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At This Moment The Mustelids ...

Post by dulcinea » Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:10 pm

... are embarrassing Saint Patrick by playing one of the milquetoast piano concerti of their token Irishman, John Field.
Besides Sir Arthur Sullivan, who was of Irish ancestry, which other Irish composers are real first raters, deserving of wide play during the day of the Bishop of the Clover and the Snakes?
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Post by jbuck919 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:56 pm

dulcinea wrote:... are embarrassing Saint Patrick by playing one of the milquetoast piano concerti of their token Irishman, John Field.
Besides Sir Arthur Sullivan, who was of Irish ancestry, which other Irish composers are real first raters, deserving of wide play during the day of the Bishop of the Clover and the Snakes?
Jacob O'Brecht. :)

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Post by Modernistfan » Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:37 pm

Gerald Barry and Frank Corcoran, and, with a somewhat less ultramodernist viewpoint, John Kinsella.

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Post by piston » Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:41 pm

Ernest Moeran (on his father's side), Victor Herbert, Hamilton Harty, Charles V. Stanford, and many others.
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Post by Ted Quanrud » Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:18 pm

The blind harpist, singer and composer Turlough O'Carolan (Toirdhealbhach Ó Cearbhalláin) (1670 – 25 March 1738) has been called Ireland's national composer. I have a wonderful CD of harpist Patrick Ball playing music of O'Carolan, including such selections as "Carolan's Receipt for Drinking," Carolan's Quarrel with his Landlady," and "Carolan's Ramble to Cashel." I program it on St. Patrick's Day, together with works of John Field, Arthur Sullivan, C.V. Stanford and others.

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Post by SONNET CLV » Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:48 pm

Raymond Deane does some fine work. Well worth a listen to on a day like March 17th ... or any other day for that matter!

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Post by dulcinea » Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:10 pm

Harty and Stanford are Irish? That is good to know; thanks for all the names.
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Post by Lance » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:32 am

Oh, but I must comment on John Field's piano concerti. I love them dearly. The man had a great style and gift for melody and was, of course, quite a pianist, having spent a lot of time in Russia. Have you hear all of his piano concertos?
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Post by THEHORN » Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:45 am

Jacob O'brecht ? Ouch !!!!!!



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Post by Wallingford » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:24 pm

Sometimes I'm convinced John Field's eleventh Nocturne, in E-flat, is the most gorgeous thing ever written....and his originating this form spurred Chopin on to even greater heights!
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