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Quote from: Mirror Image on May 28, 2015, 06:42:54 AMJust bought:
Quote from: Lisztianwagner on May 29, 2015, 06:29:42 AMAbout Stenhammar's Serenade:https://www.youtube.com/v/PbcVo7aq9joAn absolutely brilliant work, I enjoyed it very much! Such wonderful music, very powerful and passionate, but also elegant and poetical; it has a beautiful orchestration, with expressive timbres, harmonic richness and melodic invention. The colourful contrasts of themes creates an imaginative and suggestive atmosphere, in some way less Nordic and more straussian; I particularly loved a middle section introduced by woodwinds, the musical proceeding is so lively and immersive before bursting out into a climax with loud percussion and being followed by a very lyrical, thrilling theme that suddenly develops into a horns solo and, after a brief little climax, fades aways with the strings. Great composition.
Quote from: Mirror Image on May 29, 2015, 06:39:17 AMIt certainly is a brilliant work, Ilaria. I'm glad you enjoyed it! Check out his piano concerti next.
Quote from: Mirror Image on May 28, 2015, 07:39:03 AMCross-posted from the "Purchases" thread:Has anyone heard this newer arrival? I listened to a 15 minute preview via NML and was greatly impressed with the rather atmospheric interpretation. A great remedy to Jarvi's already much acclaimed performance (also on BIS).
Quote from: The new erato on May 29, 2015, 08:16:44 AMI have it and have heard it, but cannot offer more than that.
Quote from: Mirror Image on May 29, 2015, 08:46:13 AMHmmmm...care to elaborate whenever you get the chance?
Quote from: Mirror Image on May 28, 2015, 06:58:42 AMWell, I'd love to see younger people (even younger than me) get into classical music, but this isn't a fantasy world. Just imagine if I walked down the street and overheard two 16 year olds discussing the new Stenhammar recording? I would probably faint.
Quote from: Moonfish on May 29, 2015, 11:54:28 AMHmm,Have you ever walked down the street and heard anybody discuss a new Stenhammar recording?
Quote from: Mirror Image on May 29, 2015, 12:13:05 PMWell, I've never walked down the street and heard any composer's music being discussed.
Quote from: Moonfish on May 29, 2015, 12:24:26 PM Me neither. Apart from people emerging from a concert hall, but I presume that isn't the same as walking down the street..
Quote from: Mirror Image on May 29, 2015, 12:36:35 PMNope. Not the same thing. By the way, Peter, do you know any of Stenhammar's music? If no, then remedy that with Symphony No. 2 in G minor whenever you can.
Quote from: Moonfish on May 29, 2015, 01:48:53 PMYes, but I haven't journeyed through his works for quite a while. I have the Brilliant set as well as some BIS recordings in my piles. I see that you have virtually triggered a Stenhammar listening trend over the last week!
Quote from: 71 dB on May 30, 2015, 12:54:11 AMStenhammar! This damn composer has been haunting in my life for 15 years or so. Long ago I heard his Piano Concerto(s) (which one, both?) on radio. Sounded pretty good. The problem is: I have never bought anything by Stenhammar so he keeps haunting. Every time I try, I get confused and buy something else.
Quote from: Mirror Image on May 30, 2015, 06:06:16 AMI don't see how you could get confused about buying any Stenhammar, 71 dB? Anyway, since you're a big Naxos guy, there are plenty of recordings of his music available. Go for it!
Quote from: 71 dB on June 11, 2015, 08:48:26 AMThe Stenhammar CD (Symphony No. 2 on Naxos) arrived today. I just came home and sauna is 15 minutes away so I have to postpone listening the disc.
Quote from: vandermolen on August 28, 2015, 10:52:46 PMThe current BBC Music Magazine (October) features a fine CD including Stenhammar's Second Symphony (BBC Scottish SO, Hannu Lintu, live 2015 recording).
Quote from: arpeggio on January 19, 2018, 03:45:38 PMI was rummaging through my BBC Music Magazines saw that I had not listened to the CD. I am listening to it as I am typing this. This is some really nice music. I submitted a post in the "Pieces that have blown you away recently" thread about this music.
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