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Quote from: Tsaraslondon on Today at 09:20:35 AM

Adams: Lollapalooza
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Bernstein: Prelude, Fugue & Riffs
Milhaud: La création du monde
Stravinsky: Ebony Concerto
Hindemith: Ragtime
Antheil: A Jazz Symphony
Raksin: Theme from The Bad and The Beautiful

A great compilation of jazz influenced works.

I'll have to stream that one, it's intriguing and all new for me, beside the Gershwin and the Milhaud.
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Quote from: Roasted Swan on Today at 09:24:05 AMI wasn't aware he was either!

Perhaps I should've said I don't know what I'm talking about.
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Quote from: aukhawk on Today at 03:02:14 AMHe conducted a socially-distanced 5th Symphony during the 2020 Proms.

very well received I seem to recall too.......
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Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on Today at 09:19:59 AMPerhaps I should've said 'non-popular.'

I wasn't aware he was either!
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For me, Hurwitz is becoming increasingly irritating. Having run out of interesting content but unable to stop running off his mouth every day, he is now turning to "one work to save by every composer," "fabulous concert programs," "Dave's faves," "random reviews," "10 essential works for beginners" (the opera video omitted anything by Mozart, but why should anyone consider him of any importance), and the like.

I gave up commenting when it became obvious that any legitimate objections would just earn one the delete button. One of his "avoid like the plague" choices from last year was Klaus Makela's Sibelius cycle. Well, thought I to myself thought I, could it possibly be that bad. And so I picked it up, and it wasn't. Quite nice in fact. Which makes me wonder if Hurwitz has some kind of vendetta against Klaus Mäkelä that goes beyond purely musical values. He blames Klaus for being young and untested, while on the other hand he praises Berglund for being "young and fresh," and "as is so often the case, his first cycle remains the best." Then he also criticizes KM for paying too much attention to the strings, while with Berglund, "the quality of those tremolos, as this outstanding interpretation reveals, is critically important to sustaining the music's momentum and creating atmosphere."

Today we get another orgasmic encomium to Nikolai Kapustin. Seems to me that anyone who dismisses Pierre Boulez's entire output as "garbage" (and BTW that's hypocritical; you will find Hurwitz's 9/9 review of "Sur Incises" on Classics Today, as well as favorable comments on "Rituel") ought to be more circumspect about dismissing subscriber comments complaining that Kapustin is an amateurish amalgam of bad movie music and bad jazz. I was listening to Kapustin's Piano Concerto 5 on YT just now. 21 minutes and it felt interminable, just endless amorphous get-ready-and-go-nowhere fake jazz, empty passagework without a single distinctive idea. And if you listen to Hurwitz's defensive video, attacking all who dare to disagree, you can see the game being played.
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Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on Today at 09:19:59 AMPerhaps I should've said 'non-popular.'

I don't know if that's the case or not. I'm a bit of fan myself.
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Adams: Lollapalooza
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Bernstein: Prelude, Fugue & Riffs
Milhaud: La création du monde
Stravinsky: Ebony Concerto
Hindemith: Ragtime
Antheil: A Jazz Symphony
Raksin: Theme from The Bad and The Beautiful

A great compilation of jazz influenced works.
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Quote from: Tsaraslondon on Today at 09:18:08 AMI wasn't aware he was. I was talking more about the recordings than the performances.

Perhaps I should've said 'non-popular.'
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Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on Today at 09:06:21 AMWhy is Stokowski unpopular on GMG?

I wasn't aware he was. I was talking more about the recordings than the performances.
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Last post by Ganondorf - Today at 09:17:16 AM
Going through several Bernard Shaw plays, starting with the "unpleasant". Widower's houses and Philanderer read, it's time now for Mrs. Warren's profession. I am clearly going through my Shaw phase.