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 Posted:   Jun 7, 2014 - 8:38 AM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

In today's New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/07/arts/music/marius-constant-work-on-riverside-symphony-program.html?ref=arts&_r=0

 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2014 - 11:03 AM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

Hi, Preston.

I think it's a shame that writers such as Vivien Schweitzer are not already familiar with 20th century composers and learn about such only because they have a need to research into the subject.

Is Marius Constant obscure?

Well ... if Vivien S. ever witnessed by music collection, she would have encountered a number of discs of music by Marius Constant that, over the past 20 years, I own (before YouTube channels).

Since PNJ's thread header doesn't mention the name of Marius Constant, I wish to compensate by making this a Marius Constant appreciation/discography post! smile

 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2014 - 11:06 AM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

I love MC's 103 Regards dans l'Eau, on this Cybelia CD.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2014 - 12:24 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

Backatcha, TR -

I certainly meant no slight to Monsieur Constant, I merely sought to intrigue the Group Mind. That said, I'm certainly glad you checked in with your knowledgeable post. I must confess that aside from TZ, the only Constant I've got in my own library is his orchestration of a Ravel piano piece, ("Gaspard de la Nuit," if memory serves). I take it you'd recommend that album above as a good starting point for Constant exploration. Can you say or describe anything specific about that particular piece you mention?

(An irate etter to the Times might also be in order, though their Arts & Leisure section no longer prints letters -- perhaps to promote an illusion of infallibility. But maybe you can put a Comment online at their website...)

PS:"103 Regards" - you're sure that's not supposed to be "103 Laps"?

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2014 - 10:06 AM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)



PS:"103 Regards" - you're sure that's not supposed to be "103 Laps"?


Yes, PNJ, it is "Regards". There's been 2 recordings of that piece, but one version is a chamber reduction. The one on Cybelia (good luck in anybody's attempts to locate a copy of an OOP Cybelia CD smile ) is for full orchestra and the work is basically a violin concerto in 4 movements.

I think the best place to start, though, might be the Citadel disc on which Constant's orchestral impression on Turner reside along with compositions by Daniel-Lesur & others.
[I think Tom Null produced this album program during the late-1970s]

 
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