Entries from January 2015

423 :: 30 January 2015 :: Mostly Microtonal

January 29th, 2015 · No Comments

Joseph Colombo presents quarter tone works by Charles Ives and John Corigliano, a Guitar Symphony by Glenn Branca, and a work for Violin and Electronics work by Kyle Hovatter. Kyle HovatterFrom One’s PulseKevin Rogers, violin; Kyle Hovatter, electronics.Independent release Charles IvesThree Quarter-Tone Piece: Largo – Allegro – ChoraleCheryl Seltzer and Joel Sachs, piano.Naxos 8.559194 John […]

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422 :: 23 January 2015 :: Secret Origins: Steve Reich

January 21st, 2015 · No Comments

Dan Becker looks at some of composer Steve Reich’s musical influences.       Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, Mvmt. 1 (1721)The English Concert; Trevor Pinnock, conductorArchiv Produktion 423 492-2 Igor StravinskyThe Rite Of Spring, Adoration Of The Earth (1913) The Philadelphia Orchestra; Ricardo Muti, conductor. EMI  HMV 7 67640 2   Charlie Parker  Ko Ko (1948)Now’s […]

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421 :: 16 January 2015 :: Žibuoklė Martinaitytė / Charles Mingus / Witold Lutosławski

January 14th, 2015 · No Comments

Dennis Aman presents an eclectic show featuring a work from Lithuania, one from Poland, and two from the mind of Mingus, played on Harry Partch’s instruments. Žibuoklė Martinaitytė:  A Thousand Doors To The World (2009)Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Juozas Domarkas, conductor.Unreleased recording. Charles Mingus:  Weird Nightmare (1958)Michael Blair – Cloud Chamber Bowls; Marc Ribot – Marimba Eroica; Don Alias […]

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420 :: 9 January 2015 :: Ben Johnston and Easley Blackwood

January 8th, 2015 · No Comments

Dennis Aman presents works by two American composers writing with Microtones    Ben Johnston:  from “The Tavern” (1998)(Prelude – Special Plates – Who Says Words With My Mouth – Burnt Kabob )John Schneider, voice and microtonal guitar. Microfest Records MF5 (2014)   Easley Blackwood:  12 Microtonal Etudes (1980)   16 notes: Andantino   18 notes: Allegro volando   21 notes: Suite in […]

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