Yet another instalment in my series of blog posts about my life's work (or rather, everything I have done since November 2007). In this blog post I will talk about my operas, two of which are complete and one which is abandoned. This instalment might not turn out to be particularly long, so I will also write about some of the operas I intend to write probably starting next year.
The Swineherd, a fairy tale opera I hoped would be in 2 acts (Abandoned)
Updated Feb-17-2012 at 06:15 by ComposerOfAvantGarde
Related Thread: http://www.talkclassical.com/16426-a...hlight=mathieu
As part of my Friday blog and montage this week, I will be featuring music by Montreal composer and pianist André Mathieu (1929-1968). I thought I would spend some time today discussing Mathieu, and illustrating some of his music through available materials.
A Tragic Life
Updated Jan-10-2012 at 13:34 by itywltmt
As we resume our story, Mathieu dies in 1968 a few months shy of his 40th birthday. Mathieu is a forgotten, and institutionally ostracized figure until...
The 1976 Summer Olympics
The first time that I heard Mathieu’s music was during the Olympic Games of 1976, held in Montreal. Vic Vogel spent months assembling Mathieu’s works, some of them having been left to barkeeps
Updated Jan-10-2012 at 13:32 by itywltmt
To continue my long thematic catalogue of my works I will now describe my compositions that fall under the category of overtures and stand alone orchestral pieces. I am glad there are more pieces here from my so called "avant-garde period."
Concert Overture no. 1 in F major (2008)
Description: This was one of my earliest ventures into the sonata form. This overture
Updated Feb-17-2012 at 06:14 by ComposerOfAvantGarde
To continue my thematic catalogue of my works I will have Part II for my many not-so-fantastic (and two quite good) concerti. Most were written in 2009 so there are going to be lots that are actually tonal.
Recorder Concerto in A minor (a couple of weeks in September 2008)
Instrumentation: Alto or Sopranino recorder and strings.
Description: This concerto was written right after I found out I didn't win a
Updated Feb-17-2012 at 07:29 by ComposerOfAvantGarde