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Offline XB-70 Valkyrie

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Identify this violin concerto/tone poem
« on: January 27, 2016, 12:55:21 PM »
Last night on the radio, I heard this beautiful violin concerto that was quite late-romantic in mood (possibly late 19 or early 20th Century) and lasted about 30 mins. The DJ said that it was by a Swiss composer, but I could not make out the name at all. I was surprised that I had never heard of him. Any ideas as to the identity of the piece?

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Re: Identify this violin concerto/tone poem
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2016, 12:57:39 PM »
Might want to check the catalogues of record companies Sterling (which has a Swiss Classics line) and Musiques Suisses.

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Re: Identify this violin concerto/tone poem
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2016, 01:27:50 PM »
Try this by Gottfried von Einem: it is not particularly "late Romantic," however.



Also possible:

Hans Huber:

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Re: Identify this violin concerto/tone poem
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2016, 01:59:01 PM »
Try Othmar Schoeck. It is an early work, your description fits and there is a fairly recent recording on hyperion:


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Re: Identify this violin concerto/tone poem
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2016, 02:07:54 PM »
Try Othmar Schoeck. It is an early work, your description fits and there is a fairly recent recording on hyperion:


My suggestion as well!

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Re: Identify this violin concerto/tone poem
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2016, 02:10:56 PM »
Could it have been one of these? :

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/swiss-violin-concertos/114704

You might take the challenge out of it by calling up the radio station or check to see if their programs are listed online (some do). 

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Re: Identify this violin concerto/tone poem
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2016, 02:52:28 PM »
Schoeck´s would be my first thought too.
 
But the two main ones not listed yet would be Ernest Bloch´s (originally Swiss) or - less likely - Frank Martin´s.

Other, even less likely ones, are those of Harald Genzmer or Willy Burkhard.
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Re: Identify this violin concerto/tone poem
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2016, 07:21:31 PM »
Last night on the radio, I heard this beautiful violin concerto that was quite late-romantic in mood (possibly late 19 or early 20th Century) and lasted about 30 mins. The DJ said that it was by a Swiss composer, but I could not make out the name at all. I was surprised that I had never heard of him. Any ideas as to the identity of the piece?

Thanks.

Radio stations are required to keep completely accurate lists of their programming so their obligation of paying copyright royalties has an accurate accounting. If the work itself is in public domain, the recording still has some royalties they are obligated to pay. That list they keep is very complete.

If you contact the station, someone there can tell you exactly which piece it was and which recording of it they aired. This can be done via e-mail, or sometimes a direct and quick telephone satisfies the question.


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Re: Identify this violin concerto/tone poem
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2016, 09:43:32 PM »
Try Othmar Schoeck. It is an early work, your description fits and there is a fairly recent recording on hyperion:



Thanks everyone.

I checked the station playlist (they have not been so good about listing things played after hours in teh past) and it is this--interesting piece! Any fans here?
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Re: Identify this violin concerto/tone poem
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2016, 10:07:25 PM »
Thanks everyone.

I checked the station playlist (they have not been so good about listing things played after hours in teh past) and it is this--interesting piece! Any fans here?
I like Schock quite a bit, particularly his songs and works with voice.

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Re: Identify this violin concerto/tone poem
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2016, 10:23:39 PM »
I like it too, though it´s been a long time since I heard it. I have an LP on the Mace label with some Swiss soloists.

Schoeck also wrote a cello concerto and a horn concerto, plus some orchestral works, and chamber music (sonatas for violin, string quartets etc.)

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Re: Identify this violin concerto/tone poem
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2016, 12:00:15 AM »
Schoeck is mainly known for his vocal music and the violin concerto is an early piece (and it's the only instrumental piece of his I have heard). I got the disc because I liked the soundbites and the piece is nice but overall I did not find it very interesting, I have to admit. (I also would prefer a more interesting coupling than the ubiquitous Glazunov...)

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Re: Identify this violin concerto/tone poem
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2016, 12:04:04 AM »
Schoeck is mainly known for his vocal music and the violin concerto is an early piece (and it's the only instrumental piece of his I have heard). I got the disc because I liked the soundbites and the piece is nice but overall I did not find it very interesting, I have to admit. (I also would prefer a more interesting coupling than the ubiquitous Glazunov...)
I have the disc, and indeed +1.

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Re: Identify this violin concerto/tone poem
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2016, 01:35:14 AM »
Peterson-Berger's lyrical Violin Concerto comes to mind but he was Swedish.
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