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Re: sir Malcolm Arnold
« Reply #480 on: December 29, 2020, 09:58:47 PM »
Not a fan of Palmer’s films, but for those that want to see it, his Arnold documentary has been uploaded via YouTube in its entirety:

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Re: sir Malcolm Arnold
« Reply #481 on: December 30, 2020, 08:41:59 AM »
I’ve been seriously enjoying Arnold’s overtures as of late --- both the Arnold conducted recording on Reference Recordings and Gamba’s recording on Chandos. These are such fun works and sometimes it’s great to ‘let your hair down’ so to speak, which Walton’s Portsmouth Point Overture also has done for me when I listened to it several nights ago. What I like about Arnold and Walton especially is their ability to not take everything so seriously and I find that whole English ‘stiff upper lip’ attitude doesn’t apply to these composers, but I think it speaks of their particular generation. The lip started loosening with Elgar, Delius, Holst and then Vaughan Williams and the generations after these composers.
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Re: sir Malcolm Arnold
« Reply #482 on: January 01, 2021, 04:03:28 AM »
Let's hope this centenary year brings Arnold to a bit more prominence, certainly for his serious works.

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Re: sir Malcolm Arnold
« Reply #483 on: January 01, 2021, 08:29:28 PM »
Let's hope this centenary year brings Arnold to a bit more prominence, certainly for his serious works.

I certainly hope so, but I doubt it. I think if anything what we’ll see is a rehashing of performances that any Arnold fan already owns. Let’s hope that Chandos and Naxos has something up their sleeves.
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Re: sir Malcolm Arnold
« Reply #484 on: January 02, 2021, 12:16:13 AM »
Let's hope this centenary year brings Arnold to a bit more prominence, certainly for his serious works.
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