Eduard Tubin (1905-82)

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Quote from: DavidW on April 20, 2022, 03:42:00 PM
This is the only Tubin recording I've ever heard, but I love it.  It is so memorable that I immediately recognizing it after a gap of perhaps 15 years!



You should get the whole series, Dave!
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kyjo

Definitely my favorite symphonies by him are nos. 2, 4, 6, and 10. The others have their moments, but they can't compare with the singular level of inspiration of these masterpieces IMO.
"Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music" - Sergei Rachmaninoff

vers la flamme

Quote from: DavidW on April 20, 2022, 03:42:00 PM
This is the only Tubin recording I've ever heard, but I love it.  It is so memorable that I immediately recognized it after a gap of perhaps 15 years!



Edit: stupid spelling!

That CD was my introduction to Tubin, random record store find a couple of years ago. Still love it.

Symphonic Addict

Quote from: kyjo on May 12, 2022, 02:23:39 PM
Definitely my favorite symphonies by him are nos. 2, 4, 6, and 10. The others have their moments, but they can't compare with the singular level of inspiration of these masterpieces IMO.

I'd add the No. 3 in my list too.

My general order would be something like this: 2, 4, 3, 10, 6, 7, 1, 5, 8, 9
Music is life, and like it, inextinguishable.

I love the vast surface of silence; and it is my chief delight to break it.

Carl Nielsen

vandermolen

Quote from: Symphonic Addict on May 12, 2022, 04:10:31 PM
I'd add the No. 3 in my list too.

My general order would be something like this: 2, 4, 3, 10, 6, 7, 1, 5, 8, 9

Let's see - mine would be:

2,4,3,5,1,10,6,8,7,9 - not that unlike yours Cesar.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

DavidW

So I'm getting that I should try Tubin's 2nd symphony... I'll try to remember that.

krummholz

Quote from: vandermolen on May 12, 2022, 10:01:39 PM
Let's see - mine would be:

2,4,3,5,1,10,6,8,7,9 - not that unlike yours Cesar.

Hmm... I don't know 1, but mine would be (with some day-to-day variation depending on my mood):

4, 6, 7, 5, 8, 2, 3, 9, 10

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Quote from: krummholz on May 13, 2022, 06:37:10 AM
Hmm... I don't know 1, but mine would be (with some day-to-day variation depending on my mood):

4, 6, 7, 5, 8, 2, 3, 9, 10

I think highly of the 7th, too. In fact, that whole disc is one of my favorites (coupled with the Piano Concertino and Sinfonietta on Estonian Motifs).
"Humility is society's greatest misconception."

My "Top 5" Favorite Composers: Debussy, Mahler, Strauss, Sibelius and Bartók


foxandpeng

I wish you would all stop it. Posting about music. I'm minding my own business here having a Shostakovich SQ day before finishing an initial survey of Hindemith SQs, and now I have to listen to all of the Tubin symphonies to decide whether my favourites have changed, before I can carry on exploring Schnittke. It isn't fair and I object.
"A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people ... then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one's neighbour — such is my idea of happiness"

Tolstoy

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Quote from: foxandpeng on May 13, 2022, 07:32:38 AM
I wish you would all stop it. Posting about music. I'm minding my own business here having a Shostakovich SQ day before finishing an initial survey of Hindemith SQs, and now I have to listen to all of the Tubin symphonies to decide whether my favourites have changed, before I can carry on exploring Schnittke. It isn't fair and I object.

Hah! ;D Well, just ignore the comments and proceed with Shostakovich, Schnittke and Hindemith. :) You know the Tubin symphonies, but there is so much music which awaits your discovery!

P.S. You should check out Isang Yun's music and I'm not just saying this because he's my current avatar. ;) I think there's a lyricism in his music that you'll connect with.
"Humility is society's greatest misconception."

My "Top 5" Favorite Composers: Debussy, Mahler, Strauss, Sibelius and Bartók


kyjo

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Quote from: Symphonic Addict on May 12, 2022, 04:10:31 PM
I'd add the No. 3 in my list too.

My general order would be something like this: 2, 4, 3, 10, 6, 7, 1, 5, 8, 9

I need to revisit No. 3 - it's been a few years since I've listened to it. Also, I don't think I've ever listened to No. 9, but it seems to be most people's least favorite, so I guess I'm not missing out on much. ;)
"Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music" - Sergei Rachmaninoff

kyjo

Quote from: DavidW on May 13, 2022, 04:48:16 AM
So I'm getting that I should try Tubin's 2nd symphony... I'll try to remember that.

