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by PJME
Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:39 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Obscure Composers Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 6997

Life is too short..;

Life is too short to re-discover all obscure,neglected,forgotten composers. Be it in Europe or the US,Russia,Hungary,Greece,Turkey or Irak. In small countries such as Belgium, Luxemburg and the Netherlands one can find scores of talented composers . Especially in the late 19th and early 20th century...
by PJME
Tue Jun 21, 2005 3:52 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: christophilia & Hindemith
Replies: 5
Views: 2217

Hindemith,Messiaen and tonal music

As far as i know, Hindemith never wrote fiercely atonal music. In his early work he "experiments" with bi-tonality, poly-rythmic techniques etc. - but compared with Webern or Schoenberg his music sounds almost easy on the ear. As for Messiaen: he never ever would have chosen a subject as dark and dr...
by PJME
Tue Jun 21, 2005 3:38 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: christophilia & Hindemith
Replies: 5
Views: 2217

Sancta Susanna

Prokofiev's Renata and Penderecki's Jeanne are indeed the two ugly sisters of Susanna. I don't know for sure if Hindemith was embarrassed to have written this (very) short work (ca 25 mins). Surely, Freud is looking over Hindemith's shoulder , but the mixture of erotico-religious histeria and the co...
by PJME
Sun Jun 19, 2005 3:07 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: christophilia & Hindemith
Replies: 5
Views: 2217

christophilia & Hindemith

Sancta Susanna Synopsis On a warm summer night, in the convent garden, the nuns Susanna and Klementia are silent witnesses to the sultry whispering of two lovers. Susanna orders Klementia to bring the girl into the Covent church. The blush of excitement still tingling on her cheeks, the girl comes ...
by PJME
Sat Jun 18, 2005 8:10 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: More obscure Hindemith
Replies: 0
Views: 1120

More obscure Hindemith

On december 10th 2004, Leon Fleisher, Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic gave the worldpremiere performance of Hindemith's Klaviermusik mit Orchester....after 81 years! It is a fascinating ,quite wild piece. Next season it wil be performed from San Francisco to Amsterdam.Read the interesting s...
by PJME
Fri Jun 03, 2005 9:12 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: New old music?
Replies: 2
Views: 1295

Van Immerseel

Ok - that is re-assuring! Van Immerseel is doing some terrific work. Next season he will perform music by Maurice Ravel (Concerto pour la main gauche)! Now I wish he was "brave" enough to tackle some Belgian or Dutch composers who could use a real or really well rehearsed performance. So many scores...
by PJME
Fri Jun 03, 2005 8:17 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: New old music?
Replies: 2
Views: 1295

New old music?

Here is some info on Jos Van Immerseel and his orchestra "Anima Aeterna". I wonder if he is known at all in the US. Recent Cd's ,especially the Liszt performances,got very good reviews. Discover an unusual musician at www.animaeterna.be CONCERTGEBOUW BRUGGE OFFERS RESIDENCE TO ANIMA ETERNA ‘The Conc...
by PJME
Wed Jun 01, 2005 2:37 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Queen Elisabeth competition Brussels/Belgium
Replies: 0
Views: 1140

Queen Elisabeth competition Brussels/Belgium

1st prize Sergey KHACHATRYAN 2nd prize Yossif IVANOV 3rd prize Sophia JAFFÉ 4th prize Saeka MATSUYAMA 5th prize Mikhail OVRUTSKY 6th prize Hyuk Joo KWUN Laureates Alena BAEVA Andreas JANKE Keisuke OKAZAKI Antal SZALAI Kyoko YONEMOTO Dan ZHU Belgiums most prestigious competion has come to an end last...
by PJME
Thu May 26, 2005 8:15 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: need help
Replies: 9
Views: 3035

treasures

How wonderful it must be to hear the Bolero for the first time, or Beethoven's fifth! Anyway, try to find out what kind of music you like. And only listening will tell you that. going to a live concert could be a real adventure....Listen to an organ in a church, a brass ensemble, a full orchestra or...
by PJME
Tue May 24, 2005 7:43 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Sad Classical Music?
Replies: 28
Views: 9357

Albinoni e tutti quanti ..;and in Brussels...

Hi Martin , I'm glad you mention Schubert . The Unfinished is indeed a superb work that remains moving yet strong....Do you know that wonderful Notturno in Es, D 897 for pianotrio? Simeon Ten Holt ,alas, does not write music I - really- like....Although I do try to keep up with the most recent devel...
by PJME
Mon May 23, 2005 2:42 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Sad Classical Music?
Replies: 28
Views: 9357

barber & albinoni

Please, please, don't ever mention those adagios again! Both works should be banned for at least 25 years! I can hardly believe that you mention these old, stale, smelly warhorses (corpses!)again and again.They deserve a good rest now.And believe me : even Barber and Albinoni wrote other works that ...
by PJME
Thu May 19, 2005 10:07 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Andrzej Panufnik
Replies: 3
Views: 1485

Panufnik, Martin, Jolivet

"The Sinfonia Sacra is in two parts: Three Visions followed by a Hymn. The three Visions are based on the intervals between the first four notes of the Bogurodzica melody: a minor second in Vision III, a major second in Vision II and a fourth in Vision I. Thus, each Vision has its own basic sound. T...
by PJME
Sun May 15, 2005 5:56 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Sad Classical Music?
Replies: 28
Views: 9357

oh my goodness!

