Started by BachQ, April 12, 2007, 08:33:18 AM
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Quote from: D Minor on April 12, 2007, 08:33:18 AMDecided not to call this Borodin's Bordello . . . . . .
Quote from: O Mensch on April 12, 2007, 08:45:21 AMThe "Steppes of Central Asia" are particularly lovely.
Quote from: PerfectWagnerite on April 12, 2007, 08:58:45 AMAgree. What an evocative tone poem that is, shows no influence from anybody.
Quote from: O Mensch on April 12, 2007, 09:01:40 AMI don't know if I'd say that. Apart from the obvious folk melodies, I hear a kinship with Rimsky-Korsakov and Glazunov.
Quote from: PerfectWagnerite on April 12, 2007, 09:07:16 AMNot too familiar with Glazanov but certainly Steppes is not as colorful as what you would expect from Rimsky-Korsakov. It is hypnotic in a simple and yet powerful sort of way. Kind of remind me of Aaron Copland actually: folksy, wide-open chords, and unpretentious.
Quote from: bhodges on April 12, 2007, 08:42:32 AMA few years ago I finally heard his Symphony No. 2, by Gergiev and the Kirov, and thought to myself, "Here is yet again, another really fine piece -- that never sees the light of day in the concert hall." I feel a rant coming on, so I'll stop, but I thought it was an excellent piece that many listeners would enjoy. A shame you never see it.
Quote from: Catison on April 12, 2007, 04:00:44 PMI could swear one of the themes in the Polovtsian Dances made its way into a Tony Bennet song.
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