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 Posted:   Oct 21, 2021 - 2:56 PM   
 By:   Viscount Bark   (Member)

"Rodders" on YouTube is posting lots of Arnold:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9g5M2trqPDiGn5fC_dl63g/videos

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2021 - 4:20 PM   
 By:   gyorgyL   (Member)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GahfQzmHfuk&list=PL1IXBSY4jc2s8vA3Z25vNlw1kjiBvzU27&index=10

at 6:36 : Big Surprise !!! big grin


What am I supposed to be hearing here?


Listen. Don't mind, just listen. We got... something. I ain't saying what it is. Just... trust me. big grin

 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2021 - 7:25 PM   
 By:   NSBulk   (Member)

Notable are his dances, too.


4 Scottish Dances, Op. 59: No. 1, Pesante




English Dances, Set 2, Op. 33: No. 4, Giubiloso - Lento e maestoso




4 Cornish Dances, Op. 91: No. 2, Andantino




English Dances, Set 1, Op. 27: No. 3, Mesto




English Dances, Set 2, Op. 33: No. 2, Con brio



I have these recordings on LP. It's one of the best sounding records I own. These are now available in hi-res digital.

https://www.qobuz.com/us-en/album/arnold-beckus-the-dandipratt-dances-sinfonietta-no-1-london-philharmonic-orchestra-malcolm-arnold/ly4veubwg9stb

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2021 - 1:43 AM   
 By:   Katsoulas   (Member)

For me the three Musketeers ballet is outstanding

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2021 - 5:25 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)


Listen. Don't mind, just listen. We got... something. I ain't saying what it is. Just... trust me. big grin


I mean I did, and I have no idea.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2021 - 5:27 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

For me the three Musketeers ballet is outstanding

I won't disagree (I enjoy it very much), but do note that it's a compilation ballet, i.e. all the music is cherrypicked from various Arnold works, it's not original in the least.

Also unfortunately it's only on CDR, at least the recording I know of.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2021 - 7:44 AM   
 By:   Katsoulas   (Member)


I won't disagree (I enjoy it very much), but do note that it's a compilation ballet, i.e. all the music is cherrypicked from various Arnold works, it's not original in the least.

Also unfortunately it's only on CDR, at least the recording I know of.

Yes it's like the best of ....

 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2021 - 9:53 AM   
 By:   Guenther K   (Member)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GahfQzmHfuk&list=PL1IXBSY4jc2s8vA3Z25vNlw1kjiBvzU27&index=10

at 6:36 : Big Surprise !!! big grin


What am I supposed to be hearing here?


Listen. Don't mind, just listen. We got... something. I ain't saying what it is. Just... trust me. big grin


Que?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2021 - 11:14 PM   
 By:   gyorgyL   (Member)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GahfQzmHfuk&list=PL1IXBSY4jc2s8vA3Z25vNlw1kjiBvzU27&index=10

at 6:36 : Big Surprise !!! big grin


What am I supposed to be hearing here?


Listen. Don't mind, just listen. We got... something. I ain't saying what it is. Just... trust me. big grin


Que?


"Oh, Lord... You gave them ears, yet they cannot listen."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuQUEz8gkyw

at 3:44 : Big Surprise !!! wink

 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2021 - 11:56 PM   
 By:   Mose Harper   (Member)


Ran across this when it was offered as an hourly special (50% off) on the Chandos site.
Like most of their releases, it's a fantastic recording, and as delightful a listen as any score I've purchased this year.

Next time there's a sale on the movie scores, I'll look forward to snapping up more Arnold.

In the meantime, this one is highly recommended!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2021 - 12:20 AM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)


at 3:44 : Big Surprise !!! wink


So, gyorgyL ... are you proclaiming that John Williams stole a brassy motif from Malcolm Arnold?

Arrest that thief! Williams already owes some retroactive backpayments to Les Baxter. big grin

On the other side of the coin, I am suspecting gyorgyL wished to shoehorn Star Wars into this thread to annoy Bill Carson.

What's next? Tall Guy shoehorning Shostakovitch into here implying that Malcolm Arnold's symphonies are inferior to the superior symphonies of his beloved D Shosty?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2021 - 1:22 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Ran across this when it was offered as an hourly special (50% off) on the Chandos site.
Like most of their releases, it's a fantastic recording, and as delightful a listen as any score I've purchased this year.

Next time there's a sale on the movie scores, I'll look forward to snapping up more Arnold.

In the meantime, this one is highly recommended!



Don't have this one - have to get it. Hickox is a wonderful conductor. And you'll note the variations on a theme of Ruth Gipps - seek out her music - a truly marvelous composer she was.

Also, if you've never heard Arnold's A Grand, Grand Overture, written for the Hoffnung Music Festival in the 1950s - it's a brilliant overture for concert orchestra and vacuum cleaner.

 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2021 - 1:47 AM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)



On the other side of the coin, I am suspecting gyorgyL wished to shoehorn Star Wars into this thread to annoy Bill Carson.


Ha! Never fear, all roads lead to S*** W***.
Its a fucking illness, i tell you. And the people who have it, dont know theyve got it big grin

I could start a spaghetti western thread, a Marilyn Monroe thread, a Bond thread, even a Malcolm Arnold thread...and somebody would have to bring up S*** w***/Williams/Imperial march/darth vader/something ...from that overrated sci fi adventure that grown men obsess over of which i dare not speak its name... lol.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2021 - 5:07 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)



What's next? Tall Guy shoehorning Shostakovitch into here implying that Malcolm Arnold's symphonies are inferior to the superior symphonies of his beloved D Shosty?



Thanks to Bill for nudging me about this post. I think it was Evelyn Waugh who asserted that “comparisons are odious”, and I wouldn’t presume to state or even imply that Shostakovich’s symphonies are better than Sir Malcom’s. I don’t need to compare DDS with anyone, really. He hits the spot for me, that’s all that matters. Not to mention his seventh symphony arguably having a huge hand in defeating the Nazis. Yes, people, you owe your freedom to Dmitri! big grin

In truth, I’m not hugely familiar with Arnold’s work, although I remember hearing one of his dances over 35 years ago and thinking it was one of the best melodies I’d ever heard. I may well take a few steps in that direction.

Anyway, thanks, Zards, for bringing up Shostakovich. He and Arnold were on friendly terms, apparently, having met in 1957. It’s perfectly reasonable that his name should come up eventually on this thread, even if only in jest.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2021 - 4:15 AM   
 By:   gyorgyL   (Member)


at 3:44 : Big Surprise !!! wink


So, gyorgyL ... are you proclaiming that John Williams stole a brassy motif from Malcolm Arnold?

Arrest that thief! Williams already owes some retroactive backpayments to Les Baxter. big grin

On the other side of the coin, I am suspecting gyorgyL wished to shoehorn Star Wars into this thread to annoy Bill Carson.

What's next? Tall Guy shoehorning Shostakovitch into here implying that Malcolm Arnold's symphonies are inferior to the superior symphonies of his beloved D Shosty?


More surprise here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y45q9r7T6PA
at 3:44 another TESB motif wink

 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2021 - 4:53 AM   
 By:   Ratatouille   (Member)

Other than film music... my favorites

The grand grand overture


Concerto for group and orchestra


 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2021 - 3:28 AM   
 By:   Sehnsuchtshafen   (Member)

The ever so greatly fantastic David Hurwitz reviews Naxos' Box Set of Malcolm Arnold's Symphonies:

 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2021 - 3:55 AM   
 By:   Sehnsuchtshafen   (Member)

This is an excellent documentary on Arnold.

Highly recommended to watch for those who really want to learn more about the man, his private life and music:


 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2021 - 4:22 PM   
 By:   Sehnsuchtshafen   (Member)

Silbando al Viento (1962)
Vocals by Elia Fleta

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2021 - 9:34 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

The ever so greatly fantastic David Hurwitz reviews Naxos' Box Set of Malcolm Arnold's Symphonies:



I find him repulsive and actually offensive. And he raves about every Naxos release because - they send him freebies and allow him to play the albums on YouTube. The Naxos symphonies are nowhere near Arnold's own performances on Conifer and Lyrita.

 
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