A Ripping Yarn


23 Ene 2007, 18:43

It's been a while since the last journal entry, mainly because I have devoted nearly all of my time towards finishing my book (it almost done!). I last ripped a couple of cds at the end of last month. I just haven't had the time or mental energy to write it up. I'm reaching the point where I want to rip some more stuff to my hard drive, so I need to get these two cds off of my desk.

I finished ripping my River City Brass Band collection (I don't think there are any more albums lurking on my shelves). This last one is Heartland. It's quite different from most of RCBB's other albums, as it moves away from the pops concert format. The tracks on this cd are modern brass concert pieces, from composers like Joseph Wilcox Jenkins, Philip Sparke, and James Curnow. Good stuff!

The second cd was from my extensive collection of Russian music. It is a collection of Mikhail Glinka works recorded by the Tchaikovsky Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra. Glinka is quite important in Russian musicology, but he has sadly become a bit obscure now. Some of the works are still fairly well known, like Ruslan and Ludmilla: Overture and Kamarinskaya. Glinka largely paved the way for the Mighty Five and Tchaikovsky who came after him. He was more of a contemporary of Gioacchino Rossini.

I'm not sure what I'll add next. There's lots to choose from :-)


  • klausandklaus

    i guess it is stupid to recommend you something - obviously you know about classical music (and russian classical music in particular) much much more than i do - but still i dare to recommend you a couple of glinka's works - for instance his music for the tragedy "prince kholmsky" and a short piece "patriotic song" (this one used to be russian national anthem in 90-ies). perhaps you've heard them both, but i didn't notice them in your glinka library. sorry if i said something irrelevant =)

    25 Ene 2009, 13:29
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