Monthly Archives: April 2007

Mp3 Blog #75: String Quartets 5

George Crumb:Black Angels “Thirteen Images from the Dark Land” (1969-70)I. DepartureII. AbsenceIII. ReturnFor amplified string quartetPerformed by the Concord QuartetAvailable on this compact disc Roger Reynolds:”Ariadne’s Thread” (1994)Finding the PathPressing inward Animated lineExtremityExhuberant lineDesparate lineLine of desire Quietest moment of … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #74: String Quartets (plus) 4

Morton Feldman:String Quartet and Orchestra (1973)Performed by the Cleveland Quartet and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas conductorFrom the SUNY Buffalo Archives, not available commercially Giacinto Scelsi:Khoom “Seven episodes of an unwritten tale of love and death in a … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #73: String Quartets 3

György LigetiString Quartet #1 “Métamorphoses Nocturnes” (1953-54)I. Allegro GraziosoII. Vivace, CapricciosoIII. Adagio, MestoIV. PrestoV. Andante TranquilloVI. Tempo Di Valse, Moderata, Con Eleganza, Con Poco CapricciosoVII. Allegretto, Un Poco GiovaleVIII. PrestissimoPerformed by the Arditti String QuartetAvailable for very cheap on Ligeti … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #72: String Quartets 2

Anton Webern:Five Movements for String Quartet (1909):IIIIIIIVVPerformed by the Emerson String QuartetAvailable on the 2000 edition of the complete music of Anton Webern Bela Bartok:String Quartet #4 (1928):I. AllegroII. Prestissimo, con sordinoIII. Non troppo lentoIV. Allegretto pizzicatoV. Allegro moltoPerformed by … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #71: String Quartet(s)

Helmut Lachenmann:String Quartet #2 “Riegen seliger Geister” (1988-89)Performed by the Arditti String Quartet Available on compact disc at SMusic * * * * * A few nights ago I was tooling around with the idea of creating a index for … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #70: Noise and Sound, Sound and Noise and Sound

Iancu Dumitrescu:”Grande Ourse” (1983)For two bassoons, prepared piano, percussions, and tapePerformed by the Hyperion Ensemble, Iancu Dumitrescu conductor Available on Edition Modern 1003 at ReR Megacorp Gérard Pape:”Le Fleuve du Désir IV (1994-2002)For eight violinsPerformed by Irvine Arditti Available on … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #69: “Walls of Jericho”

Paul Dolden:”Dancing on the Walls of Jericho” (1990)Acousmatic Music ”Beyond the Walls of Jericho” (1991-92)Acousmatic Music Both available on the collection “L’ivresse de la vitesse” at emusic * * * * * Paul Dolden is one of the more exciting … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #68: Fausto Romitelli

Fausto Romitelli:”Cupio Dissolvi” (1996)For fifteen instrumentsPerformed by the Ensemble Phoenix BaselNot available comercially ”The Nameless City” (1997)For string orchestra and bells ad libitumPerformed by Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester BerlinNot available comercially ”Flowing Down too Slow” (2001)For string quartet and electronicsPerformed by Art Zoyd … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #67: Georg Friedrich Haas

Georg Friedrich Haas:“Hommage à Ligeti” (1985)For two pianos tuned a quarter-tone apartPerformed by Marino Formenti Available on this compact disc from Col Legno String Quartet #1 (1997)Performed by the Kairos Quartet Available on compact disc through Edition Zeitklang * * … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #66: Analogue Ligeti

György Ligeti:“Glissandi” (1957)Musique concrète “Artilkulation” (1958)Musique concrète Both available on this compact disc

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