermezzo", 5 Songs f.Soprano & Orchestra (1913)(10mins) /soloist Anne Sophie von Otter
Lubos Fiser:"Violin Concerto" (1998) /soloist Gidon Kremer


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Re: If you could conduct for one night
« Reply #105 on: August 31, 2011, 02:31:06 AM »
Which performance do you recommend?

Weigle's is the most satisfactory performance to me (it's also cheap):



It has the added benefit of burying the triangle too  ;)  But since you're a percussionist, you might enjoy Segerstam (Bis) or Dennis Russell Davies (CPO) more. The triangle is especially prominent in Segerstam's recording--which is why I don't listen to it much even though I like his broad pacing. If you wait a bit we're expecting P. Jrvi's recording to be issued soon.

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Re: If you could conduct for one night
« Reply #106 on: August 31, 2011, 12:49:11 PM »
Weigle's is the most satisfactory performance to me (it's also cheap):



It has the added benefit of burying the triangle too  ;)  But since you're a percussionist, you might enjoy Segerstam (Bis) or Dennis Russell Davies (CPO) more. The triangle is especially prominent in Segerstam's recording--which is why I don't listen to it much even though I like his broad pacing. If you wait a bit we're expecting P. Jrvi's recording to be issued soon.

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Ok, thank you for those recommendations! :)
Have a nice evening, Sarge!
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Re: If you could conduct for one night
« Reply #107 on: September 03, 2011, 10:53:47 PM »


I will wrote something about it soon.

Do you like mainly the HIP Beethoven or just this one? I think Beethoven is an especial composer because he sounds good in HIP performances and romantic performances also. For me of course.

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Re: If you could conduct for one night
« Reply #108 on: September 25, 2011, 11:14:30 AM »
Very good question! Mine would be quite a long concert :)

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Wagner: Prelude from "Tristan und Isolde"
Beethoven: Symphony No.9

Interval

Liszt: Orpheus, symphonic poem No.4
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

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Re: If you could conduct for one night
« Reply #109 on: September 25, 2011, 12:05:47 PM »
Very good question! Mine would be quite a long concert :)

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Wagner: Prelude from "Tristan und Isolde"
Beethoven: Symphony No.9

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Liszt: Orpheus, symphonic poem No.4
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

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Mahler: Symphony No.6
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Gosh, that certainly would be a very long concert Ilaria, I am imagine you would be rather tired after it!! :)
But I would certainly attend it - a perfect programme for me!

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Re: If you could conduct for one night
« Reply #110 on: September 25, 2011, 12:35:59 PM »
Gosh, that certainly would be a very long concert Ilaria, I am imagine you would be rather tired after it!! :)
But I would certainly attend it - a perfect programme for me!

Daniel

Thank you Daniel! I certainly suppose so, because I would play the piano too.  ;)

Well, that's true it would be a long concert, but it would take the same time of an opera by Wagner......

I think you would conduct the Berlin Phil as well, wouldn't you?  :)

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Re: If you could conduct for one night
« Reply #111 on: September 25, 2011, 12:43:04 PM »
What a wonderful question!
It is an ambition of mine to be a professional conductor, as well as composer, so I spend a lot of time conducting imaginary orchestras in my bedroom, and a lot of time creating my own programmes, such fun! :)
If I had to just pick only 1 (or 3 ;) ) concerts to conduct and spend my life as a music critic/musicologist/composer then these would be my choices! :)

1)

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet selections (around 30 minutes worth)
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto 1 (Ibragimova, violinist)
INTERVAL
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe (complete)
Orchestra: Philharmonia (I love the energy of this orchestra)

2)
Strauss: Don Juan
Elgar: Enigma Variations
Interval
Mahler: Symphony 6
Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker

3)

An All Elgar Programme!
Elgar: In The South Overture
Elgar: Cello Concerto (Alisa Weilerstein, cello)
Interval
Elgar: Symphony 2
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra

I love creating these programmes, and hope that my dream of becoming a conductor (and composer!) becomes reality in the future! :)

Have a nice day everyone!
Best Wishes
Daniel

I would surely attend your concerts too, they look very beautiful!  ;)

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Re: If you could conduct for one night
« Reply #112 on: September 25, 2011, 01:25:03 PM »
Thank you Daniel! I certainly suppose so, because I would play the piano too.  ;)

Well, that's true it would be a long concert, but it would take the same time of an opera by Wagner......

