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Offline david johnson

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Georges Onslow
« on: December 01, 2017, 08:58:26 AM »
I had not heard Onslow's music until today.  I enjoyed his sym1 and 4.  You guys listen to him very often?

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Re: Georges Onslow
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2017, 10:23:27 AM »
I had not heard Onslow's music until today.  I enjoyed his sym1 and 4.  You guys listen to him very often?

I like his symphonies, but his forte is chamber music. I am very fond of his many quartets and quintets. Here's a thread that is semi-active and fairly informative.

http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,13552.msg334409.html#msg334409

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Re: Georges Onslow
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2017, 10:38:00 AM »
I would agree that the chamber music is definitely worth investigating.
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Re: Georges Onslow
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2017, 01:12:31 AM »
Thanks, guys.  I'll be checking into his chamber works.

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Re: Georges Onslow
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2017, 01:48:32 AM »
Onslow wrote many works of high quality (in terms of craftsmanship) that can at times seem not very distinct from one another, despite the consistently wide variety of invention: I think this is because he sticks to four-movement plans most of the time, doesn't write a lot of good tunes and doesn't aim for originality. I think this recording is the most satisfying overall that I know: http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=138490