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Mp3 Blog #82: “Blumenstuck”

Georg Friedrich Haas:“Blumenstück” (2000)For choir, bass tuba, and string quartetPerformed by Tom Walsh on tuba, the Quintett Rigas Kamermuziki, and the Latvian Radio Choir, Wolfgang Praxmarer conductor Not available commercially * * * * * “Down with liberty!” -Spanish rebel … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #65: “Into Callous Hands”

Bryan Jacobs:”Into Callous Hands” 2007Musique concrete Not available yet commercially * * * * * A few summers ago my friend Bryan first came up with the idea of writing a piece that used extreme vocal nonverbal emotive gestures such … 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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Krzysztof Kieslowski

On writing “The Decalogue” with Krzysztof Piesiewicz: We didn’t want to adopt the tone of those who praise or condemn, handing out a reward here for the doing of Good and a punishment there for the doing of Evil. Rather, … Continue reading

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More Scraps

I’m aware that I followed a post expressing a concern that I’m not subjective enough in my artistic pursuits with two posts on Andrei Tarkovsky where I didn’t write anything original. I suppose I enjoy the irony that, at times, … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #16: Andrei Tarkovsky II

Toru Takemitsu:”Nostalghia, In memory of Andrei Tarkovsky” (1987)For solo violin and string orchestra[mp3 link has been fixed] Performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with Michael Dauth Purchase other performances by Alexander Sitkovetsky and the New European String Orchestra and the … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #15: Andrei Tarkovsky

Luigi Nono:”No hay caminos, hay que caminar…Andrei Tarkovsky” (1987)For orchestra in seven groups Performed by the Baden South West Radio Symphony Orchestra Available for purchase on this compact disc featured two other works by Luigi Nono ’I want to know … Continue reading

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