Articles tagged 'Donatoni'

Giuoco delle coppie

You might think that the Italians invented music, such is their constant reassessment of the past.

Giuoco delle coppie

You might think that the Italians invented music, such is their constant reassessment of the past.

Used Bin Troll Tweets Y.

Is Via Crucis colorless and ephemeral? Is Socrate religious? This duo piano release crafts a universe where Liszt, Satie and Cage blur.

Used Bin Troll Tweets Y.

Is Via Crucis colorless and ephemeral? Is Socrate religious? This duo piano release crafts a universe where Liszt, Satie and Cage blur.

String Theory 21: Mostly Viola(s)

Royer is an inspired Scelsi performer. He plays as if improvising, easing into Scelsi’s languid microtones with grace notes flicked away like involuntary twitches.

String Theory 21: Mostly Viola(s)

Royer is an inspired Scelsi performer. He plays as if improvising, easing into Scelsi’s languid microtones with grace notes flicked away like involuntary twitches.

Atopos Survey 1. / Italian Vacation 11. / Piano Factory 12.

Although Atopos has been around for over a decade, I’ve only just discovered them. The emphasis is of course Italian, the sensibility suggesting various late-20th century Italians taking cues from European (Darmstadt) and American (Cage, Feldman, et al.) trends.

Atopos Survey 1. / Italian Vacation 11. / Piano Factory 12.

Although Atopos has been around for over a decade, I’ve only just discovered them. The emphasis is of course Italian, the sensibility suggesting various late-20th century Italians taking cues from European (Darmstadt) and American (Cage, Feldman, et al.) trends.

Used Bin Troll Tweets C.

How can both plush and mannered be possible? Times have definitely changed.

Used Bin Troll Tweets C.

How can both plush and mannered be possible? Times have definitely changed.

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 6.

Sani’s elemental dreamscapes — one each for water, wind, earth and fire — blanket their soloists with live electronics and tape.

Italian Vacation 6.

Sani’s elemental dreamscapes — one each for water, wind, earth and fire — blanket their soloists with live electronics and tape.

Kipple 1.

Except for curiously dull accompaniments to star singers, Goebel / MAK promises distinction.

Kipple 1.

Except for curiously dull accompaniments to star singers, Goebel / MAK promises distinction.

Franco Donatoni

I first encountered Franco Donatoni’s music in a stack of discarded reviewer’s copies. Perhaps I was taken by the familiar names of the performers, or the colorful CD booklet, or that most of the music had single word titles except for that enigmatic German phrase which somehow seemed familiar.

Franco Donatoni

I first encountered Franco Donatoni’s music in a stack of discarded reviewer’s copies. Perhaps I was taken by the familiar names of the performers, or the colorful CD booklet, or that most of the music had single word titles except for that enigmatic German phrase which somehow seemed familiar.

Franco Donatoni

Franco Donatoni: June 9, 1927 – August 17, 2000.

Franco Donatoni

Franco Donatoni: June 9, 1927 – August 17, 2000.