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Offline Florestan

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Re: Your favorite orchestra names
« Reply #60 on: January 15, 2019, 12:39:27 PM »
Eindhoven relates to the Netherlands as Galați does to Romania - but with the historical centre mostly destroyed. I.e. not the only possible entry, nor a place where the far sweeter sounds of Low-Saxon are heard.  8) Anyhow: love German.  ;D

Excepting the fact that the historical center of Galați is mostly destroyed as well, the analogy is wrong, Galați lies in the historical province of Moldavia, where the pronunciation is notorious for making consonants sweet and soft and vowels sweeter and softer. :D

A better analogy would be Târgu Jiu (pronounce that!), in the historical province of Oltenia, where the pronunciation is harsher and hastier.  ;)
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« Reply #61 on: January 15, 2019, 12:47:38 PM »
The analogy is wrong. Galați lies in the historical province of Moldavia, where the pronunciation is notorious for making consonants sweet and soft and vowels sweeter and softer. :D
A better analogy would be Târgu Jiu (pronounce that!), in the historical province of Oltenia, where the pronunciation is harsher and hastier.  ;)
I was referring to the industrial scene, not exactly a cultural centre let alone marked by a specific pronunciation (because of the industrial immigrants of Eindhoven, there's hardly a  local dialect, though surrounded by the province of Brabant with its typical Southern variant of Dutch). Correct: I'd rather pronounce 'Târgu Jiu' the Northern way.   8)

Orchestra Simfonica Bucuresti or
Orchestrele şi Corurile Radio or
ORCHESTRA FILARMONICII GEORGE ENESCU or
Filarmonica „Banatul” Timişoara
Think I heard three of them.  :D
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« Reply #62 on: January 15, 2019, 02:13:40 PM »
You call Italian language a tongue twister?  :o Then how about Symfonisch Blaasorkest "Amsterdamse Tramharmonie", Het Brabants Orkest or Koninklijk Filharmonisch Orkest van Vlaanderen;D

I do like "symphonic wind orchestras" even if their repertoire can be ..."uneven". I don't know the Amsterdam Tramharmonie but they must be a well respected ensemble. Do check their website:

https://tramharmonie.nl/



Het Brabants Orkest (est.1950) no longer exists. I heard them frequently in my youth when they performed in the region of Tilburg, Breda, Eindhoven, 's Hertogenbosch and provincial towns in Belgium (Turnhout).
In 2013 -due to drastic saving measures - it had to merge with het Limburgs Symfonie orkest. A new orchestra was formed , de Philharmonie Zuidnederland. 

https://www.philharmoniezuidnederland.nl/home/

My hometown orchestra is no longer called Koninklijk Filharmonisch Orkest van Vlaanderen (Royal philharmonic orchestra of Flanders).
It went through many names:

At the start, in 1955: De Philharmonie van Antwerpen
januari 1985: Filharmonisch Orkest van Vlaanderen
juli 1985: Koninklijk Filharmonisch Orkest van Vlaanderen
september 2002: Koninklijke Filharmonie van Vlaanderen - roepnaam (=short) "deFilharmonie" (no blank).
april 2017: Antwerp Symphony Orchestra

They're doing a great job - with Herreweghe and Elim Chan as conductors. Martyn Brabbins is often guest, as is Edo de Waart and Christian Lindberg.

http://www.antwerpsymphonyorchestra.be/


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Re: Your favorite orchestra names
« Reply #63 on: January 15, 2019, 02:27:42 PM »
Occasionally that orchestra does perform in public. I heard them in 2005 /Paris / Cité de la Musique :

Œuvres de Varèse, Jolivet et Messiaen par Yvonne Naef (mezzo-soprano), Chœur de l'Armée française, Orchestre du Conservatoire, Pierre Boulez (direction).

Varèse: Equatorial
Messiaen: Poèmes pour Mi
Jolivet: 5 danses rituelles

Memorable!

Great indeed !

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Re: Your favorite orchestra names
« Reply #64 on: January 16, 2019, 02:26:21 AM »
Artur Rubinstein Philharmonic Orchestra
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« Reply #65 on: January 16, 2019, 02:43:16 AM »
Another fairly long-winded name -The State Symphony Orchestra of the USSR Ministry of Culture. I only have them in the Vaughan Williams symphony cycle conducted by Gennady Rozhdestvensky (a conductor whose name I have to double-check every time I type it).

