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Quote from: Que on Today at 02:57:24 AMAgreed.  :)  It's a great pity that there aren't any more recordings - because the interpretation & execution is of such excellence.

Well actually there are! But with a different ensemble, but quite as good. Look for Ensemble Peregrina, you will find at least 10+ recordings. I sampled them, and it made me smile of pleasure.
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Airat Ichmouratov (b. 1973).
Orchestral Works.
"Youth" Overture, Op. 50 (2016)
"Maslenitsa" Overture, Op. 36 (2012)
Symphony, Op. 55 "On the Ruins of an Ancient Fort" (2015– 17).

Orchestre de la Francophonie, Jean-Philippe Tremblay.
Recording venue, Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2019.


I have not seen anyone on GMG having an interest in this music, which is a bit of a mystery to me, for this composer has a distinctive voice. His compositions are not a run of the mill, but rather shows what a talent this man is, in writing accessible music in a context that is very much of this time.
Wit and serious lightness, musical eclecticism at its best. To try is to get wiser. Excellent performance and SOTA sound.
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Quote from: Harry on Today at 12:34:59 AMCon Voce quasi Humana.
Vocal Music of the Trecento.
Ensemble Perlaro.
Recorded 2015, Castle Beuggen, Rheinfelden (Baden) Germany.


This is the first CD Ensemble Perlaro recorded. When I listened to the second one my opinion was quite clear, Phenomenal! I can add this one to that list too, the singing is even better, and perfectly balanced, which is a rare thing, but when it works it works. A treat in the early morning, recorded in SOTA sound.

Agreed.  :)  It's a great pity that there aren't any more recordings - because the interpretation & execution is of such excellence.
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Last post by AnotherSpin - Today at 02:54:26 AM
Quote from: Florestan on Today at 12:19:37 AM

All credit due to @AnotherSpin .

Thank you. Honestly, looking at this picture makes me want to laugh and weep at the same time.
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Last post by AnotherSpin - Today at 02:52:34 AM
Quote from: Florestan on Today at 01:16:04 AMThis isntantly reminded me of William Hazlitt's On the Ignorance of the Learned:

If we wish to know the force of human genius we should read Shakespear (sic!). If we wish to see the insignificance of human learning we may only study his commentators.



Fortunately, I don't need to get a degree in literature. A degree in history at a fairly early age caused me to lose interest in history.
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Quote from: Mandryka on Today at 12:57:59 AM@AnotherSpin I think if you do a degree in Literature that's the sort of pace you go at. I didn't study literature but I remember friends saying things like two weeks for the complete DH Lawrence, one week for the Shakespeare histories, one week for Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads etc

I think you're referring to @vers la flamme, who reportedly read 30 books since the New Year, including War and Peace. My rate is much lower, less than a dozen books during the same.

At night, during the air raids, I find it difficult to sleep, could either watch the air defence tg channel or read books. I'm usually occupied with the latter.
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One thing I have learnt in my life  is that mankind's appetite for bad taste is inexhaustible...
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Quote from: Harry on Today at 01:46:27 AMAlf Thorvald Hurum. (1882-1972)
String Quartet in A minor.
Symphony in D minor.
Bendik & Aarlolilja, Symphonic Poem.

Vertavo SQ, Stavanger SO, Alexander Dmitriev.
Recorded in 1998.


Hat tip to @vandermolen for making me aware of this recording. Very much in my alley indeed. By what I hear I must conclude that he is unknown and quite underrated, for this is beautifully composed music. So many creative ideas in his SQ, I have listened twice to it, and still did not have my fill of it. Same goes for the Symphony in D minor, my favourite key, brimful with attractive melodies, and cleverly arranged too. Performance is very good as is the sound. I would like more of these recommendations if you please.
Pleased to hear this Harry. I thought that Alf would be right up your street. It's an excellent CD featuring three fine and memorable works.  :)
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Quote from: Florestan on Today at 12:19:37 AM

All credit due to @AnotherSpin .

I always think it is important to remember that this is the best image chosen by a team from no doubt many taken during the photoshoot........ :o
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Alf Thorvald Hurum. (1882-1972)
String Quartet in A minor.
Symphony in D minor.
Bendik & Aarlolilja, Symphonic Poem.

Vertavo SQ, Stavanger SO, Alexander Dmitriev.
Recorded in 1998.


Hat tip to @vandermolen for making me aware of this recording. Very much in my alley indeed. By what I hear I must conclude that he is unknown and quite underrated, for this is beautifully composed music. So many creative ideas in his SQ, I have listened twice to it, and still did not have my fill of it. Same goes for the Symphony in D minor, my favourite key, brimful with attractive melodies, and cleverly arranged too. Performance is very good as is the sound. I would like more of these recommendations if you please.