Yes, or no?

Yes, the symphony as a musical genre remains relevant and vital
No, the hell you say.

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Offline k a rl h e nn i ng

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Re: The Symphony: Still Relevant?
« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2012, 03:34:08 AM »
There I think the word was misapplied. :P

Indeed : )
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Re: The Symphony: Still Relevant?
« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2012, 05:25:54 PM »
Yes, because it's my favorite form of music. So it better be.

NB: This is not any matter of a Henning symphony hanging in the balance. No, not at all.


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Re: The Symphony: Still Relevant?
« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2012, 09:39:39 PM »
Sergey Slonimsky, the Russian composer, just had his 30th Symphony premiered, and is now working on his 32th. Sadly, only little has been officially recorded and released, but he is definitely evolving into a major symphonist, using a caleidoscopic style with many influences - not avant-garde, but comparable to the later Shostakovich (15th Symphony) etc.