The Eminence of the Symphony

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Re: The Eminence of the Symphony

Post by PJME » Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:35 pm

Hi Dulcinea,

did you listen to Pijper, Vermeulen, Rott, Hartmann?

For good measure I'll add now Alfredo Casella's second symphony from ca 1910: Mahler was in the air!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlgoJ3JaH2o

Do give these composers a try.
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Re: The Eminence of the Symphony

Post by dulcinea » Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:25 pm

PJME wrote:Hi Dulcinea,

did you listen to Pijper, Vermeulen, Rott, Hartmann?

For good measure I'll add now Alfredo Casella's second symphony from ca 1910: Mahler was in the air!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlgoJ3JaH2o

Do give these composers a try.
P.
Very impressive music, much more impressive than the watery slop of Stenhammar's 2d Symphony.
I didn't realise that Bruckner and Mahler had been so influential; Rott's one hour and three minutes long Symphony certainly shows much Mahlerian color.
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Re: The Eminence of the Symphony

Post by PJME » Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:37 am

Thanks.
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Re: The Eminence of the Symphony

Post by dulcinea » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:45 pm

A few minutes ago I quit listening to the 2d Symphony of Gliere because, just like the 2d idem of Stenhammar, 'tis nothing but empty noise with absolutely no substance.
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Re: The Eminence of the Symphony

Post by Heck148 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:49 am

dulcinea wrote:A few minutes ago I quit listening to the 2d Symphony of Gliere because, just like the 2d idem of Stenhammar, 'tis nothing but empty noise with absolutely no substance.
sounds like Rachm'ff #2 or 3. :lol: 8)
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Re: The Eminence of the Symphony

Post by some guy » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:55 pm

Dulcinea,

I just now realized I'd never mentioned Bruno Walter's Symphony, which is so close in spirit and style and even phrasing to Mahler that I'll bet you could play that to someone unawares and get "Is that Mahler?" in response.

And I also forgot to mention Egon Wellesz. If you don't have those, yet, you will want to remedy that lack forthwith.

And Ernst Krenek. He wrote five symphonies. Only number three falters. Numbers one and two are very much in the tradition of vastness and inclusiveness that Mahler mastered.

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