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The Jazz Lounge / Re: Books about jazz
« Last post by SimonNZ on Today at 01:44:45 PM »
Picked this up the other day and am looking forward to starting it:

Has anyone here read it or know of the book?
Introductions / Re: Hi All!
« Last post by SimonNZ on Today at 01:37:50 PM »

I think i remember you from another forum I haven't visited in some years now,
General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by aligreto on Today at 01:35:35 PM »
Nielsen: Clarinet Concerto [McGill/Gilbert]

The Nielsen Clarinet Concerto is definitely a work that has a unique voice of its own. It is an intriguing, exciting and absorbing work and there is a wonderful inherent tension flowing throughout it. It is both lyrical and conversational in nature with a very engaging musical language.
General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by SimonNZ on Today at 01:32:48 PM »
General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by VonStupp on Today at 01:30:09 PM »
Jacob Avshalomov (1919-2013)
Tom O'Bedlam (1950)

Oboe & Percussion
Dale Warland Singers

You can really feel the jangling stupor of this titular beggar released from Bedlam. Rather quixotic in its 10-minute runtime, but there is a sense of sadness for his lot in life from the composer too.

So far this album has been mid-20th Century choral music featuring 16th & 17th Century texts. Interesting...

While I own the physical media, I thought I would post the YouTube videos in case anyone is curious about this music.

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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Purchases Today
« Last post by SimonNZ on Today at 01:25:18 PM »
At the secondhand store:

and also:

"Waxing the Gospel: Mass Evangelism and the Phonograph, 1890-1900"

100 pages of history followed by 200 pages of track descriptions followed by 100 pages of appendices..
The Diner / Re: Bob Dylan: A Class Act
« Last post by SimonNZ on Today at 01:11:29 PM »
A heads-up for people who know the eccentric genius of Michael Gray's books on Dylan "Song and Dance Man" and "The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia".

A 350-page roundup of his uncollected writings on Dylan over 50 years from various magazines and elsewhere.

The 60-page essay on "Rough And Rowdy Ways" is already getting much praise and has people rushing back to relisten.

Bach, Johann Christian (1735-1782) - Chamber Works on the discs below - downshift from orchestra for the afternoon - Dave :)

The overtures are well worth purchasing Dave. Do not hold back, you will like them.

I have the Halstead JC Bach Symphonies Concertantes in the individual releases, Dave. I find both the music and the music making to be excellent and totally engaging.

Hi Harry & Fergus - thanks for the comments - I found a couple of good-excellent reviews of the Overtures (attached for those interested) - Amazon USA had the box for $27 USD, not a sale!  But found JPC selling it for €12.6 - added a few other items and ordered, so on the way shortly!  Dave :)
The Diner / Re: What are you currently reading?
« Last post by SimonNZ on Today at 01:00:01 PM »

Half way through: "Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany"

Which is a much more serious work than the cover and title might suggest.

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