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Re: Erland von Koch
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2012, 05:58:28 AM »
Ah, Karl has officially entered The Golden Years! There's one Thread, where, I think it's vandermolen, tells the same story (the wheelbarrow?) every time the Thread comes up. :P  Ginko? ;) ;D

Sometimes I fear for my memory. :-X

Only the trivial and irrelevant observation that he is only the second person I've heard of, with the name Erland.

The first was my first clarinet instructor, Erland Nordstrom.

Well, since my first post was more than five years ago, I do not worry overmuch that the event of posting the same information then dropped out of my memory.  For a distance of five years erewhile, my threshold of memorial importance must be higher ; )
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Re: Erland von Koch
« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2012, 06:12:31 AM »
Well, since my first post was more than five years ago, I do not worry overmuch that the event of posting the same information then dropped out of my memory.  For a distance of five years erewhile, my threshold of memorial importance must be higher ; )

check ;) ;D


check ;) ;D

Do you know the clarinet 'Monologue'?

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Re: Erland von Koch
« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2015, 06:55:14 AM »
Ah, Karl has officially entered The Golden Years! There's one Thread, where, I think it's vandermolen, tells the same story (the wheelbarrow?) every time the Thread comes up. :P  Ginko? ;) ;D

Sometimes I fear for my memory. :-X

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Re: Erland von Koch
« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2015, 08:43:32 AM »
Golden years . . . golden years, cha-cha-cha . . .

Another composer I will have to investigate.
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Re: Erland von Koch
« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2015, 09:53:10 AM »
Golden years . . . golden years, cha-cha-cha . . .

Another composer I will have to investigate.

should be easy.... discography is pathetic... YT???

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Re: Erland von Koch
« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2016, 01:40:02 PM »
Cross-posted from the 'Purchases' thread:

Just bought:






Has anyone heard these recordings? I'm quite interested in Koch's music after listened to a movement from his Symphony No. 3.
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Re: Erland von Koch
« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2016, 01:54:42 PM »
I've reported very enthusiastically on the BIS release. You will love it.

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Re: Erland von Koch
« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2016, 03:35:10 PM »
I've reported very enthusiastically on the BIS release. You will love it.

Great to hear! Yeah, what I heard of Symphony No. 3 was enough to sell me on the composer. Plus, a little research doesn't hurt either. ;)
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Re: Erland von Koch
« Reply #28 on: April 18, 2016, 11:13:50 PM »
I've just received the BIS CD. I played the 'Nordic Capriccio' first - what a charming and inspiriting work! I had to play it again immediately. Now on to the symphonies. :)
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Re: Erland von Koch
« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2016, 06:36:46 AM »
I've just received the BIS CD. I played the 'Nordic Capriccio' first - what a charming and inspiriting work! I had to play it again immediately. Now on to the symphonies. :)

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Re: Erland von Koch
« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2016, 09:24:32 AM »
I've just received the BIS CD. I played the 'Nordic Capriccio' first - what a charming and inspiriting work! I had to play it again immediately. Now on to the symphonies. :)

Yeah, Jeffrey. That BIS recording is great. I need to revisit his Symphony No. 3. This made a very favorable impression on me, especially that lovely slow movement.
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Re: Erland von Koch
« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2016, 10:28:31 AM »
Yeah, Jeffrey. That BIS recording is great. I need to revisit his Symphony No. 3. This made a very favorable impression on me, especially that lovely slow movement.
I've enjoyed the CD very much but the work I like best at the moment is Sinfonia Seria (No.4) which has a redemptive ending -,something which always appeals to me.
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Re: Erland von Koch
« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2016, 12:07:40 PM »
I've enjoyed the CD very much but the work I like best at the moment is Sinfonia Seria (No.4) which has a redemptive ending -,something which always appeals to me.

Considering your hankerings for Pettersson, especially works from around the 6th, 7th, and 8th symphonies, it's no small wonder why you're drawn to these redemptive endings. :)
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Re: Erland von Koch
« Reply #33 on: April 21, 2016, 04:06:58 AM »
Considering your hankerings for Pettersson, especially works from around the 6th, 7th, and 8th symphonies, it's no small wonder why you're drawn to these redemptive endings. :)
Very true John! :)
Also for great redemptive endings:
Rosenberg symphonies 2 and 3. Do you know those?
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Re: Erland von Koch
« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2016, 05:35:37 AM »
Very true John! :)
Also for great redemptive endings:
Rosenberg symphonies 2 and 3. Do you know those?

I can't say I'm very familiar with Rosenberg's oeuvre having only heard a few works. I do own a few recordings of his music: the ballet Orpheus in Town, the PCs, and Symphonies 3 & 6 (on a BIS recording).
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Re: Erland von Koch
« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2016, 07:01:01 AM »
I can't say I'm very familiar with Rosenberg's oeuvre having only heard a few works. I do own a few recordings of his music: the ballet Orpheus in Town, the PCs, and Symphonies 3 & 6 (on a BIS recording).
That BIS CD is very good.
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Re: Erland von Koch
« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2016, 09:45:03 AM »
Thanks for the info. on von Koch.  I listened to the BIS disc on NML and have ordered the CD.

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Re: Erland von Koch
« Reply #37 on: April 24, 2016, 11:16:14 AM »
Thanks for the info. on von Koch.  I listened to the BIS disc on NML and have ordered the CD.
Let  us know what you think.
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Re: Erland von Koch
« Reply #38 on: August 08, 2017, 08:32:53 AM »
Yeah, Jeffrey. That BIS recording is great. I need to revisit his Symphony No. 3. This made a very favorable impression on me, especially that lovely slow movement.

Koch update?


btw- Oldfield?... really?... (what about that French guy... 'Oxygene'?) Jean-Michel...??...

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Re: Erland von Koch
« Reply #39 on: October 17, 2017, 05:54:56 PM »
Koch's Impulsi Trilogy was a great recent discovery of mine - it's a thrilling work bursting with energy and potent atmosphere. It almost sounds more American than Scandinavian in places (especially due to its prominent xylophone part), recalling Copland's populist period or Hanson at his most exuberant. Anyone who likes colorful, accessible 20th century orchestral music needs to check this piece out:

I: https://youtu.be/KBv3GHaMT74
II: https://youtu.be/nqqxzdLWLEs
III: https://youtu.be/NZ2FkRfg3sg
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