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« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2014, 01:15:07 PM »
Tableaux de Paris - suite symphonique

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« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2014, 01:18:02 PM »
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Régine Crespin singing Sauguet's Berceuse Créole

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« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2014, 01:27:47 PM »
And -recorded in Siberia - Sauguet's celloconcerto "Mélodie concertante" - a Rostropovitch commission ( 1963).


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« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2014, 09:38:58 AM »
pjme - thank you so much for posting these. I don't know any of them. The opening of the Piano Concerto and Cello Concerto sound very promising.

Thanks again.  :)
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« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2014, 10:44:37 AM »
 :)

I enjoy You Tube . there's a whole world of lesser known music and forgotten composers to be explored.

I posted only the first movement of the pianoconcerto. But both the slow mov. and the finale can easily be found.

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« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2014, 09:33:05 AM »
:)

I enjoy You Tube . there's a whole world of lesser known music and forgotten composers to be explored.

I posted only the first movement of the pianoconcerto. But both the slow mov. and the finale can easily be found.

Peter

Many thanks Peter - I have discovered many lesser-known works on You Tube, most recently Karl Birger Blomdahl's First Symphony.
Jeffrey
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« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2014, 02:12:23 PM »
Hadn't realised how fine Symphony 3 was until I heard the recording from 1956 with Orchestre Nationale de la Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise conducted by Pierre Dervaux (Forgotten Records CD).
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« Reply #27 on: November 07, 2014, 01:13:00 AM »
That symphony was premiered by the N.I.R. symphony in Venice / 1955, together with Milhaud's 7th symphony, Concerto for orchestra by Alexander Tansman and the Fantaisie concertante by Malipiero. Afaik, Franz André was the conductor.

N.I.R. stands for  Nationaal Instituut voor de Radio-Omroep ( I.N.R. for the french section) - the name of the Belgian National Broadcasting institution from 1930 till 1960.

Arthur Meulemans and Jean Kumps were the first conductors of a small "Radio orchestra " of ca 30-40 muscians. From 1935 André was able to organise a large, professional orchestra.
Still, the history of the radio orchestra is a chequered one and reflects the complex ( at times hilarious and/or agressive  ...) political situation of our bilingual country....

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« Reply #28 on: November 07, 2014, 05:50:06 AM »
That symphony was premiered by the N.I.R. symphony in Venice / 1955, together with Milhaud's 7th symphony, Concerto for orchestra by Alexander Tansman and the Fantaisie concertante by Malipiero. Afaik, Franz André was the conductor.

N.I.R. stands for  Nationaal Instituut voor de Radio-Omroep ( I.N.R. for the french section) - the name of the Belgian National Broadcasting institution from 1930 till 1960.

Arthur Meulemans and Jean Kumps were the first conductors of a small "Radio orchestra " of ca 30-40 muscians. From 1935 André was able to organise a large, professional orchestra.
Still, the history of the radio orchestra is a chequered one and reflects the complex ( at times hilarious and/or agressive  ...) political situation of our bilingual country....

Peter

Here is the musicweb review of the Symphony 3 CD.

I like Meulemans's 'Pliny's Fountain' very much and the Gothic Symphony by Godfried Devreese.

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« Reply #29 on: August 26, 2015, 11:31:45 AM »
Thank you all very much. I wouldn't ever have known enough about Sauguet without your help. Bought the four symphonies this Summer and am winding my way through them, thus far especially the Fist, Third and Fourth, that I all like very much. Have to find the courage yet to dive into the Second (only touched it with my toe).

For me, Sauguet is a category of his own. But if I have to compare him with some-one, it would be Honegger.
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« Reply #30 on: August 26, 2015, 11:57:11 PM »
Thank you all very much. I wouldn't ever have known enough about Sauguet without your help. Bought the four symphonies this Summer and am winding my way through them, thus far especially the Fist, Third and Fourth, that I all like very much. Have to find the courage yet to dive into the Second (only touched it with my toe).

For me, Sauguet is a category of his own. But if I have to compare him with some-one, it would be Honegger.

Excellent news! Glad you are enjoying this Johan. I think that the Honegger connection is very true; both in terms of style and the underlying integrity of the music. The 'Expiatoire' in particular was one of my best discoveries on Marco Polo and I have been increasingly enjoying Symphony 3 having discovered a different recording which conveys a bit more urgency although the Marco Polo is fine. Symphony 2 has a touching motto theme connecting the different sections.  I find the bell-like opening of Symphony 1 and the conclusion to be very moving.
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« Reply #31 on: October 25, 2017, 12:22:41 PM »
I didn’t know there was a Sauguet thread. Thanks Jeffrey for cooking it up !

My first Sauguet disc was this, a Chant du monde LP of Les forains under the composer’s direction, and the first PC with Vasso Devetzi and Rozhdestvensky (a surprising match!):




And then came the set of the 4 symphonies, which I listened to many times, including just recently. I had all but forgotten how good - and totally different from the other three - is the Second. On that occasion I came to realize that the later symphonies (3 and 4) were the most solid and original.

There’s also an excellent cello concerto, which has been recorded a few times, most notably by Rostropovich.

As Christo says, he’s in a category of his own.
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« Reply #32 on: October 25, 2017, 01:58:40 PM »
my Posts didn't show up here??...


just discovered the Cello Concerto, and some other distinctive works...
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« Reply #33 on: October 25, 2017, 02:15:44 PM »
String Quartet No.2 (1949)

Sounds like Debussy/Ravel to me, not a bad thing. No.3 (1979) is a little more dour.
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« Reply #34 on: October 25, 2017, 11:45:55 PM »
my Posts didn't show up here??...


just discovered the Cello Concerto, and some other distinctive works...

You opened a separate thread - scroll down and you should see it.
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