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A superb work indeed !

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One of my favourite swedish composers, Hugo Alfven, composed a symphonic fantasia called A Legend of the Skerries. He also gave the subtitle From the Outermost Skerries to his 4th symphony. Both works are inspired by the archipelago that extends into the Baltic sea east of Stockholm. Beautiful music, easy to find on disc. This BIS disc conveniently pairs them:



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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuzTkGyxkYI  -  only takes about 5 minutes  :)

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this is a gorgeous little piece

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My favourite maritime poem is Mallarmé’s Un coup de dés n’abolira jamais le hazard. There is a musical treatment of it on this CD



Can I draw everyone’s attention to the Nono I posted a few days ago on this thread, it’s rare and it’s very good.
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In the realm of opera, Verdi's Simon Boccanegra (IMHO, one of the better of his middle-period works) has an overall maritime feel to it... I think the orchestral introduction to the prologue is a beautiful depiction of a quiet sea with a calm breeze...

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An all-time favourite

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Can I draw everyone’s attention to the Nono I posted a few days ago on this thread, it’s rare and it’s very good.

You just did. While most of the stuff posted in this thread – a lot of it exquisite – feels like it's just marvelling at the water from ashore, this dives right into the mesopelagic. My kind of ocean.

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It seems to be available here -- I've just placed an order

https://boomkat.com/products/musica-manifesto-n-1

It's magic when the spoken voice comes in. Just amazing, that transition. If you ever compose anything you HAVE to do something like that.
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A superb work indeed !

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One of my favourite swedish composers, Hugo Alfven, composed a symphonic fantasia called A Legend of the Skerries. He also gave the subtitle From the Outermost Skerries to his 4th symphony. Both works are inspired by the archipelago that extends into the Baltic sea east of Stockholm. Beautiful music, easy to find on disc. This BIS disc conveniently pairs them:


Two fine works.
"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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All works already mentioned but this particular coupling is superb - vintage Chandos sound with the Ulster Orchestra under Vernon Handley sounding magnificent....


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Koechlin, Marines et Paysages

Both land and sea get a look in in this piece, but it's an enchanting, transparently scored one and an extremely pleasant way to spend 25 minutes. There are two versions, an original for solo piano, and another arranged for flute, violin and piano. The latter currently would be my first choice, but it varies.

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All works already mentioned but this particular coupling is superb - vintage Chandos sound with the Ulster Orchestra under Vernon Handley sounding magnificent....


And in this manifestation you get Stanford's best (IMO) Irish Rhapsody thrown in as well:
"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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The  Cecil Armstrong Gibbs Odysseus (which I found dull) reminded me of another work on the same subject - Aus Odysseus' Fahrten by Ernst Boehe, This is a set of four symphonic poems (1901-04) and is (or was) available from CPO. It was enthusiastically discussed in another forum so I bought Vol I. I found it  grindingly dull only to be told, inevitably, that the best bits were in Vol II.

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Howard Hanson: Bold island suite : https://youtu.be/6GOPRnVuVN8
Claude Debussy: En bateau : https://youtu.be/Y6Bhf5wVeuo
Hans Werner Henze: Das Floss der Medusa : https://youtu.be/-CkJqyS2ta8
André Jolivet: Suite transocéane : https://youtu.be/-bF-kk9lcW8
Jean Louis Florentz: l’Enfant des îles, poème symphonique : https://youtu.be/d7nysb4Tdyg
Armand Marsick: La source , poème symphonique : https://youtu.be/jE_C4eJaG6o
Darius Milhaud : 8th symphnony “Rhodanienne” - https://youtu.be/RRmwqMUnfMU
Yves Baudrier: Le grand voilier : https://youtu.be/yWKW--RjMF4

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The  Cecil Armstrong Gibbs Odysseus (which I found dull) reminded me of another work on the same subject - Aus Odysseus' Fahrten by Ernst Boehe, This is a set of four symphonic poems (1901-04) and is (or was) available from CPO. It was enthusiastically discussed in another forum so I bought Vol I. I found it  grindingly dull only to be told, inevitably, that the best bits were in Vol II.
Very much share your view on both of these works although I greatly enjoyed the earlier Marco Polo release of Armstrong Gibbs's symphonies.
"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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Howard Hanson: Bold island suite : https://youtu.be/6GOPRnVuVN8
Claude Debussy: En bateau : https://youtu.be/Y6Bhf5wVeuo
Hans Werner Henze: Das Floss der Medusa : https://youtu.be/-CkJqyS2ta8
André Jolivet: Suite transocéane : https://youtu.be/-bF-kk9lcW8
Jean Louis Florentz: l’Enfant des îles, poème symphonique : https://youtu.be/d7nysb4Tdyg
Armand Marsick: La source , poème symphonique : https://youtu.be/jE_C4eJaG6o
Darius Milhaud : 8th symphnony “Rhodanienne” - https://youtu.be/RRmwqMUnfMU
Yves Baudrier: Le grand voilier : https://youtu.be/yWKW--RjMF4
Big thumbs up from me for Hanson's 'Bold Island Suite'. I can't understand why it has only been recorded once.
« Last Edit: January 07, 2020, 09:44:34 AM by vandermolen »
"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).