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Re: Havergal Brian.
« Reply #8120 on: December 31, 2021, 03:02:15 PM »
Thank you. One to watch out for!
My pleasure! Just spotted it by accident. Happy New Year to you Danny.
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Re: Havergal Brian.
« Reply #8121 on: December 31, 2021, 03:07:33 PM »
My pleasure! Just spotted it by accident. Happy New Year to you Danny.

And to you and yours, my friend. You've taught me much this year and I'm grateful 🥃
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« Reply #8122 on: December 31, 2021, 11:39:09 PM »
Happy New Year, Brianites, in Brian year 2022 (died fifty years ago)!


Looking forward to that release, too. Both performances are excellent .
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« Reply #8123 on: January 01, 2022, 01:46:40 AM »
The anniversary itself is not until November 28th. In normal times I'd hope for some performances in recognition but these days you just don't know. Good that there's at least one new release coming, and the magnificent Third Symphony (served very well by Lionel Friend on Hyperion) gets a second officially-released recording.

EDIT: Symphonies 3/17 recording is on Spotify now!

OTHER EDIT: Listened, and it sounds absolutely excellent!
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« Reply #8124 on: January 01, 2022, 10:35:35 PM »
The anniversary itself is not until November 28th. In normal times I'd hope for some performances in recognition but these days you just don't know. Good that there's at least one new release coming, and the magnificent Third Symphony (served very well by Lionel Friend on Hyperion) gets a second officially-released recording.

EDIT: Symphonies 3/17 recording is on Spotify now!

OTHER EDIT: Listened, and it sounds absolutely excellent!


I already ordered the CD, but listening in advance won't hurt! Thanks!


EDIT: Listening as I write. Yes, these performances have never sounded better. The first time I heard them was in the early 1980s, on cassette tapes sent to me by composer and HBS member John Pickard, who was studying composition in The Hague (with the late Louis Andriessen). A great addition to the Brian catalogue!
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Re: Havergal Brian.
« Reply #8125 on: January 02, 2022, 01:25:38 AM »

I already ordered the CD, but listening in advance won't hurt! Thanks!


EDIT: Listening as I write. Yes, these performances have never sounded better. The first time I heard them was in the early 1980s, on cassette tapes sent to me by composer and HBS member John Pickard, who was studying composition in The Hague (with the late Louis Andriessen). A great addition to the Brian catalogue!
Great to know! Just pre-ordered a copy myself.
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Re: Havergal Brian.
« Reply #8126 on: January 02, 2022, 05:19:29 AM »
Is the performance of the 3rd here the same as has formerly been (maybe still is) available on Klassic Haus?

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« Reply #8127 on: January 02, 2022, 01:11:32 PM »
Is the performance of the 3rd here the same as has formerly been (maybe still is) available on Klassic Haus?


Yes. But this is better, based on the mastertape.
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Re: Havergal Brian.
« Reply #8128 on: January 02, 2022, 01:20:36 PM »
I want it to read the CD layer, and it's not.

(Apologies for diverting the thread but it's super frustrating.)

Your drive is broken or perhaps hopelessly obsolete. I have a $25 external CD drive and it has no difficulty recognizing a hybrid SACD as a CD and ripping or playing the CD program.

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Re: Havergal Brian.
« Reply #8129 on: January 02, 2022, 04:10:39 PM »

Yes. But this is better, based on the mastertape.

Super!

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« Reply #8130 on: January 10, 2022, 06:29:40 PM »
Could friendly anyone share a file on MP3 of the CD with 2nd and 14th Symphonies? I've tried to acquire that Dutton CD, but there have been some trouble with that "trade exercise". Thanks in advance!
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Re: Havergal Brian.
« Reply #8131 on: January 10, 2022, 10:28:00 PM »
Could friendly anyone share a file on MP3 of the CD with 2nd and 14th Symphonies? I've tried to acquire that Dutton CD, but there have been some trouble with that "trade exercise". Thanks in advance!


I haven't ripped my CD, but I know how to do it. Send an email to my surname plus @ plus gmail.com.
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Re: Havergal Brian.
« Reply #8132 on: January 11, 2022, 07:36:16 PM »

I haven't ripped my CD, but I know how to do it. Send an email to my surname plus @ plus gmail.com.

Thank you J.Z., another member kindly provided me a link. Thanks a lot for you too!
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