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Composers and Music / Re: Ups and downs in the repertoire
« Last post by semloh on Today at 09:02 »
Just back-tracking ... re my "avant garde" comment. Apologies for the careless use of the term - and rather careless generalization. We do hear lots of Kats-C., Ross Edwards and Peter Sculthorpe in performance.
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Composers and Music / Re: Ups and downs in the repertoire
« Last post by Double-A on Today at 07:03 »
For this discussion I don't care if Henze at al. are giants or not.  My point was that they were not considered giants by the establishment the way Stravinsky or Bartok (or Wagner, Brahms, Beethoven) were.  Indeed that nobody much younger than Stravinsky has been assigned the role of "giant" by the establishment (both musical and musicological).  And I find that  interesting (and maybe worrying for the long term survival of classical music though that need not really concern any of us).
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Recordings & Broadcasts / Re: Krommer symphonies 4, 5 and 7
« Last post by sdtom on Yesterday at 17:01 »
confusing with the dates :-\
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Composers and Music / Re: Ups and downs in the repertoire
« Last post by sdtom on Yesterday at 16:57 »
Glad to see some Vaughan Williams being performed but alas not my favorite piece of his Sinfonia Antarctica.
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Recordings & Broadcasts / Re: Krommer symphonies 4, 5 and 7
« Last post by eschiss1 on Yesterday at 13:57 »
Have interloaned symphony no.4 as collated and edited into a score by Bert Hagels (mostly very nicely typeset, though probably expensive so I'm glad Tufts University is willing to loan it to my library and through them to me) and published recently.  Listening to Bamert's recording since the cpo recording is not readily available to me (I admit to being somewhat of a cheapskate, also, though I might buy it eventually :)) . Bamert: arguably too slow or at least sleepy in the 2nd movement adagio though it has its very good moments interpretatively and in other ways (and I don't think it's the composer's fault); the 3rd movement is maybe played way-too-fast for an Allegretto - what would it sound like played a bit more Minuet-like, gracefully, or did the composer actually intend as Bamert plays, I wonder (at least with the main part, I can imagine a bit of an argument for the latter, from the main theme itself as against the Minuetto/Allegretto markings, the theme arguing for fast hectic performance. The trio, though, I'm not as sure.)

Hopefully the cpo tries a different tack (and hopefully the problem in the Adagio was mine, insufficient awakeness, or else hopefully the new performance is more alertly played- well, one way the other ...)- hope to find out soon.
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Most appreciated Mark!
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Recordings & Broadcasts / Re: Järvi to record Bela Varkonyi?
« Last post by Gareth Vaughan on Yesterday at 08:09 »
There is a Maria F. Varkonyi, 79 years old, apparently related to George. An internet search gives her US telephone number.
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Recordings & Broadcasts / Re: Järvi to record Bela Varkonyi?
« Last post by Gareth Vaughan on Yesterday at 07:50 »
If smithatnt who so kindly prepared the parts for Jarvi were to lodge a set with Fleisher they would become accessible to others and the prospects of a performance/recording a little more likely.
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I echo those thanks most warmly.
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A rare piece.  Thanx Mark

Jerry
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