Complete Symphonies of Miloslav Kabeláč!

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Complete Symphonies of Miloslav Kabeláč!

Post by Modernistfan » Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:22 am

Those of you who follow my posts know of my interest in offbeat (all right, whacko!) 20th- and 21st-century repertoire. Well, here we go again. Supraphon has just announced a complete set (4 CDs) of the symphonies of Miloslav Kabeláč. Kabeláč was an important Czech composer who ran into serious problems under both the Nazis and the Communists (he refused to divorce his Jewish wife and his music was banned when the Germans occupied Czechoslovakia, his music was again seriously censored under the Communists, and he was unable to travel to the West for the premiere of his Eighth Symphony in Strasbourg, France). There have been recordings of a few of his symphonies (the Fifth and the Eighth), but no complete set. I shall definitely grab this.

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Re: Complete Symphonies of Miloslav Kabeláč!

Post by diegobueno » Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:00 pm

Based on your recommendation, I have been listening to Kabelac's gripping 3rd symphony, for brass and organ. His style is very intense and unrelenting, but makes a powerful statement.


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Re: Complete Symphonies of Miloslav Kabeláč!

Post by diegobueno » Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:35 pm

Hang on to your hats! When this guy gets to a climax, he refuses to let go!
Like Shostakovich on steroids.


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