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Parla wrote:
For the daughter, who is almost totally devoted to choral music,

Well live and learn.. I'd never heard of Ms. Panufnik.

Pause for thought.

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Hi Naupilus and Parla.

Yes I would go with Parla's rec. to listen to Sacra first. It has got great clarity. The opening movement starts with a wonderful fanfare for four trumpets and is in three sections. The 2nd is based on a Polish hymn tune. The first time I heard it I was really impressed with how clear and clean the structure is.

I also forgot to mention that Symphony 7 by Panufnik the 'Metasinfonia' for organ and strings is good stuff and also Symphony 8 the Sinfonia Votiva, which I have on vinyl coupled with Sessions' Concerto for Orchestra - really good performance that LP - Boston Symphony Orchestra. My Symphony 9 on CD I haven't yet listened to!

Symphonies 5/6 reflect the composer's fascination with geometrical and numerical factors. Again, good stuff.

Overall I really do feel that he was an important contemporary symphonist (not quite so contemporary I suppose as he died in 1992 I think).

Happy listening Naupilus!

Mark

Partsong

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Mark & Parla

Thanks for the pointers. I have a song by Roxanna (part of the fantastic NMC Songbook) but maybe I will look at her choral work.

I suspect Panufnik will have to take a place on the list for the future - right now my priorities are trying to get a grip of the piles of discs I acquired over Christmas.

Naupilus

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Hi Naupilus - I'm sure you wil enjoy him when you do get around to exploring him!

Parla - you smooth talker with the ladies you! I can't keep up with you. One moment you are speaking to the singing students in the Paris or wherever conservatoires -'Votre tessiture est formidable, Ladroldedame', the next you are posting 'love in classical music' as a topic, and now you are on the charm offensive praising Ms. Panufnik.

Does your wife know about this behaviour?

Mark

Partsong

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Mark, you "can't keep up with me"? With ladies, you have to be like the translation: You should not be faithful, but you should be always nice! As for my wife, she struggles to get my nicety, since she's fed up with my meticulous fidelity.

As for Roxanna (Panufnic) , I just praised her visual charm, not her compositional skills, but that's the fascinating thing about perception.

Who knows? You may find her a "new great" composer, after all...

Parla

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Parla, if you had a voice you'd be a shoo-in for the part of Benoit, the creepy landlord in Act 1 of Boheme.

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Parla wrote:
Mark, you "can't keep up with me"? With ladies, you have to be like the translation: You should not be faithful, but you should be always nice! As for my wife, she struggles to get my nicety,since she's fed up with my meticulous fidelity.

HUH?


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The role of Benoit, Tagalie? Hm. I was told, on an other occasion, that I could fit in the role of Colline, a rather delectable role to sing. However, I don't have a Bass voice. I'm a kind of a sort of light Baritone. So, I guess I have to confine myself only to the role of Marcello, which I found almost detestable.

Parla

 

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I sees you more as a Wozzeck

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Not yet, Mr. Seedsman. Not yet! (And not soon, either).

Parla

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With ladies, you have to be like the translation: You should not be faithful, but you should be always nice!

Parla, I think it is time you 'saw' someone about this. Hm? Sat down and had a 'chat' with someone, like a counsellor. That's all I'm saying.

Don't shoot the messenger!

Mark (jesting again of course Parla, in case we get a 1000 worder back!

 

Partsong

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Atonal “Anyone got any NEW music recommendations?”

 

How new? Within the past 50 years? If so, then here is some music I can’t possibly recommend enough:

György Ligeti: Double Concerto for Flute and Oboe (1972)

György Ligeti: Melodien (1971)

Roberto Gerhard: Concerto for Orchestra (1965)

Elliott Carter: A Symphony of Three Orchestras (1977)

Witold Lutosławski: Symphony No. 3 (1983)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 15 in A Major (1971)

Karlheinz Stockhausen: Gesang der Jünglinge (1956)

Osvaldas Balakauskas: Ostrobothnian Symphony (1989)

Olivier Messiaen: Chronochromie (1960)

frostwalrus

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Mark, your "jesting" is well received. I sincerely hope you may get mine as well.

In any case, I am the messenger too. (All the time!).

However, the message is valid, indeed.

Parla

 

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Apparently the Jedi Master loves to sing as well.

Hopefully it's not: YODA -LAAY- EEEH -OO!

Mark

Partsong

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Hi, this is my first post.

I'm going to recommend five composers (first three living) who have been so far omitted.

Sumera: one of several contemporary Finnish composers worthy of close attention. Try a symphony on BIS.

Gloria Goates: no one else sounds like Gloria Coates. Try Cantata da Requiem on Naxos

MacMillan: plenty of recordings on BIS.

Pettersson: Gruelling, but rewarding symphonies. The 7th is the most approachable. 

Havergal Brian: Who else wrote 20 symphonies after turning 82? I like his 3rd best.

I used to love the Monte Carlo recording of Panufnik's Sacre. The Tampere version on Naxos doesn't do it for me.

Composers such as Glass, Nyman, and Torke occasionally hit the mark, but much of their output, for me, is bland film music. I do enjoy Torke's colour music, though.

This is a good thread. I'm always on the lookout for new music.

 

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