Entries from October 2008

159 :: 31 October 2008 :: Horatiu Radulescu (1942-2008)

October 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Romanian composer living in Paris, Horatiu Radulescu, passed away suddenly at the age of 66 last month. The inventor of “spectral music”, he was one of the most extraordinary composers of his generation. Little known to the concert halls here in the U.S., his music is widely performed in Europe. Horatiu Radulescu: Piano Concerto “The […]

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158 :: 24 October 2008

October 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Elodie Lauten: The Death of Don Juan (Act I)  (1984) Ens dir by Elodie Lauten Unseen Worlds Records 2008 rerelease of CC713 on Cat Collectors Productions (1985) Chen Yi: China West – Suite for 2 Pianos (2007) Maki Namekawa & Dennis Russell Davies Klavier-Festival Ruhr, 2008 Olivier Messiaen: Un Sourire (1989) SWR Symph Orch Baden-Baden […]

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157 :: October 17, 2008

October 17th, 2008 · No Comments

  Eric de Visscher:  Stille und Lärm (1993) Serge Verstockt:  Apeiron (1993) Champ d’Action ensemble, conductor Celso Antunes Megadisc  MDC 7869 (1994) Wayne Siegel: Domino Figures Los Angeles Electric 8 electric guitar ensemble Joan Jeanrenaud: Vermont Rules (2002) Jeanrenaud, cello, effects;  Talking House “Strange Toys”

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156 :: 10 October 2008

October 11th, 2008 · No Comments

     Arthur Levering:  Catena (2000) Donald Berman, piano; Dinosaur Annex Chamber Orchestra, Scott Wheeler, cond New World Records 80662 (2008) Terry Riley:  June Buddhas from Mexico City Blues (1991) Brooklyn Philharmonic, Ennis Russell Davies, cond Musical Heritage Society re-release 5180914 (2005) Jeffrey Ryan: String Quartet #3 “sonata distorta”  (2006) Penderecki String Quartet; Centredisques CMC […]

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155 :: October 3, 2008 :: Easy Listening

October 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

After a couple of programs of “challenging” music, here’s an hour of embarrassingly tonal “easy listening” piano music from recent releases we’ve received. Ann Southam: Glass Houses Gavin Bryars: After Handel’s Vesper … Christina Petrowska Quilico, piano; Wellspringe WEL0008 (2008) Valentin Silvestrov: Bagatells I-XIII (2005) … Valentin Silvestrov, piano; ECM New Series 1988 (2007)

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