Articles tagged 'Berio'

Atopos Survey 3.

We come to a third and final installment in a survey of Atopos recordings. It’s not that I’ve saved the best for last, but rarities, yes. Any recordings of Vinko Globokar and Jean-Pierre Drouet, whether together or separate, are a reason to celebrate.

Atopos Survey 3.

We come to a third and final installment in a survey of Atopos recordings. It’s not that I’ve saved the best for last, but rarities, yes. Any recordings of Vinko Globokar and Jean-Pierre Drouet, whether together or separate, are a reason to celebrate.

String Theory 11: Cellos Mostly

Monteverdi and Scelsi are well paired. Both could infuse a line, vocal or otherwise, with mysticism or elemental passion and create impetuous and visceral statements.

String Theory 11: Cellos Mostly

Monteverdi and Scelsi are well paired. Both could infuse a line, vocal or otherwise, with mysticism or elemental passion and create impetuous and visceral statements.

Mostly Symphonies 20.

Exuberant performances propel charming, uncomplicated music. Look beyond the Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture and hear why later compatriots heralded Glinka as Russian music’s father.

Mostly Symphonies 20.

Exuberant performances propel charming, uncomplicated music. Look beyond the Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture and hear why later compatriots heralded Glinka as Russian music’s father.

String Theory 3: Viols and Violas

What are the odds that we’d have two shakes at one Aperghis opus?

String Theory 3: Viols and Violas

What are the odds that we’d have two shakes at one Aperghis opus?

Der kranke Pierrot

As important as the thrice-seven poems of Op. 21 have been to my musical development, I can no longer sit still through Pierrot lunaire.

Der kranke Pierrot

As important as the thrice-seven poems of Op. 21 have been to my musical development, I can no longer sit still through Pierrot lunaire.

Solos and Underdogs

Low, breathy woodwind timbres are among my favorites (there’s a great passage in the first movement of Mahler’s Ninth), and the two double concertos offer ample room for dexterity and color.

Solos and Underdogs

Low, breathy woodwind timbres are among my favorites (there’s a great passage in the first movement of Mahler’s Ninth), and the two double concertos offer ample room for dexterity and color.

Italian Vacation 7.

Some Clementi pieces slow the pulse and compel contemplation. Others fly by like white-water rapids.

Italian Vacation 7.

Some Clementi pieces slow the pulse and compel contemplation. Others fly by like white-water rapids.

Italian Vacation 5.

Always-reliable mode’s charming portrait of two influential and beloved mid-century Italian composers begins with Petrassi’s spry Stravinsky centenary offering, scored for mandolin, guitar, viola, cello, double-bass and percussion.

Italian Vacation 5.

Always-reliable mode’s charming portrait of two influential and beloved mid-century Italian composers begins with Petrassi’s spry Stravinsky centenary offering, scored for mandolin, guitar, viola, cello, double-bass and percussion.

Further Aperghis Sightings

Ever since encountering Récitations in a Mexico City Tower Records discount bin, I’ve eagerly sought other Aperghis recordings.

Further Aperghis Sightings

Ever since encountering Récitations in a Mexico City Tower Records discount bin, I’ve eagerly sought other Aperghis recordings.

Anomalies Pleasant and Surprising

Berio may have been the postwar generation’s most sentimental if not most wistful composer. Unlike many of his peers, he acknowledged music’s history and would freely adapt, orchestrate and reinterpret the music of others, as well as his own.

Anomalies Pleasant and Surprising

Berio may have been the postwar generation’s most sentimental if not most wistful composer. Unlike many of his peers, he acknowledged music’s history and would freely adapt, orchestrate and reinterpret the music of others, as well as his own.