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Offline Scion7

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Re: The Cooke Book
« Reply #40 on: January 30, 2016, 07:44:12 PM »
There's at least one gasp left for this thread.
I would like to have his piano chamber pieces recorded and issued.
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Re: The Cooke Book
« Reply #41 on: January 31, 2016, 12:37:16 PM »
Lyrita will release these two premiere recordings of symphonies No. 4 and 5 in one or two weeks: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Arnold-Cooke-Symphonies-Nos-E-Flat/dp/B019CK9ZPO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454272551&sr=8-1&keywords=arnold+cooke
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Re: The Cooke Book
« Reply #42 on: January 31, 2016, 02:56:10 PM »
Lyrita will release these two premiere recordings of symphonies No. 4 and 5 in one or two weeks: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Arnold-Cooke-Symphonies-Nos-E-Flat/dp/B019CK9ZPO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454272551&sr=8-1&keywords=arnold+cooke
Have ordered this already.  8)
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Re: The Cooke Book
« Reply #43 on: October 13, 2021, 06:14:00 AM »
Well, the Pleyel Ensemble has rewarded us with several chamber piece CD's over the past few years.

My question is: has anyone hear ever heard a radio broadcast or live performance of a string quartet by him?
What was your impression?

These seem to be completely unavailable.
The Germans, who make doctrines out of everything, deal with music learnedly; the Italians, being voluptuous, seek in it lively, though fleeting, sensations; the French, more vain than perceptive, manage to speak of it wittily; and the English pay for it . . . - Stendhal