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Quote from: Irons on August 31, 2021, 11:35:31 PMMy choice would be Constant Lambert as he would have the most interesting things to say on other composers (Music Ho). Also he would buy me a beer or two.
Quote from: Irons on August 31, 2021, 11:37:05 PMMissed this, Jeffrey. How interesting.
Quote from: vandermolen on September 01, 2021, 05:01:03 AMThanks Lol. If I remember correctly the Care Home offered to put me through to him directly but I thought that this might be something of an imposition, so I wrote to him instead.By the way, Constant and Kit Lambert are buried (or their ashes are) in Brompton Cemetery, down the road from where I grew up.
Quote from: Irons on September 01, 2021, 07:16:44 AMFather and son together is good.I have a thing about cemeteries Jeffrey, they are so peaceful and with sense of the past and our forbearers. As weird as it sounds due to being cut of from our family because of Covid my wife and I found ourselves on last Christmas morning strolling around Leatherhead Cemetery looking for the grave of Lydia Mordkovitch. Didn't find it, but the surroundings matched my wife's mood!
Quote from: vandermolen on September 01, 2021, 11:53:37 AMOTThis might interested you Lol:https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/brompton-cemetery/explore-brompton-cemetery/constant-lambertI love the painting of Constant Lambert by Christopher Wood.When I lived in Earl's Court I would often walk through Brompton Cemetery - a number of famous people are buried there. Another image of CL with his beautiful wife:
Quote from: Maestro267 on September 02, 2021, 06:27:29 AMHas Constant Lambert invaded David Diamond's thread or?
Quote from: Spotted Horses on September 15, 2021, 06:12:38 AMJust finished my first listen to David Diamond's third symphony. A convulsively energetic first movement, a ghostly slow movement with considerable dissonance and sensuality, an energetic scherzo, followed by a return to the mood of the second movement, with a slow finale that ends quietly.A satisfying work; I think the second movement was my favorite part. The ending left me a little puzzled. Schwarz's recording is well done, perhaps the slow movements were a bit more tentative than I would have preferred.Given the quality an accessibility of this music, I'm surprised Diamond isn't better represented on record.
Quote from: vandermolen on September 15, 2021, 08:14:28 AMYes, I'm surprised that it's the only recording. I rank it as one of the Great American 3rd Symphonies, alongside those by Roy Harris, Copland, William Schuman, Paul Creston and Howard Hanson. If you don't know them have a listen to symphonies 1,2 and 4 which are all great IMO.
Quote from: Spotted Horses on September 15, 2021, 08:38:44 AMYes, I have the Schwarz recordings of 2 and 4. Seems like Delos' Diamond cycle ran out of steam. There is a Berstein recording of the 4th symphony, and I am curious to hear that.
Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on October 16, 2021, 02:13:07 PMSome may yet remember the GMG'er weirdears (Chris Forbes, who was a student of Diamond's.I've just learnt of Chris's piece Threnody Variations for Orchestra 2, in memoriam David Diamond ... a fabulous piece, I think:https://www.youtube.com/v/nEiPGM304XE
Quote from: calyptorhynchus on January 22, 2023, 01:08:35 PMAs people here will know I'm a great Diamond fan, but for some reason I haven't listened to much Diamond recently. Today I listen to the Schwarz recording of the Symphony No.1 and I thought that it was literally 'lovely'. (This is an adjective much overused in describing music, but justified in this case).
Quote from: Spotted Horses on September 15, 2021, 08:38:44 AM[snip]Seems like Delos' Diamond cycle ran out of steam.[snip]
Quote from: Peter Power Pop on January 22, 2023, 11:30:21 PMUnfortunately, the Delos Diamond series lasted a paltry five CDs.Volume 1:Symphonies Nos. 2 and 4Concerto for Small OrchestraVolume 2:Music for Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"PsalmKaddish for Violoncello and OrchestraSymphony No. 3Volume 3:Symphony No. 1Violin Concerto No. 2The Enormous RoomVolume 4:First Orchestral Suite from the Ballet TOMThis Sacred GroundSymphony No. 8Volume 5:Rounds for String OrchestraAdagio (Third Movement from Symphony No. 11)Concert Piece for OrchestraElegy in Memory of Maurice RavelConcert Piece for Flute and Harp
Quote from: Peter Power Pop on January 22, 2023, 11:30:21 PMUnfortunately, the Delos Diamond series lasted a paltry five CDs.Volume 5:Rounds for String OrchestraAdagio (Third Movement from Symphony No. 11)Concert Piece for OrchestraElegy in Memory of Maurice RavelConcert Piece for Flute and Harp
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