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Re: Gavriil Popov 1904-1972
« Reply #80 on: June 26, 2021, 05:17:57 AM »
Certainly, at the moment, I play it more than Symphony No.1. Both symphonies are great IMO.

What do you think of Popov’s other symphonies? I own three Olympia recordings with various symphonies. I should revisit them.
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« Reply #81 on: June 26, 2021, 06:21:19 AM »
What do you think of Popov’s other symphonies? I own three Olympia recordings with various symphonies. I should revisit them.
The other one that I really like John is the valedictory No.6 'Festive'. Like Nielsen's 6th Symphony 'Sinfonia Semplice' it tries to be 'upbeat' and 'jolly' but tragedy keeps breaking through - that's my take on it anyway (although maybe that's more of a comment on myself! ;D). Anyway, I find it oddly moving. It is clearly IMO influenced by Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov and is all the better for it.
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Re: Gavriil Popov 1904-1972
« Reply #82 on: June 26, 2021, 06:34:08 AM »
The other one that I really like John is the valedictory No.6 'Festive'. Like Nielsen's 6th Symphony 'Sinfonia Semplice' it tries to be 'upbeat' and 'jolly' but tragedy keeps breaking through - that's my take on it anyway (although maybe that's more of a comment on myself! ;D). Anyway, I find it oddly moving. It is clearly IMO influenced by Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov and is all the better for it.
You can buy it for £95 on Amazon UK  :o

Very cool, Jeffrey. Interesting interpretation. I look forward to revisiting that symphony. Ouch...that’s a steep price, indeed. I’m glad I bought those recordings several years ago. ;)
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« Reply #83 on: June 26, 2021, 03:12:44 PM »
I'm very interested in hearing No. 4 since it is expansive with choir and orchestra but it seems completely missing. 

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« Reply #84 on: June 27, 2021, 01:31:14 AM »
I'm very interested in hearing No. 4 since it is expansive with choir and orchestra but it seems completely missing.
Yes, I have 1,2, 3, 5 and 6 on Olympia or Northern Flowers CDs.
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« Reply #85 on: November 16, 2021, 12:03:27 PM »
Dear Friends

great news!
 
we are releasing our new CD next week 27.11.21

with the World Premiere Recording of "Quartet-Symphony"

see trailer here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaRzfcD-A8Y

thank you for having interest in this GREAT composer!

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« Reply #86 on: November 16, 2021, 05:02:03 PM »
Dear Friends

great news!
 
we are releasing our new CD next week 27.11.21

with the World Premiere Recording of "Quartet-Symphony"

see trailer here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaRzfcD-A8Y

thank you for having interest in this GREAT composer!

Fantastic news to learn of new music by this wonderful composer!  Can't wait to hear it!  "heroic+lyrical" = a characteristic that embodies my favorite composers.
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Re: Gavriil Popov 1904-1972
« Reply #87 on: November 17, 2021, 10:32:03 AM »
Great to know!
Can't wait.
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« Reply #88 on: November 17, 2021, 07:28:50 PM »
Dear Friends

great news!
 
we are releasing our new CD next week 27.11.21

with the World Premiere Recording of "Quartet-Symphony"

see trailer here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaRzfcD-A8Y

thank you for having interest in this GREAT composer!

Me wants this!! For a little moment I had thought it was the Fourth Symphony (which is not recorded yet).

Thanks for sharing this good news!!
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« Reply #89 on: November 30, 2021, 08:48:18 AM »
Dear Friends

Our Album is finally out!

World Premiere Recording

Gavriil Popov - String Quartet in C Major, Op . 61 ”Quartet-Symphony” 1951


The Official  trailer:
https://youtu.be/qaRzfcD-A8Y


Listen, Download & Get the CD👇


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« Reply #90 on: December 01, 2021, 04:50:14 PM »
Dear Friends

Our Album is finally out!

