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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #440 on: October 10, 2017, 07:08:52 PM »
Boris Tchaikovsky - Sebastopol Symphony and The Wind of Siberia



Excellent music! Those pieces are magnificent, great, which deserve more spread.

Absolutely! I’ve been singing praises for this Boris Tchaikovsky recording on GMG for years. Sebastopol Symphony is too personal for me to play too often. There’s something about it that I just find so haunting and it, for whatever reason, brings a flood of memories back to me. I almost love the other two works, Music for Orchestra and The Wind of Siberia, just as much.
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« Reply #441 on: October 11, 2017, 03:27:32 PM »
Absolutely! I’ve been singing praises for this Boris Tchaikovsky recording on GMG for years. Sebastopol Symphony is too personal for me to play too often. There’s something about it that I just find so haunting and it, for whatever reason, brings a flood of memories back to me. I almost love the other two works, Music for Orchestra and The Wind of Siberia, just as much.

Nice to know you are a big fan of B. Tchaikovsky. I fell in love with those works, especially Sebastopol. It's really engaging. I'm not sure whether Boris intended to create a descriptive symphony, anyway I could perceive ship horns, those busy activities of docks, etc. I found quite fascinating all of that work represents.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #442 on: October 11, 2017, 05:26:13 PM »
Nice to know you are a big fan of B. Tchaikovsky. I fell in love with those works, especially Sebastopol. It's really engaging. I'm not sure whether Boris intended to create a descriptive symphony, anyway I could perceive ship horns, those busy activities of docks, etc. I found quite fascinating all of that work represents.

Indeed. 8) I must revisit this recording soon.
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« Reply #443 on: October 16, 2017, 07:54:58 PM »
On the way home from band rehearsal we were listening to Ferdinand Ries' Seventh Symphony.  I carpool to rehearsal with another musician.  A few years ago he and I performed one of Ries' piano concertos.  We were very impressed with the symphony.

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« Reply #444 on: October 16, 2017, 08:17:22 PM »
On the way home from band rehearsal we were listening to Ferdinand Ries' Seventh Symphony.  I carpool to rehearsal with another musician.  A few years ago he and I performed one of Ries' piano concertos.  We were very impressed with the symphony.

Ries' symphonies are pretty good actually. Unfortunately, I don't know the concertos. I have them, though. You encouraged me to listen to them when time allows me.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #445 on: October 19, 2017, 08:59:31 PM »
Tubin's Symphony no. 2 The Legendary. See my post in the Tubin thread :)

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #446 on: October 20, 2017, 03:05:23 AM »
Sibelius - Humoresque for Violin and Orchestra in E-flat major, op. 89 / 3
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #447 on: October 20, 2017, 04:31:17 AM »
Stravinsky's Les noces...I know I listened to this many years ago, but for some reason it didn't register. But now, it's quickly moving up for me as one of Stravinsky's greatest works.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #448 on: October 20, 2017, 04:37:19 AM »
Les noces! One of his greatest, for sure.

About 2 weeks ago I heard Primo Libro, a new a capella choral piece by James Weeks, director of EXAUDI in London.

Weeks used a microtonal scale with 31 notes to an octave, and then created major and minor triads using that scale -- ridiculously hard to sing, and definitely blew me away. I wrote about it here:

http://seenandheard-international.com/2017/10/vocalists-and-21st-century-microtones-in-a-crypt/

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #449 on: October 21, 2017, 02:00:52 AM »
Tubin's Symphony no. 2 The Legendary. See my post in the Tubin thread :)
I did. And hope you moved on to the Sixth in the meantime - his greatest, IMHO, and an impressive recording.  ;D
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #450 on: October 21, 2017, 07:12:40 AM »
I did. And hope you moved on to the Sixth in the meantime - his greatest, IMHO, and an impressive recording.  ;D

I'll be checking out the 6th in due course :)

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #451 on: October 21, 2017, 09:02:45 AM »
I heard The Chairman Dances (Foxtrot for Orchestra) in concert Thursday night by the Carnegie-Mellon Philharmonic. Everything about it "blew me away," particularly the percussion people. I ordered both the Edo DeWaart and Simon Rattle versions the next day. Wish the CMP made recordings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lbs7cUuk9z4
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #452 on: October 21, 2017, 09:16:07 AM »
I heard The Chairman Dances (Foxtrot for Orchestra) in concert Thursday night by the Carnegie-Mellon Philharmonic. Everything about it "blew me away," particularly the percussion people. I ordered both the Edo DeWaart and Simon Rattle versions the next day. Wish the CMP made recordings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lbs7cUuk9z4

Hey, I was playing in that concert! Glad you enjoyed it :) The Adams is such a fun piece, but it is stressful to count!

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #453 on: October 21, 2017, 10:24:25 AM »
Hey, I was playing in that concert! Glad you enjoyed it :) The Adams is such a fun piece, but it is stressful to count!
Thank you very much, kyjo, for the excellent performance.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #454 on: October 21, 2017, 11:57:07 AM »
Thank you very much, kyjo, for the excellent performance.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #455 on: October 21, 2017, 03:43:58 PM »
Just yesterday, Friedrich Gulda's Concerto for Cello and Wind Orchestra knocked my socks off.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/1VgVBv9M-rc" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/1VgVBv9M-rc</a>

or

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/Cdxa4uJ1Wyo" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/Cdxa4uJ1Wyo</a>
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #456 on: October 21, 2017, 07:06:28 PM »
Hey, I was playing in that concert! Glad you enjoyed it :) The Adams is such a fun piece, but it is stressful to count!

I didn’t see you in the orchestra, Kyle. :-\

Edit: Okay, I see that Jay F has linked a completely different concert in his initial post.
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #457 on: October 22, 2017, 07:33:24 AM »
I didn’t you in the orchestra, Kyle. :-\

Edit: Okay, I see that Jay F has linked a completely different concert in his initial post.

I'm glad you posted, MI. Originally, I searched for "Chairman Dances" on youtube, and nothing came up for the CMU Philharmonic. I didn't realize they had videos on youtube until today; reading your post inspired me to search for "CMU Philharmonic." Here's the concert, beginning at 25:55. It starts with "The Chairman Dances," and includes Stravinsky's Violin Concerto and Brahms' Symphony No. 2 as well.

https://youtu.be/QCqQhAdiFK4?t=25m55s
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #458 on: October 22, 2017, 09:11:46 AM »
I'm glad you posted, MI. Originally, I searched for "Chairman Dances" on youtube, and nothing came up for the CMU Philharmonic. I didn't realize they had videos on youtube until today; reading your post inspired me to search for "CMU Philharmonic." Here's the concert, beginning at 25:55. It starts with "The Chairman Dances," and includes Stravinsky's Violin Concerto and Brahms' Symphony No. 2 as well.

https://youtu.be/QCqQhAdiFK4?t=25m55s

Very nice, Jay. Kudos for the link. 8)
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #459 on: October 26, 2017, 05:34:33 AM »
Weber's Euryanthe. Can't believe my first reaction to this opera used to be meh.
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