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  1. Kieran's Avatar
    I really enjoyed reading that - thanks! especially because it shows great appreciation for the maestro before his great renaissance, as it were, after WW2. George Bernard Shaw used to be fairly unique among 19th and early-20th century critics for hearing in Mozart's music much more than the romantic era cliches that still hamper him, to an extent. But this article suggests that Mozart was appreciated and understood also, in Russia!
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  2. kanishknishar's Avatar
    The Glazumania continues!
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  3. Huilunsoittaja's Avatar
    The Ring Cycle is known for it, however, but I know what you mean. No generalizations!
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  4. SiegendesLicht's Avatar
    Unlike a Wagner opera, the work isn't purely composed of only a handful of themes, but there are literally dozens of other melodies that race through this work.
    A Wagner opera is not composed of a handful of themes either
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  5. Howling Moon's Avatar
    It's very beautiful, if a little sad. Most of all, it's very cosmopolitan. I am sure he would have appreciated it. This Glazunov fan does.
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  6. Huilunsoittaja's Avatar
    By the way, a message to all readers: please don't quote this paper outside of this website, I'm nervous that some analysis is not accurate. This symphony needs much better study of it than what I came up with.
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  7. Huilunsoittaja's Avatar
    Thanks for the note, joen! The older picture is certainly the only one Glazunov had in mind
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  8. Richannes Wrahms's Avatar
    You missed the influence of Sibelius, at least on the cello solos.
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  9. Orfeo's Avatar
    That is excellent Huilunsoittaja. This ought to be printed on Wikipedia. We need a fresh yet full biography of this composer.
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  10. Huilunsoittaja's Avatar
    It's one thing to have a recording, it's another thing to see and hear a live performance. Jose Serebrier is one of the best Glazunov interpreters of our time:

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  11. Ramako's Avatar
    You write well, and your passion for Glazunov comes through. I enjoyed reading it.
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    Updated Dec-17-2013 at 00:38 by Ramako
  12. Cheyenne's Avatar
    Very insightful stuff about the division of the Russian musical schools and the political atmosphere. You made me want to go take a listen. Any recommended performances?
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  13. Huilunsoittaja's Avatar
    By give feedback, I mean leave a comment on this post, or any other story post. I'm serious, I want to hear your opinions, good or bad!
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  14. Huilunsoittaja's Avatar
    This is not the end!

    I'm just letting this story take a breather, and I will continue it in a few days. Let everything that happened soak in first.
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  15. Huilunsoittaja's Avatar
    For those who have been following, any comments, criticisms? Just a curious question, has anyone noticed a considerable shift in mood/tone in the story? I was aiming for that, it's part of the progression.... or should I say "anti-progression"? This is the end of Part I, but I'll post the rest soon enough though.
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  16. Bix's Avatar
    Read all three so far, like Marie as a character.
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  17. MarieTregubovich's Avatar
    This sounds awesome! Good luck on it! If you get it published and then someone asks you to make a play out of it, you should have me play the role of Marie since that's my name. =}
    Or some other Marie who is just as cool.
    I also love how involved all of them are with music! Musicians have the most interesting lives.
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  18. Kieran's Avatar
    Good for you! It sounds like an interesting tale, plenty happening and a great musical backdrop too...
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  19. ComposerOfAvantGarde's Avatar
    Loving the story. If Gavrilov's music was anything like Ferneyhough's music then Nadia would have been in trouble, haha!
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  20. Huilunsoittaja's Avatar
    Thanks COAG! Even better if you can imagine yourself as one of the characters.
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    Updated Sep-28-2012 at 01:54 by Huilunsoittaja
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