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Re: Who's the greatest German composer ever?
« Reply #80 on: July 13, 2007, 06:49:34 AM »
I ordered the Fricsay version. The CD cover does not suggest a coupling, though other versions do have pairings. Is there something else on the disc?


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Re: Who's the greatest German composer ever?
« Reply #81 on: July 13, 2007, 06:59:38 AM »
According to the DG website, it also contains a symphony by Fortner and the Paganini variations by Blacher. Who were two interesting and not so well known German composers, too, BTW.

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Re: Who's the greatest German composer ever?
« Reply #82 on: July 13, 2007, 07:06:53 AM »
Thanks, I saw on Amazon Blacher's name listed against the disc, but no further detail and thought it might be Boris Blacher.

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Re: Who's the greatest German composer ever?
« Reply #83 on: July 13, 2007, 07:11:58 AM »
There is also his son Kolja who is a well know musician, too, but I don't think he composes. He is a violinist. Throughout most of the Abbado era, he was one of the BP's concert masters.

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Re: Who's the greatest German composer ever?
« Reply #84 on: July 13, 2007, 07:58:17 AM »
According to the DG website, it also contains a symphony by Fortner and the Paganini variations by Blacher. Who were two interesting and not so well known German composers, too, BTW.
It has the finale of the Fortner symphony and the finale of Hartmann's 4th, plus the whole of the Blacher.
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Re: Who's the greatest German composer ever?
« Reply #85 on: July 13, 2007, 08:39:31 AM »
According to the DG website, it also contains a symphony by Fortner and the Paganini variations by Blacher. Who were two interesting and not so well known German composers, too, BTW.

Indeed, Fortner and Blacher are well worth investigating. I especially like Blacher's trumpet concerto and piano concertos.

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Re: Who's the greatest German composer ever?
« Reply #86 on: July 13, 2007, 09:23:35 AM »
It has the finale of the Fortner symphony and the finale of Hartmann's 4th, plus the whole of the Blacher.

Sounds like an odd programme, but I am looking forward to it.

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