Author Topic: The Iliad and The Odyssey --- a musical experience  (Read 2079 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline vandermolen

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 13388
  • Location: Rotherfield, Sussex, UK
Re: The Iliad and The Odyssey --- a musical experience
« Reply #40 on: October 31, 2018, 02:47:20 AM »
I bought the Armstrong Gibbs 'Odysseus' Symphony - possibly as part of a Dutton promotion - and now can't remember a single thing about it, good or bad. It doesn't seem to have made much of an impression. I will be interested to know what you make of it.
I must listen to it again as it didn't make much impression on me either. I like the Marco Polo release with two of his symphonies included.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

Offline springrite

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 6258
  • Location: Flying all over the place
  • Currently Listening to:
    Lots of Bach, Brian, Mahler, Rubbra, Beethoven and Buddhist chants
Re: The Iliad and The Odyssey --- a musical experience
« Reply #41 on: November 04, 2018, 10:45:33 PM »
I am very much impressed by King Priam by Tippett, Return of Odysseus by Arnold, and Penelope by Faure. I am thinking about using The Return of Odysseus in my class.

King Priam, while not necessarily a work to please the ear, is a very effective psychological drama. The Arnold work really deserve a place in the repertoire, and Penelope is one of the better French operas I have heard in a long time.

The Gibbs symphony did not leave much impression.

I have a few more to listen to this week.
Do what I must do, and let what must happen happen.