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« Reply #660 on: October 12, 2021, 03:54:06 AM »
Very cool. 8) Looks like a nice recording. The CD Accord label is, of course, fantastic and I've never bought a bad recording on their label. Looks like I may have to do some digging around to see if I can obtain a copy.

Looks like there is a brand new copy on eBay for about $37 cdn plus shipping.

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Re: Krzysztof Penderecki (b. 1933)
« Reply #661 on: October 12, 2021, 06:22:01 AM »
Looks like there is a brand new copy on eBay for about $37 cdn plus shipping.

8) Thanks, Ray, but I've decided not to buy it and find a copy of The Devils of Loudun instead, which will prove easier said than done. ;)
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« Reply #662 on: October 12, 2021, 06:24:01 AM »
8) Thanks, Ray, but I've decided not to buy it and find a copy of The Devils of Loudun instead, which will prove easier said than done. ;)

If you find two copies of The Devils of Loudun, please get it for me or let me know, as that is the one composition I really, really want!! 🙂

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« Reply #663 on: October 12, 2021, 06:25:18 AM »
If you find two copies of The Devils of Loudun, please get it for me or let me know, as that is the one composition I really, really want!! 🙂

Will do, Ray. 8)
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« Reply #664 on: October 12, 2021, 06:25:47 AM »
Will do, Ray. 8)

I don't want to get into a bidding war with you, John.  ;) ;D

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Re: Krzysztof Penderecki (b. 1933)
« Reply #665 on: Today at 09:42:28 AM »
I have a recording of Paradise Lost, I don't remember where I got it from or when, but (like pretty much all his work from the mid 1970s onward) I found it turgid, monotonous and unoriginal. The Devils of Loudun is a different matter, its succession of brief scenes matched by the kind of collage-like musical form he had made his own at that time, its musical idiom perfectly matched to its dramatic material. I'm surprised to see so much admiration here for his later work. To me it seems so dull and unvaried (as is perhaps evidenced by the way some of the concertos can be so easily arranged for different solo instruments).

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Re: Krzysztof Penderecki (b. 1933)
« Reply #666 on: Today at 10:38:37 AM »
Don't be that surprised. There's a reason it's approachable. We like tonal music here.