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Re: Pancho Vladigerov
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2020, 10:58:41 PM »
"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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Re: Pancho Vladigerov
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« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2020, 09:20:04 PM »
The set sounds very good! Colorful and picturesque.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_lM8svv3T_Q_fFv2OMeTWBNg5f7EvQ6DkY

Thanks for the link. Both symphonies last more than 40 minutes each, so there should be fantastic music to ravish the ear, I hope.
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Re: Pancho Vladigerov
« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2020, 09:41:15 AM »
Just listening to the epic First Symphony (1939) now. What a work! Just my cup of tea. Poetic/lugubrious/searching/hopeful. One of my discoveries of 2020. This means more to me than the other two discs, good as they are, that I have of Vladigerov's music. The last movement opens with a kind of Rachmaninov-like looming sense of catastrophe, which is right up my street.
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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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Re: Pancho Vladigerov
« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2020, 08:25:39 PM »
Very good, Jeffrey. Definitely sounds like my cup of tea too!
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Re: Pancho Vladigerov
« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2020, 02:21:28 AM »
Very good, Jeffrey. Definitely sounds like my cup of tea too!
Oh, I think so Cesar. I listened to it again, with much pleasure, this morning.
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Re: Pancho Vladigerov
« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2020, 07:17:56 AM »
Just listening to the epic First Symphony (1939) now. What a work! Just my cup of tea. Poetic/lugubrious/searching/hopeful. One of my discoveries of 2020. This means more to me than the other two discs, good as they are, that I have of Vladigerov's music. The last movement opens with a kind of Rachmaninov-like looming sense of catastrophe, which is right up my street.



Well-said Jeffrey!
While the S1 is exceptional, the entire set presents the music vivid, noble, and unique. As for the S1, yes the finale is great while the 3rd mvt is excellent as well.
I imagine that the Vol. 2 is coming later, very possibly next year!!
There is another album by the same orchestra, and I think it is worth listening to. The picture is attached and the YT link is below for your examination at your convenience.  Also, it seems to me that the CPO album mentioned on the previous page is (virtually) impeccable.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_nPpvVldgKpo1E0ADsCBwC2CnnRnu3oXHc

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Re: Pancho Vladigerov
« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2020, 07:31:17 AM »

Well-said Jeffrey!
While the S1 is exceptional, the entire set presents the music vivid, noble, and unique. As for the S1, yes the finale is great while the 3rd mvt is excellent as well.
I imagine that the Vol. 2 is coming later, very possibly next year!!
There is another album by the same orchestra, and I think it is worth listening to. The picture is attached and the YT link is below for your examination at your convenience.  Also, it seems to me that the CPO album mentioned on the previous page is (virtually) impeccable.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_nPpvVldgKpo1E0ADsCBwC2CnnRnu3oXHc
Many thanks DBK. I haven't got beyond the First Symphony yet as I keep replaying it.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: Pancho Vladigerov
« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2021, 07:58:27 AM »
Vol. 3 will be released on February 5.

https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8865991--vladigerov-string-concertos

The note on the Presto site is mixed up. Otherwise, it must be Presto’s genius/innovative marketing strategy for Catoire’s music.
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Re: Pancho Vladigerov
« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2021, 05:52:23 AM »
Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 has been released today.
The set sounds very good!

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_mYkJRhK9c7kS2Fa_SFhyQdJqk9OlNtt2E