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I ordered 'something completely different' today:

It's got Stanford, and Kitson, and Wood, and... Widor... and... Bach. ;)

One more BWV 565  played with at least some dexterity   :)
Great Recordings and Reviews / Re: New Releases
« Last post by Brian on Today at 08:14:18 AM »
That David Diamond disc (Symphony No. 6/Rounds/Romeo and Juliet) looks interesting. Trying to figure out if it's a reissue, like the other Diamond symphony discs on Naxos. If it's not (and there's a chance it's a new recording, as the others are by Seattle/Schwarz), that begs the question of whether we're going to get the remaining symphonies recorded. I certainly hope so.
Recorded 2015 and 2016, world premiere recording of the symphony

The booklet by Robert Lintott has interesting remarks on the Symphony:

"The symphony would not be premiered until 1957, when Charles Munch led the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the work. Early reviews were acerbic. Winthrop Sargeant, writing in The New Yorker about a performance a few weeks later, said that the symphony “which was given its New York premiere in Carnegie Hall ... is, I think, possibly the worst composition of its type by a composer of any pretensions to have been heard here since the Philharmonic performed Carlos Chávez’s Third, about a year ago, and I can only attribute the flutter of polite and tepid hand-clapping that greeted it to the apathy of an audience that has ceased to make the effort required to distinguish good music from bad.”

"What seems to have set Sargeant off is what he perceived as a disregard for music of the past. “I can only conclude that Mr. Diamond either is ignorant of the tradition or is perversely and fashionably bent on writing as if it didn’t exist.” Strange words to hear applied to Diamond, especially in the context of this symphony, which relies heavily on traditional techniques. Written in three movements, the symphony is cyclical: material in the second and third movements is derived from that found in the first. This is a technique that is found everywhere in the work of 19th-century Romantic composers and continued to have an impact well into the 20th century. The second movement of the symphony alternates between the slow and fast themes while the third movement uses those materials to create an introduction, passacaglia, and fugue. Certainly, Diamond shows a connection to the long tradition of classical music, and this symphony is a rewarding listening experience, regardless of what Sargeant had to say."
Maiden-listen Monday
Piano works
Michael Korstick

I’m sure I mentioned it on this thread (somewhere), but it’s worth mentioning again: Segerstam’s Tapiola on Ondine is outstanding. I think he gets the piece right in that the pacing and attention to the dynamics in the music are exemplary. It has this shamanistic, dark forest spell-on-you vibe that is quite appropriate I think.
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