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Quote from: Mirror Image on April 10, 2013, 07:24:46 AMWhat are everyone's favorite Hartmannsymphonies?
Quote from: pjme on April 10, 2013, 07:56:56 AMI was in Amsterdam on March 30 the for a performance of symphony nr 8 . Concertgebouw / Ingo Metzmacher and the Dutch Radio Ph.O."Cantilene und Dithyrambe" It was an overwhelming experience : committed playing of a realy complex score that constantly changes colour and moves from the tenderest string whisper to extatic brass/percussion outbursts. As usual: "Feeling" this music live cannot be compared to the finest recording.Gesangsszene remains propably my favorite Hartmann score but symphonies ,6, 7 and 8 have grown on me over the years. But none of them leave me cold .A great composer and I thank Dutch radio for remembering Hartmann's death - 50 years ago.P.
Quote from: Cato on April 10, 2013, 07:59:17 AMThe correct answer is: ALL of them! 0:) Certainly the First, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth stand out because of their intensity, but the others are musico-spiritual journeys also.And as PJME mentions, the Gesangsszene is a great symphonic work, if not precisely a symphony.
Quote from: pjme on April 10, 2013, 08:03:49 AMThe old recording of Gesangsszene with D F Dieskau made me discover this unique sound world . Surely Berg comes to mind, but there is not one score by Hartmann that could be mistaken for Berg.P.
Quote from: Mirror Image on April 10, 2013, 07:24:46 AMWhat are everyone's favorite Hartmann symphonies?
Quote from: jlaurson on April 10, 2013, 08:52:15 AMAlmost whichever I'm listening to... especially when it's live. But the perhaps the Fourth... ("Elephant graveyard of String Quartets")http://ionarts.blogspot.com/2011/08/notes-from-2011-salzburg-festival-12.html...and the Sixth atop the list??Nine! replies, since I started typing this answer. Whow.
Quote from: pjme on April 10, 2013, 08:19:28 AM. . . or a musical called Shreck.
Quote from: Cato on April 10, 2013, 07:59:17 AMThe correct answer is: ALL of them! 0:)
Quote from: Mirror Image on April 10, 2013, 08:46:48 AMDon't worry the US has already become a cultural wasteland and it's been this way for years.
Quote from: Sef on April 10, 2013, 10:02:06 AMThe Chicago Symphony Orchestra programmed Hartmann's Concerto Funebre a year or two back. They even performed it in my home town as a precursor to their Symphony Center concert, so I can legitimately say that one of the best orchestras in the world played a Hartmann piece within walking distance of my house! I only wish that they would also perform a Symphony, preferably the sixth, my favorite.
Quote from: Mirror Image on April 10, 2013, 10:14:51 AMMy point is that how often does a Hartmann work make it onto an American symphonic program by a major orchestra? Not very often. But you're quite lucky to have seen the Concerto Funebre. A powerful work.
Quote from: Sef on April 10, 2013, 10:45:07 AM.... and you are quite correct. Perhaps my example should only stand as an exception that proves the rule? Btw, you assume that I actually saw the aforementioned concert - unfortunetely not as I was abroad on business that week. In agreement with your initial statement I must say that the probability of getting a second bite of the cherry is low to none! But hope springs eternal....
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