I think you would conduct the Berlin Phil as well, wouldn't you?  :)

Ilaria

I suppose so, maybe a bit longer than a Wagner opera actually! I would estimate your concert at around 4 hours long (not including the intervals!). Yes, I certainly would love to conduct the Berlin Phil, they would be my first choice anyday! :)

I would surely attend your concerts too, they look very beautiful!  ;)

Ilaria

Thank you Ilaria! :) Hopefully you will attend my concerts one day, I really hope my ambition of being a conductor/composer will work! :)

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« Reply #113 on: September 25, 2011, 01:39:59 PM »
I suppose so, maybe a bit longer than a Wagner opera actually! I would estimate your concert at around 4 hours long (not including the intervals!). Yes, I certainly would love to conduct the Berlin Phil, they would be my first choice anyday! :)

Well, apart from Das Rheingold and Der Fliegende Hollander, all Wagner's operas are about 4 hours long.......

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Thank you Ilaria! :) Hopefully you will attend my concerts one day, I really hope my ambition of being a conductor/composer will work! :)

Of course I will do it, and I'm also sure your ambition will work, no doubt!  :)
If I got good enough as pianist, I would like to perfom one of your piano works one day.........like Rachmaninov/Stokowski  ;)

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Re: If you could conduct for one night
« Reply #114 on: September 25, 2011, 06:43:22 PM »
Another All-French Night!!!

Satie: Parade
Milhaud: Piano Concerto No. 5

-Intermission-

Honegger: Symphony No. 3, "Liturgique"

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - piano
Myself conducting the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
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Re: If you could conduct for one night
« Reply #115 on: September 26, 2011, 02:55:58 AM »
An All-Holst Programm
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra

Holst: A Choral Fantasia, Op. 51
Holst: Two Songs without Word Op. 22
Interval
Holst: The Planets, Op. 32

Otherwise an All-Austrian programm
Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker

Bruckner: Symphony No.4
Interval
J. Strauss: Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald op. 325
Alban Berg: Lyrische Suite
Interval
Mahler: Symphony No.1

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Re: If you could conduct for one night
« Reply #116 on: September 26, 2011, 02:57:38 AM »
Another All-French Night!!!

Satie: Parade
Milhaud: Piano Concerto No. 5

-Intermission-

Honegger: Symphony No. 3, "Liturgique"

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - piano
Myself conducting the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Of course you are justing using this program to lure people in for the 3 hours of encores of Koechlin's music!
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« Reply #117 on: September 26, 2011, 08:22:54 AM »
Of course I will do it, and I'm also sure your ambition will work, no doubt!  :)
If I got good enough as pianist, I would like to perfom one of your piano works one day.........like Rachmaninov/Stokowski  ;)

Ilaria

Thank you Ilaria! :)

An All-Holst Programm
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra

Holst: A Choral Fantasia, Op. 51
Holst: Two Songs without Word Op. 22
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Holst: The Planets, Op. 32

Otherwise an All-Austrian programm
Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker

Bruckner: Symphony No.4
Interval
J. Strauss: Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald op. 325
Alban Berg: Lyrische Suite
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Mahler: Symphony No.1

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You certainly are a wonderful programme inventor Ilaria! :) Both of those look excellent! :)

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Re: If you could conduct for one night
« Reply #118 on: September 26, 2011, 08:31:05 AM »
You certainly are a wonderful programme inventor Ilaria! :) Both of those look excellent! :)

Daniel

Too kind :D I'm only an extreme fan of classical music  ;)

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Re: If you could conduct for one night
« Reply #119 on: September 26, 2011, 10:23:45 AM »
Of course you are justing using this program to lure people in for the 3 hours of encores of Koechlin's music!

 :P

That's right! :D


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