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Quote from: calyptorhynchus on October 14, 2021, 08:16:43 PMI think sometimes arrangements are worth it. For example, it would be good to hear an arrangement of Messiaean's Turangalia Symphony where the Ondes Martenot is replaced by a real instrument, a viola say. I once wrote to Messiaean estate, very politely, proposing this, but they didn't reply
Quote from: Roasted Swan on October 15, 2021, 12:21:16 AMHow on earth would that work? Apart from audibility no other instrument can seamlessly transition from high to low register likes the Ondes. But why change it in the first place - clearly the the composer wrote for that instrument. This idea is not an "arrangement" its at best reorchestration for no apparent benefit - unless its just because you don't like the actual sound of the Ondes?
Quote from: calyptorhynchus on October 15, 2021, 12:14:32 PMIt makes me want to vomit.
Quote from: Roasted Swan on October 15, 2021, 12:21:16 AMHow on earth would that work? Apart from audibility no other instrument can seamlessly transition from high to low register likes the Ondes.
Quote from: Roasted Swan on October 15, 2021, 02:05:22 PMthat I doubt
Quote from: Symphonic Addict on January 23, 2022, 06:55:57 PMWhat is your favorite movement from Sinfonietta?
Quote from: Mirror Image on January 23, 2022, 07:30:10 PMOh, that's simple --- all of them.
Quote from: Symphonic Addict on January 24, 2022, 09:17:36 PM
Quote from: Roasted Swan on January 23, 2022, 11:12:56 PMI listened to this version just the other day.....and enjoyed it a lot - I agree with MI - I like it ALL. With this - and other Czech recordings, especially those over 20 years old - there is this great brass sound that I just love. The Brno orchestra can legitimately call itself Janacek's own orchestra as he lived in the town most of his life so perhaps this is the authentic Janacek sound? But perhaps more interestingly for me this time was listening to the couplings. All of which I have heard over the years but in fact they rarely feature when I'm looking for some Janacek to listen to. But I was really impressed this time not just by the music but by these performances. These are late scores and mainly incomplete. The Danube Symphony features an extraordinary coloratura soprano part navigated here with confident skill by Karolina Dvorakova. Here in the UK one of our main high street banks used part of the Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin's "Wild Swans" score for a TV advert. I can only assume Kats-Chernin knew the Danube Symphony! The music here contains many of Janaceks latest even last scores and as such are of real interest to any Janacek admirer....
Quote from: Leo K. on March 18, 2022, 07:28:58 AMThis has been my jam this morning. I've been becoming a real fan of Janacek as of late. Broadening my musical horizons the last few years and finding new favorites.
Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on March 18, 2022, 07:41:22 AMGreat choice! Delighted to see that you've become a Janacek fan! By the way, do you know his two string quartets? They're big favorites of mine. PD
Quote from: Leo K. on March 18, 2022, 09:04:06 AMThank you! Yeah I've listened to them each one time so far - wild rides they are! I will definitively return to them too very soon. They are amazing conceptions and music, there is nothing like Janacek and I'm sad that I didn't get into him sooner.
Quote from: Spotted Horses on March 18, 2022, 09:21:33 AMIt's nice when there is still something new to discover!
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