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Offline Maestro267

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #1200 on: July 29, 2020, 04:57:56 AM »
I have had a lot of luck with new music lately.

The latest is the Lyell Cresswell, a composer from New Zealand.

Fascinating non-tonal composer.



I've had this disc for a few years, and although it's not in regular rotation, I do very much enjoy it every time I listen to it.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #1201 on: July 29, 2020, 05:12:10 AM »
Danny Elfman has been branching out into concert music.  This CD contains the first concert music of his that I have heard.  This is not what I expected and it blew me away.



You might also like his Symphony then too. 

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #1202 on: July 29, 2020, 05:16:30 AM »
Thierry Escaich (b. 1965)
Fantaisie concertante pour piano et orchestre

This is a great and exciting piano concertante work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmh2k-wJvX4

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #1203 on: July 31, 2020, 02:43:40 AM »
Luciano Berio's Sinfonia, which I only heard in full for the first time this past week. Wow!! A truly phenomenal work.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #1204 on: July 31, 2020, 05:00:56 AM »
Luciano Berio's Sinfonia, which I only heard in full for the first time this past week. Wow!! A truly phenomenal work.
Isn’t it? And not just the justly famous and endlessly fascinating third movement...I particularly like the second section of Sinfonia, O King. It’s well worth getting to know it in its original version for solo voice and ensemble (I had the chance to hear it live many years ago, my first encounter with Berio’s music in concert). Really beautiful.

It’s available in these discs (there’s another couple of recordings as well):



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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #1205 on: July 31, 2020, 08:19:58 PM »
I realize that most of the members are familiar with the symphonies of Allan Pettersson.  I was unfamiliar with his music.  I checked out his Ninth Symphony on the Naxos Music Library Website.
Wow! I have to check out the rest of his music.


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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #1206 on: July 31, 2020, 11:28:58 PM »
I realize that most of the members are familiar with the symphonies of Allan Pettersson.  I was unfamiliar with his music.  I checked out his Ninth Symphony on the Naxos Music Library Website.
Wow! I have to check out the rest of his music.

Judging from what I've read here and in other places, starting at the Ninth seems to be going in at the deep end. I haven't reached there yet, but after this almost everything else (bar No. 13) should be a relative stroll in the park.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #1207 on: August 01, 2020, 07:14:34 AM »
Judging from what I've read here and in other places, starting at the Ninth seems to be going in at the deep end. I haven't reached there yet, but after this almost everything else (bar No. 13) should be a relative stroll in the park.

I hope I will not be disappointed in the others.

I had an interesting experience with the symphonies of George Lloyd.  The very first one of his that I heard was the seventh.  It blew me away.  Although his other symphonies were OK, none of them packed the wallop of the seventh.  It still is my favorite work by Lloyd.