Author Topic: Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)  (Read 4086 times)

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Re: Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2021, 05:57:50 PM »
Love these fabulous discs.
The review for the cello concerto disc is below.

http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2003/apr03/jongen1.htm

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Re: Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2021, 08:13:59 PM »
Jongen's concertante works are a sort of hit-and-miss. The Symphonie Concertante, Harp Concerto, Concert à cinq and Concerto for wind quintet contain truly gorgeous music, but the others don't have enough memorable material in comparison IMO.
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Re: Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2021, 12:05:44 PM »
Jongen's concertante works are a sort of hit-and-miss. The Symphonie Concertante, Harp Concerto, Concert à cinq and Concerto for wind quintet contain truly gorgeous music, but the others don't have enough memorable material in comparison IMO.

Fair. Btw, I like his 3 symphonic movements in this disc. A. Samuel’s music is mediocre.

P.s. did you get the chance to check the Krejci/Ancerl disc? Just curious about others’ opinion.

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Re: Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2021, 06:18:27 PM »
Fair. Btw, I like his 3 symphonic movements in this disc. A. Samuel’s music is mediocre.

P.s. did you get the chance to check the Krejci/Ancerl disc? Just curious about others’ opinion.

I agree, that Samuel symphony is a complete waste of time.

No, I haven't got that disc yet. I'll keep it in mind.
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Re: Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2021, 05:01:08 PM »
Enjoying the piano works. Likable disc.