Page 5 of 13 FirstFirst 123456789 ... LastLast
Results 61 to 75 of 185

Thread: Contemporary Music - Current Listening

  1. #61
    Senior Member Nereffid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Co. Dublin, Ireland
    Posts
    5,623
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    7

    Default

    A superb recent release of music by British composer Jonathan Dove.

    61OJdGdBTLL._SY300_.jpg

    The chamber works might be considered "English post-minimalist", perhaps. The song cycle In Damascus, settings of the Syrian poet Ali Safar, is certainly the high point of the album. It got quite a rave review from Gramophone: "Traversing a huge emotional range – from the bleakness of Warlock’s Curlew, if you will, to the hypnotism of Reich’s Different Trains – this half-hour-long masterpiece should leave the listener utterly exhausted."
    Mahler, Glass, Beethoven, Vaughan Williams, Wolfe, Liszt, Reich, Bach, Nyman, Schubert

  2. Likes TurnaboutVox, Blancrocher, schigolch liked this post
  3. #62
    Sr. Moderator TurnaboutVox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    South-west Scotland, UK
    Posts
    4,476
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Jonathan Harvey
    String quartet No 1
    String quartet No 2
    String quartet No 3
    Arditti Quartet [Aeon, 2009]

    I have finally ordered this double CD of the Arditti Quartet playing Jonathan Harvey's string trio and quartets - which I came across in our TC Top 200 String Quartets game some time ago. Disc 1 has string quartets 1 - 3 which are vivid, surprisingly lyrical and indeed undeniably beautiful. These are spectralist works, sometimes contemplative and reflective. but at others thrillingly incisive and percussive.

    Last edited by TurnaboutVox; Aug-27-2017 at 00:19.

  4. Likes mmsbls, Portamento, Kjetil Heggelund and 3 others liked this post
  5. #63
    Assistant Administrator
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    California, USA
    Posts
    10,304
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    More works by Kurtag:

    Double concerto op. 27 No.2 for cello and piano

    The work apparently requires two cellos and retuning during the performance.

    ...quasi una fantasia... for piano & orchestra, Op. 27/1 (a short piano concerto)

    NEOS10947-50.gif

    This is a 4 CD set including works from Ligeti, Furrer, Reich, Huber, and others. I heard in on Naxos but would like to get it.
    Last edited by mmsbls; Aug-27-2017 at 22:23.

  6. #64
    Sr. Moderator TurnaboutVox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    South-west Scotland, UK
    Posts
    4,476
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    György Kurtág
    Kafka Fragments, Op. 24
    Caroline Melzer, soprano; Nurit Stark, violin

    [BIS, 2015]

    My most recent Kurtag acquisition. Melzer and Stark interpret most effectively.


  7. Likes Portamento, Blancrocher liked this post
  8. #65
    Senior Member Blancrocher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    6,585
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default



    Esa-Pekka Salonen: Cello Concerto (2017)

    Nicolas Altstaedt, cello
    Finnish National Opera Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen
    11 August 2017, Helsinki Festival, Helsinki Opera
    Concert with Ravel (Le tombeau de Couperin), Stravinsky (Perséphone)

  9. #66
    Senior Member Kjetil Heggelund's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Jevnaker, Norway
    Posts
    2,872
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    NEOS11521CD_PROD.jpg
    Completely new composer for me. Peter Ruzicka that is, who is already a veteran. So far I can say it's full of surprises

  10. Likes Portamento, TurnaboutVox, Blancrocher liked this post
  11. #67
    Assistant Administrator
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    California, USA
    Posts
    10,304
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Friedrich Cerha: Clarinet Quintet

    I have heard his String Quartet No. 3 and 4 and enjoyed them very much. This quintet was new to me, and I enjoyed it as well.

    NEOS10921.gif

  12. Likes TurnaboutVox, Andolink, Blancrocher liked this post
  13. #68
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    1,970
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Terry Riley, Stefano Scodanibbio: Dark Queen Mantra - Del Sol String Quartet with Gyan Riley (Sono Luminus)

    Terry Riley: Dark Queen Mantra (2015), The Wheel & Mythic Birds Waltz (1983)
    Stefano Scodanibbio: Mas Lugares (su Madrigali di Monteverdi) (2003)

    melodious and fluid.

