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In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jan 2014 22:22:35 GMT
Lez Lee-try the violin sonata. Absolutely wonderful work and streets ahead of the violin concerto.

Posted on 13 Jan 2014 22:25:39 GMT
Lez Lee says:
Thanks, will do.

Posted on 14 Jan 2014 00:43:30 GMT
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Hammerwood says:
Robert Simpson - 9th. symphony - (Hyperion)
Edouard Tubin - 3rd. and 8th. symphonies - (Bis)

Well, they do say one should discover new (old!) sounds from time to time.....
but have I chosen wisely on this occasion, I wonder (?)

Posted on 14 Jan 2014 10:35:25 GMT
Lez: Peter's a good guy and knows his music, but in this almost lifelong Elgar fan's opinion there's no way the violin sonata is ahead of the glorious violin concerto. Try both and see for yourself!

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jan 2014 10:42:28 GMT
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Mondoro says:
And for that matter, the other two late Elgar chamber works, the glorious Piano Quintet and elegiac String Quartet. Real Desert Island fare.

Posted on 14 Jan 2014 10:42:52 GMT
Lez Lee says:
Sorry Peter, the sonata failed to please. I admit to struggling with pieces using fewer than 3 instruments (apart from solo piano) - the word 'sonata' tends to put me off. Mea culpa I know.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jan 2014 11:07:39 GMT
JJD-one day it will happen-no hurry

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jan 2014 11:18:58 GMT
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Harry-thanks for the compliment but I stand by my statement. I don't know why but the concerto has never grabbed me the way the sonata does. It all comes down to personal preference and the concerto is a great work undoubtedly it just doesn't move me. Mind you I felt like this about Franck for years till one day the scales fell from my eyes. No doubt the violin concerto will reveal itself the same way in time. Shall listen to it again tonight. Pity you aren't all here having a summer night session in Tassie. It's 10.17 p.m. and 22.9C lovely weather and perfect for a barbie with chamber music :-) Queen Adelaide 2012 chardonnay, fresh prawns and a light salad as well.

Posted on 14 Jan 2014 11:32:44 GMT
Lez Lee says:
Our forum friend in Melbourne reports temps of up to 43C today! She's been watching tennis with the sound off and listening to Magnetic North - Orkney: Symphony Of The Magnetic North

Posted on 14 Jan 2014 12:02:14 GMT
Last edited by the author on 14 Jan 2014 12:02:59 GMT
Poor old Melbourne's been copping it, as has Adelaide and Queensland. Reached 37C here in Tas (109 kms from Launceston) at my place and only 18% humidity-perfect bushfire weather. Listened to Moniuszko and Arriaga. I've had hotter though-June 1992 in New Delhi 48.9C the day I left to go home. Another opera tomorrow-the Jacobs "Zauberflote", deeper and more substantial with the full Schikaneder play, darker too.Nothing will persuade me to watch tennis or cricket.

Posted on 17 Jan 2014 14:53:55 GMT
I ordered the brand new release of Harnoncourt and the Concentus Musicus Wien playing a Mozart symphony, the Posthorn Serenade and a march.
I was and still am! very impressed by the two Mozart concertos these guys recorded with Rudolf Buchbinder on fortepiano, so this one was a no-brainer.
Posthorn Serenade K.320 & Symphony No.3/ Haffner: K.385

I also ordered the new album from my favorite post-rock-band : Mogwai: Rave Tapes. Rave Tapes
Both due to be released in Europe on monday the 20th.

And then I had to add a few books to the order to get free delivery - crap happens as you know...

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jan 2014 12:41:24 GMT
JayJayDee says:
Peter, I agree the Sonata is a fine work. One of Kennedy's first recordings, in 1984. But there just aren't that many streets which are located ahead of the Elgar Violin Concerto.
Personally I find the beginning of In the South so offensively Straussian that I can never recover. RS is a bit of a blind spot of mine, and its apparent influence over the Elgar work somehow tarnishes it irredeemably for me! ....Which is obviously my loss because it is highly regarded.

Posted on 18 Jan 2014 13:00:37 GMT
Actually "In the South" does have its critics, the central episode being a bit long for its material in some folks' eyes. I like the piece, but I reckon the criticism has some force.

Posted on 20 Jan 2014 20:07:17 GMT
JayJayDee says:
Harry, Which conductor was it who said something along the lines of...
'The first bit and the last bit are alright, but there's too many notes in between.'

Was it a beechamism?

Posted on 20 Jan 2014 20:26:22 GMT
JJD: don't recall that one (though it wouldn't surprise me to learn that it did come from Beecham). Might you be thinking of his view that "An orchestra should start together and finish together - the public doesn't give a damn what happens in between"?

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2014 23:33:24 GMT
Lez Lee-looks like what has happened to your Classic FM is what happened to ours. Dumbed down? Bleeding chunks and not complete works? Ego trips for announcers' and programmers' private musical agenda. It happened in Oz on the ABC and I return every leap year to see if it's improved. No such luck. When you write to them about it they go very nasty and treat you like something the cat left in the corner. I have asked the Federal Government to stop taxing me for the ABC. Like my censures to the ABC this demand also falls on deaf ears and hard hearts.

Posted on 21 Jan 2014 00:01:18 GMT
Lez Lee says:
Sorry to hear that Peter. Our CFM was always rather Lowest Common Denominator but had patches of more unusual repertoire with presenters who knew their stuff. They don't even pretend these days - the presenters are mostly gardeners, celebrity chefs, property experts and ex-newsreaders whose level of knowledge is no higher than that of the man/woman in the street. Their website's total crap too and if you dare to ask a question, they either don't understand what you're asking or simply ignore you.
Mind you even the BBC's going downhill fast, asking listeners to Tweet comments at every opportunity.
I feel very old sometimes.

Posted on 21 Jan 2014 02:05:10 GMT
Listening to the Pettersson 6th again. It's a very moving work. Like doesn't seem adequate, "love" is premature but so far I can admire it and feel it.

Posted on 21 Jan 2014 09:46:57 GMT
camstrings says:
Yo Yo Ma playing some Vivaldi concerti & operatic arrangements. A sony recording.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2014 21:05:46 GMT
JayJayDee says:
Peter, Pettersson inspired my Painful Music thread and continues to do so.
Unfortunately some contributors have chosen to be divisive instead of inclusive to this dichotomy that we feel when hearing such music.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2014 22:26:30 GMT
JJD-I was very moved by the 6th and found much of it very beautiful indeed and the pain, though evident , didn't seem self indulgent. I have a few more of the symphonies now and also the Violin Concerto. One never ceases to learn. For those who don't like him? Well they don't HAVE to listen do they?

Posted on 23 Jan 2014 22:30:12 GMT
Just ordered the Vogel SymphoniesThree Symphonies and his opera "The Golden Fleece"Vogel: La Toison d' or. Excrpts have impressed me. The discs have been posted so I hope thy get here before I leave for the US. John Ruggieri and Edgar Self-will try to see you both.

Posted on 23 Jan 2014 22:40:03 GMT
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Posted on 25 Jan 2014 10:15:52 GMT
Last edited by the author on 25 Jan 2014 10:16:50 GMT
Looks like the inadequate" no" voting troll is back from boring his relatives (he has no friends) over Christmas.
He also managed to "no" the same thread piece twice (in "what do you have on order") as I inadvertently entered it twice. Makes me think his computer is set to auto just to pick up on the names he doesn't like. Poor man.
Looking forward to the Vogels.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jan 2014 10:28:16 GMT
JJD-you scored 3 no's from our sad little mate.!!!!
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