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Pingoud's Prophet.
« on: April 13, 2014, 11:53:51 AM »
Anyone else here like the music of this Finnish composer? Ernest Pingoud (1887-1942) came to a rather sad end, under a train in Helsinki. I rather like the CD of powerful orchestral tone poems. Scriabin, R. Strauss, Wagner, Rachmaninov, Cyril Scott and Sibelius come to mind at times. There is however a dark, craggy poetry about the music, which I find appealing. The orchestration is strikingly dramatic and the performances on the Ondine CD seem very good too. 'Prophet'(1921) and 'Song of Space'(1931/38)were highlights for me:

« Last Edit: April 13, 2014, 12:01:48 PM by vandermolen »
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).