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 Post subject: A new one and a re-recording-Sviridov
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:44 pm 
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I have re-recorded the Sviridov Ancient Dance (I was not happy with the first one) and I have done his Before Bed, both from the Album for the Young.

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 Post subject: Re: A new one and a re-recording-Sviridov
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:47 pm 
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I'm not warming to Sviridov as yet. From a pupil of Shostakovich I'd expected a bit more originality. So far his harmonic language seem decidely arid, but I'll keep my ears open for more. Incidentally, last year I posted a little set by another Shostakovich pupil, Orest Yevlakhov, which I rather like (despite not exactly being great music). It generated little interest.

The Dance is better than previous but I still think it is too dogged and unsmiling, mode plodding than dancing.
The other piece is quite nicely played if a bit too static and stilted for my taste. Based on the title I guess this is perhaps meant as a berceuse or lullaby, and as such should flow a little more. Dynamics are better here but you could do more yet, also in the phrasing, to make it more attractive. Repertoire like this needs a lot of conviction and TLC. And maybe longer preparation, to let them get under your skin, even though technically you can well record these on the very first encounter.

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 Post subject: Re: A new one and a re-recording-Sviridov
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:38 pm 
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What is TLC?

Indeed, the lullaby I read yesterday, so maybe I better let it rest a bit and try again.

Sviridov is uneven, I agree. Try these:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH1HR96Y ... re=related

This one is particularly popular in Russia:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57KCUHNk ... re=related

But he is considered above all a composer of choral music:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQoiJ-eD ... E8&index=3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Po5x7hU3 ... re=related

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 Post subject: Re: A new one and a re-recording-Sviridov
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To a doctor it is Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes. But to eveybody else it is Tender Loving Care -- what we all need!

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