|Composer of the Month
In July, Naxos released its recording of Roy Harris’s Symphonies 3 and 4, part of a complete cycle of the composer’s symphonies..
Roy HARRIS: Symphony No. 3 and No. 4, “Folk Song Symphony”
Colorado Symphony and Chorus, Marin Alsop
CD of the Month
Toru TAKEMITSU: A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden, etc.
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop
Roy Harris: Symphonies 3 and 4
John Tavener: Lament for Jerusalem
Classical Music Spotlight presents a special interview with Maestro Leonard Slatkin
William Bolcom's Songs of Innocence and of Experience
Friday, October 27, 2006
Elliott Carter, Stravinsky, Boulez Films at MoMA November 4th
On November 4th, the Museum of Modern Art will present documentaries by Dutch filmmaker Frank Scheffer of Elliott Carter, Boulez, and Stravinsky, an all-day event entitled "Music and Film/Film on Music."
All three films are available on DVD in the US as part of the Juxtapositions series of music documentaries, distributed by Naxos of America.
In his work, Scheffer adapts the structure and style of individual works by the composers he features. The Final Chorale, for example, focuses on Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms; Eclat imitates the compositional process of Boulez's famous piece of the same name.
In A Labyrinth of Time, Scheffer uses the energy of New York City, Carter's life-long home, as a metaphor for the composer's approach to temporality.
Following the films, MoMA will present a "docu-concert" programmed by Scheffer of music by Carter interspersed with film clips of the composer. Carter and Scheffer will both attend.