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Re: Richard Strauss Apline Symphony
I have always had a soft spot for the Alpine Symphony, whose poor critical reception in this country seems to have dated back to Ernest Newman's review of the first British performance. Newman can hardly be described as being influenced by trends in Weimar, which had hardly begun to make their influence felt at that time. By the way, the unconscious plagiarism (which I believe Strauss himself acknowledged) comes from Bruch's well-known First Violin Concerto rather than his comparatively neglected Second.
To take up the point in the second paragraph, I must admit to being somewhat miffed by the suggestion that my reviews of music by contemporary composers could be considered as a sort of "bland eclecticism." If I find a piece to be "bad" or even "very bad" I am quite prepared to say so, although as a composer myself I do regard it as good manners to explain precisely why I feel that a piece of music falls into that category. If by adopting a reasoned approach to a review I am being regarded as "incapable of distinguishing" between the merits of pieces, I would suggest that Mr Diggines is misinterpreting my intentions.
- Richard Strauss Apline Symphony - Geoff Diggines December 13, 2016, 10:47 am
- Re: Richard Strauss Apline Symphony - Ralph Moore December 13, 2016, 1:31 pm
- Re: Richard Strauss Apline Symphony - Des Hutchinson December 13, 2016, 1:33 pm
- Re: Richard Strauss Apline Symphony - Colin Mackie December 13, 2016, 2:05 pm
- Re: Richard Strauss Apline Symphony - paul corfield godfrey December 13, 2016, 2:22 pm
- Re: Richard Strauss Apline Symphony - Nick Barnard December 14, 2016, 12:14 am
- Re: Richard Strauss Apline Symphony - Dominy Clements December 15, 2016, 11:09 am
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