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Offline eljr

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Compositions to greet and celebrate summer
« on: June 18, 2017, 02:57:20 AM »
With summer 4 days away, what are some classical compositions that celebrate it?
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Re: Compositions to greet and celebrate summer
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2017, 04:58:35 AM »
This immediately sprang to mind:


<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/n-95rYkIbmE" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/n-95rYkIbmE</a>

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Re: Compositions to greet and celebrate summer
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2017, 05:16:45 AM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/B5isq7c6Rwc" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/B5isq7c6Rwc</a>

Music I like, " a unique blend of Bergian expressiveness and Stravinskian objectivity".

Jill Gomez is exquisite.


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Re: Compositions to greet and celebrate summer
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2017, 05:47:57 AM »
unfortunately, not on YT. But this is a great work: Siegfried Thiele "Gesânge an die Sonne"



It is extremely (too) hot in Belgium ( ca 35° C) - the heat makes one lazy ...

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Re: Compositions to greet and celebrate summer
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2017, 12:06:55 PM »
An obvious candidate (and a quite delightful one, I daresay  ;) ):

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Re: Compositions to greet and celebrate summer
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2017, 12:36:14 PM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/4U1Kh1fvhZg" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/4U1Kh1fvhZg</a>

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Re: Compositions to greet and celebrate summer
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2017, 12:48:25 PM »
You know, Verdi wrote a  "Four Seasons", too.
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q8QweK7Ywg
 (It's the ballet in Act III of I Vespri Siciliani).
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Re: Compositions to greet and celebrate summer
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2017, 12:50:02 PM »
You know, Verdi wrote a  "Four Seasons", too.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q8QweK7Ywg
 (It's the ballet in Act III of I Vespri Siciliani).

And a fine one, for that matter.
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Re: Compositions to greet and celebrate summer
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2017, 12:55:20 PM »
And a fine one, for that matter.
Yes. It could easily be included as part of a full ballet program with other works, since it's half an hour in length, more or less.

And I actually embedded a Youtube vid. Yeah me!

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Re: Compositions to greet and celebrate summer
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2017, 12:57:26 PM »
And I actually embedded a Youtube vid. Yeah me!

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/8Q8QweK7Ywg" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/8Q8QweK7Ywg</a>

FTFY.
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Re: Compositions to greet and celebrate summer
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2017, 11:47:07 PM »
Purcell wrote "The Masque of the Seasons", basically one act of "The fairy queen" music.

And Webern "Im Sommerwind", one of the most luxurious late romantic pieces, again a demonstration that virtually all the "modernists" could have kept writing 1st class late romantic music if they had wanted to.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8-ZOFCKZXA
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The morning breeze like a bugle blew
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Re: Compositions to greet and celebrate summer
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2017, 12:49:06 AM »
Summer, light, night and day, heat..

Today the heatwave propably reaches its climax... expecting storm, and hopefully some cooler temperatures..
even searching YT is difficult...

Still:

Edvin Kallstenius - A serenade in the summer night, symphonic poem, Op.10 (1918): https://youtu.be/1TClWg0WvA0

Adolf Wiklund: Summer Night and Sunrise, symphonic poem (1918) https://youtu.be/K2VeFAM_35g

Frederick Delius: Summer Night on the River. https://youtu.be/Z6pquwsisEc

Wilhelm Stenhammar - Late Summer Nights Op.33  https://youtu.be/ASFufiLSjGo?list=PL19HvTvd1HxQh2DL8N-BoBH-gKlJ5sab3

Blagoje Bersa: Sunčana polja(Sunny fields)  https://youtu.be/8tQKZGgz5lU

Vincent D'indy - Jour d'été à la montagne (1905) https://youtu.be/DY0oWvDj0us

Zoltan Kodaly: SUMMER EVENING (NYÁRI ESTE): https://youtu.be/KxZBSEeP9yQ?list=PLWt6_IEyK6dwndtJ6D88rJCC0Tunh-9Gs

ARNOLD BAX_Summer Music for orchestra.wmv

Frank Bridge (1879-1941) : Summer, symphonic poem (1914)

And

  England - Anon. 1225: Miri it is while sumer ilast  https://youtu.be/7UvesKl8_W8


 
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Re: Compositions to greet and celebrate summer
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2017, 10:08:53 PM »
Although a season too early I'd recommend 'Enter Spring' by Frank Bridge.
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Re: Compositions to greet and celebrate summer
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2017, 06:21:49 AM »
Summer, light, night and day, heat..

