Articles tagged 'Ligeti'

Piano Factory 16. / (Dis)Arrangements 9: Liszt and Wagner

Liszt’s last pieces reflect little interest in pyrotechnics or showy glamour. They are curious about harmony and the spiritual world; some touch on historical subjects, but most all are reflective, even world-weary.

Piano Factory 16. / (Dis)Arrangements 9: Liszt and Wagner

Liszt’s last pieces reflect little interest in pyrotechnics or showy glamour. They are curious about harmony and the spiritual world; some touch on historical subjects, but most all are reflective, even world-weary.

String Theory 16: 17 Quartets, some with voices, tapes, etc.

After wrestling with Schnittke, the Molinari get into the ring with Gubaidulina.

String Theory 16: 17 Quartets, some with voices, tapes, etc.

After wrestling with Schnittke, the Molinari get into the ring with Gubaidulina.

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.

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.

String Theory 7: 32 Quartets, etc.

Naxos’ third installment of Coates’ quartets delivers what appears to be her most recent quartet.

String Theory 7: 32 Quartets, etc.

Naxos’ third installment of Coates’ quartets delivers what appears to be her most recent quartet.

Pièces de Clavecin 5.

It’d be pleasure enough merely to listen to this 1751 Jean-Henri Hemsch doing anything. As it happens, Haas offers perhaps the best, newest Le Grand on the market.

Pièces de Clavecin 5.

It’d be pleasure enough merely to listen to this 1751 Jean-Henri Hemsch doing anything. As it happens, Haas offers perhaps the best, newest Le Grand on the market.

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.

Mostly Symphonies 5.

This auspicious recording, the first on the CSO’s own label, is a keeper to shelve near Horenstein’s beloved Third.

Mostly Symphonies 5.

This auspicious recording, the first on the CSO’s own label, is a keeper to shelve near Horenstein’s beloved Third.

Up from the Archives

Deutsche Grammophon’s Echo 20/21, Wergo’s Fortieth, and ENHB

Up from the Archives

Deutsche Grammophon’s Echo 20/21, Wergo’s Fortieth, and ENHB