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Offline Dundonnell

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Re: [Desert Island]BWV v RVW
« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2009, 07:43:00 AM »
I could always start calling my GMG friends 'mates' but you might get the wrong idea ;D

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Re: [Desert Island] BWV v RVW
« Reply #41 on: March 20, 2009, 07:44:06 AM »
I could always start calling my GMG friends 'mates' but you might get the wrong idea ;D

I shouldn't, mate!

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Re: [Desert Island]BWV v RVW
« Reply #42 on: March 20, 2009, 07:56:13 AM »
Far be it for me to spoil anyone's fun......but can I just point out that it would currently be impossible to have the complete works of RVW on a Desert Island(I am presuming that Navneeth meant to listen to as opposed as the scores :)).

Until someone takes the trouble to record the Cantata "Folk Songs of the Four Seasons" that is ;D

I get the impression that some of you would willingly go to that desert island if as part of the deal the complete works of Ralph Vaughan Williams were to be recorded.  On the other hand, those of us who remain might be inclined to send you there.   ;D

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Re: [Desert Island]BWV v RVW
« Reply #43 on: March 20, 2009, 08:02:59 AM »
I get the impression that some of you would willingly go to that desert island if as part of the deal the complete works of Ralph Vaughan Williams were to be recorded.  On the other hand, those of us who remain might be inclined to send you there.   ;D

 ;D ;D

I MIGHT consider it.....IF you could throw in the complete works of Havergal Brian as well ;D

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Re: [Desert Island]BWV v RVW
« Reply #44 on: March 20, 2009, 08:14:06 AM »
Some music belongs on a desert island.
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Re: [Desert Island] BWV v RVW
« Reply #45 on: March 20, 2009, 08:15:31 AM »
Some music belongs on a desert island.

Brilliant!

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Re: [Desert Island] BWV v RVW
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Re: [Desert Island]BWV v RVW
« Reply #47 on: March 20, 2009, 08:44:03 AM »
True that I'm not a Brian fan -- however, the statement was not specifically directed at his music, though I certainly see how the juxtaposition might imply that.
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Re: [Desert Island] BWV v RVW
« Reply #48 on: March 20, 2009, 08:48:07 AM »
Humph!!

I appeciated the remark on a purely abstract plane, Colin! 'tis wicked!

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Re: [Desert Island]BWV v RVW
« Reply #49 on: March 20, 2009, 08:50:16 AM »
Oh well....that's a'right then, mate ;D

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Re: [Desert Island] BWV v RVW
« Reply #50 on: March 20, 2009, 08:50:29 AM »
I appeciated the remark on a purely abstract plane, Colin! 'tis wicked!
Thank you, Karl.  I do miss Nigel around here.  No doubt you do, too.
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Re: [Desert Island]BWV v RVW
« Reply #51 on: July 27, 2009, 05:19:30 AM »
Far be it for me to spoil anyone's fun......but can I just point out that it would currently be impossible to have the complete works of RVW on a Desert Island(I am presuming that Navneeth meant to listen to as opposed as the scores :)).

Until someone takes the trouble to record the Cantata "Folk Songs of the Four Seasons" that is ;D

Colin, someone now has. :)


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Choir of Clare College, Cambridge & Dmitri Ensemble, Cambridge, Sir David Willcocks

Both the Folk Songs of the Four Seasons and this arrangement of In Windsor Forest are world premiere recordings. The Folk Songs of the Four Seasons is a substantial work by Vaughan Williams, over 40 minutes long, for women’s chorus and orchestra. It is the most significant of his works never to have been recorded in any format.

The Folk Songs of the Four Seasons was commissioned by the Women’s Institute and first performed in 1950. The work has a Prologue and four sections: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

The coupling is the rare arrangement for women’s voices, by Guthrie Foote and Vaughan Williams, of the Cantata In Windsor Forest based on choruses from the opera Sir John in Love.

This new Albion recording is issued to mark the 90th birthday of Sir David Willcocks on 30 December, 2009. Sir David is world famous for his recordings for EMI and for his work at King’s College, Cambridge and the Bach Choir. For Sir David to record another major Vaughan Williams disc at the age of almost 90 is remarkable in itself and will ensure national and international interest in this recording.

 
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Navneeth

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Re: [Desert Island]BWV v RVW
« Reply #52 on: July 27, 2009, 05:38:09 AM »
Instead of BWV vs RVW, we should have BWV vs RV: Bach vs Vivaldi, who would win that one? :)

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Re: [Desert Island]BWV v RVW
« Reply #53 on: July 27, 2009, 05:39:47 AM »
Instead of BWV vs RVW, we should have BWV vs RV: Bach vs Vivaldi, who would win that one? :)

Bach wins all.
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Re: [Desert Island]BWV v RVW
« Reply #54 on: July 27, 2009, 05:40:47 AM »
Instead of BWV vs RVW, we should have BWV vs RV: Bach vs Vivaldi, who would win that one? :)

The only vote Vivaldi would get would be Bach's.  ;D
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Re: [Desert Island]BWV v RVW
« Reply #55 on: July 27, 2009, 06:10:44 AM »
The only vote Vivaldi would get would be Bach's.  ;D

:D
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Re: [Desert Island]BWV v RVW
« Reply #56 on: July 28, 2009, 01:37:12 AM »
It's all UK folk, innit?  ;D


No it aint! The thread was started by an American and there are several Dutch contributors at least - so there  8)
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Re: [Desert Island]BWV v RVW
« Reply #57 on: July 28, 2009, 05:29:23 AM »
The thread was started by an American

Really?

;)
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Re: [Desert Island]BWV v RVW
« Reply #58 on: July 28, 2009, 07:21:14 AM »
Despite a tendency to deep despair when I look at the changes in our world during the past half century of my life, there are some which gladden my heart--none more, perhaps, than the wonder we all take so much for granted already:  Instantaneous communication in a de facto global lingua franca between an Indian in Madras and an Englishman in West Sussex about their shared passion for great music.  If there is hope for our wayward species, perhaps it will be manifested in the ability of the WWWeb to bring us all together with shared understanding of what we all have in common...? 

Cheers, bros!
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Re: [Desert Island]BWV v RVW
« Reply #59 on: July 28, 2009, 08:16:42 AM »
Really?

;)

 :D :D :D  When did you move to the USA?  ;D