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Composing and Performing / Re: Probably my darkest work yet
« Last post by relm1 on Today at 06:35:11 PM »
Turbulent indeed, and so atmospheric too. Man, this is loud!!! I must say I really liked this. Thanks for sharing.

Have you ever tried the option of composing a symphony of a considerable ambition? I'm quite sure you can create works like that.

Congratulations, and thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Thank you!  I posted excerpts of my Symphony No. 1 and No. 4 here.  but not the entire works because I'm not that great at mock ups. 
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Composing and Performing / Re: Probably my darkest work yet
« Last post by Symphonic Addict on Today at 06:17:06 PM »
Turbulent indeed, and so atmospheric too. Man, this is loud!!! I must say I really liked this. Thanks for sharing.

Have you ever tried the option of composing a symphony of a considerable ambition? I'm quite sure you can create works like that.

Congratulations, and thanks for sharing your talent with us!
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Purchases Today
« Last post by Daverz on Today at 06:03:40 PM »
I imagine that it's as simple as a lot of tasty symphonies don't have nicknames attached to them. I doubt it's any actual quarrel with the nicknamed symphonies.

Matthew Tepper used to suggest a project to name all other symphonies, but sadly it never seemed to get off the ground. 

I'll note that Marriner does not include No. 64, which is sometimes nicknamed "Tempora mutantur".  There may be a few other obscure nicknames floating around for some of the symphonies.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by Brewski on Today at 06:00:43 PM »
Aleksey Igudesman: Funk the String (2016) - From violinist Josef Špaček in December, as an encore after his performance of Martinů's Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony. Delirious good fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2TWjarEo5A

--Bruce
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The Diner / Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Last post by k a rl h e nn i ng on Today at 05:57:07 PM »
I read the novel then saw the film.
Each has certain weaknesses and strengths the other doesn't, but both end up equally good, unlike Hotel New Hampshire, in which the movie is much weaker than the book (and not all of the blame for that belongs to Rob Lowe).

IIRC TWATG was Lithgow's breakout role.

Interesting, thanks! You may well be right, viz. Lithgow ... Garp predated Buckaroo Banzai by two years.
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I'm not sure there's a bad recording of the 3rd.  Abbado, Muti, and Chailly, all hit this one out of the park, for example.

I agree, I've not heard a bad recording.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by Daverz on Today at 05:50:03 PM »
It's a funny thing: whenever I listen to the Third (which borrows music from his opera The Fiery Angel) I like it fine, but when I contemplate (not often, I admit) "my favorite Prokofiev symphony" the Third never comes to mind. But this Leinsdorf reading is outstanding, and could change that.

I'm not sure there's a bad recording of the 3rd.  Abbado, Muti, and Chailly, all hit this one out of the park, for example.
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Sæverud: Symphony No. 3 in B-flat minor

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The Polling Station / Re: Three favourite 10th symphonies
« Last post by Daverz on Today at 05:48:33 PM »
Shostakovich and Mahler (Cooke II).  I'm sure I've heard Aho, Pettersson, probably Haydn and Tubin, but can't bring anything to mind about those symphonies.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Purchases Today
« Last post by k a rl h e nn i ng on Today at 05:46:56 PM »
At the original release there were some criticism that only symphonies with nicknames were featured. I could not understand at the time or now the problem with that.

I imagine that it's as simple as a lot of tasty symphonies don't have nicknames attached to them. I doubt it's any actual quarrel with the nicknamed symphonies.
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