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Greta:
Here's a thread where we can list or discuss works we heard for the first time today (or in the last 24 hours), I think there was a thread similar on the old forum?

Here are mine from yesterday:

John C. Adams
Century Rolls (for Piano and Orchestra) (Ax, piano)

Liked this a lot! I'm fast becoming a big John Adams fan. Fun, fun. Adams' modern and colorful take on turn-of-the-century piano roll music. The last mvmt accomplished that mission the best. But the 1st mvmt was my favorite. His whimsical rhythms and sense of energy and flow really set him apart. Somehow with his music I often get the feeling that it might accompany flying quite well. ;D

Franz Berwald
Sinfonie Singuliere (No. 3)

I had never heard of this composer, but I liked this work. A nice surprise!
It had a lightness and clarity that reminded me to Sibelius, building to an exciting brassy ending.
This was conducted by Ulf Bjorlin with the Royal Phil, is Berwald from Scandanvia?

MishaK:

--- Quote from: Greta on April 12, 2007, 05:06:52 AM ---Franz Berwald
Sinfonie Singuliere (No. 3)

I had never heard of this composer, but I liked this work. A nice surprise!
It had a lightness and clarity that reminded me to Sibelius, building to an exciting brassy ending.
This was conducted by Ulf Bjorlin with the Royal Phil, is Berwald from Scandanvia?

--- End quote ---

Indeed, he is. Swedish. I have a very fine disc of Markevitch conducting Berwald's Nos. 3&4 coupled withc Schubert 4 with the BPO.

karlhenning:
Tippett
Concerto for Violin, Viola and Cello
Concerto for Piano



I like both these, a lot of interesting color, good energy.

Greta:
Listening to digital cable radio and this came on:

Lyapunov
Piano Concerto No. 2
Boris Khalkin, conductor, USSR Radio and TV Orch.

My, is this gorgeous! Such a lush and decadent concerto. Another composer I've never heard of.

A fine performance - but the pianist wasn't listed! :(

Anyone else have digital cable and use the Music Choice service? It offers channels in many genres and you can see the name of the piece, composer, and performers on the screen during the piece, along with facts about the composer or performers. Funny mistakes crop up however, such as "In 1989, Elgar married one of his music students which had a profound effect on his career."  LOL! 

Their classical channel is really quite nice. It's geared to Romantic and Classical periods, but within those they play many lesser known composers. This morning included Paillard, Kraus, Berwald, Lyapunov, and now another new name to me-

Hellendaal
Concerto Grosso VI in F Major

Vivaldi-like, a spirited piece.

Harry:

--- Quote from: Greta on April 12, 2007, 05:06:52 AM ---Here's a thread where we can list or discuss works we heard for the first time today (or in the last 24 hours), I think there was a thread similar on the old forum?

Here are mine from yesterday:

John L. Adams
Century Rolls (for Piano and Orchestra) (Ax, piano)

Liked this a lot! I'm fast becoming a big John Adams fan. Fun, fun. Adams' modern and colorful take on turn-of-the-century piano roll music. The last mvmt accomplished that mission the best. But the 1st mvmt was my favorite. His whimsical rhythms and sense of energy and flow really set him apart. Somehow with his music I often get the feeling that it might accompany flying quite well. ;D

Franz Berwald
Sinfonie Singuliere (No. 3)

I had never heard of this composer, but I liked this work. A nice surprise!
It had a lightness and clarity that reminded me to Sibelius, building to an exciting brassy ending.
This was conducted by Ulf Bjorlin with the Royal Phil, is Berwald from Scandanvia?

--- End quote ---

That's a very good recording with the music from Berwald. :)

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