Articles tagged 'Scelsi'

Maestro di Suoni e Silenzi:
Necessary Nono 4.

Cuckson and Burns offer the first 5.1 surround sound release of La lontananza. Given the violinist moves through space, this format makes perfect sense.

Maestro di Suoni e Silenzi:
Necessary Nono 4.

Cuckson and Burns offer the first 5.1 surround sound release of La lontananza. Given the violinist moves through space, this format makes perfect sense.

Armchair Operas 8.

A week spent in Stockholm put me near the Raoul Wallenberg memorial, sited within view of the capitol’s water and synagogue. Easy to miss at first, the granite sphere soon becomes a landmark.

Armchair Operas 8.

A week spent in Stockholm put me near the Raoul Wallenberg memorial, sited within view of the capitol’s water and synagogue. Easy to miss at first, the granite sphere soon becomes a landmark.

Piano Factory 9.

Shepherding the work’s first if not best-documented performance, Cage took Satie’s ludicrous directions seriously and stabled a team of pianists to crank out Vexations’ 840 required repetitions.

Piano Factory 9.

Shepherding the work’s first if not best-documented performance, Cage took Satie’s ludicrous directions seriously and stabled a team of pianists to crank out Vexations’ 840 required repetitions.

Visiting Scelsi

In ancient times, Via di San Teodoro was called Vicus Tuscus, “Etruscan Street,” consisting of booksellers and shops with offerings of rare perfumes and Chinese silks. The modern street faces the ruins of the Palatine Hill, just southeast of the Roman Forum’s remains. Giacinto Scelsi lived at number 8.

Visiting Scelsi

In ancient times, Via di San Teodoro was called Vicus Tuscus, “Etruscan Street,” consisting of booksellers and shops with offerings of rare perfumes and Chinese silks. The modern street faces the ruins of the Palatine Hill, just southeast of the Roman Forum’s remains. Giacinto Scelsi lived at number 8.

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.

“Come io passo l’estate”: Italian Vacation 3.

A crisp division separates Castiglioni’s silvery Cangianti (Changes) from his other piano works. The 11-minute fingerbuster parallels other contemporaneous mid-century work, except that Castiglioni was more given to cantabile gestures than his Darmstadt pals.

“Come io passo l’estate”: Italian Vacation 3.

A crisp division separates Castiglioni’s silvery Cangianti (Changes) from his other piano works. The 11-minute fingerbuster parallels other contemporaneous mid-century work, except that Castiglioni was more given to cantabile gestures than his Darmstadt pals.

Random Noise 4: Picking Nits and Winners

Expanded capabilities notwithstanding, we can safely predict for the SACD / DVD-A era, should it ever fully supplant the reviled CD, that a badly produced recording will continue to sound like…

Random Noise 4: Picking Nits and Winners

Expanded capabilities notwithstanding, we can safely predict for the SACD / DVD-A era, should it ever fully supplant the reviled CD, that a badly produced recording will continue to sound like…

Italian Vacation 1.

More than any other 20th-century composer — and like the Gabrielis, the other great Venetian composers centuries before him — Nono wrote music sensitive to the performance space’s acoustics.

Italian Vacation 1.

More than any other 20th-century composer — and like the Gabrielis, the other great Venetian composers centuries before him — Nono wrote music sensitive to the performance space’s acoustics.

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.

Collections and Colecciónes

Nuits — weiß wie Lilien, The Carnegie Hall Millennium Piano Book, Kronos’ Nuevo, etc.

Collections and Colecciónes

Nuits — weiß wie Lilien, The Carnegie Hall Millennium Piano Book, Kronos’ Nuevo, etc.