Monthly Archives: February 2007

Mp3 Blog #60: Gérard Grisey 2

Gérard Grisey:”Dérives” (1973-74)For Orchestra in Two GroupsPerformed by the Orchestre National de France conducted by Jacques MercierCurrently out of print ”Talea (ou la machine et les herbes folles)” (1986)For Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and PianoPerformed by the Ensemble ResercheInexplicably unavailable … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #59: Grido

Helmut Lachenmann:String Quartet #3 “Grido” (2000-2001 rev. 2002)Performed by the Arditti Quartet Not available commercially * * * * * I’m not sure I know what Helmut Lachenmann meant when he titled this string quartet “Grido;” however, listening to this … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #58: Lullabies for sorrow

Johannes Brahms:Intermezzi Opus 117IIIIII From Intermezzi Opus 118II All performed by Glenn Gould Available on this particularly “sexy” compact disc * * * * * Brahms called his Opus 117 Intermezzi “…lullabies for [his] sorrows.” Along with a recording of … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #57: De Natura Sonorum

Bernard Parmegiani:De Natura Sonorum (2nd Series) (1975)Incidences/BattementsNatures ephemeresMatieres induitesOndes croiseesPliens et deliesPoints contre champsMusique concréte This and much more Parmegiani is available from Forced Exposure * * * * * As I watched the heavy snow storm blow its silent … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #56: Anders Hillborg

Anders Hillborg:”Celestial Mechanics” (1983-85)For 17 solo strings and percussionPerformed by the Stockholm Chamber Orchestra conducted by Esa-Pekka SalonenCurrently out of print *bonus*”Clang and Fury” (1985-89)For orchestraPerformed by the Swedish Radio Orchestra conducted by Esa=Pekka SalonenCurrently out of print * * … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #55: Bent Sørensen

Bent Sørersen: “Shadowland” (1988-89)Fluente e luminoso con molta trasparenzaLontano . . . quasi un funeraleManiaco con delicatezzaSostenuto, molto calmoFor chamber ensemblePerformed by the Esbjerg EnsembleCurrently out of print “Birds and Bells” (1995)IIIIIIFor trombone soloist and chamber ensemblePerformed by Christian Lindberg … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #54: Helmut Lachenmann

Helmut Lachenmann:”Gran Torso” (1972)For String QuartetPerformed by the Berner String QuartetAvailable on compact disc at Forced Exposure ”Schwankungen am Rand” (1974-75)For brass, four percussionists, two electric guitars, two pianos, and strings Performed by SWF-Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg conducted by Ernest … Continue reading

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Feldman and Guston Addendum

The other day while talking to a friend about the elegaic qualities in Morton Feldman’s works I ended up describing the circumstances under which Feldman decided to write “For Philip Guston.” Afterwards I realized that it may have been a … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #53: Knee Train, Night Train Knee

Philip Glass:From “Einstein on the Beach” (1976)”Knee 1””Train 1””Night Train””Knee 3” Performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble and available on this compact disc Also check a number of free videos and audio of the of Philip Glass Ensemble in the … Continue reading

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