Today the heatwave propably reaches its climax... expecting storm, and hopefully some cooler temperatures..
even searching YT is difficult...

Still:

Edvin Kallstenius - A serenade in the summer night, symphonic poem, Op.10 (1918): https://youtu.be/1TClWg0WvA0

Adolf Wiklund: Summer Night and Sunrise, symphonic poem (1918) https://youtu.be/K2VeFAM_35g

Frederick Delius: Summer Night on the River. https://youtu.be/Z6pquwsisEc

Wilhelm Stenhammar - Late Summer Nights Op.33  https://youtu.be/ASFufiLSjGo?list=PL19HvTvd1HxQh2DL8N-BoBH-gKlJ5sab3

Blagoje Bersa: Sunčana polja(Sunny fields)  https://youtu.be/8tQKZGgz5lU

Vincent D'indy - Jour d'été à la montagne (1905) https://youtu.be/DY0oWvDj0us

Zoltan Kodaly: SUMMER EVENING (NYÁRI ESTE): https://youtu.be/KxZBSEeP9yQ?list=PLWt6_IEyK6dwndtJ6D88rJCC0Tunh-9Gs

ARNOLD BAX_Summer Music for orchestra.wmv

Frank Bridge (1879-1941) : Summer, symphonic poem (1914)

And

  England - Anon. 1225: Miri it is while sumer ilast  https://youtu.be/7UvesKl8_W8

I see I forgot to reply but I listened to these and enjoyed!

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Re: Compositions to greet and celebrate summer
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2017, 06:23:03 AM »
Although a season too early I'd recommend 'Enter Spring' by Frank Bridge.


a season to early?

I'll be needing Autumn and then Winter recommendations first! lol
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Re: Compositions to greet and celebrate summer
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2017, 10:47:15 AM »
You're welcome. The seasons do inspire composers from all over the world.

We can pick this theme up ...somewhere in late september?

But do enjoy summer music first!



Dutch composer Henk Badings (1907-1987) is, at least, an interesting composer with a somewhat troubled WW2 history/biography (read Wikipedia  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henk_Badings). This is a jolly choral trifle!

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Gorgeous music by two other composers with a problematic attitude during WW2 ...(I chose this combination purely by accident).

Ildebrando Pizzetti (1880-1968), is another composer marked by WW2.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/PZTClWgoxn8" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/PZTClWgoxn8</a>

Joseph Canteloube (1879-1957) joined the Vichy government in 1941...He has a knack for the utmost gorgeous melodies ( cfr. the famous Chants d'Auvergne). Triptyque for soprano and orchestra starts with a lucious "Offrande à l'été". The poetry by Roger Frène is ...not up to Baudelaire/Verlaine standards. But these 16 minutes of very-late Romantic, quasi Impressionistic vocal /orchestral "beauté exquise" never fail to pull at my heart strings....

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/R9RshaSqv74" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/R9RshaSqv74</a>

Véronique Gens is excellent - Frederica Von Stade also made a great recording, (ca 1982), with Antonio de Almeida and the Royal PhO.

Peter

 
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Re: Compositions to greet and celebrate summer
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2017, 10:53:30 AM »
Suitable for Texans, where the July 4 weekend officially marks the beginning of Summerer

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Re: Compositions to greet and celebrate summer
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2018, 05:59:30 AM »
Suitable for Texans, where the July 4 weekend officially marks the beginning of Summerer

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Note that the Russian composer Boris Tischenko (1939-2010) composed a work called "Beatrice: A Choreo-Symphonic Cycle, Op. 123 (1998-2005), containing five Dante Symphonies, each on a different chapter of The Divine Comedy.  That's in addition to nine other symphonies (1969-2009).
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Re: Compositions to greet and celebrate summer
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2018, 06:26:02 PM »
Erkki Melartin's Symphony no. 4 Summer Symphony. A wonderfully life-affirming work!
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Re: Compositions to greet and celebrate summer
« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2018, 08:46:39 PM »
Mendelssohn of course:




Though we are a bit beyond Midsummer.  Here in southern California, the hottest days of summer are yet to come around the beginning of September, and it doesn't start cool down until late October, or around Walpurgisnacht.
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