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Jerry Engelbach

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Re: Musical Recommendations thread
« Reply #180 on: January 14, 2018, 11:15:58 AM »
Luka,
 
Thank you. Very exciting. His language is jazz-based.
 
Much of it reminds me of Art Tatum.
 
Did you really sight-read that first piece? I'm impressed.
 
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Re: Musical Recommendations thread
« Reply #181 on: January 14, 2018, 06:24:06 PM »
Luka,
 
Thank you. Very exciting. His language is jazz-based.
 
Much of it reminds me of Art Tatum.
 
Did you really sight-read that first piece? I'm impressed.
 
Cheers,
Jer

I can definitely hear Art Tatum in Kapustin's works - his Etude No. 7 sounds much like Tatum's rendition of "Tea for Two."

I didn't sight-read as in play it full tempo while reading it for the first time right off the bat; that would be unreal. I usually just mean reading it and playing it under tempo, which may have hesitations and mistakes. :laugh:

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Re: Musical Recommendations thread
« Reply #182 on: January 15, 2018, 12:00:30 PM »
Tatum for sure, but I also heard Keith Jarret and Bill Evans in the sonata.

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Re: Musical Recommendations thread
« Reply #183 on: February 02, 2018, 12:26:28 PM »
Alan Belkin recommended this and I was totally blown away: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUf67ycFhsU  Carl Nielsen, Symphony No. 5.[color=var(--ytd-video-primary-info-renderer-title-color, var(--yt-primary-text-color))][/color]
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Re: Musical Recommendations thread
« Reply #184 on: March 19, 2018, 02:11:57 PM »
I missed his birthday this year, dealing with a couple of issues of my own.

So to honour one of the great composers of the 20th century, the last notes from his pen:

Canzonetta for oboe and strings
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Re: Musical Recommendations thread
« Reply #185 on: March 21, 2018, 10:57:10 AM »
Ahh, that Canzonetta is lovely!

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Re: Musical Recommendations thread
« Reply #186 on: April 04, 2018, 03:35:52 PM »
Not really a recommendation but a piece which some of you may find interesting, composed by F Nietzsche.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIOIUlDB5yU

It is also interesting that one of the comments mentions Schoenberg's Friede auf Erden.

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Re: Musical Recommendations thread
« Reply #187 on: November 05, 2018, 08:38:38 AM »
I've been checking out Penderecki's symphonies lately. Listened to No. 3 this morning and was blown away. I was in tears during the 3rd movement as it vividly brought to mind the falling of the World Trade Center towers, though it was written much before. The 4th movement strongly hints at "Le sacre du printemps." Here's a link to a YouTube recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_a2pfwKjIY
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Re: Musical Recommendations thread
« Reply #188 on: November 30, 2018, 05:51:36 AM »
If you celebrate Christmas, here are 3 pieces that (in my opinion) deserve more playtime:

Honegger's "Une Cantate de Noel."  If you're looking for snowflakes and dancing sugarplums, then the opening section will be tough sledding, but isn't that kind of how life is? The mash-up of carols in 18/8 time is masterful, and how he unwinds all those carols in the finale is quite possibly my favorite few minutes of music.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shTDEWgHNgQ

Vaugh Williams's "Hodie." More traditional than the Honegger. Narration of the Christmas story by children's choir, songs by shepherds, a march for the 3 kings, mixed in with poetry by John Milton.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh0CmBQFhEI

Dave Brubeck's "Fiesta de la Posada". I had the distinct pleasure of performing this work with Dave Brubeck himself at the piano, TWICE!
There aren't many performances of Posada on YouTube, so this will have to do:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6kK1Tzl1f8

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Re: Musical Recommendations thread
« Reply #189 on: November 30, 2018, 02:18:29 PM »
Dave Brubeck's "Fiesta de la Posada". I had the distinct pleasure of performing this work with Dave Brubeck himself at the piano, TWICE!

How cool that you got to play with him! I really like Brubeck's stuff.

I was lucky enough to perform several pieces each with Buddy Rich and Clark Terry with my college jazz band. We also performed several full concerts with Bill Watrous (because we came cheap and he couldn't afford to pay for a professional big band at that point  ;D).
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Re: Musical Recommendations thread
« Reply #190 on: December 01, 2018, 07:01:18 AM »
Dave Brubeck's "Fiesta de la Posada". I had the distinct pleasure of performing this work with Dave Brubeck himself at the piano, TWICE!

How cool that you got to play with him! I really like Brubeck's stuff.


In my case “play” means I was a singer in the ensemble. Even so, it was awesome!
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Re: Musical Recommendations thread
« Reply #191 on: July 24, 2019, 09:58:23 PM »
I'm sorry to have come to this thread so late, but I'm very glad that I decided to read it all the way through from the beginning.  So many wonderful suggestions, names and works which I can't wait to explore in greater depth.  I'm grateful to you for expanding my awareness.

I noticed as I read through all of the posts that a couple of my favorite works weren't mentioned, so I thought I'd throw them out for consideration.

Ned Rorem, Symphony No. 3 (1958)
The entire work is, in my humble opinion, glorious; but the Passacaglia and Andante are especially moving to me.  I find Rorem's harmonic language very comfortable.  If you haven't heard this piece, I hope you'll give it a listen.  Here's a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRaVopqAheA

Walter Piston, Symphony No. 2 (1943)
I think Piston's work is tremendously engaging, not at all stuffy or academic as he's often described.  The second theme of the Moderato is playful and dance-like; it reminds me of Copland and it contrasts so beautifully with the primary theme, which can be very dark.  Here's a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5cgDTGomV0

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Re: Musical Recommendations thread
« Reply #192 on: November 24, 2019, 03:42:04 PM »
I'm sorry to have come to this thread so late, but I'm very glad that I decided to read it all the way through from the beginning.

I created a spreadsheet with all of the links from this thread up until the last year or so. Happy to share if anyone is interested.

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That means that you can look at a piece of a puzzle for three whole days, you can believe that you know all there is to know about its colouring and its shape, and be no further ahead than when you started. The only thing that counts is the ability to link this piece to other pieces...

Georges Perec - Life: A User's Manual

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Re: Musical Recommendations thread
« Reply #193 on: November 24, 2019, 03:43:39 PM »
Gideon Klein: Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=is8x0PXKDF8
The perceived object...is not a sum of elements to be distinguished from each other and analyzed discretely, but a pattern, that is to say a form, a structure: the element's existence does not precede the existence of the whole, it comes neither before nor after it, for the parts do not determine the pattern, but the pattern determines the parts: knowledge of the pattern and of its laws, of the set and its structure, could not possibly be derived from discrete knowledge of the elements that compose it.

That means that you can look at a piece of a puzzle for three whole days, you can believe that you know all there is to know about its colouring and its shape, and be no further ahead than when you started. The only thing that counts is the ability to link this piece to other pieces...

Georges Perec - Life: A User's Manual

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« Reply #194 on: February 28, 2020, 04:20:55 PM »
Tournemire is another neglected composer who lived from  1870 to 1939. He was well known for his organ music and also wrote 8 symphonies, which encompass a late romantic style in the earlier ones to a modern style all his own in the later ones.  I've never known our local symphony orchestra to play any of his works.  That goes with the classical music radio station, too.

A good introduction to Tournemire's modern style is the 7th symphony, which features light and colorful textures. Like much of Tournemire's work, this symphony is not "heavy" or overly serious.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRWt1oizptQ&t=1441s

I always enjoy listening to his tuneful "Moscow" symphony, which is in his early romantic style:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vExShHDeHQo

Enjoy!
Jay