1. 18:30 30th Jul 2014

    Notes: 7

    Reblogged from lincolncenter

    Tags: john luther adams

    lincolncenter:

    Via NPR, check out some video footage of John Luther Adams’s Sila: The Breath of The World, which premiered last weekend at Lincoln Center as part of Mostly Mozart Festival and Lincoln Center Out of Doors. Absent a stage, the traditional walls between musicians and listeners dissipated absolutely. That intimacy created a marvelous cocoon of shared experience and silky, ethereal layers of sound,” says Anastasia Tsioulcas of NPR.

     
  2. Emerson Quartet, Contrapunctus 9. 

    I maintain a list of my favourite recordings of any given piece from the Art of Fugue – this is squarely at the top, along with Glenn Gould’s organ version of Contrapunctus VI. They both make me break out into big dopey grins, overwhelmed with joy.

     
  3. 11:02

    Notes: 38

    Reblogged from bachmaninovsky

    Tags: alfred schnittke

    Plays: 45

    moontourism:

    Alfred Schnittke | Concerto for Piano and Strings

     
  4. 23:10 29th Jul 2014

    Notes: 462

    Reblogged from devilishlyoperatic

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    amorydreams:

Today I learned that a composer named Erwin Schulhoff wrote a completely tacet piece as the third movement of his “Fünf Pittoresken" for piano. His piece pre-dates John Cage’s 4’33” by 30 years, and is actually much more suggestive as to how the silence should be shaped, containing really complex rhythmic rests and lines to the rests. His successful career was cut short due to the Rise of the Nazi Regime in Germany and their strict rules on music, and because of this, his pieces are very rarely played or referenced to.

    amorydreams:

    Today I learned that a composer named Erwin Schulhoff wrote a completely tacet piece as the third movement of his “Fünf Pittoresken" for piano. His piece pre-dates John Cage’s 4’33” by 30 years, and is actually much more suggestive as to how the silence should be shaped, containing really complex rhythmic rests and lines to the rests. His successful career was cut short due to the Rise of the Nazi Regime in Germany and their strict rules on music, and because of this, his pieces are very rarely played or referenced to.

     
  5. Bernstein conducting the Wiener Philarmoniker Strings in Beethoven’s C# minor string quartet.

     
  6. Here’s some splendid marimba for your life.

    Jennifer Higdon, Splenidid Wood. Performed by the DePaul University percussion ensemble.

     
  7. 09:17

    Notes: 3

    Reblogged from wholetonemylk

    Tags: elena kats-chernin

    wholetonemylk:

    current mood: elena kats-chernin ballet’s (yay female Australian composers), raspberry&vanilla body lotion, nag champ incense & rose tea, feel in so serene and very feminine which is rare 

     
  8. John Luther Adams, Three High Places

    Solo violin, fingers never touching the fretboard. It’s all open strings and harmonics. This recording simultaneously sounds like its inside the violin and across a valley from it.

    First heard this on Nadia Sirota’s show on Q2, which is essential listening already.

     
  9. 10:35

    Notes: 9

    Reblogged from wholetonemylk

    Tags: philip glass

    wholetonemylk:

    not ashamed to say that i have forced more than 2 people to sit in the dark with me and just listen to this liquid gold (this is like initiation into my friendship lol)

     
  10. Meredith Monk, Spring Variation. 

    Most of all, I love music that could be from a forest setting in Final Fantasy.