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The Polling Station / Re: Favored Chamber Works Movements (Round One)
« Last post by Sammy on Today at 06:02:53 PM »
Round One is over as Ralph Vaughan Williams emerges victorious!!

Bound for the Finals:

Brahms - Clarinet Sonata in F minor/2
Shostakovich - String Quartet no. 3/3
Vaughan Williams - Piano Quintet/2

Round Two will commence in a few hours.
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David Maslanka just passed away (Aug 07, 2017).  He has a great home page: http://davidmaslanka.com/

He composed ten symphonies.  All of them with the exception of the First and the Tenth have been recorded.

His First Symphony appears to have been his doctoral work.

He passed away before he completed his Tenth Symphony.  His son completed the work.

See: http://davidmaslanka.com/works/symphony-no-10-the-river-of-time/

It was premiered on April 3, 2018.  Considering his stature in the band world my guess that the symphony will be recorded in the near future.

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Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier - 34
Berlioz: Les nuits d'été - 7
Boulez: Le marteau sans maitre - 18
Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat - 28 (+2)
Carter: String Quartet No. 2 - 4

Chin: Xi - 1
Chopin: Scherzo No. 1 in B minor - 10
Debussy: Preludes, Book II - 4
Hosokawa: Utsurohi - 6
Lassus: Psalmi Davidis poenitentiales - 1

Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A minor - 49 (+5)
Messiaen: Oiseaux exotiques - 1
Monteverdi: Selva morale e spirituale - 11
Mozart: String Quintet No. 6 in E-flat K 614 - 1
Schoenberg: Violin Concerto, Op. 36 - 11

Schumann: Fantasie in C Op. 17 - 8 (+3)
Sibelius: Symphony No. 4 in A minor, Op. 64 - 40 
Stravinsky: Threni - 4
Takemitsu: Toward the Sea I - 1
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde - 31
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The Polling Station / Re: Favored Chamber Works Movements (Round One)
« Last post by kyjo on Today at 05:43:50 PM »
Brahms - Clarinet Sonata in F minor/2 - 90
Brahms - String Quartet no. 1/2 - 40
Cherubini - String Quartet no. 1/1 - 12
Dvořák - String Quartet no. 13/2 - 10
Haydn - String Quartet, op. 50, no. 1/1 - 20
Lachenmann - Salut für Caudwell - 10

Mozart - Oboe Quartet/1 - 60
Novák - Piano Quintet/2 - 14
Respighi - Piano Quintet/1 - 35
Schubert - String Quartet no. 15/1 - 10
Shostakovich - String Quartet no. 3/3 - 64 (+5)
Vaughan Williams - Piano Quintet/2 - 100 (+5)
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by André on Today at 05:35:40 PM »


Thread duty:

August de Boeck: Symphony in G



Very nice indeed.  Glazunov would seem to be a strong influence.  Glazunov at his best.

+ 1

A very good work. I don’t know this version, will explore. Thanks !


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Thread duty:



I enjoyed it more than I would have thought. Very conservative writing, but also very melodious, with good working out of the material.
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The Diner / Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Last post by k a rl h e nn i ng on Today at 05:27:20 PM »
I'm rewatching Topaz, but am switching it off for the night. Numerous expert touches, yet tonight I was especially aware of what slow going the first 40 minutes makes.  On one of the Firesign Theatre radio shows, one of them says how awful Topaz is ... I listened to the show sometime after my first viewing, and I was inclined to think their dismissal harsh. But now, I wonder.

Separately ... is it quite aberrant of me, if I prefer Bananas to Sleeper?
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DOJ: Trump's immigration crackdown 'diverting' resources from drug cases

"Federal prosecutors warned they were diverting resources from drug-smuggling cases in southern California to handle the flood of immigration charges brought on by the Trump administration’s border crackdown, records obtained by USA TODAY show.

Days after Attorney General Jeff Sessions instructed prosecutors to bring charges against anyone who enters the United States illegally, a Justice Department supervisor in San Diego sent an email to border authorities warning that immigration cases “will occupy substantially more of our resources.” He wrote that the U.S. Attorney’s Office there was “diverting staff, both support and attorneys, accordingly.”
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Braga Santos Fifth
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Bubbles on Today at 04:43:40 PM »
Petrus Wilhelmi de Grudencz
Fifteenth-Century Music from Central Europe
La Morra
Glossa


I could listen to this kind of Renaissance music all day.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Daverz on Today at 04:24:46 PM »
Schoenberg: Violin Concerto Op 36
Rolf Schulte, Philharmonia Orchestra, cond. Craft



Far better, even if it doesn't quite match the best versions (Hahn and Blacher).

I haven't heard the Blacher.  My favorite is Zvi Zeitlin with Kubelik.  Kubelik brings so much more color to the orchestral part.



...Well, that's embarassing, I had forgotten that I paid for a download of the Blacher, mainly for the coupled Pelleas, one of my collecting obsessions.  Not sure I ever listened to the concerto, something I'll have to remedy.



That picture of Arnie also gives you a good idea of how intense his Violin Concerto is.

Thread duty:

August de Boeck: Symphony in G



Very nice indeed.  Glazunov would seem to be a strong influence.  Glazunov at his best.
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