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Quote from: Maestro267 on April 06, 2023, 11:32:52 AMContinued with my symphony run today with Nos. 3-5.
Quote from: Brian on April 06, 2023, 08:42:17 AMMany people who go to concerts fit that description. "Oh, I love Beethoven's Sixth, let's go!"
QuoteAnd there are many repertoire staples where I fit that description, too. The experience of seeing a work live is so much different from hearing it on recording that it is very frequently worth reacquainting yourself with a warhorse.
Quote from: Brian on April 06, 2023, 08:42:17 AMBut many people at concerts here are those who don't necessarily listen to classical music day in, day out, or have a wide diet of music, and see going to the symphony as an elevated occasion. A social occasion or like a trip to the art gallery. This of course is the original mode of concertgoing from when public classical subscription concerts and operas began in the 1700s. For these people, a name like Beethoven's is a stamp of quality.
Quote from: Albion on April 06, 2023, 08:57:08 AMhow much more do we really need either live or in recordings at the expense of an alternative symphony, concerto, overture, string quartet or piano sonata?
Quote from: J on April 07, 2023, 10:20:13 PMSo given the opportunity to program an Atterberg Symphony with some major European or American Orchestra which one might grab an audience most readily?I'd have to say either No.3 or No.6.
Quote from: Maestro267 on April 08, 2023, 03:05:02 AMNo. 6 has the whole Columbia competition story behind it so it's got marketing value there.Concluding my cycle now with only my second listen to No. 9. It's not my favourite. I find it harder to follow than the other symphonies, largely because it's in one giant span, and the text is in a language I don't understand as well as other foreign languages I've heard in classical music more often.
Quote from: Brian on April 08, 2023, 10:44:37 AMThis might be sacrilege but I have thought/mused about programming the finale of 3 by itself. On a "Summer Night" type program. Something like this:Kodaly - Summer NightBerlioz - Les nuits d'ete(intermission)Mendelssohn - A Midsummer Night's Dream overtureAtterberg - Summer Night from Symphony No. 3Also, just found this interesting MusicWeb review of CPO's 3 and 6 coupling, by an author who had gotten the chance to meet and discuss the music with Atterberg himself, which offers additional insight:http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2001/jan01/atterberg.htmEDIT: Just finished reading that linked MW piece...wow, I had never, ever caught that big Schubert quote before! Time to listen to the symphony again!
Quote from: vandermolen on April 08, 2023, 11:15:27 AMI hardly ever listen to No.9.
Quote from: Symphonic Addict on May 24, 2023, 09:32:07 PMCPO did it again! I thought the releases featuring Atterbeg were over, but fortunately I was wrong. Looking forward to this new release! Supposedly it'll be issued the next month.
Quote from: Lisztianwagner on May 24, 2023, 11:31:51 PMGreat to see you're back, Cesar!I haven't listened to this particular opera by Atterberg, I'll check it out.
Quote from: kyjo on May 25, 2023, 07:39:53 PMWonderful news! I was beginning to wonder how long it would be before we'd hear any of his operas. Considering what a great melodic gift Atterberg had, I would suppose his vocal writing would be quite beautiful!
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