Peter Mennin - Symphony 2; Flute Concerto 1983

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Peter Mennin - Symphony 2; Flute Concerto 1983

Post by absinthe » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:30 am

In case anyone's interested, recordings are available on youtube of his Symphony 2 and the 1983 Flute Concerto. They're pretty horrid recordings but a touch up with an audio editor improves them a little - surprising that the Flute Concerto (a personal live recording at a concert) couldn't be a little better - but still better than nothing for fans of this composer.

According to the notes beneath the Symphony, Mennin lifted the ban on it toward the end of his life. I suppose there's always a hope that it will get a decent recording along with the Flute Concerto completed a few months before his passing on. It seems to continue the direction hitook s 9th and makes interesting use of percussion. At first it failed to strike me as Mennin but tell-tale signs soon emerge.

Audio quality doesn't make it easy listening but....it's there.

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Re: Peter Mennin - Symphony 2; Flute Concerto 1983

Post by Lance » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:42 am

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