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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    Oh yeah! Beyond. Getting really acquainted with this piece - lots of great performances. I really dig the Haitink too. One of his masterpieces.
    Don't miss the chamber arrangement of 15. The whole 2 disc Chamber Symphonies set this is part of is fantastic.

    https://youtu.be/fwMItGr5_xY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piskie View Post
    I live in hope that Sibelius' 8th will turn up hidden under a floorboard somewhere...
    Yeah that would be nice. There are fragments recorded on a BIS recording but nothing substantial. There is a very good chance he burned the thing - Aino seemed to think that happened. He was not unbuzzed.

    David Hurwitz always makes the claim that Sibelius has 9 symphonies....the other two being Lemminkainen and Kullervo. He may be on to something, especially with Lemminkainen. Those two pieces were written way before his 1st two proper symphonies and they are definitely more progressive and ambitious, and less Tchaikovsky influenced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick L. View Post
    Don't miss the chamber arrangement of 15. The whole 2 disc Chamber Symphonies set this is part of is fantastic.

    https://youtu.be/fwMItGr5_xY
    Ok will check it

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    Karl Jenkins (Soft Machine) that is



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick L. View Post
    Don't miss the chamber arrangement of 15. The whole 2 disc Chamber Symphonies set this is part of is fantastic.

    https://youtu.be/fwMItGr5_xY
    This is so killer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    This is so killer.
    Yup. Amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick L. View Post
    Yup. Amazing.
    I listened to the whole thing last night....best "prog" I've heard all week. You might be on to something Rickster.....

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    Sibelius - Kullervo (Segerstam)

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    I only have the Ashkenazy recordings of the Sibelius symphonies. I have an old vinyl version of the second which is on the Columbia label but I donít remember who the orchestra or conductor is off hand. I just played the Ashkenazy versions not long ago and still love them so Iím not sure if Iíd care for another interpretation of them.

    In the meantime I just got the set of Rued Langgaard symphonies. Iíve played the first three discs and I love them. Iíve been looking at buying them for years and finally took the plunge. Wow am I glad I did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yaman Aksu View Post

    new (2021) version with strings now also live:

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    Listened to some Stravinsky last night. L'Histoire du Soldat, Octet, Renard, violin concerto.

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    Listened to some Stravinsky last night. L'Histoire du Soldat, Octet, Renard, violin concerto.
    Ya know, he wasn't too shitty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick L. View Post
    Ya know, he wasn't too shitty.
    He had a signature sound whether it's early modern, neo-classical, or atonal.

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    Just got a CD of Josef Suk's Ripening and Praga with Libor Pesek conducting Royal Liverpool.

    This is a composer that should be more highly regarded/well known. His Asrael Symphony is a freakin' masterpiece. Ripening, too. I've mentioned this before somewhere on PE, but I would be surprised if folks who dig the "big and heavy" orchestral works of Mahler, Shostakovich, Bax and stuff like Sibelius 4 wouldn't connect with this music.

    OK. Bye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick L. View Post
    Just got a CD of Josef Suk's Ripening and Praga with Libor Pesek conducting Royal Liverpool.

    This is a composer that should be more highly regarded/well known. His Asrael Symphony is a freakin' masterpiece. Ripening, too. I've mentioned this before somewhere on PE, but I would be surprised if folks who dig the "big and heavy" orchestral works of Mahler, Shostakovich, Bax and stuff like Sibelius 4 wouldn't connect with this music.

    OK. Bye.
    Agreed. I have all of those works and they are fantastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fracktured View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rick L. View Post
    Just got a CD of Josef Suk's Ripening and Praga with Libor Pesek conducting Royal Liverpool.

    This is a composer that should be more highly regarded/well known. His Asrael Symphony is a freakin' masterpiece. Ripening, too. I've mentioned this before somewhere on PE, but I would be surprised if folks who dig the "big and heavy" orchestral works of Mahler, Shostakovich, Bax and stuff like Sibelius 4 wouldn't connect with this music.

    OK. Bye.
    Agreed. I have all of those works and they are fantastic
    And it's worth pointing out Suk was Dvorak's son-in-law and former student.
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    Today I discovered that an album with the Dreigroschenoper was done under direction of James Last, someone I wouldn't associate with this.



    He is more associated with this:


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    Good stuff!



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    I listened to Mahler's Symphony No. 5 today (Leonard Bernstein/NY Phil recording, from 196-whatever) and I had forgotten about the joyous interplay between the brass and woodwinds at the opening of the fifth movement:


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    Mahler's 5th is a fave. I've collected several recordings. I usually put on the Boulez or Shipway.

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