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Quote from: Madiel on April 11, 2020, 06:42:09 PM I'm interested in the chamber music but as it's all on Hyperion that means it's not on streaming and so options beyond hunting down and buying the discs are a bit limited. iTunes? Not sure what the cost is.
Quote from: Baron Scarpia on April 11, 2020, 07:36:27 PMYou can't stream but you can buy lossless downloads on the Hyperion web site.
Quote from: vers la flamme on April 11, 2020, 01:15:36 PMBump for a composer I know almost nothing about...Anyone listening to Simpson lately? I ordered a CD with the 9th symphony and I'm excited to check it out. I like the idea of "abstract, intellectual symphonies" coming from the postwar western world. Excited to check it out.
Quote from: J.Z. Herrenberg on April 11, 2020, 01:24:15 PMHaven't been listening to him lately. I did buy a biography about him, though, which I'll read in the near future. As for the Ninth, you can't go wrong there. I think it's a terrific piece. I feel privileged to have seen the original score, in London, when I was there in 1986. Martin Anderson, of Toccata Press, had it in his office at the Institute of Economic Affairs, where he was gainfully employed... I knew him through the Havergal Brian Society and came to collect one of Toccata's first publications. I remember looking at the opening, and Martin saying: 'Always very motivic, Bob'...
Quote from: calyptorhynchus on February 13, 2021, 03:22:47 PMLyrita are going to issue a CD with the BBC recordings of the premieres of the Fifth and Sixth Symphonies, conducted by Andrew Davis and Charles Groves respectively. Due out in early April.
Quote from: DavidW on February 14, 2021, 08:02:10 AMI'm glad for that because only having his recordings available for purchase as downloads via Hyperion's website means that people for the most part are not even aware of him. I've ranted about this before but Hyperion refusing to stream or keep their catalog in print on cd does a disservice to the artists (both performers and composers) that they represent. And I can't imagine that it is a smart business model in the long run.
Quote from: Roasted Swan on February 14, 2021, 08:05:38 AMAccording to the liner Simpson was delighted by the performance of No.5 but far less so of No.6 - apparently the orchestra only rehearsed the work for the first time the day before the concert. Simpson revised the work after the performance as well - so this is the only recording of the "original" version of No.5....
Quote from: calyptorhynchus on February 14, 2021, 10:43:03 AMSorry did he revise 5 or 6 after the premiere?Anyway he was even less lucky with 8. Then the orchestra due to give the premiere hadn't rehearsed it at all, so the first performance was the first play through!
Quote from: Roasted Swan on February 15, 2021, 01:37:35 AMAccording to the liner it was No.6 - I scanned the last page of the booklet so you can read what Simpson himself said.......
Quote from: DavidW on February 15, 2021, 06:49:40 AMWait this is in reference to the Groves performance of 1980. Handley's recording was in 1987 a full ten years after the symphony was written. And since it was a non-live recording I'm sure Handley put consider thought into it and the orchestra sufficiently rehearsed the piece.
QuoteQuote from: Cato on May 18, 2021, 05:52:14 PMI had some time today and listened to the Robert Simpson Symphony #5, which can best be described as a creature created with the help of musical DNA from Charles Ives, Karl Amadeus Hartmann, and Prokofiev. Yes, that is a recommendation! 0:)https://www.youtube.com/v/om1AU1brhU0
Quote from: Cato on May 18, 2021, 05:52:14 PMI had some time today and listened to the Robert Simpson Symphony #5, which can best be described as a creature created with the help of musical DNA from Charles Ives, Karl Amadeus Hartmann, and Prokofiev. Yes, that is a recommendation! 0:)https://www.youtube.com/v/om1AU1brhU0
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