I'm one of those who doesn't know anything about Popov past the Symphony No 1, which has been cast as a proto-Shostakovich 4th... What else is out there that's worth checking out?
Originally Posted by Suffolkcoastal
Similarly, I've always wondered what there is of Alexander Mossolov other than the cracking Iron Foundry...
There was a series on programmes on R3 about a year ago featuring music by several of these Soviet composers from the period before the Asaviev/Stalin clamp-down of the mid-1930s. I don't remember Vainberg being among them - and have never ever heard any of his music.
Originally Posted by prokkyshosty
There's not a lotof Popov out there, 4 of his symphonies were available on CD, and the impressive 3rd is available via youtube, there are also a couple of other works available. Not much, but its generally good, especially the earlier works. The reason why Vainberg wouldn't have been included in programme about the 1930's Soviet Union S-A, is that he wasn't born until the end of 1919 and only fled to the Soviet Union after the Nazi invasion of his native Poland.