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Thomas Larcher's Nest of Larks
« on: June 06, 2016, 03:43:26 AM »
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The Rebirth of Contemporary Classical Music?
The Vienna Philharmonic Plays Larcher


A balmy, sunny Sunday morning. A full house – twice now, counting the previous night –
at the venerable Musikverein’s Golden Hall. The Vienna Philharmonic performs under top-tier
conductor Semyon Bychkov. And on the program – prominently, not hidden! – is a world
premiere: A living composer’s work and the ink barely dry on it. Kenotaph, by Thomas
Larcher – his Second Symphony...


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Re: Thomas Larcher's Nest of Larks
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2016, 04:35:01 AM »
I preferred when my Composers wore collars!! >:(

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Re: Thomas Larcher's Nest of Larks
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2016, 09:51:32 AM »
I really enjoy what I have heard from Larcher. His piano concerto Böse Zellen requires the piano to be prepared in myriad ways, conjuring up all sorts of sounds, mostly of the atmospheric kind, except for an exciting middle movement.

I have a recording of Kenotaph somewhere. I am excited for what a larger orchestral work can bring in his works list. Many of his works are chamber or feature a solo instrument of some kind, which he excels at.
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Re: Thomas Larcher's Nest of Larks
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2016, 11:49:42 AM »

I have a recording of Kenotaph somewhere. I am excited for what a larger orchestral work can bring in his works list. Many of his works are chamber or feature a solo instrument of some kind, which he excels at.

I would be very surprised if you did, because that was the world premiere performance...  ;)

I got to know Larcher as a pianist with his superb Schubert-Schoenberg album that opened up the world of atonal Schoenberg for me.

And then with the Padmore Variations: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jenslaurson/2014/12/23/10-best-classical-recordings-of-2014-new-releases/#7978e5df4f88

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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2016, 06:01:33 PM »
Thanks, Jens (nice piece!) and I am a Larcher fan, too - at least, based on the handful of chamber works I've heard. Glad to know that Kenotaph may be released by DG.

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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2016, 10:19:12 PM »
I would be very surprised if you did, because that was the world premiere performance...  ;)

Well, I have my sources. I try to stay up to date in the world of new music.
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2016, 11:11:51 PM »
Well, I have my sources. I try to stay up to date in the world of new music.

In that case I'd be surprised if you didn't know where your recording was, because it can't be that long ago that you got it.  8) Whether off the ORF broadcast from Sunday or the engineers' takes on Friday et al...
Or was Kenotaph secretly performed and recorded before its premiere?

Thanks, Jens (nice piece!) and I am a Larcher fan, too - at least, based on the handful of chamber works I've heard. Glad to know that Kenotaph may be released by DG.

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If it is going to happen, then it will share the disc with a piece by Iván Erőd and another composer, I think. Both those works have already been recorded. I haven't checked to see if that would also by Bychkov conducting or the Vienna Phil playing... but I assume that some such link would have to exist for DG to consider it.

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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2016, 08:40:22 AM »
In that case I'd be surprised if you didn't know where your recording was, because it can't be that long ago that you got it.  8) Whether off the ORF broadcast from Sunday or the engineers' takes on Friday et al...

I got it on June 5. I make a lot of recordings of broadcasts and misplace them quite frequently. Don't judge!

Proof: http://download1348.mediafire.com/wj38mivbb3pg/wi8924avfvu4sje/Wiener+Philharmoniker%2C+Semyon+Bychkov+-+5+Jun.+2016+Gro%C3%9Fen+Musikvereinssaal+in+Wien+1.mp3

That's the first 32 seconds of it.

If it is going to happen, then it will share the disc with a piece by Iván Erőd and another composer, I think. Both those works have already been recorded. I haven't checked to see if that would also by Bychkov conducting or the Vienna Phil playing... but I assume that some such link would have to exist for DG to consider it.

Likely the Triple Concerto by Iván Erőd, featuring The Clarinotts (their real name, seriously), Andris Nelsons, and the Wiener Philharmoniker from January 10, 2016. I doubt their arrangement of Barry Manilow's Copacabana will make it to disk, though...
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« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2016, 10:24:37 PM »
Likely the Triple Concerto by Iván Erőd, featuring The Clarinotts (their real name, seriously)...

Ugh, yes. The Ottensamer-gang is hard to avoid in Vienna.

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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2019, 12:19:33 PM »
I heard the Finnish premiere of the 2nd symphony tonight, and I enjoyed the performance - and the piece - a fair bit. Upon listening to more of his works, I can't say I'm completely convinced of his style - but perhaps I just need to dig deeper...

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Re: Thomas Larcher's Nest of Larks
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2019, 07:47:44 PM »
I heard the Finnish premiere of the 2nd symphony tonight, and I enjoyed the performance - and the piece - a fair bit. Upon listening to more of his works, I can't say I'm completely convinced of his style - but perhaps I just need to dig deeper...

How would you describe his style?
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