Dear Shuai, you have almost 2000 years of music to choose from. Requiems, Passions of the Christ, Lamentos .....There's sad music for strings, brass ensembles,full orchestras with wailing sopranos and three choruses, recorderquartets, trumpet and organ. Even a full opera like Britten’s Peter Grimes ...
by PJME
Sun May 15, 2005 5:25 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Your thoughts on the lovable tuba
Replies: 32
Views: 8375

it's a monster, it is an ophicleide!

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Look at this contrabass instrument.
(and I found out how to insert an image).
by PJME
Thu May 12, 2005 8:14 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Your thoughts on the lovable tuba
Replies: 32
Views: 8375

more ophicléide

http://www.wcwband.co.uk/ophicleide.htm This is great fun....lots of information. http://users.skynet.be/jan.huylebroeck/Ophicleide.html (in Flemish/Dutch only...go for the photographs.) http://www.animaeterna.be: Belgian conductor Jos Van Immerseel started a very interesting series of recordings wi...
by PJME
Thu May 12, 2005 7:30 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Your thoughts on the lovable tuba
Replies: 32
Views: 8375

ophicléide

The ophicleide is part of the family of keyed bugles invented by Hallary in the early 1800's. While the soprano members of the family (in Eb, C, and Bb, at least) were made in a single coil, in the shape of a bugle, the larger members were made upright. The first instruments were made with 9 keys, w...
by PJME
Tue May 10, 2005 6:09 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Mahler's Eighth Symphony survey
Replies: 17
Views: 6576

Mahler 8

Mahler called this work a symphony, but it is a strange ,unusual combination of cantata, oratorio,even opera-like passages. In January, the Rotterdam Philharmonic under Valery Gergiev gave a few performances in the Netherlands and Belgium. Pure magic! For me the first part ," Veni creator spiritus",...
by PJME
Fri May 06, 2005 5:12 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Why Don't the Japanese Support Their Own Composers?
Replies: 7
Views: 2330

Camerata label

The Camerata label issues lots of japanese music ( Teruyuki Noda, Toshiro Mayuzumi,Yoritsune Matsudaira...). As far as I can see, the discs are not easily found in Europe (Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, France...). On the Arkiv website I found ca 300 Camerata issues The few works I know by Noda are ...
by PJME
Fri Apr 29, 2005 7:37 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Recommendations for more music like.....
Replies: 17
Views: 4495

Any story-teller would be hard-pressed to invent a biography as incredible as the life of Brazil's celebrated star pianist, João Carlos Martins. Success and personal tragedies, traumatic injuries and triumphant comebacks mark his fate. In the early sixties, this temperamental Brazilian, who plays so...
by PJME
Fri Apr 29, 2005 1:55 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Recommendations for more music like.....
Replies: 17
Views: 4495

Adagio?

Most of the works I mentioned aren't "real" adagios at all, of course, but are slow or reverential & soft....Most of them are quite short (between 5 and 15 mins.) and it would be nice to hear them once in a while instead of the Barber.... Not all Adagios are sweet and soft ( cfr. Shostakovitch).Germ...
by PJME
Thu Apr 28, 2005 10:02 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Thomas Canning
Replies: 1
Views: 1678

Thomas Canning

I'm looking for some information on the composer Thomas Canning (1911-1989). His "Fantasy on a Hymn tune by J.Morgan" (for strings) is possibly the only work by him that ever got recorded (Indianapolis SO/Raymond Leppard/Decca) and an older version by Leopold Stokowsky). Bio, works,recordings....? T...
by PJME
Thu Apr 28, 2005 5:06 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Recommendations for more music like.....
Replies: 17
Views: 4495

Sweet music...?

Here are a few works you may like: On Naxos: Swedish orchestral favourites nr.2. Especially Gunnar De Frumerie's Pastoral suite (with flute&harp) and Lars Erik Larsson's Suite for violin,viola and strings. Thomas Canning : "Fantasy on a hymn tune by J.Morgan" for strings. (Inspired, I guess, by Vaug...
by PJME
Thu Apr 28, 2005 2:11 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Brooding Piano Recommendations for a Novice?
Replies: 15
Views: 8955

And one last recommendation: Charles Koechlin's hypnotising "Les heures Persanes" . Something like a huge meditation ....Lovely performance by Kathryn Stott (Chandos). "Today it's Iran, to some people part of an axis of evil. Almost exactly a century ago the French travel writer Pierre Loti knew it ...
by PJME
Mon Apr 25, 2005 9:05 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Ravel's Piano Concertos
Replies: 16
Views: 7427

Samson François /André Cluytens is still an alltime favorite. especially the lefthand-concerto is very impressive - even if the Orchestre de l'association du Conservatoire is not top-notch. Other good/interesting versions: J.P.Collard /Lorin Maazel (French National Orchestra) Zimerman/Boulez (DGG) L...
by PJME
Mon Apr 25, 2005 7:25 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Brooding Piano Recommendations for a Novice?
Replies: 15
Views: 8955

hello, if you feel a little bit more adventurous : try André Jolivet's "Ritual dances" (5 dances rituelles /pianoversion / "dance funéraire"/funeral dance) At least 2 recent versions on CD - PH. Adamson on Centaur and Marie Josèphe Jude on Lyrinx. Frank Martin is another very interesting composer wh...