Author Topic: Maximilian Steinberg  (Read 3381 times)

vandermolen

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Re: Maximilian Steinberg
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 10 December 2017, 19:49 »
Steinberg's Symphony 4  is terrific in my view. Available on a Dutton CD.

Alan Howe

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Re: Maximilian Steinberg
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 10 December 2017, 23:00 »
Please see this previous thread:
http://www.unsungcomposers.com/forum/index.php/topic,6493.0.html

You'll see that I don't agree. I find it empty and bombastic. I much prefer his earlier work, especially Symphony No.2 which is a terrific score.

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Re: Maximilian Steinberg
« Reply #17 on: Monday 11 December 2017, 07:27 »
Anyone wanting to examine the bombast for themselves can do so on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63FSLpVe9YQ. Not the Dutton version (which I haven't heard), but rather one played by the Leningrad Phil under Mravinsky. Rhythmically interesting but rather banale in terms of invention, I'd say – and only barely within the forum's remit.
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