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Jul 29

My Musical Career | Part Forty

Shostakovich: Symphonies No. 6 & 9

  My Musical Career|Part Forty The Year 1991   This blog post covers most of the year 1991, which turned out to be a big year for the orchestra. In terms of recordings, we had two sessions – one as part of the 1990-91 season – the Shostakovich Symphonies No. 6 and 9, and the …

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Apr 07

The EMI Recordings- 1987-1997|Part Six

Shostakovich: Symphonies No. 6 & 9

The EMI Recordings- 1987-1997|Part Six The year 1991 Shostakovich and Wagner Like the year 1990, the year 1991 saw the Oslo Philharmonic produce two recordings for EMI. The first was in the early part of the year –if memory serves me correctly, we did this recording in late January 1991. These sessions were devoted to …

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Mar 21

Cloyd Duff | Reflections on a Remarkable Musician

Cloyd Duff

  Cloyd Duff | Reflections on a Remarkable Musician   I have been lucky in my musical career to have come into contact with several outstanding musicians who have in one way or another influenced my musical style and preferences. The first and biggest influence was the late Fred D. Hinger, who was the subject …

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Feb 24

Fred D Hinger | Reflections on a Great Musician

Fred D. Hinger

  Fred D Hinger | Reflections on a Great Musician Each year when the month of February rolls around, I tend to think a lot of my relationship with one of the most musical and original minds that I have had the pleasure to know, and that is Fred D. Hinger. I suppose this is …

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Feb 10

The EMI Recordings- 1987-1997 | Part Five

Bartok

  The EMI Recordings- 1987-1997|Part Five The year 1990 Bartok and Sibelius   In my last blog post, My Musical Career | Part Thirty-Nine, I wrote a little about our recordings for the year 1990, but confined myself to a broader overview of the happenings of that particular season. In this blog post, I can …

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Feb 08

My Musical Career | Part Thirty Nine

Plaza

My Musical Career|Part Thirty Nine The Year 1990 Continuing on with this saga, one would think that 1990 would be an easier year than the past three. However, that was not reckoning with our music director, Mariss Jansons and both EMI, our recording company and the orchestra administration. The year 1990 would see two recordings …

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Jan 21

The EMI Recordings- 1987-1997 | Part Four

Respighi, Ravel and Dukas 1989

The EMI Recordings- 1987-1997|Part Four The year 1989 By the beginning of the year 1989, the Oslo Philharmonic and Mariss Jansons had finished six recordings for EMI. This averaged out to three recordings per season. The year 1989 was to be a little different. It would turn out that we would make two recordings for …

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Sep 23

The EMI Recordings 1987-1997| Part Three

Dvorak's New World Symphon

  The EMI Recordings 1987-1997| Part Three     Pokofiev –Mussorgsky –Dvorak   The previous two blog posts in this particular series were devotes to the first three recordings that we made for EMI – namely our Tchaikovsky 1812/Romeo/Francesca recording, which was the first in the series, followed in quick succession by the Shostakovich Fifth …

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Jun 23

My Musical Career | Part Thirty Eight

Anniversary Concert

  My Musical Career|Part Thirty Eight     The Year 1989 – Part Two   In my previous post, I had planned to cover the events of the whole of 1989, but as with 1987 and 1988, that year proved to be most eventful, in like manner I have no choice but to divide it …

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Jun 16

My Musical Career | Part Thirty Seven

  The Year 1989 – Part One I consider myself extremely fortunate to have been a member of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra during the years 1983 through 1998. From the prospective of the early twenty-first century, it seems that the tenure of Mariss Jansons as its music director was a golden age for the orchestra, …

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