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Quote from: Ghost of Baron Scarpia on February 03, 2019, 08:40:36 AMI wouldn't say bleak. My overall impression is grim determination to overcome difficult circumstances.
Quote from: Ghost of Baron Scarpia on February 03, 2019, 01:20:01 PMIf I had to use one word to characterize his music it would be struggle.
Quote from: vandermolen on February 10, 2019, 09:15:55 AMAm really enjoying the poignant, poetic and eloquent Symphony 3 'Laudes Musicae' this evening: I recall that one of my young, musical students really enjoying Leighton's vocal music. There is something very sad about this music. Leighton, who was evidently a very nice individual, died prematurely and apparently had a drink problem. I find this symphony very moving.
Quote from: kyjo on February 10, 2019, 12:12:03 PMThanks for this, Jeffrey; I'll have to give it a spin. Did you manage to locate your CD of the First Symphony, by chance?
Quote from: Ghost of Baron Scarpia on February 12, 2019, 07:34:49 AMListened to the Concerto for String Orchestra again, it grows more interested each time I listen. Also had time to listen to the Organ Concerto. The first movement "lament" seemed flat but the second movement (toccata) was extremely impressive and the final theme with variations made wonderful use of the palette of tone colors available from the organ and string orchestra. My regard for this composer continues to grow.
Quote from: Irons on February 12, 2019, 08:26:49 AMThe Concerto for String Orchestra and Organ Concerto are the (only) two recordings I have by Leighton. After your positive impression of the former I will give it a spin. The Organ Concerto I rate highly, as highly as the one for the same instrument by Poulenc.The 1st Symphony sounds most interesting indeed.
Quote from: kyjo on March 13, 2019, 11:57:21 AMRecently listened to this and found it very enjoyable and quite moving as well. Leighton was undoubtedly a composer of great integrity and sincerity.
Quote from: DavidUK on March 26, 2023, 02:00:15 AMThe more I listen to Leighton's 1st symphony the more I realise what a masterpiece it is.
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