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Offline Archaic Torso of Apollo

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John Vincent
« on: January 21, 2018, 03:43:49 PM »
I see occasional references to this composer here and there (usually regarding his Symphony in D), but he seems pretty obscure. There's a classic Ormandy recording of the symphony but not much else.

However, my interest was piqued because this symphony will be played at Grant Park this summer - interesting that somebody wants to revive it. Any thoughts on Vincent, this symphony, and his work as a whole?
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Re: John Vincent
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2018, 08:55:40 PM »
Never heard of him.
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Re: John Vincent
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2018, 09:25:43 PM »
I have the Lp, but can't remember listening to it.  There was a CD transfer on Albany:



On Youtube:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/RDgmGlD9dpk" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/RDgmGlD9dpk</a>

There was also a Louisville recording:



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Re: John Vincent
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2018, 07:01:44 AM »
Never heard of him.

I have the Lp, but can't remember listening to it. 

It looks like John Vincent has made a great impression on classical music fans. But I'll listen to that Ormandy on YouTube, to see if he really deserves such obscurity.
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Re: John Vincent
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2018, 12:21:40 PM »
It looks like John Vincent has made a great impression on classical music fans. But I'll listen to that Ormandy on YouTube, to see if he really deserves such obscurity.

Well, I have a lot of Lps that I haven't listened to.

I did listen to the YT video on my TV and it sounded wonderful.  I'll listen on the big rig today.

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This is a fine mid-Century American symphony.  Went ahead and ordered the Albany CD.  There's also an Lp rip offered by Pristine:

https://www.pristineclassical.com/products/pasc336
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Re: John Vincent
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2018, 01:26:20 AM »
I have the Albany CD, purchased for the Dello Joio. Can't remember much about the Vincent so must listen to it again.
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Re: John Vincent
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2018, 12:08:29 PM »
This is a fine mid-Century American symphony. 

Having heard it now, it sounds like some of the better Roy Harris symphonies, if not quite as tight and energetic. I do like this mid-century American style, generally speaking.
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