Entries from May 2010

220 :: 28 May 2010 :: A Tribute to Yvonne Loriod

May 26th, 2010 · No Comments

Tonight, a tribute to the great French pianist, and wife of the late Olivier Messiaen, Yvonne Loriod. Yvonne Loriod passed away last week in Paris. She was 86. Had there not been an Yvonne Loriod, much of Messian’s great piano music might not have been, for much of it was written for her. Her recorded […]

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219 :: 21 May 2010 :: 2 New from ECM New

May 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment

    Tonight we preview two new CDs from ECM New, to be released  in a few weeks. Thomas Larcher  (b.1963):   Still (2004) Kim Kashkashian, viola, Thomas Larcher, piano; Munich Chamber Orchestra, Dennis Russell Davies, cond.  :  ECM New 2111 (2010) Henri Dutilleux (b.1916):    Sonate (1948) Prelude: D’ombre et de silence (1973) Robert Levin, […]

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218 :: 14 May 2010 :: Louis Andriessen

May 14th, 2010 · No Comments

  These past weeks, Dutch composer Louis Andriessen has been celebrated by a number of concerts at various venues in New York City. (Why not San Francisco?!). For a handful of younger composers, Andriessen’s music from the 80′s and 90′s has been a tremendous influence. So for our part, here’s my favorite Andriessen work: Louis […]

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217 :: Friday May 7 2010 :: unclassified

May 6th, 2010 · No Comments

   Releases from New Amsterdam Records featuring composers in their early ’30′s, or younger… Nico Muhly: Etude 1 (2007) Nadia Sirota, viola Judd Greenstein:  Escape (2006) Nadia Sirota, viola Judd Greenstein: The Night Gatherers (2005) Nadia Sirota, viola, Chiara String Quartet New Amsterdam NWAM 016 (2009) nadiasirota.com itsnotyouitsme (Caleb Burhans & Grey McMurray): We are […]

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