Entries from December 2008

Our Holiday Break

December 26th, 2008 · No Comments

We’re taking a little break over the next couple of weeks, repeating two of our programs from earlier this year: December 26: Program #151: Lou Harrison and Conlon Nancarrow  January 2, 2009: Program #136: Stimmung Have a safe and wonderful New Year. We’ll be back on January 9th with new programs. In the meantime, your […]

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164 :: 19 December 2008 :: ASKING

December 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Maria de Alvear:  Asking  (2001)   –    Eve Egoyan, pno   Mode 187 (2007) As with many of de Alvear’s pieces for piano, it is based on a open structure that requires the pianist to make many little and big decisions while playing, so the work itself is asking questions of the pianist. De Alvear […]

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163 :: December 12, 2008 :: 100+ Birthdays

December 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Elliot Carter (11 Dec 1908): Piano Sonata 1946 Ursula Oppens, pno. Cedille (2008) cedillerecords.org Edgard Varese (22 Dec 1883 – 6 November 1965): Ecuatorial (1934) Abravanel, Utah Symphony, Vanguard Classics OVC 4031 (1991/1968) Olivier Messiaen (10 Dec 1908 – 27 April 1992): Preludes (1929) #6,7,8 Angela Hewitt, pno. Hyperion CDA 67054 (1998)

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162 :: 5 December 2008 :: PERCUSSION

December 6th, 2008 · No Comments

A program of percussion music, 3 classics and one new one. Edgard Varese – Ionisation (1931) John Cage – 3rd Construction (1941) Karlheinz Stockhausen – Zyklus (1959) La Scala Percussion Ens, Renato Rivolta, cond Stradivarius STR 33816 (2008) Peter Adriaansz: 7 Dances for Percussion Quartet (2004) Den Haag Percussion Group  (unreleased) December 22 is the […]

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