Started by Mark, October 25, 2007, 12:26:56 PM
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Quote from: Roasted Swan on March 05, 2023, 01:09:04 AMNo - that Mattew Curtis is a tenor. Here's a Wikipage for the composer;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Curtis_(composer)
Quote from: Roasted Swan on March 10, 2023, 11:08:24 PMJust about the only recording of Harrison is on a Dutton disc which is shared with Hubert Clifford's Serenade for StringsHarrison was mainly known as a conductor so his composition catalogue is relatively small but "Bredon Hill" on this disc and the lush "Prelude Music" both included on this disc are well worth getting to know if you like British music.
Quote from: vers la flamme on March 16, 2023, 03:04:14 AMJust started reading this;So far, it's a very thorough survey of English music of the last century. Aficionados of this stuff will surely note that some of their favorite composers are not covered in the survey, which, given that some 60 composers are mentioned in depth in this massive book, says something about how fruitful English music was in this era. A cool read so far.
Quote from: Albion on March 16, 2023, 04:08:00 AMLoving the title! When it comes to British music of the 20th century it's just impossible to take in the sheer depth and range. Even if you know the usual culprits Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Holst, Walton and Britten, there is just such an amazing musical mountain to climb: Bantock, Walford Davies, Coleridge-Taylor, Rootham, Hurlstone, Havergal Brian, Holbrooke, Boughton, Scott, Foulds, Bax, Dyson, Bowen, Bliss, Howells, Moeran, etc. and we're not even into those born post-1900. I sit in a room without shelves and just surround myself with tottering piles of CDs which frequently collapse, but when they do I generally discover discs which I didn't even remember that I had: this repertoire is enormous...
Quote from: foxandpeng on March 16, 2023, 09:34:03 AMNot only enormous, but also the richest musical heritage in the world. *grins cheekily*
Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on March 16, 2023, 09:51:55 AMNot a tad biased are we? PD
Quote from: Luke on March 16, 2023, 11:00:58 AMThat might be a cheeky grin but I'm not entirely sure your statement is misplaced. The variety, range, individuality and idiosyncrasy of musical expression emanating from what is after all a relatively small island, once the tap was opened is really quite astonishing.
Quote from: San Antone on March 16, 2023, 12:21:58 PMHas Ronald Corp been mentioned here? I have been listening to two recordings of his music by the Maggini Quartet and finding them interesting. Prior to this he was unknown to me. I have since learned that he is a chorall conductor as well as integral with the New London Orchestra and the London Choral Society.I mentioned elsewhere how impressed I am with the Maggini Quartet's series of recordings of 20th century British works.
Quote from: vandermolen on March 16, 2023, 01:59:16 PMI recall enjoying this CD:
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