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Hell, this is one of the most inexhaustingly melodic, tuneful, exhilarating, rewarding, perfect group of melodies and motifs cleverly constructed and crafted in the 2nd movement that is to die for! This is is the creation of a genius! I mean, the Alla Polka from his String Quartet No. 1. Be careful, it is extremely tuneful, catchy and exhilarating as nothing else!
 
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Composer Discussion / Re: Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959)
« Last post by Archaic Torso of Apollo on January 23, 2022, 07:20:41 PM »

TD: the only recording of Sinfonietta La Jolla that I have locally is Hogwood with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, which still seems very fine to my ears:

I've got the version on Chandos with the (now defunct) Bournemouth Sinfonietta. The piece has one of my favorite "starry night" slow movements, similar to the one from Bartok's 3rd PC, but even better I think.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by vers la flamme on January 23, 2022, 07:15:18 PM »


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, K 620. Karl Böhm, Berliner Philharmoniker, RIAS-Kammerchor, soloists

This recording is just stellar. Wünderlich as Tamino makes it, but all the singing is excellent, so is the playing. The music is so incredible. I know this is a silly opera, but the music is quite profound.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Purchases Today
« Last post by k a rl h e nn i ng on January 23, 2022, 06:45:02 PM »
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.

Interesting.
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Composing and Performing / Re: Probably my darkest work yet
« Last post by relm1 on January 23, 2022, 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 January 23, 2022, 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 January 23, 2022, 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 January 23, 2022, 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 January 23, 2022, 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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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by k a rl h e nn i ng on January 23, 2022, 05:51:14 PM »
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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