  14. Likes TurnaboutVox, Portamento, Blancrocher liked this post
  15. #69
    Senior Member Kjetil Heggelund's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Jevnaker, Norway
    Posts
    2,872
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    https://www.srf.ch/kultur/musik/patr...her-neugier-an
    Violin Concerto by Heinz Holliger played by Patricia Kopatchinskaja who says:
    "Until September 31 you can still hear the live recording of Holligers violin concerto, the most difficult piece I ever played (Click picture, Interview from 48:10, concerto from 52:45)"
    ...THIS IS GREAT You got to hear it. I did "in pieces" this morning/afternoon. It might be my favorite new piece (for now).
    Last edited by Kjetil Heggelund; Sep-02-2017 at 11:48.

  16. Likes TurnaboutVox, Nereffid, Portamento and 1 others liked this post
  17. #70
    Senior Member Nereffid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Co. Dublin, Ireland
    Posts
    5,623
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    7

    Default

    726708696924-front-cover.jpg

    "The Space Between Us" - Akropolis Reed Quintet

    New music by David Biedenbender, Rob Deemer, Gregory Wanamaker and John Steinmetz commissioned by the quintet, plus a 2003 work by Jacob TV. For me the first and last tracks are the standouts: TV's Jesus Is Coming makes use of recordings of babies and post-9/11 street preacher, while Steinmetz's Sorrow & Celebration requires the performers to teach the audience some musical elements - vocalising and clapping - before the performance so that the audience's contribution is an essential part of the performed work.
    Mahler, Glass, Beethoven, Vaughan Williams, Wolfe, Liszt, Reich, Bach, Nyman, Schubert

  18. Likes Portamento, TurnaboutVox, Blancrocher liked this post
  19. #71
    Senior Member Joe B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Astral Plane 7-B
    Posts
    3,957
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    "Boiling Point" by Kenji Bunch, performed by the Alias Chamber Ensemble

    I love music. I want music. I need music.

  20. Likes Blancrocher liked this post
  21. #72
    Sr. Moderator TurnaboutVox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    South-west Scotland, UK
    Posts
    4,476
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Michael Tippett
    String Quartet No. 4 (1978)
    String Quartet No. 5 (1990-91)
    Heath Quartet [Wigmore Hall Live, 2016]

    Late Tippett counts as 'contemporary', yes? This is my first audition of disc 2 of the Heath Quartet's live cycle of all of Tippett's 5 string quartets. I found the fourth quartet in particular irresistible. The fifth has more to chew on, though, I suspect.

    Caution is thrown to the winds most memorably in the Fourth Quartet, the cycle’s charged flashpoint. The Heaths maintain tension throughout, withholding arrival-points from this birth-to-life narrative, whereas The Lindsays allow breathing space in the central, Bartókian nocturne. Both approaches are persuasive, but no one has dramatised the finale’s palindrome, with a spooky hall of mirrored harmonics at its centre, with the poise of the Heaths. A tremendous achievement.
    ~ Gramophone
    Last edited by TurnaboutVox; Sep-04-2017 at 23:18.

  22. Likes tortkis, Portamento, Blancrocher liked this post
  23. #73
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    1,970
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Alex Wand: The Great Hunt (2011-2015) (Microfest Records)


    Alex Wand (vocals, Just Intonation National steel guitar, well tempered classical guitar), Laura Jean Anderson (vocals), Derek Stein (cello), Erin Barnes (percussion), Archie Carey (bassoon), Christine Tavolacci (flute, alto flute), Alison Bjorkedal (harp)

    http://microfestrecords.com/the-great-hunt-notes/

    https://youtu.be/cRzDB_KciHM

    Very nice folkish song cycle on Carl Sandburg's poems.

  24. Likes TurnaboutVox, Portamento, Blancrocher liked this post
  25. #74
    Senior Member Kjetil Heggelund's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Jevnaker, Norway
    Posts
    2,872
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default


    I stumbled onto this. Penderecki for guitar?? Apparantly the composer and guitarist transcribed it together. Maybe it originally is for viola?

  26. Likes TurnaboutVox, Blancrocher liked this post
  27. #75
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    2,604
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default



    So amazing!

  28. Likes Blancrocher, Kjetil Heggelund liked this post
Page 5 of 13 FirstFirst 123456789 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Current Trends in Contemporary Classical Music
    By 20centrfuge in forum Classical Music Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: Jun-01-2017, 23:24
  2. Replies: 3
    Last Post: Dec-31-2016, 20:37
  3. Listening to Modern/Contemporary Music
    By mmsbls in forum Classical Music Discussion
    Replies: 83
    Last Post: Mar-07-2015, 22:28

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •