Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Fifth symphonies reprised


Wonderful how far modest little posts can reach.

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3 comments:

Pliable said...

One of the Fifth Symphonies in Steve's review is by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.

That's a name worth following up -

http://www.presser.com/Composers/info.cfm?Name=ELLENTAAFFEZWILICH

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Dpopular&field-keywords=Ellen+Taaffe+Zwilich&x=12&y=20

Garth Trinkl said...

And remember too, Pliable, that composer James Primosch mentioned John Harbison's Symphony #5 (with mezzo-soprano and baritone), premiered last spring by James Levine and the Boston Sym [which was paired then with Mahler's Song of the Earth with different singers], in response to your post on Valentin Silvestrov and composers' fifth symphonies.

Talk about concert music having aspirations! At least it often does in Boston, and maybe soon in New York City, under the Philharmonic's incoming director.

Pliable said...

Also on the The Spectator blog -

http://www.spectator.co.uk/clivedavis/2564806/circle-of-fifths.thtml