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Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis
« on: October 24, 2007, 11:08:12 AM »


Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Lithuanian composer and painter.

Well, you tell me. I don't have much to say.

Any favorite pieces/recordings etc.?

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Re: Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2007, 11:31:33 AM »


Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Lithuanian composer and painter.

Well, you tell me. I don't have much to say.

Any favorite pieces/recordings etc.?

The Sea (Marco Polo)
"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).

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Re: Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2007, 10:37:08 AM »
The Sea (Marco Polo)

Marco Polo?  ???

Anyway, screw the famous (in Lithuania) orchestral works, his genius shines through his piano works. Shame he died so young  :(

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Re: Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2007, 03:51:11 AM »
Yes, the famous symphonic poem about Marco Polo's sea travels... ;D

(Actually, thanks for the hint, vandermolen - I think I do need an alternative recording to the one I've already got.

BTW, I saw a nice 4CD box of essential Ciurlionis when I was in Vilnius - but unfortunately didn't pick it up. Maybe next time...)

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Re: Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2009, 06:11:32 PM »
I just saw his SQ music on that Russian Mobile Fidelity label, on ebay, but couldn't get to it in time. There have been no actual descriptions of his style here.

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Re: Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2009, 03:11:12 AM »
I do have his SQs on an LP and remember enjoying them the most of his output. I wonder if I'd still feel the same today... (Turntable doesn't work at the moment.)

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Re: Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2009, 11:19:14 AM »
I greatly enjoyed a recent release featuring Evgeny Svetlanov conducting Ciurlionis's 'The Sea' with Debussy's famous score and Glazunov's 'The Sea' - recordings from 1971-1993.

"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).

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Re: Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2015, 01:04:55 AM »
I greatly enjoyed a recent release featuring Evgeny Svetlanov conducting Ciurlionis's 'The Sea' with Debussy's famous score and Glazunov's 'The Sea' - recordings from 1971-1993.
I'm still enjoying the above CD  :)
Ciurlionis's 'The Sea' is a great, late-Romantic atmospheric tone-poem if, like me, you wallow in such material. It reminds me of the orchestral music of Viteslav Novak, who is one of my favourite composers.
I've just discovered this release from 2012 which looks good:


He was also a talented artist and you can buy yourself a tea/coffee mug featuring one of his impressive paintings. Imagine that! You can sip tea or coffee from a Ciurlionis-themed mug (on Amazon) whilst listening to his masterpiece 'The Sea' - a complete Ciurlionis experience!  :)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mikalojus-Konstantinas-Ciurlionis-Friendship-Designer/dp/B00ZG20O5S/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1444382585&sr=8-7&keywords=Ciurlionis
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"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).

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Re: Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis
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Re: Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2015, 09:59:29 AM »
"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).

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Re: Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2015, 09:16:04 AM »
Yes... Yes... And a review of the disc
http://www.audaud.com/2012/12/ciurlionis-in-the-forest-the-sea-de-profundis-lithuanian-national-sym-orch-and-kaunas-state-choirjuozas-domarkas-cond-northern-flowers/

Absolutely..... Northern Flowers is for lovers of Russian and Soviet Composers.
But I don't see any Gliere orchestral power coming out from that label....



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"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).

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Re: Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2020, 12:18:36 PM »
I'm still enjoying the above CD  :)
Ciurlionis's 'The Sea' is a great, late-Romantic atmospheric tone-poem if, like me, you wallow in such material. It reminds me of the orchestral music of Viteslav Novak, who is one of my favourite composers.
I've just discovered this release from 2012 which looks good:


He was also a talented artist and you can buy yourself a tea/coffee mug featuring one of his impressive paintings. Imagine that! You can sip tea or coffee from a Ciurlionis-themed mug (on Amazon) whilst listening to his masterpiece 'The Sea' - a complete Ciurlionis experience!  :)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mikalojus-Konstantinas-Ciurlionis-Friendship-Designer/dp/B00ZG20O5S/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1444382585&sr=8-7&keywords=Ciurlionis
I was able to get ahold of this CD and so far listened to "In the Forest" (symphonic poem from 1901).  Enjoyable!

PD

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Re: Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2020, 12:59:51 PM »
I was able to get ahold of this CD and so far listened to "In the Forest" (symphonic poem from 1901).  Enjoyable!

PD

You should try 'The Sea' PD - his masterpiece I believe. Tragic that he died so young. Recently I've been enjoying this CD:
"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).