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Re: Carl Vine (1954 -)
« Reply #80 on: November 19, 2012, 10:22:43 AM »
Heard this through the grapevine: in December Carl Vine's string quartets 2, 3, 4 and 5 will be released, along with two excerpts from his first string quartet, which doubles as a ballet suite. The latter four are in one movement each ranging from 15 to 22 minutes.

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Re: Carl Vine (1954 -)
« Reply #81 on: April 25, 2014, 03:29:45 AM »
Yikes, so no comments for over a year...

...and guess what? Today I bought that string quartets disc!  :D

All I've been listening to this evening is string quartet no.3. Partly, that's because it's the first work on the disc.  But also it's because of this article: http://www.themonthly.com.au/issue/2011/november/1320386866/anna-goldsworthy/right-composition

Specifically, the passage about the Goldner Quartet playing this piece right and making Vine burst into tears.

Mind you, I think I know why previous performances had been so unsatisfactory. To my ears the technical requirements of the outer 'movements' of this quartet are pretty terrifying. But in the hands of the Goldners, it's also electrifying.
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Re: Carl Vine (1954 -)
« Reply #82 on: April 25, 2014, 04:21:33 AM »
Thanks for the reminder . .. will try out the samples of that 'un.
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Re: Carl Vine (1954 -)
« Reply #83 on: September 22, 2018, 11:07:07 AM »
Just discovered Vine’s fantastic Piano Concerto (no. 1), a brilliant, exhilarating, and (in the slow movement) touching work. It’s written in a very tonal, accessible style but with a wholly individual voice. I urge everyone to hear it!



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Re: Carl Vine (1954 -)
« Reply #84 on: September 22, 2018, 03:08:08 PM »
Just discovered Vine’s fantastic Piano Concerto (no. 1), a brilliant, exhilarating, and (in the slow movement) touching work. It’s written in a very tonal, accessible style but with a wholly individual voice. I urge everyone to hear it!



https://youtu.be/YctQ6zeC0as

Everything I've heard of his is very finely crafted.  All the symphonies are wonderful.  He just completed his Symphony No. 8 and Concerto for Two Pianos.

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« Reply #85 on: September 22, 2018, 04:20:11 PM »
The symphonies? Oh yes, they are well-crafted, nicely tonal with some dissonances, and life-enhancing. I remember liking the No. 3 the most, the first two are not less than enticing. The use of percussion is quite effective, very luminous and strong. Vine surely deserves his credit like one of the leading figures in classical music , in Australia.

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Re: Carl Vine (1954 -)
« Reply #86 on: September 22, 2018, 07:23:22 PM »
I have the box set of the first 6 symphonies.

The first 4 I find rewarding, and from memory I think I particularly liked the 3rd as well.  I'm afraid I find the 5th sorely lacking, though, and the 6th only a little better.

I still must purchase a recording of the first piano sonata, at least...
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Re: Carl Vine (1954 -)
« Reply #87 on: September 23, 2018, 12:02:06 AM »
I have the box set of the first 6 symphonies.

The first 4 I find rewarding, and from memory I think I particularly liked the 3rd as well.  I'm afraid I find the 5th sorely lacking, though, and the 6th only a little better.

I still must purchase a recording of the first piano sonata, at least...

I have that set too but haven't listened to it for a long time. Must have another listen.
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Re: Carl Vine (1954 -)
« Reply #88 on: June 04, 2019, 02:14:49 PM »
Any thoughts on Vine's 6th (Choral) Symphony?

It's being performed here at the Grant Park Festival in a few days:

http://www.grantparkmusicfestival.com/2019-season/beethoven-symphony-no-8

I've been YouTubing it and it reminds me of Martinu's Gilgamesh (which is a good thing).
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Re: Carl Vine (1954 -)
« Reply #89 on: June 04, 2019, 04:01:55 PM »
Any thoughts on Vine's 6th (Choral) Symphony?

It's being performed here at the Grant Park Festival in a few days:

http://www.grantparkmusicfestival.com/2019-season/beethoven-symphony-no-8

I've been YouTubing it and it reminds me of Martinu's Gilgamesh (which is a good thing).

I like it very much.  It is a dramatic and accessible choral symphony full of bombast and tunes.  Go see it!

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Re: Carl Vine (1954 -)
« Reply #90 on: June 04, 2019, 05:23:57 PM »
Any thoughts on Vine's 6th (Choral) Symphony?

It's being performed here at the Grant Park Festival in a few days:

http://www.grantparkmusicfestival.com/2019-season/beethoven-symphony-no-8

I've been YouTubing it and it reminds me of Martinu's Gilgamesh (which is a good thing).

I’m personally not a fan. To me it’s just “okay” based on the recording (the ABC set of symphonies 1-6). But a choral symphony might well make a better impression performed live.
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Re: Carl Vine (1954 -)
« Reply #91 on: September 23, 2022, 05:40:53 AM »
There is a new release of Carl Vine's Symphony NO. 8 and Concerto for Orchestra for those interested.  Fine music of quality and vitality.

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Re: Carl Vine (1954 -)
« Reply #92 on: September 23, 2022, 06:05:39 AM »
There is a new release of Carl Vine's Symphony NO. 8 and Concerto for Orchestra for those interested.  Fine music of quality and vitality.


Agreed. This is a great release. All of his symphonies are high quality. The only work that I haven't got on so well yet from Vine, is his Choral Symphony #6. Aside from the symphonies, his SQs are well worth hearing. As far as this new release is concerned, I would also put in a plug for his Smith's Alchemy, which is such a lovely piece of music.
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Re: Carl Vine (1954 -)
« Reply #93 on: September 23, 2022, 03:31:58 PM »
There is a new release of Carl Vine's Symphony NO. 8 and Concerto for Orchestra for those interested.  Fine music of quality and vitality.


Cool. Though weirdly there doesn't seem to be any recording of Symphony no.7 available. I would have thought ABC would've wanted that to happen.
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