Entries from April 2017

379r :: 28 April 2017 :: Sugar Cubes

April 29th, 2017 · No Comments

On Friday’s program, a rebroadcast from 2014: Dennis Aman presents a plethora of unusual music.   Bunita Marcus: Sugar Cubes (1996); Sleeping Women (1984); Merry Christmas Mrs Whiting (1983) orchestrated by Morton FeldmanMarc Tritschler, Piano;  Marc Tritschler, Piano; Aya Muraki, Violin; Kristajana Helgadóttir, Flute.; Ensemble Adaptor: Marc Tritschler, Piano; Kristajana Helgadóttir, Flute; Ingólfur Vilhjálmsson, Clarinet; Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir, Harp; Matthias Engler, […]

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399r :: 21 April 2017 :: Big Piano Concertos

April 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

On tonight’s program, a rebroadcast from 2014, Richard Friedman presents two really really big piano concertos.     Erkki-Sven Tüür:  Piano Concerto (2006)    Laura Mikkola, piano; Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orch., Paavo Järvi, cond.    ECM New 2341 (2014) Iannis Xenakis: Synaphaï for piano and orchestra (1977)    Hiroaki Ooï, piano; Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Arturo Tamayo, cond.    Timpani 1C1068 (2009)     There seems to be […]

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421r :: 14 April 2017 :: Žibuoklė Martinaitytė / Charles Mingus / Witold Lutosławski

April 15th, 2017 · No Comments

This Friday, a rebroadcast: 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 […]

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494 :: 07 April 2017 :: Choral Music

April 7th, 2017 · No Comments

This week Joseph M. Colombo listens to some beautiful and treacherous choral music.     Ted Hearne PrivilegeThe CrossingCA21126 Pelle Gudmundsen-HolmgreenAd CorThe Crossing, ICEInnova 912 Iannis Xenakis NuitsDanish National ChoirCHAN 9663 Iannis Xenakis Serment-OrkosDanish National ChoirCHAN 9663 Ted Hearne ConsentThe CrossingCA21126 Listen

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336r :: 31March 2017 :: Simeon ten Holt 1923-2012

April 1st, 2017 · No Comments

This Friday, a repeat of one of our favorites- Richard Friedman remembers the Dutch composer Simeon ten Holt, who passed away in November at age 89. His most famous work, Canto Ostinato, for two pianos and electronic organ, appeared in the mid 1970s at a time when pattern music — short passages repeated indeterminately — turned performances […]

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