World Premiere Recording

Gavriil Popov - String Quartet in C Major, Op . 61 ”Quartet-Symphony” 1951


The Official  trailer:
https://youtu.be/qaRzfcD-A8Y


Listen, Download & Get the CD👇


https://www.quartetberlintokyo.com/shop



help us by spreading the word :)

Thanks for the reminder, Dimitri!! A work that can't go unnoticed to me. And it's a monumental quartet. Almost 1 hour long!!
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Re: Gavriil Popov 1904-1972
« Reply #91 on: December 02, 2021, 07:03:55 PM »
Today I gave the Quartet-Symphony a listen and I must say it's a terrific piece and very well played here. It's somewhat dense in its musical discourse, but it's worth listening in the end of the day. More listens will be necessary to understand it better.
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« Reply #92 on: December 03, 2021, 12:25:44 AM »
Today I gave the Quartet-Symphony a listen and I must say it's a terrific piece and very well played here. It's somewhat dense in its musical discourse, but it's worth listening in the end of the day. More listens will be necessary to understand it better.
Good to know. Thanks Cesar.
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« Reply #93 on: January 04, 2022, 03:51:57 AM »
This composer is really damn good! Shame his music has been so little recorded. I just found the Olympia disc with symphonies 1 & 2 (I got a copy for 10 bucks, which I'm starting to realize I was really lucky to have found). Everything else is damn expensive so it looks like this will likely be the extent of my Popov collection, for now. But both of these symphonies are killer.

Shout out to Symphonic Addict and Kyjo for putting me onto this guy's stuff.

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Re: Gavriil Popov 1904-1972
« Reply #94 on: January 04, 2022, 04:28:16 AM »
This composer is really damn good! Shame his music has been so little recorded. I just found the Olympia disc with symphonies 1 & 2 (I got a copy for 10 bucks, which I'm starting to realize I was really lucky to have found). Everything else is damn expensive so it looks like this will likely be the extent of my Popov collection, for now. But both of these symphonies are killer.

Shout out to Symphonic Addict and Kyjo for putting me onto this guy's stuff.
That Olympia CD is the best. You were lucky to get it that cheaply. I also like the Olympia CD featuring the valedictory 6th Symphony. They're both absurdly priced at around £90-100 on Amazon UK.
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Re: Gavriil Popov 1904-1972
« Reply #95 on: January 04, 2022, 08:05:14 AM »
That Olympia CD is the best. You were lucky to get it that cheaply. I also like the Olympia CD featuring the valedictory 6th Symphony. They're both absurdly priced at around £90-100 on Amazon UK.

+ 2. Both are excellent productions. If you can’t find no 6 (coupled w the Chamber Symphony) it can be listened to via Spotify.

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« Reply #96 on: January 04, 2022, 02:54:13 PM »
I see a copy of the 6th shipping included for 20 bucks so I might go for it. There's also some recordings on the Northern Flowers label (someone explain this label to me—I know they release a lot of old Soviet music; are these old reissued Soviet recordings like Olympia, or are they more recent?)

Listening to the 2nd again this evening. Really good stuff!

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« Reply #97 on: January 04, 2022, 06:13:49 PM »
This composer is really damn good! Shame his music has been so little recorded. I just found the Olympia disc with symphonies 1 & 2 (I got a copy for 10 bucks, which I'm starting to realize I was really lucky to have found). Everything else is damn expensive so it looks like this will likely be the extent of my Popov collection, for now. But both of these symphonies are killer.

Shout out to Symphonic Addict and Kyjo for putting me onto this guy's stuff.

He really was a Soviet giant among the composers. I haven't heard any piece that I don't like yet. A remarkable figure.

If you like this composer's music, you could enjoy Rodion Shchedrin too. He shares some ideas among these composers, including Shebalin, Myaskovsky, Chargeishvili, Mosolov, Nosyrev, Eshpai, etc.
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Re: Gavriil Popov 1904-1972
« Reply #98 on: January 11, 2022, 04:19:04 AM »
This composer is really damn good! Shame his music has been so little recorded. I just found the Olympia disc with symphonies 1 & 2 (I got a copy for 10 bucks, which I'm starting to realize I was really lucky to have found). Everything else is damn expensive so it looks like this will likely be the extent of my Popov collection, for now.

So much for that—I ordered the Northern Flowers releases with the 1st symphony, as well as the 5th and 6th symphonies on Olympia. Can't wait to hear all this, even if it does not live up to the greatness of the disc I already have.