Started by Harry, June 09, 2007, 04:36:53 AM
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Quote from: Larry Rinkel on June 09, 2007, 09:02:59 AMMaybe it moved him to exit the room . . . .
Quote from: Guido on June 10, 2007, 02:24:59 AMSo which recording Gothic to we recommend? If there is more than one recording?
Quote from: Sergeant Rock on June 10, 2007, 03:46:02 AMHere's a site with information and many links to further articles about the Gothic. Includes the timings of various performances.http://www.musicweb-international.com/brian/sym1.htmSarge
Quote from: D Minor on June 10, 2007, 03:58:17 AMWhy is this called a symphony, when it's really like a sinfonietta?
Quote from: D Minor on June 10, 2007, 03:58:17 AM18 percussion: glockenspiel, xylophone, 2 bass drums, 3 side drums, long drum, 2 tambourines, 6 pairs cymbals, gong, thunder machine [not thunder sheet], tubular bells, chimes, chains, 2 triangles, birdscare...
Quote from: lukeottevanger on June 09, 2007, 05:16:31 AMThere's quite a collection of Brian fans here - in fact, a motley crew of ex-HB Society members ...
Quote from: Sergeant Rock on June 10, 2007, 04:28:33 AMAh, to be a virtuoso birdscare player! That would be the life.
Quote from: Christo on June 10, 2007, 04:54:39 AM 0:)
Quote from: lukeottevanger on June 10, 2007, 05:01:52 AMThat is indeed an exact likeness of the front row of seats which I remember seeing at the HBS-organised premiere of The Cenci a few years ago.
Quote from: lukeottevanger on June 10, 2007, 04:59:59 AMThe bird-scare, long drum and thunder sheet are marked in the instrumentarium, but don't appear in the score...
Quote from: Captain Haddock on June 10, 2007, 11:58:57 PMAs one of the motley former members of the HBS I recommend the following:Symphony 8 (a masterpiece)Symphony 10 (a masterpiece) (briefly on Unicorn, we really need a modern CD version)Symphony 9Symphony 7Symphony 3Sinfonia Brevis (not on CD)Gothic Symphony (wonderful orchestral movements, choral sections very impressive but go on too long IMHO)In Memoriam (great work)
Quote from: Sergeant Rock on June 10, 2007, 03:51:36 AMBesides Lenard's on Marco Polo or Naxos, I've heard rumours that there are boots of Boult's 1966 performance. I've never been able to get my hands on one though. For all practical purposes then, Lenard is it. Not to worry: it's a very good performance, and of course, inexpensive now.Sarge
Quote from: Hector on June 11, 2007, 04:35:30 AMCertainly, there are plenty of conductors, orchestras and record companies around able to process a Brian cycle.In fact, wasn't Marco Polo/Naxos doing this with the likes of Leaper and Friend?
Quote from: lukeottevanger on June 11, 2007, 01:11:46 AMIn Memoriam is on one of the Marco Polo Brian series.
Quote from: Sergeant Rock on June 11, 2007, 04:56:30 AMYes, they were...and then they suddenly stopped circa 1995. That's very unlike this company, one that has a spendid history of providing complete cycles. I've never heard an explanation why they stopped. Maybe there really is only a dozen Brian fanatics on this planet...not enough to sustain the cycle On this one, a very important recording as it allows us to hear Brian's final symphony:Sarge
Quote from: karlhenning on June 11, 2007, 06:00:18 AMI think the idea is they're waiting until the Dittersdwarf cycle is complete
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