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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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« 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.
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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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Re: Gavriil Popov 1904-1972
« 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: Today at 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.
Give us something else; give us something new; for Heaven's sake give us something bad, so long as we feel we are alive and active and not just passive admirers of tradition!

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