Entries from April 2011

263 :: 29 April 2011 :: Simultaneously Solo

April 27th, 2011 · No Comments

  Gavin Bryars:  After Handel’s Vesper (1995); Ramble on Cortona (2010) Performed by Ralph van Raat on a recent Naxos release.   Naxos 8.572570  (2011) John Cage:  Music for Piano Nos 4-19, 21-84 (1952-1956) Performed simultaneously by five pianists in 1986;  Hungaroton HCD 12893 (2001) Listen About this recording of Cage’s Music for Piano, adapted from […]

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262 :: 22 April 2011 :: Piano Revisited

April 21st, 2011 · No Comments

Piano Music Revisited – New releases with new interpretations: Ann Southam:  Glass Houses: #2, 9, 5, 1 Christina Petrowska Quilico, piano; Centredisques CMCCD 16511 (2011)             Hans Otte: Das Buch der Klänge (Book of Sounds): #10 (Otte), 10 (van Raat), 2, 5 Hans Otte (#10 first), Ralph van Raat, remaining […]

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261 :: 15 April 2011 :: John McGuire

April 12th, 2011 · 1 Comment

      Two works by the Californian minimalist composer John McGuire, who spent several years working in Germany and now lives in New York City. John McGuire: Cadence Music for 21 Instruments (1985) Ensemble Modern, Ernest Bour, cond. Frieze for Four Pianos (1974) Hermann Kretzschmar, Paulo Alvarez, Irmela Roelcke, Eun-Ju Kim         […]

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260 :: April 8, 2011 :: Viola!

April 6th, 2011 · No Comments

Two late 20thC viola concertos, with Kim Kashkashian and Dennis Russell Davies conducting the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra on ECM New Series releases. Krzysztof Penderecki: Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra (1983) Kim Kashkashian, viola; Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Dennis Russell Davies, cond. ECM New Series 1506 (1993) Giya Kancheli: Abii ne viderem (1994) for string orchestra […]

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