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« Reply #640 on: May 05, 2021, 09:55:21 AM »
Nice, Ray!

Listening to the Five Prague Waltzes, B. 99 at the moment.  This is marvelous, unknown stuff to me!   :)

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« Reply #641 on: May 05, 2021, 10:00:00 PM »
I’m still vaguely considering hunting down a couple of the individual Naxos discs. The mention of the rhapsodies reminded me.

Now that I’ve picked up most of the songs...
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« Reply #642 on: May 06, 2021, 11:49:03 AM »
Well.....this box just keeps getting better with each disc......

Listening to the seven Intermezzos, B.15 and the absolutely gorgeous Polonaise in E flat major, B.100 and the fun Festival March, Op. 54 B.88



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« Reply #643 on: May 11, 2021, 07:01:01 AM »
Maiden Monday Listen (to the work itself, and obviously thus, the recording)

I am floored at how great this is!

Dvořák

Requiem, Opus 89




Yeah, as I commented in the WAYLT thread, I just listened to this work for the first time and was floored as well. It’s intensely serious but never dour or depressing with moments of great beauty and drama. And one hell of a performance too!
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« Reply #644 on: May 11, 2021, 07:22:57 AM »
Yeah, as I commented in the WAYLT thread, I just listened to this work for the first time and was floored as well. It’s intensely serious but never dour or depressing with moments of great beauty and drama. And one hell of a performance too!

I'm glad to hear that you also enjoyed the work and performance!  :)

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« Reply #645 on: June 16, 2021, 03:49:16 PM »
Just thought I would drop by to mention this fantastic resource:

http://www.antonin-dvorak.cz/en/about-web

There is so much valuable information packed within this site that the books I was considering on the composer are basically out-the-window at this juncture.
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« Reply #646 on: June 16, 2021, 10:32:01 PM »
Just thought I would drop by to mention this fantastic resource:

http://www.antonin-dvorak.cz/en/about-web

There is so much valuable information packed within this site that the books I was considering on the composer are basically out-the-window at this juncture.

Never visited that site before - its great thankyou for the heads up.  New facts I now know about Dvorak;
1)  His main hobby was collecting pigeons
2) he suffered from agrophobia
3) he once said to a student; “You don’t smoke? Then you’ll never be a composer. All composers have to smoke!”

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« Reply #647 on: June 16, 2021, 11:37:20 PM »
Agrophobia or agoraphobia (or maybe acrophobia)? Agrophobia would be a fear of fields. 😀

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« Reply #648 on: June 17, 2021, 02:18:18 AM »
Agrophobia or agoraphobia (or maybe acrophobia)? Agrophobia would be a fear of fields. 😀

Hah!  If you could smell the slurry they're spreading on the fields next door to my house just now you'd be afraid of them too!

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« Reply #649 on: June 17, 2021, 03:05:23 AM »
Just thought I would drop by to mention this fantastic resource:

http://www.antonin-dvorak.cz/en/about-web

There is so much valuable information packed within this site that the books I was considering on the composer are basically out-the-window at this juncture.

Oh yeah. I've used it tonnes. One of the best composer websites out there. Put it this way, my Firefox browser knows that if I start typing about Dvorak, I probably want the works page.
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« Reply #650 on: June 17, 2021, 04:50:34 AM »
Just thought I would drop by to mention this fantastic resource:

http://www.antonin-dvorak.cz/en/about-web

There is so much valuable information packed within this site that the books I was considering on the composer are basically out-the-window at this juncture.
Yes, that's a great site.  I discovered it back when I was first getting seriously interested in Dvorak's works and also Czech composers' works in general.  I remember then also being delighted (and not surprised) at finding out that Sir Charles Mackerras was the then head of the UK-based Dvorak Society for Czech and Slovak Music.  Another handy resource (have been tempted to join it):  https://www.dvorak-society.org

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« Reply #651 on: June 17, 2021, 04:51:23 AM »
Never visited that site before - its great thankyou for the heads up.  New facts I now know about Dvorak;
1)  His main hobby was collecting pigeons
2) he suffered from agrophobia
3) he once said to a student; “You don’t smoke? Then you’ll never be a composer. All composers have to smoke!”

You’re welcome! Those are some facts that I didn’t know either. :)
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« Reply #652 on: June 17, 2021, 04:54:01 AM »
Oh yeah. I've used it tonnes. One of the best composer websites out there. Put it this way, my Firefox browser knows that if I start typing about Dvorak, I probably want the works page.

Excellent!
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« Reply #653 on: June 17, 2021, 04:57:06 AM »
Yes, that's a great site.  I discovered it back when I was first getting seriously interested in Dvorak's works and also Czech composers' works in general.  I remember then also being delighted (and not surprised) at finding out that Sir Charles Mackerras was the then head of the UK-based Dvorak Society for Czech and Slovak Music.  Another handy resource (have been tempted to join it):  https://www.dvorak-society.org

PD

What I like about the Dvořák site I linked is being able to view his oeuvre and there’s so much information if you click on a work --- from its’ inspiration to performance history, etc. This is extremely helpful.
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« Reply #654 on: June 17, 2021, 12:03:53 PM »
What I like about the Dvořák site I linked is being able to view his oeuvre and there’s so much information if you click on a work --- from its’ inspiration to performance history, etc. This is extremely helpful.
Yes, as I said, I like it and have appreciated it for a number of years.  I was trying to share with you another site and the history behind it and also how I found about it..that's all. , :

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« Reply #655 on: June 17, 2021, 05:48:21 PM »
Yes, as I said, I like it and have appreciated it for a number of years.  I was trying to share with you another site and the history behind it and also how I found about it..that's all. , :

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Okay. ???
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« Reply #656 on: June 18, 2021, 05:36:09 AM »
Okay. ???
Sorry, I did a lousy job of typing a wink in a hurry in my previous posting.

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« Reply #657 on: June 18, 2021, 05:40:39 AM »
Sorry, I did a lousy job of typing a wink in a hurry in my previous posting.

PD

No worries, PD.
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« Reply #658 on: June 18, 2021, 05:59:49 AM »
Oh yeah. I've used it tonnes. One of the best composer websites out there. Put it this way, my Firefox browser knows that if I start typing about Dvorak, I probably want the works page.

Just a follow-up, I also like the Sibelius website:

http://www.sibelius.fi/english/index.htm
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« Reply #659 on: June 18, 2021, 08:47:44 AM »
Just a follow-up, I also like the Sibelius website:

http://www.sibelius.fi/english/index.htm
Yes, that's a very nice one too.  You might check to see whether or not someone has already posted a link in the Sibelius thread and if not post it there?  :)

PD