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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by VonStupp on Today at 02:27:20 PM »
Ross Lee Finney (1906-1997)
Spherical Madrigals (1947)

Dale Warland Singers

Not as impressionable as Irving Fine's The Hour-Glass, Finney takes the subject of spheres cast from 17th-century poets such as John Donne.

The final movement is a bit more cinematic compared to the rest of the 12-minute, a cappella, six-movement work, and I have included it below.

There is a wonderful interview with RL Finney in which he discusses this very work among others, his philosophies of composing, his students George Crumb & William Albright, and his teacher Nadia Boulanger:

https://www.bruceduffie.com/finney.html



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Great Recordings and Reviews / Re: New Releases
« Last post by (: premont :) on Today at 02:20:22 PM »
Quite similar. Are Norwegian and Danish mutually intelligible?

Not always, but often.

For me, who is Danish, written Norwegian is easier to understand than spoken Norwegian, because Norwegians use to speak very fast and often a bit sloppy. I am sure that Norwegians have the same impression of the Danes.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by aligreto on Today at 02:15:54 PM »
Finishing off this album with: Lobo: Versa est in luctum [McCreesh]





This music sounds quite ethereal and its presentation here sounds quite sublime. This work sounds like quite a little gem. The harmonies and counterpoint are both sublime.
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These are the 3 recordings I listen to the most from TTS, although I enjoy all the others I have. Of course Tallis Scholars singing Tallis should always be great. 


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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by Todd on Today at 01:57:19 PM »



Disc 1.
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Great Recordings and Reviews / Re: New Releases
« Last post by Hans Holbein on Today at 01:48:56 PM »
Here are some British people who say it

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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?
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Introductions / Re: Hi All!
« Last post by SimonNZ on Today at 01:37:50 PM »
Welcome.

I think i remember you from another forum I haven't visited in some years now,
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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.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by SimonNZ on Today at 01:32:48 PM »
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