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Hi I was meaning to join a forum for a wile now, I finally found a reason too. I found great unknown musicians on line such as youtube and other video sites and I felt like I should share it with all of you. I would like find more and I think if people share there great findings this could be something great.
Here is one of few great ones. Enjoy:)

[URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3W882W8Drw"/URL][/URL]
 

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Thanks for fixing my link Weston. Do you have any great discoveries yourself?
I don't know of much that is unknown, but then they are all unknown until you know of them, right? About all I would have to contribute would something very contemporary, like this Steven Mackey piece:

If it is unknown it may only be by virtue of not being around for 100 years.
 

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I don't know of much that is unknown, but then they are all unknown until you know of them, right?

That's pretty much my take as well. Perhaps a better term might be "little-known" "obscure" musicians and composers. Surely I discover any number of them all the time. Just a few months prior I would have had no idea who Granville Bantock was and now I find that his Omar Khayyam and Sapho are among some of my recent favorites. I knew nothing of Zemlinky and nearly nothing of Szymanowski earlier this year and now they rank among my favorites post-Romantic composers. Hovhaness, Ned Rorem, Wojciech Kilar, Bohuslav Martinu, Pascal Dusapin, Alexander Tikhonovich Grechaninov, James MacMillan, Roberto Sierra, John Corigliani, Franz Schreker, Korngold (beyond his violin concerto), Luigi Dallapiccola, Toru Takemitsu, Cyril Scott, Joseph Marx, Kurt Atterberg, Rued Langgaard, Charles Koechlin, Joseph Rheinberger, etc... are all recent discoveries for me. On the other hand, there are pieces... some even by composers that I have known for years... that are also new or unknown to me... some by Haydn, Handel, Vivaldi, Saint-Saens, Schubert, even my beloved Bach.
 

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That was a very emotional piece of music.
With talent like that, it's a wonder she never became more famous.
I am glad that some people agree with me that there are great musicians that are unknown, reading about this musician it became clear why.
I really like the organ/violin combination and peace with USSR symphony orchestra

 

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I agree with St. Luke's - "unknown" kind of depends on the person. I mean, we have heaps of great musicians here in Australia who are known to us, but largely unknown to the world. I'd say that they may even be unknown to the majority of Australians, besides those who are really into classical music. I am always going to concerts here in Sydney where musicians who only perform and put on concerts in Sydney. I think this must be the same for whatever country you live in. Here we have "big names" like the pianists Kathryn Selby, David Helfgott & Stephanie McCallum, but also scores of others who are now coming out of our very fine music academies, and just beginning to find their feet in the classical music world.
 

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Well, Konrad Skolarski is a fine pianist who deserves to be better known.




The first two are studio recordings and sound suspsiciously as though they've been artificially "improved" by sound engineers (the very heavy bass notes, for example). But the third recording is apparently live, and still comes off quite well.
 
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