Articles tagged 'Rihm'

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.

Passion Texts

Aperghis treats us to nearly an hour of urgent, exhilarating nonsense.

Passion Texts

Aperghis treats us to nearly an hour of urgent, exhilarating nonsense.

Mostly Symphonies 22.

Intended as a response to Brahms’ four, this symphony could be the primordial soup from which Hamburg’s greatest son emerged.

Mostly Symphonies 22.

Intended as a response to Brahms’ four, this symphony could be the primordial soup from which Hamburg’s greatest son emerged.

String Theory 5: Sometimes with Piano

First heard ages ago in concert, Hartke’s violin duo Oh Them Rats is Mean in My Kitchen (1985) made a lasting impression

String Theory 5: Sometimes with Piano

First heard ages ago in concert, Hartke’s violin duo Oh Them Rats is Mean in My Kitchen (1985) made a lasting impression

Mostly Symphonies 17.

Other Thirds — in any version — made little impression until now. But then again, the Wagner nods pass unnoticed.

Mostly Symphonies 17.

Other Thirds — in any version — made little impression until now. But then again, the Wagner nods pass unnoticed.

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?

Mostly Symphonies 14.

Independently wealthy Gouvy wrote amiable, conservative symphonies while the rest of France dallied with operas and ballets. As one would expect, he had more successes in Germany.

Mostly Symphonies 14.

Independently wealthy Gouvy wrote amiable, conservative symphonies while the rest of France dallied with operas and ballets. As one would expect, he had more successes in Germany.

Eternal Schubert and Disarrangements

Normand Forget arranges with a light hand, avoiding obvious colors and associations. Indeed the intermittent alto flute, bass clarinet, oboe d’amore and Baroque horn add smoky hues.

Eternal Schubert and Disarrangements

Normand Forget arranges with a light hand, avoiding obvious colors and associations. Indeed the intermittent alto flute, bass clarinet, oboe d’amore and Baroque horn add smoky hues.

Dritter Spaziergang, gekürzt

I offer another Rihm stroll, now in very abbreviated tones, though maybe not legally quite brief enough.

Dritter Spaziergang, gekürzt

I offer another Rihm stroll, now in very abbreviated tones, though maybe not legally quite brief enough.

Zweiter Spaziergang mit Rücklauf

Each of the three works on this disc was written soon after the composer’s brief apprenticeship with Stockhausen and when Rihm was between 22 and 24.

Zweiter Spaziergang mit Rücklauf

Each of the three works on this disc was written soon after the composer’s brief apprenticeship with Stockhausen and when Rihm was between 22 and 24.