Quote from: Spotted Horses on Today at 07:49:05 AMI think Todd recently reported listening to it and didn't hate it.Most interesting, thanks.
Thomson was my first exposure to the music, and I liked it enough to be hooked on Martinu. But when I heard Valek I found it brought out a lyrical, rhapsodic character in the music, which I enjoyed. Thomson puts an emphasis on dramatic aspects which, to my ear, makes the Martinu symphonies sound more conventionally symphonic. The other standard recommendation is Belohlávek/BBC, but I found the audio quality unsatisfactory, sort of artificial sounding to my ear. I'm looking forward to listening to Belohlávek/Czech Phil (although there isn't a complete cycle).
Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on February 05, 2023, 12:11:41 PMNice, sensitive performance. The composition of the sonata is too similar to Scriabin and it makes me feel uncomfortable a little.
Quote from: Irons on Today at 08:58:12 AMLate to the party, first series of Happy Valley done.
Last episode of the third and final series transmitted last night. Doing our best with difficulty to avoid the outcome as Happy Valley has created some noise in the UK press.
QuoteIn 1938, Lady Edwina Esketh (Myrna Loy) is a British aristocrat living in India with her crude husband, Lord Esketh (Nigel Bruce). At a lavish party, Edwina is reunited with the womanizing Tom Ransome (George Brent), an old flame who tries to rekindle their relationship. Edwina, however, has her sights set on Major Rama Safti (Tyrone Power), a handsome Indian doctor committed to helping the poor. But after Rama falls for Edwina, a widespread plague threatens their relationship. (Source)
QuoteRawhide is a Western film produced by Twentieth Century-Fox. It was directed by Henry Hathaway and produced by Samuel G. Engel from a screenplay by Dudley Nichols. The music score was by Sol Kaplan and the song "A Rollin' Stone" by Lionel Newman. The cinematography was by Milton R. Krasner. The film stars Tyrone Power and Susan Hayward with Hugh Marlowe, Dean Jagger, Edgar Buchanan, Jack Elam and George Tobias. (Source)