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Quote from: vers la flamme on March 17, 2023, 03:42:15 PMAny recommendations for a good biography or "life and works" monograph on RVW? I expect there must be at least a few out there. I am sorry if the question has already been posed and answered recently, this thread is too long for me to dig through.
Quote from: vandermolen on March 18, 2023, 10:42:42 AMI like this new biography - a good modern overview.
Quote from: vandermolen on March 19, 2023, 05:44:00 AMDona Nobis Pacem has been well-served on disc. I do not know of a 'bad' recording. Do you have a favourite version and if so why?
Quote from: VonStupp on March 19, 2023, 06:48:55 AMI have recently been turned towards Hickox's outing. He goes against the grain by choosing broad tempos for the middle movements, some almost dangerously slow, but the outcome is thrilling.Haven't heard Litton's on Hyperion, but I think I would be more interested in hearing the Stephen Hough Mass than their traversal of Dona.
Quote from: vandermolen on March 19, 2023, 06:52:16 AMThanks v much VS!I must listen to Hickox again. I really enjoyed the Litton recording on Hyperion although, sorry to say, I did not like the accompanying work by Stephen Hough.
Quote from: vers la flamme on March 19, 2023, 08:05:22 AMDNP is one of my favorite RVW works and I have two recordings. The first I ever got was Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony, and I may be biased because that's the home team, but it sounds excellent to me. Spano was a big fan of RVW and programmed his works a lot during his directorship here which ended last year. The other I have is Hickox in London which I remember being quite a bit slower, but also very good. @Ilaria, I must hear the Boult, is this it?
Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on March 20, 2023, 02:28:02 PMDo you think that it sheds a lot of/some light on him? I had started to read a scholarly review on it, but alas one can only read so much without being a member. I did catch that there are some new things that are now available (perhaps letters) which weren't available before now.PD
Quote from: vandermolen on March 21, 2023, 01:43:51 AMIt deals with VW's relationship with Ursula, for example, before Adeline's death which was largely avoided in the 'court biographies' by Ursula and Michael Kennedy. It tells us more about Adeline as well. I thought that it was a good overview but then so was the earlier biography by James Day.
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