Monthly Archives: November 2006

Mp3 Blog #44: Short Songs and Ballads Wait

Tom Waits:”Bend Down the Branches””You Can Never Hold Back Spring””Shiny Things””If I Have to Go”Available on ”Orphans” ”Lullaby””Woe”Available on ”Blood Money” ”Johnsburg, IllinoisAvailable on ”Swordfishtrombones” ”I’m Still Here””Fawn”Available on ”Alice” * * * * * I honestly think that Tom … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #43: “Messe de Liverpool”

Pierre Henry:Messe de Liverpool: Kyrie (1967)GloriaCredoSanctusAgnus DeiCommunion Musique concrète Buy and listen to most Pierre Henry’s music on compact disc * * * * * In my first mp3 blog post I posted the last part from this, possibly my … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #42: “Lied der Waldtaube”

Arnold Schoenberg:”Lied der Waldtaube” (1911/1922)Version for Chamber Orchestra Conducted by Pierre Boulez, performed by Jessye Norman and members of the Ensemble InterContemporain Available on the compact disc * * * * * I flew far, sought for grief, I have … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #41: Per Nørgård

Per Nørgård:Symphony #3: I. Moderato (1972-1975)Symphony #3: II. AllegrettoPerformed by the Danish National Radio Symphony and Choir Available on this compact disc from Chandos * * * * * Despite the fact that lately many things have prevented me from … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #40: Phriday Phunk

Parliament:”If It Don’t Fit (Don’t Force It)”Available on Chocolate City ”The Motor Booty Affair”Available on The Motor Booty Affair * * * * * Five years ago I popped a Parliament disc into to my old (crappy) stereo and decided … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #39: The beast…

Morton Feldman:”Principle Sound” (1980)For solo organ Performed by Hans-Ola Ericsson Available on this album at emusic Mauro Lanza:”Predella” (2004)For solo organ Performed by Francesco Filidei Not available commercially * * * * * “The beast doesn’t breathe.” -Igor Stravinsky on … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #38: Mauro Lanza

Mauro Lanza:”Erba nera che cresci segno nero tu vivi” (1999-2000)For Soprano and synthesized sounds Performed by Donatienne Michel-Dansac ”Aschenblume” (2001)For nine instruments Performed by Ensemble Court-Circuit Both recordings are not available commercially * * * * * Although Italian composer … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #37: Radulescu, Absence, and Return

Horatio Radulescu:String Quartet #4 “infinite to be cannot be infinite, infinite anti-be could be infinite,” Opus 33 (1976-1987)For nine string quartets or a string quartet surrounded by an imaginary 128 string viola da gamba Performed by the Arditti Quartet Available … Continue reading

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