Started by Dundonnell, December 06, 2007, 03:05:22 PM
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Quote from: lukeottevanger on December 18, 2007, 02:46:10 AMI'm with Edward in ranking Schoeck a long way above anything else I know from Swiss composers (except Martin, of course).
Quote from: springrite on December 18, 2007, 04:08:25 AMGuess you are agreeing with me as well then.
Quote from: Maciek on November 07, 2008, 10:26:55 PMI can't believe no one has mentioned Constantin Regamey
Quote from: Maciek on November 07, 2008, 10:26:55 PMimpossible-to-find
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Quote from: Two-Tone on November 08, 2008, 11:39:36 AMlived in Poland
Quote from: Dundonnell on December 11, 2007, 02:29:57 PMThe Sutermeister CD I ordered arrived today and mightily impressed with it I am!It is Wergo WER 6294-2 and contains the Missa da Requiem(1952/53) and the Te Deum 1975(1974 sic) with Luba Orgonasova(soprano), Roman Trekel(baritone), the Rundfunkchor, Berlin and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester, Berlin conducted by the late Heinz Rogner. The recordings were made in 1992 and 1993.The intention had been for the Requiem (which is 43 minutes long) to be premiered by Sutermeister's friend, the Russian conductor Issai Dobrowen but he died before the intention could be realised so the first performance was given on Italian radio in Milan conducted by no less than Herbert von Karajan! I found the Requiem moving and profound. Certainly anyone who admires the fine choral compositions of Frank Martin should be equally impressed by the Sutermeister. The Te Deum(25 minutes) is, perhaps, even more impressive: slow moving and in no way celebratory it is certainly a Te Deum written in and for the uncertain 1970s. It is also, however, a most beautiful work.This is exactly what someone like myself is looking for in seeking out compositions by composers working in traditional forms using a tonal framework(albeit extended tonality) which have been ignored for too long outside the borders of their countries of origin. There are such fine works around but many are denied to us. I would not want to claim-on such brief acquaintance-that Sutermeister is the equal of Frank Martin but he is certainly a composer who can be put into the same bracket.Highly recommended!
Quote from: Dundonnell on November 08, 2008, 04:23:17 PMjust as I collected all the pleasant but pretty feeble Hans Huber symphonies
Quote from: Dundonnell on November 08, 2008, 04:23:17 PMSadly, I cannot recommend the Fritz Brun symphonies (on Guild) I have heard so far-Nos. 3, 5, 9 and 10.Despite the passionate advocacy of the eccentric musicologist and conductor Adriano the symphonies are turning out to be rather turgid affairs-Brucknerian but without a tithe of the inspiration.Won't stop me collecting them all, no doubt-just as I collected all the pleasant but pretty feeble Hans Huber symphonies Sometimes History does get it right
Quote from: Dundonnell on May 25, 2009, 03:41:53 AMI have finally managed to obtain a recording of Othmar Schoeck's early Violin Concerto 'Quasi una fantasia"(1910-11). It is a Claves cd and the coupling is a Suite arranged by the conductor Andreas Delfs from the Opera 'Penthesilia". The soloist is Bettina Boller and the excellent orchestra is the Swiss Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Quote from: erato on May 29, 2009, 01:22:07 AMIs this an old recording? I have the work on LP - somewhere - and wonder whether this van be the same performance. DCoupled with the Schoech Horn Concerto - also avery fine work - IIRC.The cycle "Lebendig Begraben" is, of course, one of the towering orchestral sing cycles of all times, along with Martins Der Cornet, Mahlers Lied von der Erde and Shostakovich's 14th symphony.
Quote from: Dundonnell on May 29, 2009, 04:10:50 AM.... the coupling is a Suite from Schoeck's Opera "Penthesilia"-very grand, dark, impressive music.
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