Articles tagged 'Eötvös'

Hungarian Holiday 3.

Intended as comic contrast to Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle, Vajda’s 30-minute Barbie Blue gives the woman the upper hand. Seven scenes echo Bartók’s seven doors as Mrs. Blue lurches through different emotional states after her husband returns home inopportunely.

Hungarian Holiday 3.

Intended as comic contrast to Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle, Vajda’s 30-minute Barbie Blue gives the woman the upper hand. Seven scenes echo Bartók’s seven doors as Mrs. Blue lurches through different emotional states after her husband returns home inopportunely.

Used Bin Troll Tweets B.

Gilbert’s freshness makes the comparison wonderfully simple.

Used Bin Troll Tweets B.

Gilbert’s freshness makes the comparison wonderfully simple.

Kurtág’s Játékok, et al.: Hungarian Holiday 2.

As the years have gone by, Játékok (seven published volumes with at least two, possibly others, in preparation) has come to express Kurtág’s worldview through homages, in memoriams, calling cards and birthday greetings.

Kurtág’s Játékok, et al.: Hungarian Holiday 2.

As the years have gone by, Játékok (seven published volumes with at least two, possibly others, in preparation) has come to express Kurtág’s worldview through homages, in memoriams, calling cards and birthday greetings.

Eötvös, Vidovszky, Szollosy: Hungarian Holiday 1.

I have been meaning to tackle some Hungarian composers and a few colorful Budapest Music Center releases for quite some time, even before Ligeti’s passing (June 12, 2006) made the stack shift ever so slightly.

Eötvös, Vidovszky, Szollosy: Hungarian Holiday 1.

I have been meaning to tackle some Hungarian composers and a few colorful Budapest Music Center releases for quite some time, even before Ligeti’s passing (June 12, 2006) made the stack shift ever so slightly.

Piano Factory 3.

Upon consideration, Fray’s programming makes sense: Both composers, lording over their respective periods, required and require subsequent generations to instigate new styles and techniques.

Piano Factory 3.

Upon consideration, Fray’s programming makes sense: Both composers, lording over their respective periods, required and require subsequent generations to instigate new styles and techniques.

Meat, Potatoes, Parsley: Eötvös, Kagel, Leifs, Pritchard, Stäbler, B.A. Zimmermann

Listen to a sandbox. BMC opens a fascinating view onto an original creator’s work with “Electrochronicle,” wherein Eötvös revisits 1970s electroacoustic work and improvisations.

Meat, Potatoes, Parsley: Eötvös, Kagel, Leifs, Pritchard, Stäbler, B.A. Zimmermann

Listen to a sandbox. BMC opens a fascinating view onto an original creator’s work with “Electrochronicle,” wherein Eötvös revisits 1970s electroacoustic work and improvisations.

Four Symphonies: Reduced, Amplified, Completed and Unnecessary

One needs but a moment to get used to the intimate café texture whose Viennese litheness underscores the exquisite Schubertian opening dip.

Four Symphonies: Reduced, Amplified, Completed and Unnecessary

One needs but a moment to get used to the intimate café texture whose Viennese litheness underscores the exquisite Schubertian opening dip.

An Assorted Ramble

I had never heard of Swiss composer Hermann Meier before this disc, and now I am eager for more.

An Assorted Ramble

I had never heard of Swiss composer Hermann Meier before this disc, and now I am eager for more.

Recordings of new and recent music

Charmed by his first experience of a music fair (a convention where closely spaced booths are simultaneously demonstrating different music products), Kagel constructed this 41-minute work, a “kaleidoscope” where “…different situations unexpectedly succeed one another and coexist simultaneously.”

Recordings of new and recent music

Charmed by his first experience of a music fair (a convention where closely spaced booths are simultaneously demonstrating different music products), Kagel constructed this 41-minute work, a “kaleidoscope” where “…different situations unexpectedly succeed one another and coexist simultaneously.”

Scardanelli’s Other Motley: More or Less Classical

As concerns the American new-music aficionado, until recently, Manfred Eicher’s Munich-based label had been sending releases to the US which tend to position ECM a click or two away from the vanguard’s hard core.

Scardanelli’s Other Motley: More or Less Classical

As concerns the American new-music aficionado, until recently, Manfred Eicher’s Munich-based label had been sending releases to the US which tend to position ECM a click or two away from the vanguard’s hard core.