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    Default SS 18.05.19 - Diamond #1

    A continuation of the Saturday Symphonies Tradition:

    Welcome to another weekend of symphonic listening!

    For your listening pleasure this weekend:

    David Diamond
    (1915 – 2005)

    Symphony No. 1

    1.
    Allegro moderato con energia
    2.
    Andante maestoso
    3.
    Maestoso - Adagio - Allegro vivo
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    Post what recording you are going to listen to giving details of Orchestra / Conductor / Chorus / Soloists etc - Enjoy!

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    First off I would like to thank Mika for stepping in during my absence. I had a very good friend pass away last Friday and obviously the Saturday Symphony wasn't anywhere near my mind, but I am back to post it this week.

    This week it's American composer David Diamond's first symphony. I'm not familiar with this one, only his fourth so I'm looking forward to hearing this one. I don't that there are many recordings of this one, might only be this one so I will post a YouTube video. I will be listening to this one as well.



    Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
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    16E901AE-C67C-4F2B-9FB5-27D322663FD2.jpeg
    Never heard this before and will try this same version via Spotify
    Last edited by Haydn man; May-17-2019 at 21:30.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haydn man View Post
    16E901AE-C67C-4F2B-9FB5-27D322663FD2.jpeg
    Never heard this before and will try this same version via Spotify
    Will try this also

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    Same recording as everyone else. Never heard it. Will check back when I have.

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    Same one for me. I like his 4th, don't think I've ever heard this one.

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    I'll be listening to the same recording, but I have the original Delos release in my collection:

    Last edited by Joe B; May-18-2019 at 12:13. Reason: gammar
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    I found this very enjoyable and found myself listening on to the Violin Concerto
    The symphony is short, approachable and has a very “American” feel to the music particularly in the first movement
    Another win for the Saturday Symphony
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    I absolutely adore this symphony. Joie de vivre of a work, yet so quintessentially American with the slow movement searching and introspective. Antheil meets Bernstein in this ambitious, confident piece. And this album with the Concerto and The Enormous Room is a real treasure.

    I strongly think Diamond's Third Symphony should be considered for one of those upcoming Saturday Symphonyweekends.
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    I like David Diamond's music very much. There's certainly an "American" flavour to it, but it all feels "meant, and honest". Possibly my favourite Trans-Atlantic symphonist...?

    Schwarz for me too, not a great deal of choice.

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    Same as Joe B, the Delos in my collection. I'm enjoying a re-listen of this through my Denon 3910 player.

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    I bought this fairly recently but haven't had a chance to listen. Diamond is a gifted composer and always worth a listen.

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