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Offline vandermolen

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Re: Your Top 20 Favorite 20th Century Orchestral Works
« Reply #140 on: September 13, 2017, 12:42:52 AM »
I played the Kabelac some time ago. I must say it was an excellent recommendation of yours, the same with Novák's The Storm. I need to explore those ones by Sainton, Pingoud and Ireland.
Glad you liked those works Caesar.  :)
Sainton was, IMHO, a most interesting composer and largely forgotten.
'Nadir' is a very moving, short 'despair turning into defiance' war-time work. Sainton wrote it, apparently, after witnessing the death of a young child during a bombing raid on Bristol during the Second World War. His 'The Island' is very Baxian and there is his fine movie score for 'Moby Dick' - now on Naxos.
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Re: Your Top 20 Favorite 20th Century Orchestral Works
« Reply #141 on: September 13, 2017, 08:09:31 PM »
Glad you liked those works Caesar.  :)
Sainton was, IMHO, a most interesting composer and largely forgotten.
'Nadir' is a very moving, short 'despair turning into defiance' war-time work. Sainton wrote it, apparently, after witnessing the death of a young child during a bombing raid on Bristol during the Second World War. His 'The Island' is very Baxian and there is his fine movie score for 'Moby Dick' - now on Naxos.

War-time works are favorites of mine. 'Baxian' sounds intriguing, too. Now, all that sounds appealing for me. Thanks for your response Jeffrey!

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