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« Reply #680 on: May 03, 2021, 04:40:11 AM »
You are of course completely right.  I twitched when I wrote that thinking I was wrong....  I meant Kogan's recording of the Vainberg (as it was spelt on the original LP cover)



cracking disc!

Love that cover !

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« Reply #681 on: May 03, 2021, 04:56:40 AM »
Love that cover !

It was the memory of the cover that made me twitch!  I had a vague image of the font of the "V" for Vainberg and Violin being the same - so it couldn't really be Miaskovsky!

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« Reply #682 on: May 04, 2021, 05:56:09 AM »
It was the memory of the cover that made me twitch!  I had a vague image of the font of the "V" for Vainberg and Violin being the same - so it couldn't really be Miaskovsky!

In all my vinyl collecting travels I have not come across that LP. If I did I would purchase without hesitation.
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« Reply #683 on: May 04, 2021, 11:36:53 AM »


I recently saw this box set at an area music shop used for $6! To be honest, I am not very familiar with his music. Convince me I was wrong to pass on this.
A quick follow up, I was able to purchase this set today used for $6.97. It took alittle effort to find it since the store has a very large classical music section. It wasn't exactly where I expected to locate it, but with some effort I found it nearby. I thank you guys for encouraging me to buy this collection. With the price tag, I guess I can't go wrong. Now it's off to the music.

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Re: Nikolay Miaskovsky (1881-1950)
« Reply #684 on: May 04, 2021, 11:37:59 AM »
A quick follow up, I was able to purchase this set today used for $6.97. It took alittle effort to find it since the store has a very large classical music section. It wasn't exactly where I expected to locate it, but with some effort I found it nearby. I thank you guys for encouraging me to buy this collection. With the price tag, I guess I can't go wrong. Now it's off to the music.

Did you buy anything else?
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« Reply #685 on: May 04, 2021, 11:46:09 AM »
A quick follow up, I was able to purchase this set today used for $6.97. It took alittle effort to find it since the store has a very large classical music section. It wasn't exactly where I expected to locate it, but with some effort I found it nearby. I thank you guys for encouraging me to buy this collection. With the price tag, I guess I can't go wrong. Now it's off to the music.

Good news, Tom!  :)

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« Reply #686 on: May 04, 2021, 12:04:49 PM »



A quick follow up, I was able to purchase this set today used for $6.97. It took alittle effort to find it since the store has a very large classical music section. It wasn't exactly where I expected to locate it, but with some effort I found it nearby. I thank you guys for encouraging me to buy this collection. With the price tag, I guess I can't go wrong. Now it's off to the music.

Yes, good for you.
I hope that you like it now  ;D
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« Reply #687 on: May 04, 2021, 08:22:18 PM »
A quick follow up, I was able to purchase this set today used for $6.97. It took alittle effort to find it since the store has a very large classical music section. It wasn't exactly where I expected to locate it, but with some effort I found it nearby. I thank you guys for encouraging me to buy this collection. With the price tag, I guess I can't go wrong. Now it's off to the music.
Excellent! Hope you enjoy it.
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« Reply #688 on: May 11, 2021, 12:00:17 PM »



Prior to hearing this box set I had not heard a note of the music of Miaskovsky with the exception of one string quartet. I would sum up my first listen to the Symphonies of Miaskovsky as powerful, dramatic, tension filled and atmospheric music. I would also say that he was a terrific composer and orchestrator and that his writing for the woodwind and brass sections in particular was superb. He certainly knew his way around an orchestra. The music is very well interpreted, conducted and presented throughout by Svetlanov.
I will, invariably, return to this cycle in the future and I will want to compare future assessments of each work with my original thoughts as all of the comments were penned as I listened to each work for the first time.



I would now be very keen to follow up this odyssey with his String Quartet cycle of which I have only heard one.
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« Reply #689 on: May 11, 2021, 12:28:51 PM »
Your reviews have been very informative, Fergus !

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« Reply #690 on: May 11, 2021, 12:37:05 PM »
Your reviews have been very informative, Fergus !

Seconded!

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« Reply #691 on: May 11, 2021, 12:38:23 PM »

I would now be very keen to follow up this odyssey with his String Quartet cycle of which I have only heard one.

I can heartily recommend the Taneyev SQ recordings of these.

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« Reply #692 on: May 11, 2021, 12:57:51 PM »
Your reviews have been very informative, Fergus !

Seconded!


Thank you both very much. I do try not to ramble on but I know that I do not always succeed  ;D
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« Reply #693 on: May 11, 2021, 12:58:17 PM »
I can heartily recommend the Taneyev SQ recordings of these.

Thank you for that.
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« Reply #694 on: May 11, 2021, 01:03:13 PM »
Thank you for that.

In fact, the Taneyev SQ might indeed be the only complete cycle of the quartets, as far as I know.

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« Reply #695 on: May 11, 2021, 01:18:35 PM »
In fact, the Taneyev SQ might indeed be the only complete cycle of the quartets, as far as I know.

Cheers, I believe that you may be correct. Good things have been said of that cycle around here so that will do for me.  :)
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« Reply #696 on: Today at 12:23:48 AM »
In the UK the release date of the Petrenko/Oslo PO recording of Symphony No.27 (with Prokofiev's 6th Symphony) has been pushed back from April to 21st May:
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« Reply #697 on: Today at 12:29:43 AM »
Just listened to this disc. I have admired Miaskovsky's music for a very long time and have all of the symphonies released so far in my collection(with quite a few duplications). I had not listened to any of them for quite a long time and had forgotten how intensely moving No. 27 actually is. When one takes account of the tragic circumstances of Miaskovsky's last two years-for the reasons you describe-the music makes even more impact. I can never understand the notion that the appreciation of music should in some way be disassociated from the context in which it was written. Here was the most respected teacher in Soviet Russia who had produced a stream of beautiful but essentially conservative works humiliated by the Communist party machine.
Within two years he was dead. To produce such a glowing and triumphal score as the twenty seventh symphony is testimony to his spirit and the power of music!
I was just looking back at the early posts in this thread and liked this one by Colin (Dundonnell) who sadly does not post here any more.
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