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Composing and Performing / Re: jessop's compositions
« Last post by shirime on Today at 10:04:54 PM »
By the start of November I will have a new electroacoustic piece finished that I can no clue when I'll start working on it but the due date is coming up! Tonight I'm giving a concert doing a guitar improvisation called Playing Without Memory no. 2 and I'll be wearing black shoes, beige trousers, a button up shirt with a pattern of multicoloured rhombus-shaped 'rings' on a navy blue background, a black jacket and red sunglasses.
General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Que on Today at 09:32:39 PM »

On to the 2nd disc, where the instrumental pieces are mixed in with vocal music written by Alessandro Grandi and sung by soprano Julie Hassler.

General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Mandryka on Today at 09:12:37 PM »

An astonishing performance of Mozart K448 from Ranki and Kocsis, a non-commercial transfer of the LP. If anyone wants it they can PM me.
Opera and Vocal / Re: What Opera Are You Listening to Now?
« Last post by Mandryka on Today at 09:03:40 PM »
I’ve seen the Miserly Knight, I can’t remember where, it was fully staged though, I thought it was very very boring! 
Composing and Performing / Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Last post by Jackman on Today at 08:51:58 PM »
Couple of new ditties available.

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Download 'em in one sleek package (if you should so require) in mp3 or FLAC.

Your music sounds really cool
The Diner / Re: What are you currently reading?
« Last post by Ghost of Baron Scarpia on Today at 08:45:25 PM »
In my experience these cheapie Kindle collections are the same translations as thise listed on PG . So why pay 99 cents for what you can get for free?

For the princely sum of $0.99 the publisher makes the ebook available in my Kindle library for transparent download on on my Kindle and in the Kindle Apps in all of my iOS, MacOS and Windows devices. It is a price I am willing to pay to be freed of the chore of managing a file downloaded from PG.

Looks like a fantastic deal, Baron. You can pick and choose from the various stories (norman, parisian, others) by Maupassant. Hope you enjoy them !

One drawback of this edition is that the stories are not grouped in the categories you mention. Wikipedia is no help. Also, no mention or credit to translators. Oh well.

I know I read Bel Ami at some point, don't remember it. What's the first story I should read?
An assortment of Sibelius’ masterful tone poems from this set:

General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by listener on Today at 07:36:59 PM »
Broadcast from the Spokane Symphony:  TAN DUN: Symphony on 3 Notes (A-B-C)
Interesting contrast between the start of a minor scale and conclusion of a major one
CORIGLIANO Red Violin Chaconne     TCHAIKOWSKY: Symphony 5  -  very enthusiastic playing
Discs:  TANSMAN  Chamber music   ROREM, CORIGLIANO : music for 2 pianos.
Composer Discussion / Re: Vaughan Williams's Veranda
« Last post by Mirror Image on Today at 07:30:44 PM »
Haha  :D

I don't know a better performance of the Five Mystical Songs although I also like the CD conducted by Bryden Thomson which couples it with Dona Nobis Pacem.

The Willcocks performance of Five Mystical Songs is in a class of its’ own. Truly a magnificent performance and I’ve heard, and own, several.
A piece by Martinu, Sinfonia Concertante for Oboe, Bassoon, Violin, Cello and orchestra. Hickox and the London Sinfonietta. I am not aware of another recording of this piece. There is an earlier wo by Martinu called Sinfonia Concertante but it is a different piece. This one was written in 1949, I think

It is a really amazing piece. It has the general organization of a Baroque Concerto Grosso, but reimagined in 20th century style. The usual baroque techniques are there, tutti vs concertante contrasts, melodic sequence, etc, but with a modern harmonic intensity. Really a wonderful work. I discovered it along side another fine work, the double concerto or two string orchestras, piano and timpani, which is also recorded by Hickox, but which I think gets its best performance by Conlon and the Orchestra National de France.

I have this 2-CD set somewhere. I must pull it out. The best I can remember of this work is it’s textbook Neoclassical Martinů. Apparently, there’s two Sinfonia Concertante pieces as there’s another one composed for two orchestras that has been recorded by Bělohlávek (on Supraphon).
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