Started by Mark, October 25, 2007, 12:26:56 PM
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Quote from: lordlance on Today at 08:23:53 AMThank you. Do you have specific pieces from these folks that you would recommend? No need for every single one maybe just top 5.
Quote from: lordlance on March 27, 2023, 06:58:09 PMMy experience with British composers so far:1. Macmillan - Love The Confession of Isobel Gowdie 2. Parry - Symphony #5 seems worth a second listen3. Maxwell Davies - a tough nut to crack and one I've not heard in a long time 4. Elgar - his symphonies are incredibly dull and academic; I do enjoy In The South and Cockaigne though5. Vaughan Williams - Symphony #4 piqued my interest and #5 was boring6. Stanford - not great based on Symphony #3.I - have to get around to finishing the piece - and first half of Concert Piece for Organ and Orchestra7. Malcolm Arnold - love his music except notably Symphony No. 9)8. Turnage - I used to like his music when I first started hearing contemporary music not so much anymore. Too dissonant. I might revisit the Rattle disc to see if I feel differently as that is what got me into the composer.9. Bax - Heard a lot of his orchestral music and even though his style is unmistakable so much of it can just become a mush of excellent atmospheric background music rather than masterpieces that stick with you. I have to revisit Symphony #6 and Russian Suite. I remember enjoying Festival Overture.10. Walton - I've not revisited his First Symphony but remember liking it.I want to try more British composers. Looking for orchestral music that is generally more busy or vigorous and not calm/contemplative or sounds like like En Saga (I recently tried rehearing it.)
Quote from: Roasted Swan on Today at 08:18:25 AMGood list - but who's Easley Blackwood?!
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