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Offline vandermolen

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Re: Ukrainian composers
« Reply #40 on: January 11, 2017, 01:11:53 PM »
I like Lyatoshinsky's music. At least that which I have (symphonies 3 and 4 + assorted orchestral works/suites, on the Russian Disc label).

But TBH I have a feeling that Stankovych is a more individual composer. Not necessarily better (how can you tell when both are fine?), but I pull his discs off the shelves more often. This is one of my favourites, which I listened to last month:



"Modern" music in a sense, "conventional" in the other. Stankovych  deserves to be heard.
I need to listen to more of Stankovych - I'm sure I have a CD or two of his music - somewhere  ::)
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Re: Ukrainian composers
« Reply #41 on: January 11, 2017, 05:32:15 PM »
I have enjoyed some Karabits in the past



Even though the instrumentations he uses in his concertos for orchestra incorporate quite a bit of percussion and instruments less commonly found in the orchestra, I think his orchestration doesn't really venture away from anything that isn't standard. Much of the orchestral colour is stuff that has been heard before.

That's an excellent disc. I especially like those Silvestrov works.
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Re: Ukrainian composers
« Reply #42 on: January 11, 2017, 08:16:11 PM »
That's an excellent disc. I especially like those Silvestrov works.
Yes the Silvestrov is nice here. I liked it when Karabits deviated from my expectations here...especially with the inclusion of harpsichord in one of the concertos for orchestra! But I feel like these deviations to things a little more interesting/unexpected were just a little too rare for me.

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