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Re: Lesser known Russian/Soviet composers
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Re: Lesser known Russian/Soviet composers
« Reply #441 on: November 02, 2021, 10:36:36 PM »
Enjoying Medtner's PC 3 (Tozer).  Planning to buy discs by other performers as well.

And? Did ya?

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Re: Lesser known Russian/Soviet composers
« Reply #442 on: November 03, 2021, 05:56:17 PM »
And? Did ya?

I have a few other recordings now. I think I like the Ponti recording from Vox. I maybe biased because I like old recordings.

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Re: Lesser known Russian/Soviet composers
« Reply #443 on: November 03, 2021, 11:07:21 PM »
I have a few other recordings now. I think I like the Ponti recording from Vox. I maybe biased because I like old recordings.

Good to know! I don’t think you liking the Vox recording is because of any bias, the Ponti rendition of the Third Concerto is indeed special, not to mention quite different from the others. The swift tempo suits the work well. It’s a favourite of mine too.

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Re: Lesser known Russian/Soviet composers
« Reply #444 on: November 04, 2021, 06:21:07 PM »
It's devoted entirely to Alexander Tchaikovsky



Tchaikovsky, A: Etudes in Simple Tones, Concerto No. 2 for viola, piano solo, and orchestra

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Mariss Jansons
Tchaikovsky, A: Concerto for two pianos and orchestra, Op. 70

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
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Tchaikovsky, A: Symphony No. 4 for choir, orchestra & solo viola, Op. 78

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Re: Lesser known Russian/Soviet composers
« Reply #445 on: November 04, 2021, 07:06:30 PM »
It contains some composers as Flyarkovsky,Butsko,Irakli Gabeli and Yanchenko



Interesting collection, Roy.

details:

Youri Boutsko: Symphonie Nr. 2 in 4 fragmentierten Sätzen;
Irakli Gabeli: Symphonie Nr. 1 (Dramatic Dialogue);
Alexander Flyarkovsky: Urildaan, Festive Poem on Buryatian Themes;
Oleg Yanchenko: Symphony Andrei Rublev;


I hadn't noticed this great release! These works mostly drew my attention. Me wants to hear this.
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Re: Lesser known Russian/Soviet composers
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Re: Lesser known Russian/Soviet composers
« Reply #448 on: November 20, 2021, 03:51:26 AM »
A part of the soundtrack for Andrei Rublev by our lamented and almost forgotten Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov has been performed by a singer/composer named Sarah Davachi.

Scroll down and the first track is the excerpt.

https://www.factmag.com/2020/09/14/sarah-davachi-fact-mix/
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Re: Lesser known Russian/Soviet composers
« Reply #449 on: November 21, 2021, 06:38:38 AM »
A part of the soundtrack for Andrei Rublev by our lamented and almost forgotten Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov has been performed by a singer/composer named Sarah Davachi.

Scroll down and the first track is the excerpt.

https://www.factmag.com/2020/09/14/sarah-davachi-fact-mix/
Very nice Leo. Reminds me a bit of his War and Peace music.
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Re: Lesser known Russian/Soviet composers
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Re: Lesser known Russian/Soviet composers
« Reply #452 on: December 01, 2021, 06:37:12 AM »
According to a person on YouTube, a ceremony of some sort took place on November 24th in the hometown of Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov and a memorial plaque was set up.

Does anyone know anything about this?  I cannot find a thing about it.
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Re: Lesser known Russian/Soviet composers
« Reply #453 on: December 01, 2021, 06:42:35 AM »
I have a few other recordings now. I think I like the Ponti recording from Vox. I maybe biased because I like old recordings.

Ponti's Medtner 3rd is definitely different from the others; there's a wonderful, ~impressionistic flow to it, where others tend to be heavier.
In my Top-10 of piano concerto recordings.

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Re: Lesser known Russian/Soviet composers
« Reply #454 on: December 01, 2021, 06:59:40 AM »
A part of the soundtrack for Andrei Rublev by our lamented and almost forgotten Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov has been performed by a singer/composer named Sarah Davachi.

Scroll down and the first track is the excerpt.

https://www.factmag.com/2020/09/14/sarah-davachi-fact-mix/
They've already made a movie on the Russian tennis player Andrey Rublev?!  But he's barely started his professional tennis career!  ???



Sorry, couldn't resist!  ;)  But, seriously, that sounds like it would make for a very interesting topic for a movie.

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Re: Lesser known Russian/Soviet composers
« Reply #455 on: December 01, 2021, 07:18:48 AM »
They've already made a movie on the Russian tennis player Andrey Rublev?!  But he's barely started his professional tennis career!  ???

Sorry, couldn't resist!  ;)  But, seriously, that sounds like it would make for a very interesting topic for a movie.

PD

 ;)

The movie concerns a Medieval artist by that name:


<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/zUePS__gfVM&amp;lc=UgwLQgWagQnBeCrdelx4AaABAg.951fKgCvKP39VMeIKkK4L5" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/zUePS__gfVM&amp;lc=UgwLQgWagQnBeCrdelx4AaABAg.951fKgCvKP39VMeIKkK4L5</a>


The movie was directed by Andrei Tarkovsky.  It is available from Criterion.


According to a person on YouTube, a ceremony of some sort took place on November 24th in the hometown of Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov and a memorial plaque was set up.

Does anyone know anything about this?  I cannot find a thing about it.

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Re: Lesser known Russian/Soviet composers
« Reply #456 on: December 01, 2021, 07:42:14 AM »
;)

The movie concerns a Medieval artist by that name:


<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/zUePS__gfVM&amp;lc=UgwLQgWagQnBeCrdelx4AaABAg.951fKgCvKP39VMeIKkK4L5" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/zUePS__gfVM&amp;lc=UgwLQgWagQnBeCrdelx4AaABAg.951fKgCvKP39VMeIKkK4L5</a>


The movie was directed by Andrei Tarkovsky.  It is available from Criterion.
Yes, I googled the artist--and the movie.   ;D  Perhaps I might be able to get ahold of a copy through interlibrary loan?  And will check out the music in a bit too; thank you for that imbed.

PD

p.s.  By the way, regarding the tennis player, he's only 24 years old and ranked No. 5 in the world.  Not too shabby, eh?  :)

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Re: Lesser known Russian/Soviet composers
« Reply #457 on: December 10, 2021, 08:55:38 PM »
IMHO a good novelty

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Re: Lesser known Russian/Soviet composers
« Reply #458 on: December 13, 2021, 05:15:37 AM »
IMHO a good novelty



The Curious Case of Reinhold Gliere!  A great talent!

My friends and I knew about Gliere through some severely truncated monophonic recordings of the Third Symphony "Ilya Murometz" conducted by Stokowski and Fricsay.  One of my friends found the mono recording with the entire work conducted by Hermann Scherchen in the Dayton Public Library, and that was passed around quite a bit!

The CHANDOS CD with Edward Downes conducting has the nearly complete score and is an excellent performance.  Somewhere out there is a complete performance from the 1970's, and I have read that it is the best ever: on Melodiya with a Russian orchestra and Nathan Rakhlin conducting.  However, I have also read the transfer to CD (Russian Disc) was botched or that the original tapes might have been allowed to deteriorate.
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Re: Lesser known Russian/Soviet composers
« Reply #459 on: December 14, 2021, 08:40:16 PM »