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Offline Roy Bland

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #9300 on: December 02, 2019, 05:40:11 PM »
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #9301 on: December 03, 2019, 02:38:12 AM »
Frederick Septimus Kelly (29 May 1881 – 13 November 1916) was the seventh child from an enormously wealthy Australian family. After grammar school in Australia, Frederick and his five brothers were sent to Eton in 1893, where he progressed on to Baliol College Oxford in 1909.

Music had been his passion since his youth; he had allegedly memorised Mozart piano sonatas by the age of five and began composing at around the same age. However, his parents dissuaded him from leaving Eton to attend a conservatoire aged 14, and Frederick found a substitute in sporting pursuits; football, cricket, but especially rowing.

Indeed during his life, he achieved most fame as a rower, winning the Grand Challenge Cup at Henley 1903 and 1905 and gold at the 1908 London Olympics as part of the men’s eight, plus a multitude of other events. He was apparently considered one of the finest ‘skulls’ of his generation, with a poise and effortless technique unrivalled by any of his contemporaries.

His musical and sporting pursuits were detrimental to his studies at Oxford (he graduated with a fourth class degree in history), but he had made the connections and friends he needed, and a large inheritance on his father’s death in 1901 and his mother's in 1902 meant that he never wanted for money, although the emotional impact of losing both of his parents within the space of a year marked a period of readjustment for the young composer.

Oxford had given him the opportunity to mix with like-minded individuals and after his father’s death he recommenced a more serious study of music. From 1903 onwards he attended the Hochschule Konservatorium in Frankfurt to study piano and composition, a choice perhaps influenced by the attendance there of another Australian, Percy Grainger, with whom Kelly had made an acquaintance previously, although it was also had an English contingency in Cyril Scott, Balfour Gardiner and Roger Quilter.

For the next five years his experience as a concert pianist fluctuated; his diaries record some triumphant public performances, but also disappointments (on one occasion, his memory failed him during a piano concerto). Meanwhile, he composed steadily, with his works making semi-regular appearances in London performances, although there was no 'break out' work and his archives reveal many half-completed works.

As a patron of the arts, he also encouraged other musicians, for example taking over the running of the Classical Concert Society. It was through this that he met a Hungarian violinist called Jelly D'Aranyi, for whom he composed several works and it is widely assumed he would have married, although this period of his life was marked by several relationships that cooled off before engagement.

The Grantully Castle, date unknown At the outbreak of war in August 1914, Kelly was quick to volunteer, joining the newly-formed Royal Navy Division in September 1914. Posted in the Drake Battalion, he was transferred to the Hood Battalion sailing aboard the Grantully Castle towards the Dardanelles in the eastern Mediterranean where he found himself among acquaintances such as the composer William Denis Browne, Arthur Melland Asquith (son of the Prime Minister, known as "Oc"), the banker Patrick Shaw Stewart (now best known for the war poem "Achilles in the Trench"), Charles Lister and most famously the poet Rupert Brooke, whose midnight burial on the Isle of Skyros among the olive groves is one of the more famous episodes in the early part of the war.

After the ensuing battles at Gallipoli, Kelly was awarded a Distinguished Service Cross for conspicuous gallantry during the evacuation in January 1916. While recuperating he composed his Elegy for strings and harp "in memoriam Rupert Brooke" (1915-6), one of the few works by Kelly to have been recorded.

He was promoted to lieutenant-commander, but posted to the Somme where a bullet claimed his life at Beaucourt-sur-Ancre on 13 November 1916 while leading an attack on a German machine-gun emplacement.

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #9302 on: December 04, 2019, 12:41:40 PM »
These two look good to me:





Both will be released on 12/12.
« Last Edit: December 04, 2019, 12:46:36 PM by Toccata&Fugue »

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #9303 on: December 04, 2019, 01:48:21 PM »
More JANUARY goodies:





This includes the original versions of Op. 18 No. 1 and the first movement of Op. 131.



"Der magische Spiegel (‘The Magic Mirror’), a 1954 ballet by the Swiss composer Richard Flury (1896–1967), tells a pantomime tale of flirtation, cuckoldry, magical spells and perdition – but this is no puritanical morality play: using the limited resources of a chamber orchestra to surprisingly full-bodied effect, Flury conjures up a delightful sequence of dances – a generous number of waltzes, with a czardas, a bolero and more – that skip past in good-humored succession."

The interesting movement titles:
I. In the Woman's Chamber
II. In the Laboratory of a Mediaeval (sic) Alchemist and Magician
III. Still in the Woman's Chamber

No front cover yet but there is a back cover posted:











IMPORTANT REISSUE:



This is the Astrée cycle that has long been out of print.

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #9304 on: December 04, 2019, 02:19:19 PM »
Also out in January - not found contents though.




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Re: New Releases
« Reply #9305 on: December 04, 2019, 02:51:31 PM »
Also out in January - not found contents though.


If you click through that Amazon link, it lists all the tracks. Not composers, but you can guess. Looks like arrangements, transcriptions, and encores.

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #9306 on: December 04, 2019, 02:56:48 PM »
If you click through that Amazon link, it lists all the tracks. Not composers, but you can guess. Looks like arrangements, transcriptions, and encores.

oh, so it does  :-[  :)
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #9307 on: December 04, 2019, 03:35:04 PM »
More JANUARY goodies:








IMPORTANT REISSUE:



This is the Astrée cycle that has long been out of print.

OK, well it looks like I can get out of January pretty cheap, and still come away happy!   :D

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #9308 on: December 04, 2019, 03:41:52 PM »

IMPORTANT REISSUE:



This is the Astrée cycle that has long been out of print.

Certainly important. Is there any information regarding remastering?
Tiden læger alle sår,
heldigt nok at tiden går.

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #9309 on: December 04, 2019, 04:23:42 PM »
Certainly important. Is there any information regarding remastering?
No, there is not. I skimmed the 168-page booklet (!) and the credits make no mention of remastering.

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #9310 on: December 04, 2019, 11:18:26 PM »

IMPORTANT REISSUE:



This is the Astrée cycle that has long been out of print.

Finally!  :)

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