Started by Albion, September 03, 2011, 12:57:00 PM
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Quote from: J. Z. Herrenberg on September 04, 2011, 07:00:42 AMEngland and Scotland are safe again, with these two men behind their stereos.Holland, too, come to think of it, as I am going to listen to Bantock's Celtic. Wow! What beauty!
Quote from: vandermolen on September 04, 2011, 07:16:59 AMLet us know what you think Johan - the opening is wonderfully atmospheric I think. The historic recording (only a few years after the Celtic Symphony was composed) adds to it I think.
Quote from: J. Z. Herrenberg on September 04, 2011, 07:22:51 AMThat 'Wow!' was for Bantock. The Celtic Symphony just finished. I love it. In the beautiful passages the strings sound more 'melting', and in the more robust ones they have an earthier sound than in the classic Handley recording. Wonderful performance!
Quote from: vandermolen on September 04, 2011, 07:27:02 AMYes, it's great - faster than the Handley, as was possibly the custom at the time (was it on a 78 or early LP I wonder?) - quite a different performance but very beautiful in the lyrical sections and, as you say, earthier in the more robust passages + there is a greater sense of rhytmic urgency I think - very moving.
Quote from: J. Z. Herrenberg on September 04, 2011, 07:31:01 AMYes, forgot to mention that - that tempo is much faster, but it works really well. The piece is less contemplative that way, perhaps even less overtly 'beautiful'.
Quote from: Mirror Image on September 06, 2011, 11:34:55 AMKoechlin fits the mold of an unsung composer I think. As much as I would like to think that his music is being heard, it's probably not.
Quote from: thalbergmad on September 06, 2011, 11:43:23 AMMy only experience of him thus far was his Ballade Op.50. I thought it was beautiful and flowing, but its haunting melodies would stop me from listening to it again in a dark room on my own.Thal
Quote from: Albion on September 04, 2011, 11:02:12 PMDundonnell has reported problems downloading a couple of files from the British music folders over at UC. From experience with mediafire (a very good but not infallible host) this can happen from time to time without any apparent reason, especially if the file has not been accessed for quite a while. As with most things to do with computing, nothing ever seems to operate in quite the way that it should do all the time! Hopefully, this glitch is limited to just a few 'rogue' items, but if members are downloading files from the British section and encounter similar intractable error messages, please send me a list of these and I will endeavour to get them sorted out.
Quote from: vandermolen on September 06, 2011, 02:54:38 PMI couldn't download Novak's 'Autumn Symphony' from the Czech composer's section.
Quote from: Dundonnell on September 06, 2011, 03:06:49 PMI downloaded it but it is in .rar format of course which needs to be opened.
Quote from: J. Z. Herrenberg on September 07, 2011, 04:55:04 AMAnother nice list, Colin, and one which doesn't cause RSI. Can't wait for the next one, with all those Asian symphonists.
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