Author Topic: V.S. Kalinnikov (1866-1901)  (Read 28119 times)

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Offline OrchestralNut

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Re: V.S. Kalinnikov (1866-1901)
« Reply #40 on: March 12, 2021, 04:57:28 AM »
Yes you are absolutely right!  I can clearly remember the first time I ever heard that tune....  I've mentioned the shop before - Farringdon Records on Cheapside in London.  Downstairs was an Aladdin's cave of a Classical department presided over by Tony whose CM knowledge was encyclopedic.  They always had interesting/tantalising music playing and one time it was Kalinnikov 1 in the Kondrashin version



I reckon they sold out all their stock of that disc that day!  That would have been around 1980 I reckon......

That is quite a vivid memory, Swan.  :) The piece obviously made an impact.

My first hearing was on our local radio station this past fall, while I was parked in the car waiting for a pickup food order.  :D

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Re: V.S. Kalinnikov (1866-1901)
« Reply #41 on: March 12, 2021, 12:32:47 PM »
Yes you are absolutely right!  I can clearly remember the first time I ever heard that tune....  I've mentioned the shop before - Farringdon Records on Cheapside in London.  Downstairs was an Aladdin's cave of a Classical department presided over by Tony whose CM knowledge was encyclopedic.  They always had interesting/tantalising music playing and one time it was Kalinnikov 1 in the Kondrashin version



I reckon they sold out all their stock of that disc that day!  That would have been around 1980 I reckon......
Farringdon Records in Cheapside (and the famous Tony) was a treasure trove of discoveries in my 20s and earlier.
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Re: V.S. Kalinnikov (1866-1901)
« Reply #42 on: March 12, 2021, 05:21:43 PM »
I've performed this work in concert.  It's very fun and satisfying and audiences loved it.  The slow movement is very beautiful and a very satisfying finale resulted in a standing ovation.  I might have a recording of our concert somewhere.

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Re: V.S. Kalinnikov (1866-1901)
« Reply #43 on: March 15, 2021, 07:02:37 PM »
Thanks, folks. I also hear Bakels for a modern recording is a pretty good one?

Yes, it's excellent all-around!
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Re: V.S. Kalinnikov (1866-1901)
« Reply #44 on: March 25, 2021, 05:18:25 AM »
Well, in the end I decided to go with Jarvi for the two symphonies.  Looking forward to receiving it!  :)