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vandermolen

Quote from: ultralinear on January 04, 2022, 01:27:01 AM
+1.  This may or may not be connected with having had a vacation job in a steel foundry in my student days. ;D

For a piece of self-styled "machine music", hearing it in performance is a remarkably life-affirming experience - it never fails to get a rousing cheer from the audience, and for years was a regular favourite at the BBC Proms.

I'm looking forward to another chance to hear it in concert next month, as part of this program:

Alexander Mosolov Iron Foundry (machine music)
Sergei Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 4
Sergei Rachmaninov No 6 'Bogoroditse Devo' from Vespers
Galina Grigorjeva In Paradisum
Alfred Schnittke Three Sacred Hymns
Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No 2, To October

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Dalia Stasevska conductor
Neil Ferris conductor
Marie-Ange Nguci piano
BBC Symphony Chorus

I will be really pissed off if anything prevents me from attending that one. >:(

My favourite recording is probably this one by Svetlanov:

 

Which has a heavy, dirty sound that conveys well the oppressive heat, noise and dust when working in that environment.
I had a job at a Bronze Foundry in my youth before being sacked (fired) for incompetence.
Looks like a great CD.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

Symphonic Addict

Quote from: vandermolen on January 04, 2022, 12:22:03 AM
Count me as a fan as well. I like the new Naxos CD featuring the Harp Concerto and Symphony No.5.

Good to know, Jeffrey! There are some other fine recordings of his music, although we do need the other symphonies recorded, hopefully!
Music is life, and like it, inextinguishable.

I love the vast surface of silence; and it is my chief delight to break it.

Carl Nielsen

Symphonic Addict

Quote from: ultralinear on January 04, 2022, 01:27:01 AM
+1.  This may or may not be connected with having had a vacation job in a steel foundry in my student days. ;D

For a piece of self-styled "machine music", hearing it in performance is a remarkably life-affirming experience - it never fails to get a rousing cheer from the audience, and for years was a regular favourite at the BBC Proms.

I'm looking forward to another chance to hear it in concert next month, as part of this program:

Alexander Mosolov Iron Foundry (machine music)
Sergei Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 4
Sergei Rachmaninov No 6 'Bogoroditse Devo' from Vespers
Galina Grigorjeva In Paradisum
Alfred Schnittke Three Sacred Hymns
Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No 2, To October

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Dalia Stasevska conductor
Neil Ferris conductor
Marie-Ange Nguci piano
BBC Symphony Chorus

I will be really pissed off if anything prevents me from attending that one. >:(

My favourite recording is probably this one by Svetlanov:

 

Which has a heavy, dirty sound that conveys well the oppressive heat, noise and dust when working in that environment.

That concerto is unmissable indeed! Lucky you!

The content of that recording looks enticing, btw!
Music is life, and like it, inextinguishable.

I love the vast surface of silence; and it is my chief delight to break it.

Carl Nielsen

Roy Bland

Regarding Mosolov recordings of Harp Concerto ,WDR Orchestra/Sony  is far superior at Naxos/MSO,the German orchestra is more precise and the female conductor Stutzmann has a greater mastery of it, underlining the lyrical passages also sound quality higher.

vandermolen

Quote from: Roy Bland on November 20, 2022, 05:14:39 PM
Regarding Mosolov recordings of Harp Concerto ,WDR Orchestra/Sony  is far superior at Naxos/MSO,the German orchestra is more precise and the female conductor Stutzmann has a greater mastery of it, underlining the lyrical passages also sound quality higher.
Looks like an interesting CD which I wasn't aware of before. I'm curious about the harp arrangement of 'The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy' ;D
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

Scion7

"Many of the early works (among them a symphony and two sonatas, opp.21a and 22) were lost when a case of manuscripts was stolen."

Sym., op.20, ?1928, lost;
Cello Conc. no.1, ?1935, lost;
Stal', op.19a, ballet suite, perf. 1927, lost;

Elegiya, op.2, cello, piano, lost;
Ballada, op.17, clarinet, cello, piano, perf. 1925, ?lost;
3 liricheskyie p'yesï, viola, piano, perf. 1925–6, lost;
4 kadentsii i koda, op.26, string quartet, lost;
Tantseval'naya syuita, op.27, piano trio, perf. 1929, ?lost;

Piano sonata 'Iz starïkh tetradey' [From Old Notebooks], b, op.4, 1923–4; op.6, ?lost;

:( :-X :-[

It would be amazing if someone stumbled across these somewhere in a warehouse or a rubbish bin where the thief discarded the case.
(Bruckner's) is the career of a poor village boy ... The one and only really surprising thing about him was that after completing his career as an organist he suddenly began to compose music with a range of vision which in such a man would appear quite incongruous.

Roy Bland

Quote from: vandermolen on November 21, 2022, 11:29:12 PM
Looks like an interesting CD which I wasn't aware of before. I'm curious about the harp arrangement of 'The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy' ;D

good orchestration but it's just a curiosity