Started by Papy Oli, April 07, 2023, 05:18:54 AM
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Quote from: Daverz on April 07, 2023, 06:35:45 PMAntheil, George: Once you get past the theft from Shostakovich and Prokofiev his symphonies (and I'm sure many others I don't notice), his orchestral music is very entertaining.
Quote from: foxandpeng on April 08, 2023, 06:28:43 AMAntheil is great. Chandos recordings of his symphonies under Storgårds are the cornerstone of his work, for me.
Quote from: Daverz on April 07, 2023, 06:35:45 PMBarati, George: I have one CD on CRI. One of the works was recorded by Ormandy and Philadelphia. As I recall, his music is neo-Classical and motivic, perhaps a bit "standard" for that era, but pretty good.
Quote from: lordlance on April 08, 2023, 06:34:02 AMAny particularly intense favorites?__Separately if you want the text of the Bernstein Mass let me know, Papy Oli.
Quote from: Daverz on April 07, 2023, 06:35:45 PMBrant, Henry: Listening to Ice Field. The kitchen sink is in there somewhere, but it's quite aurally entertaining:
Quote from: Papy Oli on April 09, 2023, 01:10:26 AMMarc Blitzstein - the Airborne SymphonyBernstein/NYP
Quote from: Luke on April 08, 2023, 05:20:23 AMOne evening in the early 1990s I opened up a package of LPs which I had chosen simply because they looked particularly tempting in the ECM catalogue. In those pre-internet days I had no idea what they would sound like, especially as I was only 15 or 16. So that evening I heard my first Arvo Part, my first Gavin Bryars and my first John Adams. I don't think I have recovered yet: each of them introduced a whole new, undiscovered universe to me. The Adams piece was Harmonium. I never knew orchestras could do this - be so overwhelming, so sweeping, so contemporary and San-Francisco-cool and yet so timelessly gorgeous. Adam's theory of harmonic 'gates' combines the power of minimalist weight with the emotional weight of late romantic harmony, but it is nowhere more sumptuously expressed than in this divine piece. I have followed, bought, studied almost everything he has written since, but little ever hit me with quite the force of that piece. These ones do, however:Harmonium, as describedHarmonielehreThe Wound Dresserthen there is about a decade-long gap - I have most of what he wrote in those years, and I like it, some of it I really love, but the next genre-changing wallop of a piece for me was:The Dharma at Big SurThere is a lot of great stuff, a huge amount of imagination and musical 'world-building' - that is, he creates whole new musical worlds so skillfully. But these four go to a really deep place.
Quote from: lordlance on April 08, 2023, 06:34:02 AMSeparately if you want the text of the Bernstein Mass let me know, Papy Oli.
Quote from: VonStupp on April 08, 2023, 07:06:23 AMI am not sure where your preferences lie, but if you like that early American conservative romanticism, George Frederick Bristow might be worth looking at. He had a couple of symphonies and an overture/symphonic poem or two that are colourful, if not particularly earth shattering. Not many recordings out there, though, so he remains fringe listening.VS
Quote from: Mandryka on April 08, 2023, 09:19:23 AMIf you search under my name for Auerbach you'll see there's been a bit of discussion, it's not my syle but you may well like it of course. Certainly worth checking.
Quote from: Daverz on April 08, 2023, 09:23:25 AMListened to this again last night. The whole CD is excellent. I probably made Barati sound a bit dry, but his orchestration is quite colorful, though the music is expressively on the cool side. Despite 3 different sources for the recordings, there's no jarring sonic transition from work to work. As you'd expect, the Ormandy/Philly recording is fantastically played, the Bartokian elements in the Chamber Concerto are very well done, and the sonics are excellent.
Quote from: foxandpeng on April 08, 2023, 02:40:35 PMI wouldn't describe any of them as intense, but I would probably recommend 4 or 5 as an entry point 🙂
Quote from: Luke on April 08, 2023, 05:20:23 AMHarmoniumHarmonielehreThe Wound DresserThe Dharma at Big Sur
Quote from: Papy Oli on April 09, 2023, 03:21:12 AMMeant to ask, @Luke : any particular recordings for those 4 works to look at first please? Thank you.
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