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Quote from: Spotted Horses on March 23, 2023, 09:54:57 AMMaybe the joke's on him and we are not supposed to understand it.
Quote from: Spotted Horses on March 23, 2023, 09:54:57 AMMaybe the joke's on him and we are not supposed to understand it. In any case, carved out enough time to listen to the brief middle movement. Something is starting to diffuse into my brain. Arresting harmonies and sonorities.
Quote from: Luke on March 23, 2023, 10:23:35 AMI don't think so. This conversation occurred in the final stages of my journeying around the country for the book that I keep hinting at (sorry if it's getting annoying). I was outside PMD's house on Sanday, Orkney, when I was unexpectedly invited in by the current owner, who was PMD's carer in the last years of his life. The house was virtually unchanged, amazing to see, but it was the people who made it the deeply humbling and moving experience which I discuss properly in the book. But re the 6th: this very gentle and thoughtful man was devoted to Max, but he didn't like the big public events which came with it at all. He recalled attending a concert at the Cadogan Hall in London in which the 6th was performed, of how the music was met with general consternation in musically knowledgeable critics and listeners, whilst he, musically untrained, knew precisely what the symphony was doing: every twist and turn it takes is the musical equivalent of an event, a new view, a change of direction, a change of gradient etc. on the walks the composer used to take around Orkney. So, whilst sitting feeling somewhat socially awkward in the crowded concert hall, he was able to escape in his mind's eye back to a precise walk upon his remote home islands.
Quote from: vandermolen on March 23, 2023, 09:21:09 AMNo.23, based on Caucasian folk tunes, is one of the most approachable, but still deeply-felt, composed when NYM was evacuated, along with his friend Prokofiev, during World War Two.
Quote from: Karl Henning on March 23, 2023, 10:02:31 AMHere goes an attempt at a complete survey in reverse order. We shall see ....MyaskovskySymphony № 27 in c minor, Op. 85 (1949)Russian State SymphonyValery Polyansky
Quote from: Todd on March 23, 2023, 12:43:41 PMTip-top Mozart from the Prazak, some of the very best I've heard. But not better than the formidable Armida Quartet, though different. Call it a draw. Lucky for the listener.
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