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Well spotted, Simon! This is fascinating. The Grove reference you mention reappears in the 1900 edition, although no such work is listed under Bennett’s name. As far as I can tell, the current Grove makes no reference to the work at all. A “piano quintet” is noted in Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (5th ed. 1958), but not in Brown’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (1886), and it doesn’t appear in the detailed list of works, published and unpublished, in the biography by his son The Life of William Sterndale Bennett (Bennett 1907).

Which is no help at all!  ::)

Recordings & Broadcasts / Re: Carl Millöcker
« on: Today at 11:05 »
I suppose others may think it's poor man's Strauss, but I love this music, so in my view Millöcker is unjustly neglected. This sounds like a splendid disc. Thanks for bringing it to our attention, Gareth.

A marvellous voice, of course. Maybe a little sharper timbre at the high end than FW, or is that my imagination? What a tragic loss FW was, and through such a strange piece of misfortune.... Great selection of music on this CD, and the samples indicate a fine recording.

>The Op. 28 concerto is indeed an arrangement of Giuliani's 3rd Guitar Concerto.

Goodness me! I completely missed that. ::)

I think this is a good idea, Eric. The thread on Unsung items in concerts has been quite busy, and starting a new one for 2018 seems the logical step. I'm sure it will grow very quickly.  :)

Yes, me too.

Recordings & Broadcasts / Re: Alkan Edition on Brilliant Classics
« on: Friday 15 December 2017, 20:49 »
Hmm, isn't it frustrating when one has carefully built up a collection of a composer's works on diverse labels, with as little duplication as possible, and then someone goes and issues the whole oeuvre as a boxed set at a great price? I must convince myself that in the case of Alkan differences in interpretation can be so great that duplication is on paper only!  :)

I wonder if it will be worth spending money replacing the Binns/LPO recordings on Lyrita, given that there are so many other gems on which to spend one's hard-earned dosh!

Recordings & Broadcasts / Re: Marx Autumn Symphony in London
« on: Friday 01 December 2017, 03:52 »
Thank you so much for your generous and expert review of the concert, Ewk:)

Recordings & Broadcasts / Re: Marx Autumn Symphony in London
« on: Wednesday 29 November 2017, 23:41 »
Now you've been to the concert, ewk, can you tell us if it was as wonderful as the programme suggests? I am definitely jealous!

Recordings & Broadcasts / Re: Foroni: Margherita
« on: Saturday 11 November 2017, 02:02 »
Whoa!! You're jumping the gun, Byron.
If Mark is able to record it and uploads it to UC, it will appear in the "Downloads" section and, as you see from his post, that won't be until next week.

Recordings & Broadcasts / Re: Koczalski PCs 1 & 2
« on: Tuesday 24 October 2017, 21:25 »
Thanks for drawing attention to this. It's a new name to me, and a perfect example of an unjustly Unsung Composer.
The CD goes straight to the wants list!

Composers and Music / Re: George Whitefield Chadwick
« on: Tuesday 24 October 2017, 21:21 »
It's fascinating to follow this thread, initiated 7 years ago. The expertise, and tenacity, we have here at UC is amazing!  :)

I think the string quartets of Novak have been inadequately represented on LP and CD. The 1st is a gem (the old Supraphon recording); the 2nd is readily available on a Centaur CD, played by the Kubin Qt.; but the 3rd is unknown to me. It's a poor showing for such fine music.

Recordings & Broadcasts / Re: R. Sacheverell Coke Concertos at last?
« on: Sunday 15 October 2017, 12:51 »
Thanks, Gareth. Definitely another for the 'wants list'. :)

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