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Offline Irons

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Re: Lesser known Russian/Soviet composers
« Reply #380 on: April 23, 2020, 10:35:32 PM »
Interesting to know. I haven't heard No.2 in ages so will lookout for my CD. 4 is very good but 5 is my favourite. I've actually enjoyed them all and the Flute and Violin Concerto.

I have the violin concerto which is coupled with his sonata for the same instrument. A programming I like and wish occurred more often.

Inspired by thread I listened to Eshpai's 3rd last night. I found the work a mix of the traditional and modern, a foot in both camps.
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« Reply #381 on: April 25, 2020, 11:42:10 AM »
Any suggestions for really great CDs of Stanchinsky's piano music? Thank you.

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Re: Lesser known Russian/Soviet composers
« Reply #382 on: July 28, 2020, 05:56:32 PM »
A major addiction : Ikarus IMHO is one finest work by Slonimsky

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Re: Lesser known Russian/Soviet composers
« Reply #383 on: July 28, 2020, 06:00:53 PM »
A major addiction : Ikarus IMHO is one finest work by Slonimsky

Interesting. I think that 'Icarus' ('Icare') is the finest work I have heard composed by the conductor Igor Markevitch:
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« Reply #384 on: July 28, 2020, 06:34:18 PM »
Interesting. I think that 'Icarus' ('Icare') is the finest work I have heard composed by the conductor Igor Markevitch:

I have to correct also Slonimsky composed a ballet on Ikarus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP9uCerxSrY

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Re: Lesser known Russian/Soviet composers
« Reply #385 on: July 29, 2020, 02:01:37 AM »
I have to correct also Slonimsky composed a ballet on Ikarus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP9uCerxSrY
I think that there are probably different ways of spelling it. I was not intending to correct you at all.
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"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).