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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #1320 on: December 22, 2020, 06:49:43 AM »
Yes, that Mythology Symphony does sound intriguing!

By the way, that Apex/Martinu CD is also available as part of this small set (which I own):  http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=773351



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Great set PD! Turnovsky's Martinu Symphony No.4 is the best!
"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: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #1321 on: December 22, 2020, 06:50:09 AM »
A further note re the Mythology Symphony, you can listen to some of it here (composer's website):  https://garrop.com/Instrumental/Orchestra/

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I have this disc.  Excellent album, exciting and well recorded work - she's a great composer and this work doesn't disappoint. 

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #1322 on: December 22, 2020, 06:52:11 AM »
I have this disc.  Excellent album, exciting and well recorded work - she's a great composer and this work doesn't disappoint.
Oh, that's good news from you and PD. I'm sure that it will be coming my way soon.
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #1323 on: December 22, 2020, 08:03:05 AM »
Great set PD! Turnovsky's Martinu Symphony No.4 is the best!

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #1324 on: December 22, 2020, 01:24:30 PM »
I have this disc.  Excellent album, exciting and well recorded work - she's a great composer and this work doesn't disappoint.
Good to hear relm1.  :)

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p.s.  It was interesting to read on (I believe that it was Cedille's website or possibly her own?  If you're interested, I'll look into it again.) as to how that symphony came about.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #1325 on: December 23, 2020, 07:39:50 AM »
Jonathan Leshnoff: 3rd Symphony.

From a live performance by the Kansas City Orchestra accompanied by images from the Kansas City WWI Museum.

Blew me away without a doubt!    https://youtu.be/kXsmuyxD09A
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #1326 on: December 23, 2020, 09:01:06 AM »
Last night it was Bax’s Tintagel that blew me away. Today, it is Bax’s 6th symphony!
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #1327 on: December 23, 2020, 09:03:46 AM »
Last night it was Bax’s Tintagel that blew me away. Today, it is Bax’s 6th symphony!

Looks like you finally are digesting some Bax. Nice!
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« Reply #1328 on: December 23, 2020, 09:04:56 AM »
Looks like you finally are digesting some Bax. Nice!

Yes and it’s about time! I own A LOT of his music on disc.
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #1329 on: December 24, 2020, 03:29:46 PM »
Jonathan Leshnoff: 3rd Symphony.

From a live performance by the Kansas City Orchestra accompanied by images from the Kansas City WWI Museum.

Blew me away without a doubt!    https://youtu.be/kXsmuyxD09A
This is on its way to me.
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #1330 on: December 25, 2020, 06:24:15 AM »
This is on its way to me.
 :)

So there is a commercial recording Jeffrey?! A friend sent me the YT link which absolutely floored me.

Edit: On the way here too.
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #1331 on: December 26, 2020, 08:31:20 AM »
I feel the same way, why was it a hit for you?

I do not know.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #1332 on: December 26, 2020, 08:34:56 AM »
I do not know.

You don’t know why you liked a piece of music? Was it the harmonies? Rhythms? The way the piece was structured? The emotional content?
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #1333 on: December 26, 2020, 08:42:20 AM »
Reminder, check out opening post.

This is for music that one is previously unfamiliar with.

I have yesterday listen to a DVD I received for Christmas that blew me away:



I have performed and I am familiar with every work on this DVD.  If I want to discuss how great this DVD is I will do it in another thread.
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« Reply #1334 on: December 26, 2020, 09:04:30 AM »
You don’t know why you liked a piece of music? Was it the harmonies? Rhythms? The way the piece was structured? The emotional content?

Sorry I honestly do not know.  In other forums I used to get into trouble because I could not answer such questions.

For example, one of my desert island discs would be the Verdi Requiem.  Yet I can not stand anything else that Verdi composed.  I can not explain it.

As a band junkie one of my favorite composers is Vincent Persichetti.  Yet he composed one band work, the Bagatelles, which I can not stand.  Why? I do not have the foggiest idea.

When I was younger I tried to come up with criteria for determining whether or not a piece of music was great.  No matter what I came up with there ended up being notable exceptions.  So I gave up trying to answer such questions.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #1335 on: December 26, 2020, 11:39:04 AM »
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For example, one of my desert island discs would be the Verdi Requiem.  Yet I can not stand anything else that Verdi composed.  I can not explain it.
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You're not alone with that, for sure - ditto here, though there's quite a bit by him not listened to.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #1336 on: December 27, 2020, 06:54:02 AM »
Sorry I honestly do not know.  In other forums I used to get into trouble because I could not answer such questions.

For example, one of my desert island discs would be the Verdi Requiem.

As a band junkie one of my favorite composers is Vincent Persichetti.  Yet he composed one band work, the Bagatelles, which I can not stand.  Why? I do not have the foggiest idea.

When I was younger I tried to come up with criteria for determining whether or not a piece of music was great.  No matter what I came up with there ended up being notable exceptions.  So I gave up trying to answer such questions.

 
You're not alone with that, for sure - ditto here, though there's quite a bit by him not listened to.
And, as for yours truly, Verdi's Requiem is the one work by him that I don't like!  Go figure?  ::) :-\

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #1337 on: December 27, 2020, 08:12:43 AM »
And, as for yours truly, Verdi's Requiem is the one work by him that I don't like!  Go figure?  ::) :-\

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? ?  :laugh:

Any favourite?
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #1338 on: December 27, 2020, 01:56:38 PM »
? ?  :laugh:

Any favourite?
In terms of other works by Verdi that I love/like?

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #1339 on: December 27, 2020, 02:02:15 PM »
In terms of other works by Verdi that I love/like?

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Yes.