Started by Henk, August 07, 2008, 12:58:17 PM
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Quote from: Dundonnell on August 11, 2008, 05:26:48 AMI knew that you would join it
Quote from: Dundonnell on August 11, 2008, 05:50:44 AMBTW-many thanks for the VW disc!!
Quote from: Henk on August 08, 2008, 04:02:18 AMI listend to samples, but it didn't appeal to me. For russian music I think I'll stick to Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich.
Quote from: vandermolen on August 11, 2008, 05:19:32 AMAgree with Dundonnell here (hardly surprising as my avatar image is a photo of Miaskovsky!).The quality of Miaskovsky's symphonies is uneven (well, he did write 27) but, at his best (as in symphonies 3,6,11,17,21,24 and 27+ the slow movement of No 16) he is IMHO a great composer. I tuned into the radio the other day and hearing a few bars of orchestral music guessed it must be Miaskovsky, even though I did not recognize the work at first (it was the first movement of Symphony 24). There is a kind of moving nostalgia and eloquence about Miaskovsky at his best which I find both moving and endearing and which is unique to him I think.Try the Cello Concerto and Cello Sonata No 2 before you write him off completely.Also, I heard his Symphony 21 performed live in London in June, so, if anything, he seems to be coming better known in some places.
Quote from: bhodges on August 07, 2008, 01:08:59 PMI would put Alfred Schnittke in that esteemed company. There is at least one thread on him, here.The Concerto Grosso No. 1 is a fine place to start, and the recording below (now reissued, too) with Heinrich Schiff and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe is excellent. There is one on BIS, too, with Lev Markiz and the New Stockholm Chamber Orchestra which is very good but I think Schiff's is more uninhibited. If you like chamber music, the String Quintet has been recorded a lot: I have four or five different ones, all quite good. This one below with the Barbican Trio and guests, on Black Box, is as fine as any. I also like the one on Hyperion by the group Capricorn.--Bruce
Quote from: GGGGRRREEG on August 11, 2008, 06:49:17 AMHave you heard the Violin Concerto? I feel the guy would be more interesting to me in another genre....
Quote from: vandermolen on August 11, 2008, 07:23:48 AMYes, I have several recordings. It is a very enjoyable work. Not sure what you mean by your "another genre" comment.
Quote from: GGGGRRREEG on August 11, 2008, 08:03:53 AMViolin Concertos often don't make much of an impression on me, or at least, less of an impression usually, so I'd probably have better luck with symphonies, possibly....
Quote from: vandermolen on August 11, 2008, 08:21:15 AMOh, I see. Thanks. I don't know what you already know but Symphony 6 is perhaps his masterpiece but I would listen to a version including the optional chorus at the end (ie not the Svetlanov version). The Jarvi recording on DGG is v good. Also, Symphony 27 (Chandos) or symphonies 24 and 25 (Naxos) and the Cello Concerto (Regis) are good places to start.
Quote from: Dundonnell on August 11, 2008, 11:43:32 AMTraitor
Quote from: vandermolen on August 11, 2008, 03:25:16 PMAnd of course Symphony 23 and 24 on Alto http://www.mdt.co.uk/MDTSite/product/ALC1024.htm
Quote from: Dundonnell on August 11, 2008, 04:08:26 PMThat's better You do want to write more CD notes, don't you?
Quote from: Dundonnell on August 11, 2008, 03:28:10 AMHardly
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