Oh, absolutely! One of the most epic, atmospheric, and unique symphonies known to me.
"Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music" - Sergei Rachmaninoff

krummholz

Quote from: kyjo on May 13, 2022, 08:09:39 AM
I need to revisit No. 3 - it's m been a few years since I've listened to it. Also, I don't think I've ever listened to No. 9, but it seems to be most people's least favorite, so I guess I'm not missing out on much. ;)

The 9th is unusual, a two-movement work in which the two movements have little contrast between them, despite a fugato in (I think) the second movement. It is suffused with with restrained melancholy. I don't dislike it, in fact I feel like I should have placed it higher up in my ranking... well, except for the others. ;)

I believe it is coupled with the 4th in the Jarvi set on BIS.

foxandpeng

Quote from: Mirror Image on May 13, 2022, 07:39:29 AM
Hah! ;D Well, just ignore the comments and proceed with Shostakovich, Schnittke and Hindemith. :) You know the Tubin symphonies, but there is so much music which awaits your discovery!

P.S. You should check out Isang Yun's music and I'm not just saying this because he's my current avatar. ;) I think there's a lyricism in his music that you'll connect with.

I wish I could! Tubin is calling... ignoring the inner voice would feel like unfinished business...

A few days won't do any harm 🙄😬

Yes, I've been watching your posts with interest. On the list, thank you 😊
"A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people ... then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one's neighbour — such is my idea of happiness"

Tolstoy

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Quote from: vandermolen on May 12, 2022, 10:01:39 PM
Let's see - mine would be:

2,4,3,5,1,10,6,8,7,9 - not that unlike yours Cesar.

Quote from: kyjo on May 13, 2022, 08:09:39 AM
I need to revisit No. 3 - it's been a few years since I've listened to it. Also, I don't think I've ever listened to No. 9, but it seems to be most people's least favorite, so I guess I'm not missing out on much. ;)

Nos. 8 and 9 are the ones I'm familiar with the least, which doesn't mean they're bad works. Tubin's cycle is one of those where I enjoy or like each symphony.
Music is life, and like it, inextinguishable.

I love the vast surface of silence; and it is my chief delight to break it.

Carl Nielsen

foxandpeng

Lovely morning with Tubin so far. Busy day ahead with garden stuff, FA Cup Final and out this evening, so a great start.

Heard the Volmer #1 before starting on the Jarvi, which only really confirmed my preference for the latter. I will probably revisit both cycles to enjoy the difference 🙂

Initial order following the first five.... 4, 3, 5, 2, 1. For now.
"A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people ... then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one's neighbour — such is my idea of happiness"

Tolstoy

vandermolen

Quote from: foxandpeng on May 14, 2022, 02:20:33 AM
Lovely morning with Tubin so far. Busy day ahead with garden stuff, FA Cup Final and out this evening, so a great start.

Heard the Volmer #1 before starting on the Jarvi, which only really confirmed my preference for the latter. I will probably revisit both cycles to enjoy the difference 🙂

Initial order following the first five.... 4, 3, 5, 2, 1. For now.
OT
How could you not watch the Eurovision Song Contest Danny?!!! :o

I've had to carefully negotiate watching the FA Cup Final this afternoon ('CAN'T YOU COME WITH ME TO THE GARDEN CENTRE?') As A Chelsea supporter I'm not spending the afternoon in (yet another) garden centre.
8)
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

foxandpeng

Quote from: vandermolen on May 14, 2022, 07:32:10 AM

OT
How could you not watch the Eurovision Song Contest Danny?!!! :o

I've had to carefully negotiate watching the FA Cup Final this afternoon ('CAN'T YOU COME WITH ME TO THE GARDEN CENTRE?') As A Chelsea supporter I'm not spending the afternoon in (yet another) garden centre.
8)

Thankfully, my wife dislikes Eurovision even more than I do. We didn't realise it was on! As for the final, commiserations on the results 🤨
"A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people ... then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one's neighbour — such is my idea of happiness"

Tolstoy

foxandpeng

#378
I am very glad to have spent some time visiting these symphonies again, particularly because I haven't spent much time with the Volmer cycle. I'm not ready to move on to listen to something else just yet, but my current order of preference is probably...

4, 3, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 2, 10, 1

There isn't a symphony here that I either dislike or towards which I feel ambivalent. All excellent, and unsurprisingly Tubin remains one of my favourite composers.
"A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people ... then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one's neighbour — such is my idea of happiness"

Tolstoy

vandermolen

Quote from: foxandpeng on May 15, 2022, 10:00:05 AM
Thankfully, my wife dislikes Eurovision even more than I do. We didn't realise it was on! As for the final, commiserations on the results 🤨
OT
Thank you! As soon as Chelsea came out wearing yellow (rather than blue) I knew they would lose.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).