da ORCH ZEPP a bit wikid tru
Listen to les preludes. It’s great!
da zepp may ztruggle zo da 88 tranz cummah
Tru, Les Preludes pozz da mozt popular of da orcheztral workz. Have to zay I prefer da 88 Masseppa to da orcheztral verzion. (even though they are bazically different zongz)
Da Battle of da Hunz a bit wikid too and Orpheuz is gorgeouz.
Fauzt zymphony zuppozedly conzidered hiz mazterwork but a bit of a tough nut to crack for me zo far.
I’ve tried with Liszt’s orchs, but I haven’t been able to get used to them. Partly since the bulk is from his Weimar years which I like least of his compositional periods, but also because of the writing. Whenever I listen to them I hear an orchestrated piano piece.
That said I should revisit. I haven’t really tried with them since I was in my early 20s - I know none well and the Dante not at all. If I was to I think I’d leave the Weimar stuff be however and take the door through his religious pieces instead.
Anyone familiar with those btw? Christus for instance? I remember Howard becomes lyrical over it, who I have full faith in with anything music except when it comes to playing it.
I have the score to Christus, haven’t followed it all the way through but I recall the March being noteworthy.From reviews I read, it’s apparently very much a work you need to be in the mood for.
What about something like Cradle to the Grave? His last orchestral work I think, has the late hallmarks.
I bought Masur’s set of the poems around the turn of the century but I liked none of them. The ones I especially remember however are that one and Les Preludes.
I don’t know his religious works well, but this orchestral piece has a haunting quality I think, with religious sentiments playing part of it:
Ah yes. Very very true. I know it from the piano transcription.
In this case, I prefer the orch version by far! It’s quite a moving work…I like the bells in the middle too.
Maybe that’s my door then.
I sat thru da Dante n Faust symphonies
I far prefer da symphonic poems. Check da Orpheus tru