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« Reply #66 on: January 16, 2019, 03:51:34 AM »
Another fairly long-winded name -The State Symphony Orchestra of the USSR Ministry of Culture. I only have them in the Vaughan Williams symphony cycle conducted by Gennady Rozhdestvensky (a conductor whose name I have to double-check every time I type it).

Yes, I love those old soviet orchestral names, like Grand Symphony Orchestra of the USSR.
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« Reply #67 on: January 16, 2019, 04:20:38 AM »
Yes, I love those old soviet orchestral names, like Grand Symphony Orchestra of the USSR.

A bit of a pain in the neck to type out when posting. The Sea Symphony from the RVW set also had The Choir of the Leningrad Music Society and The Choir of the Rimsky-Korsakov Muisc College - I think I just put 'and choirs'.

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« Reply #68 on: January 16, 2019, 09:48:10 AM »
A bit of a pain in the neck to type out when posting. The Sea Symphony from the RVW set also had The Choir of the Leningrad Music Society and The Choir of the Rimsky-Korsakov Muisc College - I think I just put 'and choirs'.
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Re: Your favorite orchestra names
« Reply #69 on: January 16, 2019, 01:39:15 PM »
My CD of Gliere's Cello Concerto is performed by the Russian Cinematographic SO, whose name I rather like.
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Re: Your favorite orchestra names
« Reply #70 on: January 16, 2019, 05:34:13 PM »
I received some CDs today. One is by Sergeant Rock’ s hometown band:



And another one is with... what ??



I checked the net and I found that Hyvinkää is a city of 46000 in southern Finland. Its Wiki entry makes no mention of an orchestra, but said orchestra does have a web site (with English translation) ! This is one of the 2 recordings they made.  More power to them !

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« Reply #71 on: January 17, 2019, 02:49:30 AM »
I like this one:

The Japan Grand Self-Defence Force Central Band.

And what is more: they perform Koechlin!

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

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Re: Your favorite orchestra names
« Reply #72 on: January 17, 2019, 03:06:41 AM »
I like this one:

The Japan Grand Self-Defence Force Central Band.

And what is more: they perform Koechlin!

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/TPxhDAeOEwo" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/TPxhDAeOEwo</a>
Another military band with a great name: Musiques des Équipages de la Flotte de Toulon.



And they’ve recorded Schmitt, Hindemith and Milhaud!



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Re: Your favorite orchestra names
« Reply #73 on: January 17, 2019, 08:29:46 AM »
I like this one:

The Japan Grand Self-Defence Force Central Band.

And what is more: they perform Koechlin!

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/TPxhDAeOEwo" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/TPxhDAeOEwo</a>
Possibly my favourite name so far!
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« Reply #74 on: January 17, 2019, 08:42:52 AM »
Aha! The name is propably misspelled on the Koechlin/YT:



Not "grand" but "ground" ...and that makes more sense.

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Re: Your favorite orchestra names
« Reply #75 on: January 17, 2019, 12:50:15 PM »
I wonder if they have a back band, a front band and lateral bands ?

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Re: Your favorite orchestra names
« Reply #76 on: January 17, 2019, 01:12:24 PM »
I received some CDs today. One is by Sergeant Rock’ s hometown band:



That looks interesting.

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Re: Your favorite orchestra names
« Reply #77 on: January 17, 2019, 01:35:58 PM »
Sometimes everybody seems happy nobody knows the band's name exactly:
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Re: Your favorite orchestra names
« Reply #78 on: January 20, 2019, 09:17:44 PM »
Not a very good answer - or at least, not an exotic one - but I've always liked names that are of radio orchestras, so BBC Symphony Orchestra, NBC Symphony Orchestra, NDR etc simply because of the nostalgia aspect. The idea of sitting down in the evening and switching on the 'wireless' (allowing a few minutes for it to warm up, of course) appeals to me.
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« Reply #79 on: January 21, 2019, 01:20:32 AM »
+1!!!!!