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Criminally underappreciated composer by both listeners and performers/orchestras* and even record labels. Just go through the crazily intense Nine Rivers** cycle (two of which, Nos. 1 and 4 been released***), or the two explosive orchestral works Ignis Noster and Helle Nacht**** from a triptych on the idea of illumination. What a giant he is!

* http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/composers-homecoming-ruined-by-apathetic-orchestra-6149812.html

** World premiere of the complete cycle performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL92daSvtsQKEvVkuGIGCWGmNxlTfPBpIO
** Program notes: http://www.editionpeters.com/london/resources/0001/stock/pdf/9_Rivers_synopsis.pdf

*** http://www.amazon.com/James-Dillon-East-Street-10003/dp/B00000DD6W/ref=sr_1_12?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1438003473&sr=1-12

**** http://www.amazon.com/Ignis-Noster-Helle-Nacht-1/dp/B00004WKJ7/ref=sr_1_5?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1438003473&sr=1-5
 

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Has anyone actually heard Nine Rivers? As far as I know very little has been recorded and it has rarely been performed.
Didn't I just linked the world premiere of the complete cycle performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra? And also the recording of Nos. 1 and 4? Guess I did.
 

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Has anyone actually heard Nine Rivers? As far as I know very little has been recorded and it has rarely been performed.
Didn't I just linked the world premiere of the complete cycle performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra? And also the recording of Nos. 1 and 4? Guess I did.
 

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Has anyone actually heard Nine Rivers? As far as I know very little has been recorded and it has rarely been performed.
Wonderful cycle, I have it on my iPod.

The OP should use the search function before suggesting that there are no fans of Dillon, Saunders, or Lachenmann on this board :)
 

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I rarely listen to Dillon, but I think his stuff's great when I actually do. Saw him in November at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, think it was some BBC involved orchestra that played his stuff on that day.
 

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Anyone have their ear to the ground re: a potential studio recording of Stabat Mater Dolorosa? After hearing it live, I listened to it avidly while it was on iPlayer, but, of course, that was nearly two years ago now. As an alternative, does anyone have an off-air recording from when it was featured on Hear and Now? Normally I'd rely on Simon Cummings of 5against4.com for such things, but I don't think he liked it enough for that.
 

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Anyone have their ear to the ground re: a potential studio recording of Stabat Mater Dolorosa? After hearing it live, I listened to it avidly while it was on iPlayer, but, of course, that was nearly two years ago now. As an alternative, does anyone have an off-air recording from when it was featured on Hear and Now? Normally I'd rely on Simon Cummings of 5against4.com for such things, but I don't think he liked it enough for that.
Update: I owe a debt of gratitude to the individual who uploaded it to the Art-Music Forum for me.
 
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