Author Topic: Musical depictions of the sea, maritime incidents--anything related to the ocean  (Read 1738 times)

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Offline pjme

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I'm okay with flexible definitions here, and lakes and rivers are fine. Maybe I should have put 'aquatic' in the subject line. I'll probably use Saint-Saens' 'Aquarium'  movement from Le Carnaval des Animaux which technically isn't ocean either.

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I briefly scanned the thread and couldn't find it so apologies if Vaughan Williams' opera Riders to the Sea has been mentioned already - it is full of maritime incidents, all of them tragic

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I briefly scanned the thread and couldn't find it so apologies if Vaughan Williams' opera Riders to the Sea has been mentioned already - it is full of maritime incidents, all of them tragic
How could I forget that?  ::)
Especially having heard it live in a semi-staged performance a while back - a great evening.

Ok, if rivers are allowed here are two more:

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"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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Look what's coming up in Prague!
04 March 2020 - 19:30
TRIBUTE TO WATER
Prague Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Pietari Inkinen
Clarinet: Wenzel Fuchs
A. Dvořák - The Water Goblin, symphonic poem Op. 107
W.A. Mozart - Clarinet Concerto in A Major K 622
J. Sibelius - The Oceanides, symphonic poem Op. 73
C. Debussy - The sea, three symphonic sketches for orchestra

Running Time: 105 minutes
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And in Antwerp:

Zaterdag 15.02.2020 - 20:00

Tan Dun composer / conductor
Charlène Deschamps altfluit
Samia Bousbaïne harp
Beibei Wang percussie

Smetana De Moldau
Tan Dun Water Concerto
Takemitsu Toward the Sea II
BrittenFour sea interludes, opus 33a

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Kevin Puts: River Rush

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N59AT6LzIls

I love the symphony on that CD. Must listen to River Rush. Thanks
"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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Bloch: Poems of the Sea - a wonderfully atmospheric work in twelve minutes:

I have these recordings as well:
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"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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One of my favourite recordings of all time. I'm old enough to have first discovered it on a double LP set. One of my most successful 'impulse buys' as I didn't know the music at all. I recall purchasing at a much missed record shop in central London (Farringdon Records in Cheapside) along with Hans Hubert Schoenzeler's fine recording of Rubbra's 5th Symphony and Bliss's Checkmate Suite - another fine LP, although I did know the Rubbra's from Barbirolli's recording at the time:
« Last Edit: February 11, 2020, 12:43:38 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).