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Re: Canadian Composers, eh?
« Reply #60 on: November 14, 2012, 10:55:04 PM »
Raid's First Symphony(1944) was written in Estonia, his Second(1946) in Sweden, but the 3rd and 4th(1995 and 1997) were written in Canada. I have heard neither :(

I don't think the 3rd and 4th have been recorded. I have only seen the first two on disk, and no recordings are listed at the Canadian Music Centre. I'm surprised someone in the Järvi family hasn't gotten to them yet.
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Re: Canadian Composers, eh?
« Reply #61 on: November 15, 2012, 07:50:01 AM »
and no recordings are listed at the Canadian Music Centre.

That's because he's not considered a Canadian composer.
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Re: Canadian Composers, eh?
« Reply #62 on: November 15, 2012, 08:09:39 PM »
That's because he's not considered a Canadian composer.

They do have a page for him, though. He also isn't listed here: http://www.emic.ee/estonian-composers So I guess he is more Canadian than Estonian, then.
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Re: Canadian Composers, eh?
« Reply #63 on: November 15, 2012, 08:23:42 PM »
They do have a page for him, though. He also isn't listed here: http://www.emic.ee/estonian-composers So I guess he is more Canadian than Estonian, then.

So Estonia doesn't claim Raid, but they claim Tubin who spent most of his life in Sweden? Hmmm...something doesn't seem right here. :-\
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« Reply #64 on: November 15, 2012, 08:53:48 PM »
So Estonia doesn't claim Raid, but they claim Tubin who spent most of his life in Sweden? Hmmm...something doesn't seem right here. :-\

Somehow this all reminds me of this: http://www.kewego.com/video/iLyROoaftlAT.html
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Re: Canadian Composers, eh?
« Reply #65 on: September 27, 2014, 08:08:59 PM »
I wonder if Ken B has any comments for this thread? Do you know much about the Canadian classical scene, Ken? I'd love to pick your brain about this topic since it seems the Canadians don't get talked much around here.
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Re: Canadian Composers, eh?
« Reply #66 on: September 28, 2014, 06:31:32 AM »
I wonder if Ken B has any comments for this thread? Do you know much about the Canadian classical scene, Ken? I'd love to pick your brain about this topic since it seems the Canadians don't get talked much around here.
I have been in the US almost 20 years so I am out of touch. Some composers I like are

Lubomyr Melnyck. I really really like KMH. I programmed this on radio several times.

Srul Irving Glik. I recall him is sounding a bit post Bartokian.

C Hatsis (spelling?) I think Nate would like his music.

M Forsyth. He's actually been quite successful commercially and is clearly the most popular Canadian composer these days.

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Re: Canadian Composers, eh?
« Reply #67 on: September 28, 2014, 06:38:31 AM »
I have been in the US almost 20 years so I am out of touch. Some composers I like are

Lubomyr Melnyck. I really really like KMH. I programmed this on radio several times.

Srul Irving Glik. I recall him is sounding a bit post Bartokian.

C Hatsis (spelling?) I think Nate would like his music.

M Forsyth. He's actually been quite successful commercially and is clearly the most popular Canadian composer these days.

Cool, thanks for your feedback, Ken.
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« Reply #68 on: October 02, 2020, 07:26:34 PM »
Here is an interesting disk by a Canadian composer who doesn't seem to have anything else recorded.



Nickel has written concertos for Oboe, Oboe d'Amore and Bass Oboe, which are presented here (and very well played).

The oboe concerto is rather ordinary and not very memorable, but the two unusual oboe family members seem to have inspired Nickel: the Oboe d'Amore Concerto is pastoral with darker interludes, the Bass Oboe Concerto is a formidable work.

I love the Bass Oboe in particular, it isn't plaintive like the Cor Anglais or comic like the Bassoon. It's a very serious, hard-biting instrument and Nickel's concerto does it justice.

I like unusual wind instruments and I wish composers would write concertos for them of the quality of Aho's Contrabassoon Concerto, and Schenk's Bass Clarinet and Cor Anglais Concertos and those recorded here. I'm still looking for quality concertos for Piccolo, Eflat Clarinet and Alto Flute.

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Re: Canadian Composers, eh?
« Reply #69 on: October 02, 2020, 08:45:30 PM »


I was tired of going next door to see the rest of the image ....
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