Started by Sean, July 08, 2009, 09:03:47 AM
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Quote from: SymphonicAddict on April 20, 2019, 02:15:52 PMYesterday I stumbled upon some works of this rarely mentioned composer (Tractor's arrival at the Kolkhoz, The Iron Foundry and the Piano Concerto No. 1). I didn't listen to the rest of the works on the CD. The Iron Foundry is his most known composition, I see it like an industrial counterpart to Honegger's Pacific 231. Tractor's arrival at the Kolkhoz shares similar features with The Iron Foundry, although its beginning is rather slow and mysterious, and it becomes more animated as it progresses. Worth listening too. And last but not least, the Piano Concerto No. 1. It's undoubtedly the strong dish on the CD, and when I say strong dish is because it has all the merits to be named like that! Don't expect soft and tender music here. I hadn't listened to a piano concerto that was so impressive, original, riotous, frenzied like this for a long time. There are even some jazz echoes that make this piece greater. In short, this work is a must hear! It can easily go to the PTHBYAR thread.
Quote from: Jo498 on April 21, 2019, 11:40:58 AMThe piano concerto is a more daring and original composition than any of Shostakovich's concertos. Nothing else of the few works of Mosolov I have heard comes close (closest probably some of the piano solo) but the concerto is a hint of what more might have been if he had not fallen afoul with the Soviet authorities and basically been broken in the Gulag.
Quote from: vandermolen on April 20, 2019, 11:23:52 PMOh dear, now you are getting revenge for my tempting you with Steinberg's 'Turksib' Fourth Symphony. This looks like a must, expecially in view of your comments about PC No.1 and an earlier post describing it as Mossolov's (Mosolov's) finest work. Also 'Tractors arrival at the Kolkhoz' sounds like a must have. Thanks for alerting us to this Cesar.
Quote from: vandermolen on May 03, 2019, 01:16:20 PMCesar is right, that Mosolov CD is quite extraordinary. Mosolov seems to have been quite a character. He was denounced by the soviet authorities like Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Popov, Miaskovsky and Shebalin but, unlike them, he was charged with 'hooliganism' as a result of having taken part in a 'drunken brawl'. He also wrote to Stalin asking for permission to move abroad where his music would be better appreciated. Unsurprisingly he ended up in a gulag. Miaskovsky and Gliere intervened to get him released early. The 'Iron Foundry' is very special and if you like that you should like 'Tractors arrival at the Kolkhoz' also derived from the ballet 'Steel'. The 'Piano Concerto 1' is quite extraordinary - a kind of chaotic, modernist experiment which reminded me of something composed in the German Bauhaus Art School. Roslavets was another composer who came to mind in the Legend and Piano Sonata. Great stuff!https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Mosolov
Quote from: Roy Bland on December 18, 2020, 06:46:56 PMConductor Arthur Arnold has found music score of Mosolov's symphonies 3-4 and planned a cd for Naxos.
Quote from: vandermolen on December 18, 2020, 10:54:12 PMExcellent news!
Quote from: relm1 on December 19, 2020, 06:42:45 AMEhehe, sounds like my kind of guy. I would love to read his ill advised letter to Stalin asking to move abroad...no doubt written while he was drunk."Dear Excellency,You, I mean Pravda, have given too many poor reviews of my works. I therefore am seeking permission to move to a country that is better equipped to appreciate the talent I naturally am.Yours sincerely,AlexanderPS: The bath water is too cold, can the minister of comfort turn up the water heat please?"
Quote from: deprofundis on December 18, 2020, 11:26:28 PMHello wonderful kind buddy Vandermolen, I really like Mosolov , as a pianist he is really piano forte and confrontation, brutal in a way, I sure love what I heard of Mosolov intense panorama,, hard driven piano , thus said and meaning he has claws of steel .
Quote from: Symphonic Addict on December 19, 2020, 01:11:21 PMHis Symphony in E major on the Northern Flowers disc was rather disappointing. Too bland to be honest. I expected more propulsion but it went too slight regarding thematic material and cogent development.According to that, I'll be reading your reaction for that new disc, Jeffrey. Thus far, the Piano Concerto No. 1 remains my very favorite work by him. A spectacular work.
Quote from: Symphonic Addict on January 03, 2022, 06:18:11 PMhttps://www.youtube.com/v/2d63VVZI2jsThe Iron Foundry, courtesy by:Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka SalonenWhat a miniature masterpiece! It encapsulates all the machinery and hostile environment that means a foundry: heat, weight, presion, fires, etcA mini Concerto for Orchestra to be honest!
Quote from: vandermolen on January 04, 2022, 12:22:03 AMCount me as a fan as well. I like the new Naxos CD featuring the Harp Concerto and Symphony No.5.
Page created in 0.036 seconds with 24 queries.