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Offline vandermolen

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Re: Scandinavian and Finnish composers.
« Reply #60 on: April 15, 2007, 09:08:41 AM »
More support here for Atterberg Symphony 7 and 8 (especially the slow movement).
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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Re: Scandinavian and Finnish composers.
« Reply #61 on: April 15, 2007, 09:14:09 AM »
Love these composers from the North, and I've been meaning to reply, but I was not sure who I already owned, and I'm quite interested in obtaining more!  So, just goin' through my database & checking agains the Wikipedia lists from these countries, I've generated just a 'small' list of composers, most of whom I already have recordings of their music - two exceptions that I see right off are Englund & Melartin!

But, already in the pages of this thread is mention of other great sounding composers who I would like to explore - and there are probably more!  In fact, CLICK on each country - this will take you to an alphabetized listing of composers from each place; there are 50+ to 70 individuals listed per country -  :o  I assume many of these are not major figures or may even not be composers, but the nembers are long (and most I do not know). 

BTW - included Kraus & Tubin in Sweden because both spent most of their composing years in that country - but I'll keep a close 'eye' on others mentioned -  :)

Denmark
 Dieterich Buxtehude (ca. 1637–1707)
 Louis Glass (1864–1936)
 Vagn Holmboe (1909-1996)
 Friedrich Kuhlau (1786 – 1832)
 Niels Gade (1817–1890)
 Carl Nielsen (1865–1931)
 Christopher Weyse (1774-1842)

Finland
 Bernhard Crusell (1775-1838)
 Sven Englund (1916–1999)
 Erkki Melartin (1875–1937)
 Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928-)
 Aulis Sallinen (1935-)
 Jean Sibelius (1865–1957)
 
Norway
 Edvard Grieg (1843–1907)
 Agathe Grøndahl (1847–1907)
 Christian Sinding (1856–1941)
 Rolf Wallin (1957-)

Sweden
 Kurt Atterberg (1887–1974)
 Franz Berwald (1796-1868)
 Joseph Martin Kraus (1756-1792; born Germany)
 Gustav Allan Pettersson (1911–1980)
 Ture Rangström (1884–1947)
 Eduard Tubin (1905-1982; born Estonia)


Congrats Dave for this most excellent post, I enjoyed it quite a bit.

Harry

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Re: Scandinavian and Finnish composers.
« Reply #62 on: April 15, 2007, 09:15:23 AM »
More support here for Atterberg Symphony 7 and 8 (especially the slow movement).

Every symphony from Atterberg is a peach, absolutely beautiful music, and not a note from him will ever disappoint. :)

Robert

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Re: Scandinavian and Finnish composers.
« Reply #63 on: April 15, 2007, 09:19:07 AM »
Every symphony from Atterberg is a peach, absolutely beautiful music, and not a note from him will ever disappoint. :)
Hi Harry,

What are your feelings about his ninth??

Robert

Don

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Re: Scandinavian and Finnish composers.
« Reply #64 on: April 15, 2007, 09:30:11 AM »
Every symphony from Atterberg is a peach, absolutely beautiful music, and not a note from him will ever disappoint. :)

Agreed.  I was listening the other day to some Atterberg along with some Alfven.  For me, Atterberg sounds much better.

Harry

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Re: Scandinavian and Finnish composers.
« Reply #65 on: April 15, 2007, 09:35:18 AM »
And then as C Haddock also mentioned Tubin, I will add my firm recommendation to this composer also, great music.
Petterson Berger is also a good addition and of course Rosenberg.

Harry

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Re: Scandinavian and Finnish composers.
« Reply #66 on: April 15, 2007, 09:37:00 AM »
Hi Harry,

What are your feelings about his ninth??

Robert

I really think its wonderful Robert, and not at all difficult to grasp, as some posters said.
Its Atterberg as I know him from the previous symphonies.

Harry

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Re: Scandinavian and Finnish composers.
« Reply #67 on: April 15, 2007, 09:37:46 AM »
Agreed.  I was listening the other day to some Atterberg along with some Alfven.  For me, Atterberg sounds much better.

My feelings exactly! :)

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Re: Scandinavian and Finnish composers.
« Reply #68 on: April 15, 2007, 10:07:54 AM »
Every symphony from Atterberg is a peach, absolutely beautiful music, and not a note from him will ever disappoint. :)

Thanks, Harry - need to start making a 'wish list' of some of those composers not in my collection!

But in the mean time, I thoroughly endorse the recommendation of the Atterberg Symphonies - had a couple of the discs, and went ahead and bought the entire box set not too long ago; all of these works are enjoyable, well conducted, and recording magnificiently; plus, the CPO box is a bargin!  Excellent review on Music Web:D

« Last Edit: April 15, 2007, 04:13:04 PM by SonicMan »

Robert

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Re: Scandinavian and Finnish composers.
« Reply #69 on: April 15, 2007, 10:22:04 AM »
More support here for Atterberg Symphony 7 and 8 (especially the slow movement).

which slow movement captain.....

tjguitar

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Re: Scandinavian and Finnish composers.
« Reply #70 on: April 16, 2007, 07:24:19 AM »
Harry, do you have this CD from Klami? It looks like a decent overview for fairly cheap:


Harry

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Re: Scandinavian and Finnish composers.
« Reply #71 on: April 16, 2007, 07:42:00 AM »
Harry, do you have this CD from Klami? It looks like a decent overview for fairly cheap:



It is a decent overview!

Robert

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Re: Scandinavian and Finnish composers.
« Reply #72 on: April 16, 2007, 10:33:40 AM »
Harry, do you have this CD from Klami? It looks like a decent overview for fairly cheap:



I think this disc is a similar disc from naxos....

Harry

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Re: Scandinavian and Finnish composers.
« Reply #73 on: April 16, 2007, 10:37:15 AM »
True!

btpaul674

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Re: Scandinavian and Finnish composers.
« Reply #74 on: April 16, 2007, 01:44:58 PM »
Per Nørgård, anyone?

Robert

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Re: Scandinavian and Finnish composers.
« Reply #75 on: April 16, 2007, 02:10:57 PM »
Per Nørgård, anyone?

How about his THIRD for openers....

Harry

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Re: Scandinavian and Finnish composers.
« Reply #76 on: April 16, 2007, 09:35:36 PM »
Per Nørgård, anyone?

Well he is in the pipeline with me.
But thanks to this thread of my own making, I have a want list as long as the road from Groningen to Rome.! :)

Harry

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Re: Scandinavian and Finnish composers.
« Reply #77 on: April 16, 2007, 09:36:09 PM »
How about his THIRD for openers....

Explain yourself and the third! ;D

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Re: Scandinavian and Finnish composers.
« Reply #78 on: April 18, 2007, 12:18:07 PM »
About Uuno Klami, I'm very interested to hear his ballet Whirls (only first act and parts of second act exist), especially after listening to the wonderful Symphonic Dances by Aho (which were first intented as third act for Klami's ballet).
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Robert

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Re: Scandinavian and Finnish composers.
« Reply #79 on: April 18, 2007, 12:52:24 PM »
Explain yourself and the third! ;D
Harry,
If you are not familiar with Norgard I would start with his third symphony (da capo  224041 Veto, or Segerstam chandos 9491) and then listen to his piano concerto (also on the Segerstam disc with Sym 3)that should be a wonderful beginning..but I would not overlook his violin concerto (Helle nacht) Kontra, EMI 749869, Happy listening.....